HARD WORK & ACCOUNTABILITY
Coastal Pole Maintenance Inspectors have tested over 140,000 poles with greater than 32 years of combined experience
OUR COMMITMENT
All of our inspectors are certified in pesticide application, transportation of dangerous goods, first aid, and ATV operations

WELCOME TO COASTAL POLE MAINTENANCE LTD.

ABOUT US

North American utility companies have invested billions of dollars designing and constructing a complex infrastructure to distribute electricity and telecommunications. The majority of these networks are supported by wooden poles, a cheap, renewable and readily available resource. The existence of wood-destroying organisms (such as fungi, rot or insects) is a very real threat to the electrical system.

TEST & TREATMENT

There are many variations of test and treat programs for wood poles, but they all share the same common objectives; extending service life of existing assets and removing rejected poles. Coastal Pole Maintenance inspectors have tested over 140,000 poles with greater than 32 years of combined experience. Our operations have had exposure to test and treat programs in three provinces under five different utility companies.

CERTIFIED

All of our inspectors are certified in pesticide application, transportation of dangerous goods, first aid, transportation endorsement and ATV operations. Ask us for information on the most effective treatment methods for your program. Every pole is both unique and integral to the effectiveness of the system, and should be treated accordingly. We pride ourselves on our team and our dedication to performance.

CAREERS WITH US

Coastal Pole Maintenance is constantly searching for enthusiastic persons to join our team of experienced inspectors. Although many will be hired on a part-time basis, apprenticeships will be granted based on qualifications and suitability to the job. We encourage you to email us your resume and a brief cover letter of why you believe you are a good fit to enter the industry.

OUR TEAM

Spencer Nicholson

CEO
Spencer began as an apprentice in 2008 working under Fortis Alberta. After earning his certification for Fortis, Spencer continued his test and treat inspection training in both BC and Saskatchewan. Spencer has been testing poles ever since, primarily in British Columbia. He has recently taken on additional duties as a field manager for pole inspection with a major utility and does consulting for companies doing utility asset maintenance projects in Test and Treat.

Luke Vincent

Senior Applicator
Luke first began his apprenticeship in April 2007 in Alberta. He completed his training later that year and then proceeded to earn certification in BC for BC Hydro and BC Transmission and in Saskatchewan for SaskPower. Luke has acted as been a key part in contractor training and field audits in both Alberta and BC.

Richard Coulter

Applicator
Richard has extensive experience in the Test and Treat industry. Working both in Canada and the United States, Richard has managed large crews and has a great amount of knowledge which has proved to be an extremely important member of our team.

Scott Tenhunen

Applicator/Safety Officer
Scott went through the apprentice program during the 2015 Test and Treat season. He has shown a great willingness to learn and is working towards becoming a certified applicator for Coastal early into the 2016 Test and Treat season. Scott is also the Safety Officer for Coastal Pole Maintenance and is in charge of contractor safety in the field.

Greg Anuik

VP
Greg started in the industry in 2008 as an apprentice in Alberta. After completing training for Fortis Alberta, Greg earned certification in Saskatchewan for SaskPower and in BC for BC Hydro and BC Transmission. Greg has experience in projects which required helicopter and boat access. Still a valuable member of Coastal, Greg now brings additional knowledge as a Power Line Technician working for a major utility in Canada.

Jamie Beaton

Applicator
Jamie began his apprenticeship in April of 2013 with Coastal Pole Maintenance. All his time working has been in the province of Alberta. He is fully licensed and certified to inspect poles for Fortis Alberta. Jamie has tested over 15,000 poles to date and is a huge part of our team and applicator training program.

Shawn Munn

Applicator
Shawn has been in the industry for many years all over Canada and the United States. He brings a wide variety of experience and is always willing to offer advice and guidance when needed. Shaw joined our team in 2015 and is excited to go into the 2016 season as a full time applicator for Coastal Pole Maintenance.

Clay Courtside

Apprentice
Clay went through the apprentice program during the 2015 Test and Treat season. He has shown a great willingness to learn and is working towards becoming a certified applicator for Coastal early into the 2016 Test and Treat season.

Nick Halstrom

COO
Nick became an apprentice in Alberta in 2008. He completed his training in Alberta for Fortis Alberta later that year. He has worked in many areas of the province of Alberta, acquiring a wealth of knowledge of Fortis Alberta's test and treat program. Nick recently has began the process of acquiring a certification in the BC Hydro Test and Treat program. During the summer months Nick manages all contractors doing Test and Treat on the Fortis Alberta distribution system.

John Schmitz

Applicator
John began his career in 2014 contracting with Coastal Pole Maintenance for Fortis Alberta. His work ethic and willingness to learn has earned him a spot in an increased role of training and managing when needed. John has experience working on approximately 8000 poles with everything meeting excellent quality standards.

Tyler Robertson

Applicator
Tyler started his pole testing career with Coastal Pole Maintenance in 2014 and had excelled while an apprentice in his first year. Tyler has shown great knowledge towards the Test and Treat industry in just two years and is always willing to provide guidance for new apprentices within Coastal.

Rebecca Nicholson

Inventory Manager
Rebecca makes all of our external treated wraps which is provided to our contractors on a daily basis. She has recently taken on an additional role as our inventory manager.
140000

Poles Tested

32

Years of Combined Experience

6

Certifications our Inspectors have

8

Years in Business

Certifications

We require that all our inspectors hold certification in the following:

Ministry of Environment Pesticide Application Certificate

Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Occupational First Aid Level 1

First Aid Transportation Endorsement

ATV Operation License for Commercial Use

H2S Alive