R. (Robb) J. Thayer (President - CEO)
Chief Design Consultant and Project / Construction Manager, Construction Inspector


An experienced architectural/interior design and project construction management consultant with a thorough knowledge of design and engineering development, space planning, construction contract administration, document specifications and value engineering techniques. Education and training include studies in architecture and industrial design, interior design and retail planning and over 43 years of building construction.

He has also lectured on retail design and project construction management at Algonquin College, Sheridan College and for R-2000 residential energy courses for the Canadian Home Builders Association. Past/present affiliations in A.R.I.D.O. / IDC. (Interior Design Assoc), ACCI (Certified Construction Inspectors), PMI (Project Management Institute).

* Ongoing skills upgrading in computer software, MS Project, AutoCAD, R-2000 / Eco-Energy / Energy-Star and Leed/ Energy efficient construction.

Specializing in design/build services since 1975, with comprehensive experience in retail, commercial, corporate, industrial, technical and residential projects, including turn-key delivery applications.

Professional Experience History

  • Project/Construction Manager: (Principal) R.J. Thayer and Associates Construction Management Consultants Limited, 1975-1997.
  • Architectural / Interior Design Consultant / Project Manager: (Principal) EDM Consulting (division of Elite Design Studios Incorporated), 1975-present.
  • Contract Senior Designer, Project and Construction Manager: Ledcor Construction Group, OHL Construction Canada, Royal Bank of Canada, Campeau Corp, MHPM Project Managers Inc., O&Y Properties Inc., G.E. Capital, Sir Corp (Jack Astors Restaurants).

Company History

This privately owned company ’Elite Design Studios Inc.’ began in 1975 and in 1978 added project construction management ‘R.J. Thayer and Associates Ltd’ to provide complete design-build services. In 1997 the two companies were amalgamated under the business name ‘EDM Consulting‘ (Elite design and management) division of Elite Design Studios Inc.

Client History (Client Sample Indicating Project Scope and Diversity)References on request

Ledcor Construction, OHL Construction Canada, Carter Fabricating Ltd, Sir Corp (Jack Astors Restaurants), Campeau Corporation, Cadillac Fairview Shopping Centers Corp, Marathon Shopping Center Developments, Olympia and Your Developments, Ottawa Carleton Transportation (OTC), Royal Bank of Canada, Canada Post Corporation, Corrections Canada, Via Rail Corp, Public Works Canada, Museums Canada, National Research Council (NRC), MHPM Project Managers Inc, Architects/engineers, GE Capital and numerous privately owned and operated businesses and residential clients.