(Photo caption above: YVR Pier D, lead by Brian Whelan working for PCL Construction)
Whelan is derived from the Gaelic word ‘faolán’ meaning ‘little wolf.’ The wolf symbolizes strength, loyalty, and guardianship — core values we strive for at Whelan Construction.
Wolves inhabited Ireland for millennia until they were wiped out by colonizers in the 17th century. Coastal sea wolves and interior gray wolves still roam the northwest Pacific region of B.C., but a provincial wolf cull program and sport hunting and trapping of wolves point to misguided and ineffective wildlife management policies affecting these family-oriented apex predators, vital to a functioning ecosystem.
Whelan is a proud partner of Pacific Wild, an incredible organization working to stop the wolf cull and #SaveBCWolves.
Whelan Construction is a general contracting and construction management organization that specializes in end-to-end construction services for all stages of your project. We serve Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, and Squamish-Lillooet regions and specialize in Institutional, Healthcare, Light Rail, Airport, Renewable Energy and Building Performance Upgrade projects in the region of $1,000,000 to $25,000,000.
Based in Vancouver, B.C., Whelan Construction has Irish roots. Founder, Brian Whelan, emigrated to Canada in 2013 and—from one west coast to another—Brian has successfully led the construction of $400,000,000 worth of projects including airport, healthcare, residential, institutional, marine, pharmaceutical, light industrial, retail, and commercial projects. ‘Whelan’, meaning ‘Wolf’ in Gaelic symbolizes loyalty and guardianship which is what you can expect from Whelan Construction.
Whelan Construction also sponsors the YVR (Vancouver Airport) $5000 Musqueam Emerging Artist Scholarship (https://www.yvraf.com/sponsored-by-whelan-construction-dedicated-scholarship-for-musqueam-emerging-artist/).