The Origin Story
The remediation of land in preparation of Expo ’86 is considered the beginning of the contaminated sites industry in BC.  We can trace the origins of TerraWest back to this era, at which time Alister was building up his personal name and reputation as a forestry consultant on the west coast.  Never one to miss a unique and challenging opportunity, Alister further developed his environmental expertise and expanded the variety of services he offered to his clients.  Many of these same clients continue to work with him to this day.  Fast forward to 2007 and it was time to incorporate TerraWest.  A consulting business that would grow and change, that would employ professionals, and that would stand behind it’s own reputation as a brand.

Over the years we have watched TerraWest grow from an at home Vancouver Island basement to 4 regional offices servicing all of Western Canada.  We have seen our technical skills expand from the basics of soil sampling to the expertise of remediation.  But most importantly we have helped our clients succeed alongside us.  Our clients continue to trust us to make smart and practical decisions about how to spend their resources and manage their risk, and we appreciate and thank them for that.

We believe that the role of a consultant is first and foremost to help the client.

Our priority is to help you, to provide excellent service, and to explain practical solutions that end in results.  We are the local option and understand that we work with real people on real projects that are meaningful to our community.

Please reach out to any of our Operations Managers if you are interested in learning more about TerraWest and how we operate.  Direct contact details can be found on the Contact Us page, or click below for more information.

What makes the TerraWest team different?

First, It’s all in our approach to executing a project. We look at the objective first, then begin to understand the challenges, plan contingencies for those challenges, and then execute the appropriate project. It’s all about the objective. The goal. Always keep the end goal in mind, and plan the steps necessary to reach that goal.

Second, it’s in our personal demeanour when completing a project. We take a pragmatic approach, one that balances professionalism with realism.

Third, it’s in our ability to create and maintain relationships with our clients and within our team. This creates the opportunity to build trust, and to speak openly and honestly about the objectives and challenges of a project in a transparent way.

Adam Mabbott, Vice President - Operations

“TerraWest has an excellent reputation due to the efforts of our amazing team of professionals, and I’m proud to help lead our company through continuous improvement each and every day.  Our clients consistently report that they appreciate our friendly service, competitive pricing, and practical solutions to their environmental projects.  We offer the technical expertise of a large team with the dedicated service and flexibility of a small business, and are committed to creating a cleaner, greener and more rewarding future to our clients and staff.”

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