Top company by employee – 73 – PCL Construction Enterprises – Colorado US
Industry: Construction & Real Estate – Contracting
Previous rank: 29
2011 revenue ($ millions): $5,600
What makes it so great?
The contractor is employee-owned and community-minded, with an annual volunteer goal of 18 hours per worker; employees can win $200 checks for their charities.
|Type||Private company (employee-owned)|
|Founded||Established 1906, Incorporated 1913 (as Poole Construction Company Ltd.)|
|Headquarters||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Employees||more than 4,000 salaried;
more than 6,500 tradespeople
The PCL family of companies is the largest general contracting organization in Canada and the fifth largest in the U.S. The organization is active in the commercial, institutional, multi-family residential, heavy industrial and civil construction sectors. PCL is a North-American based contractor with a U.S. corporate head office in Denver, Colorado and corporate head office in Edmonton, Alberta,Canada.
PCL is made up of a family of independent operating companies. The organization is privately owned by its employees.
PCL began operations in 1906, as E.E. Poole Contractors, founded by Ernest Poole of Stoughton, Saskatchewan. In 1913, Ernest Poole renamed the company to Poole Construction Company Limited moving the headquarters to Moose Jaw and then Regina, Saskatchewan in 1914. In 1932 the company was moved to its current corporate headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1975 PCL opened its U.S. head office in Denver, Colorado. Ernest Poole’s sons, John and George, sold the company to their employees in 1977. In 1978, Poole Construction Company Limited became PCL Construction Limited.
- Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge
- Wilson Creek Bridge
- Vancouver Library Square
- Staples Center
- MacEwan Centre for Sport and Wellness
- Aztec Aquaplex
- Maple Leaf Square
- RBC Centre
- Interstate 95 Pearl Harbor Memorial Bridge
- Pan American Aquatics Centre and Field House
- PCL Edmonton Headquarters Expansion
- UCLA Pauley Pavilion Renovation
PCL is regularly honored with management awards and is listed by Fortune Magazine as one of America’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. The organization is also recognized for green/sustainable construction, alternative financing projects (AFPs), and virtual construction. The firm is regularly honored in ENR (Engineering News-Record).