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Who We Are

Brogan Safety

Brogan Safety Supply Ltd. has nearly 100 years combined sales and safety services experience.

At Brogan Safety Supply, you can trust that you will receive the right products at the right price and that all services will be provided by our specialists according to regulations and in a professional, timely manner.

Brogan Safety started in January 2008, when founders saw a niche to deliver a high level of service and a broad range of safety products. Its two partners have extensive experience in the sale and service of safety related equipment.

Brogan has rapidly expanded and opened offices in Grande Prairie, Fort St. John and Whitecourt, increasing its service fleet and vendor offerings in the process.

Brogan was one of the fastest growing companies in Canada in 2013 and 2014.

We are determined to provide the best service possible with the latest technologically advanced service equipment, while offering only the most recognized and industry-leading safety product lines.

Our Team

  • Darryl Bodnar
  • Guy Burgess
  • Randy Fenton
  • Marc Chayer
  • Ian Buchanan
  • Ginger Spurrell
  • Daryl Niemi
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Darryl Bodnar (Owner)

Darryl launched Brogan Safety to apply his extensive sales and service experience from the safety supply industry.

Since entering the field nearly 20 years ago, Darryl has obtained valuable knowledge from within the sector. He also worked as a manufacturer rep for one of the largest gas detection manufacturers in the world.

Instilling a true customer first attitude within Brogan has ensured that customer satisfaction is paramount.

“It’s often said that the toughest part of business is the people,” Darryl explains. I say this may be the case everywhere else, but not at Brogan. Our people truly are our strength. Having the Service is our Attitude slogan is more than a saying…it’s an integral part of our culture at Brogan Safety.”


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Guy Burgess (Grande Prairie Service Manager)

"I have been with Brogan Safety since June 2010 and have filled a few different roles, from Sales Manager to Service Manager. I've been in the Oil & Gas Sector for 10 plus years servicing Alberta and BC. It has given me the opportunity to see safety from a lot of different perspectives, and whether at the ground level or as a member of a management team, I have always made safety a priority. Ensuring everyone goes home to their families at the end of each day is a priority.

I have specialized in environmental stewardship, environmental cleanups and all aspects of breathing air systems. I'm known for my "Getter Done Attitude," with a passion for customer service and knowledge. I lead by example and strive for excellence in everything I do, and expect the same from my peers. I truly believe that Service is our Attitude, as our motto states, and that you can always count on a friendly greeting when you come through the door. Customers can be assured that their equipment will be serviced according to ALL standards and requirements laid out by the industry and manufactures, by the experts at Brogan."


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Randy Fenton (Fort St John Branch Manager)

“I was born and raised in Fort St John. I have been working in the oil and gas industry for 15 years. My previous job introduced me to all aspects of safety as I was a Safety and Compliance coordinator for a worldwide oil and gas company. I am very fortunate to have been given the chance to join the Brogan team. As the Branch Manager, I take a lot of pride in the company's mission statement, 'service is our attitude,' and I am determined to continue to improve upon this motto in the coming years. At Brogan, we strive to put the customer first and I encourage all our future and existing customers to come into our store to see it for themselves.”


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Marc Chayer (Whitecourt Branch Manager)

Marc Chayer is a former General Manager of Emergency Services, and in private industry he has served as a Safety & Compliance Manager and Emergency Response Team Leader. He also brings extensive knowledge as a certified Fire Service Instructor.

He joined Brogan Safety in December 2013, seeking to bring industry recognized and certified services to the Whitecourt Region.


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Ian Buchanan (Warehouse Manager - Grande Prairie / Purchasing)

Before my time at Brogan Safety, I spent 15 years working as a Supervisor of Well Completions in Northern Alberta and British Columbia. I firmly believe that customer service is the backbone of any business, and here at Brogan Safety, we like to think we are among the best in the industry.

I really enjoy finding solutions to the challenges that come with Managing our Warehouse and Purchasing Operations.

Our Warehouse Team Motto is "Be on the S.Q.U.A.D." - Safety, First and Foremost; Quality Work Ethic & service; Undivided attention & Teamwork; Accurate Order Picking & Shipping; and finally Detailed Paperwork & Communications.

My team and I look forward to serving you and your company, and all of your safety needs!


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Ginger Spurrell (Inside Sales Manager - Grande Prairie)

I have been with Brogan Safety Supplies for approximately three years. I began my career as an inside sales associate for Brogan Safety Supplies and have recently taken on the role of inside sales manager position in Grande Prairie.

I have an extensive background in sales and customer service stemming from my twenty plus years with a major player in the mobile communications business where I held numerous positions; from a customer sales representative to several corporate management roles.

I was born and raised in Nova Scotia, and moved to Alberta nine years ago, I consider Alberta and Grande Prairie my home. Brogan Safety Supplies is an amazing place to work, I am very fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful company and team that allows me to connect with the people in my community and throughout the oil and gas sector.

I believe in making it right, making it better and making it personal philosophy and Brogan Safety Supplies gives me that opportunity to follow through with that.


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Daryl Niemi (Service Manager - Fort St. John)

I am originally from the sunny warm Okanogan Valley born and raised in Vernon. I moved to the North Peace area in 2001 and made Fort St. John my home.

I have been in the oil and gas industry for 15 years, specifically in the safety services side of the business. I started my career with one of Northern B.C's largest safety service companies as a field technician, providing safety services in a wide range of areas from Drilling to the final operations of gas production. It was during my time here, I met Darryl Bodnar who was our sales rep for one of the world’s largest gas detection providers to the oil and gas sector.

In March of 2011 I was given a great opportunity to be a big part Brogan, a vastly growing company to help establish the Fort St. John location.

With safety being my background it quickly complimented one of the most important values I live by each and every day. Service absolutely became our attitude and we would not lose focus of this accomplishment. In fact we have made it our slogan to date.

At Brogan, with dedication and determination we strive to put our customers first. With our knowledge and experience, Brogan Safety has the best people, service and manufacturer lines in the industry bar none. I encourage everyone to come and check out our new location to meet our friendly staff, and start your new or current safety program with Brogan Safety – We truly are leaders in the Industry.


Testimonials

Brogan Safety Supplies has continued to offer our company outstanding service and equipment. Their staff is always helpful at fulfilling our needs. If we had to choose one thing on why we deal with Brogan, it is clearly their service. On more than one occasion, someone has come in to open up the store to help us out after hours. Brogan also understands our business offering us the most competitive pricing on their products. It takes up a lot of time to price shop, we know at Brogan we are always getting the best price.

Darren Oilund - Cloak Medic and Safety Services

Brogan Safety has provided great service for many years in all aspects of my operation, from fire extinguisher/breathing air yearly services, supplying personal gas monitors, and providing affordable products. The staff are great to deal with and are willing to help out with any questions or concerns.

Gary Valiquette - Canadian Natural Resources Limited

Brogan has demonstrated excellent customer service, excellent product line, and outstanding equipment service. Their pricing is always competitive, and their staff has demonstrated a high level of competency. We look forward to a continued relationship with Brogan Safety Supplies.

Bob Syndmiller - PennWest Exploration

Brogan Safety has provided our company with prompt reliable service in a consistent manner. Brogan’s customer service representatives have gone above and beyond in providing for all of our safety equipment needs. They have made my job much easier due to their outstanding knowledge and service.

Dan Sifeldeen - Trilogy Energy