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OGCA recognizes Zehr for contributions to construction industry

By Adam Freill   

Construction Leadership

Jock Tindale Award presented to president of Nith Valley Construction for exhibiting ethics and integrity as a leader in the sector.

Bob Zehr (Photo courtesy of OGCA)

The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) presented Bob Zehr with the Jock Tindale Memorial Award at the association’s 84th AGM, held earlier this month in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.

The award is presented annually to an industry leader who has demonstrated a high standard of ethics and integrity in dealings with industry participants. With over 40 years of construction experience and more than 20 years as a project manager and in senior management, the association explained that Zehr, president of Nith Valley Construction, has been a model for the industry amidst significant challenges.

In presenting the award, the association cited Zehr’s integrity shown as a project manager in general contracting, building relationships and attesting for every industry participant. During the Covid-era market conditions, he showed leadership and demonstrated that everyone deserves to earn money for their company, especially at the mercy of cost escalation.

At his company, he has always led by example, passing along his ethical knowledge of the construction industry and his profound integrity and leaving an impression on the people around him.


“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,” he said. “At Nith Valley, we pride ourselves in having an outstanding reputation in collaborating with owners, consultants and a wide array of sub-trades. 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.”

Zehr also made sure to thank his team. “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.'”




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