A brief history of Bel-Con

Bel-Con was started in 1973 by Bill White and Barry Brown as a full service construction company, offering true design-build services at a time when few were doing so.  Over the next 32 years, it successfully provided design-build, project/construction management and pre-engineered metal roofing services to numerous industrial, commercial & institutional clients, carrying out projects that varied widely in both size and complexity.

In 2006 and due to the retirement of one of its founders, Bel-Con’s operations were taken over by long-time employees Tom Gunsinger & Michelle Stephens. Tom and Michelle share a keen interest in preserving Bel-Con’s strong, long-standing reputation and do so not only by prioritizing quality & service for our customers, but also by promoting an internal corporate culture of integrity, teamwork, efficiency & effectiveness amongst our team.

2 orange trucks pictured on job site in 1970s
founding

1973

Bel-Con is founded by Bill White (left) and Barry Brown

butler

1979

Bel-Con joins the Butler Builder network and completes first Butler project, the Bata Warehouse.

cityhall

1988

Bel-Con undertakes massive redesign & renovation of historic Belleville City Hall

portcarling

1991

Bel-Con designs & constructs the Port Carling Golf & Country Club

thousand

1998

Bel-Con completes 1000th project

shobrook

2003

Bel-Con constructs Shobrook Gardens - 60 unit high-end seniors condominium building in Uxbridge, Ontario

new-owners

2006

Bel-Con ownership transitions to Tom Gunsinger and Michelle Stephens

butler-volume

2011

Bel-Con receives Butler Volume Builder of the Year Award (Eastern Canada)

forty

2013

Bel-Con celebrates 40th Anniversary

safestart

2014

Bel-Con designs & constructs new Safestart facility in Belleville, Ontario, which received Butler's North American Building of the Year award

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qbaa

2015

Bel-Con wins Quinte Business Achievement Award: "Trade Services Business of the Year" Category

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2015

Bel-Con and Bill White (co-founder) win Ontario Association of Architects prestigious "Landmark" award for 1988 City Hall renovation

new-office

2017

Bel-Con moves into its new office & warehouse facility at 335 University Avenue, Belleville

first-tree

2017

Bel-Con hosts first annual Christmas tree decorating contest in support of Christmas Sharing food program

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2020

Bel-Con Receives Outstanding Regional Builder of the Year Award at Butler East Region Builder Meeting in Austin, Texas

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We have worked with Bel-Con on multiple projects over the last 20 years and have always been extremely satisfied with the results.The buildings constructed have always turned out as envisioned and I would not hesitate to recommend them or their project management approach.

Roger Lichty
Owner & CEO
Bay of Quinte Golf Club

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