Migrating to Canada from Italy in 1957, Mario Bassi began working immediately in the masonry business in Ottawa, Ontario. As the family patriarch, Mario set the tone for the path of Bassi Construction over 55 years ago. His hard work and dedication quickly earned him a reputation in the industry for craftsmanship and reliability through nothing more than word of mouth. As the demand for Mario’s talent and work ethic grew, in 1963 Bassi was formed. Mario soon led his own group of craftsmen taking on larger commercial projects without ever losing his attention to detail and commitment to quality. It is these standards that were the building blocks for the solid foundation on which Bassi rests today. His unwavering commitment to quality and traditional values continues to permeate the offices and culture at Bassi. Be it an insightful piece of business advice or a home cooked meal for a weekly boardroom gathering, Mario’s contributions and generosity continue without hesitation as the founder of Bassi Construction.
What sets Bassi apart is our work ethic and the special relationships we have built with our regular clients over the past 55 years. Honor and commitment are the foundation of our business with each and every client.
As an ever evolving / adapting company, Bassi felt it would further advance our client offering line to enter into a partnership agreement in 2016 with Mosaic Capital Corporation. Mosaic Capital is a Canadian investment company that owns a portfolio of established businesses which span a diverse range of industries and geographies. Mosaic’s strategy is to create long-term value with their partners.
“I am thrilled to partner with the Mosaic Capital team. Their professionalism, honesty and work ethic are the same values that have been a part of the Bassi team for the last 50 plus years. Mosaic management’s depth will make our firm even stronger and more competitive. I look forward to working closely with the Mosaic team as we further expand our business.” John Bassi, President
“This acquisition represents Mosaic’s first acquisition in the Ontario market, another key step in our long term growth and diversification strategy. We believe this transaction is another example of Mosaic acquiring strong businesses operated by successful owners and management teams. We think Bassi has substantial growth potential in the Ottawa market as well as other regions of Ontario.” Mark Gardhouse, CEO of Mosaic Capital
Bassi continues its legacy of being a trusted, reliable partner to many local, regional and national property owners and managers as it continues to expand its service offering and geographic footprint. Now branched into four ever expanding divisions; Tenant Fit Up & Renovations, New Construction & Additions, Building Restoration and Environmental Services & Disaster Recovery, Bassi will continue to thrive by successful reputation and word of mouth.
“Honour and commitment may be overused words in any industry but at Bassi we will continue to live them everyday.”