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.
When Dick retired in 1989, he left behind an employee-owned organization that still bears his name. Rutherford’s current president and senior executive is Blair Chalmers who has been employed by the company since 1975 and became President in 1989.
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.