More than 175 people attended the launch event for Le Groupe Jenaco’s 25th anniversary year in Longueuil on May 2. The event was held, first of all, to thank all the company’s partners and suppliers. 

“We are here to thank you for everything you have done over the past 25 years,” said Jean Turgeon, grateful and proud of the progress made since February 1994. From its first steps in the residential housing sector, the company has gone on to become a reference in building mechanics in the industrial, commercial, and heavy residential sectors, specializing in high-rise buildings and LEED construction.

Recalling a few anecdotes that made everyone smile, the company founder highlighted some fundamental facts that explain how the organization has evolved. He stressed the values of mutual help and sharing—Le Groupe Jenaco’s DNA. Values so important to the founder and his associates that they made it the theme of the 25th  anniversary: Share to Build, thereby highlighting the importance of a spirit of collaboration and the contribution of all involved to the successful achievement of a construction project.

A day of reflection on collaboration, knowledge sharing, and the best practices to adopt will be organized in the autumn. “The idea came to me as I reflected on the difficulties and the many challenges we face and will continue to face over the next 25 years,” said Jean Turgeon. “It would be good for the future of my associates of today and tomorrow and my children, to bring together the various players in the construction industry to talk and to try to implement the best collaborative practices in our industry.”

The Share to Build day, planned for November 1, will benefit from the collaboration of the École de technologie supérieure, which will host the event on its premises. There will be additional details later.

The launch party also highlighted the other activities planned for this 25th anniversary year, including an event for clients and another one for the Jenaco family, that will bring together the company’s 125 or so employees. 

During his speech, Jean Turgeon expressed special thanks to business partners including the National Bank, the Business Development Bank of Canada, and BDC Capital. He also recalled the collaboration and support of partners committed to the success of this 25th anniversary year starting with Louis Philippe Tremblay from Deschênes. Also included were Uponor’s Denis Montour, Rémi Parenteau from Victaulic, Frédéric Lajoie from Lajoie and his partners, not forgetting Beaudoin Bergeron from RHR Experts, Tony Masecchia from AD Waters, Robert Robichaud from Hilti, Martin Hudon from Crane Supply, and Greg Boyd from Sutton.