It all started with a small-wheel backhoe. Claude Villeneuve established Villeneuve Construction by serving the needs of his immediate community of Hallébourg, Ontario.
Claude's venture became incorporated as a construction business in Ontario as C. Villeneuve Construction Co. Ltd. He began operations and hired its first employee - a decision that proved to be invaluable in the company’s growth.
Ghislain Lacroix, Villeneuve Construction’s first employee, partnered with Claude Villeneuve to become part owner and Vice President.
Operations were moved to Hearst, where the new headquarters were established to better serve the greater community. Over a decade of valuable experience was gained after this move as a residential and commercial construction company.
Villeneuve Construction was awarded its first municipal contract in Hearst, improving the sewer and water systems.
The small office beside the garage being too small, a bigger one was built. As years went by, office trailers had to be attached to the small building so more working space be available to the growing staff, leading us to the construction of the new facilities we have now.
With the business growing, we expanded operations through the acquisition of Chega, a local concrete supplier and excavation contractor. This strategic decision paved the way to Villeneuve Construction’s expansion to date.
Villeneuve Construction expanded into aggregate resources, acquiring its first quarry for aggregate supply.
Continuing with the diversification trend, Villeneuve Construction added to its resources its first asphalt production facility.
In addition, Villeneuve Construction aquired Longlac Logging, in Longlac (Ontario). This stum-to-dump operation has allowed us to expand operations and become more effective as a contractor to our forestry clients.
Villeneuve Construction purchased a second Asphalt Plant in order to execute Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (M.T.O.) highway work, providing us with a number of opportunities across northern Ontario.
The 1990s culminated with the building of a brand new state-of-the-art maintenance facility for the company’s ever-growing fleet of modern, efficient equipment and heavy machinery.
Between 2003 and 2005, a joint venture with Mammamattawa in a logging operation helped us build a valuable partnership with a First Nation community.
Acquired a concrete production facility in Kapuskasing, Ontario, and in 2008, we built a new facility now known as Kap Ready Mix.
Villeneuve Construction and Cree-Aski partnered together to form CreeVill, one of the first major partnerships in northern Ontario of its kind.
After maximizing all available space at the Hearst Office, construction finally began in September for a new state-of-the-art office building.
After the acquisition of M.J. Labelle Construction, a Cochrane, Ontario-based construction company, Villeneuve Construction is one of the largest northern Ontario construction companies, employing over 200 people during peak seasons. We also own and operate over 150 aggregate resource sites, asphalt plants, concrete plants, and provide residential, commercial and heavy civil construction materials and services to almost 1,000 kilometres along Ontario’s northern highways.
After an entire year of anticipation, Villeneuve Construction's employees can now take advantage of our new office facility.
Villeneuve Construction made a major upgrade in our aggregate crushing operations. This purchase has allowed Villeneuve Construction for better control of our own crushing operations as well as to better serve our clients.