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Fieldstone

Post by edfry » Tue Apr 11, 2006 2:03 pm

Fieldstone


Mike Clasby
Tel: 604-916-6454
Email: mike_clasby@telus.net
http://fieldstoneresources.ca/

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Post by mwainwright » Fri Sep 28, 2007 8:42 pm

i hear that a fellow by the name of mike clasby just bought this outfit

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by Mike D » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:36 am

Really? It sounds Like Dennis Nardy is still running the show.

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Post by mcD » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:57 am

Dennis is definatlet still running the show. Mike just helped out with some trees a few times.

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Post by Ray_from_Rivers » Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:25 pm

Fieldstone was an AWESOME group to work with. I started with them in the 90's up until 2001-ish. Too bad I blew it, after living with the girl i was with soured my whole attitude on everything.

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by RPF » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:24 pm

What a buncha goofs. Come on, what were the foremen thinking last summer when they allowed their crew to burn boxes during a hotspell, and subsequently starting a forest fire. Sure they were working on the west coast of Vancouver Island at the time, but it does get hot and dry occassionaly. Makes me wonder what other goofy things go on with that outfit.

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by backcountrysister » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:29 am

well,My friends, alot of right & maybe misinformation. yes Dennis is still running the show- for this year. I also heard it will change hands at the end of the season. The guys that run this show are great. I mean what company pays a day rate & U all take turns checking each other trees. every one contributes- Its a team player kinda of company.
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Re: Fieldstone

Post by jdtesluk » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:48 am

I worked with Fieldstone for parts of 3 seasons, although many people I know are still there my shift was probably long enough ago that I can't accurately comment on the state of their current operations. However, working the dayrate system gave me a totally different perspective on planting. I think it's useful to consider the possibility that there may be more than one way of doing any particular job. I won't get into comparing porduction versus cooperative planting models, because in a sense they're totally different animals. Many of you would know that tree planting has its roots (no pun intended) in co-ops where people shared equally in all aspects of the job. There are so many things that change when you all share in each task, as a worker your attitude fundamentally shifts. In our job we shapes ourselves to become so focussed and machine-like with the soul target of more trees, when you throw a twist in there (like co-oping) you can have a lucid moment. Everything can change with a different perspective.
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Post by mcD » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:00 pm

these guys were great to work for, a bit disorganized, but good money and the best standard of living in the industry hands down. as for checking, no one every checks anyone, your just supposed to take car of yourself. everyone has been around long enough to tell if your doing a good job or not, and if your screwing around everyone knows it. it will be a lot different in the near future though.

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Post by Captain Slashpile » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:05 pm

Fieldstone was a nice place to work when I was there a couple years back. Ive seen some uptight people go there and mellow right out. They still produce, they are just not as stressed. Works for some. Goofball shit happens all over. Its what happens when you get ALL sorts of people together, one might be a goofball. Or 2.lol
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Post by dreamofcream » Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:08 am

mwainwright wrote:i hear that a fellow by the name of mike clasby just bought this outfit
Several years later I believe this is now true

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by jdtesluk » Wed Nov 16, 2011 9:53 am

Yes, definitely true. Mike Clasby took over completely from what I understand, and Dennis Nardi is making wine in South America somewhere, recovering from 30 years of silviculture and enjoying himself I hope.

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by dreamofcream » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:12 am

I also don't believe the company pays day rate like under the previous owner. From what I have heard from the staff are all very professional, the planters are definitely on the experienced side of the scale. No rookies, save perhaps a few lucky individuals who had inroads via a planter or owner. Based on the amount of public bids lately, i think it's safe to assume that they are attempting to expand...
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Re: Fieldstone

Post by trip » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:03 pm

I can confirm that Mike Clasby did buy this company from Dennis Nardy, having been told so by someone working for them a couple years back (2009 I believe). Clasby has always been a stand-up guy in my personal experience, though I have never worked for this company specifically. Clasby has supervised shows for Zanzibar and at one point was in a partnership with the infamous Bill Sinclair under the company name Pacific Forest Maintenance. The company no longer uses the day rate model (which was scaled anyway).

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by Hugo Pants » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:55 am

This fall they were in Gold River for a few shifts, then, I believe, in and around CR and Seyward. I know some of those guys(gals too) and they were happy with the work. Thank god for them cold creeks and rivers during those first shifts eh! If you're ever dying of heat in Gold River, go find the swimming hole on the Heber, right before it joins the Gold under the Ucona Rd Bridge, it's very very frigid. And gorgeous. And in town.

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by ModderDubber » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:05 pm

Actually, my last contract EVER was with Mike, but under MJC Holdings, the year he started his partnership with Dennis (Fall 2008). I had also worked with him previously with Invisi-Bill. I'm glad to hear that he definitely took over Fieldstone, with whom I also spent some time, total Gong Show, nice folks though... But I can vouch for Mike Clasby's professionalism and integrity anytime. Solid one end to the other. Efficient and very much planter oriented, and in doing so surrounds himself with a basin of exceptional and competent workers.

Like I said, I've been "bag-free" for all his time, but Mike would be the first person I called if I suddenly went nuts and headed back for the bush.

Hats off, buddy, hats off...

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by fr88 » Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:38 am

Anybody planted last season with these guys? Opinions?

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by ohreillz » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:40 pm

I worked for them this spring and ended up quitting. The prices were decent (18-26 cents, 95 cent cones) but there were logistical problems and an unfriendly culture. After a month of work, my friend and I were left without a ride in Port Alberni and told to meet up near Harrison Lake after the Easter weekend. They messed up booking rooms because of the holiday, and so didn't have anywhere for us to stay for four days. We quit. Later I learned that both other new young guys quit later in the season. There was a real culture of superiority at Fieldstone, and no women at all. Almost every planter that I worked with was 50 years or older. I also got the impression that our "camp" was put together to handle extra work. Their "A-team", who had a month of work preceding our start, probably had a better experience and less bullshit.

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by creamshow » Sun Jan 18, 2015 6:19 am

im glad someone said it. the foremen were crusty as it gets, really negative culture. there was a questionable lack of women. i know that at least 4 people on my contract quit within the first month. asides from that they were very disorganized, telling us 2 days in advance that we would have 5 days off in between contracts, have to get from port alberni to harrison hot springs ourselves, then a lot of unexpected travel and days off. there was obvious internal conflict. that said, the work was decent.

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Re: Fieldstone

Post by Mike » Mon Jan 19, 2015 2:07 am

Website and updated contact info: edit into first post maybe?

Mike Clasby
Tel: 604-916-6454
Email: mike_clasby@telus.net
http://fieldstoneresources.ca/
All of my company reviews and experience (The Planting Company, Windfirm, ELF, Folklore, Dynamic, Timberline, Eric Boyd, Wagner, Little Smokey, Leader, plus my lists for summer work and coastal) can be found at the start of the Folklore review due to URL and character limits.

Folklore, 2011: http://tinyurl.com/anl6mkd

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