Barrie Construction Report special feature
Incorporated in 1997, John Bravakis Enterprises Ltd. is a general contractor specializing in all phases of site preparation, site servicing and municipal infrastructure for the private and public sectors.
Located in Barrie and operating under the trade name trade name JB Enterprises Ltd., the company is a member of the Ontario Water and Sewer Construction Association, the Barrie Construction Association, the Simcoe County Heavy Construction Association, ORCGA, LIUNA Local 183 and IUOOE Local 793.
John Bravakis, president and owner, personally contributes more than 25 years of construction experience in the sewer and water industry. He credits his “family” of experienced,
responsible and dependable employees, with a fleet of owned equipment at their disposal, for the timely and efficient completion of more than one hundred reconstruction and private development projects.
“Being able to field four full construction crews, for earthworks, watermain, sewer, road building, and stormwater management facilities, we are proud to have been involved in recent years with successful projects for the City of Barrie, the District Municipality of Muskoka, Zancor Homes (Brookvalley), Township of Tay, City of Orillia, the Township of New Tecumseth and the County of Simcoe, among others.”
Recognizing the unique challenges involved in this competitive industry, he stresses the increased importance of ensuring a safe work environment and confirms a five-year claims free history with WSIB. He also credits the success of his company to taking advantage of current technology, establishing programs to insure the availability of information necessary to quickly make informed decisions regarding multiple projects.
Bravakis says his team is currently working with the Town of Penetanguishene on the
reconstruction of Main Street, a challenging undertaking for all involved. “We are grateful for
the co-operation and good will exhibited by the many residents and business owners during the
stressful and inconvenient construction process, which is so important as it creates an atmosphere
where everyone is working together to ensure the success of the venture.”
He cites positive feedback posted on social media as attesting to the fact that his crews are working hard to avoid inconveniencing the public wherever possible. “One of our Georgian Village residents, in her late 80’s, wanted to get her hair done and was walking up the road to reach her destination. One of the workers asked where she was going, then took her in his truck. He then gave the hairdresser his cell number and said to call when she was finished so he could drive her back, which he did. Over and above and should be acknowledged.”
Building on established and new relationships with towns, cities, municipalities and private developers, “John Bravakis Enterprises Ltd. will continue to work together with our partners to provide a better future for us all,” he said.