Carlson Construction Group has been constantly adapting, evolving, and growing to meet the changing needs of the marketplace since 1971.
Gord Carlson founded Carlson in 1971; he grew up in the logging town of Lake Cowichan on Vancouver Island and experienced construction first-hand by working in the field as an ironworker. Carlson grew through the acquisition of its specialty contracting entities including Brymark Installation Group (1983), Vancouver Pile Driving (1996), Corwest Fabrications (2016), and Aligned Industrial Services (2022). Gord is still an active and passionate enterprenuer who works along side his four (4) adult children, who are all active in the business both as employees and shareholders. Carlson’s vision is To Build a Legacy for a Sustainable3 Canada. Being actively involved and long-term focused, the Carlson Family understands that success must flow through its people. Ingrained within each and every employee, its foundational culture and values is Carlson’s PRIDE: Passion, Respect, Integrity, Determination, Endurance.
In 1974, Harbour Pile Driving was acquired and first introduced Marine Construction to the Carlson Group.
The 1980’s also saw the company first expand into Industrial Construction through the acquisition of Brymark Installations.
In 1996, Vancouver Pile Driving was acquired from Delta Catalytic, adding 80+ years of experience in major marine construction through predecessor companies like the once dominant Dillingham Construction. The newly added marine construction company delivered the No. 2 Road Bridge in Richmond, BC, with an award-winning value engineering solution.
In 2011, the Carlson Group was awarded its first international project, constructing a major marine terminal in Santa Rosalia, Mexico. Additionally, the company continued to expand its footprint in the province by acquiring the Vito Shipyard facility in Delta, and the West Coast Marine Terminals in Gold River.
Corwest Fabrications joined the Carlson Group in 2017.