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Associations & Affiliations

Absolute General Contractors prides its-self with its long standing partnerships and associations not only in the Quinte region but in Canada.
Quinte Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber currently represents businesses of all sizes from small one person enterprises all the way up to large manufacturers.  It’s just good business to be a member of your local chamber and benefit from having a voice in municipal, provincial and national decisions through the largest and most influential lobby group in Canada – The Chamber Network.

The Quinte West Chamber of Commerce has been and continues to be instrumental in maintaining and improving our economic community. The Chamber was first established November 13, 1886 as the Trenton Board of Trade. From Its earliest days its purpose was to support business and commerce in the community.

The Chamber was Incorporated in 1950 as the Trenton & District Chamber of Commerce. In 2001, the Chamber’s name was changed to Quinte West Chamber of Commerce. Over its 115 year history, the Chamber has continued to operate as a non-profit organization supported by local business for local business and the community as a whole.

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Quinte Construction Association

The Quinte Construction Association membership organization was formed in 1948 to better serve the needs of the construction industry in the Quinte and surrounding area. The Association serves as a spokesman for its member companies who annually compete in approximately a hundred million dollars worth of industrial, commercial and institutional construction.

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R-2000 is a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) program that was developed in partnership with the Canadian Home Builders’ Association in 1981, and formalized as a standard in 1982. Notably, the R-2000 standard is a voluntary standard to exceed building code requirements for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmental responsibility.

The R-2000 program is managed by NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency and comprises:

  • R-2000 standard – technical specifications
  • Quality assurance
  • Certification
  • Training and licensing of builders and service providers
  • Consumer information

Click here to learn more about R-2000 Energy Efficient Homes.

Newman Insurance

Newman Insurance began operations in 1871, serving the Hastings County and Quinte areas of Ontario. Gary Newman purchased the brokerage in 1987. Since then, his children Calvin, Gwen and Janet have joined the company, making it a truly a family business. In 2006, Calvin moved into the role of President.

Newman provides general insurance coverage from its nine convenient locations with fully licensed insurance brokers in Ottawa, Belleville, Campbellford, Colborne, Kingston, Madoc, Marmora, Stirling and Trenton.

Click here to learn more about Newman Insurance.


The Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB); French: Commission de la sécurité professionnelle et de l’assurance contre les accidents du travail) is Ontario’s workplace compensation board (each province and territory in Canada has its own). As an agency of the Ontario government, the WSIB operates “at arm’s length” from the Ministry of Labour and is solely funded by employer premiums, administration fees, and investment revenue. The WSIB is one of the largest compensation boards in North America and is primarily responsible for administering and enforcing the Workplace Safety and Insurance Act (WSIA).

Over 100 years old, the WSIB covers over five million people in more than 300,000 workplaces across Ontario and works to promote health and safety in the workplace with a goal of one day having zero work-related injuries or illnesses.

The WSIB’s Board of Directors is composed of the Chair, the President and CEO, and seven to nine members, who are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario. The Board governs the WSIB on:

  • Workplace safety/reducing injury, disease and fatalities
  • Administering the insurance plan
  • Providing compensation and other benefits to injured workers and their survivors
  • Facilitating workers’ recovery, return to work and re-entry into the labour market

Click here to learn more about WSIB.

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