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About Our Company

Dado Construction Ltd was founded in 2014 by the merger of two smaller construction companies in Fort St. James to provide a greater service to the area. As a limited Partnership, the owners of Dado Construction Ltd bring over 50 years of collective experience in residential, commercial and industrial contracting. Dado Construction Ltd is a General Contractor, and as such has primarily focused on providing services in project management for commercial work with in-house framing, concrete work and finishing services. Dado also does new home construction primarily for organizations such as First Nations, insurance providers, and housing corporations.

Dado Construction Ltd recognizes that construction is the realization of a client’s dream and/or vision, and as such strives to deliver the physical form of that vision.

Mission Statement

The mission of Dado Construction Ltd is to better the spaces that our clients live and work through first building relationships, gaining understanding, then executing their vision with professionalism, superior workmanship and quality materials.

Our Core Values
  • Ethics. We are uncompromising in our integrity, honesty and fairness.
  • Safety & Health. We aspire to keep people safe from harm, and provide a healthy work environment.
  • Quality. We are passionate about excellence and doing our work right the first time. Our reputation depends on our delivered value in the eyes of every customer and community.
  • People. We inspire each other with important work full of purpose, challenging development opportunities, and rewarding careers. We aspire to be the employer of choice in our area. 
  • Culture.  We actively build a diverse, inclusive, and collaborative work environment where all views are welcomed, openness is encouraged, and teamwork and merit are cornerstones. We are proud of what we do and how we do it—and we enjoy doing it!
  • Relationships. We build positive, long-term relationships with our customers, joint-venture partners, subcontractors, suppliers, and colleagues that are built on trust, respect, and collaboration.
  • Sustainability. We improve the quality of life in communities where we work by respecting local cultures, engaging local people, and protecting the environment.
Wherever we go and whatever we do, we:
  • Demonstrate Integrity. Exercise the highest level of professional and ethical behavior.
  • Are Respectful. Treat people with respect and dignity. Listen actively. Communicate in a timely and forthright manner. Never undermine colleagues.
  • Collaborate. Ask for and welcome help; offer and give it freely. Mutually resolve ambiguity and conflict.
  • Build Trust. Make commitments responsibly and always keep our word. Be candid while building shared understanding.
  • Deliver. Set high aspirations, plan responsibly, and honor all commitments.
  • Learn It, Do It, Share It. Be curious. Seek, share, and build upon experiences and lessons learned.
  • Live Our Culture. Embrace, embody, and actively contribute to our Vision, Values & Covenants. Nurture a proud legacy.
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Building and Construction
Building and Construction Services
First Nations Housing Construction

Meet our Team Leaders

Riley Willick

Riley Willick

Owner/Project Manager – Journeyman Carpenter

  • Qualification: Endorsed Red Seal Carpenter
  • Years of Experience: 20+
  • Specialist: Complex Roof Framing & Project Management

Cell: 250-996-4010    Email:

Born and raised in Fort St James, Riley entered into the Carpentry trades program locally in 2004. While fortunate enough to live here, work took him from Northern B.C to Alberta and Saskatchewan to work on a variety of different projects. Fortunate enough to return and eager to stay, he was a founding partner in Dado Construction ltd in 2014.

While not working, Riley loves to maintain community engagement and spending time with his family. Over the years Riley was a municipal councilor, chair of local committees and director on multiple boards of community organizations. He also served as the president of the local Chamber of Commerce, the chair of the Tourism Committee for FSJ and a Director of Nak’azdli Development Corporation.

Denis Oulette

Denis Ouellette

Owner/Operations Manager – Journeyman Carpenter

  • Qualification: Endorsed Red Seal Carpenter
  • Years of Experience: 40+
  • Specialist: Structural & Custom Builds

Cell: 250-996-1794    Email:

Denis was born in Vanderhoof, but spent most of his life in Fort St James. He has been involved in trades since he did labour jobs in the summer when he was 14. He formally started his career as an apprentice in 1981 and has acquired over 36 years of direct experience in the field of Carpentry and project management.

Denis has been privileged to have worked across varied industrial, commercial and residential projects over that time, incurring a vast wealth of knowledge and hands on experience. Eager to learn and expand, he is always seeking out new and unique projects.

While not at work, Denis enjoys spending time with his children and multiple grandkids.

Keenan Traczyk

Keenan Traczyk

Lead Hand Carpenter/Site Manager

  • Qualification: Endorsed Red Seal Carpenter
  • Years of Experience: 10+
  • Specialist: Foundations & Framing

Keenan was born and raised in Fort St James and comes from a family of carpenters.

Proficient in managing projects from foundation to completion in both commercial and residential, Keenan is a great all-rounder & excellent journeyman.

Outside of work, Keenan is an avid outdoorsman who loves hunting, skiing, fishing and spending time with his family.


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