Meet Our Team

Dawn Construction is a leading full-service construction company specializing in construction management, renovation, and tenant improvement services in Western Canada.

Dawn prides itself on quality, timely delivery of projects and open communication with clients. We demonstrate our commitment by providing a superior quality service that customers and partners can depend on.

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Ewen Dobbie

CEO & President, Dowco Group (Dawn Construction)

edobbie@dowco.com

Mr. Dobbie began his career with Dowco Consultants Ltd. shortly after completing his undergraduate degree at the University of British Columbia in 1990. Since that time, he has managed the Company’s Construction Technology Software Division, and has also led the global 3D modeling detailing and BIM services operations. He draws heavily on a diverse background and hands-on experience in positioning the Dowco Group as the leading global provider of comprehensive, end-to-end pre-construction services for clients in design, construction, construction management, and related fields. Mr. Dobbie is frequently asked to deliver presentations and speak before the continent’s leading construction industry trade associates, particularly in the areas of BIM and evolving design and construction processes and workflows.
Mr. Dobbie is widely considered one of the leading BIM thought leaders within the AEC industry. For the past decade Mr. Dobbie’s vision for Dowco has been a global IT enabled 3D construction modeling, detailing, pre-construction and BIM services company having the ability to mobilize cost effective project resources from around the world to collaborate in the ‘Project Cloud’ in real time.

Derek Gledhill

Vice President Dawn Construction

Joined Dawn Construction in April 2022 as Vice President

Derek has been in the Construction Industry for over 35 years and brings a wealth of experience, innovation and knowledge to the team in Design Build, Construction Management, Project Management, Business Development and Contracts Management.

Leading Estimating and Project Teams to success in both hard tenders and negotiated work covering Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, Design Build and Facilities Management. Projects include the Geographical areas of Europe, Canada and the US.

 

Noted Projects include

Trinity Hills, Calgary, Alberta $150 Million New Build / Commercial mixed use

Saks 5th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta $13.5 Million – Renovation

Versacold, Calgary, Alberta $22.5 Million – Design Build Cold Storage Facility New Build

Whirlpool Distribution Facility, Calgary, Alberta $28.8 Million / New Build

Cineplex Seton Calgary, Alberta $13 Million / New Build

Landmark Cinema Regina, SK  $9.5 Million / New Build

Highland Valley Copper, Logan Lake, BC $110 Million / Industrial New Build

Modules Project, Northern Alberta / Suncor Energy $3.2 Billion

LDS Church Projects Devon, Edmonton, Cranbrook, Saskatoon $13.5 Million Renovations

LDS Church Peace River, Alberta $5million / New Build

Defense Estates US Forces, Menwith Hill , UK $48.5 Million / New Build & Renovations

Tiger Developments, City West, Leeds $25 Million / New Build Commercial Midrise

Templehof, Berlin, Germany $67.5 Million / High rise New Construction

Dehner Garden Centers, Germany $117 Million / New Builds

Barclays Bank Network 2000 Various locations UK $60 Million fast track Design Build Renovations

Harvest Point, Atlanta, GA, US $47 Million / New Cold Storage Facility Design Build

Andrew Waltho

Estimator/Coordinator

awaltho@dawnconstruction.com

Amit Rao

Estimator/Coordinator

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Bogdan Burghele

Project Manager

Bogdan is a Construction Project Manager with extensive experience serving commercial and residential clients. He brings to Dawn a proven ability in coordinating and managing various types of work to meet client specifications and needs. Bogdan has a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management, and a Bachelor of Economics in Industrial Management.

Bburghele@dawnconstruction.com

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Andrew Dobbie

Operations Coordinator

adobbie@dowco.com
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Dana Gribnitz

Site Superintendent

dgribnitz@dawnconstruction.com

Dana offers extensive experience in the construction industry as a retail/commercial/industrial site superintendent. Specializing in tilt concrete with experience in pre-engineered structural steel and tenant improvements.  Knowledgeable and motivated with hands on carpenter abilities and attention to detail including strong organizational, planning and leadership skills. Very reliable with an excellent safety and attendance record, bringing forth expertise in team building and quality control management for each project.

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Joe Freitas

Site Superintendent

jfreitas@dawnconstruction.com

Joe has over 20 years experience in commercial renovations. Over this time, Joe has worked on hospital renovations, financial institutions, restaurants, auto dealerships, retail mall units, university reno’s, and government agencies.

Joe is experienced in multi-phase projects occupied or not with values up to 3 million, as well as many Tenant Improvement projects for Cadillac Fairview, Ivanhoe Cambridge, Colliers International, and Alpha Equities.

Joe has an excellent reputation and working relationship with trades, local building inspectors and engineers with a broad knowledge of the building code.

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Keith Huseon

Site Superintendent

khuseon@dawnconstruction.com