Construction management firm Govan Brown merges with Structure Tone

Canadian construction management firm Govan Brown has joined the Structure Tone family of companies, expanding Structure Tone’s geographic reach into Canada.

“Structure Tone and Govan Brown complement each other’s businesses and client rosters,” says Structure Tone CEO Robert Mullen. “We have been working together for over 10 years and determined that by joining forces, we’re better able to serve our clients by leveraging each other’s strengths, geographies and resources.”

Founded in 1994 in Toronto, Govan Brown is one of Canada’s providers of interiors and renovation services for the corporate, retail and hospitality markets. The company’s portfolio includes such projects as Nordstrom in Ottawa and Toronto, MEG Energy in Calgary, Loyalty One in Toronto, CIBC Wood Gundy in Ottawa, Electronic Arts in Vancouver, Simons in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, and the implementation of Rogers Communications’ “sharespace” offices across Canada. The 200-person firm is headquartered in Toronto and has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Ottawa, with a joint venture office in Montreal.

The deal follows Structure Tone’s shift earlier this year to expand company ownership to an initial group of company leaders and strategic investors to provide a solid foundation for growth. This announcement follows that strategic plan, further strengthening the firm’s foundation as it works toward its vision of full employee ownership.

Govan Brown will retain its name, and its current leaders—Jon Taylor, John Brown and Ralph Govan—will retain a share of ownership in the company and maintain their roles as the senior management team of the business. No other personnel changes are expected for either company.

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