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2014 PROFIT 500 Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

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Profit 2014

Varcon Construction Corporation Ranks No. 239 on the 2014 PROFIT 500

 PROFIT magazine unveils 26th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Varcon Construction No.239 on the 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the July issue of Canadian Business and online at, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years.

Varcon Construction made the 2014 PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 234%

“The members of the PROFIT 500 are the elite of the country’s entrepreneurial community,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Business and PROFIT. “Their stories are lessons in business strategy, innovation, management excellence and sheer tenacity.”

“Varcon Construction is honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking,” says CEO Vito Riccio. “This achievement reflects the strength of our company and the dedication of our team.”



Accessibility Policy

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The purpose of the Accessibility Policy is to provide instruction to all employees with regard to serving customers including people with disabilities and set out guidelines to ensure consistency throughout the organization.

 Our Commitment

Varcon will strive to provide services in a manner that is accessible to all of our customers and respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. We are committed to offering equal opportunity to access our services and to providing the benefit of the same services, in the same place and in a similar way to all customers.

 Assistive Devices

We are committed to serving people with disabilities who use assistive devices to obtain, use or benefit from our services. We will ensure our staff receive training and are familiar with various assistive devices that may be used by any individuals with disabilities while accessing our goods or services in areas accessible to the public.


We will communicate with people with disabilities in ways that take into account their disability. We will train staff who communicate with customers on how to interact and communicate with people with various types of disabilities.

Telephone Services

We are committed to providing fully accessible telephone service to our customers. We will train our staff to communicate with customers over the telephone in clear and plain language to speak clearly and slowly. We will offer to communicate with customers by e-mail, fax or letter if telephone communication is not suitable to their communication needs or is not available.

Service Animals and Support Persons

We welcome people with disabilities and their service animals or support persons. They will be permitted to accompany them on our premises in areas that are open to the public. A personal support person may be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.

Notice of temporary disruption

In the event of a planned or unexpected disruption to services or facilities for customers with disabilities, Varcon will notify customers promptly and clearly post a notice regarding the reason for the disruption, its anticipated duration and a description of an alternative facility or service, if available.

Training for Staff

Varcon will provide training to all staff, volunteers and others who deal with the public or other third parties on their behalf, and all those who are involved in the development and approvals of customer service policies, practices and procedures.

The training will be provided, within three months from their date of hire, any new members to our firm, volunteers or others.

Training will include the following:

• The purposes of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the requirements of the customer service standard.

• How to interact and communication with people with various types of disabilities.

• How to interact with people with disabilities who use an assistive device or require the assistance of a service animal or a support person.

• What to do if a person with a disability is having difficulty in accessing Varcon’s services

• Varcon’s policies, practices and procedures relating to the customer service standard

Staff will also be trained on an ongoing basis when changes are made to these policies, practices and procedures.

Feedback Process

Customers who wish to provide feedback on the way Varcon provides goods and services to people with disabilities can, via e-mail, through the Varcon’s website All feedback will be directed to the Vice-President of Operations. Customers can expect to hear back within seven days. Complaints will be addressed according to our organization’s regular complaint management procedures.

Modifications to this or other policies

We are committed to developing customer service policies that respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities. Therefore, no changes will be made to this policy before considering the impact on people with disabilities. Any policy of Varcon that does not respect and promote the dignity and independence of people with disabilities will be modified or removed.


1. Chief Executive Officer: Institute this policy and require compliance to it.

2. Vice-President, Operations – implement the training and feedback process

3. Vice-President, Finance – ensure that statutory reporting requirements are met


Profit 500, Fastest-Growing Companies

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PROFIT_500_LOGO_EN_2013_BLB_YearVarcon is honoured to be one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. For the 25th Anniversary, Profit Magazine has created a list of entrepreneurial Companies who seize opportunities and overcome today’s ever-challenging and always changing economy. The list can be found in the 25th Anniversary edition. Varcon achieved a ranking of 22 out of 42 within the Construction Sector with a 269% growth percentage.




Queen’s Quay Waterfront Revitization

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Waterfront Toronto

Location: Waterfront Toronto


Part of a $150 Million project to create a waterfront promenade. Construction and installation of approximately 314 metres of 2400 mm dia. concrete pressure pipe (CPP) transmission main, including the construction of drain & air release chambers, including all valves, fittings, fixtures, appurtenances, related works, site clearance, and restoration.

8-Wing Trenton—R.C.A.F. Hub

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Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre

Location: Trenton

One of the largest projects Varcon is currently working on is CFB Trenton and the construc-tion of CFLAWC’s new home. The Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre will eventually move their parachutist army unit (home of CF’s parachutists demon-stration team “Sky Hawks”) to this new building at the south side of the base. Varcon began the $41.8M project in December of last year and expect to complete in 2014-15. CFLAWC’s new home will be a school for parachute and army training. We are making great pro-gress to close in the building for the winter months and have now completed the first phase of the roof deck installation.

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