JEN COL President & CEO selected as Top 20 Business Leader

We’re proud to announce Cory Jodoin, JEN COL President & CEO, is a recipient of this year’s Top 20 Business Leaders award from Business in Edmonton.

Business Leaders stand out in our community through their personal integrity, values, business initiatives, community involvement, innovation and philanthropy.

“I really like building teams and empowering teams with the goals we set out and go forward with. A lot of the work we do is in rural Alberta and most of our projects are larger dollar-value projects and have a huge economic impact in the community. Most companies can build a building but it’s how you go about engaging in the community and working within the community.”

– Cory Jodoin, JEN COL Construction

Thank you to Business in Edmonton and congratulations to all of this year’s Business Leaders award recipients and nominees who contribute to Edmonton and area’s thriving business community.

Award Magazine Feature – Theresa C. Wildcat Early Learning Centre

Theresa C. Wildcat Early Learning Centre

Excited to have one of our outstanding projects featured in September’s issue of Award Magazine. The Theresa C. Wildcat Early Learning Centre in Maskwacîs, Alberta is nearly complete, and we can’t wait to welcome students from four distinct Nations within the Maskwacîs community (Ermineskin Cree Nation, Louis Bull Tribe, Montana First Nation and Samson Cree Nation) to their new school.

This was truly a “community” project as several members of the local First Nations communities worked on the construction of their school which was designed and built to honor First Nation culture and traditions.

We are so grateful for the opportunity to be part of a project that so clearly demonstrates the transformative power of education. This will be a safe and nurturing space for all the community’s children for generations to come.

Read the full article below or go to Award Magazine.

Theresa C. Wildcat Early Learning Centre
Theresa C. Wildcat Early Learning Centre
Theresa C. Wildcat Early Learning Centre
Theresa C. Wildcat Early Learning Centre

JEN COL Celebrates 45th Anniversary

How to Build a Better Future: JEN COL Leads The Way.

This year marks a milestone of 45 years in business for JEN COL. Our journey began with a small project for a friend, and over the years, we have completed a wide range of projects, from building Tim Hortons to water treatment plants.

Throughout our journey, our core values have been a driving force behind our success. By putting our clients first, going above and beyond, and building strong relationships based on trust and collaboration, we’ve built a reputation for delivering the unrivaled project experience. Our commitment to embracing challenges, paying meticulous attention to details, and exceeding expectations has made us leaders in the industry. As we celebrate this milestone, we’re grateful for the opportunity to continue delivering value beyond price for our clients.

We’ve achieved many noteworthy accomplishments along the way, including:

  • More than 700 projects completed to date
  • Over 70 Indigenous projects
  • Construction of over 200 school projects in western Canada
  • Completion of more than 30 LEED-certified projects since 2004
  • Contribution to Alberta’s first-ever LEED-certified renovation project at Spruce Grove City Hall

As we reflect on our legacy, we’re grateful for the support of our team and the clients who have trusted us with their projects. We look forward to many more years of growth, innovation and excellence in building a better future.

Thank you to Business in Edmonton for featuring our 45th anniversary in their magazine. And a very special thank you to our external partners for your support and acknowledgement.

Dale Fisher Arena Groundbreaking Ceremony

Group at groundbreaking for Dale Fisher Arena.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the twinning of the Dale Fisher Arena in Devon was an immensely significant moment for the community, and it was our great honor to participate in it. We extend our sincere appreciation to the City of Devon and Parkland County for inviting us to kick off this momentous milestone.

As we gathered to witness the official start of the construction, we couldn’t help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride in being a part of this historic occasion.

What the Expansion Means for the Devon Community

At JEN COL, we firmly believe that construction is about more than just building structures. It’s about creating spaces that empower and connect communities. As construction progresses, the twin arena will promote healthy living and create lasting memories for the community.

“Today is a great day for the Town of Devon. Arenas are at the heart of our Alberta communities across the province and the Dale Fisher Arena, home to the DMHA Drillers is no exception. Recreational centers are vital to the social fabric of communities, helping to promote healthy living and serving as a meeting place for friends, families and teammates.”

Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance and Member of Parliament for Edmonton Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities.

Rink Expansion Details

Exciting improvements are on the horizon for the Dale Fisher Arena as construction is underway to expand the facility. The expansion will include a second full sheet of ice, new dressing rooms, and an energy-efficient ice plant. Additionally, parking will be added to the west of the arena.

The Economic Benefits of the Dale Fisher Arena Expansion

The twinning of the Dale Fisher Arena will not only enhance the size of the facility but also to significantly contribute to the overall growth and development of the community, bringing with it a plethora of exciting opportunities.

“This arena expansion means so much to our community as it will double our capacity to host large-scale tournaments and provide economic benefits with more families drawn to Devon to play in the new arena.”

Jeff Craddock, Mayor of Devon.

We are deeply honored to be part of the Dale Fisher Arena groundbreaking ceremony and expansion project. The twin ice surfaces are set to be fully completed and ready for use by mid-2024. We are eagerly anticipating presenting the new addition to the community.

Shovels are in the ground at Dale Fisher Expansion project.
Arena twinning project is underway.
Speach at Devon Arena groundbreaking ceremony.
Speach at the Dale Fisher groundbreaking.
Community gathers for Dale Fisher groundbreaking ceremony.
The community of Devon gets a second sheet of ice.
JEN COL starts construction on Dale Fisher Arena.
Devon arena groundbreaking attendance.

MESC and JEN COL kick off construction of Early Learning Centre

The wind didn’t stop the groundbreaking celebration of the new Early Learning Centre. We were honored to be part of this event alongside Ermineskin Cree Nation’s Chief and Council, Elders, community members and representatives of Maskwacîs Education Schools Commission (MESC) and Workun Garrick Partnership, Architecture and Interior Design.

This new 2,900m2 early learning facility on Ermineskin Cree Nation will welcome the community’s children during the most important learning years of their lives to help create a strong foundation for learning today and for success later in life. The school will also honor First Nation culture and traditions and serve the community for many years to come.

Quesnel Junior School featured in NorthWORKS magazine

Quesnel Junior School architect rendering

Our Senior Project Manager, Renee McKenzie, was recently interviewed by NorthWORKS magazine about some of JEN COL’s innovative construction practices at our Quesnel Junior School project. Thank you to the Northern Regional Construction Association (NRCA) for featuring this fantastic project in Quesnel, BC.

The school is a 6,300m2, two-storey facility for students in grades 8 and 9. It features numerous wood products throughout the school to represent the Quesnel area. There are exposed Glulam beams in the gym, wood columns around the building exterior, exposed wooden stairs, wood benches, wood slatted walls, wood ceiling slats and wood signage. The school offers numerous learning studios, wood shop, science labs, economics lab and robotics labs. There are several collaboration spaces which include two sunken stairs and a feature staircase for access as well as seating for the drama area. A daycare and Kindergarten space is available for public use, as well as a smudge room and a state-of-the-art gymnasium that can facilitate numerous sporting events.

Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jack…

The Edmonton Construction Association has just released a special edition of their Breaking Ground magazine to celebrate their 90th anniversary. In it you’ll find a great feature on the Edmonton Prospects’ new ballpark in Spruce Grove which JEN COL is proud to be a part of. Take a look.

Project Update – Quesnel Junior School

Quesnel Junior School Rendering

April is BC Construction Month and we’re excited to share some of the incredible progress we’ve made over the past six months at Quesnel Junior School in Quesnel, BC. When completed, this brand new two-storey, 6,300m2 middle school will be home to about 550 grade 8 and 9 students for the 2022 school year. The school not only supports 21st-century learning, but will also provide a neighbourhood learning centre to help meet community needs.

Drone footage shows Quesnel Junior School taking shape with footings and foundations coming out of the ground and big glulam beams up in the gym.
Watch the Quesnel Junior School project feature on CKPG News.

Project Update – Hillcrest Lodge in Barrhead, Alberta

Hillcrest Lodge assisted living facility Barrhead, Alberta - Exterior

Hillcrest Lodge is an assisted living facility offering amenities and activities for residents to maintain healthy lifestyles that encourage movement and socializing with their peers. This project involved the replacement of an aging U-shaped lodge section with a brand new three-storey lodge on the existing 1.88 acre site.

The project was built in two phases. Phase 1 included demolition of the northeast portion of the existing facility and the construction of 45 new suites, while the rest of the lodge remained intact and occupied. The new expansion was designed to coordinate with the existing design to create a cohesive building. Phase 2 includes another 25 suites for a grand total of 70 living units—eight one-bedroom units and 62 studio suites.

The new lodge includes a lounge area, 150-seat dining room, multi-purpose activity rooms, administration offices, assisted bath rooms, residential laundry facilities and many other amenities. An absolute requirement of an assisted living facility is the ability to provide great meals for residents and a key feature of the new lodge is a large, modern commercial kitchen. This facility will help meet Barrhead and the surrounding area‘s growing need for affordable accommodations for its senior population.

At JEN COL Construction, we don’t just build buildings, we’re Building a Better Future – for our customers, our consultants, our trades and our people. Whether constructing an office building, fire station, school, assisted living facility, restaurant or health clinic, this belief defines how we conduct our business, who we partner with and what projects we pursue. Throughout our 43-year history in Western Canada, our objective has been to make construction an enjoyable and positive process in our effort to deliver the Unrivaled Project Experience. Promise, Delivered.

JEN COL to build ballpark for Edmonton Prospects Baseball Club

Gold Sports Entertainment Group of Companies Announce Partnership with JEN COL Construction to Build Spruce Grove Metro Ballpark

February 12, 2021: Edmonton, AlbertaGold Sports and Entertainment Group of Companies is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with JEN COL Construction of Acheson, Alberta to build Canada’s latest state of the art ballpark and condo development.

“JEN COL Construction was chosen because of their link to the Parkland and Edmonton community, their reputation and ability to get projects done on time and on budget – but more importantly because of their willingness to remain involved with the Ballpark and the Community long after the construction process has ended. A ballpark, like no other sporting facility, reflects a community’s desire to meet, gather and enjoy special time with family and friends”, said Patrick Cassidy, Managing Partner of Gold Sports.

The Ballpark, future home to the Edmonton Prospects of the Western Canadian Baseball League, will be located at the northeast intersection of Pioneer Road and Highway 16A and will feature 2200 lower bowl seats, 200 VIP Founders Club Seats, 420 VIP Skybox Suite Seats and additional general admission seating for up to 650 spectators on the grass berm and various patio outlets throughout the ballpark promenade.

Unique to the ballpark is a year-round micro-brewery, amphitheater, Ballpark Public Storage and Left-field Condo Development.

“The moment we learned of Gold Sports and Entertainment Group’s intention to build a ballpark in Spruce Grove, we knew we wanted to be a part of it,” said Keith Golinsky, Chief Business Development Officer of JEN COL Construction. “This is an exciting opportunity to work with a great partner to build not just a sports facility, but to create a complete living and entertainment experience for our community—this will be a game-changer.”

It is expected that Gold Sports will release a comprehensive marketing package for the sale of 68 Outfield Condominium Units featuring built-in balcony suites, a fitness club and other exciting year-round and game-day amenities.

About Gold Sports and Entertainment Group
Gold Sports and Entertainment Group of Companies is a collaboration of local businesspeople drawn to the simple concept that sport has an inherent ability to build a great community and better the lives of people. In life, accomplishments from great challenges and memories from great moments – are at the heart of our very existence. Cheers!

About JEN COL Construction
At JEN COL Construction, we don’t just build buildings, we’re Building a Better Future – for our customers, our consultants, our trades and our people. Whether constructing an office building, fire station, school, recreation centre, assisted living facility, restaurant or health clinic, this belief defines how we conduct our business, who we partner with and what projects we pursue. Throughout our 43-year history in Western Canada, our objective has been to make construction an enjoyable and positive process in our effort to deliver the Unrivaled Project Experience. Promise, Delivered.

For further information on this release please contact Mr. Patrick Cassidy at or Mr. Keith Golinsky at

Click here to see more about the Spruce Grove Metro Ballpark.