2023 Hall of Fame Inductee Lloyd Ferguson

Lloyd Ferguson

In 2006, Lloyd Ferguson retired as General Manager of Dufferin Construction Company. While at the helm he was responsible for company operations as sole direct report to its owner St. Lawrence Cement Inc. His thirty-two years of experience were the foundation for guiding the business from 100M to 350M in annual production.

From his start as Estimator/Coordinator, through roles in marketing, operations, and operations management, Lloyd was responsible for high-profile projects. Dufferin Construction Company specialized in heavy civil engineering highway and bridge construction, airports, municipal infrastructure, and commercial & industrial site works. Under his leadership a team of 950 employees completed many small, medium, and important major projects.

His formal education includes McGill University’s  Senior Management Program, Certification in Management designation from McMaster University, Industrial Management Technician Diploma from Mohawk College, and numerous courses in respect to leadership, negotiations, and support for employee development.

Lloyd has been involved in over 1,000 construction projects including the redevelopment of Pearson Airport, numerous Ontario 400 series highway projects including Highway 407 construction and development, Welland Canal rehabilitation, Meadowlands development, Peace Bridge resurfacing and repair, and significant municipal infrastructure, bridge, tunnel, sewer and road works throughout Ontario.

Born and raised in Ancaster, Lloyd grew up in a family of over 69 years full of community service, and their example of civic engagement he followed. He served as Wentworth County Board of Education Trustee (’81-’84), Town of Ancaster Councillor (’84-’94), and Hamilton City Councillor (’06-’22). Coincidently he served as Hamilton Police Service Chair (’14-‘18), Chair of the Tim Horton’s Stadium Rebuild (‘13-‘15), Hamilton Conservation Authority Chair (‘10–’22), Niagara Escarpment Commission member (‘10-‘14), Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation Board member (‘04-‘12), Hamilton Utilities Corporation (‘00-‘04), and Hamilton Airport Authority chair (’06-’22). Lloyd’s project management and construction experience were instrumental in his leadership chairing the Planning Committee and Public Works Committee achievements, including bringing Hamilton City Hall renovations to completion under budget and ahead of schedule (’06-’08).

Before and since retirement, Lloyd served as director of industry corporations, including TCG Asphalt and Construction Ltd., Cayuga Materials & Construction Ltd, Laborers-AGC Education and Training Fund (USA), Total Roadway Engineering Corporation, Canadian Highways Management Corporation, and Atlantic Highways Management Corporation Limited, and Strabag Inc. (an Austrian company leading the $900M Niagara Tunnel project as prime contractor). His approach to industry service and influence in the sector were attractive qualities many sought with his involvements.

The Canadian Construction Association conferred upon Lloyd its Road Building and Heavy Construction sector 2003 Award of Excellence. As the third person to receive this recognition, it reflected his contribution to industry innovation and service, both in project completion and in service to the industry associations.

He served as President of the Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (’93), Ontario Sewer and Watermain Contractors’ Association (’95), Chair of Ontario Road Builders’ Association (’00-‘03), Hamilton & Niagara District of Sewer and Watermain & Road Building Contractors (’93-’03), Road Builders and Heavy Construction Council for CCA (’00-’05), and Canadian Construction Association director (’00-’05).

In these roles, Lloyd’s contribution to advancing the interests of the construction sector were appreciated as significant. He had a keen sense of what made for appropriate communication of industry needs in service to the community, and how important it was for the sector to be sustained through its associations.

For the years of civic service and a remarkable service to the construction industry, its associations and building of our communities, Lloyd D. Ferguson is inducted into the Hamilton-Halton Construction Hall of Fame.