Company Profile & History

Emmons & Mitchell Construction is a private company providing Commercial and Institutional Building Construction. We specialize in General Contracting, Construction Management and Design Build Services.

Emmons and Mitchell Construction Limited (E&M) was incorporated in 1957 by Edward (Ed) Mitchell and Donald (Don) Emmons and has been successfully engaged in General Contracting, Project Management and Design Build Projects since its inception. Both Ed and Don had a steadfast belief that their business success depended on providing quality workmanship, delivered on time, and on budget. Also, they established their company’s reputation on ‘honesty and integrity’ in everything they did. Importantly, they passed this vision onto E&M’s current leadership.

The E&M vision continues to be:

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our services

General Contracting

As a general contractor, we have extensive experience in successfully completing a wide variety of projects in the greater Kingston area.

Construction Management

We are pleased to provide construction management services as a joint venture with the owner, architect, engineer, and project manager.

Design Build Services

Should you undertake our services for a design build, we will translate your vision and design into reality.

Our Commitment To You:

Our Priority

With any General Contracting, Construction Management, or Design Build tender, Emmons & Mitchell’s first priority is to get you the best (lowest) price, while always respecting the vision of your build, and the quality you expect. We know PRICE is the ‘cost of entry’ into any job, and we use our in – depth insight of local / regional / national sub-contractors, and a detailed knowledge of Kingston and area’s regulatory requirements (environmental impact of the job, construction site safety, availability of building materials, inconvenience to the public caused by construction needs, etc.) to get you the best price for your job.

Getting your business is just the beginning for us. Our goal is to make the building experience a positive and stress free process for you and your team. Many of our clients have come back to us many times,not only because we give the best prices, but also because we provide a quality service.

The Emmons & Mitchell Commitment

1. Superior Service to our Clients!

Once we have been awarded your business, you (and your selected team) will be given a private number* so that you can check up immediately on your project at anytime (even on weekends). We know your build is important, and we will be there for you. *We will provide details of this service upon being awarded your business.

2. Relentless attention to safety!

The last thing anyone wants is someone hurt on a jobsite. At E&M, we pride ourselves on our attention to safety and our safety record. It is our mission to send our workers home safely to their families, every day. We pride ourselves on our safety record, we were recently recipients with a distinguished achievement in health and safety for achieving a Zero injury frequency from 2008-2021 (716,034 hours) from Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA). E&M has been an active member on the Kingston and Area Safety Board for the last 15 years.

3. Budget & Time!

The key factor that everyone associates with a construction project is the desire to complete it on time and on budget. At E&M, we know this is a critical necessity. We strive to deliver this, while also ensuring that every project is completed with the highest quality, so you avoid problems in the future.

At E&M, we are commited to completing your project on time, on budget, with superior quality. In the event that there are changes needed versus the initial plans, we will work with your team and the appropriate sub-contractors to determine the most cost efficient solution to the problem. Then we will implement the solution with speed and excellence.

Clients about us:

Our firm has been working with Emmons and Mitchell for over twenty-five years both as General Contractors and as Construction Managers…
…Based on our office’s experience with Emmons and Mitchell’s principals, site superintendents
and office personnel, I would highly recommend this firm to carry out the construction project
that you are contemplating…

Ernest A. (Al) Cromarty, OAA, FRAIC, ICOMOS

Ernest A. Cromarty Architect Inc.

…Emmons and Mitchell Limited has a lengthy track record of successfully carrying out numerous projects at the University on time and on budget both as Construction Managers and
General Contracting services…
…Emmons and Mitchell continue to exhibit professionalism in managing all of their projects and demonstrate sensitivity to limiting interference with academic activities.

Jamie Thompson, Project Manager

Queens University

Emmons and Mitchell Construction Ltd. have worked with our firm on numerous projects
over the years…
Throughout the construction process, Emmons and Mitchell responded in a timely manner to
any changes/issues and worked diligently towards the completion of a quality end product.
We found Bob Vinkle, Murray Mitchell, Mark Emmons, their on-site construction staff and
sub-contractors to be very capable throughout the building process.
We highly recommend Emmons and Mitchell Construction Ltd. for any similar-type
construction projects.

J. David Ariss, OAA, MRAIC

NORR Limited

Emmons and Mitchell Construction has been our contractor of choice since 2003…
…The company and the team as a whole are extremely competent, dedicated, and reactive to our needs which at times has required immediate interventions. They understand our requirements and are sensitive to our needs and those of the people we serve.
We have never been disappointed…

Joanne Purdy, Manager

Community Living Kingston

I am writing to describe my experience with Emmons and Mitchell. In short, I could not be more pleased with the service and work they provided.
Our office used Emmons and Mitchell to construct our new orthodontic office/clinic in 2013. From the outset I was impressed by their professionalism, and they continued to impress in all
aspects of the process…
Overall, they made the building process as smooth as possible for us and also gave us an
excellent result…

John A. Todd, Orthodontist

Kingston Orthodontics

Our firm has had the privilege of working with Emmons and Mitchell Construction on numerous projects… Emmons and Mitchell have approached each project with professionalism and a commitment to quality…
…Several projects have been completed under very tight time restrictions, and they have performed very well in their adherence to project schedules. We have found Emmons and Mitchell to be conscientious in their approach to site safety, and reasonable
in their requests for change orders. We are pleased to recommend Emmons and Mitchell Construction Ltd. for both new construction and
complex renovations.

Heather Clark Kembel, OAA, MRAIC, LEED® AP

Colbourne & Kembel Architects Inc.

…We advise that the Company [Emmons & Mitchell Construction] has been dealing with us since 1957. They currently have at their availability a healthy operating line which is used sparingly and operates entirely satisfactorily. Deposit balances are maintained on average in the high six digit/low seven digit range. All dealings have been entirely satisfactory and all obligations coming to our attention are handled in an exemplary manner. The principals are highly regarded…

Michael Wilson, Commercial Account Manager

Bank Of Montreal

Honesty and Integrity – It’s how we work!