Community. Collaboration. Culture.

Our Mission

COBRAFER Construction Company provides value-added construction services to our customers by creating a successful partnership with them throughout the construction process. Our pledge is to establish lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through exceptional performance in all our services by every member of the COBRAFER team.

Our Vision

To become the most respected construction company in the Canadian market within the next decade specializing in a full range of traditional and non-traditional construction services making COBRAFER a one stop service provider for our clients.

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Our History

COBRAFER Construction has its origins in COBRAÇO Ltd, founded over 40 years ago in the city of Belo Horizonte by the Nogueira family. COBRAÇO grew steadily until becoming the largest steel importer in Brazil, and then branching out to construction project management under its Central de Representações division.

It is from this division that in 2012, Graziella Nogueira, daughter of one of the COBRAÇO founders, started operating COBRAFER Construction in British Columbia, Canada. Since those early days, COBRAFER has grown to be one of British Columbia’s most respected privately-owned subcontractors, offering services in residential and commercial concrete works, general contracting, development, framing, and consulting. The company is guided by the Nogueira family second-generation leadership, who continue to embrace the spirit of creativity and innovation that propelled COBRAÇO forward in the past.

COBRAFER remains unified by the core values that have grounded the company and kept it focused on its ultimate goal of building long lasting partnerships with its clients and team members. COBRAFER and it’s team members and subcontractors combine now for over five decades of experience working on projects from foundations and mid-rises to hi-rise and architectural concrete formwork, retaining walls and finishing.

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Driven by our strong company values


We want everything we're a part of to benefit the surrounding community. Our passion, our people, and our projects.


Everyone needs to work together before, during, and after the project - that's a true recipe for success.


We've proudly built our team with talent from around the globe. We encourage all genders, races, and minorities to engage.


Everyone talks about integrity, but few display it consistently. We pride ourselves on our honesty, ethics, and morals.


Quality is in the details, and our reputation is built on our quality. Our team is obsessed with the details, and it shows.


A job site should be a place of respect, collaboration, and progress. Every successful project should be built on mutual respect.

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Graziella Nogueira

Owner & Lead Carpenter

After advancing her business leadership skills in the fashion industry and international trade, Graziella’s desire to work with her hands led her to carpentry. Considering her family background in Brazil—her father’s family is in the steel-importing business and her mother is involved in an engineering and architectural firm—it was an inevitable transition. Construction is in her blood.

Pedro Martinez

Project Manger

Pedro is a professional with over twenty-five years of experience in financial consulting. Pedro specializes in company and investment valuations with an emphasis on construction projects, housing developments, and infrastructure investment. He has vast experience in raising capital for construciton projects, whether it is through the banking system or as joint ventures with third party investors.