Gateman-Milloy Inc. has received the Canadian Construction Association (CCA)’s Community Building Award, recognizing corporate social responsibility, at the association’s annual conference in Juarez, Mexico.
Meanwhile, Steve Cruickshank of Cruikshank Construction in eastern Ontario received the 2016 CCA Civil Infrastructure Award, and John Owens of Revay and Associates in Ottawa received the Manufacturers, Suppliers and Services Award, representing three Ontario-based winners among the 12 categories.
Kitchener-based Gateman Milloy has been recognized for its significant contribution to the Waterloo Region community and beyond over more than 35 years in business. Its efforts have included supporting such programs as: Conestoga College’s Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship Program; funding an endowment for high academic achieving engineering students needing financial assistance to complete their degrees; and, the Niagara Parks Commission School of Horticulture, the company’s founder and president, Michael Milloy’s alma mater.
The company has also funded endowments for Wilfrid Laurier University and the Stratford Perth Community Foundation, as well as gifts in kind for Innisfree House, a palliative care hospice, and the Rare Charitable Reserve, a 900-acre land sanctuary in the Region of Waterloo. Since building its facility in 2004, Gateman-Milloy has continued to support KW Counselling as both a corporate sponsor and partner through donations both monetary and in-kind. And Gateman-Milloy’s employees are particularly proud of their fundraising efforts for Juvenile Diabetes Research raising $43,000 since 2013, and a number of other efforts on behalf of charities such as Grand River Hospital and Cystic Fibrosis.
“With (the Gateman-Milloy Grant) I was able to focus on what is most important to me, my education,” says engineering student Aaron Eden. “(Their) financial generosity has helped me get one step closer in gaining the career in civil engineering that I am working towards.”
Gateman-Milloy Inc. president Michael Milloy said in a news release: “I wanted to create a business where our employees are proud of the difference we make in the communities in which we work, and to receive another award from our peers in the construction industry is truly humbling.”
In its announcement, CCA says Steve Cruickshank won the Civil Infrastructure Award for his continuing efforts in promoting positive change and innovation in the industry, and for his work on behalf of the heavy civil sector.
His career began at the age of 14 when he started working for his father. In 2000, he acquired Cruickshank Construction from his father and took on the role of CEO. He has served on the boards of the Ontario Road Builders Association, Canadian Construction Innovations and, of course, CCA. “However, his contributions to the industry extend well beyond the formal roles,” the announcement says. “For example, when the current generation of area maintenance contracts with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation ran into difficulties, Steve was a champion for the industry in promoting changes and accommodations bettering the outcome for both parties.”
Meanwhile, John Owens was recognized with the 2016 Manufacturers, Suppliers and Services Council Award for his expertise on numerous industry matters and for providing keen insight.
“A Certified Engineering Technologist, a Certified Project Management Professional and a member of the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering, Owens specializes in preparing and defending construction claims and expert reports, and has scheduled numerous high-profile projects in Canada and internationally,” CCA says.
In addition to his involvement with CCA, he is a past chairman of the Ottawa Construction Association and its education committee. He also serves on the board of Algonquin College Foundation.
Other CCA awards included:
- Person of the Year: Paul Douglas, PCL Construction;
- Excellence in Innovation: Boehmers;
- International Business Award: Produits Métalliques (PMI);
- Environmental Achievement Award: PCL Construction;
- National Safety Award: Deep Foundations Contractors;
- Partner Association Award: Calgary Construction Association; and
- Gold Seal Association Award: Calgary Construction Association.
CCA Awards of Recognition went to:
- General Contractor: Kees Cusveller, Graham Group; and
- Trade Contractor: Patrick Waunch, Rambow Mechanical