Entries by Meagan

Unwrapping a Victorian ‘jewel’

From the second-floor office in his mansion, industrialist Jacob Kaufman could look up from his desk, glance out the window and see the thriving rubber factory he had built, down the hill from his home. Today, a redevelopment of the land around that once-gracious home hopes to bring it back to its former glory, and preserve the […]

Massive mixed-use development slated for Kitchener

Zehr Group is looking to break ground in early 2018 on a massive mixed-use development in downtown Kitchener, Ont. after acquiring the historic two-acre Ratz-Bechtel property. “We’re very excited about the potential for this entire site,” says Zehr Group CEO Don Zehr. “It will play a key role in the ongoing transformation of Kitchener’s downtown […]

The Grand Ride

The Grand Ride was a huge success! This year over $385,000 was raised by 55 riders, with all proceeds benefiting the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. Team Zehr Group, which included: Don Zehr, Zac Zehr, Bryan Hopps, Regan Hickson, and Chris Mannhardt, raised $25,210, surpassing our $20,000 goal! We want to thank all of our […]

The Walter in Kitchener breaks ground

The McGillivray Group, in partnership with Zehr Group and Vanguard Developments, announced the ground breaking of “The Walter,” a new residential development in mid-town Kitchener, Ontario. Located at 100 Walter Street, the 4-storey, 38-unit rental building is slated for occupancy in the spring of 2017. “I’ve spent my career investing in real estate, and now […]

Zehr Levesque recognized at GVCA Building Excellence Awards!

Zehr Levesque was recognized with two awards from the Grand Valley Construction Association – Building Excellence Awards on April 29, 2016. Mammoet Canada Eastern Head Office in Puslinch won an Award of Excellence for the Industrial $10 – $20 Million category. Breithaupt Block – Building One in Kitchener won an Award of Distinction for Restoration […]

The Record and CTV News feature Zehr Group’s Redevelopment Plans

After Zehr Group announced the purchase of the former Ratz-Bechtel property on January 4, 2016, CTV News and The Record have both featured stories regarding this significant new redevelopment site. For more information, please see the below links. Read the article featured on the front page of The Record on January 5, 2016. See the […]

Zehr Group buys former Ratz-Bechtel property to expand major redevelopment site in Kitchener’s core

KITCHENER (Jan 4, 2016) – A group led by the Zehr Group has purchased the historic Ratz-Bechtel property in Kitchener creating a large, five-acre redevelopment site at the heart of the city’s fast-growing transit and technology hubs, the company announced today. “We’re very excited about the potential for this entire site and it will certainly […]

Team Zehr Group raises over $18K in this year’s Grand Ride

Congratulations to Team Zehr Group raising over $18,000 in The Grand Ride on Saturday September 12! The Grand Ride raised over $275,000 this year with all proceeds benefiting the Grand River Regional Cancer Centre. We want to thank all of our supporters for their generosity. This is Zehr Group’s second year participating in the event; […]