Who We Are


Serving Western Canada for More Than 25 Years


In the past 25+ years, Johnston Builders has earned recognition as a successful and respected privately-owned contracting firm providing construction management, general contracting and consultant services. JBL specializes in a number of construction sectors that includes urban retail complexes, light industrial, hotels, medical facilities, educational institutions, non-for-profit, adaptive re-use and restoration, and sustainable construction projects. JBL has notably completed over a thousand successful projects, and supervised the construction of more than 10 million square feet through its history.

Johnston Builders is propelled by an exceptional team of construction executives, project managers, superintendents, estimators, field and support staff that adheres to JBL’s core value system:

  • trust and transparency
  • supporting our team and community
  • confidence in taking a calculated risk
  • hard working
  • approachable
  • big picture thinking
  • accountable to deadlines

Don Johnston


Founder of Johnston Builders


"I started JBL in 1990 during a down economy. It was a one office operation; me, a shared receptionist, one superintendent and a labourer.

In the early years, our plan was to seek out projects in remote areas where no one else wanted to work or projects which presented challenges that other contractors didn’t want to take on.

Over the years JBL has experienced a slow and steady growth; our success is attributable to our great team, our commitment to quality, innovative design and superior project delivery. I take enormous pride seeing the company I founded become what it is today."

Don Johnston

Our Mission


Fundamental to JBL’s reputation is providing high quality construction services on time and within budget, and has been elemental to maintaining long-lasting relationships with clients, subcontractors, architects, consultants, lenders, and governmental agencies, many of which go back several years.

A number of our projects are large in scale, but JBL’s operations retain the intimacy of a family-based business. The principals of the firm are well-versed in the details of each project at any given stage of construction. A dedicated team is assigned to the life of each project, but clients always have a depth of in-house resources they can rely on through the duration of the project that includes:

  • Estimating services
  • Broad range of expertise
  • Scheduling and logistics
  • Site safety
  • Purchasing power that meets the procurement requirements of any project

The partnership that develops between project team and client guides the building process each step of the way, from pre-construction planning and risk analysis, to feasibility and construction phase, all the way through to completion and certificate of occupancy.

Commitment to Safety

Johnston Builders is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all of it’s employees. Our collective goal is to eliminate all injuries, occupational illnesses, unsafe practices and incidents of environmental harm from our activities. We believe that our work is never so urgent or important that we cannot take the time to do it safely.

Johnston Builders

Let us make your vision a reality.

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