Having gained experience in the his family’s business, Jean-François Aubry and his business partner decided to start their own business, Groupe 3R, in 2010. Groupe 3R is a general contractor specializing in residential design and renovations. It now has about 15 employees with headquarters in Montreal’s Griffintown district.
In addition to his role as company CEO, Jean-François is very involved in several non-profit organisations. Since 2012, he sits as the business and self-employed segments’ representative on the Regroupement économique et social du Sud-Ouest (RESO) board of directors. Youth welfare has always been a concern of Jean-Francois’s. In the early 2000s, he was a founding member of Carrefour jeunesse-emploi des Pays-d’en-Haut and vice-president of Forum jeunesse des Laurentides. In 2004 and 2005, he sat on the board of director of the Caisse populaire des Pays-d’en-Haut.
Jean-Francois’s leadership and entrepreneurial spirit were recognized at the Quebec Entrepreneurship Contest’s 13th edition, during which he placed first locally as well as regionally (Montreal). He also won a Young Promoter title in 2011.