Who We Are


Serving Western Canada for More Than 25 Years


Johnston Builders Ltd. is a privately owned contracting firm providing design build, construction management, general contracting and design-assist services. 


JBL specializes in a number of construction sectors including commercial, light industrial, institutional and multi-residential. JBL’s diverse portfolio includes: urban retail complexes, hotels, medical facilities, educational institutions, shops/offices and adaptive re-use and restoration. 


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 values:

  • We value trust and transparency.
  • We support our team and community.
  • Confidence in taking a calculated risk.
  • Be approachable.
  • Big picture thinkers.

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

See the Results


JBL’s reputation of providing high quality construction services has been essential to maintaining relationships with clients, municipalities, subcontractors, architects and consultants. The Collective Teamwork that develops between the project team and the client guides the building process and is present in each step; from pre-construction planning, into the construction phase and through to completion.

Johnston Builders was founded on the concept of being a client focused builder. The majority of our work has been with repeat clients, with whom we have maintained long-lasting and loyal relationships. Solely through organic growth, we have been able to retain the "small builder" feel while providing "big builder" results.

"We guarantee that on all of our projects, NO MATTER WHAT, we will deliver Positive Results;
meaning a project we can all be proud of and appreciate." - James Hackney, CEO

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.

Contact Us(780) 460-0441