B&M employees and their families at a CSR event planting trees

“Do it right” is a
Black & McDonald core Value.

“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.

This commitment takes form in our various corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs, sustainability initiatives, support of local charitable efforts, and focus on health and safety across all our business activities.

Corporate Social Responsibility

At Black & McDonald, we define CSR as a voluntary set of actions that integrate a range of socially responsible and ethical practices into our corporate strategy, operations, and culture.These practices go beyond legal compliance to ensure we engage, learn from, and support the communities in which we work, all  the while protecting the environment and safety of our people.


We have built sustainable solutions into all Black & McDonald processes and services, and work closely with our clients to help them balance their environmental stewardship and bottom line. To manage their carbon footprint, our strategies incorporate all regulatory requirements and integrate sustainable practices across their operations. Our goal is to deliver measurable, impactful programs that provide enduring economic, social and environmental benefits to their organization.

3 Pillars of Sustainability

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A natural and viable environment
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Sustainable economic development
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Nurturing community

Supporting Our Local Communities

B&M's project managers operating and maintaining an airport facility

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 6,500 employees working out of 40+ offices.

B&M's electrical & mechanical contractor logo from the 1920's on the truck

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.

Black & McDonald's plaque with core values

Our Values

From the very beginning, W.J. McDonald had a vision of how he wanted the company to grow, and he established a Code of Business that guides our organization to this day.

B&M project engineers at a turbine base construction site discussing progress

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.

Black & McDonald data and networking technician conducting an inspection and quality check


Quality has always been a cornerstone of our business philosophy. We believe our customers deserve the highest quality products and services available.

A fleet of service trucks from B&M's affiliate Entera Utility Contractors

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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You believe that if something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right. That solutions should be made to last. That being part of a team means working not just for oneself but for one another. That’s how we operate too.