RCG continues as Richmond Hospital Foundation’s three-year volunteer sponsor

By Richmond News

Family founded and family owned with community at our heart — that’s the essence of Richmond-based RCG Group. “We’re focused on contributing to and encouraging the strengthening of the fabric of the communities we operate in,” says CEO Harold Goodwyn. RCG Group develops, acquires, leases and manages more than two million square feet of industrial, retail, commercial and office space across Greater Vancouver, as well as in Alberta and California.

RCG’s first holdings were in Richmond, BC — as is its current headquarters. “Richmond is an exciting and culturally diverse community we’re proud to be a part of,” says Harold. Our office, near the city centre, which my father built 50 years ago, is no more than two blocks from either shopping or restaurants, the dyke trail and the river bike paths or the Canada Line.”

These deep roots propel RCG to continue being the Richmond Hospital Foundation’s exclusive Volunteer Sponsor for the Foundation’s main events. This commitment dates back to 2014 and has been ongoing in various facets. Events include the annual golf tournament, Community Cares Month, Starlight Gala and the Foundation’s Volunteer Recognition event held in November. “It’s great to be able to contribute,” says Harold. “Helping the hospital and supporting volunteers is something we really connect with.”

RCG Group’s connection to Richmond stretches back more than five decades, with company founder Harvey Goodwyn born in 1925 and raised in Richmond on a farm located near Cambie and Shell roads. Harvey always maintained a love for all Richmond has to offer. Today, his sons Harold and Grante continue that tradition, with RCG committed to supporting the community.

“Health is a real priority for everyone,” says Harold. “My father passed away from cancer in 1999. He was well served at Richmond Hospital by all the staff that he and our family interacted with.”

RCG Group believes strongly in giving back to the communities in which we live, work and play. “We’ve been in Richmond for nearly 60 years, and we are invested in this community both economically and emotionally,” says Harold. ‘We feel fortunate to be in a business whose outlook is optimistic, and it’s gratifying to be able to contribute to the improvement of health care right here in Richmond.”