Testimonials & References

ISM’s key to success has been the entire ISM Team recognizing that mutually beneficial relationships and exceptional performance are the cornerstones to long-term business success.


“ISM has been an integral part of the successful completion of many previous projects on time and on budget by Beedie Development Group. Their attention to detail, overall responsiveness, and client-focused approach is excellent. With the strong relationship we have with them, we know they can be called upon on a moment’s notice to help us resolve complex problems and make up lost time on our projects. We are pleased to not only have them as one of our structural steel subcontractors, but as valued partners in the continued success of projects we complete at Beedie Development Group.”
Beedie Development Group
“we believe that when exemplary efforts bring superior results, special recognition should be given. Your firm’s efforts on the Trout Lake Ice Rink job were one of the major reasons for the success of the project.”
Bird Construction
“ ISM was selected as the structural steel fabricator, detailer, and erector on the Translink - Hamilton Transit Center Project. From contract award ISM worked hard to maintain the project schedule, while remaining on budget, and worked well alongside other subcontractors to help overcome significant project challenges. Bird Construction has always been treated by ISM as a trusted partner and we look forward to collaborating with ISM in the years to come.”
Bird Construction
ISM, was a valued team member in the successful execution of the fully Galvanized Steel Structure, which required detailed preplanning and a combined group effort by all parties involved to ensure a successful execution of the work. We wish to thank your entire team for their involvement with the Supply & Install of the steel structure and we look forward to working with your group again in the near future.
Smith Bros. & Wilson (BC) Ltd.
“the efforts of your project team towards meeting the scheduled goals and milestones for the ICBC Driver Licensing Centre project are greatly appreciated and were contributing factors in the success of the project.”
PCL Constructors
ISM was selected as the structural steel fabricator, detailer and erector for the Bridge Studios – Phase Three – Stage 8 Movie Studio & Parkade Structure project located in Burnaby BC. From contract award, ISM worked diligently to maintain project schedule, from shop drawing detailing through to project completion.

ISM have a strong safety culture and it was evident to see that they were a safety leader amongst all subcontractors. The ISM team worked extremely well alongside all other subcontractors throughout the duration of the project.

ISM assisted Bird,the project consultants and the client to overcome significant project challenges whilst remaining on budget. We look forward to collaborating and working together again on future projects.
Bird Construction
Aboriginal Community Career Employment Services Society, commonly known as ACCESS is an Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy agreement holder with Service Canada. We provide training and employment opportunities for the Aboriginal Community in Metro Vancouver. Our Trades Department works with local colleges and employer partners to provide our trainees with the technical skills they need to enter into long term careers in construction and manufacturing.

ISM has partnered with ACCESS Trades since May 2011 and currently employs three Aboriginal apprentices. These apprentices are all graduates of ACCESS funded-BCIT funded Metal Fabrication programs. They are doing exceptionally well and learning new skills under the guidance of journey people and the shop foreman on site at ISM. The company is conscientious in their support of apprenticeship and these trainees are expected to complete the next level of their apprenticeship technical training during 2014.

The owner of ISM, Mario Scarpino, has made an ongoing commitment to hire Aboriginal apprentices and journey people. ISM is a company that not only invests in Aboriginal workers but in all of their employees through certified skills training on the job and the classroom. The company understands the need for a safe working environment and promotes safe work practices on their job sites. They provide employees with an excellent rate of pay and company benefits. The result of this investment is a highly skilled and loyal workforce that makes the company well positioned to expand as needed and take on new contracts.

ACCESS is proud to have ISM as one of our partners and we look forward to working with them well into the future.

Helen Boyce / Director / ACCESS Trades