About us


Who We Are

We are AWD Contractors and we believe that by providing our customers with advanced products, sustainable solutions and outstanding customer service, we are improving the lives of our clients, staff and the wider community. Our team of professionals has the skills and experience to get the job done right the first time. We serve many local municipalities with in the Commercial, Industrial, and Government sectors, as well as General Contractors, Developers and Private investors.

Our Mission

Our company’s mission is to become an integral partner in the construction industry. To achieve this this we provide solutions for civil engineering problems as well as building construction & maintenance for our customers.

What Makes Us Great?

We believe we are the contractors of choice when it comes to serving your unique construction or building needs because of our values, company’s culture and quality of our products. That’s what makes us who we are: The AWD Tradition.


It’s the way we stay ahead of schedule in everything we do


It’s the way we help others achieve their objectives


It’s the way we strive to deliver the best quality brands and workmanship


It’s our professionalism


It’s what you want us to be that makes us who we are

Our Location

Our head office is 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 the surrounding areas of Eastern Ontario.

AWD Contractors
19896 Hwy 7 Perth, Ontario K7H 3C9
Phone: 613.267.4265 | Operations/Estimating Fax: 613.267.4212

Our History

AWD Contractors is a family owned business that was founded in the UK by Mr. Derrick H. Ghinn in the late 1960’s and was one of the foremost site-work 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 unrivaled knowledge of the business. Having now relocated to Canada, AWD Contractors continues to build on these values. 

The Beginning

Early Days

1960’sUnited Kingdom

Peter Ghinn, Son of founder Derrick H. Ghinn, operating an early piece of equipment to clear land of trees and stumps in the United Kingdom.

The Beginning

All Ways Digging

1970’sUnited Kingdom

Operating under the name All Ways Digging, the company offered excavation and equipment rental services in the area around Kings Somborne, UK.

A New Name

1980’sUnited Kingdom

Peter Ghinn and his wife Patricia took up the contracting business under a new name – AWD Contractors.

Bigger, Stronger, Equipment

1990’sUnited Kingdom

Two of Peter’s sons joined the company and AWD continued to invest in new equipment while expanding their range of services to include residential foundations, storm water storage and drainage systems.

Canadian Soil

2000’sKingston, ON

AWD Contractors made the transition into the Canadian construction industry from operating in the UK for the past 4 decades, opening their doors in Eastern Ontario and making an impact on the local civil contracting industry.

Breaking Ground

2010’sPerth, ON

AWD Contractors built a new Head Office to house corporate operations and equipment maintenance in one centralized location between Ottawa & Kingston, ON.

Present Day

2020’sOrleans, ON

Today, AWD Contractors continues to grow a customer base that appreciates the professionalism and quality of work that AWD Contractors’ driven team of professionals provide.

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