History

1948

Our First Home

Taggart Construction Limited opens its first shop on land in Tunney’s Pasture, west of downtown Ottawa.

1955

Move To South Keys

Taggart Construction Limited outgrows its Tunney's Pasture location and relocates to its current home on Albion Road, in Ottawa’s South Keys.

1961

Ottawa's 1st Blast License

Harold Taggart receives the City of Ottawa’s 1st blast license, signifying the beginning of a long history in deep and complex excavations which continues to this day.

1970

Taggart Family Invest in Concrete Pipe Company Ottacon

The Taggart family invests in concrete pipe company Ottacon, and a manufacturing plant is built. It later sold in 1980 to Best Pipe.

1972

Kingston Operations Begin

Taggart Construction Limited operations begin in Kingston after a successful tender for a new subdivision. After operating out of what is currently a motorcycle repair shop, it moved to its current location after construction was completed in the early 1970s.

1974

Founder Harold Taggart Retires

Harold Taggart retires. His sons Jim & Ian, along with son-in-law Dave purchase the company and lead its expansion.

1983

Doran Contractors Limited Is Acquired

Doran Contractors Limited is acquired and joins the Taggart Group of Companies. From complex water & wastewater projects to multi unit highrise concrete towers, Doran is continually ranked as superior by clients and industry professionals who rely on the Doran team for dependability, value engineering & safety.

1987

Tamarack Homes

Harold Taggart began transforming streets in Eastern Ontario into new homes for returning war veterans in 1948. That proud legacy and dedication to excellence continued through the hands-on efforts of his family, culminating in the formation of Tamarack Homes.

1991

Taggart Realty Management Launches

Taggart Realty Management specializes in property and asset management, acquisition, disposal, and development of commercial and residential real estate.

1992

Founder Harold Taggart Passes Away

Harold ‘HT’ Taggart passes away, having witnessed the growth of a small construction company he started into four vertically integrated companies operating under the Taggart Group of Companies banner.

1998

Taggart Construction Limited Celebrates 50 Years

Taggart Construction Limited celebrates its 50th anniversary. Many people that were there for the occasion are still here.

2000

Signature Centre Project Begins in Kanata

The Signature Centre in Kanata is one of the most successful retail plazas developed and managed by Taggart Realty Management. Created to service an ever-growing residential community in Kanata, the Signature Centre is among one of Kanata’s most frequently visited retail sites. Notably, this was one of the first major retail development and management projects undertaken by Taggart Realty Management.

2011

Taggart Group of Companies Launches a Sustainability Committee

The objectives of the committee are to find ways to make the Taggart Group a “greener” organization, share information and best practices about eco-friendly technologies and initiatives, and to raise awareness, initiate, and participate in local green projects.

2017

Professional Development Program through Telfer

The Taggart Group teams up with the Telfer Centre for Executive Leadership to complete the first in a series of comprehensive leadership and professional development programs. The program is a tool to support managers or aspiring managers by providing them with a greater depth of knowledge in management, to emphasize the role of leadership, and to streamline processes within the organization.

2017

Tamarack Homes Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Tamarack Homes celebrates its 30th anniversary. Over the decades we have grown and expanded our business but have never compromised on our commitment to building homes using sustainable and responsible practices.

2018

Taggart Aggregates Limited Begins Operations

Located in Stittsville, Taggart Aggregates Limited is the newest division of the Taggart Group of Companies and produces a variety of granular products.

2018

Tamarack Homes Receive The EnerQuality Impact Award

Tamarack Homes is honoured to receive the EnerQuality 2018 Impact Award for making significant long-term voluntary progress in reducing carbon emissions and showing outstanding achievements through energy efficiency and sustainable practices.

2018

Taggart Construction Wins Excavator of the Year Award

Taggart Construction Limited is proud to have been awarded the ORCGA Excavator of the Year Award. The award recognizes exceptional skill in applying safe digging practices during the excavation process.

2019

Albion Road Office Expansion

We've outgrown our Ottawa HQ and are expanding our office space and re-imagining our existing building to keep pace with our growth.