Wow, 30 years have flown by.
After serving literally hundreds of satisfied clients and executing over $170 Million in construction, a great deal of experience has been gained, and many friends made.
Dolyn Developments Inc. was formed in 1988 and formally incorporated in January 1989. It is owned solely by its operators Douglas and Lynne Burnside and has been since its inception. Dolyn has endured and thrived during both the weak and strong market conditions and has always maintained excellent financial strength and delivery of quality projects.
It was in preparation for our 30th year that we set out to achieve our goal of separating our Property Portfolio and Property Management from our Construction activities. To do this we have launched Dolyn Construction Ltd. which is the same personnel as before operating under a new banner.
Douglas Burnside, President of Dolyn Developments Inc., is a two-time Past- President of the General Contractors Association of Ottawa. He has served on the board for over 11 years and continues to act behind the scenes to foster equitable tendering practices and to work with large ownership groups for continued improvement in these regards. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Construction Association and continues to serve on many of their Committees.
Dolyn is an established Design/Builder with nearly half of its larger projects being procured through a Design-Build Process whereby Dolyn is retained prior to the retention of the design consultants. Our clients have found this brings about a project in keeping with their budget range, more rapidly and cost-effectively. This is often through the employment of the Construction Management Procurement Method which allows owners to more accurately understand the project costs and to effect measures to mitigate costs or re-allocate them.
General Contracting remains a strong and active part of our business showing our keen understanding of new projects and our ability to competitively and successfully bid and win contracts. We are on numerous Invited Bidders Lists including those for Algonquin College, Carleton University, Ottawa University, Ottawa Community Housing, TD Bank Financial Group, and Shoppers Drug Mart, to name a few.
Dolyn has undertaken a large amount of heritage-related projects and is recognized as a specialist in this field. We are in good standing with the Heritage Groups and stakeholders. Dolyn has strong knowledge of protocol with respect to heritage works and has participated in numerous exciting heritage renovation projects.
30 years have gone by very quickly. We look back with a great deal of pride on what we have accomplished, the relationships we have made and what we are capable of. We look forward to what the future holds in our ever-expanding marketplace.