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PCL Construction

Leading group of construction companies.

Headquarters: 2000 South Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
Employees: 9,000
CEO: Paul Douglas
Privately held

Website: http://www.pcl.com

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The PCL family of companies is a group of independent construction companies working out of major offices inĀ 31 locations across Canada, United States, Australia and the Caribbean. These companies form the largest general contracting organization in Canada and the sixth largest in the United States, with an annual construction volume over $6 billion.

PCL is involved with more than 700 projects at any one time. These range in value from $20,000 to more than $1 billion and include office towers, residential condominiums, retail outlets, hotels and resorts, educational and health care facilities, casinos, sport and entertainment complexes, bridges, airports, high-tech facilities, water treatment facilities, petrochemical/power/oil and gas plants, and major plant maintenance shutdowns.

PCL has more than 3,500 full-time professional and administrative salaried staff, and over 6,500 hourly trades people. The company is 100% employee-owned.

PCL was named one of the Best Companies to Work For in America by Fortune magazine for seven straight years.

In the U.S., the company has over 1,100 full-time professional and administrative salaried staff and almost 1,000 hourly tradespeople in the U.S.


In 1906, founder Ernest Poole started a construction business in Stoughton, Saskatchewan. He built his organization on solid work ethics and providing good value for the construction dollar.

In 1913, the company incorporated as Poole Construction Company Limited. The company would become the largest general contractor in Saskatchewan and soon work on projects in Alberta and Vancouver.

In 1975, the company entered the U.S. market with an office in Denver to support the construction of a 14-story, $7.4 million office building in Colorado Springs.

In 1978, the Poole Company name was changed to PCL Construction Limited.

In 1983, the company started its first building project in Southern California with the Citicorp Plaza/Seventh Street Marketplace in Los Angeles consisting of a 42-story office tower, 1500-car parking garage and an open-air mall.

In 1999, the company built the 900,000 square-foot Staples Center in LA, home of the Lakers and Clippers NBA teams.


- Medical, Dental and Vision Care
- Life, Accident and Disability Insurance
- 401(k) Thrift Plan - A 401(k) thrift plan is available for employees with more than one (1) year of service. The employee may contribute up to $14,000 of base salary annually ($18,000 for employees age fifty and over) on a pre-tax basis and the Company will then match half of the first 8% of earnings that the employee contributes.
- Vacation - 3 weeks off for employees with less than 10 years of service, 4 weeks off for 10 years or more
- Paid Holidays - Eight per year

- New Year's Day
· Memorial Day
· Independence Day
· Labor Day
· Thanksgiving Day
· The day after Thanksgiving
· Christmas Day
· Floating holiday (determined by each district)

- Deferred Compensation Profit Sharing Bonus
- Share Ownership - After 6 months, employees can purchase ownership in the company
- Long Term Bonus - Paid to salaried employees with long term contributions to the company
- Flexible Spending Programs
- Supplementary insurance and Long-Term Care Insurance

Updated July 4, 2012