‘If you love your work, you will be successful’

A 70-year employee, Bob Bellamy has never taken a sick day or arrived late
By Mandy Scully
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/18/2017
Bob Bellamy
Bob Bellamy celebrates with Armel founders Mel and Art Wolfond (right). Credit: Armel

Loyal, curious and dedicated. These are three attributes that describe Robert (Bob) Bellamy, a passionate construction manager based out of Guelph, Ont. Bob started his career at construction firm Armel when he was 16 years old. This fall, he is turning 86 and has just celebrated his 70th work anniversary with the company — a milestone few have accomplished.

Beginning his career

After becoming close friends with Mel Wolfond in high school, Bob took a part-time position working construction at Mel’s father’s company, Wolfond Construction. Bob was responsible for scrapyard tasks, while helping to build commercial and residential properties across Guelph and elsewhere.