To: Whom it may concern


It gives me great please to provide this letter of reference on behalf of EllisDon for Active Excavating.


Active Excavating has been a good standing sub trade contractor with EllisDon Construction for many years. My personnel experience with the Active team has been with the recently completed Bay Adelaide Centre Project and George Brown College.


Active Excavating was recommended for the award of the bulk excavation tender package for the Bay Adelaide Centre Project in early 2008 and as well the George Browne College late all fall 2009. Their bid was submitted by them with full acknowledgement of the projects challenges and schedule demands. The Active team represented themselves with a professional team that was lead, from the point of award to final completion, by ownership through to the site supervision team. Both projects were deep excavation, downtown sites as well as contaminated material management requirements.


The site execution was without a doubt second to none. Both projects provided many demands and all where dealt with professionally and in a timely manner. The project was lead in quality, schedule, coordination, foresight and team compliance by Actives Owners, Project Manager and Site Superintendent from day one. The efforts from the head office and site team definitely was a major factor in EllisDon’s success in completing the over project on time and budget for Brookfield Properties Corporation’s and George Brown College critical dates.


I would be pleased to have Active Excavation on any major project under my responsibility. I would be happy to extend any further information if required to assist them in a selection process for any project or clarity in there performance abilities.


Please do not hesitate to contact me if required.



Paul Hickey

Construction Manager

EllisDon Construction