Head of Salvage
Ted Finch brings more than twenty years of experience as an antiques buyer to his role as Head of Salvage for Priestly Demolition Inc. His unparalleled knowledge of history, manufacturing, construction, materials, and more make him a great asset to the company, where he has been working for eight years. Ted admits that while he may not know how everything works, he knows exactly what everything is worth. His fascination with old objects and learning the story behind them has branded him as a modern-day treasure hunter, carrying on and honouring Founder Vic Priestly’s passion for salvaging. When he isn’t on a salvage site, Ted is at The National – the company’s storage facility – selling the items he has salvaged, ensuring they have a new and purposeful future.
Justin Fortin is Ted’s right-hand man on the salvage team and a Foreman at Priestly Demolition Inc. Demonstrating a penchant for wrecking with machines since he was young, Justin eventually moved into the demolition world. Justin has been with Priestly Demolition for 18 years, bringing his skill and expertise to the demolition side of the business. Now, as part of the salvage team, he’s discovering the thrill of learning what lies behind the walls and in the hidden dark corners of buildings about to be torn down. His goal is to learn everything he can about the salvage side of the company from Head of Salvage, Ted Finch.
Julien Savage is the 18-year-old grandson of company founder Vic Priestly and nephew of President Ryan Priestly. Showing a keen interest in the family business from a young age, Julien has been running machines since he was 12 years old and has worked in various roles learning the family business for the last six years. In preparation for taking a lead role at the company, Julien is currently studying Construction Engineering Technology at college. His favourite parts of the business are operating machines whenever he gets a chance and discovering great finds on the salvage team.
Ryan Priestly is the President of Priestly Demolition Inc. and son of company founder Vic Priestly. Since he was a child, Ryan demonstrated a strong inclination towards the family business, always wanting to be out on a machine and working with his dad. This commitment to the company helped him to become knowledgeable on all sides of the business and he is the driving force behind Priestly Demolition’s innovations in demolition techniques. Under Ryan’s leadership, Priestly Demolition Inc. has grown and made its mark as one of the largest and most respected demolition companies, winning the World Demolition Award in 2016.
Vic Priestly founded Priestly Demolition Inc. in 1971 as Vic Priestly Contracting Limited, incorporating the company as its current name in 1993. Bringing his vast knowledge and expertise of both the construction and salvaging industries to his company, Vic’s passion for his work is relentless, spanning almost 50 years. Vic’s remarkable passion for salvage has helped solidify the company’s position as one of the leading businesses in the industry. Vic is an avid collector and keeps a vast collection of items he has salvaged over many decades.