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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 three months and influx of over 42,800 people in the last three months is the highest of any...

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 in 1983, the team added a transportation division, which is now known as Trans Carrier Ltd (TCL)....

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 philosophy has been passed down through the generations: work hard, meet commitments and deliver...

Trinity Communication Services Limited (Trinity Communication) has been a focused and diversified Canadian telecommunications contractor servicing the cable industry and other communication industries in the Greater Toronto and surrounding southern Ontario regions since its founding in 1990. ...

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 safety program that exceeds the industry standard, Trisan...

Tron Power Inc. (Tron) is a full-service general contractor providing a range of electrical, mechanical and civil construction services throughout Saskatchewan. The company conveniently operates out of offices in two prime industrial...

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 have the best selection in the market,” says Chris Szysky, vice president of Ultra-Lite, who...

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 specialist in structured cabling. USG provides the gamut of telecommunications and data infrastructure...

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 little over a decade. Operating under a mandate to build quality homes across North America, offering all...

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. Moisture infiltration in high rises can cause serious obstacles for condominium owners, property...

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 brothers Peter and George Watson moved back home to Jacksonville, New Brunswick.

“One went...

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 with integral accessories in order to provide a one-stop, turnkey framing package to customers...

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 portfolio over the years to include...

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 family ownership and responsive, familiar service. “Our products are competitive, but everyone has a...

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 heart of Clarkson Village. Mississauga, a charming city, is home to a busy international airport,...

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 Martin took over as president of the business, which continues to strive for excellence and top-quality...

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 buildings being erected in Nova Scotia around the turn of the 20th century, and strategically...

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 company.

Over the years, the operation has found a strong...

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