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OUR TEAM

DAVID JAMES

Owner/President

With 15 years of experience as a Red Seal Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician, David James was inspired at an early age to combine his advanced technical training and experiential management insight to start his own state-of-the-art heavy truck shop. In 2019, David realized his vision. 

QUALIFICATIONS

• JourneymanHeavy Equipment Technician
• International Truck Diamond Logic Builder
• Diesel Engine Service Maxx/Cummins Insite
• Electronic Troubleshooting Specialist
• Canadian Utility Fleet Council Aerial Certification
• Hurricane Irma Fortis Emergency Response Team Member
• CVIP

Justin Savage

Bar J Shop Foreman

Justin brings diverse experience as a Journeymen HET to Bar J. He started his career with the Department of National Defence, and through hard work and perseverance, earned his way to lead shop hand and foreman. Justin exhibits the exceptional drive, determination, and workmanship that’s required to lead our growing group of heavy equipment technicians.

  • Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Journeyman Automotive Technician
  • W.H.I.M.I.S
  • First Aid
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • CVIP

Michelle James

Owner/Office Manager

Michelle secretly (and not so secretly) runs the Bar J Heavy operation. From administration, to marketing, to events, to hiring, to scheduling, she works tirelessly to ensure that all customers leave with a smile, and that all employees are well taken care of. A natural entrepreneur and businesswoman, Michelle ensures that all Bar J Heavy business is handled with precision, care and efficiency.

DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Office Management
  • Customer Service
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing and Business Development

Rebecca Graham

Parts Specialist

For the past 15 years, Rebecca has worked as a professional hunter/jumper trainer. After starting her own family, she realized the hectic schedule and workload of a trainer was not aligned with family life. She thus set out on a new career path and joined Bar J Heavy Mechanical. She is a dedicated, self-starting, and hardworking individual responsible for our parts department and inventory. 

 

ERIC EDWARDS

ERIC EDWARDS

Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technician

Eric has over a decade of experience working on the City of Calgary Fleet. His positive daily attitude, gung-ho work ethic, and attention to detail has been the perfect addition to our shop’s growing list of skilled technicians. Eric takes pride in his work, and in getting the job done right the first time.

ADAM NYHUS

ADAM NYHUS

Journeman Heavy Equipment Technician

Adam is a human encyclopedia of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, as well as Cummins and CAT engines. He has a strategic, methodical, and extremely organized approach to his work.

RYAN MADDEN

RYAN MADDEN

Journeman Heavy Equipment Technician

Ryan always places quality of workmanship front and center. With almost a decade of experience he has developed a wide range of experience related to both on-road and off-road equipment. Increasing equipment reliability and decreasing customer down-time in an efficient and workman-like manner is Ryan’s goal on every job. When he’s not under a truck at Bar J, you can find Ryan in the mountains, ATVing, or in his new home working on renovations!

SIMON ARSENAULT

SIMON ARSENAULT

Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician

Simon is Bar J’s 2nd year apprentice. He previously worked for 8 years as an operator/driver for Trican, and then made the leap into apprenticeship. Simon is a super reliable apprentice, always eager to learn. He has a super positive attitude, even when tasked with the typical apprentice duties! Simon is an avid hunter and seasoned snowboarder. He likes to head out mountain biking whenever the weather is right. When he’s not at Bar J, Simon likes to spend quality time with his awesome girlfriend and his dog “Bush”. 

CONTACT US TODAY
Phone: 403-888-6013

Email: barjheavy@gmail.com

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HOURS OF OPERATION
Office Hours: 8am to 5pm daily 

24-hour Fully Equipped Service Truck