Legacy, Integrity, Quality

With offices in both Edmonton and Calgary, Carlson is effectively positioned to provide the highest quality in general contracting and construction management services throughout the region. We work in the commercial, residential and industrial construction arenas in a broad variety of project types including new builds, tenant improvements, renovations, industrial maintenance contracts, and more. Our projects range from the tens of millions to the tens of thousands. Our clients, large and small, rely on Carlson to deliver superior projects with the integrity for which our organization is renowned. That’s the Carlson Legacy.

Building Excellence Throughout the West

Carlson provides its clients a full complement of outstanding construction professionals throughout Alberta and the wider western provinces. Our Leadership Team, including our owners and our VPs, is active in both our Calgary and Edmonton offices to ensure that our geographically dispersed clientele receives the Carlson promise of excellence in construction.

Wherever your organization may be located, Carlson stands ready to provide a full complement of project managers, site superintendents, project coordinators, own forces, and all other roles that are vital to the success of your project. Whether you’re deep in southern Alberta or high in the north, whether your project is located in Alberta or elsewhere in Western Canada, Carlson ensures that the right people are there to build it right for you.

“It’s been a pleasure working with the Carlson team.  I speak for myself and the CASL Team that it’s been a truly collaborative and open experience to work on this project with Carlson, and we’re happy to be part of such a great team. As a Chemical/Process engineer, managing construction projects wasn’t in my wheelhouse, but you all made it seamless, efficient, and fun. I’ll remember this project throughout my career. I wish Carlson nothing but the best, I will miss working with all of you!”

— América Aznar, Director, Operational Excellence, CASL

A Legacy of More Than 90 Years and Counting

Founded in 1927 by Victor Carlson and his son Arthur, the Carlson Building Company — as it was then known — created a reputation for excellence as general contractors even in its early days. With expertise in construction, architecture, and engineering, the company consistently delivered unmatched quality and workmanship to its clients in the Edmonton region. In its early days, Carlson focused primarily on residential projects; some of Edmonton’s finest homes were built by the Carlson family and remain part of the city’s landscape today.

As the company grew through the decades, it greatly diversified both in terms of geography and project types. By the late 20thcentury, Carlson was building towers in Vancouver, renovating shopping centres in Burnaby, constructing coliseums in Saskatchewan, and undertaking light and heavy industrial projects throughout the region.

More than 90 years later, the people at Carlson Construction continue to strive for innovation and excellence in construction. The legacy created by Victor, Arthur, and Donald Carlson inspires us every day to ensure that the legacy continues.

Carlson and Safety—Going Beyond Compliance

Construction takes safety seriously. Alberta’s safety standards are high, yet Carlson consistently seeks to meet and exceed compliance. We’re proud to say that we have surpassed the requirements of the Alberta Construction Safety Association’s (ACSA) Certificate of Recognition, and we consistently achieve high marks in our external audits. In fact, in 2016, we achieved the remarkably rare score of 100%. In addition, we choose to surpass compliance requirements by applying Industrial Safety Standards – the highest safety standards possible in construction – on ALL our sites.