Burcon Construction Limited was incorporated on July 14th, 1983 by Cays Buren at the age of 46, after working in construction and as a business owner since immigrating to Southwestern Ontario from Holland in the late 1950s.  Cays’ son Rick was only 18 years old at the time but had a natural aptitude for construction, drafting and hard work.  Together they built or renovated many Shoppers’ Drug Marts, Big V Pharmacies, Radio Shacks and several other retail spaces throughout Southwestern Ontario.  When Cays retired in 2001, Rick and his wife Liisa purchased Burcon. 

Since the change in ownership Burcon has expanded into other commercial and residential niches, such as Dental Clinics and Luxury Residential Kitchens.  They have also participated in many youth and immigrant employment programs; assisted 3 employees with gaining their Carpenter’s Apprenticeship, including the Red Seal Trade Designation and have supported many local charities.  Their sons Liam and Dylan both work part time for Burcon while focusing on their post-secondary education in commercial flight aviation and health sciences.  Their daughter, Chanel is keenly interested in joining the family business soon also! 

We are very proud of the Professional and Personal approach we are able to provide all of our customers.  Please visit our Commercial and Residential Projects and read our Customers’ Testimonials to learn how our integrity and expertise is valued by everyone we are fortunate to work for.

We carry $5,000,000.00 of Commercial General Liability Insurance; provide project specific Builder’s Risk coverage; continually maintain the Ministry of Labour’s safety certifications for all of our skilled crew: including First Aid, CPR, WHMIS and Working at Heights and have an excellent WSIB rating.  Call us today for all your commercial construction needs, big or small at (519) 871-1673.  

Rick Buren

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Liisa Buren
Office Manager

Open Positions

Full Time Permanent General Construction Labourer

BURCON CONSTRUCTION is seeking a Full Time Permanent General Construction Labourers with prior proven commercial and residential renovation and new build construction experience of 3 years or more. The General Construction Labourer employee we are seeking is self-motivated, reliable and can multi-task in a fast paced environment.

PRIMARY Qualifications

  • The General Construction Labourer we seek is skilled in all of the following: use of all power tools, installation of drywall, taping an asset, acoustic ceilings, commercial store shelving and residential and commercial cabinetry and millwork, demolition
  • Some experience in steel stud framing
  • Experience in flooring preparation and laying of flooring
  • Excellent communication skills with customers, co-workers, vendors and sub-trades

Download job description for full list of required qualifications, responsibilities, information about our company, and compensation.


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