There is a well-worn cliché that we have all heard a thousand times: “They sure don’t build them like they used to.” It is usually a complaint about how, in the modern world, we have chosen to trade quality for convenience or to save a little money. In the homebuilding field, one company is forever changing the way homes are built, with a focus on energy efficiency, carbon reduction, and climate resiliency—and without sacrificing affordability.
Reborn Home SolutionsA Strong Team Focused on Core Values
Next year will mark forty years in business for Reborn Cabinets. The direct-to-consumer remodeling contractor specializes in providing kitchens, bathrooms, and replacement windows directly to homeowners. Reborn has offices in three western states: California, Nevada, and Arizona.
ENERSOLV Design + Build Ltd.Adding Value through Design-Build and Design-Assist Services
Since the early 2000s, the landscape of the construction industry has shifted toward carbon reduction goals with a focus on sustainability. As a result, the scale and complexity of projects have increased, causing developers to realize the harsh reality and pitfalls of the traditional tender-bid-build process.
Jacobsen HomesFlorida’s Answer to Structurally Sound, Affordable Homes
Family-owned-and-operated Jacobsen Homes has produced manufactured and modular residential buildings for the last sixty-two years. The oldest and largest builder of manufactured homes in Florida has developed a strong presence, and now builds roughly double the capacity of any other factory within the state.
CollomixSustainable Solutions for Small Batch Mixing
Founded in 1974 in Germany, Collomix established itself in the United States and Canada in 2012. Small-batch mixing was not as common in North America at the time, and Collomix has spent much of the last decade focused on raising awareness about the benefits of small-batch mixers. A family company and a market leader, Collomix is trusted around the world as the only company focused solely on mixing.
Radon Environmental Management CorpRadon Prevention and Mitigation – Raising Awareness and Exceeding Code Standards
Founded in 2007, Radon Environmental Management Corp. (REM) has a business model that is built around preventing and reducing public exposure to radon. It is the only company whose core business is focused solely on radon exposure.
Canvas HomesExpanding to Create Luxurious Multi-Family Homes
Founded in 2014, custom home builder Canvas Homes serves the Greater Vancouver region as one part of a group of three sister companies in the construction business, all owned and led by Executive President Avi Dhaliwal.
RADISE InternationalInnovations in Smart Infrastructure – Measuring Resiliency and Sustainability
With twenty-four years of experience, engineering consulting services firm RADISE International, a smart infrastructure company, is focused on improving the sustainability and resiliency of civil infrastructure projects. The company provides innovative solutions through its engineering consulting services and products to improve the way civil infrastructure is built and maintained.
Framaco InternationalA Complete Materials Procurement and Logistics House
With offices in New York, Turkey, and Qatar, materials procurement and logistics leader Framaco is open somewhere almost twenty-four hours a day. The company has also expanded to provide full turnkey construction management services overseas for the United States government. It was founded in 1990 by Gilles and Paul Kacha and is still run by the two brothers today.
Falcon GroupImproving America’s Housing Stock
Serving the Eastern United States from New York to Miami, full-service, architectural, engineering, and construction management firm The Falcon Group is known for its work in multi-family residential construction and other shared community spaces. The firm has also diversified into more commercial, institutional, and public projects.
S2 ArchitectureNew Developments for Collaboration in the Workplace
Founded in 1993, Canadian architectural, interior design, and master planning firm S2 Architecture serves a diverse range of markets. The employees at S2 work together fluently within and between studios located in Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver. All three of these studios have recently undergone significant changes, and the development is, in part, to advance the firm’s collaborative teamwork approach.
MJMAConnecting Communities Through a Collaborative, Cross-Disciplinary Approach
Full-service, interdisciplinary, and architecturally-led, this design studio, MJMA, was founded in 1988 and has operated as a single Toronto-based office for the last thirty years. Its focus has been on public buildings, particularly community and campus projects. These two typologies share the opportunity of bringing people together to increase social interaction, and this is where MJMA shines.
KAEFER Canada Inc.Innovative, Technology-Driven Solutions in the Field of Industrial Services
KAEFER Canada is the Canadian arm of a global leader in the field of insulation and related services. Originally founded in Germany in 1918, KAEFER has built a reputation for delivering quality services worldwide and traces its roots in the Canadian market back nearly seventy years.
McMillan ElectricRapid Growth Through Diversified Electrical Contracting Services
Full-service electrical contractor McMillan Electric specializes in commercial tenant improvement and new construction. Under its low-voltage division MNetworks, the company also offers networking, cybersecurity, audio-visual, telecommunication, and riser management services.
Building Knowledge CanadaBuilding Science for a Net-Zero Future
Building science is the interaction of heat, air, and moisture with the built environment. As the world moves toward a greener future to help fend off the effects of climate change, we have to consider all the moving parts and avoid developing tunnel vision in the drive for efficiency and Building Knowledge Canada provides the necessary information.
QMD Enterprises Inc.Built for Luxury and Longevity
QMD Enterprises Inc. is a general contractor specializing in residential, industrial, and commercial construction. Its projects are primarily located in Montreal, Quebec City, the Ottawa-Gatineau region, and occasionally in Toronto.
Jac. VandenbergInnovating and Expanding
Fourth-generation, family-owned business Jac. Vandenberg imports and distributes its full product line of counter-seasonal fresh fruits throughout the United States and Canada. The company’s history dates back to 1905 in the Netherlands, but today, it is based in Tarrytown, New York with a second office in Los Angeles that services the West Coast.
Formtech WindowsManufacturing Energy-Efficient, Pour-In-Place Windows
Quebec-based Formtech Windows is the leading Canadian manufacturer of pour-in-place foundation windows. Formtech’s line of highly-efficient window products is used by contractors from coast to coast, and the company is known for its quality, energy-saving products.
Lépine ApartmentsMulti-Residential Buildings With an Emphasis on Community and Sustainability
Lépine Apartments specializes in the construction and management of mid-rise and high-rise multi-residential buildings. The company provides rental accommodations for residents looking for high quality housing in the Ottawa region, and offers rental options far beyond the scope of what is generally available in the apartment sector.
Kirkor Architects and PlannersSmart and Sustainable Design for Canadian Developers
Kirkor Architects and Planners is a Canadian architectural design and planning firm headquartered in Toronto, Ontario. Specializing in responsible development, the company is focused on architectural solutions that blend sustainable design and community integration. Currently, Kirkor is working as the architect of record on two landmark developments: the Bayside masterplan, and Aqualuna at Bayside, in the East Bayview district of downtown Toronto.
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