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AIM Environmental Group was founded in 1989 by Theo Van Wely, who found opportunities for successful growth in the recycling and waste management industry. Now the company operates three main divisions focusing on: composting, remediation, and demolition operations. Over the years, the company...

Since 1961, Alka Pool Construction has been making backyard dreams come true as one of western Canada’s premier pool builders. The family-owned and -operated company has more than 50 years of experience in high-quality waterscapes, whirlpools...

Brothers Rocky, Larry and Amedeo Sovernigo founded Alka Pool Construction Ltd. (Alka Pool) in 1961. “They started off building houses,” says Carla R. Sovernigo, Larry’s daughter and current president of Alka Pool. “Then they threw in pools, and eventually they dropped houses.”
Carla and...

Konstantinos Kotoulas started his masonry career while still living in Greece, learning the trade firsthand from his father, and he was already well experienced by the time he “officially” entered the workforce in 1971. He founded his company 16 years later, in 1987, first operating as Copetti...

Alpha Mechanical Contracting Ltd. (Alpha) is a leading mechanical contracting firm in western Canada. The Alpha team has been developing the company’s capabilities since its founding in 1974, specifically in the field of specialty piping systems and plumbing.
Alpha prides itself on being...

In 1912, brothers Cyril and David Ames founded a small import shop in downtown Vancouver, importing toilet bowls and sinks from England, as well as locks for local businesses. This partnership lasted only a fortnight, but Cyril’s knack for business became apparent as his small, independent...

In 1912, brothers Cyril and David Ames founded a small import shop in downtown Vancouver, importing toilet bowls and sinks from England, as well as locks for local businesses. This partnership lasted only a fortnight, but Cyril’s knack for business became apparent as his small, independent...

Anaconda Mining Inc. (AMI) witnessed a number of key milestones in 2011 - 2012 as the growth-oriented company shifted toward becoming a reliable producer of gold at its Pine Cove mine. AMI completed a mill expansion project in summer 2010 and shortly after Pine Cove endured a long commissioning...

Antex Western is a Winnipeg-based commercial interior building finishes company that will be celebrating its 85-year anniversary in 2013. Moses Sodomsky, a labour foreman for Johns Manville Co., founded Antex Western in 1928.

When the business moved from a concentration in labour to a...

After 25 years in the aviation world, Omar Hammound, president and CEO of APG-Neuros (APG) realized a route to take his expertise into a new market, one that was in need of great change. In 2005, while on a power generation assignment in South Korea, Omar joined his colleagues with similar...

Founded in 2005, APG-Neuros Inc. has already revolutionized the turbo blower industry over the last decade.

Drawing on a professional background in aviation and aerospace technology, Omar Hammoud developed a high-efficiency turbo blower for waste...

Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd. (Aplin & Martin) is a full-service civil engineering, planning and survey company serving clients throughout British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. The consultancy offers an array of cost-effective and innovative design and...

Alberta is Canada’s major producer of oil and natural gas, and many of the surrounding areas depend on these resources for more than just heat and fuel. Apollo Machine & Welding Ltd. (AMW) is a local, privately owned company nestled in the heart of the Edmonton’s oil patch that assures...

Aqua Drain Sewer Services Inc. (ADSS) is a full-service plumbing company serving customers throughout Northeastern Ontario.

ADSS specializes in 24/7 emergency service, ensuring a quick, professional response regardless of the time of day. “Most...

Yanick Brulé established Aqua Drain Sewer Services Inc. (ADSS) in 2005 as a small residential plumbing company. “I’ve been in the industry my whole life,” Brulé recounts. “My father and uncles are all plumbers and I wanted a business like that of my own. I worked for my uncle before starting my...

Aqua-Pure Ventures Inc. (APV) is out to prove the value of industrial wastewater. The Calgary, Alberta-based company began in 1992 developing a prototype evaporator technology for treating landfill leachate, and by 1997 the pioneering company had applied for a process patent.

The company...

AquaTerra Corporation (AquaTerra) is celebrating 130 years as Canada’s oldest and largest nationwide direct-delivery drinking water company. The national bottler is fittingly bringing together water and the Earth with a dedication to sustainability and commitment to the cleanest, freshest...

“You are what your record says you are.”

Over lunch, Rick Ambrose, president of Arbutus Roofing tosses that Bill Parcells quotation into a conversation about the past, present and future of the Vancouver company that he’s headed for over thirty years. He explains that Parcells, the Hall...

As a Canadian paving contractor in the mid-1980s, Al Rorison was irked by the fact that the ingredients to make new asphalt pavement, namely aggregates and asphalt oil, made up over 50 percent of the cost of resurfacing paved roads. Rorison’s frustration drove him to develop a new,...

With a central facility in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and five branch locations throughout northern Saskatchewan, northwestern Ontario and remote Nunavut, Arctic Beverages has been serving Canada’s northernmost grocery, convenience, gas station...

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