ASC Listed as One of Top SharePoint Sites!

November 4, 2016

Alberta Securities Commission public website was listed as one of the top SharePoint sites in Canada by topsharepoint.com! We are proud to say that’s our baby! REFINECO was the principal contractor who was responsible for the delivery of the solution, which houses thousands of documents and has one of the most complex Microsoft Enterprise Search implementations in Calgary. For more information and to see which other websites made the cut, please check out Canada’s Top 20 SharePoint sites!

Site Refresh

December 1, 2015

It’s always a challenge to get the old corporate site refreshed. Our development team put their heads together to come up with a design and content that reflects our company today. Bear with us while we work out the bugs. We hope you like our new look!

International Programmers’ Day – A Day To Celebrate

January 7, 2015

Happy International Programmers’ Day!

The internet has conflicting results about when International Programmers’ Day is – some say January 7th and others say the 256th day of the year (aka September 13th, or 12th if it’s a leap year). But then I figured, programmers are so amazing and they make everyone’s lives easier, so why not celebrate them even if it isn’t the official day?

Although we may not consciously think about it, we are constantly surrounded by products and processes that were only made possible by the ingenuity and creativity of a programmer. Everything from waking up to the soothing sounds of music from your digital alarm clock, to being able to navigate new lands by simply listening to voice prompts in the language of your choosing on your GPS, is because of programmers. They do more than just program websites, although, it is because of them that we are able to Google anything and everything in a matter of seconds. Seconds! Can you even remember what life was like before Google? For that alone I am so appreciative of the work that programmers and software developers do.

Here’s a quick list of other amazing accomplishments courtesy of programmers:

  • Computers
  • Cell phones
  • Direct deposit
  • Online bill paying
  • Microsoft Excel
  • PVRs
  • Robotic vacuum cleaners
  • Video games
  • Single serve coffee machines that brew the perfect cup of java
  • And so much more

So, if you work with any developers, as I do, take a few minutes to thank them for everything that they do.

Thank you

 

RefineCo, Inc. Makes Debut on Alberta Venture’s 2015 Fast Growth 50 Rankings

January 6, 2015

Winners recognized for strong business growth and ambition.

RefineCo, an Alberta-based technology services and solutions firm, is proud to be named one of Alberta’s 50 fastest growing companies. Alberta Venture’s Fast Growth 50 has been released and it marks RefineCo’s debut on
this list at number 34.

To be among the fastest-growing companies in the fastest-growing province in the country, is no easy feat. It takes dedication and perseverance, courage and sacrifice, smarts and sweat. Alberta Venture’s Fast Growth 50 is a comprehensive recognition program that ranks companies in Alberta with significant growth in revenue, assets, capital expenditures, employees and more over a three-year period.

“This recognition validates our commitment to delivering world class technology solutions through a customer-centric approach”, says Eric Veenendaal, RefineCo’s CEO. “We’re proud of our team of talented employees and thankful for the opportunities afforded to us by our loyal customers.”

RefineCo has grown from a two-man shop to more than 20 staff in three years. At RefineCo, they are extremely proud to say that their clients are clients for life. As a full-service solution provider they have watched their clients grow and have grown with them every step of the way. To accommodate for their tremendous growth, they have moved from an office of 1,400 square feet to 2,500 square feet, and just last year doubled again and are now in a 5,000 square foot office in Calgary’s Beltline.

Last year was an exceptional year for RefineCo having been awarded a silver medal in the Best Enterprise Solution category of the 2014 CDN Channel Elite Awards, named a finalist in Calgary Chamber’s Small Business Week Awards for Breakout Business of the Year, and listed in the 2014 Branham300’s Next 50 Canadian Information and Communication Technology Companies. RefineCo is proving that they are certainly a Canadian IT solutions leader to watch out for.

About RefineCo
RefineCo is an award-winning technology firm with a specialization in Enterprise Content Management (ECM). They’re here to listen, assess your needs and help your business thrive. RefineCo strives to deliver solutions that create a quality user experience by keeping your end-users top of mind. From portals for employee and customer collaboration, ERP systems to streamline your business, and document and records management solutions, their highly skilled team is always ready for a challenge. For more information, please visit www.refineco.com.

RefineCo, Inc. Finalist for Calgary Chamber’s Breakout Business and Small Business of the Year Award

September 25, 2014

RefineCo, an Alberta-based technology services and solutions firm, has been listed as a finalist in the Breakout Business category of the Calgary Chamber’s Small Business Week Awards. Being a finalist in itself is a feat as Calgary had the highest number of small businesses per capita of major cities in Canada in 2013. “The small business sector is in many ways a large part of what makes this city’s energy and feel work,” said Adam Legge, president and chief executive of the Calgary Chamber.

“We’re privileged to work within Alberta’s business-friendly borders, and especially right here within Calgary”, says Eric Veenendaal, RefineCo’s CEO. “Being recognized by the Chamber is credit to our talented staff and customers, and the success we’ve had working together.”

The Breakout Business Award is presented to a new Calgary small business with a proven track record of rapid business growth and profitability. The company must show strong growth and financial performance by having a strong understanding of their competitors, customers and the markets in which they operate in. The company must also have a strong foundation in place for continued commercial success.

In only two years’ time, RefineCo has grown from a two-man shop to an impressive 19 employees. At RefineCo, they are extremely proud to say that their clients are clients for life. As a full service solution provider, they have watched their clients grow and have grown with them every step of the way.

While half of new businesses tend to fail after their first year, RefineCo has thrived. In addition to the impressive first year revenues, RefineCo managed to grow 60% in both revenues and staff the second year. To accommodate for their tremendous growth, they moved from an office of 1,400 square feet to 2,500 square feet and just recently, they doubled again and are now in a 5,000 square foot office in Calgary’s Beltline.

Having been awarded a silver medal in the Best Enterprise Solution category of the 2014 CDN Channel Elite Awards this past month, and listed in the 2014 Branham300’s Next 50 Canadian Information and Communication Technology Companies earlier this year, RefineCo is proving that they are certainly a Canadian IT solutions leader in the making.

Voting takes place online until October 15, 2014. To cast your vote for RefineCo, visit Small Business Week Calgary. Small Business Week 2014 runs from October 19-25, with the winners of specific business categories being announced at a special event presentation and Tradeshow Expo on Thursday, October 23, 2014.

About RefineCo.
RefineCo is a full-service technology consultancy and solutions company with a special focus on Enterprise Content Management (ECM). They also have a lot of domain knowledge across a variety of industry sectors; especially the energy industry. RefineCo have been working with clients in oil and gas for many years. They understand challenges such as managing a well file, sharing documents between distributed teams and EPC’s, and setting up document management and retention strategies. For more information, please visit www.refineco.com.

RefineCo, Inc. Wins Silver for Best Enterprise Solution at the 2014 CDN’s Channel Elite Awards

September 18, 2014

RefineCo, an Alberta-based technology firm, was honoured to win silver at the 2014 CDN’s Channel Elite Awards for the Best Enterprise Solution.  The awards gala was held on September 9, 2014 at the Hazelton Manor in Vaughan, ON with nearly 200 attendees.  These highly competitive awards attract hundreds of solution providers from all across Canada, making the first time winner extra proud.  CDN’s Channel Elite Awards recognizes IT Solution Providers for their innovation, leadership and commitment to creating business value for customers.

“Channel Elite Awards are the hardest award to win in the high tech channel. Companies must show true innovation while also outperforming their competition. They have to show a lot heart, dedication and success in delivering creative solutions” said Paolo Del Nibletto, the Editor of CDN – Computer Dealer News.

The Best Enterprise Award honours the solution provider that has created the most innovative problem solving hardware, networking, mobile, cloud or software-based solution for an enterprise, defined as a company or department with 251 seats or more using the solution.

“This award validates RefineCo’s commitment of delivering innovative and high value technology solutions through each customer engagement,” said Eric Veenendaal, RefineCo’s CEO. “We remain committed to our goal of becoming the go-to-company in Western Canada for technology-driven enterprise content management solutions, and this award proves that we are well on our way.”

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RefineCo won the award for the Electronic Well File (EWF) solution that was developed for a large Canadian oil and gas company.  This solution is a unique combination of technologies that allows the company to access well records and documents using a single intuitive interface.  The EWF solution takes powerful industry tools such as FAST Search, Microsoft SharePoint, and the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) database and packages them in an interface that is simple and familiar.  Most importantly, this innovative solution goes above and beyond by focusing on the user experience without compromising on robust, scalable enterprise architecture.

Shaun Stepanowich, RefineCo’s Director of Technology, said, “I am very proud of our development team and the hard work and dedication they demonstrated.  The expertise and support provided by our customer was exceptional and ultimately we have them to thank for making this project such a success.”

Having been listed in the 2014 Branham300’s Next 50 Canadian Information and Communication Technology Companies earlier this year and selected as a finalist in Calgary Chamber’s Small Business Week awards for Breakout Business, RefineCo is proving that they are certainly a Canadian IT company to watch for. RefineCo has experienced tremendous growth over the last year – doubling both staff and revenues.

About RefineCo.

RefineCo is a full-service technology consultancy and development firm with a special focus on Enterprise Content Management (ECM).  Their offering spans requirements definition, solution architecture, development, hosting, training, and managed support.

RefineCo knows technology, but they also have a lot of domain knowledge across a variety of industry sectors; especially the energy industry. They have been working with clients in oil and gas for many years. RefineCo understand challenges such as managing a well file, sharing documents between distributed teams and EPC’s, and setting up document management and retention strategies.  For more information, please visit www.refineco.com.

RefineCo, Inc. Expands Leadership Team and Aligns Organization to Support Growth

May 8, 2014

RefineCo is proud to announce that Shaun Stepanowich has been promoted from Chief Technical Architect to Director, Technology. May 2014 marks Shaun’s two year anniversary with RefineCo. Previously, Shaun worked as an IT Specialist at Fujitsu Consulting and as a Development Department Manager at Rare Method for multiple years. During this time he became a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist as well as a Certified Scrum Master.

In addition to giving RefineCo’s developers the tools and information they require to deliver first-class solutions to clients, Shaun’s day to day responsibilities now also include guiding RefineCo’s overall technology strategy along with Greg Fleury, CTO. As a RefineCo director, Shaun will also be a member of the company’s management team where he will assist with developing corporate business strategy, processes and procedures.

Eric Veenendaal, CEO, is confident in this promotion as “Shaun has been instrumental in guiding RefineCo’s architectural practice to date and this expanded role is a perfect fit for him. I am also pleased to work with him on a management level as he brings a wealth of experience and insight that will reap benefits to our employees and customers.” Shaun commented, “I am looking forward to some really interesting projects we have lined up this year and continuing to work with the amazing team we have at RefineCo.”

RefineCo, Inc. Listed in the 2014 Branham300’s Next 50 Canadian Information and Communication Technology Companies

April 22, 2014

Results recognize RefineCo as one of Canada’s top technology companies.

RefineCo, an Alberta-based technology firm, is proud to announce their debut on the Branham300. They are now deemed to be one of “The Next 50 Canadian ICT Companies” to keep an eye out for.

“This award is validation of our approach towards achieving our vision to become the premier provider of SharePoint-based technology services – beginning in Alberta and extending from there. This wouldn’t be possible without our loyal client base and first-class employees,” says Eric Veenendaal, RefineCo’s CEO.

Founded in 2011 by two entrepreneurs, RefineCo has a proven track record of technical, operational and strategic management success. RefineCo has a strong and growing partnership with all of their customers as they continue to support them month-over-month by servicing their various technological needs.

This recognition reinforces the tremendous growth that RefineCo has experienced over the last year. RefineCo’s staff count and revenues have both doubled in size from 2012 to 2013, with similar growth expected in 2014.

About Branham300

The Branham300 highlights Canada’s top Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies, as ranked by revenues. This recognition illustrates the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada and is a leading source of intelligence on Canada’s ICT industry.