Year Founded: 1982

Number of Employees: 200

Industry Type: Contracting

CFFB Member Since: January 2001

Family Generation: 2nd


Melloul-Blamey Construction, one of the region’s largest and most diversified construction firms, has been in business for over 30 years.  “Melloul-Blamey was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, and pride of workmanship, and these principles form the cornerstone of every successful project we complete to this day,” says co-founder Bernie Melloul.

As a full service general contracting firm, Melloul-Blamey Construction strives to offer clients dependable, superior quality workmanship, on time and on budget. The company has become innovators in their field by building a skilled and dedicated staff, embracing technology, maintaining an impeccable safety record, concentrating on quality, and ensuring total client satisfaction.

The company now successfully completes annual construction volumes of over $200 million with a salaried staff approaching 200. Many of their projects have become trademarks of Waterloo Region, serving as warm beacons of welcome for visitors and residents alike, including the ATS Corporate Campus; numerous buildings at University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Conestoga College; and the Kidsability Centre for Child Development. Other featured area projects include the Home Hardware complex in St. Jacobs; Brick Brewing Company; Bingemans; Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty; Huron Heights Secondary School; B-K Motors; and various Research in Motion facilities. The social services sector has also seen beautiful new facilities for Anslema House, Family and Children’s Services along with Langs Farm in Cambridge. This incredible success story first took root in 1982, when Bernie Melloul and David Blamey, classmates from Conestoga College, started living their dream with a humble office on Borden Avenue in Kitchener.

In the beginning, projects were primarily acquired through fixed price bidding of public and private work. Fast forward 29 years to the present, and Melloul-Blamey has expanded to construct over 500 institutional, recreational, commercial and industrial projects across the entire province, becoming a Billion Dollar Builder in completed projects. Diversification played an integral role in this success, with David Blamey and a team of Canadians setting up an American branch in Greenville, South Carolina in 2000.

As the company looks to the future, a succession plan has been implemented under the stewardship of Jeff Shantz, Vice President, Project Development; Joel Melloul, Vice-President, Estimating; Steve Hanley, Vice-President Construction Management; Jeff Heimpel, Vice-President, Business Development, thereby ensuring the future legacy of the company for another generation. Bernie Melloul has stated more than once “Our goals would never have been realized if it were not for the creative, innovative people in this company who dared to share the dream and channel a distinct vision along with us. Melloul-Blamey is very proud to be a conduit that strengthens the business and service sector of our community, and extremely grateful for the trust that has been placed in us.”

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700 Rupert Street
Waterloo, ON N2V 2B5

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