Blackthorn was founded 30 years ago in a small garage in Toronto.  From those humble beginnings, the company evolved through experience and expertise into a professional design-build firm, working on projects ranging from $1M to over $200M.


We strive to provide creative solutions that keep the client in the driver's seat.  We are passionate about our clients, our employees, and our projects.  We work tirelessly towards our clients' success - measured economically, socially, and environmnetally.



Blackthorn employees a vibrant, integrated team with a diverse set of skills in order to be best suited to handle a wide range of projects and programs.  The team has a wealth of project, design-build, and construction management experience, while also employing a very strong set of professional skills.  The current team holds the following professional designations:

  • Professional Quantity Surveyor
  • Chartered Quantity Surveyor
  • Professional Land Economist
  • Certified Measurement and Verification Professional
  • Chartered Professional Accountant
  • Professional Gold Seal Certified Project Manager
  • Professional Gold Seal Certified Estimator
  • Certified Management Consultant

Blackthorn's team also holds membership in the following professional associations:

  • Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
  • Association of Ontario Land Economists
  • Association of Energy Engineers
  • Chartered Professional Accountants Canada
  • Canadian Construction Association
  • Canadian Association of Management Consultants

Blackthorn's current partners have also worked in academia, in a variety of capacities, for the following organizations:

  • George Brown College
  • Northern College
  • University of Bath (UK)
  • Ryerson University
  • British Columbia Institute of Technology