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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 experience. “Our decades of experience provide us...

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 worked for a business that is now his competitor. Based in Grande Prairie, Alberta, his company provides...

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 planning and interior design services that place emphasis on harmony between participants and...

ADK Holdings Ltd. is the parent corporation for a group of companies dating back to 1976. Barney Dohm, the group’s president and CEO, leads the family of nine companies serving the Northwest Territories and northern...

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 crossing for the U.S. and Canada, but will also serve as a pilot project for a number of new construction...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

“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,...

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, Atlantic Cat owns the greatest market share in the industry and offers a wide variety of new and used...

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