A Symbol of Progress

Our history

ESTD. 1964

The Island Equipment Owners Association (IEOA) was formed in 1964 to create harmony among those in the heavy equipment, hauling and gravel fields, with an objective of better service at a fair rate. Much thought, planning and effort has gone into the IEOA to promote the interest and conserve the rights of those engaged in the contracting industry. The main operations of the IEOA relate to heavy construction industries, road building and municipal services. The Association represents a large number of civil contractors, equipment suppliers and operators and industry related suppliers on southern Vancouver Island.


Vancouver island

since 1964

The resource for both our members, their customers and government officials.

The IEOA was incorporated in June of 1964. The founding members were:

Len Wakeman, Wakeman & Trimble Contractors Ltd.
John Kissinger, Kissinger Bulldozing
Tony Trace, Webb & Trace Ltd.
Pat Carson, Pat Carson Bulldozing Ltd.
Robert Copley, Copley Bros. Contracting Ltd.
Ken Oliver, Midland Construction Ltd.
John Chew, Chew Excavating Ltd.
Lorne Broughton, Mutual Equipment Rentals Ltd.

Over the years the focus of the organization has been invigorated and expanded with particular emphasis on filling needs within the community that benefit and relate to members of the Association. The extraordinary way in which so many of our members come together to support our community projects and the Truck Light Convoy and Food Drive encourages us to continue the founding traditions of the IEOA.

Meet the team


We offer our members opportunities to connect, learn and benefit from each other’s experiences and projects. We support rate equity, fair business practices and giving back to the communities in which we live and do business.


Our vision is to help create a business environment that promotes business equity, education and fair project management in our region of Vancouver Island. Together we will be a resource for both our members, their customers and government officials when it comes to connecting and understanding the needs, services and products our members have to offer.

Become a member

Please forward completed form to: 17 Cadillac Ave Suite 25, Victoria, BC V8Z 1T3

or by email to: info@ieoa.ca

Equipment Owner Membership Application

Supplier Membership Application