Bob J. Quarture, Jr. seems awestruck as he describes how his workforce installed cladding on a 500-foot tower in Toledo, Ohio. Quarture is president of Mohawk Construction and Supply Company, Inc. of McMurray, Pennsylvania. The company designs, engineers, fabricates, and installs building cladding systems.
H2I GroupNew Name, New Services, New Markets, Same Positive Spirit
H2I Group of Minneapolis, Minnesota has undergone some major changes since it was profiled in July 2018 in Construction in Focus magazine. These include new corporate acquisitions, services, and leadership. As the employee-owned firm approached the hundred-year milestone, it also underwent a name change from Haldeman-Homme, Inc.
24RestoreProviding Help When Disaster Strikes
If you own or manage a property that has been devastated by a fire, flood, storm, or crime, 24Restore of Ramsey, Minnesota can help. The company—which also handles more mundane tasks such as mold removal—is available around the clock, as its name implies. “It doesn’t matter what time of day it is. It doesn’t matter what day of the year it is......
New Path Construction and ConsultingInnovative Construction Firm Continues to Take New Paths
New Path Construction and Consulting has taken some, well, new paths since Construction in Focus profiled this innovative firm in April 2021. From launching a low-voltage division to spinning off a cutting-edge design business, work has continued apace at this Hanover Park, Illinois-based company. Most significantly, New Path has received some major industry recognition, placing 39th on the Inc. magazine list of the Fastest-Growing U.S. Companies in the Midwest, 2022.
Karwood Contracting LimitedKarwood Does It Differently
Karwood Contracting Limited offers an integrated suite of construction, land development, real estate, and design services. Using advanced tools, low-carbon wood, and a nimble approach, Karwood builds attractive, energy-efficient residences.
Bassi ConstructionFrom a Small Family Firm to a Vertically-Integrated Enterprise
Next year, Bassi Construction Ltd. will mark its sixtieth anniversary in business. Since its founding in 1963, the Ottawa-based firm has become a vertically-integrated operation with a full range of construction-related services. Its continued success is a testament to hard work, dedication, and putting the customer first.
Groupe MadystaQuebec Telecom Construction Firm Eyes Expansion
Last year marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of Groupe Madysta, an innovative, vertically-integrated firm based in Trois-Rivières, Québec that specializes in engineering and construction work for the telecommunications sector. The companies within the fold offer a comprehensive suite of services, and the group’s one-stop shop approach has been highly successful. It is currently pondering new opportunities and expansion plans.
AREPASaving Money and the Environment by Restoring Damaged Electronics
It is a common nightmare for anyone who owns a manufacturing or industrial plant that a disaster—natural or otherwise—strikes their facility, damaging specialized technical equipment. The inclination, in such situations, is to throw out any damaged electronics and buy replacements. If a company wants to save time and money, however, they could contact disaster recovery experts AREPA instead.
Comprehensive SecurityProtecting Country Stars and Construction Sites, This Company Does it All
Guards from Comprehensive Security, Inc., maintain a watchful presence at concerts, construction work, conventions, and special events in Davidson County, Tennessee. The City of Nashville is based in Davidson, and Comprehensive has provided security for some of the music mecca’s biggest stars, including Reba McEntire, Brooks & Dunn, and Dolly Parton.
Diverso EnergyThis Geothermal Firm is Fired Up to Expand Its Reach
Diverso Energy of Toronto is poised for huge growth as government mandates and environmental concerns from developers and home buyers spur interest in renewable energy.
Midwest Drywall Co., Inc. Approaching the Mid-Century Mark in a Power Position
Midwest Drywall Co. Inc., (MWD) is thriving as it prepares to mark its fiftieth anniversary next year. COVID-19 threw the Wichita, Kansas-based wall and ceiling drywall subcontractor something of a curveball, but it has endured. Since it was last profiled in the November 2019 issue of Construction in Focus magazine, the employee-owned firm has opened an office in an additional geographic location and continues to take on large projects as it approaches a corporate milestone.
Metro Compactor ServicesSuper Service and Top-of-the-Line Waste Management Products
If there is a secret to the success and longevity of Metro Compactor Service, Inc., it is that the family-run firm offers top-of-the-line waste and recycling equipment as well as ‘Super Service.’
Wall-tech CompaniesKings of Cold-formed Steel Framing
Wall-tech Companies of Deforest, Wisconsin, was recently contacted by a general contractor who needed help on a construction project involving a three-story, 112,000-square-foot, public charter school going up in Beloit, Wisconsin. Work was behind schedule, and the contractor hoped Wall-tech could speed up the pace of construction.
CTLGroupNew Office, New Outlook and New Markets
There have been significant developments at CTLGroup since Construction in Focus profiled the Skokie, Illinois firm in October 2017. In addition to opening a New York City office, the company has adapted to the challenges of COVID and the opportunities presented by renewable energy and possible federal infrastructure funding.
New Path Construction and Consulting“Outsider” Firm Paving a New Path in Construction
Adam Garcia launched New Path Construction and Consulting in May 2016 with a simple vision in mind: he wanted to stress business acumen and fundamentals during construction deals while embracing an outsider’s mindset. The formula worked, and the firm is marking its fifth anniversary with big plans to expand its market reach and services.
CBS RentalsCommitted to Expanding and Enhancing Services in the Face of COVID
In January 2020, CBS Rentals, a fast-growing construction equipment rental firm based in the Houston area, achieved a remarkable milestone. CBS set a record for equipment rented numbers to clients, primarily in Texas.
All Commercial FloorsResiliency and Resolve in the Face of COVID
In the November 2019 issue of Construction in Focus, we noted All Commercial Floors’ (ACF) growth and success. Since that story ran, the commercial flooring company based in Grand Prairie, Texas has also demonstrated extreme resiliency in the face of tough economic times.
CMTADesigning for Wellness and Energy Savings
Award-winning, rapidly-growing engineering firm CMTA helps design buildings with energy-efficiency and wellness in mind. It is an approach that has proven popular as the Louisville, Kentucky-based company expands. This focus on healthy buildings is particularly relevant given the danger of COVID, a virus that spreads quickly in enclosed, poorly-ventilated spaces.
Lester R. Summers, Inc. (Summers Trucking)Family Firm Weathers the COVID Crisis Amid Ownership Change
A few months ago, Lester R. Summers, Inc., a venerable, family-owned, heavy haul transport company based in Ephrata, Pennsylvania, met with each individual in its company to discuss the company’s response to COVID-19. The effects had hit Pennsylvania hard.
The Geiler CompanyA Flourishing Family Business Since the 19th Century
Founded nearly 150 years ago, The Geiler Company of Cincinnati, Ohio is a woman-owned, family-run business that provides heating, plumbing, and cooling services for residential and commercial clients. Specialties include installing, repairing, and servicing plumbing systems, process piping and refrigeration, pump-related work, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. The company is weathering the COVID-19 lockdown and looking forward to the future.
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