BURNABY, B.C., Sept. 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The company is a long-time industrial developer, home builder, private investor, and philanthropist. Now, all those facets are coming together under a single name: BEEDIE.
Launched more than 60 years ago with housing construction, Beedie is one of Western Canada’s largest private industrial developers and most respected residential developers. It has built more than 25 million square feet of industrial space, as well as hundreds of single-family homes and higher-density mixed-use projects. Add to that Beedie’s private investment arm and more than 39 million dollars raised for charities, and you get one of the most active and community-aware corporations in British Columbia.
Beedie was founded in 1954 by Keith Beedie, who passed away last year at the age of 91.
“Bringing our various components under a single name underscores that we all operate on the same core values and principles established by my father,” said company president, Ryan Beedie. “We carry on my father’s legacy of uncompromising quality, dedication to customer service and commitment to communities, and his legacy reminds us of how far we’ve come and where our shared vision will take us in the future.”
A strong component of the Beedie legacy is in giving back to the communities where Beedie builds. The company’s evolved philosophy, Built for Good, captures the build quality and service reliability that clients and purchasers have come to depend on from Beedie over six decades. It also speaks to the company looking forward to continue creating developments that balance the well-being of people, community and commerce.
“We are known for our uncompromising quality, dedication to customer service and long-standing commitment to communities,” said Beedie. “Our rebrand brings this focus to the forefront.”
Ryan chairs the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Capital Campaign, which is close to reaching its goal of $100 million. He and wife Cindy are constant contributors to the BC Children’s Hospital, while Cindy chaired the Capital Campaign for the Powell Place Women’s Shelter in 2014. Ryan also sits on the Canadian board of ONE Campaign, which fights extreme poverty around the world. Ronald McDonald House, the YWCA, the Vancouver Police Foundation and Simon Fraser University are also charities that benefit from Beedie’s philanthropic commitment.
Beedie’s largest donation was to SFU in 2011. The family gave $22 million to establish The Beedie School of Business.
Please visit www.beedie.ca to explore the new website and learn more about the company.
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