About

Mermac’s successes are due to its guiding principles of integrity, honesty and quality. Mermac continues to exceed the expectations of its clients and ensure a seamless project, from inception, construction and occupancy.

MERMAC THEN:

Mermac Construction Ltd. was founded in 1978 by MerleDerochie (Mer) and Jim MacQuarrie (Mac) as a subsidiary of Park Derochie Ltd.  Gordon Robinson joined the company in 1979, and George Whalen in 1980 and both became partners. Merle pursued other endeavors and decided to leave the company and when the economy collapsed in the early 1980’s George was bought out. Mermac Construction weathered the economic storm by calling on industrial  engineering, design, and construction companies such as Fluor, PCL Braun Siemens, Fish International, Colt Engineering and Underwood McClellan.  Also Jim had contacts from when he was a Manager at Stearns Rogers.  Early work included union projects at Ram River,  Shell Scotford Refinery, Novacor Chemicals in Joffre, and Petro Canada in Edmonton. Later, when areas of the construction industry went non-union, Mermac Construction secured projects at Union Carbide in Prentiss, Cominco in Fernie and Cold Lake. Kevin Robinson was hired in 1988 and he supervised the work at Fernie, Joffre, and Petro Canada.  The company started doing work for the Alberta Wheat Pool at the Bean plant at Bow Island and then another Bean Plant at Taber. New environmental regulations led to work including chemical storage buildings at Olds, Taber, Iron Springs, Foremost, and Three Hills, and also work at Bieseker for a Medical Waste Plant and Ryley for a Chemical Storage Building for NewAlta.

Gordon became sole owner of Mermac Construction from 1992-2008, and was able to focus on commercial and industrial buildings in Calgary, Airdrie, and Rockyview County areas.  Gordon expanded the types of buildings provided to include heavy equipment service buildings, trucking and transportation facilities, retail and industrial multi-tenant condos, restaurants, fabrication, food processing, and others; many of which can be seen on this website.

Mermac Construction has continued to grow and thrive in a dynamic industry that is ever changing and Mermac has proven successful in all economic climates.

Longtime employees Darren Bailey, Kevin Robinson and Mike Robinson became owners of Mermac Construction in 2008.  Gordon remained through the transition, and retired in 2013.

MERMAC TODAY:

Mike Robinson, President, started with Mermac Construction in 1993 through to 2000. He then returned in 2003.  He became part owner in the company in 2008. Mike is an experienced project manager and estimator, with education in Environmental Design and Architecture from the University of Calgary.

Darren Bailey, Vice Presidentstarted with Mermac Construction in 2000 and became part owner in the company in 2008.  Darren is an experienced project manager and estimator and has diplomas in Architectural Technology and Building Development Technology from SAIT, and also holds a certificate in Construction Management from the University of Calgary.

Kevin Robinson, Senior Site Superintendent, started with Mermac Construction as an employee in 1988 after erecting buildings for them for the 3 years previous.  He became part owner in the company in 2008.  Kevin is a journeyman ironworker and journeyman sheet metal worker Local 8.  He offers 30+ years’ experience in carpentry, equipment operating, bobcat, cat, excavator, forklift, scissor lift, and boom lift.  As Safety Officer, he manages the company’s First aid, lift ticket, fall arrest, CSTS and WIMIS certifications.

Mermac Construction’s extensive list of repeat clients and the numerous personal referrals to our company attests to our reliability, honesty and commitment to client satisfaction.

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