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Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR)

Garantie de construction résidentielle (GCR) is a neutral and independent non‑profit organization. Its mandate is to administer the guarantee plan for new residential buildings in Quebec.

Beyond that mission, GCR works to improve the quality of residential construction.

A quick look at GCR

Learn how GCR protects buyers and provides guidance for contractors to achieve excellence in everything they do.

History

  • July 3, 2014: The RBQ officially authorized GCR to administer the guarantee plan
  • January 1, 2015: The new regulation on the guarantee plan took effect.
  • June 30, 2016: The 2016‑2019 strategic plan for improving the quality of residential construction was adopted.

2019 in numbers:

  • Nearly 3,000 accredited contractors as at December 31
  • More than 75,000 buildings registered
  • More than 29,000 units inspected

GCR’s role and company culture

In order to carry out its mission with long‑term sustainability, GCR is committed to healthy risk management and to reducing claims cases. Accordingly, and to protect beneficiaries of the guarantee plan, GCR works to improve construction quality and encourages contractors to adopt best practices.

Internally, this means a “de‑siloed” organization with cross‑departmental management systems: risk management, project management and activity‑based management drive the continuous improvement of operations at all levels of the company.


Mission

Administer the guarantee plan for new residential buildings and protect buyers.


Vision

High-quality construction for satisfied beneficiaries.


Commitment

Improve the quality of residential construction in Quebec.


Values

Excellence, equity, transparency, respect, accountability.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors has 13 members, representing different stakeholders in the construction industry. It includes members of contractor and consumer organizations as well as individuals appointed by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec (RBQ).

The members of the Board of Directors are:

Mr. Denis PLAMONDON

Chair, appointed by the RBQ as a building professional

Mr. François BÉLANGER

Appointed by the RBQ as a legal professional

Mr. Michael CHETBOUN

Member of consumer associations (co‑ownership)

Mrs. Aline DÉSORMEAUX

Appointed by the RBQ with a financial industry background

Mrs. Sylvia CHOUINARD

Member of contractor associations

Mr. Louis GENEST

Appointed by the RBQ with a governmental background

Mr. René VINCENT 

Member of consumer associations

Mr. Gilles LEMIEUX

Appointed by the RBQ with a governmental background

Mrs. Albanie MORIN

Member of consumer associations

Mr. Pascal RAYMOND

Member of contractor associations

Mr. Francis RÉMILLARD

Appointed by the RBQ with a governmental background

Mrs Chantal SIROIS

Member of contractor associations

Mr. Réjean TOUCHETTE

Appointed by the RBQ as a building professional

Senior management

Daniel LAPLANTE

President & CEO

Jean AUBUCHON

Vice President and Corporate Secretary, Legal Affairs and Corporate Secretariat

Josée BOISVERT, CPA, CMA

Vice President, Finance and Administration

Jean-Pascal LABROSSE

Senior Vice President and Director, Consumer Services

François‑William​ SIMARD

Vice President, Communications and Partner Relations

Acts and regulations

The legislation that applies most directly to GCR is:

  • Building Act
  • Regulation respecting the guarantee plan for new residential buildings
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