A World Leader in Helical Pile Foundation Solutions

We design, manufacture, and install helical piles with our unique true helix design.

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Almita provides complete support with:

Assessments

  • 25 years specializing in helical piles allows Almita to analyze our clients' challenges and recommend effective solutions
  • Knowledgeable staff working in a creative problem solving environment

Engineering

  • Geo-technical and structural engineers on staff
  • Work with universities to expand industry understanding and application of helical piles 

Fabrication

  • Fabricate on demand to exact client specifications
  • CWB-certified manufacturing shop
  • ISO 9001 Certified

Installation

  • Fast and efficient installation under any conditions
  • Extensive documentation of all pile installations
  • A network of External Installers to help with your project

Research & Development

  • Continually researching new applications for our products
  • Developed a robust and thorough design manual

Project Follow-Up

  • Highly trained team of project management professionals assigned to each project
  • Detailed communication plan for each project to provide regular status updates to clients

Core Values

At Almita, our passion and purpose is Shaping Communities by Creating Smart Foundations.

Our culture is embodied in our core values:

Safety is Paramount Safety is our primary focus. It is critical that all of our team members, and everyone they work with, can go home safely every day.
Find a Way We are innovative and creative. We work hard to find practical solutions to the challenges that we and our customers face.
Start Smart Finish Strong We start by making a plan to execute our work, and then we work hard at executing that plan in order to deliver value to our customers.
Support the Team We work as a team. We respect and support one another. We step in to help where we are needed.
And Proud of It We are a leader in our industry, and we are extremely proud of what we have accomplished as a team.

Almita Leadership

Almita's leadership team is dedicated to maintaining our position as North America's leading helical pile provider by continuing to advance helical pile technology and providing our clients with superior service from project conception to completion.

Jeff Lloyd - President / Director

Jeff Lloyd

President, Director / Leadership Team Member

Jeff Lloyd

Jeff Lloyd

President, Director / Leadership Team Member

Jeff is responsible for leading the strategic planning for Almita and guiding the industry leading team of employees that make Almita the most respected helical piling company in North America.

Jeff is primarily responsible for client relations and strategic planning, his work includes industry forecasting and developing long-term business plans. Jeff has a law degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Denver.

Prior to joining Almita, Jeff had a 17 year career with a rapidly growing public company, serving as a member of the leadership team with various responsibilities including business acquisitions, legal services, real estate, and procurement. Jeff was also a member of the strategic planning team.

Jeff is currently a Director for Olsson Associates Inc., a rapidly growing professional engineering firm based in Lincoln, NE; Past Director of the Pigeon Lake Watershed Association, and Kids with Cancer Society; Past Member of the EPCOR Community Essentials Council; and Past Chair for the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association Northern Alberta Chapter.

Spending time with family is a priority for Jeff, and he particularly enjoys outdoor activities including biking, sailing, and skiing.

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Linda Slocombe

Linda Slocombe

Chief Financial Officer / Leadership Team Member

Linda Slocombe

Linda Slocombe

Chief Financial Officer / Leadership Team Member

Joining Almita’s leadership team in October, 2017, Linda has the responsibility for providing financial leadership and guidance to the organization. She has direct oversight of the Finance, IT, and HR teams.

Linda is a CPA, CA and brings a diverse history of financial leadership experience which includes internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley, international controllership, and enterprise risk management for a publicly traded, multinational organization. Linda’s experience includes consulting services, manufacturing, and natural resources businesses as well as public securities regulatory bodies.

An avid golfer and curler, Linda also volunteers with her local church and enjoys travelling and spending time with family.

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Bill Baillie -  Senior Vice President / Leadership Team Member

Bill Baillie

Senior Vice President / Leadership Team Member

Bill Baillie

Bill Baillie

Senior Vice President / Leadership Team Member

Having joined Almita in November 2011, Bill is responsible for providing leadership to the regional sales and operations areas within Almita. Bill leads the Regional Management teams to direct and implement a sound strategy that will achieve Almita’s strategic and growth objectives.

With Canadian, US, and international experience in manufacturing, operations, and business management, Bill’s expertise includes streamlining management, production and business processes, lean manufacturing, planning and start-up of facilities, and managing organizational growth and change initiatives.

Bill holds an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BSC in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University. An avid cyclist and skier who also enjoys travel and coaching soccer, Bill has been a leader in organizing and participating in fundraising cycling events for the Sick Kids Hospital and the MS Society of Canada. Bill is co-founder and Chair of the Greenfield Dads Matter parent council that focuses on engaging male role models in the educational setting of their children.

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Jeff Hilton

Senior Vice President / Leadership Team Member

Jeff Hilton

Jeff Hilton

Senior Vice President / Leadership Team Member

Jeff joined Almita as an Advisory Board member in June of 2017. On August 15, 2018 Jeff transitioned to the operations leadership team in the role of Senior Vice President with primary responsibility for our US Operations.

Jeff is a senior leader with more than 35 years operational expertise in the Power and Telecommunication industries in Canada, the United States and South America, as well as several years of transmission infrastructure experience.

Originally from Ontario, where he began his career in the Telecom industry, Jeff and his family moved to Alberta for a one year assignment. Together with his wife Gwen and daughter Makana, they made Alberta home.

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Almita Advisory Board

Bob Lloyd - Board Member

Bob Lloyd

Director

Robert Lloyd

Robert V. Lloyd

Director

Since 2005, Robert has been a member of our Board of Directors, bringing extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, financing, and contractual relationships. The Board looks to him for guidance in managing growth and new opportunities in our rapidly developing industry.

Robert holds Commerce and Law degrees from the University of Alberta, and he is a partner with the law firm Ogilvie LLP.

Robert has held director positions with several public and private corporations and has served on the Board of Governors of the National Hockey League and with various charities, professional associations, and community groups.

Away from work, Robert enjoys fishing, sailing, skiing, and golf.

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David Lloyd - Board Chair

David Lloyd

Director

David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Board Chair

Dave Lloyd has been on the Board of Almita Piling since 2005, and stepped into the role of Chair in 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Gonzaga University with a major in Finance and minor in Accounting, and has earned the designation CIM (Canadian Investment Manager).

Dave joined ScotiaMcLeod in 1986 where he is a Portfolio Manager specializing in the design and management of investment portfolios for families and business owners.

In 1988, Dave joined the Synergy Network, an Edmonton business group where he has held the positions of chairman, treasurer and speakers’ committee chairman. He is currently a director of the Mount St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation in Victoria, BC. Dave has also held various positions with The United Way of Edmonton and Area’s annual fundraising campaign.

When he is not working, Dave enjoys a wide range of outdoor activities and spending time with family.

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Bill Burch - FCA Advisory Board Member

Bill Burch

Advisory Board Chair

Bill Burch

Bill Burch

Advisory Board Chair

A chartered accountant with wide-ranging professional, managerial, and executive experience, Bill has served as an advisor to our Board of Directors since 2011. He assists with policy development and business strategy, and is a change leader for our team.

Throughout his career, Bill has served as a partner in an international accounting firm, and as a director and advisor for private and public companies. Some of the boards Bill has served on include the University Hospital Foundation, Capital Health Authority, and the Alberta Electric System Operator.

Bill’s wide-ranging experience plays a key role in the governance and oversight of Almita’s business dealings.

Important to Bill is spending time with family, golfing and travelling.

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Barry James - FCA ICD.D

Barry James

Advisory Board Member

Barry L. James

Barry L. James, FCA ICD.D

Advisory Board Member
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers Ltd.
Retired Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

In January 2014, Barry James joined Lloyd Sadd Insurance Brokers in the newly created role of Chief Corporate Development Officer where he is responsible for developing strategic and corporate initiatives, managing client relationships, and assisting with innovative business opportunities.

Barry was previously Managing Partner of the Edmonton office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), a position he held for ten years. With more than 35 years' experience, Barry served as an integral business advisor to his many Edmonton and area clients.

Barry received a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from the University of Alberta in 1980, qualified as a CA in 1983, and became a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants in 2007. He joined PwC in 1977 and was admitted to the partnership in 1989. He was the Managing Partner of the Edmonton office from July 2001 to June 2011.

Barry has been actively involved in his profession, serving as a trustee of the Chartered Accountants' Education Foundation, President of the Edmonton CA Club, and as a member of the Registration Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Alberta.

In the community, Barry is currently a Minister-appointed member of the Board of ATB Financial, serving as Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the University of Alberta Board of Governors, the University of Alberta Senate, and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Province of Alberta. He is a member of the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation Board and the Alberta Chapter of the World Presidents' Organization. He also sits on the Boards of Corus Entertainment, AutoCanada Inc., and The Galleria. Barry is on the Advisory Board of Surehire Inc. and is co-chair of the Mayor’s Business Round Table. He has served as Chair of the Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation and on the Board of Directors of the Edmonton Convention Centre Authority, the Forest Industry Suppliers' Association of Alberta, the Edmonton Space and Science Foundation (TELUS World of Science), and the Support Network Foundation.

Barry is a member of the Downtown Rotary Club and the Royal Mayfair Golf and Country Club. He is a former member of the Alberta Squash Racquets Association and the Edmonton Strikers Soccer Club. He is a proud supporter and season ticket holder of the Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club and the FC Edmonton Soccer Club.

Barry is married to Valerie Berger and they have 3 sons aged 20, 21 and 23.

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Almita is the largest and most experienced helical pile provider in North America.

We're constantly pushing the limits of foundation technology and finding new applications for helical piles. Check out our project map below to see our history of success.

Legend

  • Almita Project
  • Almita Office

Protecting our employees, clients, contractors and partners

In fulfilling our commitment to protect both people and property, Almita provides and maintains a safe work environment in accordance with industry standards and in compliance with legislative requirements.

Almita's Certifications

  • CWB Certified
  • NFS-ISR ISO 9001
  • Workplace Safety Certificate of Recognition
  • SCSA Certificate of Recognition

Research Partnerships

Being a world leader means taking responsibility for the security and progress of your industry. We're proud of our role in driving the industry forward by cooperating with like-minded organizations.

  • University of Alberta
  • Institute of Helical Pile Engineering
  • Deep Foundation Institute
  • Western University of Ontario
  • University of Waterloo

Industry Associations

  • Almita Piling -  Edmonton Construction Association
  • Almita Piling - Alberta Construction Association
  • Almita Piling - Deep Construction Institute
  • Almita Piling - Red Deer Construction Association
  • Almita Piling - Productivity Alberta
  • Almita Piling - Canadian Construction Association
  • Almita Piling - Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters
  • Almita Piling - First Nations Power Authority
  • Almita Piling - Focus Forward for Indigenous Youth
  • Almita Piling - Saskatchewan Construction Association

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