Who are the three guys in the photo?
That's brothers Harold, Al and Sam Green building brick ovens circa 1944. Harold, our co-founder, learned the trade of bricklaying as a teenager. He began managing his father Lipa's company, Greenwin Construction, in the early 1950s when he helped pioneer the now-standard method of pre-fabricated house building. In Don Mills - for the first time ever - wall and window sections, floors, roof sections, wall trusses, and stairs were all manufactured at the plant and installed on-site.
During the same time period, other unprecedented techniques were being put to use at our Finch and Bathurst apartment site. Under Harold's leadership, the organization continued to explore, devise and enhance many innovations in construction techniques, ensuring the rapid rise of Greenwin to one of Canada's largest privately-owned real estate development/property management firms.