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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 wanted to start up a lawn mowing and hedge trimming business and he asked for my assistance in...

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 wall and ceiling system solutions to residential and commercial customers. Rick has since bought...

J & J Penner Construction Ltd. has been serving clients in Canada and the United States for more than 30 years. Incorporated in 1983, the COR-certified contractor is based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Owner, president and CEO, John...

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 Comox-based firm provides high-quality site servicing, road building and utility upgrading. JREE has...

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. Myers founded Jeda Mechanical Ltd (Jeda) in 2004 to develop quality, cost-effective mechanical...

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 processed aggregate and recycled concrete. Aggregate is used to form a stable foundation that acts...

Founded in 1997 by Lincoln Douglas, K and L Contracting has grown into a multipurpose contracting firm. Located in Rosedale, British Columbia, K and L Contracting specializes in logging road construction, forestry and aggregate...

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. In 2000, he decided to build his own scraper – one that would operate more efficiently and better...

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 residential, commercial, industrial and institutional sectors, drawing on a history that traces back to...

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 city, however, can be a challenge. Kirkor Architects and Planners, a firm located in Toronto,...

Kitchen Craft Cabinetry has been in business for more than 40 years. The business started out in Winnipeg, Manitoba, serving regional customers with a line of high quality kitchen cabinets. Over the years, the business has...

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 Corporation and Nunasi Corporation. Kitnuna’s four subsidiaries work together harmoniously to facilitate...

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 divisions dedicated to the design, manufacture and assembly of building components at lower costs and...

Based in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, KJ Contracting Ltd. is not an average electrical contractor. Specializing in serving clients in the forestry, brewery and more recently, the food processing and manufacturing...

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 understands that building a high-quality home takes more than stainless steel appliances and a granite...

In 2001, Landsource Organix Ltd (Landsource) launched as the first blower truck company in Ontario. From the beginning the company has combined blower truck technology and a knack for innovating new products and efficiencies into...

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 in 1988 when he took to the road one day a week to distribute Leis Feed and Supply products to...

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 by a group of entrepreneurs formerly employed by sports builder DeFargo, which was bought by...

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 has the bench strength and experience to extend beyond eastern Canada. “We are a...

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 Black under the banner of Logan and Black Ltd., and ever since the company has been a major driving...

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