Who We Are
Marco thrives in one of the toughest, most demanding environments in the world because we demand as much from ourselves as the wind, weather, and waves of the North Atlantic region demand from those who build in it.
The largest Atlantic Canadian-based general contractor, we operate in the retail, commercial, recreational, multi-residential, entertainment, health care, educational and light industrial sectors as design-builders, construction managers, and general contractors. We undertake work throughout the Atlantic region and in other areas of Canada with offices located in Halifax, NS and St. John’s, NL.
We provide guidance for every stage of your project – from the design phase through to occupancy. We guarantee a quality project and will work with you as a team to ensure success. We utilize a variety of contract delivery methods. Whether it be traditional general contracting, construction management, or engineer-procure-construct, we will find the approach that works best for you.
We also offer a variety of contract types to suit your needs, ranging from guaranteed-maximum-price, to stipulated lump sum, to negotiated design build. We use virtual construction and with the use of BIM (building information modelling) we can solve problems before they develop to impact the schedule.
We provide the best possible value. Our knowledge of local markets enables us to provide value engineering solutions that will realize your vision with the most cost-effective approach.
Tom Hickman, the founder of Marco Group, was involved in the construction industry for over fifty years. Having started his career with the Foundation Company of Canada, and working with Lundrigan’s in a variety of positions, he ultimately became President of Newfoundland Engineering and Construction Company (NECCO). In 1979 Tom led the senior management and staff of NECCO in the formation of Marco. Throughout his career, Tom has built many of the most prominent buildings in Newfoundland and Labrador. He continued in an advisory role to Marco until his passing in December 2015.
Diversity and Inclusion
Groups of people working together can be powerful platforms for social change. We firmly believe that respectful and visible diversity creates an inclusive, dynamic workplace and provides all community members with the chance to be heard and represented.
The age in which we live is pivotal in our history, and we must take this time to address the systemic issues that have led to continued under-representation and injustice. Societal passivity, ignorance, and insensitivity are factors that diminish, disenfranchise, and actively harm people from equity-seeking groups. As an organization, we have evolved our values with our growing understanding of racial injustice, and continuously look to how we can do our part in making the future, both within and outside of the construction industry, a better and more inclusive place.
We are focused on ensuring that our hiring practices reflect the diverse population of our communities.
Marco supports people, organizations and community groups that help make our society better such as arts organizations, sports teams, social supports, and charities. This includes people and organizations whose focus is to create social value, encourage healthier lifestyles, and offer an outlet for culture and the arts. We are proud to have been a founding partner for many groups and will continue to play this role and other supporting roles in the future.