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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 usual reasons. Barkman’s recent line of wood replica products so closely imitate the real thing it’s...

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 the concrete arena in response to growing demand for septic tanks, which led the eldest Barkman...

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 started by building one home at the time, and steadily the couple grew a company from there.
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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, when the company was purchased by the Crompton family,” says Hans Schaefer, director of sales and...

The origin of BCP Group of Companies (BCP) was a small painting and construction company in Three Hills, Alberta. Over the course of 23 years, BCP has emerged as one of western Canada’s top hospitality, commercial 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 well in this industry and they keep coming back,” details Vance McCarthy, president of Beatty....

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 industrial wastewater treatment for a variety of clients.

Originally starting BI with his...

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 fastest growing mechanical contracting companies over the past four decades. However, Bird Mechanical Ltd...

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 carpentry and general maintenance work.
Ralph’s son, Jeff Herlick, has an actively growing role...

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 his background in professional engineering to advance the art of custom pools, never ignoring the...

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 model is based on establishing relationships with clients; working with them to determine the best...

Boyd Excavating Ltd. (Boyd) is one of the fastest growing companies in Saskatchewan. Based in Moosomin and Regina, with rapidly growing trucking and excavating, industrial earthworks, water and sewer and trenchless utilities...

British Columbia-based BPWood was founded in 2000 by Paul Bouchard. Coming from a career with one of the largest lumber trading companies in North America, Bouchard’s 25-year experience gave him the skillset to mine the nooks and crannies of...

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 benefit from a scaffold installation that allows crews to carefully, cost-effectively complete each...

British Empire Fuels has been providing a range of home heating solutions to customers in Ontario since 1964. The company first began delivering home heating fuel in the form of coal more than 50 years ago. The original...

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, honesty, integrity and respect to its work since 1959. Incorporated in 1981, Brouwer has constructed...

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 BPH, is proud to be the third generation of Bruins in the plumbing and HVAC business. The family...

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 of the ice arenas on which it works through better design and research and development. BSIA prides...

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 air and dust – they will not grow if moisture isn’t present. Unfortunately, mold can potentially be...

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 Horseshoe region around the western end of Lake Ontario. BPC thrives in a niche, providing state-of...

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