Lloyd Alcon has had many impressive job titles under his belt, but now he’s focusing on his businesses. He is the owner of LCA Rentals and Outdoor Services, LCA Solutions Inc., and is the Chief Executive Officer/Part Owner of Initiative Concrete Inc.
Alcon says LCA Rentals and Outdoor services began in 2019 when he purchased a tractor and started doing small maintenance jobs in the area. Alcon always knew he’d like to do this kind of work eventually, but when COVID-19 hit, with the bridge being closed, these kinds of services became a big demand. Alcon said, “We weren’t able to access certain services, and equipment rentals was one of them. I saw an opportunity and rolled with it.” Alcon continued to purchase more equipment and hired employees to work for his business. LCA Rentals and Outdoor Services is now a successful construction and landscaping equipment and machinery rental business.
LCA Rentals and Outdoor Services offer a wide variety of services such as construction equipment and machinery rentals, land maintenance, new driveways, larger landscaping projects such as retaining walls and drainage, and much more. The company has completed many projects in the area like various renovations and new house excavations. One thing Alcon highlighted is how proud he is to be able to give back to the community of Listuguj. He said, “We’re able to donate a lot back to the community. I have the equipment, so if somebody needs something within the community and it’s not a big project, I can give it to them.” One particular project done by LCA Rentals and Outdoor Services is the community garden.
After this business was underway, Alcon partnered with Grant-Mann Solid Concrete Ent. and started his most recent business, Initiative Concrete Inc. which is a ready-mix concrete company – the two companies complement each other and continue to do so.
Since 2017, Alcon also owns LCA Solutions Inc. which is a private consulting firm that specializes in public security.
Alcon says that he would eventually like to expand his businesses and hire more full-time employees. He is currently working on getting his contractor’s license and getting certified in Quebec to work off the reserve. Alcon laughed and said, “This is still pretty new to me, and I don’t think I’ll be starting any new businesses any time soon.”
By Ann Marie Jacques