Sixty years after its creation, Arpi’s Industries Ltd. remains true to the vision of its founder, Arpad “Arpi” Berdin.
Finding Success With Family Values
The Voice of Experience
Thoroughly eschewing the pessimistic belief that “the sky is falling,” Altius Architecture’s Graham Smith says the time to build and renovate is now.
Proof that Building on Experience Builds Trust
Construction is an ever-changing industry, and the businesses that not only survive but also thrive have the willingness to adapt. British Columbia-based Island West Coast Developments Ltd. (IWCD) is one of those companies.
Building on Strong Foundations
Celebrating Black Leaders in Architecture and Construction
The timing of the launch of the new Afro Canadian Contractors Association (ACCA) on February 1st fittingly coincided with the beginning of Black History Month in 2021. Honouring the legacy of Black Canadians through festivities and events, the theme that cold February during COVID was “The Future is Now.” For ACCA, it was appropriate and necessary, especially considering world events at the time.
Reflecting Lives and Living
Southernwind Pools Inc.
Looking back on his legacy, John Versfelt has a lot to be proud of.
Building America Beautifully
Lang Masonry & Restoration Contractors
In his younger years, Damian L. Lang had his sights set on becoming part of America’s construction sector. Taking a masonry program while in high school, Lang aimed to become a mason contractor after he graduated. Not only did he achieve that goal, but he went on to create a well-respected company bearing his name.
Redevelopment Recharged – Great Condos Make a Great City
Looking back on his long career in Montreal’s construction and real estate industries, Sam Scalia is proud of the role Samcon Inc. has played in transforming the city for the benefit of condominium buyers and neighbourhoods alike.
Taking it Higher
Empire Crane Company
When Brothers Paul and Luke Lonergan were thinking about a name for their company, one immediately came to mind: Empire, after New York’s legendary Empire State Building. Twenty years on, the Empire Crane Company has grown to become one of America’s foremost specialists in the sector, focusing exclusively on crane sales, service, parts, and rentals.
Over the past 24 years, Cornerstone Detention Products, Inc. has grown from a two-person business to the largest and most successful company in its sector. “We are classified as a specialty contractor, so we focus on one particular type of construction, and that’s corrections,” explains Charles ‘Mitch’ Claborn. “And we’re growing every day.”
The Latest in PPE
Construction has a disproportionately high number of reported workplace accidents compared to other sectors, making personal protective equipment essential.
Four Generations & Still Trucking
Rogers Brothers Corporation
The year 1905 was a landmark one. Albert Einstein unveiled what became known as his Theory of Relativity, which changed the course of the world. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle published The Return of Sherlock Holmes to appease a public still disappointed by the fictional death of his detective a dozen years earlier.
Cities for Seniors
The Future of Age-Friendly Cities
By 2030, almost one billion men and women worldwide will be 65 and older. Mobility devices and technologies keep seniors safe in their homes, but once they leave their four walls, how are cities and towns making life easier, more enjoyable, and safer for aging residents?
Making It Right
Originally founded in 1948 as a cleaning company by two Fort Worth businessmen, Steamatic quickly earned a reputation for high-quality, dependable service.
In-Depth with HVAC
For businesses and homeowners alike, few things are worse than an air conditioner conking out in an August heat wave, or a furnace giving up deep into the coldest night of February.
Better Construction Experiences
Among construction sector stars, most life stories you hear are about kids becoming interested in the industry in their childhood, working alongside parents in the family business, building a backyard shed, replacing pipes, patching holes in walls.
Not Your Usual Contractor
For over 60 years, Missouri-based Gross Mechanical has been on a mission: to help rebuild America’s infrastructure.
The Need for Housing is Now
Canadian Home Builders’ Association
Over the months leading up the release of Canada’s latest federal budget, A Plan to Grow Our Economy and Make Life More Affordable, there was speculation over what recommendations the 304-page document would contain about the nation’s housing crisis. Highlighted as a priority for all levels of government, the dearth of all kinds of housing, from single-family homes to condominiums, townhomes to rental units, is a threat to our future.
Some residential developers create cookie-cutter housing projects, then leave as soon as the work is done. The opposite is true of Azora Group, which builds communities. While Azora’s design-oriented multi-family and single-family dwellings are of exceptional quality and value, Azora also designs them for real family life.
Turning Vision into Reality
Developing a passion for the building industry at an early age, Nick Ainis remembers setting up a make-believe office in the family garage with his cousin and future partner Jim Ainis. “We were pretending to sell real estate,” says Nick.
Passionate About Sealcoatings
Sealcoating on asphalt or concrete surfaces isn’t decorative; it’s highly functional and protects considerable investment. Sealcoating safeguards home driveways, gas stations, parking lots, even airport surfaces from wear and tear, oil and gasoline spillages, water, snow, wind, rain, and hail.
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