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  Inspiring quality and celebrating fellowship  
 

On February 9th each year, we gather together at our offices and jobsites to celebrate our accomplishments and the fellowship we enjoy as co-workers. It's a time to reflect on the entrepreneurial spirit, determination and passion for quality that is the legacy of company founder, Silvio Bot, and which continues to inspire our efforts today.

Silvio Bot, Founder (1925 - 1995)
Born on February 9, 1925 in Morsano al Tagliamento, a small town in northern Italy, Silvio Bot was 'born to be a builder'. With a strong work ethic and a strong desire to succeed, he honed his carpentry and mechanical skills building bridges and repairing aircraft in war-time and post-war Italy.

Silvio Bot immigrated to Canada in 1948 and took work as a farm labourer in the Chatham, Ontario area. He quickly established his reputation for construction skill and mechanical know-how in his new country, repairing barns and farm machinery and equipment. By the early 1950s, he was back in the heavy construction trade, working with Halton Paving building culverts for municipal road works.

 

Silvio BotIn December 1957, by then settled with a growing family in Oakville, Ontario, Silvio Bot incorporated Bot Construction Limited, a small curb and gutter forming sub-contractor. The company's first office and equipment shop opened on Speers Road in Oakville.

Through the 1960s and 1970s, Silvio focused on growing the company's service capacity and the size of its heavy equipment fleet, in step with the increased demand for road works in a growing and prospering province. He pursued opportunities to extend the operations of Bot Construction beyond the Hwy 401 corridor of central Ontario to the southern, eastern, and northern regions of Ontario, to Quebec and to Canada's far north.

With an impressive portfolio of successfully completed major infrastructure works, by 1990 Silvio Bot had secured the company's reputation for excellence in the field of transportation infrastructure and other works for which the company continues to be known today.

 
   
 
   
 
   
 
 
             
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