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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 has more than $9 billion in water assets. For 25 years, Drainstar Contracting has worked to keep...

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; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; and St. John’s, Newfoundland. Dramis wires buildings for...

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 founded in 2000 by a group of like-minded, innovative friends, and continues similarly today with...

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 president, Mike Aprile’s father – returned to Toronto after serving heroically in World War II and found...

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 included.

Engineered Assemblies supplies Canadian architects with European façades, specifically...

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-based company has risen to the top of the industry, helping architects despite its infancy through a...

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 seem easy,” proclaims Paul Whittaker, P.Eng., who purchased the company in 1998 and now serves as...

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 Brent Hockin founded the firm, it has grown exponentially from one man and a truck to the 30 talented,...

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 contradictory features. Enter Envision Global Inc.

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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 of Epic Roofing & Exteriors Ltd. (Epic) in Calgary, Alberta. “As such, I was pretty handy and...

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 population growing from approximately 600 residents in 1970 to today’s average of 3,000. Catering to this...

Since 1979, Expocrete, an Oldcastle company, has been a trusted name and market leader in concrete hardscape, masonry, hollow-core and precast products and solutions. With corporate headquarters in Edmonton, Alberta, Expocrete...

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 focused on supplying quality building products to contractors in southwestern Ontario. Fairway has...

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. The Ontario-based company works with progressive architects and engineers to create unique...

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 economic network with the world, and FBCL has the responsibility to work with subsidiaries and partners...

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 philosophies and a shared passion for glazing would accomplish much more as a team, and the rest is history....

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 operations have moved to a large facility in Spruce Grove (Acheson), Alberta. “We started out doing minor...

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 as a custom steel fabricator specializing in modular construction.

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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 specializes in institutional, commercial and light industrial construction and renovations. GBC prides...

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 firm that would go on to help define the landscape of western Canada. The pair officially launched...

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