A Decade of Dedication, Celebrating CopperWood GC’s Project Management Success

Kevin Scott cherishes his small town upbringing in South Mountain, particularly, the invaluable moments spent getting to know the older generation—true salt of the earth folks who imparted to him a sense of community. Watching his father, a member of the town’s volunteer fire department, Kevin’s first taste of project management and leadership surfaced at only 12. His father served on the board of the South Mountain Fair, one of Ontario’s oldest agricultural expos. As he attended board meetings alongside adults, Kevin learned the value of listening to understand, and made himself indispensable. So much so that he became an essential member and project leader while still in his early teens. By 18, Kevin had earned the distinction of being the youngest Fair Board President in Ontario’s history at that time.

This process of consistent understanding, ideation, and delivery would become the blueprint for Kevin’s career. Today, the multi-skilled developer stands as the Owner, President, and Project Manager of CopperWood GC Inc, a new home builder with full service plumbing, HVAC and excavation divisions, and an impressive commercial and residential project portfolio across Eastern Ontario.

The modest, inquisitive Scott is quick to pass the credit to his handpicked team of licensed specialists.  “My team is the foundation of my business,” Scott says, “I found good people who were ready to grow.”

Reaching a 10-year milestone as a contractor signifies more than just a skilled team. CopperWood’s reputation–and the project portfolio that Kevin has built through it–have come solely through word of mouth. His initial project in 2013, a row of townhouses on Brockville’s Centre Street, was executed so impressively that it not only earned attention in the local newspaper but also inspired a passerby to begin work on their own development–under the condition that Kevin would lead it.

This second venture, Fox Run on the River in Gananoque, marked Kevin as a masterful project manager. “I love to listen to people and help them articulate their visions,” Kevin shares. “And I’ve built a career out of bringing visions to life while always delivering quality.”

And that’s what he has done for over ten years at the helm of CopperWood GC. Outside of his  company, Kevin has been active in the Kemptville community, sponsoring local youth sports teams, including the Junior A 73’s, as well regular contributions to local causes like the House of Lazarus and Saltvation Army. Kevin also spent years as a volunteer firefighter and police auxiliary.

In 2024, he aspires to unveil his own vision—a seven-lot suburban development just outside Kemptville. It’s a sizable project that pushes him out of his comfort zone and into the realm of exploration, where he does his best work. As for Kevin’s best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs? “Stay humble. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and be approachable. I’ve always trusted the process.”

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