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:


  • 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


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


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


  • 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 Executive Leadership

Almita's Executive 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

Jeff Lloyd

President, Director

Jeff Lloyd

Jeff Lloyd

President, Director

Jeff is responsible for leading Almita’s strategic planning team and guiding the industry leading team of employees that make Almita the most respected geostructural 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 an international 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, a rapidly growing professional engineering firm based in Lincoln, NE, and the Derrick Golf & Winter Club in Edmonton; 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

Linda Slocombe

Linda Slocombe

Chief Financial Officer

Joining Almita’s executive 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

Bill Baillie

Senior Vice President

Bill Baillie

Bill Baillie

Senior Vice President

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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Rich Brodowski

Senior Vice President

Rich Brodowski

Rich Brodowski

Senior Vice President

Rich joined the Almita operations leadership team in September 2020 as Vice President Project Services and transitioned to the role of Senior Vice President Operations in March 2021.  Rich has the primary responsibility for the operational regions throughout North America.  These operational regions provide Sales and Business Development, Estimating, Engineering, Project Procurement, Project Management, Quality Assurance, and Field Operations solutions to support the delivery of Almita’s products and services to our customers.

Rich has 30 years of Engineering, Construction, and Project Management experience spanning Utility (Electrical, Natural Gas & Telecommunications) and Infrastructure portfolios throughout North America. 

Rich holds an MBA and a Graduate Certificate (Business in the Americas) from Simon Fraser University, a BTech in Construction Management from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), and a Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology from Lethbridge College.  Rich enjoys participating in outdoor activities and is especially fond of running and triathlon events.

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Almita Advisory Board

Kenna Houncaren - Advisory Board Chair

Kenna Houncaren

Advisory Board Chair

Kenna Houncaren Bio

Kenna Houncaren

Advisory Board Chair

Kenna has been a member of the Almita Advisory Board since January 2020.

As Stantec’s Senior Vice President, Procurement & Real Estate, Kenna oversees all aspects of strategic sourcing and vendor management for the company. Kenna is responsible for ensuring that Stantec manages their supply chain by providing sustainable and efficient procurement. Kenna has had the opportunity to apply her expertise in strategic planning, real estate management, corporate finance, commercial leasing, securities and employment law, and intellectual property during her 10 years with Stantec.

A proud contributor to her community, Kenna has volunteered with many organizations in Edmonton and area most notably sitting as Vice Chair on the Edmonton Public Library’s Board of Trustees.

Kenna holds a Bachelor of Law, with honors from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and is a member of the Alberta Bar. Kenna also holds a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Bob Lloyd - Board Member

Bob Lloyd

Advisory Board Member

Robert Lloyd

Robert V. Lloyd

Advisory Board Member

Robert was a member of our Board of Directors from 2005 to 2019, bringing extensive experience in corporate and commercial law, financing, and contractual relationships. In March of 2019, Robert became an Advisory Board Member and continues to provide 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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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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Dorriah Rogers - Advisory Board memeber

Dorriah Rogers

Advisory Board Member

Dorriah Rogers Bio

Dorriah Rogers

Advisory Board Member

Dorriah joined the Almita Advisory Board in August of 2020.

As Founding Partner and CEO of Paradyne Consulting Works LLC, Dorriah has 20+ years of experience providing guidance to Fortune 100 corporations and government entities across North America in business and management consulting, strategic planning, operations and productivity, process improvement, and profitability primarily in the construction, engineering, energy, oil and gas and specialty contractor industries. She has also served in the past as CEO of two engineering companies.

Dr. Rogers’ book Decide to Profit (2017, SelectBooks New York) is based on her lessons learned from two decades of working with high performing teams and leaders and identifying ways to grow and maintain profitability.

Dr. Rogers approaches her work strategically, with an eye towards management team efficacy, productivity, efficiency of operations, and financial streamlining. She is adept at teaming with senior executives at the highest level or rolling up her sleeves and diving into project and tactical operations.

Dorriah has been a volunteer at the Relay for Life for many years and is a proud contributor to local charities and efforts to support research in breast cancer.

She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis and has been awarded Entrepreneur of the Year and Women Making A Difference.

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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.


  • 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 Certification
  • 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

Indigenous Relations

Almita’s goal is to work collaboratively with Indigenous communities, subcontractors and suppliers to build synergies, increase industry participation, and generate mutually beneficial business opportunities. All with a focus on protecting and minimizing the impact to the land by providing solutions which can be removed for reclamation. In all projects, our vision is to work in partnership with Indigenous communities to generate meaningful employment, contracted support services, and build a skilled workforce for the future.

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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