The Company. Our Values. Our Beliefs.

From collecting potentially hazardous materials, executing a full home asbestos abatement or a selective interior deconstruction, we pride ourselves in giving our clients the opportunity to make the most informed and sensible choices for their projects. Using our experience and knowledge to assist in a creation of a more intelligent process that is specific to your budget and scope of work in the most efficient manner.

The Progressive way -saves dollars and makes environmental sense!

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Solving old world industry problems with new age solutions

Progressive environmental is a turn key demolition/deconstruction and abatement company serving the Metro Vancouver area. We hang our hat on three different aspects of the business: providing informed and transparent client experiences, excellence in the completion of all work under our scope and a commitment to embracing the environmental leadership shown by the City of Vancouver with ‘waste’ materials management.


Developing relationships with clients

Trust isn’t something for purchase in the construction industry, it is earned through the integrity of communication and work. At Progressive, we take pride in developing relationships with clients that allow them to relax knowing the project is in trustworthy hands.

Questions or concerns? Just ask. Asbestos removal can be a concerning arena. Let us take that panic off your hands and explain the


The Progressive Way

We have many years of experience with residential and commercial construction. Our aim is to flip the perception of demolition. Efficiency is a given, but intelligent execution that sets up the incoming trades for success is often neglected. Tradesman love us because we do our job better than the rest, and make their work easier.

At Progressive Environmental we are strongly behind the environmental and safety bylaws the Metro Vancouver area has instituted. Progressive Environmental has the knowledge base to execute all work to satisfy the municipalities and to ensure materials are removed safely and disposed of responsibly for the environment.

Our Team

James A Deraspe

James A Deraspe

Project Manager

James has been at the leading edge of the hazardous materials industry since 1994, working in several roles and capacities including many years as an abatement supervisor and foreman. James holds a number of professional tickets and certifications in safety and first aid, working in confined spaces, aerial platforms and beyond.

James’ puts safety first on his job sites and has impeccable foresight and attention to detail, he ensures the safety of tradesmen working around him while also completing projects in a timely and efficient manner.

James is passionate about passing his knowledge on to the next generation and works as a mentor to our young staff and offers immeasurable experience to our business.

“I believe that if you work hard, try your best and do your job the way it’s supposed to be done, good things will happen for you. It appears I’m on that good road now.” - James Deraspe