Leading with Values

Care at the Core: The Supreme Blueprint

We put care at the core of each thing we do. By focusing on the smallest details we can solve the biggest challenges.

It’s how we empower people, strengthen communities and transform skylines.

We start with family. Each person matters and belongs. We are driven by the hearts and smarts of our people and their unique expertise.

We are fortified by a half-century of learning and innovation. The experiences of the past provide the wisdom of the future.

And then we build as partners, with empathy and precision. We commit to getting it done right, leading with accountability, collaboration and tenacity.

The result?

Exceptional people. Enduring relationships. Extraordinary solutions.

That’s the Supreme blueprint.

Our Values

We commit to open and transparent dialogue with our partners, where we listen first and respond with honesty and consideration.

Across every location, job, role and relationship, we deploy reliable systems with a care-first mentality, delivering top quality on each project.

We empower our people at every level to be bold, creative and to challenge the status quo. We don’t stay on top by being complacent.

People of all backgrounds and origins have value to add. When we start with empathy, we get the best out of ourselves and others.

We say what we do, and we do what we say. In our work the stakes are high–we owe it to ourselves and our partners to back up our words with action.

Our Partners

The Supreme story is about relationships. We’re proud to partner with these organizations that share our values, support our people and strengthen our industry.

Indigenous Relations

Supreme Steel acknowledges that our facilities and projects across Western North America operate on various Treaty and unceded lands that diverse Indigenous people have lived on for over 10,000 years. We honour and acknowledge all of the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.

Supreme Steel promotes an inclusive culture that optimizes and enriches our employee’s team performance. Further to this, Supreme respects Indigenous people’s diverse cultural history and unique perspectives and we are committed to long term, meaningful engagement of Indigenous communities within our places of work.

Supremes Steel’s corporate policies and core operational activities are designed to include Indigenous peoples and to ultimately deliver on Supremes commitment to reconciliation.

Key areas of focus include:

1) Access to equitable jobs and training within Supreme Steel. This is reflected within the language our of shop collective agreement and our regional sponsorship of industry related training programs.

2) Ensure Indigenous communities benefit through economic development within the territories we work. This is achieved through various regional and project based Mutual Benefits Agreements established between Supreme and our partners.

3) Provide a framework for training Supremes’ non-Indigenous employees regarding Indigenous history, rights, culture, and issues of the day. This is achieved through our employee incentivized Indigenous Canada training program that is made available to all new and existing employees.

Union Affiliations

Building Trades Unions

  • International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers – Local 720 (Northern AB), Local 725 (Southern AB), Local 97 (BC), Local 771 (SK), Local 728 (MB)
  • International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 955 (AB), Local 870 (SK), Local 987 (MB), Local 115 (BC)

Shop Unions

  • Shopmen’s Local Union No. 805 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (AB)
  • Shopmen’s Local Union No. 838 of the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (SK)

Integrated Software Platforms

Care in Action

The most important thing we build is community.

We believe we owe a debt of service to the communities where we live and work. When we’re not on the job, you’ll find us raising funds at charity events like our own Supreme Group Salvation Army Golf Classics and bringing our mission of care to those friends and neighbours who need a little extra support.

While we support many local charities, due to our shared vision and values our primary relationship is with the Salvation Army.

Our Story

From rigs to bridges…

Starting out with a single welding truck and a big dream, John and Sally Leder launched a modest western Canadian steel erector business in 1972. They couldn’t have imagined the heights they would reach over the coming decades.

They quickly earned the trust to deliver bigger, higher-profile projects, rising to meet increasing challenges of scale and complexity. They made savvy acquisitions, growing their offering and their community across western Canada and the United States. They made smart, early investments in computer software, putting an emphasis on innovation that keeps the company on the leading edge of building technologies to this day.

Navigating the tumultuous ups and downs of the industry through the 1980s, they grew Supreme into the biggest privately held steel fabricator in Canada. But even as the company expanded, they maintained a family-first mentality, where each staff member and partner is treated with respect and care. They gave back to their communities.

Today, that care and experience is evident in transformational projects like the Rainier Tower in Seattle, the Port Mann Bridge in Vancouver and the Diavik diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, to name a few.

But despite its considerable past successes, cutting edge tools and even brighter future, Supreme still has the soul of a hard working prairie couple with a welding truck.

Because, as John likes to say: The knowledge of the past becomes the wisdom of the future.