OUR TEAM

Bill Coates

Owner

Bill Coates began working in the Forest Industry in 1978 for Star Contracting as a Bulldozer Operator and worked his way through the various jobs becoming a Supervisor. After working for the Mars Industries Group of companies for 31 years, he bought Star Contracting from Larry Mackenzie in 2009. 

Roc-Star Enterprises Ltd. began and the company diversified with many clients and projects such as hydroelectric projects.

Bill is happy working and plans to stay in the game until 80.  

Contact information: Email address - bill@roc-star.ca | Cell 250-720-6033

Max Gerth

Project Supervisor, MSc, RPBio

Max has spent most of his working career in coastal forestry and civil construction both in BC and abroad. His experience in planning and executing projects across multiple disciplines for a variety of clients across Canada allows Roc-Star to operate successfully across a wide range of projects from conventional forest operations, over highly sensitive habitat restoration to complex civil projects with challenging logistics.

Contact information: Email address - max@roc-star.ca | Cell 250-735-3351

Alison Mackenzie Hoy

Finance/Office Manager 

Prior to joining her family in the Mars Group of Companies in 1994, Alison worked in banking and government at the Ministry of Forests.

During her 26 years managing at Mars/Roc-Star, Alison followed her Father and Grandfather joining the Board of Directors of the Truck Loggers Association (TLA) until 2005. In 2006, she returned to school for 10 years while working full time at Mars/Roc-Star and achieved her goal - Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA,CGA) in 2017. She holds a Bachelor's Degree with distinction in Business Administration (Major in Accounting).

Contact information: Email address - alison@roc-star.ca | Cell 250-720-6035