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In the peak of the summer season, locally-owned H&W Produce (H&W) stocks fresh nectarines, limes, pluots and navel oranges fresh for the taking, but that’s only a fraction of the bounty to be discovered at any of the company’s five markets in Edmonton, Alberta. “We’re proud to be one of...

Steven Haab founded Haab Homes Construction Ltd. (HHC) in 2003 as a mid-sized, privately owned homebuilder to serve customers around Fort St. John, British Columbia. “I apprenticed with a long-term builder and worked for five years before striking out on my own,” says Steven, who has been in the...

After 30 years serving the region of Durham, Ontario, Halenda’s Fine Foods Ltd. has earned its reputation as the place to go for all meat products. It started from just one small retail location but has grown from these humble beginnings into a province-wide success with a wholesale distribution...

Bob Hamblet started doing roofing work nearly three decades ago. “I excelled at it,” he says. “And I enjoy doing it.” Bob continued to gain knowledge and experience in the industry until striking out on his own in 1989 when he founded Hamblet’s Roofing, Siding, Windows (Hamblet’s), a residential...

In Burlington, Ontario, Hamsar Diversco Inc. has made its name known over the last 32 years as an industry leader with in-house engineering, on-site testing, product development and manufacturing capabilities of lighting, electronics and vehicle...

George Haddad, owner and founder of Handi Foods Ltd. (HFL), has had a passion for food his entire life. Growing up in Lebanon, Haddad learned to make bread by watching his mother, using traditional methods and ingredients.

Haddad studied business administration in the United States and...

Graham is a construction management company founded in 1926 that operates from 14 locations throughout Canada and the United States, all of which focus on offering integrated, innovative construction solutions for projects ranging from small building renovations to complex $500 million design-...

 
 
 
 
 
Fad diets come and go, and currently, the entire country of Norway is completely out of butter because of a low-carbohydrate diet, but eventually the staples always make their way back. Ralph Hanscome, CEO of Hanscome Group of Companies (HGC), is pretty...

More than 20 years ago, Donat Koller and his wife, Jasmine, came to scenic Salmon Arm, British Columbia, where they started a small goat farm. Originally from Switzerland, Koller learned the cheesemaking craft at an early age. He brought this passion for the dairy business with him in hopes of...

Few importers can hold a light to the selection found at Hari Stones Limited. The family-owned and –operated stone importer based in Burnaby, British Columbia, has been providing architects, contractors, designers, homeowners and...

For CEO Paolo Abate, making a better development means transforming apartment buildings from walled-off castles for escaping the city into social havens that connect residents with their neighborhoods. The company he founded with three others—aptly named...

Asco Construction Ltd. (Asco) broke ground in 2011 on a major upgrade project at Hawkesbury Wastewater Treatment Plant in Hawkesbury, Ontario. After the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) found the plant out of compliance in 2007, the regional officials determined that an overhaul was in order....

Herb Lodde started out in 1964 as an independent roofer, gradually building a client base in his spare time. As the years went by, Lodde’s two sons Dave and Rob joined the company, lending a hand during summer vacation and by 1996, the team officially incorporated as...

Walter Kostycz and his wife Kathy founded Heritage Electric Ltd. (Heritage) in 1978. In 1995 Jack Marinic joined the company’s ownership circle after working his way through the ranks after starting with the company as an apprentice. The team of three has blossomed into a team of 12 electrical...

Since 1963 Hertel Meats (Hertels) has been a mainstay amongst grocery retailers and food service providers in British Columbia, mainly on Vancouver Island. Family-owned and -operated, Hertels is renowned for the fresh, homemade quality of pork products meticulously processed with time and care...

Hetek Solutions Inc. has been in business since 1956, starting out as Heath Consultants Ltd., a subsidiary to the Heath Group of Companies. The business was originally established to serve the expanding natural gas industry, providing direct support in regards to the system safety and loss...

Marcel and Michel Khoury are opening a new entertainment establishment, HFX Sports Bar and Grill (HFX), in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The brothers grew up in the food service and entertainment business, and as owners of the former New Palace Nightclub in Halifax, the pair has been involved in the...

Not all feed is created equal –that’s what the animal nutrition experts think at Alberta-based Hi-Pro Feeds LP (Hi-Pro). The company’s roots trace back nearly 73 years in both the U.S. and Canadian feed industries.

Hi-Pro’s team of professionals are well-versed in an array of animal...

Highwood Distillers (HD) has been producing some of the finest Canadian whiskies on the market since 1974. The company takes pride in its prominent local roots, the foothills of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. “We use wheat to produce our whiskies and because we’re situated right on the prairies...

Hilite Fine Foods Inc. (HFF) started as a simple fruit market in 1977 but has expanded into a wholesale produce company that sells hundreds of premium tropical/soft and hard fruits, vegetables, root vegetables and greens, as well as quail eggs, tofu and nuts to the Ontario region. In addition,...

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