Govan Brown is a national construction and general contracting firm specializing in commercial, retail and hospitality construction.  The company was founded in 1994 by Ralph Govan, John Brown, and Jon Taylor who collectively co-owned and managed the Govan Brown Group of Companies. In 2017, Govan Brown merged with US-based construction management firm Structure Tone, LLC, and in August 2018, Ralph Govan retired from the firm


In 2020, Govan Brown launched the Govan Brown Building Group - a dedicated group of base building specialists who have 100+ years of combined experience in core and shell construction, building infrastructure and MEP systems. This unique team is primed to tackle any significant upgrades, reuse, recladding or conversions to your real estate assets. We are ready to leverage our insights to approach your building vision from all angles and ensure the solutions we provide fulfill your intended vision. To learn more about the Govan Brown Building Group, click here.


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We work with a dynamic group of talented construction professionals from across the globe. From recent graduates to seasoned veterans, the Govan Brown family is diverse and rich in global construction experience. Our mantra, Work Smart. Play Hard. Give Back is one that truly exemplifies who we are and what we value as a company. To get a true sense of our corporate culture, you can download a copy of our CSR report here. 



Govan Brown's Headquarters was completed in 2013.  We documented the entire process so that our clients can see just how we do things. Watch the making of GBH.



Govan Brown is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for all employees, stakeholders, visitors, worksites and public. One of Govan Brown’s biggest advantages and attributes is our Safety 360 program. The purpose of this program has been to incorporate safe work practices into our daily lives, so they become habitual. We have made safety a way of life at Govan Brown - not just thought.

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