ON THE ROAD:
Devlin Celebrates 10 Years of Constructing Success By Mark Kandborg
dmonton is a city of drivers. We rely on roads and parking lots to allow us to work, play and live our lives to the fullest. However, our road surfaces are under constant siege as temperatures swing wildly from one extreme to another resulting in cracks, settlements and potholes. Luckily for us, the good folks at Devlin Construction are on the job, helping to keep the many kilometres of pavement beneath our tires smooth, snow-free and, above all, safe. Devlin Construction was formed when George Devlin’s excavating company was combined with Marcin Hrehoruk’s experience and expertise with asphalt, concrete and snow removal, proving that great things could be made greater yet. Since each company’s components were busiest in different seasons, the amalgamation created a hybrid business with virtually no down time. “When our businesses were separate, we doubled our revenue and personnel every year, right from the beginning. When
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we teamed up, it continued from there. We call it our ‘Double Double’ philosophy,” Devlin says. “We ended up calling it Devlin Construction,” Hrehoruk says, whose own name, while colorful, admittedly rolls off the tongue a little less effortlessly. “It’s easy to remember. Devlin’s a well-known name for writers, artists. Now it’s well-known for construction.” “Marcin had built up a large client base with a lot of loyalty,” Devlin says. “He brought that over.” The company broadened its reach, while maintaining the solid client relationships they’d already built. That’s when things really started happening. “We do so much now, when people ask us what we do it’s not so easy to say. We wear a lot of hats,” Hrehoruk says. “That’s
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VERSARY been the trend over the past few years. You have to do it all. The client likes to talk to one contractor. One phone call takes care of everything.” Hrehoruk points out that Devlin Construction has a lot of experts with experience who can multi-task. “We’re very lucky to have people like that in our organization,” he says, and as a result Devlin Construction is able to offer a complete package from underground to asphalt, construction and line drawings to landscaping. “We’re a one-stop shop.” Casting an ever-widening net (they now have major contracts in St. Albert and Strathcona County as well as Edmonton), Devlin Construction really does it all when it comes to surface solutions. Covering the residential and commercial realms with equal expertise, the company excels at light and heavy excavation, concrete service (curbs, gutters, sidewalks, pattern concrete), asphalt service (residential roadways, parking lots, driveways), spring clean up (including repairing winter damage, sweeping, line painting and debris removal), sidewalk grinding (to remove trip hazards from frost upheavals and tree roots), snow removal (sidewalks, parking lots, sanding and grading) and infrared patching. Devlin was the first company in the city to use this advanced technology for asphalt repair. “The future is now,” Devlin says, “and there will continue to be smarter and better ways to do construction. We’re always looking for the newest equipment.”
Devlin and Hrehoruk attribute much of their success to core values of expertise and service. “Whether it’s a ten thousand dollar job or ten million, we treat everyone the same,” Hrehoruk says. They know how to get the job done. Last year, over 90% of Devlin contracts were completed ahead of schedule and under budget. As Devlin Construction celebrates its 10th Anniversary, they wish to thank their employees, past and present, for all of their hard work, their material suppliers and vendors for helping them to grow so quickly and, especially, their customers for a decade of belief and support.
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