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 Executive Leadership

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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Brad Gamroth

Chief Financial Officer

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Brad Gamroth

Chief Financial Officer

Joining Almita’s executive leadership team in November 2021, Brad has the responsibility for providing financial leadership and guidance to the organization.  He has direct oversight of the Finance, IT, and HR teams.

Brad is a CPA, CA and obtained his designation with PwC Edmonton, focusing on both Canadian private and US public company audits.  Prior to joining Almita, Brad was most recently the CFO of RGL Reservoir Management Inc. (“RGL”), a Calgary-based company with a focus on heavy oil products and solutions until RGL was sold in July 2021.  Prior to the sale, Brad’s responsibilities included overseeing the financial results of RGL’s manufacturing operations in Canada, USA, and Oman, budgeting and forecasting, and business system improvement.

In his spare time, Brad enjoys golfing, skiing, and traveling whenever he can.  Brad is also a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Heavy Oil Association (choa.ab.ca), currently serving as the organization’s treasurer.

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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 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 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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