At JEN COL, we demonstrate what it means to truly partner with First Nations leaders in building community hubs like recreation centres, schools, municipal facilities, office buildings and other quality structures.

We understand that whenever we partner with a First Nations community, we are walking, working and collaborating on your land. Expect our actions and humility to demonstrate that we deeply honour your approach to business and respect your traditional way of life, as we take the time to learn from you how to become ever more worthy as a partner. Your trust is a bestowal our leaders, associates and individual team members value and will not take for granted.

Committed to Delivering Multi-Generational Benefits

What does it mean to JEN COL to be a true partner with our First Nations clients? It’s never lip service. It means we are committed to patiently training and apprenticing a new generation of builders and tradespeople to be part of a productive workforce, many years after our project is completed. It means we come to invest in long-term jobs, while collaborating win-win with First Nations businesses and seeking to utilize Band-owned equipment whenever appropriate to construct effectively and resourcefully—together. Our purpose is a very long-term one that only matters when your success comes first.

Managing Logistics and Constraints

Building for First Nations clients can often mean working in remote communities with limited access, seasonal challenges and other unique constraints. At JEN COL, we embrace these challenges and seek to overcome them while staying on schedule and on budget through strong partnerships, expert planning, and very nimble project management. We are happy to share examples of how we’ve achieved noteworthy successes through a multitude of challenges—and how we will bring the same elevated level of commitment and creative thinking to your project.

Sustainable Construction for First Nations Communities

First Nations communities are inextricably connected to the land, and project stakeholders are often deeply concerned about minimizing environmental impacts. When your project’s requirements include sustainable building requirements such as LEED or Green Globes, JEN COL has the expertise you need. Our experienced teams and project-proven sustainable construction partners bring fresh ideas for techniques like rainwater and heat capture and recycling, while employing detailed scheduling, cost control strategies and management processes to deliver dependability, transparency—and the quality JEN COL stands for in every finished product.

JEN COL has had the honour of being selected to lead numerous successful and award-winning First Nations construction projects over forty-plus years our business has spanned—and we’re just getting started. We would be pleased to talk about how JEN COL can help build something pride-worthy, productive and enduring in your community.

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The Planning and
Pricing experts

You won’t likely encounter anyone in your construction journey who is more experienced and adept than JEN COL at bringing your needs and expectations together through the lens of what you can reasonably afford. The earlier you talk to us, the better we are able to help you fully achieve your vision—on your budget.

See our What It Costs page to fully understand what we mean.