Our Founder’s Code of Business Continues to Guide Us.
W.J. McDonald had a vision for how he wanted the company to operate and grow and he established a Code of Business that guides our organization to this day.
In August 1991, in his 104th year, he reiterated these beliefs:
- Do the job right regardless
- Talk to the customers regularly, confirm their satisfaction
- Make the price fair and reasonable
- A deal is a good one only when it is good for both parties
- Live up to your promises
- Treat employees with respect
- Complete jobs promptly
- Invoice promptly, fairly, and in detail
We honour and respect W.J.’s beliefs through our current expression of Black & McDonald’s values:
- Live and work safely
- Do it right
- Always improve
- Work for one another
- Build enduring customer relationships
- Enable people to flourish
People: Our Strength,
“The Black & McDonald Way” is the company’s ongoing initiative ensuring that both management and employees live up to the company’s core values.
It is, in effect, a reciprocal promise between employee commitment and management support, focused on six key areas:
- Health, Safety and Environmental Excellence
- Planned Growth and Profitability
- Customer Satisfaction and Sustainability
- Continuous Improvement Culture
- Employee Satisfaction and Succession
- Community Responsibility
“The Black & McDonald Way” trains, trusts and empowers our employees to exceed the expectations of our internal and external customers.
Who We Are
From our humble start in 1921 as residential electrical wiring contractors, Black & McDonald has grown to multiple lines of business with over 5,500 employees working out of 30+ offices.
Black & McDonald Story
Black & McDonald was founded in 1921 as a partnership between William John (W.J.) McDonald and William R. Black, and was primarily engaged in simple residential electrical wiring.
Health, Safety & Environment
At Black & McDonald, excellence in Health, Safety and Environment is inherent in how we do business in all aspects of our operations.
Quality has always been a cornerstone of our business philosophy. We believe our customers deserve the highest quality products and services available.
Corporate Social Responsibility
“Do it right” is a Black & McDonald core value, and that belief extends beyond project work into our interaction and integration with the communities and stakeholders we serve.
Subsidiaries & Affiliates
The Black & McDonald family of companies includes a number of wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliated companies across Canada and the United States.
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