We build community.

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This is our commitment and our passion. Working in partnership with clients, we bring their vision to life in projects that transform communities. 

From large commercial developments and green buildings to meticulous restorations and First Nations construction, we’re building better communities in Atlantic Canada.

We build community. We build solid.

Our mission

Smiling woman.Janet Campbell, senior advisor

We build communities that bring people together and make an impact. Our work is about better living, inclusive spaces and design that works. It’s about sustainability and rewarding careers. And it all happens through meaningful community partnerships. 

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How We Build

Smiling carpenter.Dale Harrietha, foreman/carpenter

The right people for the job. That’s the DORA advantage. Based in Halifax, Sydney and Lunenburg, our teams work closely with clients. They build partnerships with all key players on every project. 

We’re good listeners and follow the principles of inclusivity and respect in all we do. We build with a long-term view.

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Transformation of Holy Angels Convent to thriving arts and culture hub

Red brick tower of convent building.



Featured project

The former convent — with its small, dark rooms — is now an airy, light-filled community hub for art and culture. 

Located in downtown Sydney, The Convent brings people together in an inclusive, contemporary space. DORA’s skilled craftspeople worked collaboratively with the team at New Dawn Enterprises to bring their vision for The Convent to life.

The Convent is now a cultural crown jewel for the city.

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A Diverse and Rewarding Workplace

Interested in making your mark in significant and diverse projects?

At DORA, you will work with a passionate team of construction professionals who are building better communities in Atlantic Canada.

We provide rewarding opportunities to all, safe working environments and unique construction projects.

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We're ready to partner with you 

We invite you to discover our passion for building and construction excellence, our dedicated people, and our wealth of experience that forms the solid foundation of DORA Construction.

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