Govan Brown


Ralph is one of the true visionaries in the construction management industry, and was instrumental in developing the construction management approach to commercial interiors in the early 1980's.  In 1994, after many years in the industry, Ralph set out a blueprint for a new type of construction management firm and, together with John Brown, co-founded Govan Brown.  At the firm, Ralph is responsible for project leadership, business development, sales, marketing and project team leadership.  Ralph is a member of the Canadian and Toronto Construction Association, and is an affiliate member of IFMA, ARIDO and ASID.

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An acknowledged industry leader, John has extensive experience in all facets of project management. At Govan Brown he leads the way in the implementation of standardized processes and systems that are tightly integrated into the industry-leading CMiC software platform. This has helped build the company's reputation for consistently delivering projects on time and on budget.  John is responsible for financial management, project cost estimation, and manpower coordination.  He is a member of the Canadian and Toronto Construction Association, as well as an affiliate member of ARIDO and ASID

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Prior to becoming a partner at Govan Brown in 2003, Jon was President and CEO of the Aecon Buildings Group.  Prior to joining Aecon, Jon spent 15 years with Bracknell Corporation in a variety of senior roles including CEO of Profac Facilities Management, and CEO of Bracknell's US Telecom Businesses.  At Govan Brown, Jon is responsible for business development, client relations and geographic expansions.

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Andy Kohler

Andy Kohler is the Partner in charge of our Vancouver and Calgary office. He is a construction professional with over 20 years of industry experience. In that time he has completed projects ranging significantly in size and scope. Having completed projects across Western Canada, Andy spearheads our Western operations and handles the construction service needs of British Columbia, Alberta, the Prairie Provinces and the Territories. Andy is a LEED AP and has a diploma in Marketing Management (D.M.M.) from BCIT.

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phil goodall
cppm, pmp-Pgmp

Phil Goodall is the Principal spearheading our Ottawa office.  He manages all projects and services for Eastern Ontario and has worked with clients in the greater Ottawa area for over 20 years.  In addition to providing Construction Management and General Contracting services, Phil has extensive Design + Build experience that meets a variety of client expectations and budgets.  Since receiving certification in Project Management (CPPM) from Algonquin College, he has become an active member of the Project Management Institute and is currently finalizing his PMP-PgMP Certifications.

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