Patrick Chouinard

Corporate Citizenship

Patrick is the founder of Element5 and is responsible for Corporate Citizenship. Element5 is Canada’s newest and most fully automated mass timber manufacturer in St. Thomas, Ontario. He is a driving force behind this rapidly growing company that not only manufactures mass timber components, but also provides a complete range of services to successfully execute timber construction projects on a large-scale.

Patrick believes mass timber is the essential building material of the 21st century — it is a natural, renewable and sustainable construction material and the company is proud to manufacture their products from sustainably sourced Ontario wood. Patrick is a passionate advocate for construction industry transformation and believes that prefabricated mass timber is key in making the significant gains in construction efficiency and building performance needed to meet today’s significant housing and infrastructure demands, and that contributes to a low-carbon future.