Rutherford Contracting applies specialized expertise and experience to a diversity of ICI projects


Barrie Construction News special feature

From its beginnings as a small contracting firm in 1971, Rutherford Contracting has grown into a general contractor serving the industrial, institutional, commercial and civil sectors, with multiple divisions and a diverse range of services.

Initially starting with GTA landscaping and maintenance projects, the company has grown with solid capacities for building construction; construction and project management; site development, including civil works and landscaping; and maintenance and small projects. Distinct divisions with specific focus allows the team to hone its expertise on each project’s specific needs and challenges.

From its Buildings Division, the company applies its expertise for educational facilities, industrial and commercial structures and serves an extensive portfolio of both public and private clients. Rutherford has completed several historical restoration projects, building moves, new builds, retrofits, and additions.

From its Site Development Division, the team completes many types of projects including civil and infrastructure contracts, as well as park and athletic sports field, trail, and re-naturalization/habitat construction.

Finally, the company’s Small Projects and Maintenance Division focuses on small project services, emergency repair, and property maintenance services.

Just one example of the company’s success is the $3.7 million Alliston and Beeton Paramedic Stations project to build two new one-storey emergency medical service facilities.

The scope of work included, but was not limited to, new foundations and piers, structural steel, brick veneer/insulated metal panels, mechanical and electrical systems, aluminum windows/curtain wall, modified bituminous roofing system. Finishes consisted of millwork, sealed concrete floors/VCT floors, drywall and paint. Exterior work incorporated new sanitary/storm sewers; asphalt, concrete curbs and sidewalks and landscaping.

The company also recently successfully undertook a transportation maintenance facility project in Orr Lake. This $4.5 million project involved a pre-engineered building with a five bay maintenance shop including offices, mezzanine storage at one end, a three ton crane and two hoists. Construction also included a dry storage building with a 3.6m high concrete base, wood framing and metal siding and roof to provide closure for salt and sand storage as well as an above ground fueling station complete with concrete pad.

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