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Rick and Jennifer Hickson founded R&J Machine (R&J) in 1975 as a small snowmobile and motorcycle parts and repair outfit. As R&J flourished, the husband-and-wife team began to expand services, adding docks, marine rails and boat lifts to the company’s capabilities in 1987. The same...

Rack Petroleum Ltd. (Rack) offers a one-stop shop for all of a farmer’s needs; Rack has the bases covered, including control, plant nutrition, fertilizer and fuel. The Saskatchewan-based independent retailer not only provides a wide range of products and services, but also assists farmers...

Red Barn Country Market Ltd. (Red Barn), a small specialty grocer in British Columbia, consists of four store locations on Vancouver Island. Five Red Barn owners took over the business in 2009, and continue to steer the grocer toward success.
The leadership team includes five equal co-...

Red River Industries Inc. (RRII) is a Sundre, Alberta-based company that specializes in oilfield construction. Among the services provided by RRII are pipeline and facility construction complete with field and shop fabrication of  components such as ASME Division 1 Section 8 pressure vessels and...

Headquartered in Kingsville, Ontario, Red Sun Farms, formerly JemD Farms, is the only fully integrated greenhouse vegetable grower and produce distributor in North America. Red Sun Farms not only owns its own farms, but is also...

Steve Forberg has been in the energy equipment industry since age 15. “I got into wellheads as a summer job,” he explains. His father worked in the “Christmas Tree” business, assembling series of valves for wellheads (nicknamed Christmas Trees due to an unusual shape, reminiscent of decorated...

Steve Forberg, president of Redco Valve and Wellhead (Redco), has been in the oilfield equipment industry since he was just a teenager. “I initially got into the industry for a summer job working for my father’s company,” explains Forberg. Forberg’s father assembled complex series of valves for...

More than 40 years ago Reliance Windows Inc. (Reliance Windows) began creating a reputation that would come to carry the company well into the millennium. Reliance Windows switched hands in 2009 when the Zzen Group of Companies bought the company from the previous owners. At that time Lou De...

Founded in the 1960s, Renin Canada Corp. is a market-leading manufacturer of home products, including room-dividing systems, closet doors and organizers, wall décor and glass enclosure products. Based in Brampton, Ontario, Renin sells its products under a...

Rhinokore Composite Solutions LP (RCS) is an internationally renowned manufacturer of composite solutions. The company’s Canadian headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta, but RCS also owns a facility in Armstrong, British Columbia, where teams design and manufacture materials for construction and...

The Richmond Terrace Long Term Care (LTC) Home (Richmond Terrace), located in historic Amherstburg, Ontario, provides an invaluable service to over 200 of the province’s senior citizen. In 2012, however, it became clear that it was in need of an upgrade. To facilitate the task of a modern,...

Sydney-Anne Porter, owner and president of Rikas Grocers Ltd – which operates as AG Valley Foods (Valley Foods) – says she is proud and passionate about her chosen profession. “Find something you love to do, do it well and success will follow,” Porter shares.
Valley Foods has been a...

Prefabricated building components allow contractors to erect structures cheaper while relying on far less labor than traditional construction. The process is also often quicker, making prefabricated components particularly well suited to Canada’s short construction season. Since 2006,...

John Paolucci, president of Rolling Mix Concrete (B.C.) Ltd. (Rolling Mix), gets a kick out of driving through downtown Prince George, British Columbia. “I love seeing our green and yellow trucks all over town and having people say they’ve seen them,” he says. “It brings me a great sense of...

Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. (RPPF) is located in the small town of High River, Alberta. The company has been manufacturing a full line of premium semi-moist dog food and all-natural treats for man’s best friend since 1988. RPPF began manufacturing only a couple of products, but the company...

Rollover Premium Pet Food Ltd. (RPPF) is located in the small town of High River, Alberta. The company has been manufacturing a full line of premium semi-moist dog food and all-natural treats for man’s best friend since 1988. RPPF began manufacturing only a couple of products, but the company...

Mario and Guido Rollo established Roma Fuels Ltd. (Roma) in 1968, and they continue to run the business today. Roma is a Toronto-based, family-owned and -operated fuel distribution company. Sergio, Mario’s son and operations manager for Roma, is proud to contribute to the family business.

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Rudolph’s Bakeries (Rudolph’s) has been providing customers with high quality German-style breads since 1951, when the company was originally founded by a German immigrant to Toronto. For several decades, the business transcended through generations of family ownership. In 2006 Dave Read and...