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JLR Celebrates 11 Years as One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

OTTAWA – J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) is delighted to announce the retention of its Platinum Club status as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, reaffirming its industry-leading performance and global business practices. This year marks the 11th consecutive year of recognition in this esteemed program.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies stands as one of the nation’s first business awards programs, acknowledging innovation and exceptional businesses in Canada for over three decades. To earn this prestigious award, hundreds of organizations undergo rigorous evaluation based on their leadership annually across various dimensions including strategy, culture, commitment, capabilities, innovation, governance, and financial performance.

JLR is a pioneer in multidisciplinary design delivery, offering clients a range of in-house expertise. The firm employs 450 professionals, including experts in civil, electrical, energy systems, environmental, mechanical, and structural engineering, along with architecture, planning, and project delivery. This team is distributed across offices in Ottawa, Kingston, Sudbury, Timmins, North Bay, Hawkesbury, and Guelph. This integrated approach, combined with the staff’s diverse experience and market knowledge, sets JLR apart in collaborative design delivery.
“JLR is proud to be a 100% employee-owned Canadian firm. We have an exceptional team working hard each day to improve the lives of people in the communities we serve,” says Saverio Parrotta, JLR CEO & President. “The enthusiasm for carrying forward the initiative of our Strategic Plan is inspiring. Our collaborative efforts have resulted in improvements throughout the organization that have allowed us to achieve sustainable growth and profitability and to maintain our Best Managed status.”

JLR is incredibly proud of this achievement. This recognition highlights the firm’s ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation. With a dedicated team and a strong track record, JLR is prepared to continue delivering outstanding results and making a positive impact in the communities it serves.




About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately owned Canadian companies. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have reapplied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (after three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for four-to-six consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit


About JLR

As a Platinum Club member of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, JLR provides high quality, fully integrated engineering, architecture, planning, and project management services to clients in the private and public sectors throughout Canada and internationally. Proudly 100% employee owned and completely Canadian, JLR has seven offices across Ontario supporting a wide variety of projects within seven key markets. Nearly 70 years of business experience places JLR as a leader in design innovation and delivery of successful projects. For information on how JLR can help with your next project, please visit

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