Paul Verhesen

Paul Verhesen

Edmonton, Alberta
CEO - Innovation, Team and Employee Management Expert
Paul Verhesen is the former CEO of Clark Builders, which had been recognized as one of Canada’s best-managed companies and one of "Canada’s Top Employers". Paul Verhesen contributes his time, energy, and expertise to guide the business of building through a collaborative model that inspires the best out of those he works with.
  • Change Management
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Peak Performance
  • Personal Growth
  • Resilience & Adversity
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Conference
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Health and Safety
  • Inspirational
  • Philanthropy & Giving Back
  • Staff Appreciation & Employee Recognition


Paul Verhesen is the President & CEO of Clark Builders, which has been recognized as one of Canada’s best-managed companies since 2007 and since 2008 as one of Canada’s Top Employers. He has been successful in effectively aligning the needs of diverse teams, which has resulted in bigger profits, synergized teams and staff that are committed to their work and the business. His passions include construction, innovation and relationships. Paul Verhesen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, majoring in Construction, from the University of Alberta, and maintains his Professional Engineering Certification with the APEGA.

Verhesen’s strategic vision for the company has fostered an environment of continuous improvement, sustainable growth and collaboration, with a focus on leveraging technical innovation in the areas of operational process improvement (Lean Construction), self-performed work, and Building Information Modelling (BIM). In 2011, Paul Verhesen led Clark Builders seamlessly through the transition of ownership to see Turner Construction become a major partner in a company that remains 49% employee-owned with full operational control. The future looks bright for Clark Builders as it plans to expand its reach, both geographically and in the markets that it serves.

With a vested interest in contributing to the ongoing development of the construction industry. In 2018, Paul Verhesen was the recipient of the Edmonton Construction Association Claude Alston Award. Recipients are recognized with ECA’s “Stanley Cup” for their extraordinary achievements and contributions to the Edmonton construction community and the City. Paul is a past Chair of the Alberta Construction Association, Go Productivity, and Canadian Construction Innovations, as well as a past Director of the Canadian Construction Association. In addition, an avid sports fan and dedicated volunteer, Mr Verhesen contributes his time, energy, and expertise to several professional and community organizations.



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Paul Verhesen Topic Presentations

leadership and innovation - how to drive your team to success

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Paul’s presentation is based on his beliefs about how the success of any leader is to understand that people are the most valued resource of any organization. Paul conveys his key elements for leaders to drive an organization to achieve its goals. He also gives practical solutions for leaders on how to build great teams and enable them to create win/win situations through mutual respect, understanding, and commitment within the workplace.

creating a successful team

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Paul’s core values are to have a CAN-DO ATTITUDE, RESPECTING Others, Engage all employees for Successful TEAM results, Lead with COURAGE, and Deliver RESULTS are rooted deeply in the guiding principle that people are our most valued resource. A principle that’s shared by Mr Verhesen is, “Our experience has taught us not only how to build great buildings, but how to build great teams and enable them to create win/win situations through mutual respect, understanding, and commitment. As a result, we continue to develop a culture filled with passion and purpose for our people.”

the challenges of canada's construction industry today

  • Keynote Presentation
  • Employee attraction and retention, safety, innovation, quality management and continuous improvement are what we face daily in the construction industry today. What needs to be done to improve the productivity and the profitability of our industry? Paul gives you the answers to these pressing concerns as he exposes the construction industry as it is today and offers a bright new future for it, with practical secrets that he has learned and applied from others in his successful enterprise.


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Articles & Media

Paul Verhesen appointed board chair for Edmonton's Do North Events

edmonton journal

Paul Verhesen appointed board chair for Edmonton's Do North Events


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