Pilot Group Inc., based in Calgary, AB, is led by its President, Larry Shoesmith. It has been a successful sales agency since 2002, covering Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the Northwest Territories. Pilot Group Inc. has aligned itself with industry leading products that we believe provide building owners, architects, consultants and contractors with a complete building envelope product offering. Pilot Group maintains an unwavering dedication to integrity, honesty and complete product knowledge and in doing so is able to offer our customers exceptional service to assist with building envelope solutions.
Larry Shoesmith, CTR
Larry Shoesmith cut his teeth in the construction industry 29 years ago working for a roofing contractor in Ontario after a successful and fulfilling venture in the Royal Canadian Navy in the communication department. His grasp of the concept of good roofing practices and attention to detail took him from a roofing and sheet metal journeyman to Low Slope Roofing Manager within this firm. He then moved to Technical Manager for a national roofing product manufacturer and later joined Firestone Building Products in their Canadian Technical Department. With a technical background and a flare for communicating and problem solving, Larry branched out and formed his sales agency in western Canada, Pilot Group Inc.
Larry Benner | CPA, CMA, CTR
Larry joined Pilot Group Inc. in April, 2012. He brings with him over 25 years of experience in the construction industry with several top firms including the I-XL Group, Lafarge and Brock White Canada. Larry is an active member of Construction Specifications Canada and qualified as a Certified Technical Representative (CTR) on June 22, 2012.
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Ria began her working career with Alberta Justice in 1992 in the position as a Correctional Officer until she began her family in 1996. Since then, Ria has managed and scheduled her three sons through 8 years of homeschooling, numerous sports teams as well as many volunteer initiatives throughout the years.
Shelley Shoesmith has worked in the legal industry for 27 years, beginning in Ontario as a Legal Assistant and Law Clerk, moving to private industry as Law Clerk for an international plastics company and finally into Office Administration and Human Resources for a local Calgary law firm. She has implemented practice procedures for a national law firm, written practice and policy for firms and finally managed a law firm with 20 lawyers and staff.
Shelley has been involved in Pilot Group since its inception in 2002, working mainly after regular business hours. In 2013, Shelley decided to leave her law career and devote her full time to Pilot Group by diving in and learning about the building envelope in detail. She believes wholeheartedly that human resources are the foundation of any great company and enjoys the fact that Pilot Group is built on a very solid foundation.
Pilot Group Inc. represents manufacturers of quality products to cover a full scope of building envelope solutions including: