The WATERDON Difference

Waterdon Construction is a second- generation, family-owned company where our team is as important as the work we do.

Launched in 1983 when founder Russell Grass Sr. saw a need for specialized civil and architectural services executed with the benefit of in-house trades, our growing team has built on this successful approach for 40 years.

Current Vice President Russell Grass, Jr., grew up in the business, learning from his father the values and priorities that set us apart, while bringing his own business acumen to the leadership role.

We are drawn to the difficult projects others will avoid, finding fulfilment in realizing solutions to challenging builds. And we bring an extensive in-house team to our work, which provides continuity, efficiency, expertise and a measure of control.

Waterdon Team Group

Our Mission

To provide extraordinary service, using our problem-solving expertise and in-house talent to design and build your unique construction project.

Our core values define our identity, putting into words the philosophy by which we have always worked to bring success to our staff and our clients:


We respect everyone, treating them with kindness and professionalism


We all work as a team, always


We are accountable to ourselves and our clients.


Striving for excellence is second nature


Our versatility is key. Clients come to us because we will find solutions.

Who We Serve

At Waterdon, we know what works for our clients. Serving primarily the government, commercial and industrial markets, we provide a range of specialized services using in-house trades. The ideal client for us is one who values the relationship, who needs solutions to a challenging build, who understands the importance of an in-house team and who embraces the vision to work outside the box. Our projects have ranged from high-security settings and community centres to bridge replacements, pumping stations, office fit-ups, in Ottawa and across the globe.


Waterdon believes in giving back to the communities we serve. As we have grown over the years, so too have our charitable partnerships and contributions. Our charitable partners include:


Waterdon is proud to be affiliated with several professional associations, many for more than 25 years: