It all began more than fifty years ago, as most great success stories do, with an idea and vision to change the way we work.
Harvey Goodwyn, an accomplished and successful draftsman with the City of Vancouver, launched the precursor to RCG Group in the mid 60’s. Leveraging his experience in multi-family development as well as standard steel fabrication, his vision was to specialize in industrial developments in Richmond, setting the stage for changing and improving the industrial landscape of the Lower Mainland.
Born in Vancouver in 1925 and raised in Richmond, Harvey continued to maintain a deep fondness and love for what he believed Richmond had to offer. He took the City’s motto, “Island City, by Nature”, to heart and naturally gravitated toward the combination of Lulu Island and the industrial development opportunity presented by the then Corporation of Richmond’s land offerings in the 300-arce Brighouse Industrial Park.
After successfully developing industrial buildings in Brighouse in the late 60’s, Harvey continued to develop and acquire numerous properties elsewhere in Richmond as well as in Vancouver and, over time, in Annacis Island (Delta), Surrey, Langley and Abbotsford.
Sons Harold and Grante began working with their father in the early 1990’s, learning all aspects of industrial & commercial development, acquisition, and leasing and property management.
Today RCG Group is managed by Harold Goodwyn, and continues to maintain its deep-seated roots in Richmond, with its headquarters currently on Cedarbridge Way in the heart of the City Centre.
As the company’s operations and properties under management continued to grow, Harold realized that a key differentiator for RCG Group was the added personalized tenant management services that clients had come to expect and seek from the Group.
Accordingly, in the late 90’s the property management service offering was formalized, eventually established as a wholly-owned affiliate, Swordfern Management Ltd (Swordfern), in 2004. As the real estate property management arm of RCG Group, Swordfern provides much valued management services for a variety of clients across the Lower Mainland.
We now own and manage a wide range of industrial, retail, commercial and office space throughout the Lower Mainland, the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, and Calgary, Alberta.