Jeremy McConnell, C.N.T
President / CEO
Jeremy started with CDR at the beginning. As founding partner, he was responcible for strategic planning, growth models, operational management and IT. As part of that plan, Jeremy assumed the position of President and CEO in 2008. Jeremy continues to drive the growth of CDR and work on furthering our strategic plan. He leverages his education as a computer engineering tech to keep CDR on the bleeding edge of technological advancements. He enjoys mentoring the team on management concepts including our core values, accountability and disciplined thoughts and actions.
In his off hours, Jeremy enjoys spending as much time with his wife and daughter as possible. He often calls Hawaii his home throughout the year and enjoys the spiritual connection to the islands. Jeremy is an avid landscaper, golfer, swimmer and keeps large salt water aquariums both at work and at home. He is actively involved in Rotary both internationally and at home with his club Sunrise Edmonton. His passion for local charities is apparent with his work with Dogs with Wings and various charity’s through Rotary.
Vice President - Construction
As VP- Construction and part owner of CDR, Carel oversees all the aspects of the day to day operations of the construction sites. He works closely with all of the Project Managers with cost control, scheduling and manpower. Carel is also an ear to the Site Superintendents whom often call and ask for an opinion on any given situation. Carel utilizes his experience as a Journeyman Carpenter, Site Superintendent and Project Manager to help with the day to day questions asked of him.
Outside of work Carel enjoys taking time to enjoy nature by heading to the cabin, going camping or boating with family and friend. He also likes to putts around in the garage utilizing his carpentry skills, if the kid’s sporting events don’t chew up too much time. He is also an active member in his local church.
Frank Santoro, CPHR
Vice President - Operations
As VP - Operations, Frank is responsible for managing the strategic direction of CDR along with overseeing the daily operations of business development, estimating, and human resources. His experience within various industries, education, and entrepreneurial spirit have equipped him with the skills to be a decisive leader as we works to foster sustained growth.