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About Us

Pagnotta is a family-oriented business. We have grown since our early days and continue to bring our original values to every project that we undertake.



Mario Pagnotta's passion and entrepreneurial spirit led to the establishment of Pagnotta Industries in 1992.

Our Vision

Changing Skylines, Building Futures



Pagnotta is recognized as a premium builder with a presence across Western Canada. Our offices are located in Edmonton, Saskatoon and Vancouver. Contact us for upcoming projects, employment and partnership opportunities or to learn more about us.

Our Mission

To inspire leadership, innovation and excellence in construction and in our communities



Our core values help us build and maintain strong relationships with our employees and clients, allowing us to keep the interest of our communities at the forefront of our work.

We are committed to the health and safety of our employees, subcontractors, customers and community, and to setting a new standard for our industry.

As a company and as individuals, we take ownership for our actions. We believe that honesty and transparency translates to long-term reliability.

In the office, on the worksite and in our communities, our people take charge. We constantly look for opportunities to improve our practices and affect positive change. Leadership starts with taking initiative.

Excellence is the standard we hold ourselves to. We strive to meet the highest standards of safety, quality and workmanship.

Our company was founded with an entrepreneurial spirit. That’s why we know there’s always a better way to do things. It’s not enough to be content with the status quo. We are always ready to learn, adapt and grow.

Our people are worth investing in and we focus on supporting our employees’ professional and personal growth. Pagnotta employees must stay committed to continuous improvement and striving for excellence.



We want every one of our employees to go home safely at the end of the day. By holding ourselves accountable, we are constantly striving to excel in safety to ensure our workers are amongst the safest in the industry.


Executive Management

“The most rewarding aspect of my role is the dynamic and complicated challenges associated with the construction industry. Rarely a day goes by without learning something new about my role and how Pagnotta fits as a player in the industry. I have enjoyed the construction industry for 20 years, and the opportunities for growth and learning are endless.” - Alex Pagnotta

Mario Pagnotta

(Chairman & Founder)

Mario offers guidance and insight towards the strategic planning and execution of Pagnotta’s vision. With over fifty years of construction experience, Mario leverages his relationships in the industry and his expectations for the highest level of integrity to ensure that the senior executive team remains focused on clients goals and expectations. 

Alex Pagnotta


Alex’s primary focus is to set the strategic mission and vision for the company while supporting the cultural development of the organization. Alex started at Pagnotta in 1999 as controller after receiving a Bachelors of Commerce from the University of Alberta and took over the role of General Manager in 2008.

Karl Yackel

VP Operations

Having started his career as a carpenter, Karl comes with 24 years of construction experience at all levels. Karl has experience as a superintendent, senior project manager and construction manager. He is an Interprovincial (Red Seal) Carpenter and Gold seal certified, and sits as a board member on the Provincial Apprenticeship Committee for Alberta. Karl has experience throughout Western Canada, from Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary, Northern Alberta and Vancouver.

Barry Pfau

VP Construction

Barry is involved in projects from the very beginning, providing pre-construction expertise in constructability, value engineering, capital expenditures and operating cost analysis. Barry works alongside the ownership and consulting teams to ensure the project meets critical early milestones relating to the Development Permit and Building Permit process, all while providing budget updates to suit owner requirements. Barry has a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alberta and is a designated Professional Engineer.

Dwayne Chmiliar

Construction Risk Manager

Dwayne has 39 years of construction experience and works directly with Pagnotta Project Managers and Superintendents to develop, plan and implement strategies for production savings. Dwayne oversees all planning, costing, field progress and quality control on construction projects. Dwayne has a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Alberta and is a designated Professional Engineer.

Joe Caudle

VP Concrete Formwork 

As Vice President, Formwork and SK Branch Manager, Joe is part of a team for leadership, integrity, safety, excellence and business growth for Pagnotta Industries.  In 2002 Joe started his career in the field as a carpenter and earned increasingly senior positions. The four towers (No.1 River Landing, River Landing East Tower, Alt Hotel and Nutrien) in downtown Saskatoon, SK are his most recent achievements.  He is currently working on finishing his MBA


Senior Management

David Hughes

Director of Safety

David has been a Health and Safety Professional since 2012, and a Health and Safety Administrator since 2015. He has worked throughout Alberta, Saskatewan, Manitoba and BC with experience implementing entire safety programs, as well as facilitating training programs within Pagnotta. David is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of our on-site Health and Safety Program. 

James Gabucci


Prior to working at Pagnotta Industries, James spent 5 years in public accounting where he earned his Chartered Accountant designation in 2011 and went on to complete the three levels of the In-Depth Tax Program. James’ experience in public practice included work in the industrial services, construction, real estate and oil & gas service industries. James is now the Controller of Pagnotta where he leads the financial reporting, corporate accounting and internal controls functions.

Derrick Antonsen

Field Operations Manager

With years of experience as both a Site Foreman and Senior Superintendent, Derrick brings expert knowledge and know-how to our projects. Derrick has a considerable breadth of understanding in the dynamics of facilitating numerous subtrades throughout the flow of a job site.

Jeremy Langevine

Project Manager, Team Lead Concrete Construction

Jeremy started his career at Pagnotta back in 2008 as laborer. He later went on to complete his Construction Engineering diploma at Nait. Soon after he returned to Pagnotta as project coordinator and quickly rose through the ranks. Jeremy has completed various concrete formwork projects throughout Alberta from building foundations to high-rises. He has a strong technical background in concrete construction. As the concrete formwork Team Lead Project Manager,  Jeremy is responsible for the overall success of concrete projects under his management and the teams that have been assigned to these projects. He’s responsible for developing project strategy and ensuring that project goals are met.

Carolyn Aumiller

Project Manager, Team Lead Construction Management

Carolyn graduated with an Engineering Degree in 2013 and started with Pagnotta in 2014 as a Project Coordinator in Saskatoon. In 2017, Carolyn became a Project Manager where she moved to Edmonton to be a part of the head office. She has worked on various Multi-Family projects in and around Edmonton area. Carolyn is the Team Lead of Construction Management projects where she oversees the project teams and provides support to ensure the success of current projects. She is responsible for project strategy and overall client satisfaction.

Harsharan Rangi

Project Manager/Estimator 

Harsharan has over 10 years’ of experience in the construction industry. Harsharan has worked on residential, industrial and commercial concrete formwork projects of varied complexity. He is responsible for estimating all concrete projects, along with, managing projects in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Maged Botros

Chief Estimator

Maged has over 23 years of estimating and project coordination experience on a wide variety of projects from single residential housing, multi residential housing, commercial high-rise towers, public schools and civil industrial works. As a Chief Estimator, Maged oversees project budgets, preliminary construction schedules, value engineering, the tendering process and tender packages.

Wes Cunningham

Crane and Hoist Manager

Wes has been with Pagnotta for over 20 years. He started in 1998 where he went on to successfully complete his Journeyman Tower Crane Operator in 2000. Wes has taken multiple courses to further his knowledge in tower cranes from safety and inspections to a tower crane technician certificate. He has worked in Calgary, Saskatoon, Calgary and is now based in Edmonton where he is the Crane and Hoist Manager for all of Pagnotta.

Leanne Randall

HR Manager

Leanne has been working in Human Resources since 2004. She spent 10 years in oil and gas specializing in high volume trades recruiting and manpower coordination before moving to the construction industry in 2015 to work with Pagnotta. Leanne is responsible for managing the company’s human resource functions as well as directing Pagnotta’s overall people and culture strategies.



We are proud to support organizations making a difference in our community. Stewardship to the communities we live and do business in is central to who we are.

CASA's mission is to advance the mental health of infants, children and adolescents through family-centered clinical services, education, research, and advocacy. CASA delivers innovative mental health services for infants, children, adolescents and their families and is an effective advocate for children's mental health. Approximately 4,000 children and adolescents receive help and services through the CASA program each year.

Pagnotta was proud to be the title sponsor for CASA's annual gala for 2018 and 2019.

Boyle Street Community Services has been working in the inner city of Edmonton since 1971 to serve, support, and empower people to take control of their lives and escape the cycle of poverty and homelessness. Boyle Street Community Services provides over 40 programs and services to over 12,000 individuals every year.

In 2018, Pagnotta donated resources for a new wheel chair ramp and sidewalk at Boyle Street.