About

Founded in 1989, the JV Driver Group (JVDG) is a private investment company that has successfully invested in entrepreneurial companies that share our values and aspiration. We look for companies with flexible, ambitious management teams that are interested in taking themselves and their organizations to their full potential. We are selective and patient in making our investments, taking the time to ensure there is a good fit for all involved. Our companies are highly aligned with the Group but loosely coupled, giving the management teams the freedom and responsibility to make decisions when they need to be made.

We understand that building great companies takes time. Over the last three decades we have developed deep experience and understanding of the challenges that face entrepreneurs and their teams, allowing us to proactively support them with opportunities, expertise, advice, and capital.

We have learned that improving the effectiveness of the leaders of an organization is the highest return on investment we can make and is the greatest predictor of success. To that end we have invested deeply, developing comprehensive and innovative approaches with the sole goal of improving the effectiveness of our leaders at all levels of the organization.

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What We Believe

What we believe can be seen in our 4 Core Values

Be Innovative - Our leaders support and reward innovation

Build Great Things - We believe in building great leaders, great teams and great companies

Take Care of Each Other - We are a team of leaders! Team members help each other and look for the win together.

Have Fun - The journey can be difficult, but you need to have some fun along the way!

We never forget we serve the management teams across our group of companies!

 

Awards

Over the years the JV Driver Group, along with our member companies, have been recognized for their leadership and performance in many ways, here is a list of a few of those awards:

JV Driver Group

  • One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2009 – Platinum Award Winner

Hospitality

  • BC Hotel Association Housekeeping Awards - Best Housekeeping 2017 & 2018 Winner
  • Spa Inc - Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards - Top 25 Spas in Canada 2018 Winner
  • Vancouver Island Wedding Industry Awards - Best Hotel Venue 2018 Winner
  • Times Colonist - Readers Choice Awards - Victoria’s Best Hotel 2018 Winner
  • Conde Nast - Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards – 2018 Top Hotels in Canada Winner, #12
  • Trip Advisor - Traveler’s Choice Top 25 Hotels, Canada Winner 2018, 2019

Construction and Maintenance

  • 2015 Shell’s Global CEO Award
  • One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies since 2009 – Platinum Award Winner
  • 2014 Contractor of the Year Finalist
  • 2014 CWA Connected World’s Award for innovative use of technology
  • 2013 Chevron Phillips Contractor Safety Excellence Award
  • 2011 Golden Nugget Safety Award – Imperial Oil
  • COAA Best Practices Award for the Implementation of Workface Planning
  • COAA Safety Implementation Award
  • One of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in Western Canada
  • 2010 Shell Vice President’s Award
2019 Innovation of the Year