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Jamie Rose - Director of Operations

Jamie Rose

Director of Operations

Jamie Rose is the Director of Operations and a founding shareholder of Rivermist. He has worked for the Rivermist organization for over 15 years with increasing roles of responsibility starting as a labourer and equipment operator. In the early years, Jamie attended Thompson Rivers University to obtain his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and his Gold Seal in Project Management from the Canadian Construction Association. Upon returning to Rivermist, Jamie applied his education to become an Estimator, Project Manager and Operations Manager. Jamie has been and continues to be instrumental in overseeing the day-to-day operations of Rivermist.

Born and raised in Kamloops, Jamie is planting his own roots having been recently married and now beginning his own family. Jamie is an entrepreneur with other business interests that complement the Rivermist organization. Jamie has managed many projects including government infrastructure, special project development, residential, commercial and industrial project site development. Jamie is committed to performing each project safely, on budget and on schedule.

Harley Jette - Project Manager

Harley Jette

Project Manager

Harley Jette has over eight years experience working in the construction industry. In 2010, Harley graduated from Murray State University in Kentucky, USA, with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. Harley has been fortunate to have worked with leading civil construction organizations since his graduation, including one in Kamloops. Harley has worked on complex civil construction projects in Kamloops as a Project Manager and Estimator, including subdivision development, water system upgrades (with and without chlorine booster stations), sanitary lagoon upgrades and a large variety of other earth works projects.

As a multi-generational Rancher, Harley has developed an exceptional work ethic that he brings to Rivermist each day. Harley is married and proudly raising his two sons at their ranch in the Heffley Creek area. Harley works to ensure that each project is completed thoroughly with acute attention to every detail in design, engineering, construction and project pricing.

Gerry Spooner - Construction Manager

Gerry Spooner

Construction Manager

Gerry Spooner is a highly regarded Construction Superintendent within the province of British Columbia. He has extensive experience in the civil industry, having started right out of high school with a very reputable civil contracting firm as a laborer before moving into a pipe layer position. Over the next ten years he worked his way into a supervisory role. During this time Gerry managed projects up to $4,000,000.00 in value including highway and complex deep service projects. He is currently a Gold Seal Intern and is in the process of writing his certification exams. Gerry brings to Rivermist the extensive relationships he has worked to build with many municipalities and professional organizations in British Columbia.

Born and raised in the Kamloops area, Gerry is recently married with a young son and is excited to be settled back in Kamloops after three years based in Fort St. John. His core values reflect those of Rivermist, focusing on safety, quality and relationships. Gerry thrives on the challenges each job presents and strives to exceed client expectations.

Colin Lyons - Director

Colin Lyons


Colin Lyons has 25 years experience in business as the owner of Lyons Landscaping Ltd. Colin is driven, honest and governs his actions with truthfulness and integrity. Each business decision is made considering his own core values and how each decision will impact his employees, customers or suppliers. As the Landscaping business is highly customer service oriented, Colin wants to ensure that Rivermist institutes a "customer first" value system. As the President and Chief Executive Officer of Lyons Landscaping, Colin has managed multiple large value projects that have incorporated earth works, irrigation and product management. The business success of Lyons Landscaping has demanded his growth outside of the Thompson Nicola region to the Okanagan and beyond.

Colin is dedicated to his community being born and raised in Kamloops. His passion for giving back by being involved and creating numerous community programs and events will continue with the Rivermist family. Colin plans to bring his focus, management and market knowledge to the Rivermist Organization. As a Director and Vice President of Rivermist, Colin actively works with the Board of Directors and Management to ensure that goals are established and metrics are met.

George Petel - Director

George Petel


George Petel is a corporate and commercial lawyer with over 18 years of legal experience, specializing in construction law. Starting his career as an Associate in a leading construction law firm in Calgary, Alberta, George gained expertise in all areas of construction law. He has worked with General Contractors and Subcontractors on contract law, best practices, construction disputes, and builders' lien matters. George was an Executive for one of the largest civil construction companies in western Canada in business development and legal services where he further developed his knowledge in the operations, financial and legal aspects of the construction business.

George was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. He has returned to Kamloops with his wife and two daughters to continue practicing law in addition to acting as Corporate Secretary and Board Member for Rivermist Excavating Ltd. George aims to share the knowledge that he has acquired over the past 27 years working in the industry with his extended family at Rivermist.

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