Fermar was first incorporated in 1964 as W.L. Harvey Limited. The company was re-organized in 1968 by Armien J. Martin; its founder, who had formed a successful partnership with John Ferzoco, (then the General Manager of the company) to operate the company under the new name of Fermar Paving Limited. That same year, Fermar opened its first asphalt plant at 731 Indian Line where the company was located.
The company continued to enjoy a lively nine years of business growth at the Indian Line location until the property was expropriated in 1977 by the Ministry of Transportation – Ontario (MTO) for the construction of Highways 427 & 409. Fermar then moved its operation to Dixie Road in Mississauga, just north of Highway 401.
The Dixie plant location still operates (upgraded from the original), while most of the hot mix production comes from Fermar’s second plant located off Albion Road in Rexdale, Ontario: also the site of the company headquarters.
When Armien Martin died in 1991, his two sons; Ashton and Malcolm, assumed the ownership and control of Fermar. Today, Fermar’s corporate structure is a lot different then what it looked like at it’s inception, but as is with all great things, evolution is fundamental to it’s continued success.
WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE
Our commitment to quality, technology, equipment, staff and training has been the driver of our success for over 50 years.
Our industry leading team generates effective solutions which are complimented by our extensive experience with the MTO, regional and municipal agencies , CN, CP and environmental regulatory bodies and approval requirements. Our in-house lab is a certified member of CCIL and is capable of conducting a wide variety of tests. We have also achieved the Certificate of Recognition (COR) from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association.
At Fermar, we pride ourselves on our relationships and our ability to choose Subcontractors and Clients that align on the topics of safety, quality and productivity. Our pricing is competitive and we are strategically located close to the 400 series highways. Modern up-to-date controls and solid communication throughout the course of the project ensure that issues such as safety, quality control, scheduling and day-to-day construction activities ensure your project will be done right are constantly being monitored and controlled, allowing each project to be delivered on time and on budget.
We also offer equipment and truck rentals, waste disposal and float services as well as supply and deliver both hot and cold asphalt and concrete.
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