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Specialty Contractors for British Columbia

Meet the Retro Team

The dedicated staff members of Retro Specialty Contractors are passionate about what they do, and take pride in exceeding client expectations. Our experienced team members have hands-on involvement in all projects, creatively collaborating with our clients to provide optimal concrete solutions.

Grant J. Raeburn, PQS

President & Founder

I have been in the construction business all my life: Glasgow born and raised, Building College, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and with a strong background in Engineering Contracting on 3 Continents. I started the BC operation 30 years ago celebrating this year 2019. Becoming a Specialty Contractor in the construction industry was my passion then as much as it still is today! I enjoy the interaction with our clients directly, and take pride in being known as one of the more involved owners on a daily basis. I like the people and the energy of the business, and the satisfaction in providing a repair / replacement / enhancement / improvement, that makes a difference in our built environment. My role is to ensure slow and steady growth in our team's ability, provide a platform for the younger professionals to succeed and thrive, and underscore the companies’ strength and success into the next generation. I take professional pride in our ability to change, embrace the next technical innovation, and cater to our clients’ specific requirements.

Barbara Cox

Office Administrator

Barbara joined Retro Specialty Contractors as Office Manager in 2007. She has both a B.A. and a M.A. in English from Auburn University, Auburn, AL. With over 30 years of office administration experience, Barbara handles project administration and cost control, customer and vendor accounts, human resources, payroll, and accounting.

Joe Hoskins

Operations Manager

Joe joined Retro Specialty Contractors as Operations Manager in 2015. He has 20 years of experience in the Concrete Restoration field, working on projects ranging greatly in size and scope. Joe oversees all aspects of the projects, from the initial bid, mobilization through completion, with a high standard of quality.

Josh Booth

Estimator

Josh joined Retro Specialty Contractors in 2018 as an estimator. Josh completed a carpentry apprenticeship program at the Oldham College, UK, and a diploma in construction management at the Huddersfield University, UK. He worked in various professional construction roles in Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Canada in 2017 and turning his sights to estimating. Josh offers clients solutions in a professional and timely manner, giving value engineering options, and suggestions to reduce their environmental impact.

Jordan Krentz

Project Manager

Jordan has two B.A.s from Simon Fraser University with a focus in construction law; he joined Retro Specialty Contractors in 2007. Jordan has 10 years of construction experience, starting his career as an Estimator/Coordinator and he is now a Project Manager. He likes taking on challenging and high-profile projects and ensuring the work is completed on time and to the satisfaction of the client. Jordan’s professionalism & commitment to our clients will exceed your expectations.

Jayne Raeburn

VP Business Development

Jayne joined Retro Specialty Contractors’ team as VP Business Development in January 2017. Jayne graduated in 2001 with a degree in Architectural Design from Southbank University, London, UK. For the past 15 years Jayne has enjoyed a very successful career in Construction Sales and Key Account Management. Looking to the future with this young team of professionals at Retro & in B.C.’s construction industry, Jayne offers her expertise to new Project Development for Retro’s existing & new clients.

Carrie Hoskins

Administrative Assistant

Carrie joined Retro Specialty Contractors as Administrative Assistant in 2015. Carrie has a Bookkeeping Certificate from Okanagan College and has 20 years of experience in office administration. She assists in all aspects of project administration, health and safety, customer and vendor accounts, human resources, payroll, and accounting.

Grant J. Raeburn, PQS

President & Founder

I have been in the construction business all my life: Glasgow born and raised, Building College, Chartered Quantity Surveyor, and with a strong background in Engineering Contracting on 3 Continents. On my landing in Calgary in 1981 I was hired by PCL Construction and received a sound education on North American construction methods. I proceeded to work for BTY on the Cost Consulting of the Calgary Olympic facilities, and from there as a partner in an Alberta-based Specialty Contracting company. I started the BC-based operation in 1989, and the Washington-based operation in 2001, following on the Pioneer Square earthquake remediation requirement. Being regarded as a good ‘Specialty Contractor’ is still my passion. I want to interact with our clients directly, and take pride in being known as one of the more involved owners on a daily basis. I like the people and the energy of the business, and the satisfaction in providing a repair / replacement / enhancement / improvement, that makes a difference in our built environment. My role nowadays is to ensure slow and steady growth in a volatile marketplace, provide a platform for the younger (and better) members here to succeed and thrive, and underscore the companies’ strength and success into the next generation. I take professional pride in our ability to change, embrace the next technical innovation, and cater to our clients’ specific requirements.

Joe Hoskins

Operations Manager

Joe joined Retro Specialty Contractors as Operations Manager in 2015. He has 20 years of experience in the Concrete Restoration field, working on projects ranging greatly in size and scope. Joe oversees all aspects of the projects, from the initial bid, mobilization through completion, with a high standard of quality.

Jordan Krentz

Project Manager

Jordan has two B.A.s from Simon Fraser University with a focus in construction law; he joined Retro Specialty Contractors in 2007. Jordan has 10 years of construction experience, starting his career as an Estimator/Coordinator and he is now a Project Manager. He likes taking on challenging and high-profile projects and ensuring the work is completed on time and to the satisfaction of the client. Jordan’s professionalism & commitment to our clients will exceed your expectations.

Jayne Raeburn

VP Business Development

Jayne joined Retro Specialty Contractors’ team as VP Business Development in January 2017. Jayne graduated in 2001 with a degree in Architectural Design from Southbank University, London, UK. For the past 15 years Jayne has enjoyed a very successful career in Construction Sales and Key Account Management with industry leading companies. Working with this young team of professionals at Retro & in B.C.’s construction industry today has been an exciting position.

Barbara Cox

Office Administrator

Barbara joined Retro Specialty Contractors as Office Manager in 2007. She has both a B.A. and a M.A. in English from Auburn University, Auburn, AL. With over 30 years of office administration experience, Barbara handles project administration and cost control, customer and vendor accounts, human resources, payroll, and accounting.

Josh Booth

Estimator

Josh joined Retro Specialty Contractors in 2018 as an estimator. Josh completed a carpentry apprenticeship program at the Oldham College, UK, and a diploma in construction management at the Huddersfield University, UK. He worked in various professional construction roles in Australia and New Zealand before arriving in Canada in 2017 and turning his sights to estimating. Josh offers clients solutions in a professional and timely manner, giving value engineering options, and suggestions to reduce their environmental impact.

Carrie Hoskins

Administrative Assistant

Carrie joined Retro Specialty Contractors as Administrative Assistant in 2015. Carrie has a Bookkeeping Certificate from Okanagan College and has 20 years of experience in office administration. She assists in all aspects of project administration, health and safety, customer and vendor accounts, human resources, payroll, and accounting.

``Great things in business are never done by one person.
They are done by a team of people.``

~ Steve Jobs, Founder of Apple (1955 – 2011)

Our Community Support

A culture of giving back has been a core value of RSC since our inception, and aligns well with our sustainable vision. Our RSC office carefully selects community or charitable projects to support each year.

Ride to Conquer Cancer Vancouver, BC

UBC/VGH Prostate Cancer Research

JDRF – Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

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