Progress Land




  • Progress Land opens their doors in October as land consultants with 7 employees and three clients; AEC Pipelines Ltd., Amoco Canada Ltd. and Pan Canadian Petroleum Limited.


  • Acts as agent for Right of Way acquisition for BC Telecom
  • Acts as agent for Crown Mineral sales for clients
  • Begins to provide services to Municipal Governments for fencing Right of Ways, sewer lines and road widenings


  • Undertakes first land assembly project for the AEC Lacorey Terminal
  • Begins work on first NEB project for Interprovincial Pipeline in Manitoba
  • Enters the utility service sector with AGT’s fibre optics right of way from Claysmore to Elk Point, St. Paul & Cold Lake


  • Completes Right of Way acquisition from Edmonton to BC border for AGT’s segment of Telecom Canada fibre optics line


  • Celebrates first 5 years in business


  • Acquires telecommunication tower sites


  • Commences first Greenfield NEB Pipeline Project (Express Pipeline)


  • Celebrates first decade in business


  • Begins work on the Alliance Pipeline Project


  • Exceeds 55 employees


  • Hosts first K-Days Breakfast, now known as our annual Brat & Brew Luncheon


  • Expands services into powerline acquisition for Drayton Valley Power Corporation at Jarvie


  • Celebrates 15 years of being in service as a land consulting company


  • Provides service to CNR for spur line acquisition
  • Creates joint partnership to form Progress Land International for the Alaska Gas Pipeline Project


  • Progress Land International undertakes early Public Consultation for the Alaska Gas Pipeline Producers
  • Begins work on Pembina Pipeline's AOSPL Stage 3 Looping Project


  • One of the founding partners of Progress Land, David Speer retires as President after 18 years with Progress


  • Provides land acquisition services for North Red Deer Water Services Commission
  • Hosts first annual Camping Trip for all employees
  • Bernie Tchir is elected and becomes the 2nd President in Progress Land’s history


  • Celebrates 20 years in business
  • Celebrates Bernie Tchir’s 20 years of dedicated service with the company and he becomes our first CEO
  • Becomes the agent for Telus Communication Inc.’s as the Province of Alberta Rights of Way department
  • One of the partners of Progress Land, Dinah Almond retires as Vice President after 20 years with Progress.
  • Elliott Friedrich becomes the 3rd President in Progress Land’s history


  • Begins land assembly project for for Shell Canada Limited in Alberta Industrial Heartland for upgrader site
  • Begins working for Premier Horticulture leasing Peat Moss Boggs


  • Begins land assembly for North American Oil Sands Corporation (now StatoilHydro Canada Ltd.) for the upgrader site in Alberta Industrial Heartland
  • Acknowledges Darcy Harty for his 10 years of service with the company
  • Begins work on the Enbridge Athabasca Waupisoo Pipeline Project
  • Begins work on Enbridge’s Alberta Clipper & Southern Lights Pipeline Projects


  • Awards BP Canada Energy Company free services for being our 10,000th job
  • Acknowledges Jason Svenningsen for his 10 years of service with the company


  • Unveils the new company logo
  • For the second time in just over 10 years we grow to over 50 employees
  • IRWA 15 year Sponsor of the Curling Funspiel


  • Celebrates our Silver Anniversary in business and Bernie Tchir’s 25 years with the company
  • Launch of our new website     
  • Acknowledges Elliott Friedrich, Phil Becker & Dennis Worobec for their 20 years of dedicated service
  • Becomes Silver Sponsor supporter for the Alberta Industrial Heartland’s 10th Anniversary Stakeholders Luncheon
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