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

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

100 Years of Trust


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.

May 2023 | Real Estate DevelopmentPeople-Driven DesignFBM

May 2023 | Real Estate Development

People-Driven Design


Architecture, interior design, and planning firm FBM of Halifax, Nova Scotia has been operating for over a century, and according to Design Director Susan Fitzgerald, it has always had people who are interested in shaping the city of Halifax and in creating appealing spaces.

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.

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022/January 2023 | In FocusBuilding Relationships with Clients and Workers AlikeGil-Son Construction

2022 | Atlantic Canada | December 2022/January 2023 | In Focus

Building Relationships with Clients and Workers Alike

Gil-Son Construction

Electrical and mechanical contractor Gil-Son Construction of Halifax, Nova Scotia began operations in 1986 as a small general contractor specializing in interior fit-ups. Its original owners exited the company in 2012, with a set of new owners wanting to continue operations. The current Owner and President Daniel Hiltz took part ownership in the company in 2014, and aimed to change the direction of Gil-Son’s trajectory.

2022 | October 2022Finding Enduring Success in the Canadian Stone MarketVesta Marble and Granite

2022 | October 2022

Finding Enduring Success in the Canadian Stone Market

Vesta Marble and Granite

Vesta Marble and Granite is a Canadian installer and manufacturer specializing in stone fabrication, templating, and installation. The company got its start in Ottawa in 1985, when President and CEO Nat Polito saw a gap in the existing stone industry. The sector, he determined, was lacking in alternative solutions to its more common problems. So Polito decided to start his own business to address this need.

2022 | Construction Services | September 2022Ready to Celebrate 60 Years of Premier Glass & Wall SolutionsTranswall

2022 | Construction Services | September 2022

Ready to Celebrate 60 Years of Premier Glass & Wall Solutions


As of 2023, Pennsylvania-based office space solutions provider Transwall will have been in operation for sixty years. Over the decades, it has become known as a premier provider of interior solutions for offices and workplaces and has concerned itself with a turnkey business model that has garnered it a tremendous reputation for “doing things right and doing the right thing,” according to Senior Executive Vice President Marc Valois.

2022 | Equipment & Products | September 2022Western Canada’s Go-To Building Supply BusinessUppal Building Supplies (UBS)

2022 | Equipment & Products | September 2022

Western Canada’s Go-To Building Supply Business

Uppal Building Supplies (UBS)

Uppal Building Supplies is an “Exterior Siding & Building Supply Distributor and Manufacturer.” The company was founded in 2005 by its President and sole owner, Mr. Jagtar Uppal. The business is situated on eight acres in the heart of Surrey, BC, and built over the years by maintaining large inventories of recognized brand name products with competitive pricing and a commitment to delivering service.

2022 | August 2022 | Construction Services“What Don’t We Do?” This Crew Celebrates Continued SuccessBlue Flame Crew, LLC

2022 | August 2022 | Construction Services

“What Don’t We Do?” This Crew Celebrates Continued Success

Blue Flame Crew, LLC

Gas management systems provider Blue Flame Crew, LLC specializes in the design, installation, and service of systems across the United States. It serves as a division of Boos Resource & Technology Group, a conglomerate of companies providing a wide range of services including consulting, construction, maintenance, architectural design, and engineering for the environmental markets.

2022 | Development | July 2022Advocating for the Rights of Rental Property OwnersInvestment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS)

2022 | Development | July 2022

Advocating for the Rights of Rental Property Owners

Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS)

The Investment Property Owners Association of Nova Scotia (IPOANS) is dedicated to educating rental property owners and advocating for their rights in its province. The association was founded in 1978, a time in the province’s housing history that its executive director Kevin Russell remembers as much different than today. Back then, the main driver behind the association beginning its operations was rent control, established in the province in 1973.

2022 | Equipment & Services | July 2022A Drive For InnovationCimline

2022 | Equipment & Services | July 2022

A Drive For Innovation


For more than half a century, Cimline, Inc. has been helping preserve the pavement, asphalt, and roadwork network across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Cimline designs and manufactures equipment to preserve roadways throughout the world. With a drive for performance and innovation, Cimline continues to offer cutting edge technology through its worldwide network of distributors. The company is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota with manufacturing plants in Minnesota and Mississippi.


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