Wolfe Group of Companies

John Wolfe began his career as a housing contractor in 1969 and built a group of companies with a portfolio that touches virtually every aspect of society from homes and hotels to service stations and warehouses. The Wolfe Group of Companies is a multi-disciplined team of professionals who work together with clients, architects and consultants. Wolfe Group offers full construction services with extensive experience in general contracting, construction, project management, design-build and fast tracking.

The Saskatoon-based, privately owned company is capable of handling a wide range of projects: light and heavy industrial; commercial (service and retail); multi-storey; multi-family; retrofit and renovations; tenant improvements; turnkey ventures; and pre-engineered building systems.

A glimpse at the company's project portfolio reveals the diversity of its skills ranging from construction of three McDonald's franchises in Regina to construction of senior and social housing facilities in Saskatoon. In addition, Wolfe was responsible for the $12-million expansion of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization (VIDO) building on the University of Saskatchewan campus and $2.5 million addition to the Parktown Hotel, both in Saskatoon, construction of the $9.7-million, four-floor, Petroleum Technology Research Centre (PTRC) on the University of Regina campus, and the $6.6-million renovation to Calgary City Hall. Wolfe also was responsible for construction of health care facilities in Fort Qu'Appelle, La Loche, Saskatoon, Shaunavon and Tisdale. In the financial services industry, Wolfe has completed projects for the Royal Bank of Canada, Alberta Treasury Branch and credit unions. Leisure and cultural centres in Lanigan, Lloydminister and Saskatoon were Wolfe projects as well. In 2004, the company has constructed healing lodges, RCMP detachments, light industrial warehouses and religious buildings.

Joe Ralko