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WHY FREY

Welcome to Frey Building Contractors. We are a well-respected construction company with almost 50 years of growth and success in the Construction Industry. The culture at Frey is unique, and we place a high value on mutual respect, integrity, positive communication and a rewarding work environment. We invest in, and support each member of the Frey team. Many of our employees have been with Frey for their entire careers.

Truly exceptional, loyal and hardworking employees focused on delivering the best customer service possible. Decades of experience and success. Transparency. High standards for ethical business practices. Value. Creativity. Repeat customers, referrals and reputation account for about 70% of our projects – for this we are very grateful; it is the best reason we can tell customers why to choose Frey.


our Vision

To continually raise the standard in the Construction Industry.

Our mission

Frey Building Contractors strives to surpass customer expectations through superior quality and efficient design.

 

our values

People    

Employing an elite team full of passionate and enthusiastic professionals and craftsman.

Teamwork

Provide an uplifting environment full of respect and appreciation, where each project is an opportunity for everyone to achieve their full potential.

Integrity

Always doing what is right, even when no one is watching.

Relationships

Working together with our customers, trades and suppliers in mutually beneficial relationships.

Life View

Guided by Christian values and strengthening our community through charitable, cultural and educational endeavors.

Safety

Our goal is everyone goes home each night without incident.

 
 

company history

In 1970, Frey Building Contractors was founded by brothers Bert and Mahlon Frey, firmly planning and inspiring the values and vision Frey employees continue to live up to today. As a privately-held, employee-owned company, Frey Building Contractors is managed by a seasoned leadership team and governed by a Board of Directors.

Recognized for our craftsmanship and integrity, Frey provides Design-Build, General Contracting and Construction Management services to the commercial, industrial, institutional, residential and agricultural markets. Within these markets, we have a number of specialties including, churches, equine facilities, custom homes, dairy facilities, office buildings, and turn-key additions and renovations.

Our projects are located throughout Ontario and we have also provided services to clients in Quebec, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.

 
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leadership team

RYAN MARTIN, C.E.T - President

Ryan Martin directs and leads the senior management team in the implementation of strategies and initiatives to both grow the company, as well as ensuring the integrity of Frey’s unique corporate culture. Ryan has been with the company for over 20 years and as the second generation to one of the founders, he understands the value of building on the company’s successful past to create a continued legacy. Ryan is a graduate of Conestoga College and holds a Certified Engineering Technologist designation.

CONTACT RYAN

 

BRENDA MARTIN - Executive Vice President

Brenda Martin directs and manages the financial reporting, budgeting, accounting, and fiduciary responsibilities of Frey Building Contractors. Working closely with the firm’s banking, surety and insurance partners she ensures the financial resources necessary to support operations and controlled growth. Brenda oversees human resources, and assists with the development and implementation of strategic plans. Brenda has been with Frey for 14 years. Brenda is a graduate of Wilfrid Laurier University, with a BA in Psychology.

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LEX HAGA, MBA - General Manager

As General Manager, Lex is responsible for strategy implementation, organizational structure, project management, sales, marketing, and best practices. With over 25 years of experience as a senior manager in all aspects of the construction industry, Lex provides Frey with the ability to define and implement strategic direction, and guide all departments and staff towards success, continuous improvement, and fulfillment. Lex’s education includes a Master’s in Business Administration from Concordia University, and a Bachelors of Environmental Studies, Honours Urban and Regional Planning from University of Waterloo.

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RON MARTIN - Senior Project Manager

Ron is a Senior Project Manager with Frey, and has been with the company for 37 years. Ron leads and manages some of Frey’s largest and most complex ICI projects. Ron’s acumen includes site experience, advanced construction knowledge and the ability to surpass customer expectations. Ron has extensive experience with equine facilities, commercial buildings and industrial facilities. Many of his projects come from repeat customers whom Ron has worked with for many years.

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STEWART SHANTZ - Senior Project Manager

As one of Frey’s Senior Project Managers, Stew leads and manages projects in the ICI, residential, and recreational sectors. With his more than 20 years of site experience and top tier design, estimating and construction knowledge Stew is known by his clients to deliver outstanding results. Stew has extensive experience building churches, clubhouses, industrial facilities, medical buildings and custom homes. Stew has been with Frey for 42 years.

CONTACT STEWART

 
 

What our clients say

Thanks for your excellent craftsmanship in building our new dairy barn. Your staff is very professional and take obvious pride in what they do. The new facility is all that we hoped for and you made our dream barn a reality.
— WILHAM & KUNTZ FAMILIES - INKENDALE FARMS
Working with Frey Building Contractors felt like we were working together for the project’s best result. We were greatly satisfied with the results as the project was completed within construction budget, and was finished with a high degree of workmanship.
— MARTIN PICHE, GENERAL MANAGER/COO - CEDAR BRAE GOLF CLUB
Our Church building was completed on schedule, within budget and to our great pride. At Gale we have and will continue to recommend Frey Building Contractors.
— RICHARD BAIRD, CHAIR OF BUILDING COMMITTEE - GALE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
We have worked with Frey Building Contractors on numerous projects starting in 1997. Over the years there have been five major expansions. Based on our experience, Frey Building Contractors have continually provided the expertise and skills required for successful completion of our facility, and we would not hesitate to recommend their services.
— HANK GROOTENDORST - GROOTENDORST FARMS
We had never undertaken a venture of this magnitude before but with the help and leadership of your team we now have a facility that is second to none as far as John Deere dealerships go. We were very impressed with the hard work and follow though of all the Frey staff and will most certainly be looking to Frey for any future projects.
— BRETT BARRIAGE, CEO - PREMIER EQUIPMENT LTD.
We began working with Frey in 1981. We were impressed with their workmanship and attention to detail. All of their employees are dedicated to their job, and work in a very safe and professional manner. All these projects were well managed with materials being delivered in a timely manner, the sub-contractors on site when needed, and completion dates when promised. We have entrusted several million dollars to Frey’s expertise.
— TERPSTRA FAMILY - BIRCHLAWN FARMS LTD.
Our firm has worked with Frey’s for over 25 years. We consider Frey to be a contractor of choice for their high quality of workmanship, their dependability and their distinguished ethical standards. Several projects with Frey have been high quality agricultural facilities. Additionally our experience with Frey’s includes large industrial and commercial projects, which demonstrates the broad experience and capabilities of their company. Overall, we find the management, in-house design staff and site personnel of Frey Building Contractors to be a pleasure to work with, and we are proud of our association with their firm.
— MIKE GILES BA, C.E.T., PRESIDENT - TACOMA ENGINEERS INC.
GB Architect Inc. has developed a wonderful working relationship with Frey Building Contractors for over 10+ years. Frey are an important ally right from the design stage thru to completion of construction. Their assistance enables a routinely problem free project. It is always a pleasure working with Frey Building Contractors. Their office is a welcomed addition to any development team. We are completely confident in their ability to make projects successful.
— GUY BELLEHUMEUR, B. ARCH., OAA, MRAIC - GB ARCHITECT INC.
 
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SAFETY

OUR GOAL IS THAT EVERYONE GOES HOME EACH NIGHT WITHOUT INCIDENT.

Starting at the executive level, Frey Building Contractors is committed to protecting the Health and Safety of our employees. Proactive education, training, awareness and risk mitigation are central to the planning and construction of our projects. By reviewing potential hazards, risk factors are identified and the required protection is communicated.

Safety is enforced at all sites, with all Frey employees, subtrades, and suppliers. Communication, proper documentation, inspections, meetings, and regular reporting to the executive team frame the Frey safety culture. Project safety is tailored to the specific potential risk factors and hazards associated with each project. The success of our Health & Safety program can only be achieved with everyone’s commitment and participation.   

Our goal is everyone goes home each night from a workday without incident.

 
 

giving back

At Frey, we believe that supporting and contributing to various non-profit and charitable organizations is not only our responsibility, but a privilege and joy to have the resources to do so.  Frey annually supports close to 30 different local, regional, national and international non-profit and charitable organizations.

St. Clements Old Saints Hockey Club
Habitat for Humanity
Gideon’s International
Ray of Hope

Elmira Maple Syrup Festival
Women’s Crisis Services
Mission Aviation Fellowship
Community Support Connections

Alzheimer’s Society
Ride for Refuge
Special Emergencies / Requests
Food Bank

 
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

At Frey BC, our mission is to surpass customer expectations through superior quality and efficient design. We achieve this by employing talented and dedicated people who feel at home with a company that places a high value on mutual respect, integrity, positive communication and a rewarding work environment. Frey Building Contractors values resonate with, unify and motivate our employees.

Many of our employees have been with Frey their entire careers – 20, 30, 40 and even 45+ years. We provide opportunities to build a successful and rewarding life-long career in the construction industry. We invest in, and support each member of the Frey family.

If you are interested in a career with Frey Building Contractors please email us your resume.
 

CURRENT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:

Currently we have the following career opportunities available:

 
We began working with Frey in 1981. We were impressed with their workmanship and attention to detail. All of their employees are dedicated to their job, and work in a very safe and professional manner. All these projects were well managed with materials being delivered in a timely manner, the sub-contractors on site when needed, and completion dates when promised. We have entrusted several million dollars to Frey’s expertise.
— Terpstra Family - Birchlawn Farms LTD.