In South Central Ontario, the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation has contributed almost $90 million to Waterloo Region for social, educational, and mental health services since 2004. It is one of Canada’s largest philanthropic trusts. Yet, despite this profound impact, the Hallman legacy is not well known—it’s been rather a well-kept secret… until now.
The Hallman Legacy: Impact of the Hallman Family in Waterloo Region is a memoir of the Hallman business family and the unique leadership of three men: Lyle Hallman, Peter Hallman, and Jim Hallman. It recounts how the family business began, how it grew, and how out of years of family turbulence, a succession crisis, and unforeseen tragedy, a legacy was created that gave birth to a granting foundation that continues to do good for many people. This book is also a celebration—it marks the 100-year milestone of Lyle S. Hallman and 75 years of Hallman Construction. May the Hallmans’ captivating journey inspire you to join the drive to do good in our communities.
Read the Reviews:
“How,” readers may wonder, “did they let the author say this?” The book’s uncommon candor tells a few-holds-barred story.
– Wally Kroeker
I am awed by the example of the Hallmans’ perseverance through some incredible complex, if not only too human family dynamics.
– Family business member
It is a must-read epic love story of the Hallman’s and their community.
– Cathy Brothers
The Hallman Legacy succeeds wonderfully in telling an exceptional family business story.
– John English
This captivating saga is better than fiction… a real-world case study that will undoubtedly be dissected in fields of psychology, sociology, and business management.
– Jake J. Thiessen
This book will stand the test of time and enrich those who read it.
– Kenneth McLaughlin
I am delighted with this important memoir of the Hallmans.
– The Right Honourable David Johnston
Empathic while also honestly accurate.
– Karen Redman