Since 1978, JEN COL has earned a reputation as a top Canadian builder of schools and educational facilities having worked on hundreds of school projects in that time.

We’ve worked with school boards across Western Canada to plan, design and build cutting-edge places of learning, including:

  • K-12 schools (public, separate and private)
  • Universities
  • Private colleges and academies
  • Polytechnic institutes
  • First Nations schools and training facilities

While JEN COL has grown to encompass other fields of commercial and municipal construction, schools will always hold a special place in our hearts and remains a focal point of our specialized expertise.

We excel at partnering with school boards, provincial infrastructure teams, asset managers, council members, and civil planning teams to build environments where educators are empowered and students draw inspiration. The earlier you bring JEN COL into the conversation, the greater impact we can have on cost reduction and effective design.

Building Schools for Tomorrow, Today

School construction has evolved considerably since we entered the field—and while most educational goals are relatively unchanged, the way learning is accomplished continues to change at a rapid pace. The schools we build often include components such as:

  • Multi-purpose gymnasiums and athletics labs
  • Theatres and auditoriums
  • Technologically focused libraries and study centres
  • Science laboratories, CTS labs and home economics classrooms
  • Automotive and woodworking shops
  • Kitchens and cafeterias
  • Chapels and other special-purpose rooms
  • Scalability via built expansion and modular units
  • IT and communications infrastructure

As school construction experts, we are adept at solving tough problems including budgets, time constraints, and maintenance cost reduction. If it involves education and higher learning, JEN COL has built it, and we’ll bring solutions and fresh ideas to your education construction project. Let’s start the conversation!

Safety Goes Beyond The Fence

At JEN COL, safety is always our highest priority—and nowhere more so than when working in an active school. Many of our education construction projects are renovation, expansion, and full-scale modernizations, where construction workers and tradespeople perform their jobs while lessons are being taught and children are playing nearby. While such environments are a challenge met only through experience and careful planning, they represent a distinguishing point of excellence for JEN COL. We have built our reputation around keeping people safely learning, as we build exceptional and enduring spaces for the future.

Sustainable Construction for Lower Impact & Costs

School boards, parents, council members and other project stakeholders are often deeply concerned about minimizing environmental impacts in building a new, large-scale educational facility. When your school’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 light and motion sensors, low-flow fixtures, energy-efficient flooring and LED lighting, 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 education construction projects over decades—and we’re just getting started. We would be pleased to talk about how JEN COL can help build a pride-worthy, productive and enduring school for your community.

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Saddle Lake Elementary School - Architect Rendering 4

Saddle Lake Elementary School

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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.