Contempora Steel Builders
Based in Winnipeg, Man., Contempora Steel Builders has been providing the highest expertise, customer service and quality products since 1978. Working towards complete customer satisfaction at the heart of its business, Contempora Steel Builders specializes in the sale, design, and erection of pre-engineered steel buildings.
As a design builder, Contempora offers a variety of services in the creation of custom pre-engineered steel buildings in order to meet each client’s individual needs. With over 1,600 projects, their vast experience includes various sizes of new building construction, additions, retrofits, interior renovations and reroofing of existing structures. The Contempora team lives by the ‘form follows function’ philosophy, looking at the client’s program in order to create a design that reflects its purpose. Their high level of professionalism along with their experienced, innovative and attentive staff has built a strong reputation in the Winnipeg construction industry and has turned clients into believers.
The key to their success lies in Contempora’s project flexibility, ranging from the supply and erection of the building superstructure only, to complete turnkey projects including preliminary site analysis, comprehensive design and project management services. The company’s projects range anywhere from under 5,000 to over 100,000 square feet. Their primary focus is to deliver services in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario; however, the company has completed projects right across Western Canada, in Saskatchewan, Alberta, British Columbia, Nunavut, and the Northwest Territories.
Contempora has received the Certificate of Recognition Program (COR™) accredited by Construction Safety Association of Manitoba and its buildings are manufactured under ISO 9001, CSA Standard A660. The company is also a member of Metal Building Contractors & Erectors Association (MBCEA), the Winnipeg Construction Association, and is a certified dealer for Behlen Industries LP, the largest Canadian manufacturer of pre-engineered steel buildings.
“As a turnkey design builder and contractor, we offer clear span commercial and industrial buildings, as well as structures for institutional, recreational and transportation use. These buildings are ‘manufactured’ offsite and simply assembled onsite. The main advantage of these buildings is in their infinite flexibility as to the design, layouts and material choices. As a design builder, we truly listen to our clients and we can make these buildings as simple or as complicated as required, and doing so on budget and on time,” says George Constantinides, President of Contempora Steel Builders.
Considering there are no two buildings alike, Contempora takes its time working with the client to fully understand the specific project objectives. Only then does the company create a package with efficient budgeting, committed price and an achievable construction schedule. According to Constantinides,
“Contempora owes its success to the team’s strong ability to listen, understand and deliver building services with a committed price and schedule. We consider ourselves a team player, where our client is a part of the team. We work with the client to create design concepts and solutions accordingly.”
While the company’s projects span across Manitoba, their most recent projects have been constructed within the Brookside Industrial Park which is part of Winnipeg’s CentrePort development. CentrePort is positioning itself as a transportation hub for central Canada as an inland port that provides easy access to major national and international road, rail and sea corridors and gateways. There are 16 properties being developed in this park and Contempora has built for more than a half of them. Needless to say, most of the facilities built by Contempora have a key focus on the transportation industry, successfully building trucking terminals for freight companies such as Payne Transportation LP, ERB Transport and Ridsdale Transport Ltd. Besides these, the company has also built facilities for trucking service and specialty companies such as Thermo King of Mid-Canada and Western Turbo & Fuel Injection Ltd., and is presently constructing a new 48,000 square foot facility for Fort Garry Fire Trucks and a 38,000 square foot facility for Trailer Wizards. Contempora has become a major player in this region, accounting for the development of over 73 acres of land and 250,000 square feet of building area.
“CentrePort has been the focus of our attention for the past few years and has accounted for 60 to 70 per cent of our business. These projects have been an excellent experience for us, as we have become experts in providing construction project services to freight related industries,” says Constantinides.
While CentrePort and the transportation industry has been a major focus, Contempora continues to work on other projects. The company has built many other interesting projects that require serious customization and a thoughtful design process such as aviation hangars, recreation complexes, manufacturing facilities and even a 73,000 square foot commercial mushroom farm for Loveday Mushroom Farms Ltd. The use and customization options of pre-engineered buildings are truly infinite.
“The pre-engineered buildings are incredibly flexible in regards to their use, and we are able to construct a building for pretty much any purpose especially when large clear spans and unrestricted height are essential to the project scope of work,” says Constantinides.
The One Special Building
As the demand for quality execution in the pre-engineered building sphere continues to drive Contempora’s success, the company has invested and erected its own building in 2011. This building is not only the corporate head office but it also serves to showcase the various components that come into question when designing a building. The company combined conventional flat roofed construction with pre-engineered steel building design, and utilized a wide range of material finishes from exterior wall cladding to various flooring and ceiling types, and mechanical and electrical components, all under one roof to truly showcase the various concepts that are available on the market.
With its client-oriented philosophy, ‘form follows function’ design and engineering team, and experienced building crew, Contempora Steel Builders provides pre-engineered steel building designs on budget and on time, raising satisfaction one client at the time.