RNF Ventures Ltd. origins stretch back to the spring of 1979, when Brian Simpson, in conjunction with some of the principals in Precision Service and Engineering, began a small General Contracting firm. Based in Prince Albert, River North Construction’s first head office was in a small temporary trailer adjacent the PS&E plant in the North Industrial Park. Kelly Miller began working for them in mid October of that year as a Site Foreman. Randy Denny, who had previously been with Highline Construction joined the firm in 1980 and became a full partner in 1981. The company enjoyed considerable success for a number of years until tougher and changing economic times made it necessary for the partners to re-evaluate their position and to downsize the operation to ensure success in a less vibrant economy.
In January of 1986, the partners amiably split the operation. Randy Denny maintained River North Construction ’86 Ltd. Brian and Kelly became partners in a new firm, Northfork Construction Services Ltd. Both firms enjoyed slow steady growth through the late ‘80’s and early ‘90’s, and from time to time would combine their forces to bid on larger projects. As the construction climate improved in Saskatchewan, it was decided that combining the assets and resources of these two firms would provide some competitive advantages, and in June 1996, the two companies merged to become RNF Ventures Ltd. with the principals being Mr’s. Simpson, Denny and Miller. Allan Webb joined RNF Ventures as an estimator in the spring of 2001 and soon took on added responsibility as a project manager.
With the retirement of Randy Denny in the spring of 2002, a plan for succession was implemented which laid the groundwork for Allan Webb to become involved as a partner. This plan was accelerated with the announcement in the spring of 2004 that Brian Simpson was leaving the firm. Kelly and Allan have been successfully operating in a new partnership which began March 1, 2004. Darren Swanson joined our team in February of 2009 as a Project Manager. With over 25 years of diverse experience in the industry, Darren has added a new dimension to our management group and has allowed us to grow and expand our market area. Darren has recently been added to our ownership group.
Our company enjoys a track record of steady sustainable growth. While our emphasis is on customer satisfaction, we never lose site of the main engine of our success, our people. We are very proud of the fact that we have two team members with over 30 years of service and numerous others with over 20 years of being employed with RNF Ventures. We are only as good as our personnel. We start with quality individuals, and continually try to improve how we engage them, and allow them to fulfill their expectations. We truly believe we have superior people.