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Colteran Developments Corp.

Contact: David Toews
Work A, 10519 100 Ave Fort St. John BC V1J 1Z1 Work Phone: 250-787-7029 Website:


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David Toews – CEO


David started his building construction career as a teenager doing manual labour and then joined a framing crew.  After a few years, he and his brother started their own framing company and, in 1973, they also began building houses, mostly spec but also a few custom homes.  After 5 years, the housing market in Vancouver slumped and that’s when they heard the call of the wild:  come north young man!  In  the summer of 1978, with a wife and two babies in tow, David moved to Fort St. John where he immediately had work framing.  Before long, with a new business partner, he reactivated  his construction company and began building houses again.  They bought land and developed a subdivision in the Finch School area.


In 1981-82, the North Peace (and much of Canada) was hit hard with a recession that brought an abrupt end to construction  and most of the Fort St. John economy ground to a halt.  The timely arrival of a third child ensured that, though there was no money to spare, at least there were always entertaining diversions at home.

After a few years of finding whatever work wherever he could, David slowly got back into the building business, beginning with the purchase of a lot on 103rd Avenue that contained an undamaged foundation after a house fire.  That house became Job#1 for Colteran Developments Corp.  The late 80’s and early 90’s were a grind, but slowly and steadily the economy improved and with it, the building business.


Fort St. John was and is a great place for young people to get a start in business, whatever they want to do!

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