Saint-Lambert — October 4th 2022 The Quebec engineering consulting firm, Dallaire Consultants, is proud to announce that six employees are becoming shareholders of the Saint-Lambert-based company. After having developed a corporate culture focused on valuing its employees and preparing the next generation for more than 5 years, founder and engineer Philippe Dallaire is now taking action. « With nearly 50 employees and more than 25 years of continuous growth, it made sense for the company, for the team, and for myself, to leave the company to key employees so that they could ensure its sustainability. Here is a project as motivating as it is mobilizing for young people internally, not to mention that I am delighted to see them move forward and develop this company with their own vision.’’
A well-crafted team
Thus, since September 1st, 2022, six of the leaders have become shareholders joining Mario Pouliot, Eng., who will take control of the ship as the CEO. As for Philippe Dallaire, he will remain on the board of directors for a few more years, as a resource person and corporate memory. These six new shareholders are Jean-Vincent Fafard, P.Eng., Gabriel Jean, P.Eng., Dounia Kattan-Méthot, P.Eng., Danny Laberge, Anthony Poirier, Eng. and Mathieu Tremblay, P.Eng.
Betting on humans
For several years now, long before the pandemic and the shortage of manpower, the company’s culture has developed around team spirit, great flexibility, creativity, challenges, recognition, and camaraderie. It has long adopted a friendly hiring approach to recruiting. During interviews, they are focused on the candidate: « This is who we are and this is the position to be filled. How can we adapt it to suit your skills and aspirations?
For the founder, selling the company or partnering with a competitor was never an option. « I wanted to pass the torch internally, to those who are imbued with our mission, our values. It was the best alternative to preserve the company’s DNA and honour our young talents. All the elements had been moving in this direction for a few years. The team is growing despite the shortage of manpower, talent is developing and multiplying, our customers appreciate us greatly, contracts are pouring in, and the atmosphere is at its best. This young generation always arrives with new knowledge, creative ideas, and pride. They have everything to continue the work, and we have every reason to trust them. We have trained wisely to come to this transition. It was not a sprint but a marathon! In this latter half of 2022, it is time to conclude this major project and give way to our recruits, » explains Philippe Dallaire, stating to be very proud of this piece of his company’s history.
Pleasure shared by all
Asked about their state of mind towards this milestone for the company, these new shareholders, whose average age is 37, recognize the privilege offered to them. They should all seize this exceptional opportunity to become partners in a still thriving business.
« The values I feel, including open-mindedness, collaboration, proximity, and the power to make things happen, have always attracted me to Dallaire. The future is bright for all of us,” says Dounia Kattan-Méthot, P.Eng., director of operations, culture, and talent. For Danny Laberge, mechanical project manager, this is a beautiful company that has values in the right place. We surround ourselves with the best employees, involving everyone’s passions. We have a great pleasure to work collectively.”
Keep an eye on our social media
In the coming weeks, the company members will be showcasing all of their shareholders on social media. You will discover their vision, their motivations and even their passions!
A word about Dallaire Consultants
Founded in Saint-Lambert in 1996, Dallaire Consultants is an engineering consulting engineering firm specializing in building mechanical and electrical systems, and employs nearly 50 people. Their expertise shines in the residential, commercial, institutional, municipal and industrial building sectors. The firm carries out more than 200 projects annually across Canada. In addition to the quality of its services, Dallaire Consultants stands out for its professional and authentic customer approach.