The power of a
diversified team

The passion of a visionary

“Initially, I created the company to meet specific customer needs. My services then developped naturally. Today, I am recognized for the quality of my work, and I have managed to create an actual demand in this field. The customers then multiplied unceasingly, as well as their loyalty.

Today, I look with pride the company’s journey. Seeing its sustainability and growth is valuable to me’’

Serge Tardif, owner and founder


A decade characterized by expansion

  • Founding of Tardif Métal inc., a company specialized in the fabrication of steel and wrought metal structures and the fabrication of various equipment for the petroleum industry. Tardif Métal becomes the third subsidiary company of Groupe SM Tardif, joining SM Construction inc. and Pagui inc
  • Tardif Métal moves into Groupe SM Tardif’s head office in Lac Saint-Charles.
  • The company’s growth translates into the expansion of the Groupe SM Tardif warehouse. Its area is doubled, thus covering a space of over 12,000 square feet.

Growth that measures up to the demand

The first decade of the 2000s was marked by a strong the company growth. This meteoric rise results from obtaining major contracts, increasingly well-developed commercial expertise and the creation of solid relationships with the partners and the clients. In 2008, turnover reaches $ 8M.

  • Development of new services in the electrical apparatus structure market.
  • Tardif Métal is now ISO 9001 certified.
  • Acquisition of ultraperformance production equipment, representing an investment of several hundred thousand dollars.
  • The Tardif Métal plant goes through new expansions, now offering more optimized and safer space for its employees.
  • In the meantime, Serge Tardif’s daughters, Geneviève and Caroline, join the family business and hold key positions in its development.

Innovation and commitment: at the core of our development

  • Overall reengineering of the company’s processes to accelerate its growth and increase operational efficiency. A sustained computer revolution has begun and will continue to evolve over the years, thanks to a highly valued culture of improvement.
  • First participation of Groupe SM Tardif in the Défi Entreprises program. This event will become an essential every year, not to be missed. Management is proud to encourage its employees in their sports and social activities.
  • Major contracts multiply and job creation intensifies. For its employees’ welfare, the company proceeds with a major expansion of its head office. The annex of 7,000 square feet allows the creation of new offices, a modern dining room, coffee stations, technological meeting rooms and a gym.
  • Modification of the gym at head office due to its great popularity. The space is doubled and now accommodates numerous specialized training equipment.
  • A Social Club is established to offer employees a variety of activities.
  • Appointment of Geneviève Tardif to the position of President in a business succession process.

“Now orchestrated by my daughter, Geneviève, Tardif Métal has over 40 employees and does more than $12 million in business per year. I’m proud of the company’s outlook today and find it very promising for the years ahead and future generations”.

Serge Tardif, owner and founder

Profile of Geneviève Tardif

In 2008, Geneviève Tardif obtained her engineering licence after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering. She immediately joined the family business and began her career as a project manager.

Over the years, she has held a growing position in the company, allowing her to acquire experience and increase her interest in the succession.

Driven by the same passion as her father, Geneviève became President and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe SM Tardif in 2018.

While maintaining the family values and the vision instituted by her father, Geneviève is making some structural changes. Aware of the digital transformation exploding in the industry, she is supporting the company in an evolving and innovative process.

“We are two daughters, but I’ve always thought there are three of us – the third one is the business. It’s always been a major presence in our lives. Today, my sister and I are proud to ensure the continuity of what our parents founded. We have extraordinary teams and committed people who are contributing every day to our company’s success. We can only outdo ourselves and become even better!”

Geneviève Tardif, president and chief executive officer

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