levels vary due in part to the seasonal influences on construction.
It is typical that Joneljim directly employs 150 skilled trades
people during peak construction periods. Additional employment is
generated by the contracting out of work to specialized trade subcontractors.
is a member of the Construction Management Bureau which represents
unionized contractors in discussions with the Cape Breton Island
Building and Construction Trades Council, the body representing
the building trades on Cape Breton Island. The company is signatory
to collective agreements in the commercial and industrial sectors.
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company maintains membership in the Canadian Construction Association,
Construction Association of Nova Scotia and the Cape Breton Island
ALBERT KEHOE, O.N.S.
began his career in the construction industry as a carpenter, through
his initiative and hard work started his own company, Joneljim Concrete
Construction in 1970. Joneljim has grown to a general construction
and project management company that has revenues in excess of 60
million and employs over 150 trades people.
Joneljim Group of Company's also includes three building supply
operations, a millwork operation and residential and commercial
is involved in the day to day operation of his company from estimating,
negotiating contracts to managing the projects. These projects range
in value from five hundred thousand to fifteen million dollars.
has been among the first to receive the Order of Nova Scotia. He
received this prestigious award in September 2002. This award is
given to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to
the economic well-being of the province.
has held the position of officer, director and joint owner of the
Concrete Construction (1994) Limited
Operating Stephens Home Centres
- Stephens Building Supplies
- Don Ray Lumber
- Donovanís Castle Building Center
Air Window & Door Limited
Coast Rope Limited
Coast Doors Limited
is also Owner/Manager of the other companies listed above which
employ another 150 people.
community involvement includes:
- BCA Holdings Limited
- Laurentian Energy Limited
- St. Anthony Daniel Church
- Church Council
- Administration Committee
- New Dawn Enterprises
- Co-op Atlantic
149 Alexander Street
Glace Bay, NS
Telephone: (902) 849-4919
Fax: (902) 567-2401
began his career with Joneljim in 1994, bringing with him vast experience
and knowledge of the construction industry. Gary started working
for Maritime Builders, Sydney, NS in 1973 as an Estimator/Project
Manager, he became President of Maritime Builders from 1985 to 1992.
Gary was also employed as Estimator/Project Manager for Pembroke
Construction, Glace Bay, NS in 1992.
has received the Canadian Construction Association's Gold Seal Certified
Estimator honor in 1999.
serves/served on numerous boards, some of which are listed below:
of the Board of Directors - Cape Breton Island Builders Exchange
member of Board of Directors - Construction Association of Nova
(Acknowledged for recruiting the most new members in one year)
Trustee - Carpenters Stabilization Fund
President of Cape Breton Chordsmen
member St. Mary's Church Building Committee
Board Member of Construction Labour Management Bureau
KNICKLE, B.A., C.A.
of St. Patrick's High School - 1974
of St. Mary's University - 1981
completed numerous courses from the Atlantic Provinces
Association of Chartered Accountants
Accountant - New Brunswick - 1987
Accountant - Nova Scotia - 1988
professional development courses offered through Corporate
and Industry affiliations including courses on construction law
and computer accounting.
of Chartered Accountants of Nova Scotia
Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
is corporate controller for the Joneljim Group of Companies, which
include a general contractor, building supply operations, millwork
operation and a window manufacturer.
is responsible for the financial operations of Joneljim Concrete
Construction. He handles the financial arrangement for the company's
banking, bonding and insurance requirements.
has been involved in the financial area of all of the company's
major projects for the past ten years. These would include P-3 Schools,
Sherwood Park Education Centre and UCCB Campus Expansion.
MIKE BAKER, P.Eng
Mike Baker began his construction career as a Labourer working on various projects which included lying out and constructing buildings. Wanting to further his career path, Mike entered university obtaining his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) Degree from the University College of Cape Breton and his degree in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University.
After completing his degrees, Mike entered the workforce in 2002 working for RKO Steel as a Project Manager on the Ericraude Oil Rig Project. Following this experience Mike went to work for J.W. Lindsay gaining vast knowledge concerning tilt up on numerous projects in the Halifax area.
Wanting to move his family back home to Cape Breton, Mike began working for Joneljim Concrete in 2004. He has been involved with UCCB Residence project supervising the excavation and layout of the building, also supervising the layout and excavation of the Ron May Pontiac Project. Joneljim is confident in Mike’s abilities to supervise any project including any excavation, trenching and layout of the site.