Board of Directors

The GCAT Board of Directors


As far back as the 1920`s, there are records of contractors within T.C.A. negotiating with Building Trade Unions as a group. However, agreements concluded by the group were signed by each individual contractor on a voluntary basis. Following World War II Building Trade Unions were successful in a major expansion of the number of companies under collective agreement and for the first time the then Toronto Builders Exchange hired a full time Director of Labour Relations to co-ordinate the efforts of member companies in their negotiations and to act as chief spokesman.

Those negotiations were always limited to the so-called civil trades (Carpenters, Labourers, Bricklayers, Operating Engineers, Cement Masons and Rod workers). In the same period Mechanical, Electrical and Sheetmetal contractors established separate trade associations to represent the particular interest of their members including the negotiation of agreements with the United Association, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the Sheetmetal Union.

Executive Committee





1st Vice-Chair


2st Vice-Chair


Exec Member

Board of Directors



Jim Lee

AECON Buildings

Jeff Robinson

J.J. McGuire General Contractors Inc.

Daniel Sterescu

Bird Construction Company

Chris Robinson

PCL Constructors Canada Inc.

Steven Aquino

Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.

Andrew Dalton

The Dalton Company Ltd.

Renato Tacconelli

Eastern Construction Company Limited

Jim Vlahos

General Contractors’ Association of Toronto

Alexis Mantello-Clement

EllisDon Corporation

Alex Di Iulis

Res 2000 Structures Inc.

Vincent Gagne

Pomerleau Inc.

Bill Waters

Harbridge & Cross Limited

Tony Patullo

Avenue Building Corporation