TORONTO – The Ontario General Contractors Association presented Harold Reinders with the Jock Tindale Memorial Award at the OGCA’s 83rd AGM this past week.
Harold Reinders is the current President and CEO of Maple Reinders Group Limited and has been in various senior management roles at the company for over 25 years. Harold has also been on the OGCA Board of Directors since 2019 and is a member of the CEO Global Network. Maple Reinders is a company with high values of integrity and trust, and Harold has been a leading force in living up to these values.
COVID was a difficult task to navigate in the construction industry, but through Harold’s honesty and dedication, Maple Reinders was able to pursue a plan that protected lower waged employees when the construction industry was facing shortages and stoppages. Furthermore, Harold showed his dedication for his staff by deploying a specialized group to gather a census on his employees’ mental health due to COVID so that he could continue to ensure his employees were safe both physically and mentally.
“I am incredibly honoured to receive the Jock Tindale Memorial Award. To be acknowledged by my industry peers for “Integrity” in the construction industry is an affirmation of what I strive to do every day. At Maple Reinders, one of our core foundational values is “Integrity”. We say it in our motto “Integrity In Building Excellence” and we hold each other accountable to live it daily. Receiving this award is a confirmation that “Integrity” is truly a core value for us, not just a statement written on our corporate values plaque. I’ve always believed ‘The integrity of men is to be measured by their conduct, not by their professions – Junius.’”
The Jock Tindale Memorial Award is presented annually by the OGCA to an individual in the industry who has demonstrated a high standard of ethics and integrity in dealings with industry participants.
The award was created in 1998 by the OGCA in dedication to the memory of John William (Jock) Tindale, who passed away suddenly on October 6, 1997. Jock was on the OGCA Board of Directors from 1983 to 1996 and was Chairman in 1992-93. Jock was heavily active in the industry and committed to high standards in the industry. It was because of his dedication that this award was created.
Clive Thurston was also presented with an award by the OGCA for the Chairman’s Award of Recognition. This award was created in 1990 to honour individuals who have been affiliated with the Association and have made an outstanding contribution to the general contracting industry.