Global Impacts

Shirmar Construction has a passion and desire to use the resources, talents and gifts fostered within the company to serve those who have less in our world. Shirmar Construction was established with a conscious effort to create a business that would be able to operate successful and still send its team to assist those in need around the world. The map shows some of the trips our team has invested in, click any of the pins below to see more details.

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Cap-Haitien

Randy went with a team to Cap-Haitien, Haiti to work with the local child sponsorship program, and work on a school construction project.

Port Au Prince – Building Project

Randy and a small team went to work on sustainable building projects, to create jobs and training in agriculture for locals in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

Tsunami Response

Ian and a friend travelled to Thailand to serve alongside MBMSI  as part of a project called Operation Rebuilding Lives. This operation served in various capacities as a response to the devastating Tsunami from a year before. Ian and his friend were involved with several different housing projects, working with locals and people from across the globe.

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Shirmar Construction funded a project and sent a team to renovate a café that funds safe houses for women and girls at risk. The café also provides a place of employment for some of the girls. The team also helped teach English, distribute donations and gifts and helped run some community events.

Laos Team trip 1

Ian lead a maintenance and light renovations team to a business that funds safe houses for women and girls at risk. The business also provides a place of employment for the girls.

Germany, Construction Project

Volunteer, General Construction on a church and community center.

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Mexico Orphanage

Ian Martens took a semester off of college and traveled to an orphanage in the Baja, Mexico, to serve. During this time Ian helped take care of the one hundred children (duties including the children showing Ian how much better they were at soccer than him each day) and spent a few months building a multi-suite apartment building to house orphanage staff. This experience opened Ian’s eyes to new construction methods that he wasn’t used to—that is being forced into the role of designer, engineer, brick layer and every other trades person.

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Ensenada, Mexico

Randy led a group of youth to work with children, and on facility improvements, in the local community in a rural area 1 hour east of Ensenada.

Tenderloin District, San Fran

Tenant Improvement expansion on a distribution center and kitchen serving the homeless in the tenderloin district.

Rochester, New York

Randy attended a Hope Force International Disaster Response Training, it was there that his passion for international relief work was further fostered and a desire to build relationships within the emergency response industry and link canadian tradespeople with opportunities to help abroad began.

New Orleans

A year after hurricane Katrina, Ian had the privilege of lead a team of college students to work with MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service). The team had an incredible time doing all types of renovations and home construction. Ian found an unparalleled level of joy in showing up at someone’s doorstep and explaining that this team of strangers is going to rebuild their ravaged home.

Rehabilitation Center Maintenance

Randy and a small team went to Esperanza, B.C. to work on maintenance and upgrade projects for their rehabilitation and ministry facilities.

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Port Au Prince

Randy and a small team went to work on sustainable building projects, to create jobs and training in agriculture for locals in Port Au Prince, Haiti.

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Jacmel, Orphanage

Ian returned to Haiti with a team from Prince George, B.C. The group was made up of people with ministry and business backgrounds, the focus of this trip was on assessing the possibility of partnership with the Joy In Hope Orphanage. The two week trip included training locals, working on community and feeding programs, and various construction projects.

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Haiti, Partnership and Sustainability

Randy went to haiti to network with a small group of business and ministry leaders to connect with local NGO’s in 10 different cities that have been serving in Haiti. In order to send teams and resources to further help their projects in construction and agriculture sustainability.

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HFI building trip

Randy lead a small team to work with Hope Force Internationals projects in the sous savonne area of Haiti, building houses and spending time with local children in orphanages.

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The School Sessions, Haiti

Randy and his wife Jamie travelled to Haiti to capture footage for www.theschoolsessions.com and build relationships with local village leadership and school staff.

Southeast Asia Team Trip

Shirmar Construction funded a project and sent a team to renovate a café that funds safe houses for women and girls at risk. The café also provides a place of employment for some of the girls. The team also helped teach English, distribute donations and gifts and helped run some community events.

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Liberia, West Africa

Jonas served with Mercy Ships in Liberia West Africa for 2 Seasons. Jonas was part of a group known as ‘Community Development Services’ who led projects such as digging wells, and rebuilding community structures (schools, orphanages, and repairing roads and bridges).