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Current | Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2024Decarbonizing the Modern BuildingCMTA Inc.

Current | Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2024

Decarbonizing the Modern Building

CMTA Inc.

Since 1968, CMTA Inc. has been doing its part to bring energy-efficient engineering to American construction, now growing to a nationwide leader in decarbonized, healthy buildings. After our previous conversation in 2022, the company has taken a large step toward furthering its mission. Also in 2022, CMTA became part of a larger company called Legence, a Blackstone portfolio company as well as an energy-efficient construction business and sustainability solutions provider.

Current | Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2024The Stewards of SustainabilityMomentive Performance Materials

Current | Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2024

The Stewards of Sustainability

Momentive Performance Materials

Momentive Performance Materials (Momentive), a premier global advanced materials company with a legacy dating back to the 1940s, has a unique brand, culture, and position in the silicones and specialty products industry. So unique, in fact, that today, Momentive may be one of the only remaining pure silicones companies in the world, according to Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer Thanos Yiagopoulos.

Specialty ContractingCreating Safe and Challenging Ways to PlayPlaygrounds Unlimited

Specialty Contracting

Creating Safe and Challenging Ways to Play

Playgrounds Unlimited

The business that is Playgrounds Unlimited officially incorporated in 1996, but the motivation behind it took shape a bit before that. The idea sprang from Co-Owner and President Joe Mendes, who wanted to build his son a playground to celebrate his first birthday. This intention eventually spun into him carving out a niche in the construction industry and moving into playground construction full-time, with two partners to help his new venture get started.

Construction Services | December 2023Making Smart Moves to Stay On Top of the IndustryConquest Equipment

Construction Services | December 2023

Making Smart Moves to Stay On Top of the Industry

Conquest Equipment

Heavy construction equipment provider Conquest Equipment began its operations 14 years ago when it was founded by Greg Hodgson and his son Lee. Many of those who started with Hodgson are still with the company today, including Rental Account Manager Sam Shimwell. He started his Conquest journey in marketing before moving into end sales but still does additional work in the marketing department. He says that, from the first day of operations, the company has had a positive environment with a strong internal emphasis on teamwork and abundant opportunities for employee growth.

Atlantic Momentum | December 2023Making Better SpacesFathom Studio

Atlantic Momentum | December 2023

Making Better Spaces

Fathom Studio

Fathom Studio in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia represents the coming together of two initially separate ventures: Ekistics Planning & Design and Form:Media. Director of Planning and Founder, Rob LeBlanc, created both businesses in the mid-1990s. Ekistics served as an urban planning and landscape architecture firm, and Form as an interpretive planning, wayfinding, and graphic design agency. In 2014, Ekistics added architecture to its services under the leadership of Chris Crawford, and in 2019, LeBlanc merged the companies to create Fathom Studio. Soon after, Crawford, and Director of Landscape Architecture, Devin Segal, joined as partners, and together grew the firm from around 20 to over 45 professionals today.

MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) | September 2023100 Years of TrustAlterman

MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) | September 2023

100 Years of Trust

Alterman

American electrical contractor Alterman was founded in 1923 by its namesake, Nathan Alterman. In its earliest days, Alterman would push a shopping cart up and down the streets of San Antonio, Texas to provide service-oriented electric work for the downtown core. His son Richard took over for his father in the 1950s, and a decade later, Alterman began taking on larger projects for clients such as the HemisFair ’68 exposition held in San Antonio. The company began to establish itself as a reliable electrical contractor for the area.

Construction Services | September 2023Five Years of Growth, and CountingRobbins Construction Group

Construction Services | September 2023

Five Years of Growth, and Counting

Robbins Construction Group

Robbins Construction Group, based out of South Carolina and primarily serving the southern United States, specializes in design-build construction. Now in its fourth year of business, the company has seen tremendous growth both in sales and in its project expertise, with five new states (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Florida) added to its out-of-state project portfolio. In that time, Robbins has also succeeded in adding Home Depot as a retail client for stores in the Tennessee and potentially in the Texas and Florida markets, and has further increased its own staff to 25 people, continuing its rise in the southern U.S. market.

August 2023 | In Focus | OHBAExcelling in ServicePanelized Building Solutions

August 2023 | In Focus | OHBA

Excelling in Service

Panelized Building Solutions

Panelized Building Solutions (PBS) of Toronto, Ontario was launched in 2013, and has made great strides in growing the business. Vice President of Operations Paul Marchesani started running the company with the founder, Vince Leto, in 2020 and it has seen greater strength and diversification ever since, as well as increased capacity and new builders added to its roster.

Construction Services | July 2023Changing the Industry and the WorldKEIM Mineral Coatings of America

Construction Services | July 2023

Changing the Industry and the World

KEIM Mineral Coatings of America

Dedicated to providing top-tier mineral paints, paint manufacturer KEIM Mineral Coatings of America operates from Charlotte, North Carolina and was incorporated in 2007. The American business is a wholly owned subsidiary of its main company, Keimfarben, a producer of mineral-based products and systems that was established in 1878 in Germany by chemist Adolph Keim. He invented and patented the first mineral silicate paint in the company’s initial year, and the company has continued to stand by its product for over a century.

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023Bringing Design and Sustainability to Colorado Home BuildingMcStain Neighborhoods

Green Building and Energy Efficiency | In Focus | May 2023

Bringing Design and Sustainability to Colorado Home Building

McStain Neighborhoods

McStain Neighborhoods got its start in Boulder, Colorado in 1966 as a small home-building company. Over time, that endeavor grew to be one of the larger private builders along the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains—an area running through cities like Pueblo and Casper—with its work mainly focusing on the border town sector of the metropolitan area of Boulder itself.

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