McRae, Ogilvie make top 20 list

Political rivals honoured as innovative builders by BC Homes top 20


BC Homes magazine recently recognized what they call the Top 20 Most Influential in Residential Construction. And former Mayor Jim Ogilvie and current Mayor Ron McRae share a spot on the list.

The magazine says they choose their top 20 based on the way they continuously shape, build and advance the professional residential construction industry. Their tireless commitment has contributed immensely to the incredible growth and evolution of residential construction in BC.

All on the list, which also includes Chad  Jensen of New Dawn Development, have shown tireless commitment that contributed immensely to the incredible growth and evolution of residential construction in BC.

All the people on the list were nominated by their peers and chosen by a panel of industry professionals.

“From the technical and scientific aspects of the residential construction industry to safety to real estate sales; from building and renovating leaders to pioneers in sustainable, green building practices; from consultants to marketing and branding frontrunners, our top 20 wield a powerful punch,” says editor Tricia Leslie.

Under the title Rock Solid, Ogilvie and McRae are acknowledged for leading Kimberley through the transition from mining to tourism and actually growing Kimberley’s population after mine closure.

Ogilvie is referred to as a “visionary and a true leader, an example for all resource communities in B.C. to diversify their economies and embrace change”.

McRae is “a strategic leader who continues to embrace to change to move Kimberley”. McRae is also recognized for helping transition the airport to its new brand as Canadian Rockies International Airport.

McRae will be heading to Vancouver next week to accept the award.

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