Project Management / Construction Services

During the late 1980’s when our company was formed, principle owners of the company had previously pursued horticultural design and engineering and project / construction management projects from the early 1970’s and into the mid 80’s. During this time we soon discovered in Western Canada in particular there were very few companies that specialized in greenhouse and greenhouse equipment supply and installation. Design build and turnkey concepts had not yet evolved. In 1986, our company Agroponic Industries Ltd was formed, it was a marriage of vast experience of both knowledge and construction experience. Since 1990 we have defined the concept of design build and turn key to the greenhouse industry through our project and construction management operations. This allows clients the ease of single sourcing “someone to construct their project and dreams”.  To this day we find that our clients use our services over and over again on their various expansions and improvements. This means a great deal to us and we take our clients expectations of us very serious.

In a “nut shell” most of our projects begin as an idea / expectation from our client. This idea is then developed through various design and budget phases or concepts. Once settled on the fun begins.  Construction starts. The site is prepared. Greenhouse structure arrives. Structural piles are installed. The greenhouse is constructed.

Then the real work begins !!

Heating systems are installed. Cooling and Ventilation Systems are installed. Shade and energy curtain systems if required are installed. Interior spaces, provisions and improvements are installed. Electrical services, wiring, device connection and back up  power systems are installed. Water services, piping, device connection and controls are installed. Bench systems if required are installed. Photo lighting, carbon dioxide and HAF systems if required are installed. Injector and irrigation systems and equipment if required are installed. Environmental controls, wiring and devices are installed.

All of these work items are completed by and or under the direction of the Project and or Construction Manager. The project when completed allows the grower ( client ) to simply move in and start their new crop season.

Most of our complete turnkey projects range in size from 15,000 to 80,000 sq. ft. Below are a few recent projects that we have completed and have provided a bit of a project description.

Installation Services

This is best answered by representative questions and our answers.

  • Do you install only the greenhouse structure?

    Yes we do. We find this most common with freestanding and utility structures. During the years we have installed installed Campbell Obrien gutter connects and freestanding structures ( they are now longer around ), Vary gutter connects and freestanding structures ( they are no longer around ), IPG ( they are no longer around but the structures are recycled offen ), Paul Boars, First Quality Greenhouses, Westbrook, Harnois, Decloet, Nexus Greenhouse Systems just to name a few. But since we represent Omni Structures International they are our most common. In addtion there are manny instances were we are asked to preform just a bit of installation service. A good example is foundation systems. We have over the years simply put the piles and foundation sleeves into place and the client/grower continues with the building.

  • Equipment?

    We are capable of installing and servicing any equipment that we represent but are most capable of all other manufactures equipment as well. As an example we use reznor heating in all our project but it seems we spend considerable in servicing Modines, Lennox, Trane and Clair heaters as well.  The same hold true for most equipment. A vent motor is a vent motor they all work the same, the only difference is they construction and operational features. Actually one has to be familiar with all types of equipment it comes in handy if say for example computer controls are installed as an upgrade and you have to be able to control all this equipment.

Sampling of Past Projects

Tremel Greenhouses

Expansion #5

Eight 30’ X 168’ Gutter Houses &
One 24’ X 240’
Gutter House Header

Services included:

  • Facility Design and Layout.
  • Construction and Installation of the Greenhouse Structures.
  • Installation of Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Systems.
  • Watering Booms, Irrigation and Fertigation System Installation.
  • Installation power service upgrade and interior wiring.
  • Installation of back up emergency power and automatic transfer switch.
  • Installation of Benching.
  • Installation of Computer Environmental Control.
  • This was clients fifth addition by our company.

Wolf’s Botanical
addition 1 of 2

Retail Greenhouse Addition

Two 30’ X 132’ Gutter House

Services included:

  • Facility Design and Layout.
  • Construction and Installation of the Greenhouse Structures.
  • Installation of Interior Improvement for office, sales and mezzanine area.
  • Installation of Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Systems.
  • Line voltage power and control wiring of equipment.
  • Installation of slab heating and irrigation water preheat systems.
  • Installation of Microprocessor based Environmental Control.
  • This project features 1/2 log siding on the north gables and sidewall returns. All exterior walls of greenhouse area clad in 8 mm triple wall polycarbonate.

The Big Greenhouse

Gutter House Interconnect

Single bay 30’ X 360’ long gutter house addition

Services included:

  • Construction and Installation of the Greenhouse Structures.
  • Installation of client sourced used benching.
  • Installation of Heating, Cooling and Ventilation Systems.
  • Line voltage power and control wiring of equipment.
  • Installation of slab heating and irrigation water preheat systems.
  • Installation of Microprocessor based Environmental Control.
  • This project is quite unique to being a single bay and 360 feet long with interconnects to the ten existing freestanding production greenhouses and an interconnect to the existing gutter connected sales greenhouses.

For further information please feel free to contact our office. We would be most eager to discuss your project and demonstrate our abilities to you.