Scott Construction expands into Ontario

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Vancouver-based Scott Construction Group is entering the Ontario market with its first project. The launch into the province begins with a joint venture project with Element Project Services, a collaborative project and construction management firm headquartered in Milton, ON. The new building is a four-storey commercial project in Milton, with excavation already underway and completion of the base building anticipated for summer 2020.

“Ontario continues to be a thriving economy with great opportunities for a corporate structure like ours,” stated Scott Construction Group’s president, Darin Hughes. “For the past 35 years, we have proven our model for construction management, general contracting, design-build, and special projects in the Lower Mainland of B.C. as well as in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta. We’re ready to make the move into Ontario and the Milton project is the ideal start.”

The four-storey commercial project at 6 Bronte Street South in Milton will be approximately 23,000 square feet, with three floors of office space over one floor of retail. Parking will be below grade as well as surface parking at grade. The superstructure is structural steel, and the parkade is cast-in-place concrete.

With a strong business development team and a robust portfolio in mid-rise, medium-scale construction, Scott Construction will be targeting the growth market sectors of the hospitality, long-term care, and assisted living markets in the province. The company’s pre-construction team provides expert guidance in the earliest days of a project, identifying strategic opportunities to optimize budgets and schedules through design assist, value engineering, and constructability reviews, when modifications are most easily and effectively implemented.

“As a subsidiary of our billion dollar parent company, JV Driver Group, the advantage our team brings each client is the comprehensive customer care of a relatively small construction management firm combined with the deep resources and pool of industry expertise of an internationally operational enterprise,” continued Hughes.

The company is celebrating its 35th anniversary with the theme “A Year of Looking Forward and Giving Back.” It has also been recognized with the 2019 Platinum AON Best Small & Medium Employer Award, the only construction company in Canada to do so.

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