After nearly 25 years, TriDecca Developments says it is an industry leader in concrete construction and the development and construction of high-rises in downtown Vancouver. The New Westminster, British Columbia-based firm also specializes in commercial, large-format retail spaces and churches on the lower mainland.
The firm is backed by strong expertise. “[Our] leadership team has over 67 years of combined experience, and together, with their expertise in development and construction, have become one of the most respected builders and community developers in British Columbia,” it says.
What do you get when you combine three senior managers from PCL Constructors and one senior manager from The Tridel Group? In the case of Jason Pelaccia, Danny Tito, Fernando Tito and Jason Heideman, the result is SKYGRiD Construction Inc., a full-service construction firm operating in south Ontario.
The four industry professionals banded together a year-and-a-half ago, bringing their skills and best practices together to create a turnkey operation that competes with larger players by staying agile and innovative and focusing on building close relationships with each client. In less than two years, the firm has completed two commercial projects and is currently working on six residential high-rises – one of those being the Bisha Hotel and Residences in Toronto’s entertainment district on Blue Jays Way.
The tagline of the Minto Group is “be inspired.” That is the promise the builder and developer puts to its customers but it makes it easy for them with the reputation for excellence Minto has built since its inception in 1955. Dedicated to providing communities in Canada and the United States with “unsurpassed quality, integrity, innovation, commitment and value” – the ideas that have inspired Minto – the company strives to inspire its customers by blending excellence in design and construction with a respect for each customer’s quality of life.
What was once an industrial section of Toronto has been reclaimed by development of condos, offices, retail and restaurants over the past few years. It is known as Liberty Village, and one of the companies leading this evolution is Highstar Building. The company brings a great deal of experience from many sectors of the construction industry, including high- and low-rise condominiums; long-term care facilities; and industrial, commercial and institutional properties.
Toronto’s Yonge Street, also known as Highway 11, connects the shore of Lake Ontario to an area west of Thunderbay and almost to the Manitoba border, 1,178 miles away. The street is one of the longest in the world and it is also where many businesses took off in downtown Toronto more than 100 years ago. Preserving Yonge Street’s heritage is important to the city, which does not allow developers to demolish historic façades to raise new buildings, making façade preservation a requirement for new developments.
Some developers would be tempted to hire a general contractor to build their project, but Cressey is confident enough to do it all on its own, Senior Development Manager Jason Turcotte says. “It’s the way we’ve upheld a higher quality [of work],” he says.
By doing it itself, Cressey can ensure greater efficiency, quality and communication, Turcotte says. “We’re accountable to ourselves,” he declares.
Wesbild's Brad Pelletier believes the maturity and location of the company's residential properties help them remain desirable to prospective buyers, even in the midst of a sluggish North American housing market.
“We're blessed with a tremendous landscape in a very desirable region,” says Pelletier, vice president of the Vancouver-based company's Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, office. “We know we're in a challenging category of the industry, but we're creating results we can feel good about.”
Joining the stately, distinguished homes of Toronto’s Old Mill neighbourhood will be One Old Mill, a 279-unit, $73 million condominium structure under construction that will bring the amenities of high-rise, luxury living to the area. The project has been conceived and developed by Tridel, which also is supervising its construction and will manage the building when it is completed. This turnkey approach has characterized Tridel’s work since its founding in the greater Toronto area in the 1950s.