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Our Company

Jarnel Contracting Ltd. was incorporated in June of 2006. Before this we were operated as Jarnel Contracting/Falberg Enterprises Ltd. from July 1981 for a total of 36 years. Falberg Enterprises still exists as our Equipment Rental company providing equipment for Jarnel Contracting Ltd. Doug Lafreniere is the sole shareholder of both companies and owns a Property Rental Company (1489752 Ontario Inc) and a Development company (D. Lafreniere Developments Ltd.)

Doug has worked in the construction business for 38 years. He started in Commercial Construction in 1983. His knowledge of construction and the area started as a carpenter and has grown with each project he is involved in.

Jarnel Contracting Ltd. is based in Kenora Ontario. We currently have 35 employees working in various aspects, Carpenters, Apprentices, Labourers, Welders, Operators, Purchasing, Estimating, Supervisors, Project Managers and Accounting.

Jarnel Contracting Ltd. offers General Contracting services, equipment rental and property development.

Our expertise is in commercial and residential builds but we will look at any project that is within the parameters of our experience. We undertake a variety of projects for a wide range of cliental-from private developments to large Government projects. Our unique and flexible project management team ensures that a positive outcome is achieved regardless of size or nature of the project.

Over the 38 years, we have built a strong customer base and have a long history of pleased customers. We have included in this submission a list of projects we have been involved in. This list demonstrates the ability of Jarnel Contracting Ltd. and its staff to produce quality workmanship not only within the City of Kenora but also in the outlying areas.

Jarnel Contracting Ltd. has a great working relationship with our Bonding Broker; Marsh Canada and Intact the agent for our Commercial work. We are also registered with Tarion Warranty for our residential work.

Our Team

We have a highly-qualified team and work in partnership with reliable and talented sub trades including electricians, mechanical contractors, asphalt paving, flooring, tile and stone trades roofing, glazing, millworkers and other applicable subtrades.

Our core team is further enhanced with support from architects, structural engineers and consultants to make sure our projects are completed on time and within budget. Our commitment to innovation and excellence invariably results in a successfully completed project for both contractor and client. We understand and promote the idea of working as a partnership with our clients to ensure their goals are met.


Safety planning is based on the concept that the aspect of quality, productivity and health are inseparable in the workplace. It is not possible to carry out a job safely if these interconnected aspects are not treated as a whole, aiming at a common goal. Efficiency means better use of personnel, equipment and environment with a view to obtaining better results. We ensure all aspects of the project are carried out under the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and will comply with all safety concerns of the owner.


Jarnel Contracting Ltd. is committed to the protection and enhancement of the environment. It takes a close and responsible interest in and considers and respects the physical, economic and social environments on all projects in which it is involved. We will respect people and the local environment, not pollute, design for minimum waste and effective us of resources and noise control.

Using this approach, the team work and participation of all stakeholders are imperative in reaching our objectives.

We stand by our motto of “Building for Tomorrow” and would like to include The Kenora Airport Expansion as part of our legacy.

Through our management, using our own forces,
we have the ability and expertise to perform the following:

Excavations and other site-work
Concrete formwork
Concrete placing and finishing
Precast Concrete
Wood framing
Rough and finish carpentry
Drilled pile foundations

Crane work
Structural steel
Metal cladding
Insulation Drywall
Installation of misc. specialties

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