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It is with great pride that I extend my congratulations to you and your staff at Argue Construction, Ltd.
on the recent and successful completion of the new Nortrax Ottawa facility near Carp, ON.

All of you did a great job in your responsibilities, starting with design assistance, to laying out the site,
including the selection of the team of sub-contractors and skilled tradesmen that worked safely and
diligently to complete the newest service centre for Nortrax Canada, Inc.

Bringing on a new team for John Deere can be challenging, but your team handled it with ease. Your
desire to work with John Deere and Nortrax was clearly evident, as was your hospitality and
willingness to share your boardroom for regular project meetings and also by providing an office
space for me when I was in Ottawa for the project. You truly made me feel welcome and part of your
family, thank you.

Speaking on the behalf of the entire Nortrax Ottawa team, we are extremely pleased to be operating
out of our magnificent new facility, one that will serve us well now and for many years into the future. Thank you for everything.

— Bob Miller - Project Manager Senior Facilities Engineer, Deere & Company

Argue was the Design-Build contractor for the construction of our new facility in Ottawa. I have nothing but praise for the way the project was handled from start to finish.

The Argue Team was very involved with this project, and was instrumental in suggesting improvements that would generate savings to our budget, without sacrificing any quality in the finished project. There were changes along the way, but they were handled very professionally, and the project was completed on time and on budget.

My expectations of Argue Construction were exceeded, and I would not hesitate to recommend them. I feel they have the experience to tackle any job they take on, and if we should build another facility, I would be favourable to using them again.

— Elmer Schwarz - Reimer World Properties Corp

I appreciate the commitment that Shawn Argue and his team brought to the MVCA project both with regard to the environmental goals and our budget requirements. Throughout the realization of the project your team has demonstrated a high degree of professionalism and thoroughness.

You have given us a building we can be proud of. The facility provides the Conservation Authority with a work environment which will enhance its effectiveness and identity while demonstrating a commitment to environmental stewardship. We are extremely pleased with the performance of your company and we would happily work with you again on future projects.

— Cliff Craig - Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority

Argue Construction Ltd. has shown professionalism, honesty and thoroughness on these projects and a willingness to work with the Owner to maintain a commitment to project quality, schedule and cost.

— Kevin Valiquette - Manager of Real Property Assets, County of Renfrew

With approximately 150 clients passing through the Medical and Dental Centre on a daily basis it was important that Argue Construction maintain jobsite cleanliness and order, and that they did. In this way, they minimized disruption, remained mindful of our operating needs, and were extremely accommodating.

— Dave Sellers - Director of Operation, West Carleton Family Health Centre

I would also like to attest to the superb workmanship of this company. Our agency Project Manager, Frank Witwicki, was always pointing out several "beyond code" features of Argue Construction Ltd's work (at no extra cost).

— Donna Davidson - Director, Lanark Community Programs

We found their work to be impressive and outstanding. Their staff was very professional, competent and they made a number of excellent suggestions during construction that resulted in financial savings for our organization. Their project manager maintained excellent site conditions and went out of his way to minimize any interruptions to our operations during the construction phases of the project.

— Ray Timmins - Executive Director, Almonte General Hospital – Fairview Manor

We have the highest regards for the people working at Argue Construction Ltd., not only as a contractor, but also as people. Your employees performed their daily tasks displaying a high level of professional conduct and expertise, including constant communication about each phase of the project.

— Lischer Family - Lischer Holdings Corp.

The work was completed on time and on budget. I was particularly impressed with the regular weekly update meetings ensuring that the town and all of the subcontractors knew exactly how the project was proceeding.

The community has nothing but praise for the appearance and quality of work. I would not hesitate to hire this company for any future projects.

— J. A. Lunney - Mayor of Mississippi Mills

The project was delivered using the design-build model which required the contractor to coordinate the design services work followed by on site development and construction. The completed facility meets LEED Silver certification criteria and provided excellent value for the facility end users.

As a Project Manager representing the County's interests, I confidently recommend Argue Construction to other facility owners contemplating their involvement on a project.

— Patrick Thompson - TCMS, Kingston

The ‘Inukshuk Award’ is a very special award at Robertson.
An Inukshuk is a welcome beacon for travelers in the far north because it says, “You’re on the right path”.

And so it is with our Inukshuk award winning builder. They may not be the largest builder or the builder with the greatest volume, but they are on the right path and embody the full meaning of ‘partnership’.

This year, we are very proud to present the Inukshuk award to:

Argue Construction Ltd.

— Robertson Building Systems