THE STORY BEHIND OUR NAME
One thing is for sure, he would have chuckled, made some funny comment about it but would have been honoured, humbled and proud that his sons and friend named their company after him.
EDmund GEnge – see it? EDGE Contracting is a family-based business named after an incredibly hard-working, humble, resourceful man. Ed Genge, the father of Mark and Glenn Genge, and dear friend of Glen Cook and Hedley Elms, was a man who quite often got his point across by either going silent or saying something pointedly witty! A mentor to many, he was a man very easy to like. A mason by trade, Ed was no stranger to hard work, he did it every day. When they coined the phrase (and we say this because Ed would have laughed!) “he could put the arse back in the cat” they were thinking of Ed. There wasn’t anything he couldn’t recycle and use again, there wasn’t a job he couldn’t do.
Patient, slow to anger, very funny (he loved a good laugh), Ed enjoyed work; he enjoyed people; he was happy passing on what he knew. He was a teacher and was extremely well-respected and liked by all who had the opportunity to know him. Ed’s family always came first. There wasn’t anything he was more proud of than his wife, children and grandchildren.
Ed passed away in May 2018. His absence is still felt keenly by his family and friends. “Work hard. Do your best. Keep your word.” The foundation stones for success here at EDGE Contracting were laid long ago when Mark, Glenn, Hedley and Glen began to work with Ed. EDGE Contracting is a tribute to the lasting lessons of hard work, integrity and honourable character that EDmund GEnge has left behind. And, as Ed would say,
During this phase we work with you to understand your main project goals and assess your overall needs to ensure they are incorporated into the design phase.
During this phase, we collect all of the information from our consult and create preliminary concepts, budgets, working drawings, etc where required to understand exactly what you need.
After we have collected all of the information in the preliminary phase, we consult over all details and provide you with a quote and background information on what is required to effectively complete your project.
After the quote is approved, we finalize all details related to your project through design, procurement, scheduling and more.
With all details finalized, we kick-start your project and communicate all details necessary throughout it to give you ease. At the end, we celebrate a job well done!
HOW WE WORK
Meet The Team
With over 26 years of experience in the construction industry (and the ability to effectively listen), Mark has a considerable dossier that focuses on operations, business development and expansion. Marks expertise lies in Operations Management and Client Services. He has an innate ability to find solutions that help remove an issue that may be challenging or difficult to maneuver.
Glenn has worked for 25 years in the hazardous materials abatement industry. That includes asbestos, mould, lead and other hazardous material. What would we consider Glenn’s area of expertise? Project Management. Glenn has worked on and managed some of the largest remediation projects in the province (Grace Hospital, Pleasantville Consolidation, numerous schools, hospitals and government buildings).
With more than 24 years in the construction industry, Glen has specific experience in: Hazardous material remediation, commercial duct cleaning, infection control in healthcare settings, and insurance restoration. What would we consider to be Glen’s area of expertise? Bidding, managing hazardous material abatement and infection control projects.
With 28 years of experience in the construction and abatement industry, Hedley has an extensive resume of team and operations management that EDGE is excited to offer to its clients! He has the ability to motivate a team
toward a common goal. Hedley likes to take charge, assemble, mobilize and motivate teams in all aspects of the business.
With more than 12 years in the restoration and renovations industry, Jillian is extremely knowledgeable of all things construction-related! Not only is she a talented craftswoman, Jillian is a HAAG Certified Inspector and licensed to pilot a drone! Jillian has specific experience in insurance restoration, renovations, and inspections and assessments.
Brad has a passion for construction and has since an incredibly young age. He takes pride in his leadership and customer service skills. With 20 plus years in the industry Brad brings a lot of knowledge and experience to EDGE Contracting.
When Brad is not in Labrador you will find him home in Newfoundland enjoying his time off with his family.
Deanne would say that what she planned to do with her professional life is not where she ended up! "I believe that everyone eventually gets to where they are meant to be in life and do what they are meant to do." A graduate of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Lawrence College, Deanne has worked in the construction industry for the last 17 years. The biggest asset she brings to Edge Contracting is her adaptability and specialization in business development.
Kiersten holds a CIDA accredited Bachelors Degree in Interior Design and is currently working toward her NCIDQ. Since graduating in 2019, she has gained experience in both the residential and commercial sector. In addition to her NCIDQ, she is always continuing her education and is also working toward LEED accreditation.
Andrew brings over 16 years of experience to the team as our HVAC Project Manager and Supervisor. Andrew brings a high level of professionalism and efficiency to every project. He has experience in commercial, industrial and off-shore projects as well as infection control in long-term healthcare facilities.
Claudette brings 7 years of administrative experience to our Edge team as well as over 30 years in the customer services and sales industry. She holds a diploma in accounting and is currently working toward her Office Administration Executive Assistance Diploma.
Melanie has been in the Construction Industry for 15 years. Administratively she has worked in all areas, mostly Project Coordination, and finance. Melanie enjoys taking on any challenge that creates an opportunity to learn new things. Joining EDGE in 2020 has been a highlight of her Career, as she enjoys the team spirit, and the opportunity to grow with a team that treats employees and customers like family.
Kayla loves what she does. She loves being a part of this wonderful team known as EDGE. She is relatively new to working hands on in this industry but has been working on the sidelines next to her husband for years. She has a tremendous amount of customer service experience under belt. A happy customer is a returning customer!
When Kayla isn’t working you will find her enjoying some family time.
With over 15 years of experience in Xactimiate, Sonya crushes every project as our Construction Estimator. Sonya has spearheaded a few catastrophic losses with previous employers. When she isn't working hard quoting your projects, you can find her baking or playing video games!
Bernadette brings 14 years of experience to the Edge team in restoration. She has travelled to other provinces to help out in disasters including the fires in Ft. McMurray. Currently she works as our Content/Warehouse Manager. She is passionate about restoration and loves seeing a smile on someones face when she is able to restore an item that has significant meaning to a client.
Charlie brings a lot of experience to the Edge team working with Hazardous Materials and you can find him taking the lead on all of our projects. When Charlie is not working hard with Edge, he is spending time with his niece Arabella and his wife of 30 years, Sharon. Arabella is also the reason he practices safety at work to ensure he is home every night to watch her grow.
"Decades of project management experience, from large to small, across a multitude of industries. They possess an unparalleled commitment to honesty, transparency and ethics"