History

History

Company history and timeline

Founded in
2006
Over
400
successful projects
From
4
employees to almost 100

QMD was founded in 2006 when Luc Quenneville, a renowned Construction Manager, and Jean Morissette, a seasoned Chief Estimator, decided to join forces and work together to raise quality standards in the construction industry. With an exceptional reputation and prestigious achievements under their belts, they have surrounded themselves with highly qualified professionals, which has allowed QMD to become one of the largest construction companies in Quebec.

From the outset, QMD has grown rapidly. In a few short months, the company went from 4 to 10 employees and now employs almost 100. QMD’s rapid success is due to its values, which the company’s staff have always respected. Luc Quenneville and Jean Morissette have a shared vision: always prioritize quality, be adaptable and listen. They also share a business model which is based on creating and maintaining long-lasting partnerships with clients, suppliers, specialized contractors and employees. They have done exactly this for the past 10 years.

“The QMD story is a story about growth, the trust our clients have in us and the satisfaction of working with the right team and the right partners.”

Jean Morissette
Executive Vice-President

2006

QMD was founded

by Luc Quenneville and Jean Morissette.

The company set up shop in Griffintown

and its headquarters is still in this neighborhood.

ISO 9001 quality

standard certification.

Team

of 10 employees by the end of 2006.
2007

Construction management project for Centraide:

extension of their head office on Sherbrooke Street.

First expansion project for McGill University.

QMD has since delivered over a dozen major projects for McGill.
2008

The QMD office moved

to 990 Notre-Dame Street West, the company’s current location.

First hotel renovation and expansion project

for the Sheraton Hotel Montreal.

The Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation

contracted QMD for the construction of a series of refrigerated outdoor skating rinks in several Montreal neighborhoods and towns across Quebec. The works have been staggered and the project is ongoing.

QMD partnered for the first time with Centraide,

an organization that fights poverty and exclusion, who relaunched their construction and real estate division. This partnership between QMD and Centraide is still going strong.

2009

Renovation of the Bell Centre

(museum and community spaces) to celebrate the Centennial of the Montreal Canadiens.
2010

First mandates in Toronto

in partnership with Urbacon: renovation of the Royal York and Sheraton hotels.

Renovation

of the École des métiers de la restauration et du tourisme de Montréal, an LEED® silver certified project.

2011

Luc Quenneville heads

Centraide’s construction and real estate division.

QMD celebrates

the addition of its fiftieth employee.

2012

Huge renovation project

Rockhill apartment complex in Montreal (over 1,500 tenants).

Construction of Servier Canada’s head office main building:

a high-quality design project.

Completion of renovation project

at 410 Sherbrooke Street West, McGill University: transformation of a 26-storey hotel into a student residence containing 180 refined apartments.

2013

QMD is certified

by the Financial Markets Authority.

Hotel renovation projects:

Royal York and Starwood hotels in Toronto.

2014

Renovation

of the Saint-Sulpice and Omni hotels in Montreal.
2015

QMD is contracted by the Montreal Port Administration

to modernize the Cité du Havre: renovation and interior and exterior revamping of a heritage building (a former World Fair 1967 pavilion).

Saint-Jean Garrison project

expansion and renovation of the cafeteria and kitchens to obtain LEED® silver certification.

Construction, revamping and restoration works

at the Bell Centre: an LEED® silver certification project.

QMD became a member

of the Quebec Construction Association’s Integrity Program, a program that guarantees sound management and ethical practices.

QMD joined Contractor Check

(health and safety and environmental risk management), a company that certifies the safety of construction works.

2016

First mandates

in Quebec City completed.

Major renovation

of the Royal York hotel in Toronto.

Renovation

of the Cima+ offices in Montreal.

QMD made it into the Profit 500 list

of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies (construction industry category).

2017

Launch of real-estate development projects

in collaboration with business partners. Prestigious completed projects included Phase 2 of the Mùv project in Montreal and construction of the entire Lum Pur Fleuve complex in Brossard.

QMD opens an office

in Quebec City.

Construction of the first Data Center

in downtown Montreal, a highly complex project that required a cement structure and foundations between two of the Ville-Marie tunnels.

In 2017,

QMD employed more than 80 people.

2018

100% of QMD’s new projects

use the BIM 360 methodology.