General FAQs

Find answers to frequent questions about our company, our services and our methodologies.

How is your ownership structured?

Dufferin Construction is a division of CRH Canada Group Inc. which is one of the country’s largest vertically integrated building materials and construction companies; providing manufactured cement, aggregates, ready-mix concrete and construction services to many of Canada large infrastructure projects. CRH Canada Group Inc. is a part of the CRH family of companies which is an Irish based firm.

What are your principal areas of operation?

Our principal area of operation is Southern Ontario and Western Canada.

How long have you been in business?

Dufferin Construction Company was founded in 1912. You can see our historical timeline here.

What are your market areas?

We have developed a wide range of construction services that cater to the following market segments:

  • Heavy Civil Construction
  • Commercial/Industrial Construction
  • Municipal Construction
  • Land Development

See our Construction Sectors page for more information.

What is your area of expertise?

With over 100 years of experience in concrete construction services, we have built an unmatched reputation for competency in concrete paving.

We provide our customers with 7 construction services:

  • Concrete Construction
  • Asphalt Construction
  • Excavation and Underground Construction
  • Structural Construction
  • Environmental Construction
  • Design Build Construction
  • Off Season Construction – Airport Snow Removal

See our Construction Sectors page for more information.

What is your health & safety policy?

We have developed and implemented an aggressive program of safety enhancement. Our Health & Safety program includes 19 block elements that encompass a wide range of safety issues. Ongoing training, communication and safety reviews are part of our comprehensive safety regimen.

The Occupational Health & Safety management system provides risk assessment, safe work procedures and a job observation program.

Read more about our health and safety policy.

Do you have portable plants?

We manage a network of portable concrete and asphalt plants that offer customized and continuous on-site service wherever our customers’ projects may be located across Canada.

Currently we have 2 portable asphalt plants and 3 portable concrete plants.

What is your commitment to sustainable development?

Our commitment to sustainable development is illustrated across every aspect of our operations: from employing the best construction practices and building materials and continuous monitoring of our environmental performance, to recycling and reducing the disposal of rubble and adhering to world class standards in providing a safe and healthy work environment for our employees.

What is your total number of employees?

Our complement of well-trained employees is our strongest competitive advantage and includes approximately 250salaried professionals and 800 hourly trade’s people who embody our common values of trust, teamwork, customer focus, cost consciousness and discipline.

In what areas of Canada do you work?

Dufferin Construction’s completed projects have become a part of the natural landscape of Southern Ontario and across Canada. Working mainly in Southern Ontario, we have also completed airport projects in Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Cold Lake and Ottawa.

Are you a unionized company?

Dufferin Construction Company is a unionized contractor signatory to various locals, depending on the location of a project and trade required to do the work.