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Proven Partners Since 1956


In 1956 Merle Derochie and Jim Park started up a commercial painting firm in Calgary, Canada; shortly thereafter Merle recognized the opportunities in Industrial Field Coatings which soon became Park Derochie’s primary focus. In 1973, Park Derochie added Industrial Fireproofing to their services and became a name the industry looked to for their coatings and fireproofing requirements.

Under Merle’s stewardship and with the addition of Jeff Granberg in 1997 and Mark Walker in 1999 Park Derochie expanded into metalizing, shop coatings, as well as stick-built shop fireproofing, driven by fulfilling client needs Park Derochie expanded into Mechanical Insulation in 2005 and Scaffolding & Containment in 2010. This expansion led to the creation of PD Management & Services Inc. and PD Properties & Rentals Inc. in 2011. 

Park Derochie has been recognized by the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL) as one of the Top 10 Contractors; ranked No. 4 in North America, and No.1 in Canada. 

Park Derochie is committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of the end user, it's software development team has the ability to customize its proprietary software to meet the reporting requirements of the client. This includes the ability to provide clients with daily Labour, Equipment & Material (LEM) reports, as well as the tracking and coordination of individual piece marks.

As PD developed, so did the company’s internal culture which grew on close attention to safety, quality control (QC) and award winning community involvement. Park Derochie has developed a strong reputation for safety with the highest rated safety program for coatings contractors. We are proud to be industry leaders and our safety record confirms this. Our WCB experience ratio is consistently lower than the industry average and we continue to be the recipient of numerous Client / Industry recognition awards.

Providing uncompromising, quality workmanship to our clients is a strong component within our core principles of business ethics. Park Derochie adheres to the stringent standards set out by The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC). Park Derochie is SSPC Certified for QP1, QP2, QP3 and QP6, and is currently the only Canadian company to hold this combination of certifications. Guided by SSPC and ISO 9001-2000, our Quality Management System is designed to meet the specific requirements of the client.

It has always been a strong belief that investing in our community is as important as investing (and indeed is another way to invest) in the people within the company. Park Derochie contributes regularly to numerous sectors including school programs, youth sports, health foundations, charities and community programs. 

Park Derochie was built on the principles of strong work ethic, commitment to customer satisfaction, developing a skilled, dedicated workforce and a belief that Loyalty begets Loyalty. Those principles hold true today and will continue to build and lead the company forward.

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