Mohawk College recently asked community leaders to identify ‘unsung heroes’ who are making an extraordinary difference in the community. Among the individuals profiled in “Everyday Heroes” is Kim McCarthy, Ira McDonald Construction’s Director of Estimating.
Kim McCarthy graduated from Mohawk with a Dipl.T.Arch in 1997, and has been working in the construction industry ever since. She has been the lead estimator on landmark projects in the Greater Toronto & Hamilton Area, such as McMaster Innovation Park’s Atrium and MARC buildings, the Camilla & Peter Dalglish Atrium at the Royal Botanical Gardens, the Dundas Valley School of Art, and Gowlings’ Hamilton office – an award-winning revitalization of a heritage-designated building.
“To be able to build a project on the table, and then watch it grow in front of your eyes, to be able to say “I built that” – it’s humbling. I am able to work within the community I grew up in, work on buildings that were a part of our history in Hamilton, and make them better for the future. The sense of pride when you can talk to people in the community and say “I did that”… it is indescribable.”
The project featured in the video is the Royal Botanical Gardens’ Rock Garden Rejuvenation.
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Kim McCarthy, Dipl.T.Arch, P.Q.S, G.S.C
Director of Estimating