Corporate History

Our story begins in 1988, when Paul McDonald founded McDonald Bros Construction Inc, soon to be joined by his brother Patrick. Inspired by their family’s construction history, the early years of custom residential homes created a foundation of attention to detail and customer service. By the early 1990s, the company took a new direction to concentrate on non-residential projects, and the base of experience quickly increased. What started out as two brothers with a passion for building quickly grew into an established construction firm servicing the Ottawa region.

With a renewed focus on creating a portfolio of Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional (ICI) projects, our contacts in the Eastern Ontario market began to flourish. Known for extensive work with medical facilities, school additions, and complex renovations, our identity as a reliable and professional contractor developed. We learned early on that the most effective way to grow our business was to secure lasting relationships with our clients, and build each project with a mind to returning for the next phase or addition.

Our operation has since diversified and we continue to take on new and exciting projects. Our experience in large-scale new construction has increased significantly, and our aptitudes with medical laboratories and school construction continue to develop. If your children attend an elementary school in the Ottawa region built within the last 5 years, there is a good chance we had a hand in putting it there.

Our biggest single focus in recent times has been the development of sport and recreation facilities. As a company, we believe that buildings which unite communities through the catalyst of sport are a worthy pursuit, and we have devoted significant time to their development. With a particular interest in the Design-Build approach inviting equal participation from the broadest range of professionals, we have built facilities for universities, municipalities, and private groups across Ontario, and most recently across Canada.