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Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals (SCIP) is made up of individual professionals from the many different sectors of the construction industry in the Shuswap.

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Thank you to our generous sponsors for your donations and prizes for the event! Take a look at the recap video for our 2024 SCIP AGM meeting!



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Through networking with local contractors and by attracting local clients, SCIP has been very beneficial in helping me get my business off the ground!

Josh Bickle, Integrity Roofing Corp.

NUFLOORS has been a member since inception. S.C.I.P. has provided exceptional help in arranging for drawings and specifications regarding the flooring industry. In turn they have saved us dollars in travel out of town for the information. Not all business! Great social functions.

Joe Cannell, Nufloors

It is nice to have a voice with the Construction industry and one that is recognized by the City Hall staff and council that places organized growth for the betterment of the Shuswap. A recent study spent countless hours of dedicated time and effort to review current residential land that is suitable for expansion in the City of Salmon Arm. SCIP has a voice for local contractors.

With appreciation, Jack Bowers

Without you and your support we would not be able to make this happen for those in need in our community. You have created a piece of social history by providing the SAFE Society’s new shelter as part of the 2008 Residential Construction Project. Your kindness has not gone unnoticed by the hundreds of community members but most importantly the community members who are in unfortunate situations that utilize our emergency services. You are an important piece of the puzzle that a dream, with your help became a reality. We thank you for that.

Jane Shirley, Ex. Director, SAFE Society

Thank you SCIP for your scholarship support. I am currently a student in the welding C level course at Okanagan College. I plan to use this scholarship to continue on with my education and obtain my welding B level ticket. Also, I am planning to obtain certification in related courses including Industrial First Aid. My plans are to enroll next year, after I complete the practical hours needed to be a certified level C welder. This scholarship will go a long way in helping me to achieve my goals.

Sincerely, Nicholas Crandell

The Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals has enhanced and promoted my business services throughout the Shuswap through their various marketing and networking programs. Be it from their informative website, 300 plus member directory, to their yearly AGM, Golf Tournament and seminars. SCIP promotes and provides the local business’s a means of getting the word out to the construction industry and public consumer to use local construction trades.

Dave Brice, Pacific West Home Inspections

I have been a member of SCIP since its inception in 1999. I have seen the continued growth of the organization and see the positive impact it has on the Construction Industry. I often depend on the office to save me time on finding contact information for various trades to be approached for projects I am involved with. It’s better than the yellow pages.

Ian McDiarmid, Ian McDiarmid Construction

Pederson Drafting & Design Ltd. has been a member of SCIP (Shuwsap Construction Industry Professionals) scince it was formed in the year 2000. I have found it to be one of the leading areas of member and new client referrals leading to almost continuos work load over the last 11 years. I recommend to any business in the construction field to join not only for the member referring members, but also for being part of a origination that is well respected in our communities. I have had numerous client comment on how professional and helpful all the SCIP members have been to them over the length of their project and would definitely use SCIP members again.

Ron Pederson, Pederson Drafting & Design Ltd.

SCIP serves our community and businesses in many aspects. Providing a directory for easy access to trades, a plan room for viewing blueprints, regular and well informed emails of upcoming projects and building permits issued, friendly and helpful staff, are some of the many amenities offered that benefit us as a business.

Jim Croken, Okanagan Geothermal Ltd.

I participated in the Residential House Construction Program in 2009. I think it’s great that SClP supports opportunities for students to jump-start a career in the trades. Since graduation I have been apprenticing as a carpenter. Construction has been slow at times and it has taken awhile to accumulate work-based training hours. I plan to continue my technical training at Okanagan College this winter and am very appreciative of the scholarship support from Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals!

Sincerely, Nick Coers

Thank you to the Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals for playing such a significant part in supporting trades education in the Shuswap. Your partnership with School District #83 and Okanagan College has provided huge opportunity to many students. By being accepted in the 2007 Residential Construction Program I was able to gain confidence and experience in the complete construction of a family home and receive the theory as well as 420 hours towards my level one carpentry apprenticeship. I am currently just a few hours away from completing my journeyman ticket thanks to SCIP and this program.

Coltin Fieber, Salmon Arm

Donna, thanks for the call informing me of the Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals. After you notified your members of the 72 unit care facility that we are constructing in Salmon Arm we experienced a great influx of queries from several of them. This indicates to us that the networking within SCIP works very well. We are also very thankful to have a plan room available to issue the blueprints and give the local contractors equal opportunity to bid on the project.

Doug Kasper, Kasper Development Corp.

SCIP has become a landmark in our community. People that have lived here for years as well as anyone moving into the Shuswap feels a sense of security knowing that we have an office that can get answers to construction related questions as well as recommend qualified trades people. I’m proud to be a member of such a recognized association.

Kevin Smith, Prime Electric Ltd.

We thoroughly enjoy our membership with SCIP. The weekly building permit reports and the proposal for bid notices are a valuable asset to any business, not to mention the great ability for different trades to network together. SCIP also has fun functions to get involved with each year such as their golf tournament and the Children’s Christmas party. SCIP is a valuable asset to this community and I would recommend membership to any local construction business.

Brian Laight, Hardrock Granite

Shuswap Construction Industry Professionals gives an organized voice to the construction and development community within the Shuswap area. The organization is well respected and often asked for input on initiatives and issues that impact the community as they relate to the construction profession.

J. C. (Joe) Johnson, Browne Johnson Land Surveyors