ABOUT

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Mission Statement

To provide electrical contractors with a competitive advantage by helping them deliver estimates that are more accurate, efficient and are linked to project delivery from the office to the field

ESP's Team - Bridging the gap

ESP's goal is to provide our clients a bridge to achieving growth and profit 

ESP’s dedicated team are committed to providing a precise standard throughout the entire bidding and project delivery process.  ESP’s clients are electrical contractors, engineering firms, building owners, and financial & government agencies.  ESP’s goal is to assist in our clients success through specific innovative strategies and processes developed on ESP's Cloud Platform with the Trimble's Accubid product suite. 

 

90% of the Canadian marketplace uses Trimble’s Accubid products.  ESP developed our solution to support the market leader.

ESP is not a re-seller of Trimble's products.

The Commitment & Investment by ESP 

ESP’s custom database was built with the investment of time, experience, and knowledge using Accubid’s product suite.   ESP has invested an 24-month full time development effort to customize Accubid’s original 10,000 assemblies database by creating an efficient scalable custom Accubid/ESP database used on ESP's Estimating Cloud Platform. 

 

Built to Canadian Code, ESP’s Cloud Platform & Database comes with over 1,000,000 assemblies.  This creates the advantage of increased power and speed because you are simply picking from a list and not having to spend time to build temporary or missing assemblies.  ESP has experienced completing estimating bids twice as fast using ESP’s custom database combined with Accubid’s LiveCount takeoff software.

The ESP's Team Members

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Mark Filipovic - Principal
Chief Electrical Estimator GSC

Mark's record of accomplishment is over a billion dollars of completed estimates bringing experience and value to ESP’s clients.  In 1991 Mark started his 25-year career with Canem Systems.  Mark became the second estimator in Canada to gain Gold Seal Certification.  Mark mentored and worked closely with other branch estimators across the western provinces to strategically build the frameworks for default projects, estimates, and closing strategies for both small and large projects, estimated from a single source database.  

 

As the senior architect and designer of ESP’s database, Mark brings his past years of knowledge and experience working with Accubid software creating systems and best practices for others to implement.  Mark left Canem in 2016.  Mark’s natural leadership style and team building skills are shared and transferred to our clients through ESP’s cloud platform and database.  

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Don Cleland - Principal
Business Development &
Operations

Don has 20 years experience in technology related businesses from start-up phase to senior roles.  In 2000 Don Co-Founded Streetlight Intelligence an engineering company.  Don developed the initial business plan strategy for a wireless mesh technology to enhance energy savings for outdoor lighting systems.  As CEO and primary inventor of 16 patents for Streetlight Intelligence's patent portfolio, Don worked to complete a public offering on the TSX (2003) and continued on as CEO until 2009.  

 

Don was later recruited as a solutions adviser assisting Canem Systems with their technology road-map supporting building performance.  Don’s roll expanded as he became a part of a P3 team. Don then created an information management model for the 300-million-dollar P3 project which helped streamline the estimating process.  Don and Mark Filipovic worked closely together through the information model for over 5 months.  This experience led to their partnership in ESP, filling the knowledge gap for consulting and estimating services for small and mid size contractors trying to grow profitably with less risk.

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Ken Thiessen
Senior Management Consultant B.Comm RCDD GSC

Ken brings 40 years of Industry experience.  Ken, Master Electrician Certified, ran the family electrical business from 1970 – 1980.  To further enhance his business acumen and management capability, Ken completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree at the University of Calgary.  This initiated Ken’s career growing Canem Systems by spearheading the Special Projects and Service divisions.  Ken and his team designed, estimated, installed, and maintained Electrical and Communication systems for many of Canada’s largest and most prestigious companies for almost three decades.  Focusing on design build projects Ken achieved his RCDD status as a Registered Communication Distribution Designer.  

 

During his 30-year career with Canem, Ken served on the Corporate Senior Management Committee and assisted in successfully developing and implementing strategies for business development, estimating, and project management.  Ken’s understanding, and his ability to communicate technological change through leadership is a key asset to any corporation.

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Glen McBride
Field Production Consultant GSC

In Glen’s 38 years working for Canem Systems Glen excelled quickly in being a natural leader through his ability to collaborate and learn to get things done as productively as possible.  Glen built many of the projects outlined in our website including the $104 Million Helicopter Squadron.  In achieving the project objectives including timelines, budget and quality requirements on a consistent basis Glen was promoted to Vancouver Island Superintendent. 

 

In this leadership role Glen ensured that pre-planning sessions and site meetings were effective in scheduling work for maximum productivity.  Glen worked to collaborate with project managers and divisional managers, creating best practice implementation for site superintendents.  Glen’s effective calm verbal communication skills coupled with Glens problem solving and decision-making skills were transferred by mentoring superintendents with the intent of targeting future profits at the site.