TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 29, 2012) - Govan Brown Construction Managers has been named one of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies for the fourth year in a row. This makes Govan Brown a Gold Standard recipient, joining an elite group of Canada's corporations. The award is given annually by a consortium comprised of the Queen's School of Business, Deloitte and CIBC, and is published in the National Post.

In addition to outstanding business performance and sustained growth over the past year, the award evaluates organizations as a whole, including employee development and communications, mentoring and leadership training.

Ralph Govan, Partner at Govan Brown is pleased at being chosen for a fourth consecutive year. "As everyone knows, the economic environment over the past few years has been quite challenging. This is where our extended-family culture, our focus on continuous training and our highly efficient processes have been so important. We are able to pull together and thrive even in tough environments."

Govan goes on to point out that in the past few years, American competitors have come across the border as their own markets contracted. "We made strategic moves and created partnerships to counter the new competition. It's been very effective and has opened more doors for us," said Govan.

With this fourth win, Govan Brown is working towards being chosen the next two years to achieve the highly coveted Platinum Standard status.

About Govan Brown

The company was founded in 1994 by Ralph Govan and John Brown. In 2003, Jon Taylor joined as the third partner. The company has approximately 120 field and office staff and completes about $180 million a year of corporate office fit-ups. Since its inception over 18 years ago, they have completed over 20 million square feet of client projects across Canada.

Govan Brown is the only Canadian national interiors construction manager with offices in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa with its headquarters in Toronto.

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Contact Information:

Govan Brown Construction Managers
Rose Guiao
National Marketing Manager & Community Relations
(416) 703-5100 ext. 257