Marco Group drives and thrives on change
Posted on December 16, 2021 | Sponsored Content | 0 Comments
As Atlantic Canada’s largest general contractor, Marco Group has built its business with concrete and steel. But adaptability and foresight may well be the real ingredients in its 40+ -year recipe for success.
Look anywhere in the region, and you’ll see the evidence. Working from their offices in Dartmouth, N.S. and St. John’s, N.L., the company has a diverse portfolio, including the renovation and expansion of Dalhousie University’s Student Union Building, and the St. John’s International Airport Authority renovation and expansion.
Marco has become the regional leader in the P3 business segment. The company established a division specifically to focus resources and expertise in this growing market. It has completed the Corner Brook Long Term Care Facility and is currently working on two other P3 projects in N.L.
Marco’s adaptability allowed them to weather the challenges of the pandemic. “When COVID-19 hit, we had several large projects underway and we needed a plan to keep construction moving forward, while keeping everyone safe. Within a few days, safety and operations pivoted and developed working protocols that allowed construction to proceed,” President Allan MacIntosh says.
Foresight has made the company a leader in IT. “Integrating technology in operations had been years in the making,” MacIntosh says.
Following an investment of close to $1M in technology, team members can access information anywhere and anytime from cloud-based servers. Other software keeps clients, sub-contractors, architects and designers on the same page; one invaluable tool during the pandemic is software that allows clients to virtually walk through a job site with a 360-degree view.
Named one of 2021’s Best Managed Companies in Canada by Deloitte for the second year in a row, Marco embraces workplace diversity and inclusivity, lifelong learning and healthy communities. Says MacIntosh: “Any successful business depends on many building blocks. We’ve been fortunate to have had great leaders, clients and employees.”
And a little foresight certainly doesn’t hurt. •
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