Charity & Community work

We passionately support our responsibility to give back to our community. We consider it a privilege to financially support numerous charities within our community and dedicate time to community work, education and awareness.

Here are some of the things we give and do:

  • Active executive member for GOHBA, OHBA, and CHBA; Active member of the Building Innovation Committee, CHBA Net Zero Council and Renovation Council

  • Active member of the Canada Green Building Council

  • Our President was instrumental in working with NRCan to bring Local Energy Efficient Partnership (LEEP) to Ottawa

  • Generous donation to the Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence (ACCE) building

  • Guest lecturer to Algonquin College’s Green Architecture and Building Science students

  • Presentations to committee groups on green renovations

  • Host home tours during and after construction for architects, students, interested neighbours and industry associates

  • We distribute quarterly company newsletters with seasonal maintenance tips and educational content

  • Our president is a regular columnist in Ottawa Renovates magazine, providing tips and educational content

  • Diabetes Charity Golf Main Sponsor (2009-2019)

  • Habitat for Humanity Charity Gala Sponsor (2014-2018)

  • Guyana Fun Day Association Sponsor (2014-2018)

  • Ottawa Flood Relief Sponsor (2019)

  • Ottawa Tornado Relief Sponsor (2018)

Habitat for Humanity

We carefully remove material during our demolition/renovation process and ship to Habitat for Humanity ReStores, where the material is sold and takes on a second life.

Recently we participated in a Habitat for Humanity Blitz Build – where a home was built in three days.

Rogers House

Rogers House Award

Rogers House at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is a palliative care facility for children and their families.

Our president, Roy Nandram, coordinated the renovations of the 5,300 sq. ft. basement that had not been completed during the construction of the original building. Rogers House saved approximately $90,000 in material and labour through the generosity of local trades and suppliers.

Roy managed the entire process at no fee. He also encouraged a cost-reduction approach.

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Heartwood House

Heartwood House is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to supporting other small non-profit and charitable organizations.

In 2014, RND helped Heartwood House renovate a 26,000 sq. ft. facility – formally a Giant Tiger store – that is now home for 18 non-profit organizations.

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