About Us

Ashton Construction Services

Experts in completing commercial construction projects in the Bow Valley, our Operations Centre is located in Canmore, Alberta. Trusted by business owners and leaders to manage their health care, retail, office, food & beverage, and multi-family build projects. When you partner with ACS, you’ll also have peace of mind of knowing the Bow Valley’s largest commercial construction company is on your team.

Our formidable reputation and 5-star Google reviews make us the most reputable construction management firm in Canmore. Our team delivers exceptional construction experiences with extraordinary high-quality results, on time, and within budget. Using a variety of project delivery methods, combined with our solid reputation among local designers, subcontractors, suppliers, and clients, our team has completed hundreds of commercial construction projects for business owners in the Bow Valley.

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Building Dreams Since Since 2014

The ACS team knows the Bow Valley! We pride ourselves on our relationships with local partners and governments. Our local knowledge of the Town of Canmore and Town of Banff commercial building policies and permits makes ACS a formidable partner.  

ACS is in good standing with professional industry associations, including ASET and APEGA, our insurer, WCB, our financial institution, and the local jurisdictions having authority, such as the Town of Canmore, Town of Banff, MD of Bighorn, Parks Canada, BOWDA, as well as the Provincial and Federal governments. 

2021 Achievements


$6.5 million



2022 Achievements


$9 million



2023 Projections


$16 million



Ashton Construction Services (ACS) - Operations Centre - Reception - Canmore, Alberta
ACS - Operations Centre - Canmore, Alberta

Innovative Firm with Local Relationship

Our innovative approach provides peace of mind by reducing risk and minimizing issues. Using industry-leading software, including our cloud-based construction management software BuilderTrend, MS Project, MS, and QBO our team can limit complications, delays, and deficiencies.  In addition to a full accounting department, including a CFO, and a full-time accounting manager, our team also includes additional bookkeeping and admin people.

When you partner with ACS, you’re partnering with a trusted, local firm. As a Bow Valley construction company, we have established relationships with the best local and regional architects, interior designers, engineers, and sub-trades in Canmore, Banff, Calgary, and beyond.   Our network of reliable, high-quality industry partners and sub-trades sets us apart from the competition. We’re also proud of our team of talented professionals, our relationships with local trades, and our local Canmore Operations Centre.

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Building High-Quality Commercial Construction Projects on Time & Budget

Client First

Our number one priority is always our client’s happiness. We love to help people build their dream businesses. Transforming thier vision into reality.

Design Build Services

Using design build we complete high-quality commercial construction projects on budget and time, all while also “wowing” our clients.

Expertise & Passion

With a proven track record for successful builds, our talented team collaborates with project stakeholders to achieve high-quality results.

Local Knowledge & Relationships

Our local expertise gives us an inside understanding of how to successfully manage construction in the towns of Canmore, Banff, and beyond.

Open & Honest Communication

We’re not shy about having hard conversations. When you partner with us you can expect open and honest communication throughout your project.

Peace of Mind

We get it! You want to feel in control of your construction project. We make sure nothing is missed. Our team is skilled at keeping projects on track.

Worksite Safety

Safety is our number one priority. We take health and safety very seriously and we’re proud of our strong commitment to safety, it’s always at the heart of everything we do. Our world-class safety program includes ensuring all job-site workers sign in every day, including visitors to the worksites. We ensure all workers have received/completed their site orientation program and are completing daily hazard assessments for each company. We organize weekly site inspections and toolbox talks and facilitate any necessary worksite investigations and action plans.

ACS is a Workplace Safety Certificate of Recognition (COR) certified construction company. This Canadian occupational safety and health accreditation program is a business standard that helps us improve our health and safety while also meeting provincial legal standards. All our team members are also First Aid Certified.

ACS believes that safety culture starts at the top of any organization. Founder, President & CEO, Steve Ashton, achieved the designation of National Construction Safety Officer through extensive training obtained at the Calgary Construction Safety Association. This level of training allows Steve to understand the stringent requirements required by law to help effectively manage health and safety on a variety of construction project delivery types.

No Stone Goes Unturned…

We pride ourselves on our team’s exemplary customer service.  Our advanced construction project management industry technology and systems allow our team to communicate seamlessly with project partners, clients, and other project stakeholders. Streamlined communications save our clients time and money, which allows us to help more business owners.   

Get the best value for your investment with our value engineering approach. Using our advanced tech systems, innovative processes, and other cost controls, we provide a streamlined construction experience unlike any other. Our team doesn’t rely on architects and engineers to create detailed budgets.  We understand the costs and can integrate them early in the process. Our integrated approach to design allows us to maintain our stellar reputation of completing commercial construction projects on budget and within time.   

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Memberships & Associations

ACS is committed to the highest standards in the construction industry. We’re members of the following groups which help us hold ourselves, and other construction professionals, to these standards. 

Ashton Construction Services (ACS) - Memberships - BOWDA - Bow Valley Builders & Developers Association

Bow Valley Builders & Developers Association

Ashton Construction Services (ACS) - Memberships - Alberta Construction Safety Association

Alberta Construction Safety Association

Ashton Construction Services (ACS) - Memberships - Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce

Bow Valley Chamber of Commerce

Ashton Construction Services (ACS) - Memberships - ASET - The Associate of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta

The Associate of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta

Ashton Construction Services (ACS) - Memberships - Built Green - Builder Member

Built Green
Builder Member

Ashton Construction Services (ACS) - Memberships - Canada Green Building Council

Canadian Green Building Council

Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

We celebrate diversity, equality, and inclusion.  ACS is committed to building a safe workplace where everyone can succeed and belong. As a Signatory to the Bow Valley Workplace Inclusion Charter 2023, we’re working on five commitments to build an even more diverse, equitable, and inclusive team environment. Our team is committed to incorporating DEI practices, including holding one another accountable.

With a focus on creating a working environment built on mutual respect and professionalism, we aim to attract motivated, talented people who will thrive and grow with our company. We’re proud that our diverse team is 32% female! While we acknowledge that there’s still more work to be done, our DEI practices are continually evolving as our company grows.

We value a wide range of skills, experiences, and backgrounds and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. We’re working to eliminate barriers for applicants and team members from equity-seeking groups. If you can’t apply online, or need an accommodation during the application or hiring process, please contact Laurie Cantello, [email protected] or 403-688-3500.

2023 WIC Signatory Badge

Leaders in commercial construction