The Whitney Group Limited is a family owned and operated construction and property management service business that is involved in commercial, industrial and institutional projects.
Beginning in 1963 with D.R. Crawford Construction and Whitney Construction Limited, the Crawford family has been offering complete construction and property management service packages for over 35 years in the Southern Ontario area. Over the years, D.R. Crawford Construction specialized mainly in school construction and was responsible for the building of many of the schools in the Brampton and Toronto region. At the same time, Whitney Construction was tasked with the construction of industrial and commercial projects, mainly utilizing the design build process. During the late 60’s and into the mid 70’s, Whitney was responsible for the reconstruction of many community hockey arenas all over south and central Ontario utilizing pre-engineered structures and the design build process, resulting in quick turn around times for these projects. During this time, another Crawford owned and operated company, Basector Developments Limited, was primarily responsible for the managing of development projects the Crawford’s were involved with in Brampton, Orangeville, Stratford, Bracebridge, Fort Erie and Collingwood.
In the early 1980’s, the three companies consolidated into Basector Developments Limited and offered a wide variety of services including, construction, maintenance, property management, and development management. In the year 2000, the Crawford’s re-introduced the Whitney name to the business community under the name The Whitney Group Limited. The Whitney Group Limited now controls and manages all the day to day construction, property management and business operations for all of the Crawford’s business holdings.
Many of the projects we have been involved with over the years have ranged from small office or plant alterations and maintenance to large renovations, additions and new building construction projects. The average size job that the Group of companies have undertaken in the past, range from $500,000 to $2,500,000.00, however, we are able to manage much larger projects. In conjunction with our associate company, Braecon Northern Limited in Bracebridge, Whitney is able to provide construction, development and management services to a large area of south and central Ontario including the GTA, Muskokas, and Grey/Bruce regions. Whitney is also able to offer a design build service utilizing in-house conceptual designers, as well as drawing on a stable of very capable architectural, engineering, space planning and interior design professionals. Coupled with our expertise in construction and costing, we are able to develop during the design stage of any project, the most functional and economical building available for our customers. As well, Whitney can provide as part of its building package services, consultations and negotiations with municipal and other jurisdictions for the procurement of permits and approvals for the project as well as the ability to provide turn-key development including land acquisitions.
Our philosophy is simple. To provide the highest quality product possible. We pride ourselves in the level of workmanship we demand and expect from not only our own staff but our many sub contractors as well. Work deemed unacceptable to our managers and on site supervisors is corrected immediately, many times before our customers are aware of any problems. As well, we strive to quickly respond to any problems that arise and fix any problems there may be, quickly and professionally. In closing, although Whitney many be small by comparison to some of our competition, we feel this is a benefit because we are able to give our customers a more personal “hands on” approach to construction with Whitney’s principals involved directly on a day to day basis with all our projects. We feel this ‘hands on” approach results in a high quality product, constructed on time and within budget with a final product that everyone can be proud of.