Ronald McCann Sr. (known as “Doc”) started McCann’s Building Movers in 1965 under the name of R. McCann Building Movers. His sons Pat and Ron were involved in the business from the beginning, from the young age of 14 and 12. Their first job was to move the construction camp at Mannix’s Squaw Rapids Dam project in northern Saskatchewan. They started with an old army jeep and a few beams and dollies. Since then, it has been a steady climb uphill, sometimes extremely steep.
The company was incorporated in June of 1973 as “McCann’s Building Movers Ltd.” and continued to be operated as a family business with Doc and his wife Edith running the office and administration of the operation. By this time, Pat and Ron were supervising the field operations and the moving crews. In 1985, Doc and Edith’s daughter, Judy, stepped into Edith’s position, allowing Edith a much-deserved early retirement from the day-to-day administration of the business.