About | Bartels Group

About Us

Serving people. Building strength.

Leadership development | Organizational excellence | Technology & innovation

Our businesses and their employees primarily solve issues of locating services, safe excavation, and disposal. But they’re actually tackling much bigger issues than that.

Our front-line staff are helping shape the world in profound ways ­— in ways that improve each person’s quality of life.

And we don’t want anything getting in the way of accomplishing that glorious mission.

While we take care of accounting, marketing, human resources and all the paperwork the comes along with it, our front-line staff can stay focused on solving unique problems and delivering real value to their clients. Our employees are given opportunities to grow. Our businesses improve in profitability. And we can afford to better care for our families and reinvest meaningfully in our communities.

Our mission

To create a supportive business environment in which to incubate and cultivate leadership, growth, innovation and value in a rapidly changing world — all to the glory of Almighty God.

Our vision

  • We see the men and women of our operating companies all leading well in their respective areas of expertise.
  • We see the leaders of these companies focused on delivering value to their customers, driving innovation in their businesses and inspiring those on their team — and therefore, their communities — to be all that God has designed them to be.
  • We see a construction industry that has been re-inspired by the call to make something of this world.
  • We see cities, towns and neighbourhoods that are safe, clean and optimized for human flourishing.

Meet our management

  • Darren Bartels (1972 – 2020)

    Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

    It is with a heavy heart that we announce the sudden passing of Darren B. Bartels, the founding President and CEO of Bartels Group Inc. Tragically, after a short illness, the Lord called Darren into glory on Friday, January 17, 2020 at the age of 47. Surrounded by his loved ones, he was sung into the arms of his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, whom he deeply loved.

    As CEO and President, Darren was an innovative leader and visionary who desired above all to align the direction of our businesses and its people with the will of God. A beloved husband and devoted father committed to giving back to those in need throughout his community, he was able to make a significant impact for the Kingdom in the short time he was here.

    The entire management team is committed to continuing to move forward, implementing the strategic plan based on his corporate vision of integrating innovative technological solutions with service excellence.

  • Dan Bartels


    Immersed into the business world at an early age, Dan is passionate about offering solutions to recognized industry challenges.  With 15+ years of experience in operational support and executive management, Dan’s expertise affords knowledge of our internal and external client needs, and a firsthand appreciation of the value proposition Bartels Group Inc. offers to the North American market.   In his role as President, Dan guides the development of effective business strategies in support of the corporate vision.  He is responsible for implementing and maintaining alignment of corporate goals and objectives across Bartels Group Inc. offering leadership and support to the entire management team. 

  • Randy W. Reitsma

    Vice President, Continuous Improvement

    Mr. Randy Reitsma brings to the team over 20 years of Operational and Project Management experience as well as 7 years in the Consumer Finance industry. Randy has successfully participated in the launch of 4 Canadian startup companies. As a certified Six Sigma, Master Blackbelt, Randy has used his knowledge both as a consultant and employee in a number of manufacturing, finance, cabinetry and transportation organizations across North America. Immediately, before joining the Bartels Group Inc team, Randy spent over 10 years in the telecommunications industry dedicated to achieving profitability, reducing operating costs and achieving outstanding customer service.

  • James Stieva

    Director – Marketing + Communications

    Managing the marketing and communications team in our shared service model, Mr. James Stieva supports corporate goals and objectives through development and implementation of effective branding and messaging across various media including digital channels. Drawing on significant operational and managerial experience in the commercial transportation industry, communicating with North American clients and European suppliers, James works with our internal teams and business units to understand our diverse client needs.  He also assists with Bartels Group Inc. corporate social responsibility and community support initiatives based on founding principles and organizational values.

Driven by gratitude

We value our communities. We believe in supporting them in meaningful ways. This is why strive to be profitable in every way, because profit increases our capacity to give and to grow.

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