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Construction Experts Since 1934

Bertram Construction is a third generation, family-owned and operated business servicing the Simcoe County, District of Muskoka & surrounding areas for over 90 years.

With thousands of completed projects, Bertram has played a major role in shaping landscape of our region. From 1934 to today, our focus has remained the same: To add value at every phase of the process, provide quality workmanship, and build long lasting relationships with our clients. Through these efforts, Bertram Construction has proudly grown to become Simcoe County’s premier ICI and Multi-Unit Residential General Contractor and the recipients of many awards in our region.

Commited to “old school” personal attention and integrity

As a third generation, family–run company, Bertram Construction prides itself on adding a personal touch to every project.

We are also committed to the local economy. Whenever possible, we use local trades and suppliers who offer competitive pricing and scheduling.

Our clients often comment about the “old school” feeling about doing business with Bertram Construction. This is due to the personal attention, respect and honesty with which we treat their business – before, during and after the project. It is part of the culture at Bertram Construction and part of what separates us from other companies.

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XcelerateHER Story - Lisa Bertram - Bertram Construction - Made in Simcoe, County of Simcoe

Introducing Lisa Bertram, Owner, Director and President. Lisa is currently President and Owner of Bertram Construction. Lisa’s responsibilities include overseeing the financial and bonding areas of the business. She oversees the firms operation including project management, estimation and field operations.

Photos of completed construction jobs

Bertram Offers A Full Range Of Services In The Construction Field


The Pre-Construction Phase is one of the most important stages in building. Each project/client is unique, requiring a specific level of involvement that matches their needs. Bertram Construction offers very customizable services such as; Feasibility Studies, Design Procurement, Estimating & Iterative Budgeting, Value Engineering & Constructability Studies.


This is the traditional construction structure. Under this model, the design team is chosen first to complete the working drawings and specifications. Based on the drawings, General Contractors will then provide a Stipulated Sum or Fixed Sum quote to cover the total cost of Construction, including overhead, general conditions, materials, equipment, as well as the cost of labour.


This delivery model offers a single point of contact for the entire construction project. With the Design-Build option, the Contractor takes over responsibility of the Design team, and will submit a lump sum contract price to provide Construction Drawings, Permits, and to Construct the project based upon a set of agreed-upon criteria.


Construction Management allows the owner to take a significant role in the project. In this model, the owner pays a management fee to the Construction Manager to act as their representative.  The fee excludes all labour, subcontractor and consultant fees, as well as material costs, which are passed on to the owner on an at-cost basis from the Construction Manager.  Decisions on which subtrades are hired are made collaboratively, in an effort to get the best total value for the project and not just the lowest possible price.


There are many steps to Building New, each require proper planning and knowhow. Bertram Construction has a team of people ready to help you through every stage. From Site Selection, Approvals & Permitting, to Design, Constructability Studies, and of course Construction, client’s find our knowledge & expertise invaluable. No matter what your experience in building, Bertram has a rolodex of resources in the industry that adds value & efficiency to any project.


Tying into an existing structure can have its challenges. Consideration of Building Components, Structural Integrity, Environmental Impacts, Power requirements, and quality Engineering is essential in completing a successful Project. These projects also require a specific focus on Safety and Coordination between the Client and the Contractor. Bertram has the experience & understanding to minimizing business disruptions & downtime, while maintaining Safety, and ensuring our clients receive a quality finished product.


Renovations can come in all shapes & sizes and Bertram Construction covers them all. Whether you’re adding an Addition, doing an Interior Fit-up or Build-out of a new space, needing Layout Modifications, or an Image Refresh in an Occupied Space, Bertram’s team is equipped to handle it all.


Image refresh, also know as Image Profile Updates generally requires owners to follow very specific guidelines to ensure that their establishment maintains a consistent look & feel across the various chains of businesses. Whether it’s National Brands, Franchises, or Retail groups, Bertram has the experience and know-how to ensure our clients get the best value while still working within the framework of the Corporate guidelines.

Our goal is to help you choose the best management structure for your needs.  We will provide you with information on the options available to you, so that you can make a well-informed decision, and we will work within the framework of your choice in order to deliver a successful build.

Building long-term relationships based on respect and trust.

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