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Leadership Team

As the company has grown and expanded it has not lost sight of what helps differentiate Melloul-Blamey from many of its competitors - that clients deal with one of the owners every step of the way.

Founders Bernie and David began their succession planning right from the beginning and while they are still very much involved in the company, the next generation holds key positions in the management structure, providing direct executive involvement in every step of the project - whether it is business development, project development, estimating or construction.

Melloul-Blamey's owners take active roles and full responsibility for the success of your project.

Melloul-Blamey Construction PartnersMeeting in our boardroom
Joel Melloul

Joel M. Melloul

President, CEO

Jeffrey Heimpel

Jeff Heimpel

Vice President, Business Development

Jeffrey Shantz

Jeffrey B. Shantz

Vice President, Project Development

Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley

Vice President, Construction

Bernard Melloul

Bernard J. J. Melloul

Chairman, Founder

Joel M. Melloul

President, CEO

Being part of the founding family, Joel has been involved with the many facets of the construction industry for most of his life. From summer employment, to university co-op terms, to junior roles, to estimating, to leadership, Joel has gained a significant breadth of experience in both the field and the office.

His engineering degree provided him with the discipline and problem solving skills needed to help advance and grow the corporation beyond its original business model. With Joel's caring and continuous eye for betterment and through his close monitoring of results, the founding fathers are confident that with his stewardship the second generation will continue to serve and prosper by upholding the established original values of honesty, integrity and pride of workmanship.

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Awards and Qualifications

Degree: University of Waterloo Department of Civil Engineering – First Class Honours, 1997

Member: The Centre for Family Business (2000 - present)

Executive Director: Ontario General Contractors Association (2005-present)

Fellow: Quantum Shift, Ivey Business School - Western University (2017)

Jeff Heimpel

Vice President, Business Development

An education in Construction Engineering Technology has led Jeff to many positions within this demanding industry. Part of the Melloul-Blamey team since 1993, Jeff has a strong working knowledge of development and has held many roles within the firm.

His soft-spoken manner, exceptional problem-solving abilities, and tremendous listening skills make him a natural at business development. These attributes set the wheels in motion for each project with incredible efficiency - and subsequently often result in substantial savings for clients/owners.

Jeff's easy rapport and professionalism have earned him great respect and many friends with cross-generational ease. He is also very well-known in his community as an active player in Rotary, tourism promotion, Chamber of Commerce efforts, and economic development through Canada's Technology Triangle. His many associations have allowed Jeff to assist clients with financing options, delivery methods, and connections to the real estate community, maximizing proper return on investment. His assistance has enabled many owners to develop their own pre-construction budgets and preliminary designs.

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Awards and Qualifications

Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology Kitchener, Ontario 1997
Diploma: Construction Engineering Technology

Rotary Club of Kitchener-Westmount, Paul Harris Fellow

Encompass Network Group

15 year volunteer for Kitchener/Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc.

Jeffrey B. Shantz

Vice President, Project Development

By understanding the value and importance of Partnerships, respect and education, Jeff provides our clients with industry proven methods and advice to guide and manage construction projects from concept to completion.

By drawing on our 35 years of experience in all aspects of the construction process, Jeff is able to install integrity and confidence into every agreement and project we approach.

With hundreds of thousands of square feet of quality structures completed under his leadership in commercial, industrial, institutional and high rise residential, Jeff is committed to deliver project success to every client!

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Awards and Qualifications

Gold Seal Certification - Project Management, Canadian Construction Association 2006

Grand Valley Construction Association - Board Member and past Chair, 2007 to 2017

Centre for Family Business - Roundtable Member, 2005 to Present

Steve Hanley

Vice President, Construction

Like his partners, Steve has deep roots in the community and the construction industry. Since joining Melloul-Blamey in 1994, Steve has been personally responsible for over $1 billion in Construction and Development.

In addition to being a Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certified Project Manager, Steve holds a Construction Engineering diploma and was a multiple award-winner, including the highest academic honours award in his graduating year.

His 32 years in construction is utilized while overseeing the entire construction, legal and safety departments. This attention to detail isn't lost in his personal life, as he continues to volunteer and serve his community and other organizations being involved on many Boards, Associations, and Program Advisory Committees.

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Awards and Qualifications

Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology Kitchener, Ontario 1993
Diploma: Construction Engineering Technology

Canadian Construction Association - Gold Seal Certified

Member - Conestoga College Architecture Construction Engineering Program Advisory Committee

Past President - Woolwich Minor Hockey Association

Bernard J. J. Melloul

Chairman, Founder

As founding President of Melloul-Blamey, Bernie Melloul has built a company with a 'Sterling' reputation. His vast experience has seen the construction of schools, hospitals, nursing homes, arenas and industrial facilities all over Ontario.

Bernie and David Blamey initially started out as a two-man shop, finding and completing multiple projects, while astutely growing a humble business into a major force in the construction industry.

Bernie adopts a management style that attracts quality, loyal employees - true experts in their respective disciplines - who develop longstanding careers. Many Melloul-Blamey employees are in their second decade with the company, which is a tremendous accomplishment for an industry rife with high employee turn-over rates and regularly in dire need of qualified, competent labourers and trades people.

Bernie has been recognized with many industry and community awards, primarily for his encouragement of expanding education within the industry.

View profile

Awards and Qualifications

Recipient, OGCA's President Award 2006
Past Chairman, Ontario General Contractors Association
Member, Grand Valley Construction Association Contractors Group
GSC, Canadian Construction Association
Senior Roundtable Member, Centre for Family Business

Joel Melloul

Joel M. Melloul

President, CEO

Joel M. Melloul

President, CEO

Being part of the founding family, Joel has been involved with the many facets of the construction industry for most of his life. From summer employment, to university co-op terms, to junior roles, to estimating, to leadership, Joel has gained a significant breadth of experience in both the field and the office.

His engineering degree provided him with the discipline and problem solving skills needed to help advance and grow the corporation beyond its original business model. With Joel's caring and continuous eye for betterment and through his close monitoring of results, the founding fathers are confident that with his stewardship the second generation will continue to serve and prosper by upholding the established original values of honesty, integrity and pride of workmanship.

View profile

Awards and Qualifications

Degree: University of Waterloo Department of Civil Engineering – First Class Honours, 1997

Member: The Centre for Family Business (2000 - present)

Executive Director: Ontario General Contractors Association (2005-present)

Fellow: Quantum Shift, Ivey Business School - Western University (2017)

Jeffrey Heimpel

Jeff Heimpel

Vice President, Business Development

Jeff Heimpel

Vice President, Business Development

An education in Construction Engineering Technology has led Jeff to many positions within this demanding industry. Part of the Melloul-Blamey team since 1993, Jeff has a strong working knowledge of development and has held many roles within the firm.

His soft-spoken manner, exceptional problem-solving abilities, and tremendous listening skills make him a natural at business development. These attributes set the wheels in motion for each project with incredible efficiency - and subsequently often result in substantial savings for clients/owners.

Jeff's easy rapport and professionalism have earned him great respect and many friends with cross-generational ease. He is also very well-known in his community as an active player in Rotary, tourism promotion, Chamber of Commerce efforts, and economic development through Canada's Technology Triangle. His many associations have allowed Jeff to assist clients with financing options, delivery methods, and connections to the real estate community, maximizing proper return on investment. His assistance has enabled many owners to develop their own pre-construction budgets and preliminary designs.

View profile

Awards and Qualifications

Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology Kitchener, Ontario 1997
Diploma: Construction Engineering Technology

Rotary Club of Kitchener-Westmount, Paul Harris Fellow

Encompass Network Group

15 year volunteer for Kitchener/Waterloo Oktoberfest Inc.

Jeffrey Shantz

Jeffrey B. Shantz

Vice President, Project Development

Jeffrey B. Shantz

Vice President, Project Development

By understanding the value and importance of Partnerships, respect and education, Jeff provides our clients with industry proven methods and advice to guide and manage construction projects from concept to completion.

By drawing on our 35 years of experience in all aspects of the construction process, Jeff is able to install integrity and confidence into every agreement and project we approach.

With hundreds of thousands of square feet of quality structures completed under his leadership in commercial, industrial, institutional and high rise residential, Jeff is committed to deliver project success to every client!

View profile

Awards and Qualifications

Gold Seal Certification - Project Management, Canadian Construction Association 2006

Grand Valley Construction Association - Board Member and past Chair, 2007 to 2017

Centre for Family Business - Roundtable Member, 2005 to Present

Steve Hanley

Steve Hanley

Vice President, Construction

Steve Hanley

Vice President, Construction

Like his partners, Steve has deep roots in the community and the construction industry. Since joining Melloul-Blamey in 1994, Steve has been personally responsible for over $1 billion in Construction and Development.

In addition to being a Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Certified Project Manager, Steve holds a Construction Engineering diploma and was a multiple award-winner, including the highest academic honours award in his graduating year.

His 32 years in construction is utilized while overseeing the entire construction, legal and safety departments. This attention to detail isn't lost in his personal life, as he continues to volunteer and serve his community and other organizations being involved on many Boards, Associations, and Program Advisory Committees.

View profile

Awards and Qualifications

Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology Kitchener, Ontario 1993
Diploma: Construction Engineering Technology

Canadian Construction Association - Gold Seal Certified

Member - Conestoga College Architecture Construction Engineering Program Advisory Committee

Past President - Woolwich Minor Hockey Association

Bernard Melloul

Bernard J. J. Melloul

Chairman, Founder

Bernard J. J. Melloul

Chairman, Founder

As founding President of Melloul-Blamey, Bernie Melloul has built a company with a 'Sterling' reputation. His vast experience has seen the construction of schools, hospitals, nursing homes, arenas and industrial facilities all over Ontario.

Bernie and David Blamey initially started out as a two-man shop, finding and completing multiple projects, while astutely growing a humble business into a major force in the construction industry.

Bernie adopts a management style that attracts quality, loyal employees - true experts in their respective disciplines - who develop longstanding careers. Many Melloul-Blamey employees are in their second decade with the company, which is a tremendous accomplishment for an industry rife with high employee turn-over rates and regularly in dire need of qualified, competent labourers and trades people.

Bernie has been recognized with many industry and community awards, primarily for his encouragement of expanding education within the industry.

View profile

Awards and Qualifications

Recipient, OGCA's President Award 2006
Past Chairman, Ontario General Contractors Association
Member, Grand Valley Construction Association Contractors Group
GSC, Canadian Construction Association
Senior Roundtable Member, Centre for Family Business