CEO, DLH Group
Doug Harvey is a true Winnipegger. He was raised in Fort Garry and later graduated with his Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Manitoba before launching his career as a sales rep with International Harvester, Truck Division.
In 1981, as International began privatizing its dealerships, Doug seized the opportunity to become a business owner by buying into his first truck dealership in Winnipeg.
Today, Doug’s enterprises are rolled up into the DLH Group which includes the following businesses –
- Maxim Truck & Trailer – a heavy duty dealership network with 17 locations across Canada
- Tereck Diesel – a heavy duty repair facility in Winnipeg
- Summit Trailer Ltd. – a trailer dealer and fabrication business with four locations in Alberta and BC
- Arne’s Welding Ltd. – a trailer manufacturer based in Winnipeg
- Trout River Industries – a trailer manufacturer based in PEI.
- Toowoomba Land Company, a real estate developer
In total, Doug’s businesses employ approximately 1,000 people across Canada.
Doug is extremely active in the community and encourages all his employees to do the same. In recognition of his community leadership, Doug received the Manitoba Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1995, the Manitoba Museum Community Leader Award in 2014, Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year in 2015, the Golden Dragon Citizen of the Year Award in 2016, the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Outstanding Philanthropist in 2019, the University of Manitoba Distinguished Alumni Award in 2021 and was awarded the Order of Manitoba in 2022 and inducted into the Manitoba Business Hall of Fame in 2022.
He serves on numerous boards and industry committees including the Chair of the FortWhyte Legacy Society, The MazerGroup and CentreVenture Development Corporation.
Doug has also served as Chair of CancerCare Manitoba Foundation,
Chair of the Business Council of Manitoba, Chair of FortWhyte Alive, Chair of Idealease, Chair of Economic Development Winnipeg, Chair of Yes! Winnipeg, Vice Chair of Winnipeg Airport Authority and chaired the building of the new James A. Richardson International Airport, Co-Chair of Homecoming 2010, Board Member of Manitoba Hydro and Board Member of the Manitoba Children’s Museum.
Doug and his wife Jan are proud life-long Winnipeggers whose three children, their spouses and six grandchildren all work, play and reside in The Peg.