3twenty is a leading designer and builder of projects utilizing a prefab building process.
We are focused on delivering high quality commercial, institutional and educational projects. We are innovators. We are designers. We are engineers. We are builders.
3twenty was born out of a business plan competition at the University of Saskatchewan; co-founders Evan Willoughby and Bryan McCrea set out to re-purpose shipping containers into offices and camps for the industrial markets. After appearing on CBC Television’s Dragons’ Den, the entrepreneurs attracted the investment and partnership of Calgary-based investor W. Brett Wilson.
Our company experienced some early successes, such as building Canada’s first shipping-container based workforce camp for a gold mining company in northern Saskatchewan. After three years building container-based buildings, we realized that 3twenty was operating in a niche market, and that in order to grow, we would need to diversify both in product and industry.
In 2015, we pursued our first school portable classroom contract, which would mark a major turning point for 3twenty. Since then, our company has pivoted to solely focus on permanent and semi-permanent prefab buildings.
3twenty has evolved into a general contractor, delivering projects using a modular building process. We employ over 50 full time staff, build in Saskatoon and ship all over Canada.
Delivery of first container workforce camp to Claude Resources Inc.
Creation of rental division, offering offices and wash-cars across western Canada
Pursuit and award of first relocatable classroom contract
Moved into new facility in BizHub Industrial Park in Saskatoon, SK
Completion of a 100% modular high school at Mistawasis Nêhiyawak
Established general contracting division
We firmly believe that we can do construction better. We are committed to redefining the construction experience through a modular building process.
The success of our process is not just built on modular building blocks, it is built on core values that are a key part of our culture.
You’re making a big investment, and we take that very seriously. You’re also trusting us to bring your vision to life, and we work every day to make sure we can do that.
We believe that by working together, with you – not against you, we can learn, grow, and build better buildings and experiences. We also value the ideas and contributions from all levels within our company, as well as from external partners and professionals.
3twenty was born out of innovation, and it’s a part of everything we do. We ask a lot of questions, and we do things differently. This is all with the goal of building high quality, cost effective, schedule-driven projects.
The idea that we can all work together, be profitable, and be happy seems to have been lost in construction. We take a win-win approach with our suppliers, subcontractors, consultants, and customers.
It’s really important to us that we all have fun building projects together. We know when to be serious, but we also know that a good laugh and having fun can take stress out of projects.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, 3twenty is about relationships. By forming key relationships with our supply chain and subcontractors, we are able to collaborate on designs that result in high-quality, cost efficient builds for our customers.
Our communities have given us so much, and we love giving back in special ways.
We have always had a community of people rooting for 3twenty, and that energy has supported our growth and success. Not only do we have a responsibility to give back but our team is passionate about getting behind the communities in which we live and operate.
Optimist Hill Project
Saskatoon had a vision to “build a hill” in the middle of its city to be used by snowboarders, skiers, and tubers. 3twenty took the opportunity to give back to the community with a $100,000 donation to the project to establish a chalet at Optimist Hill. The modern chalet along with rental gear storage and outfitting space, has now been named the “3twenty Village.”
View Next Project: Saskatoon Tribal Council Legacy Partnership
Saskatoon Tribal Council Legacy Partnership
We have built many projects with and for First Nations communities. As a result, we have learned the importance of engaging the communities in a meaningful way. In October 2018, 3twenty formally signed a Legacy Partnership with the Saskatoon Tribal Council (STC). The goal of this partnership is to support training and hiring of Indigenous people from the seven STC communities.
View Next Project: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan launched a capital campaign to raise $4,000,000 to help “Stage the Future” for a permanent amphitheatre-style home on the riverbank of the South Saskatchewan. 3twenty was approached to support the project by building the bar, box office, and change room buildings. We were excited by the energy of the organization and the legacy of the project, so we decided to contribute $50,000 to the campaign.
View Next Project: Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
In mid-March 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic created a major shortage of medical supplies. We had a unique opportunity to purchase over 600L of hand sanitizer, and ceased the occasion to give back to the community. We divided the sanitizer and delivered it to over 18 non-profit and community organizations in Saskatchewan, including the Saskatoon Friendship Inn, White Buffalo Youth Lodge, and the Cumberland House Cree Nation to name a few.
View Next Project: Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Legacy Scholarship
Mistawasis Nêhiyawak Legacy Scholarship
We were so inspired by Mistawasis’ drive to innovate and collaborate in order to bring a new high school to their community, that we wanted to give back. We established the Legacy Scholarship in 2019 to recognize a student at Mistawasis Nêhiyawak High School who is pursuing any form of post-secondary training or education. This $1,000 scholarship is awarded annually.
View Next Project: Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity is a great organization that believes every family deserves a home, and has some great programs to help that belief become a reality. 3twenty first got engaged to do a team-build and assist with the construction of a project. We realized they lacked infrastructure for their volunteers and trades, so we donated two of our offices from our rental fleet.
View Next Project: Optimist Hill Project
Our people are the heart of our company. They are innovators, collaborators, and builders. They live by and represent the core values of our business – trust, collaboration, innovation, win-win, fun and relationships. In short, they are a major part of our competitive advantage.
Here’s what some of our staff say about being apart of the 3twenty team, and the excitement of doing construction differently.
“I came to Canada and found myself a part of the 3twenty family with not a lot of experience or confidence. I have been here for seven years, and have grown my carpentry and language skills. I love coming to work every day.”– Qasan, Carpenter
“3twenty has provided me with many opportunities, both professionally and personally, including supporting my continued education and helping me make connections in the construction industry. The culture is supportive and empowers the team to learn and grow.”– Jocelyn, Project Manager
“3twenty has provided me with an opportunity to enter a new profession, develop skills, and work towards a professional certification. The company supports each employee to help them be successful.”– Juan, Carpenter
Interested in joining the team?
We almost always have carpenter positions open, and are always looking for great people in general. Please send us a CV and letter of interest.