Le Groupe Jenaco is once again ranked among the 300 largest SMEs in Québec according to the latest rankings produced by the Journal Les Affaires. This ranking is produced with the collaboration of the firm SOM. The ranking is based on the number of full-time employees in Québec.

This ranking is a benchmark in the entrepreneurial community. It is also a reminder that, according to Statistics Canada, SMEs* account for almost all businesses in the country (98.1%) with employees. The presentation of this ranking each year also highlights the determination of business leaders to meet the challenges they encounter and to contribute to the growth of the economy.

“Everyone agrees that the labour shortage and supply-related problems require changes in the way we do things. This has major impacts on our industry and requires us to improve our processes but also creates a closer collaboration between all the players involved in a project,” according to Jean Turgeon, Le Groupe Jenaco’s founder and president.

Mr. Turgeon believes that it is important to go beyond performance and productivity to also consider the well-being of employees who are the driving force of any company. “For me, it is important that our people realize their full potential and that, at the end of the day, they are happy. A healthy work environment where good manners are as important as expertise makes a big difference.”

Given the current economic context, the founder and president says he is proud to be ranked among the 300 largest SMEs in Quebec. The building mechanics firm, specializing in piping, will celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2024. It is one of the rare first generation companies to experience constant growth for several years, notably due to its innovation.

*According to Statistics Canada, small businesses have fewer than 100 employees. Organizations with 100 to 499 employees are identified as medium-sized companies while large companies have 500 employees or more. The highest proportion of SMEs is found in the construction sector (16.3%).