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Sabine Veit’s grandfather, Albert Veit, opened his first bakery in Stuttgart, Germany in 1927. That fine bread company has grown for over 80 years, and it now operates 75 retail outlets in the country. In 1987 Sabine brought Bäckerhaus Veit Ltd. (BV) to Canada. The name means “the Veit House of...

Bailey Ventures has served its region for over a quarter century, operating as the umbrella corporation for four Boston Pizza restaurants throughout the Alberta province. Boston Pizza International Inc., a large national franchise specializing in presenting family-friendly casual dining and a...

The Bamford family knows produce, which is no surprise considering fresh fruit and vegetables have been the family business for over 130 years. Since 1881 the Bamford family has specialized in putting the highest quality fruits and vegetables to Toronto’s tables as a food distributor under the...

Ontario is home to a vast expanse of farmland, so it’s no coincidence that according to the 2011 census of agriculture, the province is also home to more than 50,000 farms. While there are still small-scale operations, the family-owned farm is somewhat of a dying breed in the age of mass farming...

When sales reps for Barkman Concrete go to tradeshows, they run into a problem not uncommon in sales: people don’t believe them, but it’s not for the usual reasons. Barkman’s recent line of wood replica products so closely imitate the real thing it’s...

Arnold, Edwin and Peter Barkman established Barkman Concrete Ltd. (barkman) in 1948, though its earliest years were spent as a plumbing and heating business. The operation eventually expanded into the concrete arena in response to growing demand for septic tanks, which led the eldest Barkman...

John and Silvana Vukojevic arrived in Camrose, Alberta, in 1995. Seven years later the couple formed a construction company, Battle River Homes Inc. Like most home builders, Battle River Homes started by building one home at the time, and steadily the couple grew a company from there.
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British Columbia Frozen Foods Ltd., d.b.a. BC Frozen Foods Ltd. (BCFF), has been processing and packing competitively priced high-quality frozen fruits and vegetables for bulk, industrial, food service and retail customers since 1988, with a client base that extends from Canada to the Pacific...

BC Hardwood Floor Co. Ltd. (BC Hardwood) is a British Columbia-based high-quality flooring company celebrating 110 years in business in 2014. “We’ve been a family-run business since the 1950s, when the company was purchased by the Crompton family,” says Hans Schaefer, director of sales and...

Rancher-owned and –operated BC Livestock Producers Co-Operative Association (BC Livestock) oversees four stockyards throughout British Columbia. With locations in Kamloops, Williams Lake, Okanagan Falls and Vanderhoof, the cooperative works directly with over 1,500 cattle producers and holds...

Lower Mainland Vegetable Distributors Inc. was founded in 1992 to supply British Columbia with quality root vegetables from the fertile Fraser Valley, historically an agricultural centre of British Columbia. By 2007, however, the company had outgrown the original name, and a rebranding was in...

The origin of BCP Group of Companies (BCP) was a small painting and construction company in Three Hills, Alberta. Over the course of 23 years, BCP has emerged as one of western Canada’s top hospitality, commercial and...

Longevity is a rarity in today’s business world. Beatty Floors Limited (Beatty) was founded in 1929 by Fred M. Beatty and has grown exponentially since. “We have a history of servicing people very well in this industry and they keep coming back,” details Vance McCarthy, president of Beatty....

Belmont Meat Products Ltd. (Belmont) originally began operating in 1966 as a broad scale meat distributor in Ontario. Over the past 50 years, the company has evolved significantly. In the 1990s, the company shifted focus to beef sales and processing, dropping other products and building up a...

Belt Conveyer Guarding (BCG) designs and manufactures customized guarding systems that fit the exact needs of its customers. This one-of-a-kind service has put the company firmly at the forefront of its marketplace. Created in 1998 to...

Belt Conveyor Guarding has been in business since 1990, when Paul and Karen Vandergeest started out with a portable weld truck, providing repair and maintenance services for aggregate processors in the region.

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Food itself isn’t an option. There are plenty of options, though, when choosing the kind of food to feed a family. Beretta Organic Farms provides a number of good choices.

The family-owned and -operated farm, which is located in King Township just north of Toronto, specializes in raising...

The BEST Service Pros (BEST) team has provided janitorial cleaning services and professional facility maintenance since 1956. The Vancouver-based company practices LEED-certified environmentally sustainable service systems in custodial, window cleaning, pressure washing and confidential document...

The Whistler Grocery Store (The Grocery Store) serves as an anchor in the heart of British Columbia’s busy Whistler Resort Village, offering a destination where tourists and locals alike can access a vast selection of fresh, specialty foods. Owned and operated by Bevendale Enterprises Inc., The...

Founded in 1995 by Scott Foster, BI Pure Water (BI) is looking forward to its 20-year anniversary in 2015. Headquartered in Surrey, British Columbia, BI works across Canada performing water and industrial wastewater treatment for a variety of clients.

Originally starting BI with his...

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