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About Us

Get to Know More About Galcon Precast Ltd in Duncan

Galcon Precast Ltd was started in 1972 by a father and son team. We began by serving only the Cowichan Valley. Our company started as a backyard manufacturing business with a ready-mix truck to deliver the concrete. The company evolved quickly, moving to where we are presently located in Duncan. Dan hired Neil as his first employee, and they were on a roll ever since, expanding their product line and eventually building a batch plant and assembly line. With the growth of the production side of the company, Galcon Precast Ltd grew its fleet of crane trucks to accommodate. Although we now offer crane work, septic tanks will always be our first priority.

The company grew with the wastewater industry, working closely with leading engineers to develop products. Galcon Precast Ltd became known not only on Vancouver Island; we are known throughout British Columbia for building one of the first of the largest tanks.

In the spring of 2007, Dan sold the business to his key employee Neil. This was something they had talked about early in the company’s history. Neil had been working with Dan in every aspect of the business, and he was no stranger to the challenges that can occur in the industry. Furthermore, Neil was always looking for ways to improve products and production. It was because of Neil’s extensive history with the business that the transition of ownership went relatively unnoticed – it was business as usual.

Today, Galcon Precast Ltd is a family-run business, with Neil at the helm and his son Ernie working in every aspect of the company. Recently, Ernie has started taking on some tasks that Neil would have previously completed and is proud to be carrying on in his father’s tradition. Neil’s wife Joanne has also joined the group and began working in the office.

Our Team

Neil Galavan

Neil is our owner and certified crane operator. He has over 40+ years of experience. He has worked with many engineers throughout the province, all of whom appreciate his straightforward talk and valuable experience. His honest approach to business has always served him well. Some call him Ace.

Ernie Galavan

Ernie has taken over managing Galcon Precast Ltd. Ernie, Neil’s son, has now been with the company for over fourteen years. Like father, like son, he is a natural at operating the crane. Ernie has worked every aspect of the production line and is knowledgeable about all aspects of the business. Ernie has taken many steps lately to improve our processes and bring Galcon Precast Ltd to another level.

Randy Turner, P. Eng.

Randy has recently started with us at Galcon Precast Ltd. as an Assistant General Manager.  Randy comes with a strong engineering background and will be helping with the daily operations of the company.  We are thrilled to have him as part of our team.

Clifton Tromp

Clifton has become one of our top Crane Truck Operators. He has earned the trust of management and our clients to take on the big jobs and always manages to get the job done. Cliff is a model employee and we are thrilled to have him on our team.

Kirby Grobe

Kirby is our Yard Manager, responsible for all products leaving our production facility. He has excelled at every position he has been given. He has stepped in to handle office duties, as well as managing projects we take on. Kirby has an excellent work ethic and takes pride in the products he produces for our customers.

Rob Grieve

Rob is a very hard worker and works as part of our Production Crew. He is the batchman and handles the production of our mixes on a daily basis. We are very pleased to have Rob as a member of our team at Galcon Precast Ltd.

Matt Watson

Matt is our Production Manager and is responsible for all areas of our production. He has worked in every position in the production process. Matt has a very strong work ethic and leads by example. We are happy to have him on our team.

Adam Nicholson

Adam is our light base man as part of our Production Crew. He has taken on many of our big projects, most of the time on his own. He has the ability to adapt to the ever-changing bolt patterns and always manages to meet deadlines. Adam is a committed member of our team and we are happy to have him.

Steve Lavigne

Steve is one of our Crane Truck Operators. He always has an excellent attitude and is always up for a challenge. He has proven to be a reliable driver that is passionate about what he does. 

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Great Experience


i had a great experience in dealing with  Dans Precast. i had to lift and move a septic tank to a lower level and the whole process went very smooth. The driver (cliff i believe) was very professional,  thoughtful and friendly and very easy to deal with .

i had to coordinate the lift after i had pumped the tank. Ernie (in the office) was able to coordinate a lift time that worked out for all of us.

i will use Dans Septic in the future for sure. do not hesitate to call, they have a newer crane truck that can lift all kinds of things...just call them and talk to them about your needs....Great job and thank you again, jim

Jim M

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