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Name changes

We are pleased to announce that the various O’Connell entities have rebranded their operations on March 1, 2017 to more closely match our parent company Bird Construction Inc. The various name changes are as follows:

  • H.J. O’Connell Limited will rebrand as Bird General Contractors Ltd. or Bird Entrepreneurs Généraux Ltée (in Quebec)
  • H.J. O’Connell Construction Limited will rebrand as Bird Heavy Civil Ltd. or Bird Entrepreneurs Civil Lourd (in Quebec)
  • Les Entreprises de Construction de Québec Ltée. will rebrand as Bird Civil et Mines Ltée.

With expanding operations throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec and other parts of the country, the rebranding was necessary to permit the further growth of the company.  The rebranding also better represents the wide range of services the company offers as well as allowing for more strategic positioning for the company’s future target markets.  As an industry leader since 1931, we will continue to offer the same great service and dedication to health and safety and quality that our clients have come to expect and depend on and for which we are well known and respected.

Other than the company names, all other details, structures, and ownership of the company as well as current contracts and other agreements remain unchanged. This is not a merger, amalgamation, assignment or a change in control and no changes are contemplated to existing management, assets, policies or procedures.  It truly is business as normal.
We are excited for the challenge to take what we've established as O’Connell over the past 85 years and we will continue to build on that success.  We are extremely proud of our history and the reputation we have built and we are excited about our future, as a fully integrated member of the Bird family of companies.


Nolan Jenkins, P. Eng., PQS
Senior Vice President