About Stuart Olson
About us

Every day Stuart Olson positively impacts the businesses we serve, the communities in which we operate and the lives we touch.

Stuart Olson is the trusted partner to the public, private and industrial construction industries.
We deliver confidence through a client-centered process that ensures the highest quality of service, reduces risk and delivers results. As a trusted adviser, we build our clients’ reputations through turnkey solutions tailored to enhance the specific vision of a given project.

Stuart Olson’s integrated solutions redefine the potential for success, lower the total cost of engagement, and provide the peace of mind our clients have come to expect. Exceeding expectations throughout the lifecycle of a given project is the hallmark of our brand. It’s our motivation and the reason we exist.
We are People creating progress.


Stuart Olson has been empowering Canadian business since 1911. Our rich history demonstrates our reach and diversity as an integrated, full service organization serving the construction and industrial markets.
It also parallels Canada’s growth and maturity into a dynamic global economy. With clients in commercial and residential development, oil and gas, hospitality, mining, health care and education, to name just a few, the people of Stuart Olson have had a positive and lasting impact on businesses and communities across Canada.
With marketplace dynamics changing, companies are now looking for single source service providers that can literally do it all. Organizations that are capable of moving beyond the traditional model of project delivery to a more complete, collaborative and innovative approach to service solutions and results. Service providers they can trust with the complexities and challenges of the job and the decisions that go with it. Capable of providing clients with integrated, tailored solutions across three major sectors – private, public and industrial.
We are Stuart Olson. People building Canada since 1911.

Our Approach

Delivering tailored solutions through a uniquely positive process.
Success comes naturally when people share a common vision. As a service provider, our most important job is to understand our client and their vision of success. By doing this, we put ourselves in a position to do what we do best. Create tailored, results-based solutions within a collaborative and seamless process.
Our model for success is simple, yet powerful in its application. An approach to doing business grounded in respect, transparency and collaboration. A commitment to all stakeholders – clients, consultants, trades and community – to engage in a team approach that values people and thrives on fresh ideas and intelligent solutions. A dynamic process that allows for flexibility and adaptability, with a focus on achieving results and nurturing lasting relationships. We are an organization of people, motivated by the opportunity to make a difference.
We are Creating value through people, respect and collaboration.

At a Glance

An Integrated Construction & Industrial Solutions Company
Serving clients since 1911
  • Over 100 LEED® projects constructed
  • First Nations outreach/active engagement & partnering
  • Corporate sponsorship focus: Education and Health & Wellness
  • VANOC’s Sustainability Award
  • Canada’s 1st LEED® Platinum Core & Shell Building

Richmond City Hall
Governor General’s Award/International Illumination Design Award
B.C. Smelter Project
At completion, most advanced and environmentally friendly smelter in operation globally
Jasper Place Library
Best New World Design Award
Recognized for Excellence
Turnkey construction of state-of-the-art Oil Sands Substation
Fort St. John Hospital
2012 Canadian Council for Public Private Partnership Silver Award/Innovation and Excellence
Edmonton Remand Centre
2013 BOMA PMIVAC Project of the Year Award/Project Management
Richmond Olympic Oval
Over 30 awards/RAIC’s Award of Excellence
General Contracting/Construction Management; Civil; Electrical; Mechanical and Specialty Services
Private Sector
Office, Retail, Hospitality, Residential, Food, Light Industrial
Public Sector
Health Care, Education, Sports & Recreation, Arts & Culture, Civic, Transportation
Industrial Sector
Oil, Gas Processing, SAGD, Power, Utilities, Mining, Petrochemical & Refining, Pulp & Paper
  • 2013 ACSA Large Business Trailblazer Award
  • Industrial Site Safety Record: 25 years without LTI
  • Rio Tinto Safety Award
  • Oil Operator’s Vice President’s Site Safety Award
  • 2010 Nominated: President’s Award/Turnkey Solutions

Management Team

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  • David LeMay
  • Dean Beacon
  • John Krill
  • Richard Stone
David LeMay

David LeMay, MBA

President & CEO
Stuart Olson
Mr. LeMay was appointed President & CEO effective June 1, 2013. Prior to that David served as President & COO from July 2012 to May 31, 2013.
Previously, David was President of Stuart Olson Industrial Group, which provides integrated products and services on behalf of the industrial sector for the company. Mr. LeMay has also served as President and COO of Stuart Olson’s Laird Electric Inc. subsidiary.
During his 25 years in the construction industry Mr. LeMay has been involved in all aspects of the field from estimating through project management.
David is a licensed construction electrician and has an MBA from Queens University.
Dean Beacon

Dean Beacon

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Stuart Olson
Mr. Beacon was appointed Interim, Chief Financial Officer in September 2019, and assumed the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in January 2020.
Previously, Dean was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Canexus. Dean joined Canexus in 2012 as Treasurer and Director, Risk Management, and then became Vice President Strategy, Risk and Business Development in 2014, prior to his appointment to Senior Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer in 2015.
Prior to joining Canexus, Dean held senior positions responsible for treasury, finance, risk management and marketing. Dean also brings experience from the banking industry, having previously worked at two of Canada's major banks.
John Krill

John Krill, P.Eng, MBA

President & Chief Operating Officer
Canem Systems Ltd.
Mr. Krill was appointed the President of Canem Systems in April 2017. For over 30 years, John’s career has focused on utility and multi-trade services within the Canadian commercial and industrial sectors.
Prior to joining Canem Systems, John held a number of senior and executive roles, including Chief Operating Officer, Vice President of Operations, and General Manager Service for a large, integrated multi-trade company.
John is the past Chairman of the Board of Directors for Woodstock Hydro Services Inc., and a past Director, Operations Support for Reliance Home Comfort. He is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and a former member of Conestoga College's Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Program Advisory Committee.
Mr. Krill holds a MBA from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School, and a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo.
Richard Stone

Richard Stone

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Stuart Olson
Mr. Stone joined Stuart Olson as Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary in November, 2016.
Previously, Richard practiced corporate commercial law at Bennett Jones LLP for 10 years where he was a partner shortly before joining Stuart Olson. He also spent two years as the Vice-President, Legal and Corporate Secretarial at the ATCO Group.
Prior to his legal career Richard worked in the aerospace industry holding progressively senior leadership positions at Canadian Airlines and MTU Maintenance. Richard has extensive knowledge across several industries and provides the balance between technical legal expertise and practical business management.
Mr. Stone holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.), as well as a Bachelor of Commerce, International Business, both from the University of British Columbia.