Founded by William Lede in 1947 as Leduc Construction, Ledcor has grown into a diversified company made up of teams of people who work to design, build, transport, operate, and maintain projects all over North America. As a company, Ledcor is committed to putting the values of integrity, accountability, quality, and customer service first. The Ledcor Group of Companies operates in a wide range of industries including building, environmental, forestry, infrastructure, mining, transportation, power, properties, oil and gas, and communications.
Responsible for building several of Canada’s large-scale construction projects—including The Bow building in Calgary in 2012, and the Shangri-La hotel in Vancouver in 2008—Ledcor has been recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures by Waterstone Human Capital in 2011, 2014, 2017 and 2021, and has therefore entered the Waterstone Human Capital Corporate Culture Hall of Fame, making it recognized as a best-in-class Canadian organization for recognizing, building, and enhancing a corporate culture that drives performance and sustains a competitive advantage in their field. The company is also consistently ranked as one of Canada’s top employers
As a founding member of the Canadian Green Building Council, and member of the U.S. Green Building Council, Ledcor has a long history of work with and innovation in the green building industry. Many of Ledcor’s projects have reached Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited status in Canada and the United States. The company has won many awards related to their work in sustainable construction, including the 2014 Sustainable Building of the Year Award by the World Architecture News; the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VCRA) 2013 Gold Award in Sustainable Construction for their work on the UBC Pharmaceutical Sciences building; the Canadian Green Building Award for the SFU UniverCity Childcare Centre project in 2013; and 11 awards, including Gold, at the 24th Annual VCRA Awards of Excellence gala in 2012.
Ledcor has a long history of collaboration with the University of Alberta through its involvement in several NSERC partnership programs and its sponsorship of the 2022 CIC Forum, and currently has active representation on the CIC’s two industry steering committees.