The Pomerleau Way

With 50 years of history behind it, Pomerleau has developed expertise in all facets of the Canadian construction business, from medium to large-scale projects.

Guiding Principles

  • Being the best builder in Canada—for our clients and for society
  • Keeping our clients’ interests top of mind
  • Bringing added value to each project
  • Offering the highest quality and the best price-quality ratio
  • Bringing innovation to everything we do
  • Making the health and safety of our employees and everyone on our worksites paramount
  • Respecting and protecting the environment where our work is performed

Pomerleau’s mission is multifold and ensures that its values of integrity, rigour, respect, relationships, innovation and solutions guide its every action.

Stewardship

Going back to our early days, giving back to the community has been an integral part of who we are. Pomerleau believes in supporting health and educational initiatives in the community. Our athletic challenges have raised thousands of dollars for charities across Canada; monies raised by our employees have been matched dollar for dollar by Pomerleau. The company also supports its employees’ volunteer endeavours by giving them time off work to get involved.

Pomerleau is aware of the impact construction activities have on the environment and the importance of a green approach for the community and the users of the facilities it builds. The company has adopted the latest construction methods and processes that encourage sustainability measures, enhance quality of life and seek high performance.

Even small gestures like encouraging its employees to take public transportation to work by covering a portion of the cost show Pomerleau’s commitment to the environment.

Awards and recognition

Pomerleau’s projects frequently garner top prizes in the industry. We are proud of our employees’ hard work and dedication and the company’s strive for excellence in quality, innovation, safety and community spirit are being recognized. Here are some of the most recent ones:

  • 2015
    Grands Prix du génie-conseil québécois : Westmount Recreation Centre
  • 2015
    City of Quebec Mérites d’architecture 2015 : Videotron Centre
  • 2016
    City of Quebec Mérites d’architecture 2016 : Quebec City's City Hall gardens
  • 2015
    Excellence in Architecture Awards : Boisé Library
  • 2015
    Awards of Excellence in Steel Construction : Des Allumettes Bridge
  • 2015
    Défis Marcus Vitruve : Westmount Recreation Centre and Videotron Centre
  • 2015
    Mérites d’architecture : Texarion, Limoilou Substation, Monique Corriveau Library and The 300 Saint-Paul - Telus Place
  • 2015
    P3 Award : Sorel-Tracy Detention Centre
  • 2015
    CanBIM Awards : Bell Place and Videotron Centre
  • 2015
    Gold Vision Award : Sorel-Tracy Detention Centre
  • 2015
    Urban Design Awards : Lansdowne Park’s historic Horticulture Building
  • 2015
    Willis Award : Westmount Recreation Centre
  • 2015
    Forbes Travel Guide : Ritz-Carleton

Athletic Challenges

Every few years, Pomerleau undertakes a major athletic challenge with its employees. These challenges foster a team's ability to face obstacles together while optimizing the wellness habits of each member. Achieving the feats requires mutual support, perseverance and teamwork. Together, we focus on achieving goals, meeting challenges and going beyond expectations. When we tell our clients we’ll take on their challenge, we really mean it.

To date there have been three challenges, all spearheaded by Pierre and Francis Pomerleau: climbing Mt. Washington in 2009; biking Ottawa to Halifax in 2010; and running from Montreal to New York in 2014.

These activities further underscore Pomerleau’s belief in the importance of healthy lifestyles and giving back to the community. Each activity raised money for charities across Canada; in addition, Pomerleau made a commitment to match the amount raised, dollar for dollar.