John Aarts Group News
John Aarts Group acquires CIVIL-LINK
The John Aarts Group is proud to announce we entered into a letter of intent to acquire the assets of Civil-Link Inc. a respected family civil infrastructure company in Cambridge. Founded by Tim Coutinho and Adam Frietas in 2018, Civil-Link has assembled a respected team of heavy civil professionals with a strong resume of achievement. Tim began his heavy civil career in 1998 managing teams up to 100 employees and projects totaling $35,000,00.00 annually. His outgoing friendly personality and positive attitude allows him to make meaningful connections with his clients. His list of respected relationships will add strength to the J-AAR team.
“Civil-Link Inc. is a natural fit with the John Aarts Group of Companies and will allow us to expand our heavy civil construction services in Southwestern Ontario. Civil-Link Inc’s team will be merged and expanded into the existing roadbuilding & servicing activities of J-AAR Excavating Limited. We welcome the highly respected Civil-Link team and look forward to providing additional career opportunities and growth to unleash their potential as part of the John Aarts Group."
— Ryan Aarts, CEO of the John Aarts Group
Through this integration, we expect to provide greater value to our clients through improved cost, quality, scheduling, and coordination; while being able to maintain the reliability, value and quality that both Civil-Link and The John Aarts Group are known for.
With open arms, the John Aarts Group extends a warm welcome to all of the existing Civil-Link employees. We are looking forward to continued growth in becoming a leading supplier of heavy civil construction products and services in Southwestern Ontario, continuing to build lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations on every project.
The John Aarts Group is a leading provider of construction products and services in Ontario through an uncompromising commitment to quality, innovation, foresight, integrity, initiative, and aggressive performance.
John Aarts Group acquires Walmsley Bros. Paving
John Aarts Group Acquires NJ Spivak Group of Companies
Tradition & Family Legacies Align
We are excited to announce that the NJ Spivak group of companies has been acquired by the John Aarts Group.
The directors of the John Aarts Group intend to maintain the strong legacy and traditions of Nick Spivak and his sons, Walt and Jim Spivak, and grandsons Mike and Jim Spivak. The family history runs deep as John Aarts & Nick Spivak were close acquaintances and NJ Spivak was instrumental in the founding of AAROC Aggregates in the late 1980's.
The John Aarts Group is dedicated to building upon the exceptional legacy of growth and diversification established over 35 years ago by the companies’ founder, John Aarts, whose passion for high standards was evident in everything he pursued. This Legacy is shared by the founder and successors of the NJ Spivak Group, and the companies will build on a combined legacy going forward.
As part of the transition, Walt Spivak will remain President of the Spivak group of Companies, and Mike Spivak will remain Operations Manager of NJ Spivak.
The John Aarts Group is the superior provider of construction products and services in Ontario through an uncompromising commitment to quality, innovation, foresight, integrity, initiative and aggressive performance. We will establish lasting partnerships with each customer and exceed their expectations on every project, every time.
“We are proud to be able to pass NJ and CF to a 2nd generation, family business, with a long history of working with the Spivak Family. We trust that Jonathan, Ryan, and Kevin will carry on the strong legacy of my father.”
— Walt Spivak
“We are excited to enter a new chapter in the history of the John Aarts Group, which includes vertical integration into concrete supply and forming, which will continue the legacy of all our team members”
— Jonathan Aarts