Our Story

In 1988, the field of construction saw the arrival of a company which, over the years, has set itself apart from the rest of the competition by developing revolutionary management methods and providing exceptional quality work and service. With a dynamic team, Conception Cama has long earned a solid reputation in the field of interior arrangement of boutiques, restaurants, shopping centres and offices as well as in the construction of major projects.

The Cama team distinguishes itself by its desire to satisfy the different participants, should they be clients, designers, architects, engineers, subcontractors or employees. Rigorous organisational techniques, a high degree of perfectionism and an efficient co-ordination system allow Conception Cama to eliminate problems at the source, as soon as they appear, and to maintain harmonious relationships between those involved in the construction process.

Respecting the clients, exceeding their expectations and satisfying their construction needs remain our priorities. Our willingness to always go forward and to improve our skills has made Conception Cama a winning team!

Our Installations

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Environment

1-Conception Cama has been partners throughout the years with companies that have the same eco-friendly mindset about the environment and respecting our spaces. For years now, all the scrap from the construction sites have been given to Multi-recyclage, a company where the respect of the environment and reclycling is a priority.

2-As per the construction sites, when it's time to destroy documents, Conception Cama always uses the services of Shred-it who also have the environment as a priority.

3-Each subtrade is careful and responsible when it's time to work with toxic products like asbestos, gas, freon or other.

4-Conception Cama's offices are equipped with a recycling program for the old documents.

5-Conception Cama and all his team are working in a constant respect for the sites and it's environment.

6-In the past, Conception Cama as worked on recycling lots of industrial elements by transforming them into ''STAB'' products. 

Certifications

As well as their organisation, their highly reliable and efficient monitoring and control systems, Conception Cama inc is certified Comply Works and Contractor Check since early 2015.

References

Call us to have access to our reference letters from clients and suppliers to help you make a good decision. We invite you to call us so that we can give you access to our reference letters (Confidential...) so you can make clear decision, the letters can be sent by e-mail.

Alain Lachance

514-622-9942

We would like to know if you are interrested to support our company by sending us a reference letter that are so precious & important for our company. Many of our regular business partners sent us some references that are helping us to work on very interresting projects with appropriates teams of professionnals.

If you are interested to join our partners that already sent a reference letter, please do so by sending the original copy via regular mail or e-mail so we can add it to our web site.

Thanks in advance for your appreciated support & collaboration.

Suppliers

If you want to work for a dynamic team specialized in retail stores, restaurants, offices, common areas in shopping centers as well as in the construction of commercial and industrial buildings, please send us a proposal with your references. As you will notice by browsing through our gallery, our clientele is broad, diverse and prolific. Prestigious corporate names, for which we have built many large-scale projects, are among our best clients. If these pictures make you want to know us better or if you wish to send a proposal, do not hesitate to contact us, either by phone at 450.449.9944 extension 132, by fax at {fax:450.449.5210} or by email at email:alachance@conceptioncama.com}

We will be happy to have you participate in our future projects.

Thank you

We encourage all of our business partners to contribute to these foundations

  • Fondation des maladies du coeur du Québec
  • Fondation Diane Hébert pour le don d'organes
  • Société canadienne de la sclérose en plaques
  • Société canadienne du cancer
  • Croix-Rouge Canadienne
  • Ste-Justine Hospital
  • Ronald Mc Donald Manor
  • La Maison du Père
  • Fondation Animo pour La Vie
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QUE DE PROJETS, D’ÉVOLUTIONS ET D’EXPRIENCES CUMLULÉES TOUT AU LONG DES 30 DERNIÈRES ANNÉES

CONCEPTION CAMA INC SMALL AND LARGE TEAM AT THE SAME TIME:

In appearance and by choice, we are a small team, but our loyal and dedicated partners ensure that our team can quickly grow to the size that large projects may require. Over our 30 years of existence, having had over 50 full-time employees, having worked "Cost to Cost" across Canada, having worked in every construction sector for all the types of projects, we decided that the time had come for us to overhaul all that in order to review in a global way our priorities, our structure and the size of the company. We finally chose to settle down with only a small team of employees, loyal subcontractors, suppliers of OUR choice, who we believe are the best and most dedicated to offer our services to potential customers who are looking for our values, our type of involvement, availability, service and quality, represent much more than just the lowest price.

With a small team of only 5 employees, when required to fill certain positions or needs, when required and on request only, we use our long-term contacts to build and complete the required team for each specific project or situation. Over the past 30 years, we have been able to build a very impressive list of great contacts who, on request only, are always very available to work with us.

Apart from all the work that is done through our long-standing regular supplier subcontractors on whom we can rely entirely, most of our superintendents of additional job sites and carpenters come from small businesses or are themselves self-employed with who we have a very quick and direct contact and we can always rely on very devotedly.

Over the years we have chosen this way of doing things in order to eliminate as much as possible the pressure of unnecessary and often overwhelming fixed costs during the more difficult times caused by the turbulence of different markets. Moreover, working almost always with the same team of subcontractors suppliers, despite their status as subcontractors or self-employed, this group of workers are for us an integral part of our company and ''the small and large Cama team'' . Because we have been working very closely and diligently with the same subcontractors suppliers for many years in each of the following sectors: demolition, gypsum, paint, floor finishes, glazier, millworkers, carpenters installers, plumbers, ventilation, sprinklers , electrician, etc., it is allowing us to fully rely on the service, quality, autonomy and maximum availability of each, even when we must have our backs turned.

The execution, the follow-up and the realization of a quality work in the planned budgets and deadlines are for us really a question of teamwork which requires the full and complete collaboration of all the stakeholders involved in the project, going through the general contractor, its employees, suppliers, subcontractors, the client and its professionals.

REFERENCES :

Available on request, many of our references letters are already a few years old. The reason being that once a customer has provided us with one of these letters, we try not to ask for updates because very often we feel that this type of request is redundant and represents for them a work overload not really desired.

As you can see on www.conceptioncama.com web, over our 30 years of experience, we have in the past touched pretty much every sector including retail stores, offices space, restaurants, bars, hotels, casinos, common areas of shopping centers (Landlords ...), structural works, building facades, we have built some commercial buildings, we were also involved in high-end residentials the latest of which was the complete renovation of a luxury penthouse at the Ritz Carlton Mtl. From the overall lot of completed projects, an impressive number of projects are no longer accessible on www.conceptioncama.com and are now part of Cama archives. With our very particular and specific Cama structure as well as our close collaboration with our long-standing partners, with a reasonable time in order to be able to release and regroup the complete team required for each project or specific situation, we are a very flexible company in matter of capacity and very versatile on the types and sizes of projects.

Some large projects realized ...:

  • The renovation of the mall common areas at Place Fleur de Lys in Quebec city which represent +/- 3M$ of works over a period of +/- 2 ans.
  • The complete building and offices of the UPA in St-Hyacinthe representing about one year of works and a value of +/- 2.5M$.
  • The renovation of a large part of the Holt Renfrew building in Mtl on Sherbrooke street that happened over a period of 6 years and representing over +/- 7M$ of works most of which had to be done in phase through the very special clientele of the very high-end character of the establishment and their markets.
  • For Ivanhoé Cambridge and only completed with Cominar, the upgrading of a north shore shopping center that represented a global contract of ± $ 8M spread over three years.

Since a few years we have concentrated our efforts in the field of retail construction but with the advent of online sales, this sector directly related to leases and interior planning specific to our company, is more and more difficult and weakened, less interesting and the competitions less comparable to what we offer as services and quality. For Cama it is therefore time to review the markets already explored in the past and being part of our 30 years of experience in each of these different areas.

Some of the known names for whom we have worked on projects of significant importance, all very different from each other.:

  • Offices :
    • Gervais Harding design
    • Café Van Houtte
    • Byers Casgrain Avocats
    • Pouliot Mercure Avocats
    • Busskamp & Kelly Avocats
    • Hydro Québec
    • Télébec
    • Sidbec Dosco
    • Nordic Forest Products
    • New Conception Cama offices
  • Telephony :
    • Telus (More than 60 stores across Quebec and the Maritimes...)
    • Telus (Many retrofits works of stores and kiosks in mall spaces)
    • Telus (Complete maintenance services ‘’service calls’’… Across province of Quebec)
    • Rogers (More than 10 stores...)
    • Etc...
  • Prestigious stores (Clothing and accessories...) :
    • Men’s department, cosmetics and jewelry Holt Renfrew Mtl (Many thousands square feet...)
    • Ailes de la Mode
    • Prada
    • Gucci
    • Giorgio Armani
    • Bobby Brown
    • Chanel
    • Dior
    • Michael Cors
    • Diesel
    • Maxmara
    • Zegna Z
    • St-John’s
    • La Perla
    • Etc...
  • Other retail banners for which we have made large quantities of stores, some of which up to a quantity of 60:
    • Gaps et Gap Kids
    • Children Place
    • Old Navy
    • Levis
    • Guess
    • Buffalo
    • Roots
    • Danier
    • Illicit
    • Max Studio
    • Historia
    • Éclipse
    • Ron John
    • Jacob
    • Esprit
    • Body Shop
    • Trade Secrets
    • Québec Loisir
    • Coin des petits
    • Marie-Claire and all its banners (Marie-Claire, Terra Nostra, Émotions, Le Grenier, etc.)
    • Boutiques San Francisco and all its banners (San Francisco, Victoire Delage, Officielle, Westcoast, Frisco, San Francisco Maillots)
    • Shirmax stores and all its banners (Addition Elle, Shirley K, Thyme, Thyme Maternity, etc.)
    • Charmantes stores and all its banners ( Charmante, Charmante petite, Colette, Iro, Charlette, Cadence, etc.)
  • Restaurants :
    • Moishes Steak house Mtl
    • Holt’s Café Mtl (Voir site web Cama)
    • Dining room of the Auberge du Lac à l’eau claire
    • Restaurant Casino de Hull
    • Café Ferreira
    • Vasco de Gama
    • Le Karina / Westin Churchill Mtl
    • Café Van Houttes (Plusieurs..)
    • Au Grain de Café Mont Tremblant
    • Kenny Wong
    • Restaurant Hotel Furama Mtl
    • Bâton Rouges (Plusieurs...)
    • Da Giovanni (Plusieurs...)
    • Wok (Plusieurs)
    • Etc...
  • Food service :
    • SAQ
    • Promenades de l’Outaouais food court.
    • Rachel Berry
    • A & W
    • Couche-Tard corner stores (Over 50 locations...)
    • Etc...
  • Eyewear :
    • Daniel Papineau Complexe Desjardins
    • Georges Laoun
    • Vision Cosette
    • Optique Laurier
  • Major works in shopping malls :
    • Place Fleurs de Lys
    • Galeries Rive Nord Repentigny
    • Development of the new Carrefour Laval concept (high-rise storefronts...)
  • Important exterior works :
    • Former Cama business place in Boucherville (complete exterior repairs, building of over 55,000 s.f.)
    • Holt Renfrew Mtl (major renovation of roofs, works on water towers, major facades and canopy remodeling in main entrances, etc.)
    • Café Ferreira (major facade renovation)
    • UPA St-Hyacinthe (New building)
    • Da Giovanni restaurant (New building and extension)
    • Etc...
  • Major structural works :
    • Important upgrading works for Ivanhoé Cambridge.
    • New buildings erected by Conception Cama (Da Giovanni, UPA, etc.)
  • Residential works :
    • Prestigious penthouse at Ritz Carlton Mtl
    • Upscale penthouse at Cours Mont-Royal
    • Many condos on St-Hubert street in Mtl
    • High-end St-Lambert residence

ORIGINS AND EDUCATION :

Millworker formation :
Millworker of formation, having inside the family business created in 1972, touched all facets of the company from the factory as a simple millworker, to team leader, to supervisor, to management as well as the administration of office work for subsequently becoming, for more than 10 years, associate owner. This adventure allowed us to collaborate on the most prestigious projects that the market could offer, including the Casinos of Mtl, Hull and Charlevoix, Chanel boutiques and counters, all ranges of cosmetics including Shiseido, Lancôme, Giogio Armani, Estée Lauder , Laureal, Dior, etc., as well as for names like Holt Renfrew Mtl, the Ailes de la mode, Tommy Hilfiger, Intercontinental Hotel of Mtl, Sidbec Dosco, several lawyer firms, etc.

Founded in 1988, Conception Cama is proud to celebrate its 30 years of experience in 2018.

WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT :

Our greatest strengths and what sets us apart from other companies in the construction market:

  • The organization, the cleanliness and the safety of our construction sites including: workspaces, equipments, tools and complex systems of follow-up and production unique to Conception Cama.
  • The organization, the numerous follow-up and control systems ranging from the submission to the complete delivery of each project
  • Our offices that are not only very original and very beautiful, they are also very functional, super well organized and always maintained in a way to be very productive (Organizational system, optimization of spaces and performances)
  • Our team of loyal suppliers & subcontractors, most of whom have worked closely with Conception Cama for more than 20 to 30 years.
  • The follow-up, the projects delivered on time, in the budgets and mainly without any deficiencies having as a rigorous principle to target and correct them even before the delivery of each project
  • The teamwork, the interaction and mutual respect between the Cama team, its suppliers & subcontractors, the client and its professionals.
  • First of all, the passion, the commitment, the openness, the honesty, the transparency and the pride of a fully satisfied customer.

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Conception Cama souvenir album including more than 30 years of passion and humor

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