Welcome to Barmac Contracting

Barmac Contracting Ltd. is your partner in providing complete field services to the oil & gas sector in North Central Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. From lease construction and reclamation, to road building, road maintenance, pipeline right-of-ways, logging, mulching and log hauling; we have the personnel, equipment and expertise to handle any job.

Our experienced operators and newer, well maintained equipment, ensures that your projects will get completed on time. Our comprehensive safety program provides a safe work place for our people and helps to protect the environment. We also maintain strict controls to assure quality control and cost savings to our clients.

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Company Profile
& History

Barmac Contracting Ltd. is a heavy equipment construction and logging company that has been working largely in the Pembina Oilfield area since 2004. The company is locally owned and operated by Bart MacLean and Norma Block.

Bart MacLean: Started logging in the mountains of the Nimpkish Valley on Vancouver Island when he was sixteen and eventually started his own selective logging company. In his early-twenties he switched careers and began commercial fishing. His entrepreneurial spirit eventually lead him to purchase his own boats. When the forestry and commercial fishing industry in British Columbia slowed down, he made a career change and headed to Alberta in the late 90’s and began operating heavy equipment in “the Patch”. A few years later, he purchased his first piece of equipment and has watched his fleet expand to over fifty pieces.

Norma Block: Was going to high school full time and managing a local gas station when she was sixteen. Her work experience focused around the service industry where she managed several successful establishments. Eventually her entrepreneurial spirit lead her to start her own company which was expanding internationally but her husband Bart’s business was also growing rapidly and she made the decision to join him full-time.

Barmac was built on a few fundamental old fashioned values;

  • An honest day’s work, for an honest day’s pay
  • Treat your workers like you would like to be treated
  • Give your customers the kind of service that makes them want to come back to you
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Company Safety

Barmac Contracting is committed to a strong safety program that protects its workers, its property, the general public and the environment from incidents. Employees at every level, including management, are responsible and accountable for the company’s overall safety initiatives. Complete and active participation by everyone, every day, in every job is necessary for the safety excellence the company expects. Management encourages all employees to participate in the program and provides proper equipment, training and procedures. Employees are responsible for following all procedures, working safely, and, wherever possible, improving safety measures.

An injury and accident-free workplace is our goal. Through continuous safety and loss control efforts, we can accomplish this.

Barmac Contracting holds a Certificate of Recognition (COR) and employs a full-time Safety Coordinator to ensure the Safety Policy is adhered to. Barmac Contracting is also a member of ISNetworld, ComplyWorks and is Bondable.

The Barmac Contracting safety program is constantly being reviewed and updated. Updates are made to the program when new equipment is purchased, new technology is incorporated, new legislation relating to worksite safety is introduced or new ideas are presented by management, supervisors or workers.

Community Involvement

Barmac Contracting believes that supporting the community goes beyond simply paying good wages to workers; it also means supporting local charities and organizations that work towards improving the quality of life for all residents and for the community in general. Barmac proudly supports a variety of organizations in the communities we work including:
  • Beehive Support Services (Community Assisted Living Association)
  • Iron Maidens Ladies’ Ringette Team
  • Stollery Children’s Hospital
  • Drayton Valley Santas Anonymous
  • Breton and District Agricultural Society
  • Drayton Valley Canada Day
  • STARS Air Ambulance
  • DV Health Services Foundation
Barmac also supports youth through donations to a wide variety of sporting organizations and local rodeo events.

Career Opportunities

Barmac is accepting resumes on an ongoing basis. If you would like us to view your resume please forward it to the contact below.


We offer:
  • Well kept, newer equipment
  • Comprehensive safety program
  • Full dental & medical package
  • Competitive wages
  • Incentive program
  • Office staff that will abuse you just like at home; employees can opt-out of this, but apparently they enjoy the abuse, ’cause no one’s opted-out yet. Wages, medical packages and safety programs can be found anywhere, but only Barmac employees pack their days with this much fun!

Send your resume to:

Fax: 780.514.3300 info@nullbarmac.ca Box 6597, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1R9 or call us at 780.542.5960


In addition to competitive wages, Barmac Contracting offers their employees an exciting incentive program and a comprehensive support program.

Barmac has designed a Safety Incentive Program that rewards workers for following safe work practices, consistently completing proper equipment maintenance and for longevity with the company. Workers can make the choice between receiving various merchandise items; such as insulated coveralls, electric grease guns, etc. or they can choose cash bonuses.

To further thank their employees, Barmac has done little things like hosting Barbeques on a worksite, having a catering company provide a full Thanksgiving meal to a site or taking employees on trips to Mexico, Lake Louise, Las Vegas and Jasper. Barmac recognizes the importance of recruiting and maintaining top quality workers and is willing to go the extra mile to retain them.

Barmac proudly offers all their workers an extensive benefits program that provides financial support for medical equipment, prescription drugs, dental procedures and eyeglasses.

The benefits program also offers a completely confidential support program for workers or their immediate family members who may be experiencing difficulties as a result of addictions or stress.

Equipment for sale

Check back often as Barmac is always updating equipment to keep their fleet ‘the best equipment in the industry’. If you are interested in the items listed below, or any other pieces of oilfield pipeline construction equipment, please call us at 780.542.5960.

Item no. 84-1P

1990 Dynapac
Pad Foot Vibratory Packer

$30,000 Firm


Contact Us

5211-50 Street, Drayton Valley, AB (Office) 8011A Township Road 492, Drayton Valley, AB (Shop) Barmac Contracting Box 6597, Drayton Valley, AB T7A 1R9 Phone: 780.542.5960 Fax: 780.514.3300 E-mail: info@nullbarmac.ca