General Contracting

Over the past few years Copcan has used its same organized, competitive and results driven business strategy to develop a general contracting division to service our existing customers and provide an option for potential new clients looking for a contractor who has built a reputation on trust, service, and safety.

Our talented and dedicated staff along with our extensive network and resources are key to Copcan’s success in this field.  We have built an extensive network of engineers, architects, management staff, reliable sub-contractors, and suppliers to help us succeed in the following types of projects:

  • Industrial Construction
  • Commercial Construction
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Special Projects

Cowichan Valley Regional District-Arbutus Ridge Waste Water Plant

Cowichan Valley Regional District
Project name: Arbutus Ridge Waste Water Treatment Plant Upgrades
Value: Approximately $850,000.
Completion: TBD
Contact: Todd Etherington, Utility Operations Superintendent CVRD
Tel: (250) 715-5538
Description: In the summer of 2018, Copcan was the successful proponent for the construction of a new cast-in-place concrete screening conveyor channel, (2) new concrete block buildings and various structural/mechanical upgrades to the existing Arbutus Ridge Waste Water Treatment Facility, located approximately 20kms south of Duncan.

Entrance Island Sewage Treatment Plant Building and Outfall

Fisheries and Oceans  
Project: Entrance Island Sewage Treatment Building 
Value: Approximately $500,000.    
Completion: TBD
Tel: (250) 661-0182
Description: In the spring of 2018, Copcan was awarded a contract to construct a new wood framed sewage treatment plant building on Entrance Island along with the installation of equipment and concrete encased outfall piping. Entrance Island is located approximately 12kms east of Nanaimo, in the Straight of Georgia, and inaccessible by road. Logistically the project was challenging as all materials were required to be brought to site by barge or in the case of ready mix concrete, by helicopter and bucket. Crews were also transported to site daily by water taxi if winds permitted. Concrete work for the outfalls was required to be scheduled and performed around tides in an environmentally sensitive areas and completed without incident.

Cowichan Valley Regional District- Meade Creek Recycling Facility

Cowichan Valley Regional District
Project name: Meade Creek Recycling Facility
Value: Approximately $4,300,000.
Completion: May 2018
Contact: Tauseef Waraich, CVRD Manager of Recycling and Waste Management
Tel: (250) 746-2539
Description: In the spring of 2017, Copcan was the successful tenderer for the construction of the Meade Creek Recycling Facility, near Lake Cowichan. Understanding that the owner had limited funds for the project to proceed, Copcan has proven to be proactive and worked with the CVRD to maintain its budget, by providing cost saving options along the way.

Freedom 55 Financial

Freedom 55 Financial (Nanaimo)
Project: Freedom 55 Financial Tenant Improvements
Value: Approximately $200,000.
Completion: Winter/Spring 2018
Contact: Mathias Dimter, B.A. Econ., CSA, CFP
Tel: (250) 616-1471
Description:  Tenant improvements provided to finish a new 1,300sqft high end office space. Work included consulting with the owner at the design and permitting stage followed by the framing, drywall, interior glazing (full height walls and doors), flooring, millwork, plumbing, hvac, and electrical

Sport Clips Haircuts Nanaimo

Mr. Larry Mugford 
Project: SportClips Haircuts
Value: $200,000.
Completion: Winter/Spring 2018
Contact: Mr. Larry Mugford
Tel: (250) 228-0413
Description: Tenant improvements provided for the conversion of an approximately 30yr old existing, 1,500sqft space into a modernized new barber shop franchise. Work includes the saw-cutting and removal of concrete slab to facilitate the relocation of underground plumbing, framing, drywall, flooring, owner supplied fixture installation, hvac, and electrical.

Walmart Washroom Renovations

Walmart Washroom Renovations
Project: Walmart Renovations (Port Alberni, Pentiction, Prince George, Terrace)
Value: Our portion on each washroom renovation was approximately $200,000. The above stated, Walmart supplied all materials (plumbing fixtures, ceramic tile, grout, washroom accessories, toilet partitions, etc.) which likely would have doubled the actual construction cost.    
Completion: September 2017
Description: In 2016 and 2017, Copcan successfully completed “floor to ceiling” washroom renovations in the Port Alberni, Penticton, Prince George, and Terrace Walmart Stores. The work needed to be performed in phases so that one set of washrooms remained open at all times for customers. The aggressive timeline on each project demanded that our crews work long hours, (7) days/week, often at night to limit disruption to the stores patrons. Each project was completed on time and budget.
Over this same period of time, Cpcan has been contracted to perform LED lighting upgrades in the bakery and deli areas of the Courtenay, Campbell River, Penticton, and Kelowna Walmart Stores.
Additionally, we look after maintenance/repairs for all (7) of Vancouver Island’s Walmart stores on an ongoing basis

City of Nanaimo- Colliery Dam Spillway

City of Nanaimo
Project: Colliery Dam Spillway Construction
Value: Approximately  $3,300,000
Completion: June 2016
Contact: Steve Ricketts
Tel: (250) 758-5222
Description: The project was to construct an auxiliary spillway for the lower Chase River Dam which included; tree removal, clearing and grubbing; stripping and disposal of excess soil; foundation prep, forming, concrete pouring and stripping of an auxiliary spillway; foot passenger bridge construction, and back filling and clean up.  

Capital Regional District-Goldstream Suspension Bridge


Capital Regional District

Project: Trans Canada Trail (Sooke Hills Wilderness Trail) Project Area 3 – Goldstream River Suspension Bridge
Value: Approximately $ 250,000.
Completion: December 2016
Contact: Garth Campbell, C.Tech
Tel: (250) 360-3054
Description: In the summer of 2016, Copcan was the successful tenderer for the construction of the Goldstream Suspension Bridge, near Victoria. The suspension bridge spanned 41 meters, approximately 6 meters above the Goldstream River, and forms an integral part of the The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). Cast-in-place concrete abutments were anchored into bedrock at each end of the bridge for support. A link to a time-lapsed video of the construction can be viewed here: