Tradesman Edouard Brunet began his carpentry career at the end of the 19th century, building one-room schools and small houses in Lachute, Quebec, and L’Orignal, Ontario. An entrepreneur at heart, in 1901 he founded the company that still proudly bears his name. In addition to his name, Ed Brunet passed on his passion for building to the following generations.

In the 1920s, his son Raymond took over as head of the company, then called Ed Brunet and son. The company experienced significant growth, becoming recognized through its work on major construction projects on both sides of the Ottawa River. Several prestigious buildings constructed at that time still hold a significant function locally. More than just a contractor, Raymond Brunet became fully involved in his community, serving as mayor of Hull from 1940 to 1948.

His eldest son, Jean-Gilles, would succeed him in 1962. Following in the footsteps of his father, he continued to grow the company, erecting hundreds of commercial, industrial, and residential buildings in Quebec and Ontario. The company entered an era of modernization under his leadership, illustrated by the adoption of values of equity within the culture of the company, now known under the name of Ed Brunet and Associates.

He passed the torch to his son Raymond Brunet in 1995, bringing in associates James Wilson and Philippe Houle. The company has continued to grow and modernize under their leadership. Its reputation now extends beyond its numerous and diverse construction projects: Ed Brunet and Associates is active both in its industry and in its community.

Today, the values of equality and inclusion that are so important to the company have brought the associates, the employees, and the fifth generation of the Brunet family together to work towards the development of Ed Brunet and Associates.

1901

Ed Brunet - Founder

1922

Bridge at l'Orignal

1925

Raymond Brunet - 2nd generation

1930

Beauharnois Post Office

1936

Pierre-Janet Hospital

1938

Hull Prison

1942

The Founderie

1952

J. Gilles Brunet - 3rd generation

1957

Robert-Guertin Arena

1958

Bisson Centre

1958

St-Benoit Church

1967

Asticou Centre

1970

Philemon Wright High School

1985

Des lacs High School

1985

Raymond Brunet - 4th generation

1986

Saint-Joseph

1988

James G. Wilson joins the team as Associate

1988

Philippe Houle joins the team as Associate

1993

Félix Leclerc Campus - Outaouais College

1995

Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (U.Q.A.T.)

1996

Water Treatment Plant in Hull

2000

Wakefield Mill

2002

La Ressourse Readaptation Centre