Our Story

Ecora was launched in 2010 as a forestry and environmental services firm thanks to the vision of four established businessmen: Kelly Sherman, Dan Bernier, Dave Myers and Shijun Ran. The quartet had previously combined their skills with another company but they each held a strong belief that a new direction was needed to attain more predominant success and so they branched out on their own. We then joined forces with Mike Young, a civil engineer who has a deep resume of completed projects in the Okanagan region dating back to 1995. Young joined the firm as an equal partner, and it was at that time when Ecora officially expanded into the engineering space. Our initial four co-founders each remain engaged in daily operations and have seen their Kelowna-based enterprise expand to 130 people over the first eight years.

Our friendly and passionate team offers a full spectrum of consulting services in natural resource, and engineering to our diverse clients in forestry, oil and gas, municipal developments, environmental, alternative energy, and other industries. In addition to these clients, we provide services and support to meet the unique needs of various First Nations communities.


The safety of Ecora’s staff, our sub-contractors, client’s representatives and members of the public is paramount. Ecora personnel are provided with personal protective equipment and training to ensure they are able to carry out their work in a safe manner. Ecora is certified as a Safe Company under the BC Forest Safety Council’s Safe Certification Standard.