We are very excited to be nominated for the Ben Tekamp Memorial Award that recognizes businesses that have reinvented itself. Mr. Tekamp was a very well known community mentor and being nominated for the award in his name is a true honour.
IN Engineering + Surveying’s Andrew Melchers Nominated for 2022 Ben Tekamp Award
Brockville, ON: Andrew Melchers, President of Brockville-based IN Engineering + Surveying, has been nominated for the 2022 Brockville Chamber of Commerce Ben Tekamp Award.
The Ben TeKamp Memorial Award was established to acknowledge an outstanding business that is new or has reinvented itself to meet the changing needs of Leeds and Grenville, exemplifying traits Tekamp was noted for: perseverance, collaboration, and leadership.
Ben TeKamp championed and advocated for local community economic development from both a public and private perspective. Although best known as Mayor Ben, his political career was just one of his many contributions to the Brockville community. He is also remembered as an accomplished businessman and a believer, supporter and motivator of new entrepreneurs and people interested in starting their own business. Working with local community economic development agencies, Ben spent years helping new businesses turn into successful livelihoods.
“I am very honoured to be nominated for the Ben Tekamp Memorial Award,” says Andrew Melchers, president of IN Engineering + Surveying. “Mr. Tekamp is someone I’ve held in the highest of regard ever since we first met when he was the Honourary Colonel of The Brockville Rifles.”
Started just over two years ago, IN Engineering + Surveying acquired and merged its engineering services with the former Collett Surveying. It is now a multi-disciplinary professional firm offering state of the art services in Surveying, Planning, Engineering and Architectural Design. Based in Brockville, the company serves clients from across Eastern Ontario.
Melchers says that his young company has a passion for community and believes that building design and sustainability play key roles in community placemaking. Good business is good for the community—something Ben Tekamp understood very well.
“I know Ben would be proud,” says Melchers, “of all three of this year’s candidates.”