Community Involvement

We at Cornell Construction are excited and committed to support the causes that matter to our clients, our employees and our community.  Some of these include:

• New Brant County Twin Pad Complex

“Cornell Construction Limited Donates Generously!”

• (Paris, ON) Monday, Cornell Construction President John McAllister and Vice President Jeff McAllister presented a cheque for an undisclosed amount to the Twin Pad Capital Campaign.

Commenting on Cornell Construction’s donation, both John and Jeff noted that the company was more than excited to contribute to the project and were thrilled to purchase a dressing room in the Brant Sports Complex.

“What a tremendous contribution to the campaign, greatly appreciated!” said Mayor Ron Eddy.

Councillor Brian Coleman added, “We certainly appreciate the support and this generous gift will help the campaign reach its $3.5 million goal.”

Brant Waterways Foundation

Brant Waterways is a non-profit, charitable Foundation, established in 1988, whose objective is to provide funding assistance or projects that preserve, protect, restore, and improve the natural resources of the Grand River and its related bodies of water and adjacent lands within the County of Brant.

Grand Erie District School Board & Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic School Board

Every year Cornell Construction donates a $500.00 Scholarship to each of the two area School Boards.  This Scholarship is awarded to a student entering the field of Civil or Construction Engineering.

College Co-operative Education Program

Cornell Construction hires and mentors Students from the Engineering Programs for summer co-op placements.  We feel it is very important to aid in the future of the industry.

Brantford Youth Flag Football


Cornell Construction is the evolution of an exciting pavement and preservation business. From humble beginnings that started over 80 years ago, the dedicated owners have had many years of success:

  1. Cecil Cornell (1928 – 1939) 

• Jack Henniger (1941 – 1971)

  1. Bruce Woods (1971 – 1979)

  2. Bill Doherty (1979 – 1996)

• John McAllister (1996 – present)

About Us

Cornell Construction Limited is a pavement maintenance and preservation company offering different processes to our clients to help extend the life cycle of their pavement assets.  With over 80 years experience in the Paving Industry, Cornell Construction has evolved into a National Pavement Management company servicing companies across Canada with their pavement maintenance requests by offering a full range of products and services:

  1.     Infrared Asphalt Repair

  2.     Crack Sealing

•     Sealcoating (Water Based Emulsion)

•     Line painting

•     Full R&R (Remove and replace)

•     Full Reconstruction

Our team of senior managers, estimators, project managers, project superintendents, and dedicated labour personnel stand ready to provide excellent service and quality at competitive prices. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to see how we can bring our high level of quality, expertise and experience to assist you in achieving your project goals.

Copyright © 2015 - Cornell Construction Limited • All Rights Reserved.

410 Hardy Road Brantford ON Canada N3T 5L8 • T. 519.753.3125

(from left): Councillor Brian Coleman, John McAllister, President, Cornell Construction Limited, Jeff McAllister, Vice-President,

Cornell Construction Limited and Mayor Ron Eddy.

Cecil started out  with a single axle dump truck and a bulldozer.  Cecil passed away, leaving the business to his wife Ester.

Jack  help make Cornell Construction a big player locally in the sewer / water main / site servicing business as well as surface treatment across Southern Ontario.  The year Jack started was a record breaking year for the company. Laying 15 miles of underground pipe and spraying 1 million gallons of emulsion was an incredible achievement in the early forties.

Bruce purchased the company from Jack Henniger and sold in 1979.

Bill took the company in a direction that eventually phased out the underground work completely.  Cornell expanded its surface treatments and hot mix paving business./

John purchased the company after having worked here since 1962 when he started with Jack Henniger.  Today John is still activity involved in the company while in the process of passing the reins to his son Jeff McAllister (Vice President).