About Us

 
Group Contract Services (GCS) is a select group of companies assembled to offer a diverse range of solutions for industrial, institutional, and commercial markets. Our capabilities span the entire project lifecycle, from conceptual design to commissioning. Leveraging the resources of the Group’s cross-functional teams and fabrication facilities, we offer a single source solution for managing multi-trade industrial and commercial construction projects.

GCS Group is experienced in all areas of construction including design build installations, mechanical completion and commissioning of industrial facilities, and managing turnarounds and shutdowns.  Integrating work scopes for different disciplines allow for safe management of complex, time-sensitive projects, resulting in maximum efficiency and productivity.

Our History

GCS was created in 2017 to better serve the industrial and commercial industries. Jeff Houghton, CEO and founder is a highly networked professional with an outstanding record of leading operations for oil and gas, wood forest product, mining, OSB, commercial and heavy industrial oil construction. Mr. Houghton is highly driven, energetic, focused leader that proactively listens to internal and external clients to comprehensively define goals and risks before developing solutions.

Involved in the ownership and management of two large construction contracting companies in the past, Mr. Houghton has used those experiences to create a new company that eliminates all the failures that are happening in the industry today. From humble beginnings, core services were focused on sawmill construction, maintenance, and fabrication. GCS group of companies has since grown to accommodate market demand, offering a full range of services in Construction Management, Plant Maintenance, Module Assembly, Shop Fabrication, all site work from engineering Design right through to commissioning.

GCS is managed by a team of companies all experienced top level executives that have worked together on some of the industry’s largest and most complex projects with a common drive to achieve, conservative financial practices, and a history of success. With strong industry partnerships in key sectors, we have the ability to execute a wide array of technically complex projects.

Our Values

We are privately owned, led by active, experienced management and driven by values that underpin everything we do.

  • Performance Excellence: We are committed to delivering technically challenging projects safely, on time, on budget, to the highest standard of quality.
  • Fair Return: We provide the highest quality product for the best cost and deliver on what we promise.
  • Ethics: Mutual respect, integrity, honesty and open communication at all levels are the driving force for how we build relationships with our staff, customers, contractors and suppliers.
  • Safety: Our commitment to safe work is part of our core business philosophy and we consistently outperform key industry statistics.
  • Sustainability: Environmental protection and social responsibility – the foundations of sustainable development – are integral to our continued success.

Our Vision

Our mission is to become an innovative industry player in the industrial construction market, while retaining the creativity and integrity that made us who we are today.

We will achieve this by:

  • Leading the industry in HSE, performance and environmental stewardship
  • Developing a sustainable and diverse business
  • Attracting and retaining smart, flexible, and adaptable people
  • Adapting to changing markets and consistently delivering as sold to our customers

Indigenous Commitment

Our partnerships with Aboriginal communities is founded on a belief in creating opportunity and prosperity for Indigenous people, companies, and their communities. Our Model is community-based and is designed to empower the people and build the economy required to allow them to thrive. We have a variety of partners to help complete any project the communities wish to pursue and committed 100% to involving the local communities using local aboriginal companies and trades people supporting the local indigenous communities. For us, success is more than short-term goals on any given project. Our vision is to work with Indigenous peoples as they create opportunities that underlie job creation, inspiring further education that contributes to prosperity and growth. Our partnerships are about changing the way we do business in our industry. They are long-term investments that create a rising tide of economic and social prosperity, ensuring a strong future for all of us.

Through our partnerships, we aim to bring Indigenous communities and their businesses to the table on projects that affect our lives. Engaging and ensuring all parties have a voice and opportunity to participate is critical to the success of any venture. Knowing that each community has unique business and employment capacities, we work first to understand where the value lies in any collaborative effort. We have worked with multiple communities and First Nation owned companies in various agreements that fit and support the end goal of delivering a project that has gained social license and benefits all industry and community stakeholders.

We have worked with our partners to invest in their communities on several fronts. Whether it’s collaborating on industry training, participating in community events, or funding needed infrastructure, we are striving to create a positive lasting impact in the regions where we work and live. Guided all the while by our combined commitment to environmental and social sustainability.
For us, success is more than short-term goals on any given project. Our vision is to work with Indigenous peoples as they create opportunities that underlie job creation, inspiring further education that contributes to prosperity and growth. Our partnerships are about changing the way we do business in our industry. They are long-term investments that create a rising tide of economic and social prosperity, ensuring a strong future for all of us.

Our Partners

Your Project. Our Expertise.

 

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