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Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Laureates

A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd. - Honoured Inductee, 2021

A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd. takes pride in its 2021 induction as a Laureate into the esteemed Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame. This honour recognizes the company's unwavering commitment, outstanding contributions, and legacy of excellence in the maritime boat-building industry. 

four generations deep

Now United in Honour: Brothers Carrying the Legacy of Innovation Forward.

Gus' four sons - Ernest, Arthur, Russell, and Larry - have all worked in the company all of their careers. Ernest joined in 1959, Arthur in 1962, Russell in 1966, and Larry in 1977.


Each brother had an important role in the company; Ernest: human resources, ship repair, and sawmill, Arthur: office, finance, and estimating, Russell: ship construction; Larry: stockroom, inventory and marketing.

"Rien n'est impossible si tu décides de le faire."

“I was involved like the rest of my brothers soon as I could walk."

"We were here on Saturdays. We would clean the boats and help clean buildings or we would come in the evening with father. We were more or less born here.”

— Arthur Theriault,
The Chronicle Herald, 2003

Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Laureates, 2021
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Continuing the Legacy

Brothers Uphold theTradition Passed Down by Their Father

Now in the fourth generation of Theriault family ownership, the brothers adeptly continue their father's legacy, steering the shipyard into the twenty-first century with skillful expansion, adaptation, diversification, and modernization.


Presenting this noble award is the former Premier of Nova Scotia, the Honourable Stephen MacNeil. Accepting on behalf of A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd. are (l-r) Gilles Theriault, David Theriault and Larry Theriault.

A.F. Theriault & Son Ltd., inductees,
Nova Scotia Business Hall of Fame Laureates, 2021

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In the current era, Commercial Fishing Boats, Ferries, and Commercial Workboats demand state-of-the-art craftsmanship. We integrate traditional techniques with cutting-edge technologies, constructing vessels up to 150'/45m using Steel, Aluminum, Fibreglass, and Advanced Composites.