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 SGC President inspires women to build community!

Date: June 27, 2018

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On June 27, 2018 S.G. Cunningham President Georgia Cunningham spoke at the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce “Women Take Charge” Breakfast and inspired more than 100 business women to follow their passion and use their talents to give back to the community. Georgia shared her life story and how her commitment to volunteering opened doors she never dreamed possible. Her key message was that it all begins with saying “yes” to both opportunities and challenges. She encouraged the audience to set aside fears and embrace what they love to do – advice that was applauded by a captivated audience.


 SGC “Dream Team” cycles for mental health

Date: June 24, 2018

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On Sunday, June 24, 2018 a team of 11 S.G. Cunningham staff (as well as their family members) cycled in the Canadian Mental Health Association’s “Ride Don’t Hide” event to help raise awareness, combat stigma and provide funds to support programs for people needing mental health services in our community. Our Dream Team raised nearly $7,700 and was the top fundraising team in Waterloo-Wellington! Even though the day was wet and rainy, our team persevered and one cyclist described it as “the most fun I’ve ever had in the pouring rain”! The Dream Team is fully committed to next year’s event and encourages everyone to consider cycling for this important cause. Way to go Dream Team!

 SGC President earns Waterloo Award!

Date: December 12, 2016

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On December 12, Waterloo Mayor Dave Jaworsky, on behalf of City Council, presented SGC President Georgia Cunningham with the Waterloo Award. This award is the highest civic honour a citizen of Waterloo can achieve and is presented to individuals who make outstanding contributions to the quality of life in our community. Georgia was honoured for her spirit of creativity and collaboration, and for demonstrating leadership and innovative thinking – for thinking outside the box to find new and inventive ways to improve our community. Not one to rest on her laurels, Georgia is already looking forward to finding new ways to make a difference in 2017!

 SGC President receives Woman of the Year Award!

Date: October 6, 2016

This has indeed been a milestone year for S.G. Cunningham. As the company celebrates 40 years in business, the leadership and community service of our President Georgia Cunningham has been recognized and applauded. On October 6, Georgia received the K-W Oktoberfest Rogers Woman of the Year Award for Community Service at a special event held at Bingeman Park Conference Centre. In her remarks, Georgia thanked the K-W community for supporting her family business and encouraged all businesses to get involved in causes they care about and find ways to give back, whether that be time, talent or treasure. We are very proud of Georgia’s achievement!

 SGC golf tournament raises $40K for St. Mary’s!

Date: July 28, 2016

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Many thanks to the sponsors and participants involved in our July 28 golf tournament at Grey Silo Golf Course. Your generous support enabled us to donate $40,000 to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation to help bring a new Heart Rhythm Program to Waterloo Region. Enthusiasm was abundant and the weather couldn’t have been better. Special guests K-W MPP Catherine Fife, Kitchener Mayor Barry Vrbanovic, and St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation President Peter Sweeney, thanked SGC for its community spirit and efforts to give back.

Thanks again to the following sponsors:

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 SGC wins “Community Builder” Award

The SGC team was proud to receive a GVCA Community Builder Award at the Grand Valley Construction Association Awards Dinner on April 29, 2016. This is the first time the association has offered the Community Builder category which recognizes companies that give back to the community through charitable work. Five local construction firms received the award. Congratulations to our competitors who shared the spotlight!

 SGC wins “Business of the Year”!

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On February 18, the Greater Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber of Commerce named S.G. Cunningham Limited “Business of the Year (11 – 50 Employees)”. Nine businesses were nominated and SGC was honoured just to be among them. In her acceptance speech, President and CEO Georgia Cunningham Bolger thanked her father, SGC founder George Cunningham, for his entrepreneurial spirit and acknowledged the foundation for his success: valuing employees, quality work, outstanding service, integrity, good partnerships with trades, gratitude and giving back to the community. She emphasized that success is not an entitlement but something that must be earned every day.

SGC was also nominated for a Health & Wellness in the Workplace Award and delighted to be among that group of nominees which included the Region of Waterloo and Waterloo Regional Police Services. The Health & Wellness Award was won by Libro Credit Union.

Additionally, SGC sponsored the “Small Business of the Year Award (1 – 10 Employees)” and SGC Senior VP John Deans presented this award to the owner of Gem Spa.

 Celebrating 40 Years of Service with Heart!

This year marks SGC’s 40th anniversary and the company has set a goal to raise at least $40,000 for St. Mary’s Regional Cardiac Care Centre to help bring one more piece of cardiac care to Kitchener-Waterloo – a Heart Rhythm Program. This program will allow doctors to diagnose and treat electrical issues related to the heart and will eliminate the need for patients to travel outside the region for this care, reducing the stress and anxiety this has on families. SGC hopes to far surpass its goal by the end of 2016. A first-ever SGC charity golf tournament is planned for July 28 and all proceeds will go to St. Mary’s.

 SGC receives distinguished Health & Safety Award

For the eighth consecutive year, S.G. Cunningham has received a “Distinguished Achievement in Health and Safety” Award by the Ontario General Contractors Association. SGC is a member of the Grand Valley Construction Association – WSIB Safety Group Program which helps members stay current with safety legislation and best practices for ensuring construction safety.

 Encouraging eco-friendly practices

SGC also encourages organizations to use green building strategies that have a positive impact on our community. A focus on eco-friendly building can help reduce costs over time, improve health and protect the environment.

From strategic site selection and innovative design to preserving older building structures, to the use of sustainable and recycled materials, we can help you find ways to make a difference during the construction process and for long-term environmental impact.