|Private company (employee-owned)|
|Founded||Established 1906, Incorporated 1913 (as Poole Construction Company Ltd.)|
|Headquarters||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
Number of employees
more than 4,400 salaried;more than 10,000 hourly tradespeople
The PCL family of companies is a group of independent general contracting construction companies. The organization has over 4,400 employees across the United States, Canada and Australia. The organization is active in the commercial, institutional, multi-family residential, renewable energy, heavy industrial, historical restorations, and civil construction sectors.
PCL began operations in 1906, as E.E. Poole Contractors, founded by Ernest Edward Poole (October 18, 1883 – March 12, 1964) of Stoughton, Saskatchewan. In 1913, Ernest Poole renamed the company to Poole Construction Company Limited. In 1932 the company was moved to its current corporate headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1975 PCL opened its U.S. head office in Denver, Colorado. Ernest Poole's sons, John Edward (1917-2007) and George Ernest (1921-1997), sold the company to their 329 employees and Great West Life in 1977. In 1978, Poole Construction Company Limited became PCL Construction Limited.
PCL is regularly honored with management awards and is listed by Fortune Magazine as one of America's 100 Best Companies to Work For. The organization is also recognized for green/sustainable construction, alternative financing projects (AFPs), and virtual construction. The firm is regularly honored in ENR (Engineering News-Record).