A family-owned and operated development and real estate investment firm, we specialize in commercial rentals to small businesses and in community-focused residential developments. People are at the forefront of who we are and what we do, and we’re proud to play an important role in developing strong, vibrant communities.

2020

Gerald Hartwig sits along the coast, looking out at the ocean.

Current board member of the Victoria Brain Injury Society Board, whose mission is to support, educate, and advocate for those with brain injuries.

2019

A room with exercise equipment at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Funded a video for cardiac patients to understand the benefits of the cardiovascular rehabilitation facility at the Royal Jubilee Hospital.

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2018

Funded a video for the SurfRider Foundation that raises awareness about microplastics in our ocean, which can harm birds and aquatic life.

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2015

A black-and-white shot from the documentary Us and Them. A woman holds another in an embrace.

Helped fund the documentary Us and Them, directed by filmmaker Krista Loughton, about homelessness, housing insecurity, and addiction.

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2014

People wearing lifejackets paddle through the water in a large canoe.

Donated a 13-seat canoe for a program bringing together the West Vancouver Police Department and youth from the Squamish Nation on a journey of reconciliation and healing.

2013

A sign that says,

Began campaign for sewage treatment in Victoria, BC, to ensure the health of both the coastline and our communities.

2012

Members of the Surfrider Foundation pose for a photo.

Became a member of the SurfRider Foundation, which is dedicated to protecting the world’s oceans by leveraging a powerful base of activists and supporters.

2010

Nathan Scott's sculpture,

Made a donation and provided labour for the erection of “The Homecoming,” a sculpture on Wharf Street by Nathan Scott that pays tribute to Canada’s Naval Service.

2008

Children and staff of the New Life Orphanage pose for a photo and hold thank you signs.

Donated a building to New Life Orphanage Home in Accra, Ghana, which provides underprivileged children with education and care.

1976-78

A photograph shows Gerald Hartwig hoisting a sailboat's sail.

Explored the world on a sailboat while pursuing business courses, traveling around the U.S., Caribbean, Central America, and Europe.

1974

A black-and-white photograph of Victoria in the 1970s

After hitching rides on freight trains and buses, Gerald arrived in Victoria, British Columbia, a city that would become his lifelong home.

Creating Opportunity

The President and CEO of Hartwig Industries, Gerald Hartwig has always had a knack for discovering positive solutions. Born in Edmonton and raised by a single mother, he made his way to Victoria, BC, after spending several years hitchhiking and traveling around the world. In the next decades, he bought and developed a thriving construction company, which he then sold to found Hartwig Industries. We have established a reputation for delivering unique developments and providing spaces in which small businesses can thrive.

Together as a family, we share a passion for empowering people, whether that’s by establishing vibrant communities or giving back to charitable organizations and initiatives.

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