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About Us

Our Company

Buster the DMC mascot dogSince the Fall of 1993, Dayton Mills Construction Ltd. has delivered on the promise to provide attention to detail on all aspects of our client’s project development and execution.  Meeting the needs of our clients, by working with our clients, DMC has successfully completed projects throughout BC and areas of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

At all times, construction is a people-oriented process.  Dayton Mills has always striven to provide a respectful and great experience for all participants, contributing positively to the project’s costs, schedule and quality.  Our Staff, the General Public, our Clients, Consultants, our Trade Contractors & Suppliers, and Government Agencies are all communicated to, professionally and respectfully.  This is a win-win for everyone.

Dayton Mills Vintage SignDMC has always been safety conscious, implementing our own Safety Policies and Procedures in 1995.  Dayton Mills is always reinvesting back into the company, upgrading systems, promoting Staff further education and training in their areas of expertise, as well as in areas of Construction Safety, Efficiencies and Knowledge.

The name Dayton Mills represents strength and manufacturing.  A tradition of quality, service and integrity that began in the 1950’s with Harold J. McLelland and Family and continues today.

Bruce McLelland
Owner/Operations Manager

Born in Vancouver, BC, into a Construction Family & Industry with over 30 years estimating and construction management experience.  Bruce has been educated in Architectural Design, Civil & Structural Technologies, Quantity Surveying, Construction Management, CSA Construction Procedures, as well as many Industry related courses and is Gold Seal Certified in Project Management.

Bruce is always interested and willing to assist people in regard to their Design and Construction challenges.



  • -Dr. Chris Watt, Medical Director
    Khatsahlano Medical Clinics

    Bruce McLelland is the most thorough, detail-oriented, proactive contractor I have worked with. At several critical points in the project he absolutely drove things forward and was instrumental in coming up with great ideas. I have no hesitation in recommending Bruce and Dayton Mills construction.

  • – Stephan Leenheer, Vice President
    Long Holdings Inc.

    During our (Construction) process we have exclusively utilized the contracting, construction management and project management of Dayton Mills Construction Ltd. We lean heavily upon Dayton Mills for design review, assistance with Architects, Consultants and Municipalities, full scope construction management, occupancy preparation and all related maintenance and enforcement of deficiency repair, and truthfully, much much more.

  • – Chris Falle, Owner-Franchisee
    DQ – Dairy Queen Canada

    My experience w/ Bruce McLelland and the team at Dayton Mills Construction was first class right from our very first meeting. Charged w/ building the restaurant of my dreams, Dayton Mills delivered an outstanding Project to me on time and on budget. The team at Dayton Mills have quality trades, outstanding workmanship and a pleasure to be onsite with. There were no headaches, stress or games w/ Dayton Mills, just a focus on quality on time results. I look forward to working with Bruce and the team on my next project.

  • – Roy Lamont, Owner
    Stella Custom Glass Hardware

    When you agreed to work with us, you took on a project that appeared to be straight forward at the outset and proved to be quite challenging because of the detail we and the architect were looking for. On top of that you had to deal with slow delivery of information and a client (us) who had a drop dead date of December 16th. And you did it.
    Not only did you get it done but the attention to detail and quality of work was exceptional. All the sub trades you used were on board to deliver a good product on time. The result has been exceptional. Everyone who visits us is amazed and that includes the late Mr Beedie who was specifically invited by the Beedie team to come and take a look.
    Thank you so much for your commitment. We may have been tense at the time but you really did deliver and we’re grateful for that.