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Who We Are

Thinkers, Builders, Achievers.

We love to be creative, in fact we expect it of ourselves. We get our kicks from thinking outside the box and going above and beyond.

quote Creative solutions inspired by passion and expertise. quote

At Our Core

Safety

Safety is first, in our daily operations and in our engineering and design.

People

We make decisions in the best interests of our people, the people we work with, and the people we work for.

Integrity

We always do what is right; we do not compromise our values.

Passion

We love a challenge; we are driven to deliver creative, quality, fit-for-purpose solutions.

Experience

We leverage our collective experience to deliver the best possible solutions.

Endurance

We intend to thrive for the good of our people, partners, and our communities; we are here for the long term.

Where
We've
Been

1999

Our founder and president, Brent Rheaume, starts working as an independent contractor in the Grande Prairie area.

2005

Rheaume Engineering incorporates and we hire our very first employee. Yay!

2010

We open our office in Calgary’s Beltline neighbourhood.

2011

We open our current office in Grande Prairie’s Richmond Industrial Park.

2013

The Sandtinel spherical sand separator is beta-tested, and we manufacture our first unit.

2016

Our first subsidiary, Radix Innovation, incorporates.

2017

We expand our Calgary office, still in the Beltline.

People Matter

family matters at rheaume

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Brent Rheaume, P.Eng., PMP

President

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A true entrepreneur, Brent’s creative vision is the driving force behind our core purpose, and the company culture of innovation. With 25+ years’ experience in reservoir, production, operations, and facilities, Brent provides direction for Rheaume's strategic growth with a focus on technical expertise combined with field service.

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What are your hobbies, Brent? Anything outdoors with family and friends. Hockey, snowmobiling, and time at the lake waterskiing. My current PB in slalom waterskiing is 22’ off at 30 MPH and I'm working hard to keep improving. There are great places in the southern US for lessons on ski lakes.

Outside of work, what are you known for? Likely best known in the minor hockey community, with time spent volunteering as a coach or sitting on minor hockey boards. It is a huge social network where our family has made great friendships across AB and western Canada.

Tell us something we don't know. I grew up on a farm in rural SK. I don’t consider myself very old, but old enough to have used an outhouse growing up and a well with a hand pump for drinking water. Hauling drinking water with a pail from the well in addition to many other farm chores was part of my youth. My parents were the ultimate mentors in innovation and hard work.

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Brad Pakkala, P.Eng.

Engineering Manager

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A visionary leader, Brad has a passion for providing value and excellent business results, safely, and efficiently. With 20+ years of management, direct supervision, and project engineering experience in the oil and gas industry, Brad has expertise in all aspects of project management and execution. He aims to continuously improve business metrics through strategic approaches that use innovation, communication, problem-solving, and stakeholder engagement.

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What are your hobbies, Brad? Boating and wakesurfing.

Outside of work, what are you known for? My involvement with hockey, whether it's travelling to watch my kids play, coaching, helping out, managing, or just watching the game. Sometimes I still try to play beer league with friends, but I forget how hard it is and my kids have a good laugh watching.

Tell us something we don't know. My first job after graduating university was working on my wife’s family farm east of Calgary. I didn’t even know how to drive a stick shift, so driving a combine, swather, and tandem truck was quite entertaining for the in-laws.

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Ian Baggott, P.Eng.

Business Manager

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People are our business, and Ian makes sure we’re managing the bottom line while always putting people first. With 25+ years’ experience in upstream oil and gas project management and facility design, and as the former owner of mid-sized full EPCM engineering consulting firm, Tartan Engineering, Ian provides direction on company operations, client relationships, programs, and team development and execution.

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What are your hobbies, Ian? Spending time in the mountains with my family skiing and biking. We are all very passionate about the outdoors.

Outside of work, what are you known for? Skiing at Lake Louise. I have had a ski pass at Louise for the past 35 years. I can’t recall missing a Saturday or Sunday ski day for those 35 years.

Tell us something we don't know. I lived in the Philippines when I was 12 and spent 3 months traveling around the world, east to west.

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Greg Krebs, P.Eng.

Business Development

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Not your typical engineer, social skills and a production background help Greg build, navigate, and strengthen our client connections. Greg has 20+ years of experience with junior to multi-national E&Ps in all disciplines of engineering, including operations, drilling, completions, and facilities, and strengths in asset development, corporate planning, A&D, and project management. Greg is our friendly client liaison.

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What are your hobbies, Greg? My wife and I love to try new restaurants in different places while traveling around North America. I also have a self-proclaimed hockey addiction.

Outside of work, what are you known for? I’m most known for being very active in the hockey community around Calgary and Okotoks from coaching, volunteering on hockey boards, to just following my three boys around as they play hockey across Western Canada and the USA. Most folks associate me with oil & gas or hockey and don’t even know that I have a daughter who is a singer/songwriter based in Nashville.

Tell us something we don't know. I grew up on a grain farm in a farming community called Whitemud Creek, north of Valleyview in the Peace Country. Like most farm kids who grew up during those days, I started helping out at a very young age. I drove my first tractor at age 8 and first grain truck by age 11. Also, I still hold the 200m track and field record set in 1990 at my high school.

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