Management Team

Mike Taggart

President

Mike has overseen a vast range of civil engineering projects in his +25 years at Taggart Construction Limited. He brings proven strategic direction and executive management skills to his role as president, along with experience as an estimator and project manager. Mike is a senior partner at the Taggart Group of Companies. He holds a degree in business administration from St. Francis Xavier University.

President 2006 - 2007

Director 2002 - 2008


Pierre Bergeron

CEO & CFO, Taggart Group of Companies

In his dual role as CEO and Chief Financial Officer, Pierre Bergeron has guided the Taggart Group of Companies through significant operational growth in Ottawa and Kingston. He has served as CFO for 25 years and CEO since 2013, combining keen oversight, financial acumen and skillful operations management. Pierre came to Taggart after 10 years at KPMG. He is a graduate of Carleton University.


Jeff Mulcock

Vice-President of Operations

Jeff has worn many hats in his +30 years at Taggart Construction Limited. He’s worked in operations, served as an estimator and managed countless projects. As vice-president of operations, he is responsible for overall construction management and resource coordination. Jeff is a graduate of Algonquin College’s Mechanical System Technology program.

Director 2000 - 2005

Director 2012 - Present

President 2000 - 2001

Director 1998 - 2004

H&S Committee Chairman 2015 - 2017

VPM Committee Chairman 2016 - 2018

Liason Committee Member Present


Doug Haight

Vice-President of Construction, Kingston

Doug has spent all of his +40 year career at Taggart Construction Limited, joining directly from St. Lawrence College with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. With deep project estimation and management experience and a record of successful civil engineering projects, Doug handles construction management and resource coordination for Taggart Construction’s Kingston division.

President 2007

Director 1999 - 2008

President 1997

Director 1990 - 1999


Simon Taggart

Vice-President, Business Improvement

Simon joined the Taggart Group of Companies in 2012 as a Project Manager with Doran Contractors. In 2018, Simon moved into a new position at Taggart Construction as Manager, Business Transformation, with the task of overseeing large scale business transformation initiatives. Since implementing these initiatives with Simon’s oversight, TCL has undergone many changes that enhance day-to-day business operations including improvements in health & safety, technology, process standardization, and employee training and development. As Vice-President, Business Improvement for both Taggart Construction and Doran Contractors, Simon continues to provide strategic direction that ensures both TCL and Doran are leaders in industry best practices.


Brian Lane

Director of Operations

Brian has been with Taggart Construction since 2007, where he started as a Project Engineer, and moved into Estimating the following year. Brian worked in Estimating for over 13 years, growing into the role of Chief Estimator before shifting to the operations team. He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Ottawa and a Master of Business Administration from Queens University.

Vice President Present

Director Present


Justin Haight

Director of Construction, Kingston

Justin joined Taggart Construction Limited in 2007 as a surveyor. Over the years, Justin has been in various roles such as estimating and project management. Currently, as Director of Construction, he handles construction management and resource coordination for Taggart Construction’s Kingston division. Justin is a graduate of St. Lawrence College Civil Engineering Technology program.


Marty White

Director of Estimating

Marty joined Taggart Construction Limited as a junior estimator in 1999. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in heavy civil construction to the role as Director of Estimating, built on the foundation of a civil engineering education at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

President 2012

Board Member 2008 - 2015


Darcy McIvor

Director, Health & Safety

Darcy has over 14 years of health and safety experience in the construction industry focused primarily in heavy civil infrastructure projects. During his time with AECON as a Senior Director he worked on various projects throughout Canada including Eglinton Crosstown Tunnels and the TTC Sheppard Avenue West station in the GTA. He was also part of an international project team that delivered an airport in Bermuda. Darcy brings a wealth of knowledge regarding COR certification, which will be especially useful as our team works towards achieving this goal.


Karen Blanchard

Director, Financial Systems and Process

Karen joined Taggart Construction and Doran Contractors in 2014. She brings more than 30 years of experience to the position, accumulated during her time at industry leading firms including KPMG, Gowlings LLP and McLarty & Co. Karen holds a degree in commerce from Carleton University.


Valérie Bellemare

Director, Human Resources, Taggart Group of Companies

With an executive MBA from Queen’s University and broad human resources management experience, Valérie brings a high standard of excellence to her work. Her role spans core human resources functions at Taggart Construction, Tamarack Homes, Taggart Realty Management and Doran Contractors, including recruitment and selection, performance measurement and evaluation, payroll and benefits administration, policy and program development, and labour-management relations.


Ivo Mokros

Chief Information Officer, Taggart Group of Companies

With more than 25 years of experience in IT management and architecture, Ivo has been part of the Taggart team since 2013. He has previously held senior positions at the Canadian Museum of Nature and Canadian Blood Services and holds a diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology from Algonquin College.


Alexandra Taggart

General Counsel, Taggart Group of Companies

Alex provides legal advice on matters of labour and employment, privacy, corporate, leasing, real estate and construction. She joined Taggart Group of Companies in 2014, having spent eight years as an associate at multinational law firm Gowling WLG. Alex is a graduate of Carleton University’s common law program. She was called to the bar in 2006.


Norman Nader

Director of Finance, Taggart Group of Companies

Norman has over 20 years of experience in financial leadership working with global organizations including Adidas. He specializes in developing effective processes and driving efficiencies, while building and motivating highly skilled teams of finance professionals.