Benoit Lemieux, Chairman and Shareholder of BCL Group. He began his career with the family business LSR Group, a major real estate developer in both Canada and the United States in 1989, before he even finished his studies.
The journey of a true builder
In 1991, he was actively involved in the establishment of the company in the United States. In 1993, he became Executive Vice President of the US division: LSR Management. Although it is mainly dedicated to American operations, it is fully involved in the management of Canadian operations, which at the time included more than 1500 rental units and several Real Estate Development projects.
In 2000, he was appointed Executive Chairman of LSR Management as well as a new Canadian division managing office buildings: LSR Immobilier Inc. In 2004, under its governance, the company acquired a set of vacant land valued at over $ 10 million in an area of choice in Houston. In 2009, Mr. Lemieux was appointed Executive Chairman of LSR Développement, a position he still holds today.
In 2015, following the death of his father a few years earlier, Benoit reorganized the family business and he bought the majority of the company’s real estate assets. The same year he started with a longtime partner, a real estate development company in Houston, Texas, Surge Homes Development LLC. This company designs, manages and builds high-quality residential units in Houston, USA.
A very socially involved entrepreneur
Mr. Benoît Lemieux is also socially involved. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007 by the organization The Young Presidents Association (YPO), an organization of which he has been a member for several years. He also regularly participates in fundraising activities for various organizations including the annual golf tournament for the benefit of the Charles Lemoyne Hospital Foundation, of which he is also the President.
Through its businesses, he has also received various awards, including:
- 2017: The prestigious William S. Marvin Award Awarded by Builder Magazine for an outstanding contribution to residential design and design excellence
- 2016: The Houston Agents’ Choice Award as Developer of the year by Houston Agent Magazine
- 2016: Surge Homes is the best seller of its market in Houston according to Construction Dive
A husband and a caring father
Despite his numerous businesses, responsibilities and social implications, Mr. Lemieux is married and cares for his family with great care. As a father of three children, he is actively involved in their education and sports activities, enjoying every moment to spend quality time with his children and his wife.