About Us

Willows Construction (2001) Ltd. is a heavy construction company providing General & Civil Earthwork and Environmental services throughout British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Operating for more than 30 years we have the experience and tools necessary to complete a wide range of Earthwork and Environmental services for our clients in the Energy, Environmental and Government sector. We take safety seriously and ensure we constantly meet, or exceed the industry safety standards. We are COR certified and ISNetworld and Complyworks compliant.

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 Willows Executive Team:


Mr. Willows got his start working for his parents in their construction business Willows Construction which was established in the 1980’s. After graduating from college, Bob soon ventured on his own by establishing Xtreme Xcavation Ltd. in 2003. He sold it in 2006 to a larger public company where he took on the role of Vice President of its Industrial Division and sat on the corporation’s Board of Directors. In 2010, he started again with Willows Construction Ltd.

Bob has always known the importance of safety but he early on realized that in order to maintain a loyal and effective workforce, it is imperative to implement safe work practices every day, on every job however small the project. Because of his steadfast focus on health and safety, the company has an excellent track record and been able to develop and maintain long term business relations with most major oil and gas producers.

As President, Bob is focusing on growing the company and looking forward to meeting the increasing demands of the industry.

Bob holds a business diploma from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.

Chief Financial Officer

Roberta Tisnic joined Willows Construction (2001) Ltd. in 2011, when she was brought on as Controller.

She had previously worked with Bob Willows in an integrated construction company where she gained valuable knowledge of accounting requirements in a publicly traded company. Together with her experience as an owner/operator of three businesses and 17 years in construction and accounting. Roberta brings a broad range of skills to Willows Construction and what it takes to successfully run an accounting department for a fast paced company. In 2012, Ms. Tisnic was promoted to Chief Financial Officer.

When not working, Roberta enjoys skiing and other outdoor activities.

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Melanson joined Willows Construction in 2011 as a driver. Originally from Nova Scotia where he was a captain on a fishing vessel, Kirk moved to Drayton Valley in 2006. He started his career in the oil industry as a swamper in a local rig moving company, but then got a job with a gravel company in Whitecourt. This is where he learned to operate heavy equipment, hauling and crushing gravel. In 2014, Kirk was promoted to Dispatch/Aggregates Manager and in 2015 he was made Chief Operations Officer.

In addition to quadding during the summer, he’s now an avid snowmobiler and when given the time, likes to do woodworking.

Project Manager

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Rentals Manager

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HR Manager
Project Coordinator/ Accountant
Construction Coordinator