Our history of partnering with clients has proven that we are all on the same team.
Unitech was conceived and incorporated as a professional construction management firm in 1988 by Rick Boates, a project manager with sixteen years’ experience in the design consulting and inspection side of the construction industry.
Rick worked as an owner’s representative during those years, but became frustrated with the ‘us versus them’ mentality that often existed between owner’s teams and their contractors. He decided to try a different approach.
Instead Unitech would focus on construction professionals working with owners as part of the team. From inception to completion, all goals would remain aligned with those of the owner. All systems and procedures would be designed to respond to the owner’s priorities, providing clear, concise information that the owner needs to stay fully informed and in control of the project.
As Unitech took on projects in all sectors including education, health, community and First Nations, our reputation for quality, integrity and value began to take shape. Other unique opportunities soon presented themselves and we added a resort hotel, an art school and a ferry terminal to our repertoire.
In 1999 Unitech reached a significant milestone with the company’s 100th project. Also at this time, we began to look at the impact of construction on the environment. Unitech became a member of the Canada Green Building Council, invested in research and development for green construction, trained employees in all aspects of sustainable construction and ensured the company had LEED-Accredited Professionals (APs) on staff. The first LEED project was completed in 2002.
Heading towards our 25th anniversary, Unitech’s projects now total more than $500 million. Roughly 85% of them are completed for repeat clients. Unitech has grown to more than 70 employees providing construction management services for major recreational, institutional, commercial and multi-family residential projects in many urban, rural and remote communities. We have a proven capacity of 15 simultaneous projects totaling more than $150 million.
As we continue to grow, we remain committed to our original vision of partnering with our clients to to produce high quality, sustainable environments that are a source of pride for everyone involved. Make us part of your team in your next project. Contact us today.