Govan Brown



On March 26th, Govan Brown was once again named one of Canada’s 50 best managed companies. The annual awards, given out since 1993, acknowledge businesses that are taking great steps in many different aspects of commerce and industry. This year’s 50 Best Managed honour is Govan Brown’s sixth award in as many years, making them gold standard winners for a second straight year.  The 50 Best Managed awards are determined by a panel of distinguished groups. This panel is comprised of the Queen’s School of Business, Deloitte and CIBC. Together they determine the winning  companies based on

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their growth in the past year, employee development, mentoring, leadership training and general performance. In the past six years, Govan Brown has demonstrated a constant evolution and adherence to successful business practices. With another win Govan Brown will be promoted to the highly coveted status of Platinum Standard winners.  Recently, Govan Brown has moved their national headquarters from Toronto’s downtown core to the trendy junction neighborhood in the west end of the city. The employee-friendly office encourages cooperation and collaboration with a heavy focus on teamwork. The office

is outfitted with many amenities including club house, pool table, full kitchen and extensive AV systems; all within an open concept layout.  Govan Brown was founded in 1994 by Ralph Govan and John Brown in Toronto. In 2003, Jon Taylor joined as the third partner. Since its foundation, Govan Brown has grown into a national interiors construction manager, with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa, and their national headquarters based in Toronto.