Construction

When people build new buildings, they often ask for two things: large windows and energy efficiency. That leaves architects scratching their heads and wondering how to provide such apparently...

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...

In 1985, the Gregson family set out to start their own logging and road building company in British Columbia and they decided to name it after their first job building roads in Copper Canyon, an...

Engineered Assemblies Inc. doesn’t want a bigger piece of the pie. It wants a bigger pie. For the lightweight exterior cladding company, that means bolstering the entire industry, competitors...

The road to the Monster Jam World Finals XVIII passed through the Northlands Coliseum (also known as Rexall Place) in Edmonton, Alberta, the first weekend in February, with the legendary Randy...

Some of Atlantic Roofers Limited’s employees have been on the job for more than...

Founded in 1940, The Dalton Company Ltd. has been providing professional building services to customers throughout the greater Toronto area for more than...

Originally established as an exclusive floor installation company nearly 45 years ago, Nu-Way Floor Fashions Ltd. has developed into a flooring supply and...

As a third-generation builder, Digram Developments Inc. and DiGreen Homes CEO, Mohsin Masood, is no stranger to the residential and commercial construction...

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...

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

ADSS specializes in 24/7...

Clean, fast and reliable — this is what quality HVAC service should be and Schubert Plumbing & Heating delivers. Based in Mission, British...

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...

Few contractors have the capacity to safely remove a 20-foot concrete balcony from a 37-story high-rise. But by using proprietary engineering, decades of experience and a...

With a 30-year history of providing quality, integrated environmental service, Tervita Corporation serves a broad market throughout Canada. The company’s headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta....

Founded in 1972, SPI Health and Safety Inc. specializes in occupational health and safety products, solutions...

Since 1979, Expocrete, an Oldcastle company, has been a trusted name and market leader in concrete hardscape, masonry, hollow-...

When the world’s leading athletic organizations such as the Toronto Pan Am / Parapan Am Games and the Canadian Soccer Association need a high-performance sports surface for world-class athletes,...

Since 1961, Alka Pool Construction has been making backyard dreams come true as one of western Canada’s premier pool builders. The family-owned...

Located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Municipal Ready-Mix Ltd. has been running a steadfast, local business for more than 63 years on Cape...

Since 1983, Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. has been providing electrical installations and services to commercial, industrial and...

Few importers can hold a light to the selection found at Hari Stones Limited. The family-owned and –operated stone importer based in...

Located in Binbrook, Ontario, O’Neil’s Farm Equipment (1971) Ltd. has been a trusted name in agricultural equipment, service and leasing for...

As the owner of a construction and earthmoving business in Manitoba’s Red River Valley, Ken Rempel found that he was expending a lot of time and resources by adjusting and customizing equipment....

For nearly 30 years, the Martin family has been providing a wide range of construction services and innovative products in Ontario. Gary Martin first established Magest Inc. in 1987 as a general...

Since 1938, NORR Limited has provided integrated design and consulting services, combining architecture, engineering and planning in one trusted...

Since 1994, Newton Group Ltd. has merged industry innovation and building technology services, backed by a high degree of integrity in...

It is uncommon for a business to rise to the top of the market within two years of opening its doors – but not impossible. New Concept Quality Doors...

The original owners of Cascade Roofing and Waterproofing have been in business in British Columbia since 1973. The company was purchased...

British Columbia-based BPWood was founded in 2000 by Paul Bouchard. Coming from a career with one of the largest lumber trading companies in...

After working in the construction business for 20 years, Andre Hebert decided to purchase what was then known as Roy Robichaud Construction. Renaming the business...

Founded in 1997 by Lincoln Douglas, K and L Contracting has grown into a multipurpose contracting firm. Located in Rosedale, British...

Based in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, KJ Contracting Ltd. is not an average electrical contractor. Specializing in...

After years of experience in the construction industry with his family business, Marcus Gillam and his partner Joel Parke ventured out on their own and started...

Kitchen Craft Cabinetry has been in business for more than 40 years. The business started out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, serving...

Over the course of more than four decades, Atlantic Roofers has been serving general contractors and property...

J & J Penner Construction Ltd. has been serving clients in Canada and the United States for more than 30 years. Incorporated in...

Winvan Paving Ltd. (Winvan) has been in business since 1966, when Commonwealth Construction Company established the operation as a division, providing civil construction support to the parent...

Mario Veltri has been in the construction industry since the 1950s, when he first began building small residential tracts. He began with a handful of small family homes, expanding his...

Trinity Communication Services Limited (Trinity Communication) has been a focused and diversified Canadian telecommunications contractor servicing the cable industry and other communication...

Titan Logix Corp. (Titan) has been in business since 1979, when the company began operating as mining resource development company Titan Pacific Resources. Through the late 1980s, the business...

Steve Ratzlaff began selling real estate in 1987, building experience and rapport with builders and homebuyers for more than a decade before striking out on his own and founding Spruceland Homes...

When it comes to some of the largest industrial projects in support of major industries in western Canada and the northern U.S., Saskarc Industries...

Salem Contracting Ltd. (Salem) has been serving industrial clients in and around British Columbia for more than 30 years. Monty Belsham, president of Salem, first started the business as a small...

Established in 1985, Sabre Instrument Services Ltd (Sabre) will be celebrating 30 years of successful operation in 2015. Sabre is headquartered in Southeast Calgary, and provides integration...

With more than five decades of combined experience in all facets of the construction industry, MK Group of Companies (MK) delivers a range of...

In 2001, Landsource Organix Ltd (Landsource) launched as the first blower truck company in Ontario. From the beginning the company...

Holten Impex International (Holten Impex) is an established leader in the import, export and distribution of high-quality floor and wall tiles. Located in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, the company has...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

Since 1956, A-1 Cement Contractors Ltd. (A-1) has provided Calgary homeowners and commercial customers with top-of-the-line concrete work, backed by 58 years of leading field...

Based in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Campbell’s Concrete Ltd. has been serving contractors in Canada’s easternmost province for more...

GK Mechanical Inc. has been in business since 1978. The business has grown significantly over the years, all the while adapting to meet the needs of contractors and building owners throughout...

To keep a city the size of Toronto running, it is what lies below the surface that counts. Between water mains, filtration plants, valves, hydrants, pumping stations and various systems, Toronto...

Deep Foundation Contractors Inc. (Deep Foundation) has been in business since 1971, established by Bill Lardner...

After just a decade in business, Crystal Consulting Inc. has emerged as one of Vancouver’s top drywall...

For 32 years, Cowden-Woods Design Builders Ltd. (Cowden-Woods) has carved a name as a trusted design-build...

Country Lane Builders has been in business for over 34 years.  Established in 1981 by Orlan Martin, the growing custom...

Copcan Civil Ltd. (Copcan) has been in business since 1985, when the Gregson family first began performing land clearing work...

Cando Rail Services Inc. (Cando) is a Canadian-owned, national rail services provider, offering a range of integrated rail services...

British Empire Fuels has been providing a range of home heating solutions to customers in Ontario since 1964. The...

Boyd Excavating Ltd. (Boyd) is one of the fastest growing companies in Saskatchewan. Based in Moosomin and Regina, with rapidly...

The origin of BCP Group of Companies (BCP) was a small painting and construction company in Three Hills, Alberta. Over the...

ADK Holdings Ltd. is the parent corporation for a group of companies dating back to 1976. Barney Dohm, the group’s...

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...

After 14 years in operation, LMC Industries (LMC) is building on a record of trusted industrial construction, fabrication and maintenance in New Brunswick and with client support, the company now...

For more than 30 years, Sarana Tile (Sarana) has been one of Ontario’s most distinguished and reputable importer-distributors of ceramic, porcelain, natural stone and glass tile. Stocking more...

Quality Engineered Homes (QEH) has been in business for 27 years. Established in 1987, the growing homebuilder began as a small modular homebuilding business, though it has since grown into a...

Canadian design business, ...

PF Custom Countertops (PFC) has been creating stunning surfaces since 1969, when Otto Holzapfel established the business. Otto came to Edmonton, Alberta, as an immigrant and began working at Clark...

More than 30 years ago, Ernie and Gladys Penner established Penn-Lite Electrical as a small electrical construction and service company in Steinbach, Manitoba. In 2008, Ernie and Gladys retired...

Munck Cranes Inc. (MCI) is more than a standard catalogue crane and hoist company. The Ontario-based manufacturer readily rises to meet the specific lifting challenges in a range of industries. “...

In 1979 Joe Formosa established Muchalat Group of Companies (Muchalat) as a small construction business focused on renovation ...

Since 1987, in the interior of British Columbia, Marwest Utility Services Ltd (Marwest) has been the infrastructure-building backbone behind Canada’s major gas and utility companies. As the...

Lynco Eagle (Lynco) is a fairly recent partnership between three main entities within Western Canada. The main component of the business evolved from Lynco Construction Limited, an oilfield...

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...

Calgary’s fastest-growing companies have survived everything from a brutal recession to a volatile local economy and devastating flood in 2013 all while building innovative, thriving businesses....

Since joining the Walters Group (Walters) in 2010, Feature Walters (FW) has increased its capacity to provide its special brand of high end architectural fabrication solutions across North America...

Brian Rand founded Custom Cupola & Steeple Co. Ltd. (CCS) in 1989. Coming from a family of successful entrepreneurs, Brian understands that hard work and commitment are the foundations for any...

Owen Colbourne founded Coltons Consulting & Maintenance Inc. (CCM) in 1998 as a small company dedicated to high-quality loading dock maintenance, repair and equipment installation. After more...

Geoff Scheck founded Accu-Fab Custom Metal Works Ltd. (Accu-Fab) in January 2005. Scheck has been involved in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry for 19 years and formerly...

Ray Northey founded Timberline Custom Homes (Timberline) in 1996 as a division of Northey Contracting Inc. (NCI). “I founded NCI in 1989 at the age of 25,” says Ray. “At 18 years old I entered the...

A project is underway to replace the North Channel Bridge between Cornwall, Ontario, and Cornwall Island. This endeavor’s success will not only revitalize this component of a critical border...

Premier Siding and Window Sales (Premier) is a growing exterior supplier and installer based in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Gord Andrews, owner and president of Premier, purchased the company in...

While other companies have struggled to turn a profit in the midst of the recession, business is booming for OJCR Construction (OJCR). The Toronto-based emergency services provider has been using...

For over half a century, Number Ten Architectural Group (Number Ten) has focused on contextual building and design while integrating planning, client collaboration, strategic advisory services,...

Norweld Mechanical Installations Inc. (Norweld) has offered diverse mining construction services throughout western Canada since 2006. With a main office and two fabrication facilities in Prince...

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...

As the U.S. struggles to recover from the economic downturn, its northern neighbours Newfoundland and Labrador are in the midst of an unprecedented energy and natural resource boom in oil, nickel...

MGC Construction (MGC) is a subsidiary of Mission Group Enterprises (MGE), a family of companies headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia. MGE is the umbrella company for several regional...

Points Athabasca Contracting LP (Points Athabasca) is deeply rooted in its community and heritage. The Saskatchewan-based industrial contractor, which specializes in mining operations, proudly...

Russ and Sharon Nelson originally founded Nelson Roofing in 1980 as a small, family roofing business. In 1999 Russ’ son, Lyle, purchased the company, renaming it Nelson Roofing & Sheet Metal...

The Dalton Company Ltd., based in Toronto, is a family-owned professional building services business that has served Ontario since 1940. Over 70 years of experience has taught the Daltons how to...

Joe Kosick founded Kosick Holdings Inc. in the late 1970s as an oil field construction company, serving energy companies in western Canada. Over the years, the business has continued to grow and...

For a company that’s only 8 years old, Thompson Valley Erectors Ltd. (TVE) has quickly made a name for itself in multiple markets throughout British Columbia. The diverse...

Shay Hanratty founded Thermal Aluminum & Glass Ltd. (TAG), a Calgary-based commercial and residential window design and installation business, in 2009 after working in the industry for 12...

After many years with one of Canada’s largest contractors, four once co-workers turned owners decided it was the right time to start up a company of their own, creating Tonda Construction Ltd. (...

Verda Paints Ltd. (Verda) has experienced tremendous growth over the last six years. However, even amid record expansion, the Ontario-based paint manufacturer and supplier has not lost sight of...

As Canada’s leading cold-formed structural steel specialist, VanderWal Homes & Commercial Group (VanderWal) creates pre-engineered and prefabricated cold-formed steel assemblies and systems...

Tri-Gen Construction Ltd. (TGC) is a third-generation family business. Peter Szmyrko founded the business in 1972 with the goal of offering results-driven services to Alberta’s oil industry; his...

In recent years, Alberta’s population has skyrocketed. According to new figures from Statistic Canada, as of July 2013, the provincial population now tops 4 million. The 1.08 percent growth rate...

In 1989 Terry McLaughlin quit his job and founded Terlin Construction Ltd. (Terlin) as the first general contractor to focus exclusively on commercial retail construction. Over the next two...

Tony Reschke, general manager of Team Mixing Technologies (Team Mixing), says his job is the best ever. “I’m a geotechnical engineer by trade, but I love what I do now,” Reschke shares. “We have a...

For more than five decades, Tampa Hall Ltd. (Tampa Hall) has been a symbol of building innovation across central Canada. The Ontario-based manufacturer has led the charge in researching,...

The team at Sturgeon Falls Brush & Contracting (Sturgeon Falls) isn’t afraid of getting its hands dirty. In fact, the heavy construction and forest harvesting contractor rolls up its sleeves...

In October 2003, Colin Hodge, co-owner and managing director of Sterling Plumbing & Heating Ltd. (Sterling), founded the Saskatchewan-based company with Jerrod Turgeon and Janice Stochmal to...

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...

Ralph Herlick founded Bonafide Carpentry Services Ltd. (BCS) in 1995 as a small contracting company. For the first several years, Ralph and his team focused on smaller projects, specifically...

For residential, commercial and industrial service, the Casman MEP Group (Casman MEP) encompasses a wide range of capabilities. The Alberta-based specialized division of the Casman Group of...

After 30 years in the construction industry, Dorothy Callihan’s career has taken her far and wide. Less than one year ago, it took her all the way from Arizona to Fort McMurray, Alberta. “A...

For over 20 years, Casman Building Ltd. (Casman Building) has been serving the Fort McMurray, Edmonton and Calgary regions of Alberta. In recent years, the area has been a hotbed for economic...

Over the last several years, the Casman Group of Companies (Casman) has made a dramatic shift in its overall direction. “A couple of years ago our focus was in the wrong place,” admits Ben Dutton...

Reg Neelands established Neelands Refrigeration Limited (NRL) in 1957. The family business has been growing successfully in the Canadian market for more than 50 years, establishing lasting...

Marco Romero founded Polaris Minerals Corporation (Polaris) in 2000 as a construction aggregates owner with majority ownership in three growing quarry operations and distribution locations across...

It’s no small feat to keep a company growing for over 100 years, but the Prosperi family makes it seem easy. This is due to the Prosperi’s recipe for success: equal part teamwork, an...

Ultra-Lite Doors Ltd. (Ultra-Lite) has grown to become the largest distributor of overhead and high-speed doors in the Calgary region, as well as a worldwide leader in the industry since 1982. “We...

Unified System Group Inc. (USG) started out with just two employees in a garage but over the course of 20 years, USG has leveraged a results-oriented approach to become Alberta’s foremost...

Vern Hult founded Oil Lift Technology Inc (OLT). in 2000 as a small technology company geared towards resolving long-standing obstacles in oil field operation. Hult, founder and senior vice...

Northern Comfort Windows & Doors Ltd. (NORCOM) is not a company that rests on its laurels even though it’s won the Top Choice Award five years running as Best Window Company in the region of...

Jeremy Miller, principal of Houston Landscapes (Houston), admits he ended up in the high-end residential and commercial landscaping and construction industry by accident. “My roommate at the time...

Lowe’s Canada Distribution Centre in Milton, Ontario, is not a typical industrial building. Featuring two-storey glass concourse entry cubes that punctuate a wave pattern of precast panels, the...

David O’Sullivan founded PW Trenchless Ltd. (PWT) in 2000 as a specialty service construction firm in Surrey, British Columbia. “I studied engineering in Ireland in the 70s,” he recounts. “I...

Master Pools by Dominion Gunite Calgary Ltd. (MPDG) started out in 1955, not building pools at all. Originally (and still legally) operating under the name Dominion Gunite, the team worked for a...

Merlin Bartel never planned to open up a roofing business, or for that matter, a roofing business with 130 full-time employees. “I grew up as a farm boy,” says Bartel, president, CEO and founder...

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-...

John Cloutier, president of Nordic Mechanical Services Ltd. (NMS), understands the value of patience and perseverance. In 1994 Cloutier began NMS as a cold-start company, which afforded him the...

Fausto Finelli, founder and former president of Pacific Paving Limited (Pacific), emigrated from Italy to Canada in 1954 with his whole life packed up in one suitcase. Fausto had refined a skill...

The pride Patterned Concrete Mississauga Inc. (Patterned Concrete) puts into each project is as apparent as the careful ridges and grooves that line the team’s finished handiwork. Patterned...

Grandview Homes (Grandview) has made a name for itself building superior-quality homes across southern Ontario, especially in the tri-city area of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge. Grandview...

Gary Leis, CEO of Leis Pet Distributing Inc. (LPD), has been in the industry since 1986, when he joined Leis Feed and Supply, his father’s company. Leis started the distribution side of business...

If it’s made of steel and used for industrial and agricultural applications, chances are that M&G Millwrights Ltd. (MGL) can design, manufacture, install and service it. The company was...

Mark Fournier, president of Piscines Bonaventure Inc. (PBI), grew up in the pool business. His maternal grandfather owned a company at which Mark’s father, Claude, began working at in 1957. It...

June 2010 was a rough period for residents in southern Alberta. The normally arid region suffered from heavy rainfall and the tributaries to the South Saskatchewan River overflowed from their...

Northwestern British Columbia includes the traditional territory of the Tahltan, and it is a vast area rich in natural resources such as gold, copper, silver, green energy, forestry, wildlife, as...

Gaddess Industrial (Gaddess) strives to make a difference in the steel fabrication industry with the company’s philosophy of continual improvement. Gaddess made a name for itself in New Brunswick...

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,...

Ted and Louis Hole bought a small farm in St. Albert, Alberta, in 1952 knowing only that they wanted to build a future for the Hole family. Armed with a degree in agriculture and a strong...

Carpell Surfaces Inc. (Carpell) has become a leader in the installation and maintenance of high performance sports surfaces that balance longevity with eco-consciousness in just 10 years. As the...

Les Sols Sportica Inc. (Sportica) is a specialty installer of synthetic sports surfaces based in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a city that sits in the province of Quebec. Sportica was established in 2009...

When Doug Smith Electric was founded in 1963 it had a small staff and performed electrical contracting for schools and hospitals. Now operating under the name ChemCo Electrical Contractors Ltd. (...

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...

Brandon, Manitoba, is a community that sticks together, and this has never been more true than within the past year. Summer 2011 brought a 300-year record flood across the province and over 1,000...

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...

Damar Security Systems (DSS) was founded in 1970 and has grown into one of southwestern Ontario’s leading electronic-security specialists, as well as one of the province’s largest independent full...

ECO-Technica Inc. (ECO) is a multidiscipline engineering and project services firm offering a wide variety of design and build services from its headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta. The business was...

Keith Ferguson and Peter Neudorf met in 1985 while separately bidding a contract for the Ottawa’s National Art Gallery. The pair quickly realized that two entrepreneurs with compatible...

Jim Myers has been in the mechanical contracting industry for most of his life, but after 20 years of hard work at his father’s plumbing company, Myers took the plunge and set off on his own....

In 2011 there were 12 major road projects completed in the London, Ontario, region. In order to successfully complete the majority of those projects, construction crews required a large amount of...

One of the last things any property owner wants to hear is that they have mold growing in their building. While it’s impossible to remove all mold spores indoors – they can continue to be found in...

Winter 2010 - Building a new custom home can be a challenge. Those who choose to do so seek an exceptional space tailored to their needs, tastes and aspirations, but...

Byron’s Plumbing Ltd. was founded in Calgary in 1980 by Byron McNeely, owner and president of the 30-year-old namesake business. Byron McNeely’s son, Wayne, plumber and CEO, joined the company in...

Fall 2010 - The Canderel Group of Companies has been a major player in Canada’s real estate and development markets since its founding in 1975. During that time, the...

Summer 2010 - CANA Construction Ltd. is part of the CANA Group of Companies, a conglomerate owned entirely by the Simpson family, which has long been recognized for its...

On the website for Davco Welding Ltd. there’s a picture of 80 employees sitting and standing on or beside one of the company’s cranes on a sunny day. In uniforms of navy blue sweatshirts and blue...

Dramis Network Cabling Ltd. (Dramis) is a structured cabling and wiring contractor with five locations throughout Atlantic Canada, including Moncton, New Brunswick; Fredericton, New Brunswick;...

Fall 2010 - Dipper Oilfield Developments got its start doing road maintenance in Northern Alberta in 1983, but as a shadow of its present incarnation. The company had...

Tron Power Inc. (Tron) is a full-service general contractor providing a range of electrical, mechanical and civil construction services...

If a new home is currently being built in Calgary, Alberta, it’s possible that the electrical work is going to be done by the professionals at Enhance Electric LTD. In the 11 short years since...

With support from his father’s family trust, Cuckoo Kochar founded the DCR/Phoenix Group of Companies, a...

Summer 2010 - James Bazely was not a founder of Gregor Homes Ltd. – a custom-home builder operating in and around Barrie, Ontario – but he has been with the company for...

Doors can do more than just provide a point of egress for the building. A good door can say a lot about the residents or businesses located within. Consider the choice of door by one of Canada’s...

Summer 2010 - In a general sense, Coulter runs GGS Structures Inc., a greenhouse building designer for the horticultural and agricultural industries, and Niagrow Systems...

Summer 2010 - There is nothing quite like diving into a refreshingly icy pool on a hot and humid day, or nothing quite as relaxing as spending time in a hot tub....

Summer 2010 - Karp Namisniak Yamamoto Architects Inc. (KNY Architects) is one of Canada’s favourite architectural firms. The company works from coast to coast in the...

Fall 2010 - Urban living has become quite the viable option in Canada, and with that influx comes the demand for increased housing options. Finding new space in a crowded...

Summer 2010 - Mel Di Nunno has a long history in the electrical and mechanical fields. “I’ve had training, and I have a sheet metal ticket and electrical ticket,” he says...

Fall 2010 - Morguard Investments Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Morguard Corporation, an integrated real estate company. Morguard Investments established itself in...

Fall 2010 - “A higher standard of living.” For 30 years, this creed has summed up the driving force behind Mountainview Homes, pushing the company ahead of its...

ACI Architecture Inc., headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, works throughout Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Incorporated in 1991, it offers a full range of award-winning architectural...

Summer 2010 - National Hydronics Group (NHG) is a mechanical contracting company with an old-school approach to business management, but it is modern in its employees'...

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...

Summer 2010 - Wayne Bowman was introduced to the construction industry as a child. “My dad was a small operator, so I grew up in the business and always had an interest...

Calgary-based Boychuk Builders is a successful design-build construction company. It specializes in land development and custom, high-quality steel building construction. The company’s business...

Based in Calgary, Alberta, architectural firm Sturgess Architecture (Sturgess) has long been recognized for its innovative designs and distinctive approach to the business. Headed by Jeremy...

Originally built in the early 1960s, Ontario’s Noden Causeway consists of a major section of TransCanada Highway 11 that crosses Rainy Lake. Noden Causeway bridges the communities west of the...

The city of Ottawa has contracted with local Doran Contractors Limited (Doran) to construct the Orleans Cumberland Collector Pumping Station and a diversion chamber at the Robert O. Pickard...

Rick Fournier founded Innovative Interior Systems (IIS) in 1997 with the help of two associates. The company has grown significantly since the early days, as IIS started small, offering a range of...

As the small settlement of Eskimo Point in Canada’s Kivallig region has grown and prospered, so has Eskimo Point Lumber Supply (EPLS). The area was renamed Arviat in 1989, with the total...

Engineered Assemblies Inc. (EA) is at the forefront of innovation in new product technology and a fundamentally different way of running business due to forward-thinking leadership. The Toronto-...

J.R. Edgett Excavating Ltd. (JREE) is a locally owned and operated excavating company operating primarily in the Comox Valley region on the east coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The...

O’Brien Installations Limited (O’Brien’s) started out as a very different company than it is today. Hugh O’Brien, CEO and founder of the company, explains, “We started out in the 1960s when the...

Guido Cupido founded Burlington Paving Company Ltd. (BPC) in 1974 with his sons, Dan and Ray. The family business, located in Burlington, Ontario, offers paving services to customers in the Golden...

In Mississauga, Ontario, aging baby boomers will soon have a new place to call home. The structure is a mid-rise residential community – Walden Circle Retirement Residence (Walden Circle) – in the...

Bry Sand Ice Arena Ltd. (BSIA) is an Edmonton, Alberta-based company that assures ice arenas stay cool under pressure. The company builds refrigerated flooring, improving the overall performance...

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,...

Atlas-Apex Roofing Inc. (AAR) is currently one of Canada's premiere roofing companies. It's origins, however, are quite humble. The Ontario-based company was founded in 1928 as Atlas Roofing,...

PJ Dick is part of a tight-knit family of companies, including Trumbull and Lindy Paving, and has operated with honesty and integrity on over 100 construction and renovation projects from its...

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...

Nekison Engineering & Contracting Ltd. (NEC) is a truly global company, serving Canada’s interests across the world. Based out of Etobicoke, Toronto, NEC was started by Ramesh Jain in 1980 as...

For the past 60 years, cars have zipped north and south on Ontario’s Highway 400, which stretches from Toronto to Lake Simcoe and the town of Barrie. However, over six decades the infrastructure...

The Eight Avenue Place (EAP) building is a multi-use development situated in the heart of downtown Calgary, Alberta. EAP is Canada’s only office building to achieve LEED pre-certification Gold, in...

Logan Stevens Construction (2000) Ltd. is a general contracting company with a proud past and a focus on the future. The company was founded in 1907 by carpenters James Penner Logan and William...

The Marsh family of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, takes serving its community to heart. Don Marsh and his wife, Lois – and in more recent years their two sons, Grant and Wayne – have owned and...

As one of several well-integrated companies within the Atis Group Inc., a leading manufacturer/marketer of windows and doors, Phoenix Glass Inc. fabricates and installs architectural glass and...

The Toronto Maple Leafs played at Maple Leaf Gardens for 68 seasons. The team may have relocated to new arena in 1999, but Toronto’s historic Garden District celebrated a new era and hockey’s...

For over two decades Marine Contractors Inc. has been providing western Newfoundland with just about every kind of heavy and civil construction service possible, literally paving the way for...

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...

Brampton, Ontario, numbers amongst the largest and fastest growing cities in Canada. It is also one of the country’s most diverse communities, with more than 175 ethnic backgrounds speaking over...

Gillam Group Inc. (GGI) may have only been incorporated in April 2011, but the construction management company represents the culmination of decades of hard work and experience on major capital...

Wade Gibbs and Doug Gage met while students at the University of Manitoba, setting the wheels in motion for a more than three decade-long friendship and the creation of the foundation for a design...

Genesis Building Corporation (GBC) is a construction management and general contracting firm with over 20 years in the business. Operating primarily in the Calgary, Alberta, area, the firm...

The Greater Toronto Area is a busy region of more than 5 million residents, many of whom travel by public transit. Eventually Metrolinx GO Transit found itself with a challenge at its Pickering...

Alberto Ditta founded Cult Iron Works Ltd. (Cult) in 1975 armed with raw determination and a work ethic second to none. An Italian immigrant and blacksmith by trade, Ditta established himself in...

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...

The Conseil scolaire catholique Franco-Nord school board offers continuous French-language education for residents living in the Nipissing-Parry Sound region of Ontario. The board provides...

Gary Graham and Sean Prewett founded Graham-Prewett Inc. (GPI) in 2001 after a series of mergers and acquisitions at their previous employers left the two wanting to work for a company more...

The Graff Company ULC (Graff) has spent 45 years sawing, drilling and scanning its way to top of its industry. Based out of Brampton, Ontario, the company has steadily grown thanks to developing...

Fraser Bros Roofing Ltd. (FBR) initially began in 1985 out of the Fraser family house. While ownership has remained in-house with second-generation owner Jeff Fraser at the helm, the firm’s...

Wilsons Security (Wilsons) is a division of a 100-year-old fuel company based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Wilson Fuel Co. Limited, the parent company, began as a company providing supplies to the...

The Federal Bridge Corporation Ltd. (FBCL) is an agency that owns and manages some of the most important, strategic fixed-link crossings in Canada. These structures are vital to the country’s...

Way-Mar Inc. was founded in 1973 as an aluminum sidings company by Wayne Martin, who gave the Ontario-based company his name and values. Prior to Wayne’s retirement in 2010, his nephew Darrell...

Engineered Lifting Systems & Equipment Inc. (ELS) specializes in providing solutions to Canada’s industrial and manufacturing sector’s tough overhead lifting problems. “We make difficult jobs...

Universal Structural Restoration Ltd. (USRL) embodies a strong commitment to quality and excellence of workmanship, this being its foundation for client’s structural and building restoration needs...

Elirpa Construction & Materials Limited (ECL) is a 60-year-old company imbued with the integrity, determination and commitment of a soldier. John J. Aprile – the father of ECL's current...

Unity Builders Group (UBG) was founded in 1998, and has grown to be one of Alberta’s most diverse real estate management companies and has set the precedent for homebuilders across Canada in...

Ed Dimillo is president of Dibco Underground Ltd. (Dibco), and he is the first to admit that the kind of work the Bolton, Ontario-based company has become known for isn’t for everyone. “Our...

Thomas Design Builders Ltd. (TDB) has been providing Manitoba with quality design-build services since 1980. The crux of the business is repeat customers, and TDB has achieved such a high rate by...

Brouwer Construction (1981) Ltd. (Brouwer) is a family-owned and -operated construction firm located in St. Catharines, Ontario, which has been applying its foundational principles of fairness,...

In 1983, Revelstoke Construction Ltd. and Braniff Construction merged to provide clients with an increased range of construction services. The merger created Vic Van Isle Construction Ltd., which...

BonaVista Pools (BVP) is a second-generation company started by Bob Brown, who founded the company on a philosophy of exacting standards, innovative designs and unwavering client focus. Bob used...

Total responsibility: That is what mechanical design and construction firm Sprint Insight Inc. (SI) undertakes with every client for every project. And the company takes its responsibilities...

Bird Mechanical Ltd. has been serving the Greater Toronto area since 1971. Originally founded as Jack Bird Plumbing and Heating Ltd., the Gormley-based company has become one of the region's...

The Priestly family roots in construction go back to 1971, the year Vic Priestly founded Vic Priestly Contracting Ltd. a site work and landscaping company in Ontario. In 1993 the demolition...

Aveiro Constructors Limited (Aveiro) has been recognized as one of Canada’s premier steel building specialists and general contractors due to a proven track record of successfully completed...

Kiwi Newton Construction Ltd. (Kiwi Newton Construction) was incorporated in 1994 as a full-service general contracting firm and today sits at the core of the Newton Group, a collection of five...

When Atlas Overhead Doors (AOD) started over 30 years ago it filled a crucial need in the Ontario region. “There were really very few door companies operating then,” recalls George Atlas, one of...

Kitnuna Corporation (Kitnuna) has a little bit of something for everyone in the far north region of Nunavut. The corporation is a 100-percent Inuit-owned joint venture between Kitkimeot...

Atlantic Cat, an equipment distributor headquartered in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, is the largest of its kind in the Maritime Provinces. With eight locations across the region and 400 employees,...

Running a successful construction company didn’t come naturally to Rod Lindenberg, president and founder of Manitoba's Horizon Builders Ltd. (HBL). “My father really encouraged me to start my own...

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...

Brad Hoover and Greg Doetzel founded Hoover Mechanical Plumbing & Heating Ltd. (HMP) in 1998 to provide clients with the complete spectrum of mechanical contracting services. Rob Purcell and...

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...

Homes by Santos Construction Ltd. (Homes by Santos) is a family-owned and -operated company providing homes in the greater Edmonton area. For over 30 years Homes by Santos has provided quality...

Between December 2010 and February 2011 British Columbia experienced its most challenging winter in recent history. A frigid but fairly snowless beginning to the season was followed by massive...

Toronto-based planning and design firm planningAlliance (pA) has helped clients to plan, design and construct...

Target Excavating Inc. (Target) is a family-owned pipeline and excavation company located in Provost, Alberta. The company’s niche is in pipeline installation, but Colin Booker, operations manager...

Silverline Insulation 2005 Ltd. (Silverline) celebrated its 20-year anniversary in 2011. “I bought Silverline in 2005,” says Glen Corbeil, the owner and general manager of Silverline. “However,...

ServiceMaster Clean of Fredericton (SMC) is a business co-owned by three partners, each with an eye on success. Chris Brown, president of SMC, along with John Brown, vice president of SMC, and...

Security Electrical Ltd. (Security) is a full-service electrical contractor based in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. “We specialize in institutional design-build projects,” says Bryan Soucy, president...

Scott Steel Erectors Inc. (SSE) was founded in 1989 on the values of quality, safety and schedule, leading the company to become one of Canada’s most trusted steel erection specialists. SSE has...

Fausto Finelli, founder and former president of Pacific Paving Limited (Pacific), emigrated from Italy to Canada in 1954 with his whole life packed up in one suitcase. Fausto had refined a skill...

Oilsands Expediting Ltd. (Oilsands Expediting) understands that stakes are high when supplying the mining and oil sands industries, which is why the business has made a point of never turning down...

Collaboration and teamwork are the foundation for North Perimeter Construction Ltd. (NPC) and its tougher-than-steel reputation. The medium-sized construction firm approaches every project with...

Mark Herchenroder opened Fairway Building Supply Inc. (Fairway) in 2007. “We opened April 1 in a small, 3,000-square foot shop in Hamilton,” says Herchenroder, founder and president. Fairway is...

David Watt took a chance in 1983 by founding D.A. Watt Consulting Group Ltd. (DAW) at a time when the economy of Alberta – and Calgary in particular – was in decline, sending unemployment up from...

The CEI Architecture (CEI) team believes in building stronger, healthier communities by continually challenging itself to rethink its design approach. Design professionals at CEI embrace a truly...

Royan Stewart founded Breck Scaffold Solutions (BSS) in 2002 to provide clients with highly specialized scaffold solutions. The company’s industry experience and focus on safety ensures clients...

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,...

Bruin’s Plumbing & Heating Ltd. (BPH) is a family-owned and -operated plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning company based in Red Deer, Alberta. Marty Bruin, general manager of...

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...

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.,...

DKC Sparklean Group (Sparklean) is an association of professionals in Edmonton, Alberta, committed to quality cleaning and restorative services. Sparklean celebrates its 20-year anniversary in...

There are few things Gord Dol appreciates more than a level playing field, which is why he created Dol Turf Restoration Ltd. (Dol Turf) in 1993. His entrance into this sector wasn’t necessarily...

Valley Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Ltd. (Valley) is the largest privately owned heating and refrigeration contractor in the Canadian Maritimes. Valley first opened its doors in 1974, when...

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