At its annual general meeting on April 6, the National Capital Heavy Construction Association (NCHCA) unveiled its draft strategic plan. The document, which should be finalized this month, describes a new mission for the NCHCA and sets out discrete objectives that will guide the association’s activities throughout the next five years. “We wanted the document to help us answer three important questions,” says incoming president Deborah Mohr-Caldwell. “One, where are we now? Two, where do we want to be? Three, how will we get to where we want to be?”
In revising its mission statement, the association expanded its role from simply representing member firms to promoting the role of the industry in the construction and maintenance of sustainable infrastructure. Of this expanded approach, Mohr-Caldwell says that the association wants to do more to help all levels of government understand that repairing existing road and sewer infrastructure is as important—if not more so—as building new assets.
“The infrastructure stimulus program was important to this industry and to our members in particular,” she says. “But governments need to be aware that these kinds of funding programs must continue and even grow. When two watermains under Hunt Club Road fail in the span of a year, I can’t help but feel that infrastructure repair and maintenance is sometimes overlooked.”
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Dear Ms. Mohr-Caldwell.
Please accept a heartfelt “thank you” for Goldie Mohr Limited’s contribution of $1,000 for the Mayor’s Tenth Annual Christmas Celebration held at Lansdowne Park on Saturday, December 11th, 2010 from 3:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.
I am confident that the generous response from our business community ensured a magical day – a time when the community came together to celebrate in the spirit of friendship while providing a significant contribution to the Ottawa Food Bank.
Thank you for helping us build a festive tradition for all members of our community. I sincerely hope that you and members of your family and organization were able to join the celebration.
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Honesty, respect and trustworthiness were three qualities that Goldie Mohr brought to every job he worked on. Today, his daughter Deborah and the rest of the company’s management team do everything they possibly can to ensure Goldie’s legacy endures.
“We try to do things in a way that Goldie would be proud of us.”
Deborah Mohr-Caldwell, owner and vice-president of Goldie Mohr Ltd. tells me
this as we conclude our discussion about the company’s 50th anniversary. It’s a
Wednesday morning in August and Deborah is pulling double duty as dispatcher and company executive. Summer holidays have left the front office staff lean and Deborah pitches in to ensure contracts are filled, orders delivered and customers satisfied.
As she answers phone calls from customers and pages from colleagues in rapid
succession, it becomes apparent that Deborah is cut from the same cloth as many of her—older—peers: people from a generation gone by. She knows each customer by their first names and ends each call with a promise to deliver by a specified time.
From her tone, her mannerisms and her actions, she expresses genuine concern that her customers are served well enough to maintain their bottom lines. As she continues to offer that level of service, she knows that her company, in turn, will endure.
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Providing MOHR Value Since 1960
In 1960, Goldie Mohr gave up working for other local contractors and went into business for himself as an owner operator with a single-axle truck and the strength
of his word.
Fifty years later, Goldie Mohr Ltd. has evolved into one of the National Capital Region’s most reliable trucking and heavy civil general contractors, with its signature blue trucks and golden horseshoe logo familiar throughout Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.
Goldie built the busi- ness with a truck, a back-hoe and a desire to help others with everything from building a road, to a community church or a family dream home.
While times have changed since the days when Goldie operated his busi-
ness on a hand shake rather than with fine print, his principles still guide
the business through his daughter, Deborah Mohr-Caldwell, who serves as
owner, vice-president and director. Management of the company is shared
with president and controller Ann McKenna and professional engineer Glen Buch.
“Everyone was Goldie’s friend because he treated them like a friend,” said Mohr-
Caldwell. “I still take that approach today and ensure that everyone who works with
us understands that we do what we say we will do. I am always asking staff what it was they have said to a client, because I will have to back that up.”
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OHS holds ceremonial groundbreaking for new buildingOHS holds ceremonial
groundbreaking for new building
OTTAWA, Ont. (7 May, 2010) – Staff, volunteers, donors and dignitaries broke
ground today at the site of the Ottawa Humane Society’s new home on West Hunt
Club Road. Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, John Baird
took a turn with the shovel, alongside OHS volunteer, Mrs. Laureen Harper, and
her daughter Rachel.
“This fantastic new facility will truly be a community effort,” said OHS
President, Rob Cameron. “It is being built by loyal and committed donors: adults
stretching to make a significant pledge, teens raising funds and children
forgoing birthday presents.”
Today’s ceremony marks five years of research and planning for a new facility,
which will be much larger, and will incorporate features such as better
ventilation, lighting and more space to ease animal stress and reduce disease
transmission. The 40,000 square foot facility will be a leading centre for the
humane treatment of animals, as well as a welcoming centre for the community.
Bruce Roney, executive director of the OHS, Laureen Harper, Rachel Harper,
Minister John Baird and dog Blur commemorate the groundbreaking for the new
Ottawa Humane Society building on May 7, 2010.
The Ottawa Humane Society currently struggles to care for more than 11,000
animals each year in a shelter designed to accommodate 2,500 a year. A further
$4-million still needs to be raised to complete the building project. More
information on the new shelter and fundraising opportunities can be found at
Ottawa Humane Society
phone (613) 725-3166 ext. 261
CAFE Ottawa, the Ottawa Business Journal and the City of Ottawa present the 2009 Ottawa Business Summit to be held Wednesday February 4, 2009 at the Hampton Inn and Conference Centre.
Please enjoy the following article published Monday November 24, 2008 in the Ottawa Business Journal.
Dear Ms. Mohr Caldwell:
Please accept a heartfelt thank you for Goldie Mohr Limited’s contribution for the Mayor’s Seventh Annual Christmas Celebration to be held at City Hall on Friday, December 14th. I am confident that the generous response from our business community will ensure a magical evening – an evening where the community comes together to celebrate in the spirit of friendship while providing a significant contribution of the Ottawa Food Bank
Thank you very much for the support in helping to build a festive tradition for all members of our community.
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Congratulations to the Kanata Midget C girls winners of the Provincial Gold Championship, proudly sponsored by Goldie Mohr Ltd…
We wish the best of luck to the teams that wear the Goldie Mohr Ltd name. West Ottawa Knights – Petit C Ringette, Kanata Peewee Girls Hockey, Jacques Whitford Tournament Team (most of these guys are regular members of the Goldie Mohr Ltd team).
As a company we truly believe that we have a genuine responsibility to help better the communities we do business in. Over the years GOLDIE MOHR LTD. has supported many local charity groups, church groups, charity events, sports teams, service clubs and organizations.
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Dear Goldie Mohr, On behalf of the Ottawa Professional Firefighter’s Association (and Santa Claus) I would like to thank you for your help in making the 2007 Help Santa Toy Parade a great success!
The parade, OPFFA Boot Drive, special donations from TELUS and Scotia Bank, and the Pizza envelope campaign donations combined to raise $50,000 for Ottawa’s les fortunate children. 55,000 toys have been collected and purchased for donated.
Saturday November 17th, was truly a special day as 100,000 spectators, of all ages, enjoyed this year parade.
The parade could not have been a success without the help of our sponsors like Goldie Mohr. Thanks to the support of you, there will be many happy faces this Christmas morning!
We hope that we can count on your continued support in this worthy cause in the years to come.
Wishing you, you’re staff and their families all the best in 2008!
Chair, Help Santa Toy Parade
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