Brant Safinuk and Geoff Cochrane cofounded Safrane Construction in May 2010. They had been working together in residential construction when they decided to start their own business. With a few tools and a sense of determination they began taking on small construction projects. Safrane hired its first employee after a year in business and began to focus on residential concrete construction. Now Safrane has 50 employees and divides its work almost equally among residential, commercial and industrial construction. Safrane emphasizes employee training in the areas of health, safety and skills acquisition with a view to achieving quality control and ongoing growth. Safrane’s commitment to quality work and customer service is unwavering.
MEET THE TEAM
Brant Safinuk has over 15 years experience in the Construction and Oilfield Industries. He is a Red Seal Journeyperson Carpenter with a natural inclination for business. His leadership skills and decisive nature have enabled him to advance from General Labourer to General Manager. Maintaining a positive attitude has allowed him to overcome business obstacles as they arise. Brant’s efforts to achieve continuous improvement, both personally and in business, have been fundamental to Safrane’s steady and continuous growth.
Geoff has taken an unconventional path into the building trades. After practicing law in Saskatchewan for 18 years, he decided to pursue more physically active and tangibly creative work. In 2006, he undertook a 20-week carpentry program through SIAST, eventually becoming a Red Seal Journeyperson Carpenter in 2011. It was while obtaining his carpentry designation that Geoff met Brant and they decided to establish Safrane. Geoff’s academic and legal background have benefited the growing Company but, mostly, he has been involved “hands on” with the construction work. Geoff’s attention to detail and sincere desire to perform quality work has contributed to Safrane’s success.
With more than ten years experience in Finance and Business Administration, Michelle is a key player on Safrane’s management team. She is actively involved managing Safrane’s financial and human resource concerns. Her diverse and dynamic role reflects her energetic and conscientious nature. She is integral to Safrane’s ongoing organizational improvement and growth.
Essentially Emil has been the core of Safrane’s office. He began as our estimator and has grown to General Office Manager in just two short years. As an engineer, Emil is able to produce very precise estimates which have allowed us to provide our clients with the tightest margins possible, ensuring the company remains a worthy competitor in the Construction Industry. His organizational skills and attention to detail have been a vital component in the overall operations of the company.
Martin has over 25 years of combined experience in construction and engineering on various Municipal, Residential, Commercial and Industrial projects in Saskatchewan. As a Civil Engineering Technologist, he came to Safrane Construction in March of 2017 and took on the position of sales and business development. Martin has also been put in charge of the company safety program and is currently working towards obtaining the COR designation for the company.