About Us

Remote Locations, Any Environment, a Solid Work Ethic

Sockeye Enterprises is based in the West Kootenays of British Columbia, and was founded by Michael Naylor and Sylvain Brillon. They built the company with a philosophy based on an unmatched/solid work ethic and the ability and experience to get the job done in remote and tough operating environments.  80% of the Sockeye work force lives in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia.  We strive to use our local labour pool because of the availability of skilled workers and because we value a connected and accountable work force.  We travel, work, and train together.  When at home, we often play together.

We maintain a warehouse/shop in the Edmonton, Alberta area as a base of operations.  This is where we often stage from to head to our work-sites in the North.

Quality is the foundation of our company.  We embrace it in all aspects of our business: quality work, quality equipment and quality employees.  Our highly trained and experienced crews are at the core of our full service, forward thinking company.

We pride ourselves in being considerate, progressive and, above all else, safe in all aspects of our work.

Core Values

Doing the job right for our clients

Client satisfaction is vital. To that end, we strive to provide exceptional service. We will be there fast and get it done safely and efficiently. Our managers and consultants have the know-how to help you achieve all of your project goals.

Taking pride in our work

Sockeye Enterprises is dedicated to completing installations with the highest safety and quality standards; there is no other way.  We are focused on production while achieving the highest levels of quality in all we do.  Towards those ends, we encourage new and innovative ideas, forward thinking, and devising better methods to complete work efficiently and safely. We do the job right the first time.


This value is exemplified in the relations between Sockeye and our clients, and amongst our work force.  Our workers are also charged with exemplifying this core in the communities in which we work.

Building Communities

We know what it’s like to live in remote camps. No, they aren’t home, but we do our best to make every space we have a hand in as nice a place to stay as it can be.This attitude is also reflected in our dedication to the communities in which we live. We have donated funds to local schools and work parties to community projects.

Keep it Positive

When it’s minus forty, attitude really matters. A Sockeye crew will stay positive and genial even when Mother Nature is hitting us with everything she’s got.