Construction workers from Rob Tournour Masonry pose in anti-bullying shirts. The company has received the Vancouver Island Construction Association’s Member of the Year Award for its philanthropic efforts. (Rob Tournour Masonry/Facebook)

Victoria construction leaders receive 2019 VICA Awards

Vancouver Island Construction Association presents Victoria company, project with awards

The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) announced the winners of its 2019 VICA Awards, honouring members who “build and regenerate” local communities.

“We are proud to showcase and celebrate the contributions and achievements of VICA member companies with our inaugural awards,” said Rory Kulmala, CEO of the Vancouver Island Construction Association. “This year, we saw over 50 exceptional submissions. The 2019 VICA Award recipients have demonstrated their commitment to our industry and local communities by embracing quality, innovation and client satisfaction.”

A Victoria-based project earned Kinetic Construction the ‘General Contractor over $10 Million’ award for Yello on Yates at 819 Yates St.

“As constructors, everything we do, the energy we expend and the efforts we make, are converted into a physical entity that remains for many years to come,” said Tom Plumb, president of Kinetic Construction. “When we get the opportunity to help create a building that adds to the city, provi des a great use, and is esthetically pleasing, it is a further reward for us and it’s wonderful when it’s recognized by your peers and the community.”

READ ALSO: Island Construction Association conference explores bright future

VICA awarded Victoria-based Rob Tournour Masonry (RTM) with the VICA Member of the Year award for its philanthropic work, both locally and abroad. RTM’s ‘Another Brick in Nepal’ project has the organization helping to rebuild Nepalese schools following the devastating 2015 earthquake.

VICA also notes that RTM supports a number of local programs.

“[RTM] strongly believes that it is our responsibility to support the arts, community sports teams and, for over 15 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Victoria,” said president Rob Tournour. “We have also always believed in promoting the masonry trade and construction in general through our involvement with VICA and we are humbled and very proud to be the recipients of the first-ever VICA Member of The Year award.”

VICA is a member-based, industry-led association serving multiple construction sectors across Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and other coastal areas of B.C.

READ ALSO: Capital Region pace of construction continues to grow

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Ocean swim challenge shines spotlight on Crystal Pool plight

Ultra-marathon swimmer sends tongue-in-cheek invite to Victoria council

Sidney crash involving seniors underscores pedestrian safety issues

Sunday’s collision includes many of the main factors in crashes involving pedestrians

Morning crashes still causing delays for commuters

Three-vehicle crash on Highway 1 still causing congestion

Beat the rush: Give the gift of time to the community this holiday season

Volunteer Victoria offers tips for meaningful experiences

Sunny skies ahead for Wednesday

Plus a look ahead at your weekend

VIDEO: Ron MacLean says he doesn’t believe former co-host Don Cherry is racist

Sportsnet fired Cherry on Nov. 11, two days after controversial on-air comments during ‘Coach’s Corner’

POLL: Do you plan on making any purchases on Black Friday?

We’ve all seen the images. Shoppers rioting outside of a store in… Continue reading

B.C. woman puts call out for 10,000 personal, heartfelt Christmas cards for the homeless

Christmas Card Collective enters into third year of making spirits bright

No turn signals, double-parking among top concerns for B.C. drivers: poll

Two-thirds of B.C. drivers said that not using turn signals was their biggest pet peeve

1 dead, 2 seriously injured in crash with elk on Hwy. 18 in Cowichan

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP were called to the scene at about 8 p.m. Tuesday night

Man accused in fatal Shuswap church shooting also charged with arson

Parmenter family home badly damaged by fire a month before killing

PHOTOS: Patients pelt doctors with snowballs, all for BC Children’s Hospital

The snowball fight was to raise funds for the annual Snowball Fight for Kids Campaign

‘Our culture is not a religion,’ Indigenous educator tells B.C. Supreme Court in case of smudging at school

Mother also gave evidence Tuesday in Nanaimo courtroom, case continues Wednesday

B.C. man who killed Belgian tourist near Boston Bar gets life in prison, no parole until 2042

Sean McKenzie pleaded guilty to second-degree murder of 28-year-old Amelie Christelle Sakkalis

Most Read