“If you always do what you always did, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.”
– Henry Ford
As a newly emerging leader in the Canadian construction industry, Lean Construction Services (LCS) roots go back over 35 years to when we began doing business as Ross & Anglin Ontario LTD in Toronto, ON. As a third generation family owned business, we have a history of tradition, quality, integrity, and dependability. After 35 years in the construction industry, we have combined our history, modern-day practices and new technologies to thrive into the 21st century. We are happy to share where we started and where we've come so enjoy our full history below!
Our parent company Ross & Anglin was founded in Montreal in 1934 by James Ross and Douglas Anglin.
In 1962, Theodore Thompson – a young and talented estimator and project manager – acquired Ross & Anglin.
In 1985, Theodore Thompson with his eldest son Peter Thompson - a young ambitious estimator and project manager - opened our company Ross & Anglin Ontario LTD. in Toronto, ON.
Shortly after it's inception, Peter Thompson became the President and leader of Ross & Anglin Ontario Ltd. and has led the organizations growth for 20 years.
When Peter's son Tyler Thompson joined the company in 2009, we proudly became a third-generation family business. This father-son duo became the forefront of the organization.
In 2018, Chad Thompson, youngest son of Peter, joined the company and the three Thompson's set off on modernizing the industry and growing the business.
The concept of Lean Construction Services was formed after our leaders became trained in Lean Principles and adopted the Lean Culture.
In 2021, Ross & Anglin Ontario is redefining itself as Lean Construction Services.
New methods. New technology.
Same Reliability. Same Integrity.
We are proud to announce that we received our CWB Certificate which is a symbol of the quality of workmanship provided by our industrial division.