Dependability. Reliability. Loyalty. Commitment.
"I really try to promote to our staff that they can become anything they want to become if they put the mind to it. I enjoy mentoring employees into a position of power should they have the desire to grow with us. Innovation and continuous investment in our team is what it’s all about."
Here at Forteck, our primary values allow us to complete all projects and daily routines to the fullest of our abilities. Our goal is to become an industry leader in forestry and environmental services across western Canada while offering dependable, reliable service.
By creating a friendly workforce, our mission is to provide unlimited opportunities for our employees leading to ultimate success within the Forteck Company. We are proud to say that we are both very loyal and committed to the growth and development of our team both in the field and at home.
Our founder, Branden Soroka, grew up in the outdoors as a young child starting with snowmobiling and checking traps on his grandfather's trapline. Branden learned the ropes of the forest industry by attending many client meetings with his father. "My love for wildlife and the outdoors really had me looking into post-secondary education related to sustainable land use in Alberta." Forestry school allowed Branden to understand the principles of sustainable land management. During his time at NAIT Forest Technology, he became extremely interested in the environmental aspects of the industry. Branden spent one summer working at the boreal research institute in Peace River which focused on lease site reclamation. He then started working hands-on in the forest industry for his father's company.
By starting his career very hands-on and working in the woods full time for three years right out of school, Branden was in a position to succeed in the industry of forestry and environmental services. Combining a background of environmental services and being able to implement this into the forestry industry, while having a great experience of operations (by running equipment for a construction company for the duration of 4 years during high school), this gave him a good insight into what will push the company ahead in the industry.
Our "Forteck" name originated from the program Branden took at NAIT Forest Technology, “Fortech.” Employees here at Forteck specifically enjoy turning problems into solutions, knowing that the more answers provided, the more successful our clients will be and in turn, the company.