McCann’s Building Movers is a locally owned and operated business that has been servicing our community for over 50 years. We specialize in the relocation of buildings, all shapes and sizes, in the hopes of saving reusable buildings from the landfill.
We provide free of charge site checks and estimates/quotes. No deposits are taken in order to view our buildings for sale.
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Ronald McCann Sr. (known as “Doc”) started McCann’s Building Movers in 1965 under the name of R. McCann Building Movers. His sons Pat & Ron were involved in the business from the start at the young ages of 14 & 12. Their first job was moving the construction camp at Mannix’s Squaw Rapids Dam project in northern Saskatchewan. They started with an old army jeep and a few beams and dollies. Since then it has been a steady climb uphill, sometimes extremely steep.
The company was incorporated in June of 1973 as “McCann’s Building Movers Ltd.” and continued to be operated as a family business with Doc and his wife Edith running the office and administration of the operation. By this time Pat and Ron were supervising the field operations and the moving crews. In 1985 Doc & Edith’s daughter Judy stepped into Edith’s position allowing Edith a much deserved early retirement from the day to day administration of the business.
“Doc” was coming into the office 5 or 6 days a week up until a week before his passing, on June 15, 1996 at the age of 84. Unfortunately, Doc would not be able to see all of the changes that the future would bring. The company now runs three full time crews with Pat’s sons Pat Jr. and Dwayne supervising the daily activities of the crews. Ron has taken on an administrative role concentrating on safety and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Pat Sr. has taken on more of Doc’s administrative responsibilities along with the estimating and customer relations. Judy is administrating all office duties and has taken on some of Doc’s administrative responsibilities as well.
We have three full time crews running twelve months of the year, led by long-term loyal employees that are able to handle any challenge or tasks that are thrown at them.