It’s a common belief that to accomplish great things one should have a keen vision and the utmost dedication. Such is the story of Mr. Dharam Kajal, whom we are spotlighting today – a pioneer in the field of engineering. What he has achieved is no ordinary feat. His journey began at a young age when he started to show incredible interest in the developments occurring in his neighborhood. He would spend hours mesmerized; silently watching work being carried out in the canals, irrigation, dam systems, and on the highways.
The seed of engineering was then sowed in his mind, leaving an everlasting imprint that led him to delve deeper into the study of structural and civil engineering and its ability to enhance community life. He pursued his studies in engineering whole-heartedly, graduating from Punjab Engineering College in 1983 and then with his Masters in 1985. His first job was in a highly prestigious role, as an IES officer with the Indian Defence Service of Engineers in 1986 with the Government of India.
In 1988, Dharam immigrated to Canada, where he has faithfully committed three decades of his life to working in the civil and construction engineering sectors and continues to pursue his passion. Over the years, he has come to realize that the talent of the South Indian Community is often overlooked and unrecognized, despite the lower mainland’s multicultural environment. Thus, by combining his passion for engineering and aspiration to bridge western and eastern cultures; he founded Westridge Engineering and Construction Ltd in 2014. Dharam’s vision is to meet the growing demands of the engineering industry coupled with exceptional experience and expertise to galvanize positive change.
Westridge has a long history of working in both the private and industrial sectors; collaborating with municipal governments, private consulting, land development, and construction companies throughout the lower mainland. Their work encompasses a broad spectrum of everything from overseeing the development of a new animal hospital in the Fraser Valley, to rockpit designs in Surrey, and to sanitary and storm pump designs throughout the municipalities of the lower mainland. It just doesn’t end there, Westridge has done extraordinary work with the development of many subdivisions, and multi-family townhomes; and have expanded into the commercial and industrial areas as well.
At Westridge, the motto is to look after their clients by providing the best service. The core values of the company are professionalism, integrity, leadership, and a strong work ethic. By focusing on the foundations of hard work and community growth, they believe they can prosper and achieve. This philosophy has resulted in highly satisfied and empowered clients, vendors, and employees. As with any business, there is always room for improvement; keeping that in mind, they strive to make their company better by enhancing their productivity, and the quality of their services. Their team’s highly skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail are exemplary. They also offer consultation at every step of the project to ensure quality control and customer satisfaction.