Wynn McDonald speaks at the IMC town hall meeting on October 24, 2014.

Wynn McDonald speaks at the IMC town hall meeting on October 24, 2014.

Ira McDonald Construction Announces New Leadership Team

Since our beginnings as a small builder founded in 1941 by Ira E. McDonald, we have developed into a successful family-owned general contractor under the leadership of Ira’s three sons; Larry, Dale and Wynn McDonald. Effective October 24th, 2014, we are pleased to announce that Wynn McDonald, G.S.C has been appointed as the new President of Ira McDonald Construction.

Growing up with the family business, Wynn has fulfilled many roles within the company, including labour foreman, site superintendent, estimator, and project manager. These positions, along with his most recent role as Vice President (Operations), have given him the opportunity to understand every facet of the construction process, and we are excited for new opportunities for growth under Wynn’s leadership.

“Over the past seven decades, Ira McDonald Construction has differentiated itself through our attention to detail, accountability, and a client-focused approach. As someone who has been part of Ira McDonald Construction in so many different capacities, it’s exciting to be leading the company as we develop construction solutions for the future.”

-Wynn McDonald, IMC President

Our senior leadership team is designed to deliver excellence in five key business areas, and will report directly to the President:

Director of Business Development: Kristen Balendra, B.A (Hons)

A recent addition to the company, Kristen is going to provide support for the IMC vision of sustainability and growth. She will market our company in new networks that fit our business plan.

Director of Estimating: Kim McCarthy, Dipl.T.Arch, PQS, GSC

Kim brings 18 years of valuable estimating experience in formulating the cost and benefit of new and existing opportunities for Ira McDonald.

Director of Operations: Ron Worrall, Dipl.T.Arch, GSC, LEED AP

Ron has dedicated 20 years of his career to the successful delivery of the project management at IMC, and will be managing the operations arm of the business.

Director of Finance and Admin: Chris Campbell, BBA, CPA, CGA

Chris has been a dedicated resource for 12 years and will provide financial expertise in supporting all business units.

Director of Human Resources and Safety: Jake DeJong, B.A, HRMD

Jake ‘s focus is on growing the Ira McDonald team to support the vision of sustainability and growth. Jake is also very focused on creating a safe environment where “No One Gets Hurt.”

Alongside these new appointments, Dale McDonald, B.A will be acting as Past President and Strategic Director. Dale will take on a supporting role and provide continued strategic advice in research, partnerships and advice drawn from his four decades of experience in the construction industry.

About Ira McDonald Construction:
Ira McDonald Construction Limited is a family-owned construction company that was built on a foundation of integrity, honesty, and quality. We have been Building Vision and Value for businesses and communities in Southern Ontario since 1941.

For more information, contact:

Wynn McDonald, G.S.C

(905)297-4653 ext. 14

Career Night at Mohawk College

Career Night at Mohawk Sets Graduates Up for Success

On October 7th, 2014, Ira McDonald Construction attended the Meet the Grad/Employer night for the Building Sciences programs at Mohawk College. We met many talented and passionate young people looking to make the next step in their careers at the event, which was held in “The Arnie”, an iconic restaurant and event space that Ira McDonald Construction renovated in 2011.

It was great for us to be involved in a local career evening and support the next generation of construction professionals. We believe that people are the cornerstone of our company’s sustainability and we couldn’t be prouder of supporting Mohawk, as several members of our staff are graduates from the Building Sciences programs.

For more information on career opportunities with Ira McDonald Construction, connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn, visit www.iramcdonald.com/careers/, or email Jake DeJong, our Director of Human Resources & Safety.