About Consbec Inc.

Consbec was created in 1981 and has since become the largest surface drilling and blasting contractor in North America and the only private Canadian company who manufactures and transports bulk explosives.

Senior management has been involved in the drilling and blasting industry for over 35 years and has extensive experience on various rock excavation projects including open pit mining, pipeline construction, quarrying, road construction, and other specialty contracts such as generating stations, river crossings and close proximity work.

The firm’s innovative abilities and its large fleet of specialized equipment have been tested and proven repeatedly in a variety of terrains from the rugged Rocky Mountains of British Columbia to the hard Cambrian Shield of Ontario and the Appalachians of Eastern Canada. Consbec has also adapted to varying climatic conditions through projects such as in the extreme cold of the Northwest Territories and the unbearable heat of Mexico. Consbec’s unique experiences such as these enable the company to remain industry leaders in productivity, equipment utilization, quality and safety to both the internal and external project environments.

Beyond engineering support and project management, Consbec also extends into specialty fields such as:

  • open pit mine design
  • field surveys
  • logistics planning
  • material procurement
  • equipment evaluation and rental
  • testing and sampling services
  • feasibility studies
  • economic evaluations
  • capital and construction cost estimates
  • as-built drawings and the development of specialized equipment

Our Approach

The Consbec approach is related to the project objectives and project scope. It is based on extensive experience gained from numerous projects with multidisciplinary teams of management, engineers, drillers, blasters, mechanics and consultants.

Beyond engineering support and project management, Consbec also extends into specialty fields such as:

  • Project goals defined
  • Resource adequacy audit performed
  • Reaffirm confidence and competence to manage the project with roles and capacity of each team member defined

Consbec ensures that their personnel and equipment involved in a project work safely together in harmony and efficiency with owners or general contractors. Such a synergy is created by means of adequate control and communication networks.


Reginald F. (Rick) Walker

Reginald F. (Rick) Walker | President and Owner

Rick Walker has been the owner/operator of Consbec Inc. since 1975. Mr. Walker has extensive experience in open pit mining, quarry and construction. Mr. Walker's open pit experience involves pit design, government regulatory requirements, high tonnage production, dilution, wall and drainage control. Mr. Walker is a member of the International Society of Explosive Engineers and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Richard P. Walker, P.Eng., M.B.A.

Richard P. Walker, P.Eng., M.B.A. | Vice President

With over 20 years of engineering and management experience, Mr. Walker oversees the engineering, financial, and administrative affairs of The Consbec Group of Companies as Vice President. Mr. Walker received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from The University of Western Ontario and an MBA from the Ivey Business School; he is also a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.

Jeff Walker- Vice President

Jeffery S. Walker | Vice President

With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Walker oversees the operations of The Consbec Group of Companies as Vice President. As an industry leader and innovator his knowledge and extensive experience make him a valuable asset for project management, supply chain management, cost controls, quality assurance and control, equipment manufacturing and management.

Career Opportunities

Consbec is dedicated to employing experts in skilled trades.

We welcome applicants with various levels of experience.

We are a family company that strongly believes we are a company to grow with.

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Head Office
2736 Belisle Drive, Val Caron, ON Canada P3N 1B3
T: (705) 897-4971
F: (705) 897-4565

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