You are most likely familiar with some of RND Construction’s favourite charities in our community: Habitat for Humanity, Rogers House, Canadian Diabetes Foundation Annual Golf Tournament, Heartwood House, Youth Services Bureau’s Tamarack Trades Training Centre, and Christ Church Cathedral Cricket Club.
We believe we have a responsibility to give back to our community. We are proud to support numerous charities in a financial way, and also to dedicate time to community work, education and awareness. We give from the heart, simply because we care.
Here are some of the things we give and do:
- A donation of $10,000 to the Algonquin Center for Construction Excellence (ACCE) Building
- Time and commitment to the board, committees and renovation council of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association (GOHBA) (2002-2015)
- Active membership on GOHBA’s Renovation Council (2002-2015)
- Active leadership as Chair of GOHBA’s Building Innovative Committee (2011-2015) whose mission is to provide our members with current information on innovative building products and processes that can – in a cost-effective way – help them improve efficiency, enhance quality or increase sustainability
- Active membership on the Canada Green Building Council (2006-2015)
- Presentations to committee groups on green renovations
- Guest lectures to Algonquin College green architectural students
- A regular column on being Green for Ottawa Renovates magazine
- Editorial advice to Canada Ecohouse magazine
- Home tours for architects, students, interested neighbours and industry associates
- A published quarterly newsletter which includes seasonal maintenance tips and educational topic
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 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.
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.