Lionsgate Builders

About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Tyler DeGagne was inspired to build a company rooted in his passion to help others. Alongside his construction expertise, it was a natural move to bring Lionsgate Builders to life. We are a general contracting firm that was established in 2011 as a collaboration between our team members with backgrounds in Multi-Family Construction, Commercial & Industrial Electrical, Construction Remodelling, and Project Management. Our team has more than 50+ years of combined industry experience. Our projects have allowed us to build relationships with Albertans all across the province. Beyond exceptional delivery through our experience as a team, we strive to build lasting relationships and work together as your partner to see a project through to its end.

 

Get in touch

We at Lionsgate Builders know that finding the right general contractor represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Team Members

 
 
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Owner, project manager, cto

Tyler DeGagne

Tyler, a third-generation builder, started his professional career in 1996 as a carpenter, building spiral staircases for Artistic Stairs. A decade spent on construction sites working for premiere multi-family developers in Calgary and Vancouver, Tyler has acquired in-depth knowledge on the building trades and leadership role of a general contractor/developer. Since 2008, Tyler has been restoring, trouble-shooting, and renovating multi-family and light commercial properties; utilizing those years of hands on experience to bring true value as a partner to his many clients. For more detail on Tyler’s work experience please visit his LinkedIn Profile.

 

Activities & Affiliations

  • Extreme sports

  • Knitting

Certifications

• First Aid

 
 

 
 
 
John Milakovic

project manager, cmo, cso

John Milakovic

John brings 7 years of construction experience; from working in the field as an apprentice electrician while studying at MacEwan University, to eventually working his way from project coordinator to project manager within his first year in the office of a Calgary-based firm. John also has experience and training with business development and marketing—initiating and maintaining partner relationships and providing strategic alliances and business opportunities. Beyond project management and business development, John is also certified through the Alberta Construction Safety Association, overseeing safety operations at Lionsgate Builders, helping the company achieve and maintain an occupational health and safety program which exceeds national standards. John provides true value to his business and his clients through his diverse experience and proven talents with communication and relationship-building. For more detail on John’s work experience please visit his LinkedIn Profile.

 

Certifications

  • Leadership for Safety Excellence (LSE)

  • Principles of Health & Safety Management (PHSM)

  • Alberta Occupational Health & Safety Awareness (LEG)

  • Auditor Training Program (ATP)

  • First Aid

Activities & Affiliations

• HEAL Charitable Foundation, President
• Musician, Drummer

 
 

 
 
 
Mel Milakovic

Operations Manager, chief estimator

Mel Milakovic

Mel has been in the trade since 1966. Trained in Europe, Mel has worked industrial and commercial electrical in Canada since 1975, working with some of Edmonton’s largest trade contractors. Experienced in manufacturing, service and project work Mel has succeeded in roles of Foreman, Estimator, Construction Manager (crew size of 500) and Site Manager (overseeing 800 men). In 1988 Mel began Project Managing on Schools and Hospitals with project values over $3M. Suncor Millennium project in Fort McMurray saw Mel oversee the field supervision of over 500 crews during a 3-year project ($100M project value). As a Construction Manager & Estimator in 2001 working for an Engineering Firm and on projects in Russia with values over $3M. Mel has spent the last decade as a Senior Estimator and Project Manager on projects across the country and in remote locations. Mel brings a wealth of talent, experience, and insight to any job with which he is involved. For more detail on Mel’s work experience please visit his LinkedIn Profile.

 

Certifications

  • Journeyman Electrician

  • First Aid

Activities & Affiliations

• Edmonton Croatian Community

 
 

 
 
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foreman, lead carpenter

Ryan Maciver

Ryan has been in the construction industry for 21 years. He started out working as a labourer on commercial government projects in Vancouver, BC at the age of 16. Throughout his career he has acquired a wide array of construction experience including, but not limited to carpentry, framing, finishing, cabinetry, roofing, flooring, tile, masonry, forming & foundation, and plumbing. Beyond his diverse skillset, Ryan has eight years’ experience managing crews of up to 100 employees on various projects throughout British Columbia—from commercial to multi-family residential. During the leaky condo crisis of the early 2000’s that affected Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island regions of coastal British Columbia, Ryan was a construction manager that helped engineers design new building envelope and exteriors for their extensive rebuilds. Since moving to Alberta 5 years ago, Ryan has managed with Bedrock Homes on a project valued at $45M—later becoming a valued member of Lionsgate Builders. For more detail on Ryan’s work experience please visit his LinkedIn Profile.

Certifications

  • First Aid

  • NFPA 1001 Certification - Firefighter Level 1

  • NFPA 1002 Certification - Firefighter Level 2

  • Dangerous Good Operations

Activities & Affiliations

• Lamont County Emergency Services, Qualified Firefighter