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Leader Silviculture

Post by the_dude » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:34 pm

Anybody know anything about them?

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by backcountrysister » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:59 am

Shared a contract with Brian Adams under them name "sea to sky", a couple of years ago. Didnt see much of them, but it seemed OK. Strong speaking french crew. We stayed at different hotels but the prices where decent in Merritt & Fraser corridor. Not a bad company, from what Ive seen, a few friends worked for them directly and where treated fair.
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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by TheHamsterizer » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:23 pm

I've heard that merritt has since gone to shit, but clearwater is still good supposedly. They bid pretty high on stuff, anyways...

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by mwainwright » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:18 pm

run by a guy named francois sauve (perhaps spelled differently) out of whistler. i've worked for them a little bit, and friends from my crew have ended up there a few times over the seasons. from what i know of them i'd say they're better than most outfits currently in the game. i have a list that i keep in my head in case my boss ever decides to fire me, a list of contractors i would call, and leader is usually in the upper reaches of it. i know they work in merrit, pemberton/whistler, and do some sort of chemical brushing from time to time. im sure they also do other things i dont know about. the sea to sky name is leader plus some other french contractor. like a francophone voltron that forms to do battle with the most demanding of contracts. so ive heard.

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Post by jdtesluk » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:03 pm

mwainwright wrote: like a francophone voltron that forms to do battle with the most demanding of contracts. so ive heard.
Love this..reminds me of toys I blew to pieces with mighty-mites when I was 6...Ha ha...I am sure Francois would get a huge laugh out of it too! You're probably thinking of Stephan Contracting (Stephan Pasquerell)- together with a few other parties they formed Sea to Sky Silviculture- Francois had linked up with them with hope of getting the infamous Chinook contract that links Chilliwack, Sea to Sky, and the Charlottes into one big MOF thrill-show. As far as I know, the "Voltron" arrangement is no longer on line, and Francois is continuing to operate as Leader. He is now based out of Squamish, and he does ongoing work for BC Hydro, brushing the areas under transmission lines, mostly through manual and mechanical means, but with a small amount of chem-brushing, plus his regular planting shows. I can only say good things about Francois and his company.

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by zodiac » Fri Sep 11, 2009 12:34 pm

wainwright sea to sky was with brian and addams contracting from the island. and leader that year . before that brian and addam they where forman worked for bivoac

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by mwainwright » Fri Sep 11, 2009 5:32 pm

no, sea to sky is still owned by stephane and francois. i dont believe brian and adam had anything to do with it, other than sub contracting at some point.

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by backcountrysister » Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:54 pm

mwainwright wrote:no, sea to sky is still owned by stephane and francois. i dont believe brian and adam had anything to do with it, other than sub contracting at some point.
I am sure it was a sub contract. It was a 6 pack to start for Brian Adams in the fraser valley than 3 more trucks came later to the merrit gig.
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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by Thomas » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:04 pm

So does anyone know about these guys? It's been a while since the last thread. Are the hiring? are they exclusive? I've heard good things about em.

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by Scooter » Sun Jan 18, 2015 9:23 pm

They're good. Probably a shorter season than at other companies, but definitely worth talking to. Email me if you want and I'll give you contact info for the owner.

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by Mike » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:23 pm

I hear they're decent.
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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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by jdtesluk » Tue Jan 20, 2015 12:55 pm

High-quality people.

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by ohsnap » Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:11 pm

A couple of my friends work for Leader. It was still run by Francois a couple of years ago, seemed like a solid guy, I emailed back and forth with him quite a bit.
Good company, shorter season, good prices, technical planting, motel show, older crowd. Relatively hard to get on with, I think? I wish I'd chosen them over Torrent, but the shorter season and technical scared me off. I was an idiot.

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Re: Leader Silviculture

Post by Mike » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:14 pm

If you can work here, you probably should.
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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