Our Team
  • The Jakes Team

    The Jakes Team

    20 Years Strong

    The dedicated crew that makes it happen – our employees at the June 2012 team development event – go Team!

    (photo – Arlene Klaassen)

  • Jake Klaassen

    Jake Klaassen

    President & General Manager
    since 1993

    With over twenty years of civil construction and development experience, Jake brings a dynamic, supportive, hands-on style to the company that bears his name. He has key roles in construction management and new business development.

  • William Klaassen

    William Klaassen

    Assistant General Manager, BA
    since 2001

    William combines an IT/IS background with an Arts degree (Education focus) from the University of the Fraser Valley, providing Jakes Construction with a unique, complementary and powerful management skill set, helping to lead now and in the future.

  • Adrian Boer

    Adrian Boer

    Manager-Engineering, AScT, GSC
    since 2002

    A member of the Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC, Adrian’s career started in South Africa where he earned his B. Tech degree. His primary role is bridging the office and field, through direction of Jakes Construction’s estimation and project management departments.

  • Richard Wilson

    Richard Wilson

    Controller, CPA, CGA
    since 2004

    A member of the Certified Professional Accountants of BC (CGA 1998), with over twenty-five years of accounting experience in privately-held companies, Richard oversees the financial activities of Jakes Construction and the Klaassen Group of companies.

  • Darren Clayton

    Darren Clayton

    Superintendent
    since 2001

    Darren is our major project specialist. His commitment to productivity and superior ability to mobilize resources gives us the bench strength to tackle large jobs with tight deadlines.

  • Ken MacAndrew

    Ken MacAndrew

    Project Manager
    since 2000

    Ken plays an integral role in the planning, monitoring and control of our projects. His significant civil construction experience, with specific expertise in utilities, makes Ken a valuable member of our team.

  • Peter Slootweg

    Peter Slootweg

    Manager-Linterra Aggregates
    since 2012

    Pete brings substantial business and logistics experience to Jakes, having successfully operated his own Chilliwack-based trucking company for many years. His commitment to superior customer service also makes a valuable contribution to our team.

  • Steve Earle

    Steve Earle

    Construction Manager
    Since 2015

    Solution-oriented construction professional with over 10 years of experience working on major infrastructure projects in the BC Interior and Lower Mainland. Steve has a proven track record of team-building and safety planning. His success in project management, subcontractor management and cost control stems from his strong belief in job scheduling as a key motivating and operational tool.