Kollaard Receives Heritage Award

William Kollaard undertook a personal and professional challenge in his effort to revitalize the dilapidated old co-op building at 210 Prescott St. in Kemptville, Ontario.

The building, dating back to 1802, was originally used as The Blackburn Hardware Store. The building suffered a major fire in the 1940s, and since then the community has been in danger of losing this local piece of heritage.

Kollaard purchased the building, intent on revitalizing the structure to its original form. He began by conducting research through contact with the North Grenville Historic Society (NGHS). From this research he was able to determine the building features necessary to re-establish the architectural integrity of the building.  

The rehabilitation job was a suitable one for William, an experienced structural engineer, and his team of engineers at Kollaard Associates. Along with the help of a local architect, trades people, town council and the municipal planning and building department, the building was finally transformed to its original splendour.

"It's remarkable how much Kollaard has maintained the look of this building” NGHS president, David Shanahan stated. "This is an acknowledgement that people have a sense of community".

Kollaard Associates, William’s Engineering Consulting Company is now housed in the revitalized heritage building.


Coldest Night of the Year

Kollaard Associates took part in Jericho Road Ministries' Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk in Ottawa, Ontario on February 20th, 2016. The walk is to raise money and awareness for people struggling with substance abuse, homelessness, and mental health issues. The team was able to raise over $4,000.00 for the cause.


















Habitat for Humanity

Kollaard Associates participated in Habitat for Humanity's home at 300 Dumbrille Street, Kemptville, Ontario. This Habitat for Humanity build was the ninth one for the charitable organization, and the first in North Grenville. The project was a single family home, which was sold at a fair market value to a local family. Kollaard Associates donated all engineering fees, as well as participated in the construction of the dwelling. William Kollaard also donated his time as a member of the build committee for the project.


Municipality of North Grenville Skate Park (Kemptville)

In 2011, Kollaard Associates participated in the construction of the Municipality of North Grenville's Skate Park. In collaboration with Spectrum Skateparks. Kollaard Associates undertook the structural design, geotechnical investigation and construction inspection of Kemptville's refurbished skate park in Riverside Park.

The new park now includes a concrete half pipe, new ramps to join the repaired and revamped ones, as well as a BMX (trick bike) trail that runs around the park. Personal touches have been added to make the park more colourful and attractive with the help from professional graffiti artists as well. New vegetation is also featured around the exterior of the park.



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210 Prescott St., Unit 1
P.O. Box 189
Kemptville, Ontario K0G 1J0
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