The roots of our company run deep in Fort McMurray, nourished by the spirit of the people here. We share the same values – loyal, hard-working and independent – and the same dreams to help our community to grow and prosper.
In 1985 our first company, Neegan, was providing essential services to oil sands companies. But equally important to us was providing essentials to the people in the Fort McMurray region, like opportunity, employment and pride. That motivated us to grow, because when we grew, so did our ability to help the community thrive.
We are Fort McMurray through and through. We started as a private, aboriginal owned Fort McMurray company and over 30 years later, we proudly remain a 100% private, 100% aboriginal owned Fort McMurray company. Today, we have grown into seven well-respected companies supplying essential services to companies, and people, in the region. Our head office is here, just as our heart is here.
As the world’s energy capital, Fort McMurray is vital to Canada’s future. We are proud to play our role in leading the region to a bright and prosperous future.
Dave Tuccaro – Founder, President and CEO
A member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation in Fort Chipewyan, Dave joined Neegan Development Corporation as General Manager in 1991, and assumed the leadership role in 1993. As an Aboriginal entrepreneur and a proud supporter of community, educational and aboriginal development, he had the inspiration to grow businesses in Fort McMurray, for Fort McMurray. Within 5 years, 2 more successful service companies – Tuc’s Contracting (a trucking company) and Neegan Technical Services (laboratory and geotechnical services company) – were established. Additional companies have since followed, including WPS, Re-stock and TPS. Dave’s path from the small community of Fort Chipewyan to a leading aboriginal business person is a result of his vision, determination and commitment to make a difference in our community.
Craig Jenkins LL.B. –
Chief Operating Officer
Craig Jenkins is the Chief Operating Officer of the Tuccaro Group of Companies where he oversees all aspects of the company’s operations. Craig is a 23-year employee, having started his career in 1994 with Neegan Development and held a variety of leadership roles integral to the growth of the company. Early on Craig worked as a shift and project supervisor executing projects at Syncrude Basemine and Suncor Energy for Neegan. More recently Craig has contributed in the general stewardship of the Group heading industrial relations, legal & technology services, property interests, strategic planning and brand advancement.
Craig is an action oriented individual that has brought integrity, strategic thinking and enthusiasm as part of his leadership.
Under the entrepreneurial vision of the President, Craig’s focus has been to implement and execute the Group’s commitment to business, people and community.
Craig graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree (with Honors) from the University of Glamorgan in 1994. Prior to completing his law degree, Craig was employed within the civil construction industry.
A long term resident of community sports, Craig has coached competitive soccer throughout Alberta as head coach of the Fort McMurray Fury at U14 & U16 level.
Commitment to Safety
Safety is entrenched in our culture. We are committed to safety and dedicated to safe performance. Pro-active prevention, hazard control and injury prevention are the driving forces behind our business practices. We have been COR (Certificate of Recognition) certified since 2006 and proudly subscribe to all of the major contractor safety compliance management organizations including ISNetworld, CQN, ComplyWorks and Avetta (formerly PICS Auditing).
Additional affiliations: WCB, ACSA, Partnerships in Injury Reduction
In April, 2013, Syncrude Canada held their annual Safety Forum and Awards Ceremony at Mildred Lake. The event is used by Syncrude and Imperial/Exxon as an opportunity to showcase areas for improvement and as well give positive feedback to companies that perform well at their sites. This year’s top safety performers (among contract companies site-wide) was Neegan Development & Neegan Technical Services Ltd. Neegan/NTS was presented with the 2012 President’s Award for Outstanding Contractor Safety Performance. Our Syncrude safety statistics were tied for first place with Aluma, who held the same top frequency rating. Syncrude’s President, Scott Sullivan along with the ‘Buddy Managers’, presented the award to Neegan-NTS. The ‘Buddy Manager’ may sound informal but this sophisticated mentorship program has helped both companies strive toward safety excellence over the years. In attendance to accept on the company’s behalf were Lawrence Tuccaro, Craig Jenkins, Kevin Best, Mike Jelly and Ouseph Alphonsea.