When a bright young man began his career in the trucking industry of the 80s in British Columbia, Canada, he found that drivers on the whole were neither appreciated nor well treated. But Bill Dick had more insight than most, and he set out to turn that way of business on its head. He succeeded.
Granville County Detention, Law Enforcement & Animal Control CenterRaising the Bar for Law Enforcement and Community Safety
Granville County, on the northern border of North Carolina with a population of 60,000, is building a new County Detention, Law Enforcement & Animal Control Center, in a bold effort to address the needs of the whole community.
Hathaway DevelopmentBuilding a Family Model of Success
Last year, we had the pleasure of introducing Hathaway Development company, a family-owned-and-operated real estate development company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. This year, we checked back with this thriving business to see what has changed in 2019.
All Commercial FloorsLeading the Industry by Doing it Old School
Sometimes when a company name seems completely self-explanatory, you take for granted that you can get so much more from the business. This would be the case for Grand Prairie, Texas-based All Commercial Floors (ACF).
Atlantic TNGTenacity, Family Values and a Leap of Faith – The Next Generation of Atlantic TNG
Organizations that operate in a family environment can change in many ways as each generation enters the business. For Atlantic TNG LLC, the next generation alluded to by its name is Megan Kitchner, a third-generation precaster who launched her own division of the family business in 2011 in Sarasota, Florida and has been working hard to ensure the business thrives for many more generations to come.
Glenview Park DistrictSurvey Says: Glenview Park District is Tops
The state of Illinois has a total of 340 park districts. As well as being huge tourist attractions, what makes these districts so special is that many of them have facilities that focus on sports, culture and events – facilities that often attract people who want to live in the area.
Western Connecticut State University, Higgins HallLEEDing the Way in Campus Transformations
The challenges that post-secondary educational institutions all over North America have come in many forms today. One of the most pressing is ensuring that the school maintains a robust student population. But attracting new students to your halls is not solely about having an established reputation for producing the best and brightest minds or the vintage charm of your campus. There are many factors that students take into consideration. High on that list is an expectation of a strong technical infrastructure and a modern aesthetic.
WDG ArchitectureSpecialists in the Urban Environment
Architecture, planning and interior design firm WDG is well-known for its focus on designing multi-family residential, commercial office, higher education, hospitality, and government and institutional buildings. What makes the company unique, however, is its creation of urban mixed-use environments.
The Exterior CompanyExceptional Quality, Outside and In
It is not often you find members of the construction industry who are more concerned about the customer than the work itself, but for Ryan Hoke, Owner and President of The Exterior Company (TEC), witnessing the ongoing mistreatment of customers by the industry motivated him to start his own business and play by his own set of rules.
First Western PropertiesValues that Go Beyond Property
For 40 years, First Western Properties has been regarded as a successful retail-focused commercial real estate companies in the Pacific Northwest. First Western Properties is not only known for leasing key property developments such as the Village at Chambers Bay in University Place, Brewery Blocks in Tacoma, and Olympic Town Center in Gig Harbor, but also for the emphasis it has placed on fostering solid relationships with its clients.
Scudder RoofingA Culture of Caring, and a Commitment to Quality
Thirty-nine years ago, California roofer Pete Scudder started his career working at a local roofing company. After a while, he figured that there just might be a better way to run a business, so he and his wife Karen decided to open their own roofing business, and Scudder Roofing was born.
Severud Associates90 Years of Creating Singular Structures
When you read about business stories of success, there is often a common thread that runs through them – determination, hard work, passion, and a dream.
Series SeatingPassionate about Innovation, Quality, and Comfort
When you go to a concert or a hockey game, you probably do not give much thought to the seats in which you are sitting – unless, of course, they are uncomfortable. But Series Seating has made your comfort its business. Now, combining its ergonomic, award-winning patented seating with the addition of a 203,000 square foot North Carolina plant, the company is bringing its manufacturing and distribution closer to its customer – a win for everyone.
Rice & Gardner ConsultantsDriven by Values
When Rice & Gardner Consultants Inc. was founded in 2005, it was an opportunity to merge two complementary services: program management and MEP engineering. However, more importantly, the company’s inception was based on a vision: to truly serve their clients and the communities in which they worked, both in the Houston area and throughout the state of Texas. They wanted their business efforts to also be an influence for positive change. This common value can be seen through both business and personal ventures undertaken by the firm, with President, Jim Rice, leading the way.
Woodard Cleaning and RestorationThe Woodard Way
Originally, Woodard Cleaning & Restoration primarily performed carpet cleaning services for homeowners and businesses, but it evolved into dealing with problems such as water and fire damage and mold removal. Today, it has grown to 250 employees with four buildings located in Rock Hill, Missouri, and it also deploys its services in partnership with companies in other areas like Boston or New York for disaster relief situations, such as after Hurricane Sandy.
AZCO Inc.A History Rooted In Success, Safety And Solidarity
The Midwest has always been a hotbed of activity for the manufacturing industry. With all of the necessary environmental and geographic ingredients such as accessible rivers and lakes, plentiful forests, and rich soil, products that range from wheat to automobiles, textiles to airplane parts have all come out of the region for hundreds of years.
MaicomThe Critical Facility & Data Infrastructure Specialists
Data: it’s the lifeblood of any company. Without information, business decisions can’t be properly made – they just become educated guesses.
Kolbe StripingDefining the Drive
It is easy to take for granted the day-to-day things that keep us safe and direct us where to go. For example, every day we encounter the sidewalks that we walk down, the pavement that we drive over, and the lines down the center of the road that ensure we are all on the right side.
Hathaway DevelopmentThe ‘Village’ of Hathaway
When David Hathaway left a successful career in the field of banking in 1985, he took a chance on creating his own business ventures in real estate. This led to him becoming a developer of single-family homes in Macon, Georgia, and eventually multi-family developments across the Southeast.
Evergreen Recycling SolutionsBuilding a Greener Future
When certified public accountant (CPA) John Mango and waste recycling expert John DiMarco began working together many years ago, they discovered they had many common interests and quickly became close friends.
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