Construction management professional to oversee firm’s Canadian projects
SEEKONK, Mass. – Sept. 6, 2016 – D.F. Pray, a North American general contractor and construction management firm, is pleased to announce that Darren LeClair has joined the firm’s Toronto office as Director of Canadian Projects. In this new role, Darren will oversee the firm’s Canadian projects, working closely with clients, owners, and project managers on the successful completion of projects in several vertical markets. Reporting to Vice President of Canadian Operations Matt DeThomas, he will also be responsible for enhancing the firm’s position in the Toronto marketplace.
“The quality of a construction management firm is defined by the talents of its people, and Darren brings extensive industry, market, and technical experience to the D.F. Pray International team,” said Scott Pray, president of D.F. Pray. “Darren has a proven track-record of providing client-focused project leadership and building strong project management teams. We are confident that he will play a pivotal role as we grow the Toronto office.”
Darren brings more than 25 years of experience in commercial building construction, engineering, and project management. He has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial construction, including proposal development and estimating, staff and budget management, project development, and client relationship management. Previously, he held senior project management positions for several construction management firms in Toronto, and in his last role, managed approximately $100 million in projects at a time. Darren has a passion for building challenging commercial, restaurant, and retail projects. He attended George Brown College in Toronto, where he studied Construction Engineering Technology and Management. Darren is currently working on renovations to the U.S. Consulate in Toronto as well as the Simpson Tower revitalization project at 401 Bay Street (Hudson’s Bay Company) in Toronto.
D.F. Pray opened its Toronto office in 2013, and has since delivered several signature projects for key clients. In the Canadian market, the firm targets mid-market sized, commercial projects for renovations, interior fit-outs, and out-of-the-ground new construction. A solutions-based construction manager and general contractor, D.F. Pray is committed to superior client service and fostering strong client relationships in order to provide outstanding solutions to complex construction projects.
About D.F. Pray
Founded in 1959, D.F. Pray is a construction management company specializing in design/build and general contracting services in the U.S. and Canada. Focused on the specific needs of each client, D.F Pray is a single-source contractor with the experience and expertise to manage complex projects from design and planning through construction and project delivery. The firm’s portfolio includes new construction, renovation/remodel, tenant fit-outs, and roll-outs for commercial, industrial, retail, educational, and public clients. With headquarters in Seekonk, Mass., D.F. Pray employs more than 100 industry professionals in its six offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information, please visit www.dfpray.com.