Your Partner for All Construction Solutions
We’re not in the construction business to make money. We make money so we can be in the construction business. From the ground floor up, this tightly knit company is coo coo for construction. Claymore was born out of a passion for woodworking. That passion evolved into one of Niagara’s leading Project Management firms that never forgot its roots. This vertically integrated company fosters a highly skilled team of general labourers, apprentices, licensed carpenters, project coordinators and Project Managers. We offer a level of commitment to each and every project you’ll find hard to match.
We’ve also plead guilty to having a whack of fun along the way.
Scroll through our portfolio to see some great examples of what we can do for your business.
Health & Safety
H&S is a commonly neglected component for many in the construction industry. Despite our high level of activity, Claymore has a proud track record with zero missed days for our employees and subcontractors due to a work related injuries. We invest the proper resources to ensure that everyone on our job sites goes home to their families the way they left them. Robust and proactive H&S policies have monetary benefits that add value for our clients projects as well.
Our commitment to this part of our business mitigates unnecessary injuries as well as unnecessary stoppage of work.
What They’re Saying
Please accept this letter as a strong professional and personal endorsement of Dave Henderson and his company, Claymore Design and Construction. I had the pleasure of working with Dave for approximately a year and half, from late 2014 through early 2016, on the design and build of The Exchange Brewery at 7 Queen St in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Dave is a talented project manager and builder, and undoubtedly has tremendous skills in managing large scale, commercial and industrial construction projects. Our build at The Exchange had many diverse components – an industrial brewing facility, a high-end tasting room with two bars, and a retail store; in addition, it had many unique challenges related to the original building (very close neighbours, a heritage building and a multitude of construction restrictions from the municipality of Niagara-on-the-Lake). Dave successfully planned and executed all the components of our project, effectively navigating the constraints and red tape that is Niagara-on-the-Lake and delivering a beautiful and functional end result.
I found Dave to be incredibly responsive and trustworthy. Never did I find that an issue came up when he wouldn’t urgently step in and address it – whether than be at 10pm or on a Sunday afternoon. He is very responsive by phone and on site regularly to ensure his team is working efficiently and the quality of work meets his high expectations. I also felt I could rely on him and trusted that he was treating my project like it was his own.
The quality of Dave’s work, and the trades/suppliers he chooses to work with, is second to none. The Exchange’s tasting room atmosphere is very modern and premium, and my expectation in the quality of the work was perfection. Dave was consistently able to deliver excellent work, and when on the rare occasion the work did not meet my expectations he took full accountability for it and ensured it was dealt with promptly.
Dave has an excellent relationship with the trades he hires and suppliers from whom he sources. I think this is not only a testament to the fact that trades and suppliers respect him and value their working relationship, but also has tremendous value to an individual project – as Dave is able to leverage his relationships to ensure timely delivery of supplies and securing the best trades on his projects.
Dave is always cool under pressure and when things go wrong/surprises come up (which is most certainly inevitable in any large commercial project) he effectively troubleshoots the problem and quickly comes up with solutions. He has a natural stress reducing manner which I appreciated on our project, and suspect his teams appreciate as well.
I have had the opportunity to work with several GCs and builders over the years, and unquestionably Dave is the best I’ve worked with and would recommend to my friends and family. When I look to build Phase II of the brewery (a larger scale production brewery) I hope to work with Dave and Claymore Construction on the project.
I am very pleased to offer this strong recommendation.
Mr. David Henderson of Claymore Design and Construction has been directly involved in the design and construction of most of the properties identified above in various capacities over the last 33 years. During that period Mr. Henderson has performed a variety of tasks, from hands-on carpentry to site supervision to full project management of various construction projects, both renovations and new construction. Over the years Mr. Henderson has matured into a reliable and highly skilled construction professional who is now capable of sourcing all of the materials and deploying all the trades that are required to service our construction, renovation and property maintenance needs. Although an outside contractor, he has become and remains an integral part of our property management team and we rely on him to address all of our construction-related needs, from the smallest maintenance issue to the largest new construction project and everything in between.
Mr. Henderson has a deep appreciation for the high standards of construction and property management that we insist on and has been a major contributor to the quality and workmanship that is evident throughout our real estate holdings. Although he works closely with all of our senior managers, he has always reported directly to me and I can say without hesitation that he has earned my complete trust in all matters related to construction and I can recommend him to anyone in need of construction management services without hesitation.