John O'Farrell, G.S.C.
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.