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TOFCON - Services


Jim Tsarouhas, P.Q.S, G.S.C.
Executive Vice-President

Jim co-founded TOFCON construction with John O'Farrell, a prior rival at PCL Construction, in April 2000. Jim brings a wealth of industry experience to this company.

Jim was introduced to Ellis-Don Construction as part of an 8 month co-op term, a requirement for the Construction Engineering Technology Management program at Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology in London, Ontario. Given the success of this placement, full time employment with Ellis-Don Construction commenced the week he graduated.

Ellis-Don was a great learning experience that saw Jim stationed in Ottawa, Kingston, London (head office) and Toronto. The various locations and projects enabled him to work with and learn from some of the best construction people in the country. Some notable projects that Jim has worked on include:

  • The Solicitor General Headquarters - $65.0 M (Ottawa, Ontario);
  • 1910 Wing, East Block, Parliament Hill - $11.0 M (Ottawa, Ontario);
  • University of Waterloo, Student Centre - $8.0 M (Waterloo, Ontario);
  • Sunnybrook Hospital Expansion - $50.0 M (Toronto, Ontario).

After leaving Ellis-Don Construction in 1995 and prior to TOFCON, he undertook long term contracts on a consulting basis with a client list that included Revay and Associates, Nortel, Stentor SCNM and Bell. Some notable projects included:

  • Pittsburgh Institute Redevelpment - $14.0 M (Kingston, Ontario);
  • 20, 21 and 25 Fitzgerald Campus - Nortel - $17.0 M (Ottawa, Ontario);
  • 110 O'Connor Street - Stentor SCNM Expansion - $9.0 M (Ottawa, Ontario).

Professional Memberships:

  • Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • Ontario Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • Ontario Institute of Engineeering Technicians and Technologists
  • Canadian Gold Seal Certification Guild


  • Born and raised in Kemptville, Ontario.
  • Very active in sports and enjoys cycling, working out, playing golf and hockey.
  • World traveler who has backpacked throughout Southeast Asia, Australia and Europe.