KAMLOOPS, BRITISH COLUMBIA — Dawson Group, the family of construction companies that helped shape the face of western and northern Canada, turns 100 years old. The milestone anniversary marks a moment in the public infrastructure history of British Columbia, northern Canada and Alberta.

“Reaching 100 years in our company’s principal industry is an awesome achievement — we’ve accomplished a lot over that time at Dawson Group. The legacy that started with my grandfather, Fred Dawson, and carried forward with my father, Graham, and I, continues to grow and shape the Canadian landscape,” said Ian Dawson, executive chairman of Dawson Group.

“At Dawson, we say ‘We’re better together,’” he explained. “The legacy we’ve built is one of collaboration that puts people first, drawing on the skills and expertise across multiple disciplines that work in harmony to create the critical infrastructure that people rely on every day. It’s taken countless kilometres to get us here and we are excited to see where our vision will take us next.”

Celebrating History

Over the decades, Dawson Group has created crucial public infrastructure that is still in use today, like the Granville Street Bridge, Burrard Street Bridge, Coquihalla Highway and many more major projects.

To celebrate the company’s history, Dawson Group invites everyone to visit their new web page highlighting the milestones that shaped B.C.’s history and beyond.

The resource is an opportunity to delve into the past with photographs and information that create a glimpse of B.C. through the ages. These are moments in time when the west was still not won and the rails, highways, bridges and more that connect people to each other safely were still being developed. 

Dawson Group will be marking the centennial all year long and encourage people to join the conversation and share memories on social media.

Looking To The Future

The road to 100 years for Dawson Group was paved with its core values: people first, integrity, excellence and respect. The Dawson family of companies continues to grow and expand through B.C. and western Canada and remains committed to connecting communities through the safe provision of critical transportation infrastructure and services for decades more to come.


Founded in 1922, Dawson Group is a family business servicing B.C.’s transportation industries. The group of companies includes Dawson Civil, Dawson Construction, Dawson Idealease, Dawson International Truck Centres and Dawson Road Maintenance. Today, Dawson Group companies are involved in building and maintaining highways and other public infrastructure, as well as selling, leasing and servicing commercial trucks.