EllisDon

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EllisDon Corporation
Private
IndustryConstruction
Founder
  • Don Smith
  • David Ellis Smith
HeadquartersMississauga, Ontario, Canada
Number of locations
15 offices
Area served
Global
Key people
Geoff Smith, Pres./CEO
ProductsConstruction Services
Revenue$3.5 billion annually
Number of employees
2500
Websitewww.ellisdon.com
 
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EllisDon Corporation
Private
IndustryConstruction
Founder
  • Don Smith
  • David Ellis Smith
HeadquartersMississauga, Ontario, Canada
Number of locations
15 offices
Area served
Global
Key people
Geoff Smith, Pres./CEO
ProductsConstruction Services
Revenue$3.5 billion annually
Number of employees
2500
Websitewww.ellisdon.com

EllisDon is an employee-owned construction services company that was founded and incorporated in 1951 in London, Ontario, Canada by brothers Don and David Ellis Smith.[1] Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, EllisDon's revenues are currently approximately $3.5 billion.[2]

History[edit]

Founding[edit]

Don Smith was born March 23, 1924 in Provost, Alberta, to Donald Bennett and Florence Smith.[3]

At age 27, Don quit a construction job to start his own company with his brother David Ellis Smith. On April Fool's Day in 1951, EllisDon was launched. Their first project was a small home renovation followed by Northdale Public School, a three room schoolhouse located in London, Ontario.[1] David left the company shortly after inception.[3]

1951-1989[edit]

Between 1956 and 1968, EllisDon computerized its accounting and cost control systems, and operated a purchased tower crane – the first construction company in Canada to do both.[4] In 1971, EllisDon launched a Corporate Safety Strategy to improve job site safety.[5] Between 1974 and 1976, EllisDon expanded, establishing operations in Edmonton, Alberta and in Saudi Arabia.[4][6][7] In 1978, and in the next three years that followed, EllisDon took on local projects that included the Grand Theatre in London, Ontario; Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta; a Bank of Canada in Ottawa, Ontario; and Peel Regional Police Headquarters and 22 Division in Brampton, Ontario.

Once EllisDon was awarded the Construction Management Contract for the Metro Toronto Convention Centre project in 1982,[1] it moved on to build the Rogers Centre (formerly, the SkyDome).[8] This project was completed in 1989, and was the world's first retractable rooftop stadium.[9]

1990-2003[edit]

In 1990, EllisDon established the construction industry's first freestanding Research and Development Department.[4] Following that, EllisDon in 1993 became the first Canadian company to build in Latvia and Lithuania following the removal of the Iron Curtain in the USSR.[10][11] A year later, EllisDon was awarded the Lump Sum Contract to build the Athlete's Village for the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.[11] In 1997, EllisDon completed its first project in Malaysia.[4]

In 1996, Don Smith's son, Geoff Smith– who joined the company as a full-time employee in 1982– became EllisDon's President and CEO.[12][13]

In 2002, EllisDon completed the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Sheppard-Yonge Subway Station.[14]

2004-Present[edit]

In 2004, EllisDon participated in a new hospital funding model, a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) with the $450 million William Osler Health Centre in Brampton, Ontario.[10] Later, EllisDon delivered Toronto's MaRS (Medical and Related Services) Convergence Centre (Building B) in 2005.[15]

In 2008, EllisDon completed construction and installation work in the Dubai Waterfront, the largest waterfront development of its kind in the world.[16] In 2009, EllisDon completed both the Bay Adelaide Centre in Toronto[17] and the Jamieson Place skyscraper in Calgary, Alberta.[18] In 2010, EllisDon completed Winnipeg International Airport Terminal Building, Canada's first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified airport terminal.[19] In 2011, EllisDon built the PwC tower with Cisco Systems.[20]

In 2012, EllisDon was awarded its first Managed Services Contract for the PwC Tower by the British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC).[4]

In 2013, EllisDon's founder, Don Smith, died at 89 years old.[1]

Projects[edit]

Alternative Energy


Civil & Transportation


Culture & Recreation


Education


Healthcare & Research


Public & Government


Residential & Hospitality


Retail & Commercial Offices


Industrial & Automotive


Judicial & Correctional

References[edit]

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  15. ^ "The MaRS Discovery District". HGC Engineering. 
  16. ^ "Sr. Planning Engineer, EllisDon Construction Inc., Dubai, U.A.E., Badrah Development, Dubai Waterfront". Planning Planet. 
  17. ^ "EllisDons Bay Adelaide Centre Project". Daily Commercial News. 
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  19. ^ Jones, Kathryn. "Winnipeg Airport Authority". Building & Construction. 
  20. ^ Scott, Karin. "Cisco and EllisDon Team to Make PwC Tower One of Canada's Most Advanced IP Networked Commercial Buildings". The Network. 
  21. ^ "EllisDon works on Go Transit parking garage in Oakville Ontario". Daily Commercial News. 
  22. ^ [) http://hospitalnews.com/alberta-childrens-hospital-sets-a-new-standard-in-family-centered-care/ "Alberta Children’s Hospital sets a new standard in family-centered care"]. Canada's Healthcare Newspaper. 
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  27. ^ "CONFEDERATION LINE LRT NAMED TOP PPP DEAL OF THE YEAR BY PROJECT FINANCE MAGAZINE". SNC Lavalin. 
  28. ^ "Union Subway Station: Second Platform and Concourse Improvements". Urban Toronto. 
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  32. ^ "EllisDon, CDS Building Movers awarded construction work on Lansdowne Park in Ottawa". Journal of Commerce. 
  33. ^ Salgado, Brian. "http://www.buildingandconstruction-canada.com/index.php/featured-content/519-ellisdon-purdy-crawford-centre-for-the-arts". Building & Construction. 
  34. ^ Slack, Eric. "EllisDon – Paradise Double Ice Surface Arena". Building & Construction. 
  35. ^ Davidson, Staci. "EllisDon – Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan". Building & Construction. 
  36. ^ Misener, Kevin. "Rogers Centre opened as ‘Skydome’ 25 years ago today". City News. 
  37. ^ "Ontario Wind Turbine Noise ReportOne Bloor East goldring-centre-sport-centre noise-control vibration control toronto ontario Goldring Centre for High Performance". HGC Engineering. 
  38. ^ "EllisDon Completes Construction of Transformation AGO Project". Canadian News Wire. 
  39. ^ "EllisDon Receives Slew of LEED Certifications". EllisDon. 
  40. ^ Broughton, David. "John Labatt Centre, London, Ontario". Sports Business Journal. 
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  43. ^ "EllisDon chosen as construction manager for $100-million Ivey building". Richard Ivey School of Business. 
  44. ^ "EllisDon awarded new contract to build new Ryerson University Student Learning Centre". Ryerson University. 
  45. ^ "UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA INNOVATION CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING". EllisDon. 
  46. ^ "GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE WATERFRONT HEALTH SCIENCES CAMPUS". EllisDon. 
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  48. ^ "GEWI® Piles support new addition to University of Toronto Building". DYWIDAG Systems- International. 
  49. ^ "EllisDon - University of Calgary EEEL". Building & Construction. 
  50. ^ "Brighouse Elementary School". SAB Mag. 
  51. ^ "EllisDon Awarded Largest Contract in Company's History". Canadian News Wire. 
  52. ^ "ADVANCED RARE ISOTOPE LABORATORY (ARIEL) - UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA". EllisDon. 
  53. ^ "CARBONEAR LONG TERM CARE FACILITY". EllisDon. 
  54. ^ "Halton Healthcare Services - New Oakville Hospital". Infrastructure Ontario. 
  55. ^ "SickKids towers over Bay with new Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning". SickKids. 
  56. ^ "St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s Specialized Mental Health Care and Forensic Mental Health Care". Infrastructure Ontario. 
  57. ^ Toyoda, Lina. "Surrey Memorial Hospital launches campaign to build new tower". The Province. 
  58. ^ "Alberta Children’s Hospital sets a new standard in family-centered care". Canada's Healthcare Newspaper. 
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  60. ^ "Rehabilitation of the Sir John A. Macdonald Building". Public Works and Government Services Canada. 
  61. ^ "Hamilton City Hall". McCallum Sather Architecture. 
  62. ^ "Rehabilitation of the Wellington Building". Public Works and Government Services Canada. 
  63. ^ "Projects- Canadian Forces Base Petawawa Medium-to Heavy-Lift Helicopter (MHLH) maintenance facility". Matrix Air. 
  64. ^ "Region’s new halls of justice will be modern, yet highly secure". The Record. 
  65. ^ "Durham Region Administrative Facility". Applewood Glass & Mirror. 
  66. ^ "Oxford County Building". VanBoxmeer & Stranges Ltd. 
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  68. ^ "Fire system flub costs university $600,000". The Telegram. 
  69. ^ Taylor, Roger. "Downtown projects take shape". Herald Business. 
  70. ^ Osorio, Carlos. "Pan Am Games athletes’ village is on track". The Star. 
  71. ^ "EllisDon wins $200M hotel construction deal". Ottawa Business Journal. 
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  75. ^ Jermyn, Diane. "How’s this for an employee perk? Reduced rate at a resort in St. Lucia". Globe & Mail. 
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  77. ^ "EllisDon to manage 110 million makeover of Cadillac Fairview mall in Markham Ontario". Daily Commercial News. 
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  79. ^ "Ontario Highway Service Centres – FAQs". Ministry of Transportation. 
  80. ^ "Experience in Facilitating Partnering Workshops". Agree. 
  81. ^ "City of Calgary/EllisDon – Devonian Gardens Renovation and Expansion". Building & Construction. 
  82. ^ "Brentwood Town Centre". Tboake. 
  83. ^ "Waterloo Region, Certificate of Completion (2002-09-10)". Daily Commercial News. 
  84. ^ "TERRA GRAIN FUEL ETHANOL PLANT". EllisDon. 
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  86. ^ "Palm District Cooling Plant - DCP4". Canadians at Work. 
  87. ^ "THE AMBITIOUS ONE". EllisDon. 
  88. ^ "EllisDon – Saskatoon Police Service Headquarters". Building & Construction. 
  89. ^ "St. Thomas Consolidated Courthouse". Infrastructure Ontario. 
  90. ^ "Toronto South Detention Centre". Infrastructure Ontario. 
  91. ^ "Waterloo Region Consolidated Courthouse". Infrastructure Ontario. 
  92. ^ "EllisDon Corp. – Brandon Police Service Building". Building & Construction. 
  93. ^ "A Precedent-Setting Case". McGraw-Hill Construction. 

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