About UsRed Oak Industrial Rentals Ltd is owned and operated by mother and daughter team, Barb Caldwell and Cynthia Parker.
Lonnie Caldwell is the field manager for the company. His job is to oversee maintenance and dispatch of the wellsites. Lonnie has 25 years experience in construction and the oil and gas industry
They got involved in the oil and gas industry through the business activities of Barb’s husband and Cynthia’s father, Garry Caldwell. He was the major shareholder and CEO of Action Industrial First Aid Ltd from 1995 until he sold his shares in 2009.
Prior to the formation of Action Industrial First Aid Ltd. Barb had extensive business experience having assisted her husband in the operation of a couple of autobody repair businesses, a trucking operation and a 1000 acre cattle ranch. She and her mother operated a mobile coffee and lunch business in the early 70s – delivering coffee, pop, sandwiches, hamburgers, etc to local service stations, tire shops and construction sites which in those days did not have their own coffee facilities.
Barb developed and delivered business start up training for adults at the Kiwanis Enterprise Centre in Dawson Creek from 1991 to 2000. An active member of Toastmasters International from 1986 until 2009 Barb also taught public speaking to entrepreneurial students at the local high school.
From 1969 to 1991 Barb worked for government where she got a real handle on understanding legislation. During this time she became proficient at understanding how acts, regulations and policy worked together.
This experience served well when Barb became actively involved in the operations of Action Industrial First Aid Ltd (AIFA). She was instrumental in developing the operations procedures. One of her major contributions to the success of the business was her development of the safety system. She single handedly developed the safety procedures for the company and was responsible for AIFA being among the first BC companies to achieve the Certificate of Recognition (COR).
Cynthia Parker has been actively involved with her husband, Clint Parker, for the past 5 years in operating a successful shuttle service. Cynthia manages a couple of residential rental units which are rented out to rig crews. In addition to these activities Cynthia was a mail carrier for the past 19 years, having just left Canada Post in the spring of 2010.
THE COMPANY AND THE TRAILERS
Red Oak Industrial Rentals Ltd was formed in 2003 under the name Action Industrial Rentals Ltd. It was closely affiliated with Action Industrial First Aid Ltd which managed and operated the Rentals company until 2009.