NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ONT. — The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) presented Bob Zehr, president of Nith Valley Construction, with the Jock Tindale Memorial Award at its recent 84th AGM.
The award is presented annually by the association to an industry leader who has demonstrated a high standard of ethics and integrity in dealings with industry participants. The Jock Tindale award was created in 1998 by the OGCA in dedication to the memory of John William (Jock) Tindale, who was on the OGCA board of directors. He died suddenly on Oct. 6, 1997.
Zehr has over 40 years of construction experience and over 20 years as a project manager and senior management.
He “embodies integrity in general contracting, building relationships and attesting for every industry participant,” said the OGCA.
During the 2021/2022 market conditions, Zehr showed leadership and demonstrated that everyone deserves to earn money for their company, especially at the mercy of cost escalation, states a release, adding whether the project is large or small, he understands each project is unique in both a construction approach and its characteristics.
“I am so humbled to receive the Jock Tindale Memorial Award. To be acknowledged by other industry leaders for my strong sense of ethics and integrity is a true honour,” said Zehr in a statement. “At Nith Valley, we pride ourselves in having an outstanding reputation in collaborating with owners, consultants and a wide array of subtrades. Being recognized for this award shows that we can achieve more in the spirit of collaboration and by finding ways to connect rather than focusing on what divides us. I would have a hard time accepting this award without acknowledging the people that surround me, without their dedication to what we do this would not be possible. We all work together to share a common goal.'”