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TOFCON - Services


John O'Farrell, G.S.C.

John co-founded TOFCON construction with Jim Tsarouhas, a prior rival at Ellis-Don Construction, in April 2000. John brings more than 14 years of industry experience to this company.

John began his career with V.K. Mason Construction in Montreal, Quebec than Ottawa, Ontario, following graduation from the Civil Engineering Technology program at Dawson College in Montreal.

John was one of the first employees scouted by PCL Construction upon their arrival to Ottawa in the late 1980's. He was part of a strong team that grew from 7 employees to more than 60 during his 10 year stay. John was involved with projects primarily in the Ottawa area, but also Halifax, Nova Scotia and Seattle Washington.

Some notable projects that John has worked on include:

  • Ottawa City Hall - $45.0 M (Ottawa, Ontario);
  • La Cite Collegiale - $64.0 M (Ottawa, Ontario);
  • Justice Headquarters Consolidation - $57.0 M (Ottawa, Ontario);
  • Nortel Carling Campus Expansion - $125.0 M (Ottawa, Ontario);
  • P3 Nova Scotia School Program - $120.0 M (Nova Scotia);
  • Madison Financial Centre - $95.0 M (Seattle, Washington).

John has proven abilities in handling all aspects of conceptual and stipulated sum tenders; he has estimated more than $1.8 B in construction projects and has been successful for the award of over $810.0 M.

  • Born and raised in Quebec City.
  • Fluently bilingual.
  • Active in outdoor activities such as biking and hiking.
  • Ongoing supporter of the National Capital Commission Volunteer Program.