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Employee Testimonial – Cameron MacKenzie

By Employee Testimonial

Introducing Cameron MacKenzie, an Estimator for Lark Group.

Cameron has been with the Lark Group since 2011. He started as a Document Controller, went on to become a Project Coordinator and has grown into his current role as an Estimator.

What does your average day look like?

I get in, grab coffee, and log in. Then typically, I spend the rest of the day speaking with Trades, working on takeoffs, and putting together budgets for the various projects that Lark is looking at.

What is important to you in the workplace? How does Lark deliver on that?

The most important thing for me is to work for a company that understands that its employees are not a liability, but an asset; a company that treats people as more than just numbers on a spreadsheet. At Lark, there is no such thing as a closed door. From Larry and Kirk on down, if I ever had an issue I needed to discuss, doors were always open. Further to that, Lark’s has been making recent changes on how mental health is both discussed and dealt with within the company. The push to reinforce that mental health is just as important as physical health and safety has been great. Sometimes non-work-related issues can intrude and affect how we work. The fact that Lark is willing to work with employees to handle any issues affecting us adversely in a non-judgmental fashion is huge.

Which core values resonate with you the best? Why?

Respect and elevate are the two values that resonate with me. I believe that teamwork is the key to success, and you can’t get there without mutual respect. If a teammate is struggling or needs help, then we need to work as a group to help and elevate them so everyone can be successful.

Do you have any initiatives or activities outside of the workplace?

I’m an amateur astronomer and I build telescopes.

What has been your favorite moment so far? What makes it memorable?

Working on the Royal Jubilee hospital project in Victoria has been my favorite moment so far. It was the first project I ever worked on for Lark, and my first time working on site. We had a really good group of people working on that project, and I learned a ton about construction.

What drew you to Lark? What keeps you here and motivates you to stay?

I was drawn to Lark because they offered a very competitive salary and the opportunity for advancement. I stayed because of the respect and support Lark has for its employees. Working for Lark, I always knew that I was more than just a line item on a budget somewhere. Beyond that, I always felt welcome, and it’s given me the opportunity to learn and work with some really amazing people.