Firm Profile

GENeral Contracting – PROject Management (GEN-PRO) was established and incorporated (1320376 Ontario Ltd.) in October 1998 located in Burlington, Ontario.


GEN-PRO specializes in interior Commercial, Retail and Institutional renovations, fit-outs and additions that entail complicated construction schedules and special requirements.  With a growing list of Clients, Architects and Engineers, GEN-PRO has proven to be a successful General Contractor serving the Ontario Region. GEN-PRO has also continued to develop ongoing relationships with a dedicated group of Subcontractors who work alongside our company on a regular basis. 


For more than eighteen (18) years, GEN-PRO has prided itself on continued success within the construction industry with the completion of multiple and single phased projects varying in size and complexity throughout Southern Ontario.  Each one of our team members is committed to working with Clients, Consultants, Project Managers and Subcontractors towards the successful completion of all projects within budget and exceeding all expectations. 


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With a diverse group of Clients, many have accepted GEN-PRO as a preferred and pre-qualified General Contractor.  Our Clients call on us to carry out renovations, tenant improvements, new construction, emergency service or minor works.  GEN-PRO works closely with its Clients ensuring that communication with construction progress, scheduling and other project related issues is continued throughout the course of the job guaranteeing 100% customer satisfaction.


GEN-PRO’s President/Owner/Project Manager, John Dawson, has over 47 years of construction experience.  The company has grown from a one-man operation to a fully functional, well-established General Contractor.  With nine (9) office and thirteen (13) full time site personnel, GEN-PRO is more than qualified and capable of managing and supervising projects up to $5,000,000.00.

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GEN-PRO prides itself and maintains it priority for Safety.

GEN-PRO is and has been recognized for its Safety Performance and maintaining Zero Lost Time Injuries by being awarded the OGCA (Ontario General Contractors Association) Safety Achievement Award for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014.

GEN-PRO has also been a Safety Group Member sponsored by the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association and has participated and been a member of both the Toronto Construction and Grand Valley Construction Associations.

Up-to-date safety training is mandatory for all employees and an important part of each project.  Training that is required but not limited to WHMIS, Fall Protection/Working at Heights, Basics of Supervision, First Aid, CPR and AED.   Our in-house Safety Officer makes regular site visits to ensure that safety practices and procedures are being adhered to by all Site Supervisors, workers and Subcontractors.  GEN-PRO holds mandatory monthly safety meetings where of all aspects of safety and policies and relevant information are reviewed and discussed.  Currently, GEN-PRO is working toward IHSA (Infrastructure Health and Safety Association) Certificate of Recognition (COR).  It is important that we continue to demonstrate that Health and Safety Management is being developed, implemented and evaluated on a regular basis through comprehensive internal and external audits which includes our good standing with WSIB (Workplace Health and Insurance Board).

GEN-PRO owns a variety of tools and equipment for use in completing each project.  Skid steer with multiple attachments (forks, bucket, sweeper), Mini Excavator, scaffolding, surveying equipment, Plumb & Rotary Lasers, Compactor-Tamper Equipment, Air Compressors, High Pressure Water Blaster, Airless Spray Machine, Power Generators, Concrete Finishing, Specialty Drills and Saws.  Any other necessary tools and equipment will be obtained dependent upon job requirements and specifications.