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Celebrity Roast

In support of the Arthritis Society

 
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March 28, 2019

Cunard Centre
961 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS
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If interested in purchasing tickets, please contact the Arthritis Society at 902.429.7025

I hold a strong belief that we have a moral obligation to give back to the communities in which we live and work. It’s an honour to be involved with this longstanding event that helps so many people affected by arthritis in our province even if it means putting myself in the hot seat for an evening full of laughs at my expense. I look forward to joining this esteemed group of past honourees.” - Doug Doucet
 

For the 27th Celebrity Roast, the Arthritis Society is pleased to ‘roast’ Doug Doucet, President, rcs construction Inc. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. With over two decades in retail and commercial construction and the last 18 as Owner/ President, Doug has been involved with hundreds of construction projects varying in complexity serving virtually every industry and sector of the economy, both public and private. Counted among Doug’s greatest achievements is his dedication to the community and giving back. He rarely declines a chance to support causes near and dear to clients, staff and friends of rcs. Doug will be joining a long list of Halifax’s community and business leaders who have lent their names to this signature event, helping the one in four Nova Scotians living with the pain and challenges of arthritis.

The Roastee

Doug DoucetFor the 27th Celebrity Roast, the Arthritis Society is pleased to ‘roast’ Doug Doucet, Owner/President of rcs construction Inc. on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Doug will be joining a long list of Halifax’s community and business leaders who have lent their names to this signature event, helping the one in four Nova Scotians living with the pain and challenges of arthritis.

Doug Doucet is very much a “hands on” leader, handling overall corporate planning, development and management for both rcs construction “rcs” and Mill-Right Woodworking Inc. “MRW” which he started in 1996 and 1999 respectively. His focus has always been on satisfying client needs with an emphasis on project delivery. He works hard to nurture existing client relationships and develop new contacts for future opportunities. His enthusiasm for the industry and his companies is infectious and continues to foster a strong, communicative team environment.

Doug has worked hard to achieve the steady growth of rcs in the fiercely competitive construction market. With over two decades in retail and commercial construction and the last 23 as Owner/ President, Doug has been involved with hundreds of construction projects varying in complexity serving virtually every industry and sector of the economy, both public and private. The clients and companies Doug has worked with represent the “Who’s Who” of top Atlantic and National Corporations. Names like North American Development Group, Crombie, Sobeys, Canadian Tire, Choice Properties, Loblaws, Plaza REIT, Wal-Mart, and Strathallen to name a few, as well as several award winning restaurants and hospitality firms.

rcs construction now operates in all Atlantic Provinces and has also done work in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. With a head office in Bedford, Nova Scotia and regional offices in Moncton, New Brunswick and St. John’s, Newfoundland, rcs construction is not only able to expand into new markets, but is also able to manage and maintain jobs in far reaching areas.

Doug’s corporate and personal philosophy has always been focused on having satisfied clients, happy staff and financial success.  Client satisfaction is key and the majority of work generated for rcs is through negotiated tenders and work for repeat clients. In an industry where public tendering is commonplace, this is a significant achievement.

Counted among Doug’s greatest achievements is his dedication to the community and giving back; he sits on many boards and is an active committee member. A comprehensive list can be found below:

  • Board Member, Frank H. Sobey Awards for Excellence in Business Studies
  • Board Member/Investor, Halifax Hurricanes Basketball Club
  • Co-Chair Mount Saint Vincent University TEAM Event Committee
  • Past Co-Chair, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Youth Association Annual Golf Tournament
  • Past Advancement & External Relations (AER) Chair, MSVU
  • Past PAC Advisory Committee for Nova Scotia Community College
  • Past Board of Directors, Mount Saint Vincent University
  • Past Committee Member for the Annual Telus Skins Tournament
  • Past IWK Heath Centre, Privileges Review Committee, Chair
  • Past Board Member for the IWK Health Centre
  • Past Board Member for the IWK Foundation
  • Past Building and Infrastructure Committee Member, IWK Health Centre
  • Past Chairman of The Great Big Dig for the IWK
  • Past Executive Board Member of The Halifax Club
  • Past Board Member of the Construction Association of Nova Scotia

In addition to his various partnerships, board and committee commitments, Doug is an active partner in Tier Too Properties along with two Swiss Chalet and East Side Mario Restaurants. Doug also always makes time to host the Annual rcs Golf Tournament in support of local charities and rarely declines a chance to support causes near and dear to clients, staff and friends of rcs. Through his guidance and encouragement, rcs and MRW employees have become involved with various charities and foundations raising money and attending events for causes they care about.

Doug’s hard working nature; vision for the future; open door policy; and approachable nature make him an excellent CEO and an inspirational leader.

List of awards/recognitions:

  • 2015 – Ranked #25 in Progress Magazine’s Top 101 Atlantic Canadian Businesses
  • 2015 Halifax Business Awards, Business of the Year Bronze award winner
  • Atlantic Business Magazine’s Top 50 CEO Hall of Fame Award Winner
  • 2014 – Ranked #36 in Progress Magazine’s Top 101 Atlantic Canadian Businesses
  • Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award Finalist 2013
  • Regional Finalist for 2012 50 Best Managed Companies Program
  • Maritime Better Business Bureau Business Ethics Award Finalist in 2009 (51-100 Employee category)
  • Quantum Shift finalist 2008
  • Metro Halifax Business Awards (Halifax Chamber of Commerce) 2007 Silver award winner
  • Business of the Year finalist at the Metro Halifax Business Awards in 2007
Celebrity Roast Hall of Fame

Logo of Celebrity Roast presented by TD and SobeysFrank Cameron
Fred MacGillivray
Denis Ryan
Jerry Lawrence
Robbie Shaw
Steve Parker
Dale Godsoe, C.M.
John Risley, O.C.
Jim Moir
The Late Charles Keating, O.C.
The Late Paul O’Regan
Sir Graham Day, O.C.
Richard Goldbloom, O.C. and The late Ruth Goldbloom, O.C.
The Late John Savage, O.C.
Jack Flemming, C.M.
Mickey and Colin MacDonald
John Hamm, O.C.
Robert Zed
William Stanish
Robert Steele
Paul Sobey
Stephen Plummer
Kim Mason
Michael Donovan
Jim Spatz
Doug Doucet (2019)

 

Partners/Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jone Mitchell at (902) 429-7025 ext. 8232 or email jmitchell@arthritis.ca.

Platinium Sponsor

TD Sponsor logo

Presenting Sponsor

Sobeys Inc
 

Reception Sponsor

The Chronicle Herald

Premium Sponsor

RCR

Leadership Sponsors

FMAV

Stewart McKelvey

Soprema

ENQORE Developments

Stevens Group of Companies

Office Interiors

Dartmouth Crossing
HGL - The Hardman Group Limited

Atlantic Road Construction & Paving Limited

Techno Hard Surfaces Ltd. Logo

Raffle Sponsors

Air Canada Foundation Logo

Charm Diamond Centres Logo

Location Cunard Center

Cunard Centre
961 Marginal Rd,
Halifax, NS B3H 4P7

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For more information about the Celebrity Roast Honouring Doug Doucet, please contact:

Jone E. Mitchell, CFRE

Director of Development, Atlantic Region
902.429.7025 ext. 8232
jmitchell@arthritis.ca