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Roughriders Here We Come

26th August

We are proud to announce that Parker Johnston has been awarded the roofing and composite metal panels contract on the Mosaic Stadium in Regina!

Safety, Saddledome & Worksafe

2nd May

Jay Beddows, Parker Johnston’s Safety Practitioner and chief safety resource, has developed a working philosophy over his 8 years in this capacity. He believes the company achieves the best safety results when there is ‘buy-in’ to the company’s safety program from all levels of the organization. Jay believes this is won through education, consultation and constant open communication. The managers are given the tools and knowledge to implement Parker Johnston’s safety program within their respective divisions, and Jay’s role is to act as a resource when assistance is required.

The Calgary Saddledome project provided Jay with an excellent opportunity to test this philosophy and management style. Parker Johnston bid on, and won, this project in June, 2013. It was both high profile and risky the company’s B.C. operations precluded Jay from being on-site in Alberta. He travelled to Calgary, met the … Read More »


21st March

Parker Johnston has quite a safety story. Injuries, as a whole, have dropped a whopping 35% since 2006. That’s an enviable safety record that any roofing company would want to call their own. The first thing you notice when talking to Jay Beddows, Parker Johnston Industries Safety Practitioner and chief safety resource, is how quick he is to give credit to all levels of the organization for their success. He credits Rod Parker’s management style, the divisional superintendents for stepping up to the plate and most especially, the workers for embracing the safety program.

It wasn’t always so. Jay assumed this position in 2006 after working for Parker Johnston since 1992, first as a journeyman roofer and subsequently as a foreman. His operational experience, he learned, could be both an asset and a liability. The rudimentary … Read More »

We’re Moving!

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18th June


Rod Parker was recently featured in the Times Colonist announcing plans to relocate to a new facility. Here’s a excerpt from the article…

“In December, Parker Johnston is moving to 6791 Oldfield Rd., where construction is underway on the .85 hectare former Keating Used Auto and Truck Parts property….

A new 28,000 square foot building, designed by Victoria’s de Hoog and Kierulf Architects, will consolidate the company’s operations into one place. “This area is going through a bit of a resurgence,” Parker said.

The total cost of the new location will be $8.5 million, representing the cost of buying and remediating the site, constructing the new building and buying at least $1.5 million in new equipment, such as a rolling mill to create custom cladding which will help reduce costs, he said.”

Jack Long: 49 years and counting

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27th May

Jack Long. It’s an appropriate name for someone who has worked for Parker Johnston as long as Jack has. When he was 19 years old Jack was hired to work as a labourer and now, nearly 50 years later, he is still a valued member of our team.

In many ways you can map the history of Parker Johnston through Jack’s employment.

A History to be Proud of.

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11th March

An important aspect of our company that sets us apart in the industry is our unique history. Parker Johnston was founded in 1950 by Walter Parker and Bill Johnston, and quickly established itself as a firm with integrity and expertise. In 1968, Dan Parker, Walter Parker’s son, joined the business and helped the company to thrive and expand. Finally, in 1999 the company welcomed its third generation of Parkers to the team with the addition of Rod Parker. The company has since grown to become one of the largest roofing and cladding contractors in BC. To learn more about our history, click here.

A multi-generational, family history like ours brings over sixty years of knowledge and trusted expertise to the roofing business. With that said, we are excited to give you a sneak peek into the 4th generation of Parkers, with … Read More »

Awards & Upwards

31st December

2012 was another productive year for Parker Johnston! We participated in the Saanich School District #63 re-roofing program, completed the window replacements for Dallas Place, and of course we completed Uptown Mall’s Phase 2! We’re excited to play a part in the groundbreaking complex and can’t wait to find out which new retailers Uptown will bring to Victoria.

We were also recognized at the 2012 Commercial Building Awards with eleven awards for our work. We couldn’t be more proud of our team.

Jeneece Place: Excellence Award for Community Housing & Community Award
Beacon Plaza: Excellence Award for Commercial – Retail Renovation
Victoria BMW: Excellence Award for Commercial – Auto
Landrover Jaguar: Excellence Award for Commercial – Auto & Judges Choice Award
Langford City Park: Excellence Award for Commercial – Recreation
North Saanich Middle School: Excellence Award for Educational & Green Award
The Oriental: Excellence Award for Heritage
834 Johnson: Excellence … Read More »

Galas, Beards & Scrums – Our Community Update

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21st December

Supporting our community has been Parker Johnston’s legacy since 1950. We are actively involved in the community by making donations to charitable and not-for profit organizations and supporting many community events.

We donated to local community associations and causes such as the Visions gala hosted by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation. We are also proud to support the YMCA-YWCA Greater Victoria, Victoria Dragon Boat Festival, Pacific Salmon Foundation, Victoria Fish and Game Protective Association, Westshore Rebels Football Association, Steve Drane Racing and the David Foster Foundation to name a few.

This year, the boys of PJ put our own spin on Movember with “Beard-vember”. Parker Johnston matched all the money raised by our scruffy roofers and donated it to support hot lunch programs at local schools. Check out our Facebook album for photos!

We also continually support the Velox Rugby Clubs in … Read More »

Lessons from Quinton

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23rd August

We’d like to introduce you to the newest member of our staff! Quinton is a puppy who loves to eat and dance, but not at the same time or the kibble flies everywhere.

He’s exceptionally smart for his age. So smart in fact that he’s constantly reminding us of our core business values. Pretty cool pup, huh?

For instance, Quinton is the best cardboard recycler in town. To see him attack a cardboard box and break it down in 20 seconds flat is inspiring, and it makes us realize we want to work just as hard in advancing our own sustainable building initiatives.

Like Parker Johnston, Quinton is really big on safety. He attends ‘Puppy Boot Camp’ 3 days a week (The Dog Company) to make sure he gets along with everyone. We have to admit he is having a hard time accepting … Read More »

Our first blog post

30th May

As usual, a lot has been going on with Parker Johnston this season. First of all, you may have noticed that we have a brand new website! We’ve been working hard to get our new site launched and we’re very proud of the final result. We hope you find our navigation easy to use and can find information on all of our service offerings. What do you think?

We have some large and exciting commercial projects on the go right now. Parker Johnston is currently working on the Uptown Shopping Centre Phase II, and we’re excited to be a part of what will soon be a Victoria landmark. We’re also roofing the Mondrian, a beautiful new real estate development Downtown. You can also find our team busy roofing Sobey’s new Distribution Centre, which is a great new advancement for the company. … Read More »