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New owners plan $3.5M Walper upgrade

A new ownership group plans to invest up to $3.5 million in the next few years to convert the historic Walper Hotel into an upscale boutique facility. The group announced Wednesday that it has acquired the iconic red-brick hotel at the corner of King and Queen streets in a deal that closed Aug. 30.

Game Changer Award for The Tannery District

Grand Valley Construction Association: Building Excellence Awards 2012 Award of Excellence Winner: Zehr Levesque Inc. Project: The Tannery District Kitchener’s Lang Tanning Company Building is a modern office complex as well as a throwback to the city’s past. Built 120 years ago, it once served as the largest tannery in the British Empire. Today, thanks to the excellent work of […]

Waterloo office project spurred by light rail line

The Zehr Group has started construction of a $9-million office building in north Waterloo, spurred partly by its proximity to the future light rail transit line. To be called Northfield Station, the 5,940-square-metre (66,000-square-foot), three-storey building will be located at 139 Northfield Dr., near the Conestoga Parkway and adjacent to the proposed Northfield station of […]

Kitchener contractor builds reputation with teamwork, relationships, trust and multiple skills

When you are seeking to discover how to succeed in the construction industry, south-western Ontario’s Zehr Levesque Inc. will provide you with inspiration and insights. Co-owned by Don Zehr and Reg Levesque, the business, less than fives years old, has an annual volume of upwards of $15 million. It has completed challenging heritage commercial renovations […]

The Humble Entrepreneur

Lester Zehr is quick to share credit for an inspiration success story. Lester Zehr has what you might call a balanced view of life. He’s grateful for the successes life has brought him; he’s quick to share the credit; and he chuckles when he tells stories of the less than successful ventures he’s been involved […]