Let’s take it back to 1980.
When our co-founder Dan O’Brien launched Chandos, he had a vision to build a company that would lead a change in the Canadian construction industry. And, become a business that was as a force for good. He wanted to create something different, even steered away from using a traditional construction company name. Instead, he opted to title the business after Chandos Lake – a body of water belonging to Ontario’s Kawartha Highlands and near the farm where he grew up.
What started out as a company with a single office, turned into one with 500 employees in seven locations across Canada: Edmonton, Calgary, Red Deer, Kelowna, Vancouver, Toronto and Ottawa.
We have become one of North America’s most innovative and collaborative builders. We are 100% employee owned. And, we are proud to be the first and largest B Corp Certified commercial builder on the continent - and the only one in the country.
We’ve helped pioneer Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) in Canada; and specialize in Lean construction and sustainable development; construction management and Building Information Modeling (BIM). We are also LEED, Net Zero and WELL certified.