PCL Construction

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PCL Construction
Private company (employee-owned)
Industry Construction
Founded Established 1906, Incorporated 1913 (as Poole Construction Company Ltd.)
Headquarters Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Number of employees

more than 4,400 salaried;[1]

more than 10,000 hourly[2] tradespeople
Website www.pcl.com

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.

The PCL family of companies has a United States Head Office in Denver, Colorado and a North American headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.


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[citation needed] 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).

Community Giving[edit]

PCL maintains ongoing relationships with multiple charitable organizations including United Way of America, United Way of Canada, and the Red Cross.


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