EllisDon Acquires Looby Construction

August 23, 2011

EllisDon has acquired Looby Construction, Dublin, Ontario, specialists in bridge, culvert and dam construction and repair since 1904. The acquisition supports EllisDon’s corporate goal of continuing to expand their presence in civil work and new markets in the Ontario bridge industry. 

Looby Construction’s two key executives, Stan Connelly and Joe Looby, will be continuing their leadership roles within the company. The entire Looby Construction staff of over 100 employees will be staying on with the company in Dublin, operating as a standalone entity within EllisDon’s civil division.

Looby Construction has successfully completed over 1000 heavy civil projects throughout Ontario in the first 100 years of existence and has a reputation for quality work, technical expertise and an excellent safety record.

“Looby Construction was particularly attractive to us because it shares the same values, vision and relationship philosophy that drives EllisDon,” said Geoff Smith, President & CEO, EllisDon. “They are very open, highly professional, people oriented firm that takes great pride in its work, its culture and its relationships. Looby has built its business on sound and stable financial performance.”

“We are very excited to be joining the EllisDon family,” said Joe Looby. “This is an amazing opportunity for our company while maintaining our current location and employee base.”