Rutherford Contracting was established as a small contracting firm in 1971 by Dick Rutherford. Dick was an engineering graduate of the Royal Military College. Initially, Rutherford Contracting took on various landscaping and maintenance projects in the Greater Toronto Area. As Rutherford grew, the company began taking on projects increased in complexity and size. Dick was passionate about pursuing projects that challenged the organization and it’s problem solving ability.
Dick retired in 1989/90 at which time Blair became the President of Rutherford Contracting. As the business matured, it became evident that a bigger space was needed and the office/yard was moved to Gormley, ON. For the next twenty-one years, the business operated from the Gormley property until 2011 when we relocated to our current head office at 224 Earl Stewart Drive in Aurora.
The Site Division (formerly the Landscape Division) grew significantly after Ryan Scott was hired in January of 2011. Ryan originally came on board as the Operations Manager and was shortly promoted to Vice President of Site Division and, now as our fearless leader, is the company’s President, taking over the reins from Blair.
Today, Rutherford has evolved into a unique organization in that we have the skills, understanding and ability to service clients from both a building construction and site development perspective. Dick’s legacy and his pursuit of a good challenge continues to influence us today.