Trades / Suppliers

Are you looking for a company that pays promptly and is well organized?

Taplen has a reputation for organization and for paying its subcontractors on time.

With Taplen, you’ll work profitably and you’ll be paid on time.

We have a long history of fair treatment and prompt payment—in over 50 years we have experienced almost no lawsuits and few liens with our subcontractors.

Our company is highly regarded for the trust it has engendered and the long-term relationships it has built with owners, consultants, and subtrades. We bring certainty and value to all our construction projects. We take pride in our performance and in the quality of our work.

Taplen has decades of experience and a successful history in commercial construction—we have completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence.

Are you looking for multiple opportunities to bid on projects?

We are constantly looking to build long-term relationships with quality trade contractors who will repeatedly be invited to bid on projects.

With Taplen, you’ll have a steady source of bidding opportunities.

Since 1961, Taplen has provided services to the ICI construction sector, building a solid reputation for honesty, integrity and fairness. It is a medium-sized company with the capability and capacity to design and build projects from $50 thousand to $25 million.

Taplen has completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence. Our experience and expertise ensure high quality and certainty:

  • We have worked successfully as Construction Manager and General Contractor on many projects. As construction phase leader we work closely with the design team, through project and individual trade meetings, to address issues that emerge during construction.
  • Our Project Managers, who have more that 65 years of combined experience, intimately understand how to manage projects and the changes that inevitably occur. They methodically communicate and apply our Change Management process from inception to financial resolution and physical implementation.
  • Our team of Senior Estimators has more than 25 years of experience in providing reliable project costing and budgets commensurate with the level of design. We also draw on the knowledge and experience of our Project Managers to accurately assess the cost of construction methodologies. Hence, we can provide you with the cost information you need to manage your costs and to keep within your client’s budget.

It’s important to be treated fairly and honestly consistently throughout a construction project.

With the subtrade community, Taplen has a reputation for honesty, integrity and fairness. It does not bid shop or share pricing during the tender and seeks to resolve site issues and claims expeditiously and fairly.

With Taplen, you’ll have confidence that you are working with a company that you can trust.

Our company is highly regarded for the trust it has engendered and the long-term relationships it has built with owners, consultants, and subtrades. We bring certainty and value to all our construction projects. We take pride in our performance and in the quality of our work.

Taplen has decades of experience and a successful history in commercial construction—we have completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence.

Do you want to be associated with a successful construction company?

Taplen is a successful construction services company who has demonstrated successful project delivery since 1961.

We view our subcontractors as partners, and build long-term relationships with them.

After being in business for over 50 years, we know that the relationships we’ve developed with our subcontractors have resulted in completing projects on time and within budget.

Our company is highly regarded for the trust it has engendered and the long-term relationships it has built with owners, consultants, and subtrades. We bring certainty and value to all our construction projects. We take pride in our performance and in the quality of our work.

Taplen has decades of experience and a successful history in commercial construction—we have completed hundreds of projects ranging from a $50 thousand tenant fit-up to a new $18 million retirement residence.

To fully meet health and safety regulations, it’s essential to have well organized sites managed by experienced superintendents and project managers.

When you walk onto a Taplen construction site you’ll see organization and planning: carefully laid out with clear signage, well-kept walkways and work areas. We organize our sites so that they are clean and safe for our workers. Our project managers and superintendents focus on coordinating the workflow so that the trades can work efficiently and without disruption.

You’ll have confidence that your construction projects will be safe places to work as our practices often exceed provincial safety regulations. We reduce the health and safety risks to your employees.

Taplen holds an outstanding safety record with employees participating in ongoing health and safety education. To meet industry standards, they receive education that includes Gold Seal Certification for Project Management and Estimating. Over the past five years, Taplen has been a member of Infrastructure Health & Safety Association™ (IHSA) the construction sector safety group for Ontario.

Our Health and Safety Policy creates safe places to work with the attitude and behavior of our people and subcontractors focused on delivering the project safely, on time, and on budget. It also engenders an atmosphere of trust and respect, fairness and partnership. In more than 50 years, our safety record is exemplary—only 512 lost time hours in 6 years. In 2012, we have had no lost time hours or serious injury.

Are you looking for design-build opportunities?

We frequently assemble design-build teams with key subtrades who have demonstrated design capacity.

With us you’ll have opportunities to become part of a project design-build team.

Our Design-Build team is fully committed to producing the deliverables and performing the required services. The team assumes responsibility for the entire design-build process including assembling and managing the design team, acquiring permits and approvals, and executing construction.

Design-Build Methodology – Our Design-Build team evaluates new materials and assembly methods and other factors that may offer cost savings while still meeting performance requirements. This evaluation includes life-cycle cost analysis. We also utilize established relationships with trades and suppliers in the Ottawa market to evaluate and control the cost of materials, details and systems, availability and constructability.