Over 50 years of
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About Revay

As a leading construction consulting firm, we help our clients anticipate, navigate, avoid, and resolve conflicts and issues on their construction projects.

In 2020, Revay celebrated 50 years of service to the Canadian construction industry. Since our modest beginnings in 1970, we’ve helped our clients resolve more than 7,000 disputes. We’ve established ourselves as Canada’s leading provider of claims and dispute resolution, project management and advisory services. Through our long history, we’ve seen a full spectrum of construction issues. This allows us to provide our clients and the construction community with valuable insights.

Our History

 

Achieving Equitable Resolutions

In 1970, Stephen G. Revay and a few colleagues from a heavy civil contracting firm that was closing its doors, founded a small consulting company in Montreal.

Initially, their aim was to provide typical construction management services. Over time, more and more clients engaged Revay to help them resolve construction disputes in a fair and ethical way. Revay embraced the challenge of this specialized area of construction consulting, with a keen interest in helping clients achieve equitable resolutions.


Eliminating Conflicts Before They Arise

From our modest beginnings, Revay has grown and evolved to include upwards of 50 construction professionals, operating from five offices across Canada.

Fifty years after our inception, Revay has successfully completed thousands of assignments across Canada and around the globe. Through helping clients resolve their construction disputes, Revay saw a need to expand our services into the area of claims avoidance. We therefore began offering project management and advisory services in order to help our clients eliminate conflicts before they arise.


Trusted Experts and Advisors

Today, our client base embraces the full spectrum of the construction industry, including private and public sector owners, all levels of government, general contractors, trade contractors, architects, engineers, legal firms, financial institutions, as well as a variety of industry associations.

Revay’s experts are frequently in demand as speakers at industry conferences and training seminars at post-secondary institutions across Canada, and our culture continues to promote Stephen G. Revay’s original objectives of advocating fairness in construction projects. Over the past 50 years, we have also frequently been retained by all parties in a dispute either as adjudicator, dispute resolution board member, mediator or arbitrator. We’re proud to be recognized experts who are also trusted to provide adjudication roles like these.


Nurturing a Better Construction Industry

2004 marked the passing of our founder, Stephen G. Revay and the passing of the torch to a dynamic and forward-looking new leadership.

Bolstered by our growing team of dedicated consultants, Revay continues to push the practice forward, individually and collectively, by working with our clients and the construction community to make the construction industry better, while continuing to build on the goals and legacy established by our founder.

Sharing Our Insights With the Industry

As a boutique construction consulting firm, Revay has always believed that the best way to make change in the industry is to be a part of it, and to share our knowledge with everyone around us.

Our people are active members of numerous association boards and executive committees and have assisted in the development of standard guidelines and best practices. In 1981, The Revay Report launched, and has remained an opportunity for our consultants to share their knowledge with the construction community. The Revay Report is considered an important resource for the industry and is often used as a reference for best practices.

Timeline

1970

Revay’s first office is founded in Montreal by Stephen G. Revay and several associates.

1977

Ottawa office opens its doors; Toronto location is established and Revay begins delivering its services across Eastern and Central Canada.

1979

Revay expands out to Western Canada, opening a new office in Calgary.

1981

The first Revay Report is published.

1989

Charles Leonard, a Revay consultant, publishes a master’s thesis studying the cumulative impact of change orders on productivity using case studies from the Revay archives. This ground-breaking work inspires several later studies that build from the foundation laid by Leonard and is still recognized in the industry to this day.

1990

Revay stretches across Canada, delivering services from coast to coast as the new Vancouver office opens; Rolf Harder, a renowned Canadian graphic designer of German origin, designs a new brand identity for Revay – The Museum of Modern Art in New York (MoMA) has this design by Rolf Harder & Associates Inc. in its collection, it is entitled “The Revay Group” (https://www.moma.org/collection/works/109027).

1994

Revay purchased by Stanley Technology Group and operated under the name of Revay Stanley.

1998

Revay is reacquired by its employees from the Stanley Technology Group.

2004

Passing of founder Stephen G. Revay.

2006

Revay launches a new brand look.

2013

Zey Emir named President of Revay.

2017

Graeme Green joins Revay to lead the Vancouver office.

2018

Zey Emir is named Chair of Canadian Construction Association; Doug Dillon joins Revay to lead the Ottawa office.

2019

Suzanne Checkryn joins Revay to lead the Calgary office.

2020

Revay celebrates 50 years in the construction industry by launching a fresh brand identity that embodies the firm’s purpose – Making Construction Better.