WRHBA Ray of Hope Renovation

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

In March 2014, the Waterloo Region Home Builders’ Association (WRHBA) was pleased to announce the launch of a community cooperative construction project in support of Ray of Hope. Since 1967, Ray of Hope has been a highly valued community outreach organization that provides care, hope and support to people who are disadvantaged, marginalized, or troubled.

With the combined efforts of WRHBA member companies including Conestoga College, a six week renovation got underway on March 3rd. The renovation transformed existing space into new offices, a reception area and a common gathering place at Ray of Hope’s King Street East location in Kitchener. Over 60 students from the college’s Centre for Construction Trades Outreach Program (CCTOP) and Women in Skilled Trades (WIST) assisted in the renovation alongside a multitude of WRHBA trades people, contractors and industry stakeholders who lent their skills, expertise, time, talent and donations to offset the construction cost. Through this ‘living classroom’, students were able to get a first-hand account and exposure to the fundamentals of best building practices, and better understood how and what they learned in school translates to the work site.

WRHBA would like to thank everyone who was involved in the renovation process, without their assistance, the project could not have been completed.

March 5, 2014 – WRHBA Media Release – Home Builders Care!

March 15, 2014 – The Value of Interdependence

March 22, 2014 – Hands on Work Proves Invaluable

April 5, 2014 – RenoMark – Renovator’s Mark of Excellence

April 12, 2014 – WRHBA – Committed to Creating Exceptional Communities

April 19, 2014 – WRHBA Shines a Light on Ray of Hope

Demo has begun!

Steel Stud Framing
Thank you to the Conestoga College WIST Students for their work during week 1!

Drywall Stage

Mudding and Taping

Thank you to Conestoga College’s Reno Tech students for their hard work!