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From 1998 until April 30, 2010 I was employed by the Grand Erie District School Board as Assistant Manager Capital Projects and during that time had the opportunity to work with Bestco Construction (2005) Ltd on several renovations, additions and new school projects.

I found the staff to be very attentive, understanding and concerned with our program needs, schedule and budget. The projects were always opened on schedule and within budget

In my current position as Manager Capital Projects – Facilities Management for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board I would have no hesitation in recommending Bestco Construction (2005) Ltd for future projects at this Board.

Yours truly’

Ron Gowland

Ron Gowland
Manager Capital Projects
Facilities Management
Hamilton Wentworth District School Board

Grand Erie District School Board

I am very pleased to provide a letter of reference for the general contractor firm of Bestco Construction. Over the past few years they have completed numerous projects at McMaster University with a high degree of professionalism and integrity.

Projects include:

  • Renovations to Lab spaces
  • Renovation of the Anatomy/ Surgical skills lab

They have successfully delivered these projects on time and on budget meeting or exceeding the requirements of the clients. All of their work has been completed in a safe and competent manner.

The staff at Bestco are a pleasure to work with and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Yours Sincerely,

Bill Clark

Service Manager
Facility Services

McMaster University

I have had the opportunity this year, in my role as Project Manager for the Recreation
Department at The City of Hamilton, to work with Bestco Construction Ltd. on the Inch
Park Arena Retrofit and Outdoor Pool Reconstruction. This $3.5 million project involved
the replacement of the arena’s refrigeration system, interior renovations to the arena
and the complete demolition and reconstruction of the outdoor pool.

As an Infrastructure Stimulus Project, Inch Park was under tight timelines for completion
and Bestco Ltd. was able to meet our deadlines within budget. The team at Bestco Ltd.
was very courteous and professional and worked closely with the Recreation
Department and arena staff to have the arena facility ready for patrons. All members of
the Bestco Ltd. team were proactive in their problem solving and were accommodating
to any owner initiated changes.

I would highly recommend Bestco Construction Ltd as General Contractors. Their skills,
expertise and professionalism greatly contributed to a successful project.
Laurie Nelson
Project Manager
Recreation Department City of Hamilton

Recreation Department at The City of Hamilton

Dear Mr. Cotiga,

I am writing this letter to thank you and your company, Bestco Construction Ltd, for the job
well done on the retrofits to the Chedoke Twin Pad Arena in Ancaster ON completed during
the summer of 2010. Throughout the project your team was dedicated to constructing a
top quality product while strictly adhering to the schedule and budget goals.

I found all of Bestco’s staff to be friendly, enthusiastic and proud of the work undertaken.
Over the course of construction your team overcame several obstacles and provided robust
solutions whenever needed. I was very impressed with your team-centered philosophy and
felt that we were partners throughout the job rather than adversaries as is so often the case
when engineers and trades people work together.

Again, I would like to express my gratitude for the hard work and professionalism
demonstrated during this project. I would not hesitate to refer Bestco to other organizations
who are in need of a high calibre contractor.

Wish you continued success


Andrew Epp, P.Eng, PMP
Project Manager
Efficiency Engineering

Chedoke Twin Pad Arena in Ancaster ON

I am very pleased to write this letter regarding the General Contracting firm of Bestco Construction Ltd. Bestco has been the General Contractor or construction manager for many of our projects including the following:

  • Renovation of École Ste-Marie, Oakville
  • Renovation of Mount Hope School, Mount Hope
  • Renovation of Lockhart School, Burlington Renovation of Orchard Park School, St. Catharines
  • Renovation of Collège des Grands Lacs, Hamilton
  • Renovation to St. Thomas Aquinas School, Hamilton
  • Addition and Renovations to Sacred Heart Elementary School
  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Recreation Centre Renovations, Hamilton
  • City of Hamilton Public Health Office Relocation
  • Hamilton Convention Centre Barrier-Free Washroom Renovations (3 levels)
  • Several projects for McMaster University

Through those projects, Bestco has demonstrated their superior organization skills in the coordination of their sub-contractors and have provided an excellent quality of work from their own forces. They have been able to meet the client’s deadline, have provided fair pricing for the changes in scope of work and have delivered the buildings with few deficiencies, which were promptly corrected.
It is without hesitation that I am providing this letter of recommendation.
I would be pleased to answer any questions from any perspective concerning Bestco Construction Ltd.
Yours sincerely,
John I. Grguric, Architect, OAA


It is with confidence that we write this letter on behalf of Bestco Construction Corp., recommending their services and ability to act as General Contractor on a wide variety of projects.

Bestco Construction Corp. has been pre-qualified to bid, and been successful in working with us on some of our projects. Bestco consistently provided professional services in a co-operative and experienced manner. They showed leadership and initiative, and conducted themselves respectfully amongst the many other groups and individuals involved.

It has been a great please to work with Bestco, and we believe that they would be a valuable asset to any team or project.

Yours truly,
John DeSimone, B. Arch., B. Tech., OAA

R.F. Lintack Architect Inc.