Pacific Marine Construction started as a small family business, and while our team has drastically grown, we continue to maintain a shared culture defined by an entrepreneurial spirit, client-first approach, and personal development. We are leaders in marine construction, engaged in our local communities, and committed to advancing innovations in our industry.
Cory Handyside started into marine construction in his early teens working for his father. Building their first set of marine floats on the back of a pick up truck the two worked alongside each other for many years. As the business expanded and Cory grew up he decided to branch off on his own and start his own residential construction company. Tragically not long after Cory started his own career his father passed away and the marine construction company he started came to a hault. Cory decided it would be best to put his own business on hold and stepped in to complete the marine projects that were currently underway at the time of his fathers death. Over the next few years Cory and his wife Cindy decided to give everything they had to the family business. They rebranded the company in 2012 and grew their staff from 6 to over 55 full time employees. This expansion included two full time marine construction sites and the acquisition of a welding fabrication shop. Since then, they have diversified to include remote and land-based construction projects from land to sea.
Bill Latvonen has been with PMC for nearly 10 years and brings with him extensive knowledge in both land and marine construction projects. He has nearly 30 years of experience as an AutoCAD draftsman with 20 years designing floating structures. Bill has designed hundreds of projects that can be spotted all around Vancouver Island, Haida-Gwaii, and as far as Alaska. He was a red seal carpenter by trade and site superintendent before falling in love with construction design and dedicating the rest of his career to the trade.
Philip Redmond comes to us with extensive experience in the marine industry with 21 years working in aquaculture. He has a degree in Science and Agriculture majoring in Aquaculture, with his primary focus being on the design and construction of recirculating aquaculture systems. For the last 15 years Philip has worked in Project Management running crews of up to 50 people. Philip excels at managing projects from initial conception through to final commissioning. He controls the planning, organization, directing and scheduling of projects from start to finish.
Luc Deneer has a plethora of experience related to heavy metal work. He has spent 20 years working on drilling rigs with 13 years in Senior Management. He has traveled around the globe retrofitting and commissioning oil rigs across Canada, Saudi Arabia and Thailand. For the last 6 years Luc set his roots in the Comox Valley where he has spent his time managing fabrication shops and field crews. He has been heavily involved in the marine sector repairing tugboats, barges, fabricating aluminum work boats and providing services to the aquaculture industry. He is responsible for managing PMC’s Welding and Fabrication division.
Our extensive line of equipment allows us to deliver unique marine solutions in a variety of cities and remote destinations across North America’s shores.