Meet a member of our NorthStar team – Greg Kleemair! Greg joined us in September of 2020 and is a Branch Operations Member in Calgary. A major portion of his job involves reviewing site requests and managing inventory to ensure equipment supply for customers.

What activities do you enjoy outside of work?

Anything outdoors – I’m a fan of hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and camping. Of course, nothing beats relaxing around the outdoor fire pit. I also enjoy cooking!

What is your favourite part of the job?

I love the problem solving. Every site has its own challenges and restrictions, which sometimes means modifying what equipment will fit the purpose. Finding the right solution means no delays for the client and lets us know we’ve done a job right.

What do you enjoy most about this industry?

The variety! There are always new people and jobsites to interact with. It keeps the work engaging.

What is your favourite restaurant in Calgary?

I am a huge fan of Gaucho Brazilian Barbecue. It’s the ultimate meat eater restaurant!

What was your very first job?  What did it teach you?

My first job out of high school was working in a building supply store. I worked there for 19 years, and it gave me a strong customer service ethic. I learned a large variety of building basics, from plumbing, electrical, framing, the different building stages, and even working estimates off of building plans.