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October 5, 2023

Durwest Construction Management Announces New President

Darcy Kray to retire from the role after 40 years in the industry.

The following is a press release from VICA Member Durwest Construction Management

September 29, 2023

Durwest Construction Management, a staple in the Vancouver Island construction industry, with a rich history spanning four decades, is pleased to announce a significant leadership transition. After an illustrious career spanning 40 years, Darcy Kray has decided to retire from his role as President of Durwest.

Darcy has been an integral part of Durwest’s success story, having co-founded the company in 1983, he has not only played a significant role in fostering Durwest’s growth and establishing a recognizable presence in the community but has also taken the lead in achieving many of these milestones. Darcy’s commitment to transparency and excellence has earned the trust of many valued and admired clients, partners, and employees.

We are immensely grateful for Darcy’s dedication and leadership. He is an expert in his field and his vision, passion, and unwavering commitment to delivering quality work has been instrumental in shaping Durwest’s legacy.

In light of Darcy’s retirement, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Zoe Mitchell as Durwest’s incoming President, effective October 10, 2023.

A CPA by trade, Zoe is coming to us most recently from 6 years as the President of CCH Management Group of companies which includes VIP Powerline, Caird Mechanical and Coast Utility, offering construction, maintenance and project management services.

Zoe is a collaborative leader with a unique blend of visionary thinking and empathetic guidance. She has the proven ability to inspire and empower others and we are very confident in her ability to lead Durwest to even greater achievements in the years ahead.

As Durwest embarks on this new chapter, we remain committed to our core values and client satisfaction. We look forward to a new chapter under Zoe’s leadership.