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Feature: Indigenous-Owned Oil sands Contractor Bouchier Marks 25 years of Determination and Success – EnergyNow

December 13, 2023

Company’s values are shaped by the seven sacred teachings, which guide its approach to business and drive to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others

It started with a dream, determination and a D-6 Dozer.  Twenty-five years later, Indigenous-owned oil sands contractor Bouchier marked its silver anniversary as one of the industry’s major players.

“Dave Bouchier took on a loan to start this company. Think about how difficult that process would be for a young Indigenous person back in 1998,” says Mark Churla, who was recently appointed as the company’s chief operating officer.

“He took a chance starting this business and today we have more than 400 pieces of heavy equipment and 1,200 employees. Reaching this milestone of 25 years is a true testament to their entrepreneurship and determination to succeed in business.”

Owned by Dave Bouchier and wife Nicole Bourque-Bouchier, the company is based in Fort McKay, north of Fort McMurray in the heart of the oil sands.

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