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Suites of Garden Park Place
NCA 2010 Project of the Year!

February 25th, 2011 Click here to view the press release! Tyler Green presenting the award to Chris Lowes

St. Catharines, Ontario (25 February 2011) - CLIC Construction’s approach to superior performance, execution and exemplary project management for its St. Catharines Downtown project was recognized with a prominent award by the Niagara Construction Association.

CLIC Construction received the 2010 Project of the Year Award (in the projects under one million category) from the Niagara Construction Association for its project “The Suites of Garden Park.”

The award recognizes construction companies, who have completed projects in the Niagara Region, for the accomplishments of a project and superior performance and execution of exemplary project management.

During the awards ceremony, that took place at Club Roma in St Catharines, the presenter of the award Tyler Green (of Cotton Construction) noted that the challenges of projects in the under a million dollar category are often greater then much larger projects.

Constructed in 2010 in St. Catharines downtown, the project “The Suites of Garden Park” converted a century old derelict downtown commercial building into modern suite type apartments.

The building was once known as an “Eyesore”1 and since it was taken over by new owners in 2008 the building it is now on the leading edge of the downtown revitalization. Representing a significant private investment in the St. Catharines’ downtown core.

Chris Lowes, President of CLIC Construction said “The award is a tribute to the project management team and all the trades that collaborated to the success of the project. We won this award because we pride ourselves on working closely with our clients and providing a level of personal service, second to none.”

Notes for Editors:

  • Niagara Construction Association was established in 1951
  • The Awards of Construction Excellence were established in 2007
  • CLIC Construction is a member of Niagara Construction Association and the Canadian Construction Association and is Gold Sealed Certified by the CCA
  • Chris Lowes has received other honours for his contribution to his community including a Paul Harris Fellow from the Fonthill Rotary Club and Town of Pelham recognition for his contributions to Pelham Cares.

About Niagara Construction Association

The Niagara Construction Association is a non-profit organization established to represent the interests of the commercial and industrial construction industry. Members are General and Trade Contractors, Manufacturers, Suppliers, Architects, Engineers and other professionals affiliated with the industry.

34 Scott Street W. St. Catharines, Ontario L2R 1C9
Phone: 905-682-6661 Fax: 905-688-5029

About CLIC Construction

CLIC Construction was established in 2008. They are a full service General Contractor. Offering innovative and comprehensive client services. Providing project leadership and expertise. Collaborating with Clients, Designers and Trade Contractors.

CLIC Construction Inc.
241 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON 
Tel: (905) 228-1113
Fax: (905) 228-4891

About Chris Lowes

Chris Lowes lives in the heart of Niagara, residing in Pelham. Along with his wife Catharine (a public health nurse with Niagara Region). They are kept busy raising two daughters. They can most often be seen taxing their daughters to or from music lessons, dance, musical theatre, singing, soccer, swimming, field hockey, rowing or where ever else they need to be.

Mr Lowes has volunteered for many community organization including Big Brothers, Habitat for Humanity, the Folk Arts Centre, Rotary Club, Town of Pelham and Pelham Cares. He has chaired several volunteer committees for Pelham Cares and Rotary. He is most proud to have brought the first EarlyAct Club to Canada (a service club for elementary schools sponsored by Rotary).

With many years of Project Management experience Mr Lowes started his own construction company. Using a hands on Construction Management approach, he has worked with and for many of Niagara's premier businesses. All along always giving back to the community, that has provided his business and family with so much.

CLIC Construction Inc.
241 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines, ON 
Tel: (905) 228-1113
Fax: (905) 228-4891


Bergsma, Marlene. "Eyesore an 'embarrassment'; Crumbling Building Downtown Angers and Frustrates City Councillors Who Say They Want Action Now." St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Region, Sun Media - Ontario, CA. St. Catharines Standard. Web. 24 Feb. 2011. ID# 607276

Bergsma, Marlene. "Rules Bent for Owner Improving Downtown Eyesore." St. Catharines Standard, Niagara Region, Sun Media - Ontario, CA. St. Catharines Standard. Web. 27 Feb. 2011. ID #2837411

Zettel, Mike. "Facade Grant Topped up." | Your Niagara Region Online Newspaper. Niagara This Week, 11 Nov. 2010. Web. 27 Feb. 2011.

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