LHI Tutl’it Services Inc. (LHI) was formed and incorporated in 2008 with the combined resources and support of George Lacerte, Stephen Bros. Contracting Ltd. and TDB Consultants Inc
. LHI is majority owned and controlled by its president George Lacerte, an elder of the Nadleh Whut’en. LHI is an incorporated company designed to pursue opportunities specifically with utility and gas clients.
Originally George Lacerte partnered with Stephen Bros. Contracting Ltd. (Stephen Bros.) to form LHI TUTL’IT Logging Ltd. This partnership proved very successful and built the foundation of an expanded services offering. TDB Consultants Inc. (TDB) has long been a diverse company with expertise in many fields including engineering, vegetation management and multiphase forestry projects.
In 2008, in seeking to broaden its service offering, George Lacerte and Stephen Bros Contracting Ltd., partnered with TDB Consultants Inc. to create LHI TUTL’IT Services Inc. (LHI).
Through George’s leadership, LHI has seen its projects grow in size, importance and complexity. Using the strength and capacity resources of its founding partner firms, Stephen Bros Contracting and TDB Consultants Inc. LHI has earned a reputation of providing innovative and comprehensive solutions to its clients and delivering results.
Starting with its very first contract, LHI developed a model of working with other bands in local areas to create opportunities and build up the local work force.
The leadership provided by George Lacerte and an established professional and technical workforce coupled with the ability to work closely with other Aboriginal bands positions LHI with an energetic and experienced team able to complete projects throughout the north.
George Lacerte receiving business achievement award
Mr. George Lacerte is an elder of the Nadleh Whut’en Band. George is actively involved in the community sitting on the Assessment Review Board representing Nadleh and driving bus for elders and youth when needed. George also served a term as Chief of the Nadleh Whut’en Band. George has been involved in the forestry sector for many years, as a licensed log scaler, saw mill machine operator, plant manager, and owner operator truck driver. George successfully managed LHI’s first Vegetation Management contract with BCTC and developed LHI’s model of working with other bands. With the success of the first contract, George had led LHI’s growth into larger and more complex projects. With George’s community leadership and business experience, he is aware of what is required to be successful in a business and project.
Mr. Dick Mynen has been with TDB Consultants for over 20 years and President/CEO since 2012. Dick has managed, supervised and played a production role in many projects as Director of Operations, Director of Engineering and Director of Geomatics and Human Resources. Since LHI was formed in 2008, has been active in helping to build up the partnership between George Lacerte, TDB and Stephen’s Bros. With Dick’s business administration and contract management experience, he is an asset to any project.
Mr. David Stephen has more than ten years experience in the logging and road construction industries. David has managed the business and projects, working both with heavy machinery and as a machine operator. David brings to each project his wealth of mechanical and operational experience. David has been the primary director of operations at Stephen Bros. Contracting Ltd since 2001 and first began a partnership with George Lacerte in 2003. In 2008 David led the initiative for Stephen Bros and George Lacerte to join forces with TDB Consultants in creating LHI Tutl’it Services Inc. With Dave’s operational and implementation experience, he is an asset to any project.
LHI brings together a team of staff that has both technical and professional expertise and experience. The LHI team delivers to the high safety and quality standards of the industry. Employees with years of training and field experience, work with younger employees to share knowledge and expertise and ensure high quality performance.
The LHI team has employees with the following training, certification and designations:
- Registered Professional Foresters (RPF) including also Registered Forest Technologists (RFT), Forestry Pupils (FP), Forester in Training (FIT), and Trainee Forest Technologist (TFT)
- Accredited Timber Evaluator (ATE)
- Professional Engineer (P.Eng) including also Engineer in Training (EIT)
- Equipment Operators and Mechanics
- Project Management Professional (PMP)
- Certified Management Accountant Pupil (CMA)
- Certified Geomatics Specialist (CGS)