Phil Bartel, Preconstruction Services

Being committed to one-another is what makes a team work, a company work, a community work. If we start every project knowing we’re in this together, success takes care of itself.

CGI is committed to doing good things for our community. We know we don’t do it alone. We work with qualified suppliers and subcontractors who commit to safely delivering quality work to our clients. Our priority is the relationships we build over many projects, over many years, and the achievements we create for our clients by being successful together.

Working with CGI

While every project is different, you should expect consistency when dealing with a general contractor. We continually work at improving our methods of collaborating with trades, and are committed to supporting trades both on projects and over the long term.

CGI freely offers Procore to our subcontractors on all of our projects. The platform allows us to work collaboratively, invoice promptly, and save time and money.

At CGI the lowest qualified bidder gets the job. Period. If you’re on the bid, it’s because we are confident you can do the work. We don’t accept bids from trades we haven’t qualified, no matter the price. With CGI you will only be competing against peers, trades who can meet the high standards we expect from everyone.

How we help trades be successful

Signing a contract with CGI does not mean ‘everything is now your problem’. While risks and costs and terms are defined, we still have a lot of grey matter between our ears that we’re going to share. If we can find a better way to do something, we’ll do it. If we can buy something for a better price than you, we’ll buy it. When another trade isn’t performing, our job is to get them going, not only for our benefit, but for yours. We know what it does to you when you can’t work efficiently. At CGI, our goal is to help everyone be successful.

Meet Phil

With over 30 years engaging trades in support of our client’s goals, Phil has led preconstruction teams on landmark buildings in Toronto, managing project budgets and trade tenders on projects valued at over $325 million. He’s worked on projects big and small, and there isn’t much he hasn’t seen. He guides trades around pitfalls, and helps them understand their risks and refine their bids so they can be successful.