The company was born in West Auckland by two westie founders Andy Bonnar and Jack Gill and was initially called Bonnar Gill Limited. In 1977 Graeme Cameron joined the company. Inspired by the sports car racing event —The Canadian-American Cup or Can-Am which ran from 1966 to 1987, Graeme decided to take the company to the next level and established CANAM. He envisioned Canam to be the top racer in the roaring construction industry.
In 2006 Loukas Petrou and Nick Page took over the operation of Canam and wasted no time in growing the company to become one of the top Tier 2 contractors in the Auckland region with enviable track record for the successful delivery of a range of public and private sector projects. After successful operation of it’s Construction, Building, Joinery and Interiors division, Loukas and Nick formed Canam Construction (BOP) Limited along with Mark Miedema in 2010. By 2012 Canam was recognised internationally by successfully completing projects in Samoa, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. After Nicks retirement in 2017, Stephen Jones became a Director and continues to operate Canam in line with its founding values,
Presently Canam employs over 100 staff and is one of the few contractors employing direct labour in all of its operating division. It remains committed to be the “The Contractor of Choice” to its clients, suppliers and people.
Canam has constructed a variety of building projects in various contractual forms, including Design & Build, Guaranteed Maximum Price, Tender or Negotiated type of work.
Canam specialises in the construction, refurbishment, and fit-out of commercial and residential buildings and has successfully completed numerous projects in a wide variety of industry segments, including:
• Commercial Offices
• Hospitality and Hotels
• Retirement Villages
• Refrigeration Facilities
• Leisure Facilities
• Auto Industry
• Swimming Pools
• Public Buildings
• Schools/Teaching Institutions