Who We Are

Keeping you on schedule, on time, every time...


To be an integral partner in the construction industry by providing our clients with advanced products, sustainable solutions, and outstanding customer service. We continually improve the lives of our clients, staff, and the wider community. 


AWD Contractors is a family business that was founded in the UK by Mr. Derrick H. Ghinn in the late 1960’s and was one of the foremost sitework contractors in the area. Our revered trademark qualities of fairness, reliability, and value for money have earned AWD Contractors an enviable reputation throughout the industry. Spanning three generations and with over 45 years experience behind us, we had an unrivalled knowledge of the business. Having now relocated to Canada, AWD Contractors continues to build on these values.


We believe we are the contractors of choice due to the values we hold, the company culture, the quality of our products... in short, what makes us who we are: The AWD Tradition.

  1. It's the way we are effective and ahead of schedule in everything we do

  2. It's the way we help others achieve their objectives

  3. It's the way we strive to deliver the best quality brands and workmanship

  4. It's our professionalism

  5. It's what you want us to be that makes us who we are


AWD Contractors head office is now ideally located in Perth, ON where we continue to provide our value-added service to our customers in the Ottawa, Kingston, Pembroke, Renfrew, Frontenac, Thousand Islands, Smiths Falls, and all surrounding areas in Eastern Ontario.


Since becoming established in Canada AWD Contractors has nurtured many successful working relationships within the Commercial, Industrial, Residential and Government sectors with our list of clients including City departments, General contractors, Developers, Private investors, all of whom appreciate unique working relationships with the company, and repeatedly work with us as a result.
Our list of clients include:

  • Corporation of the Town of Renfrew
  • Laurin Construction Group
  • Corrections Canada
  • R.E.Hein
  • Defence Construction Canada
  • Township of South Frontenac
  • VCL Construction
  • City of Ottawa
  • McDonald Brothers Construction


The company retains quality experienced and qualified personnel who are trained to regard the customer with high esteem, from the initial enquiry, through the intimate workings of the contract, ensuring final customer satisfaction.

Our staff are experienced in liaising with other construction related professionals including local authorities, architects, engineers, utility suppliers, and indeed the general public. They maintain the upmost safety standards and are diligent in achieving the most up-to-date training and WSIB certifications. The company maintains a range of modern heavy equipment.

It is through the application of these values and means, that we can maintain our promise... Keeping you on schedule.