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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.

2022 | June 2022Asphalt Specialists Foresee Great Things for Paving IndustryAsphalt Specialists, Inc.

2022 | June 2022

Asphalt Specialists Foresee Great Things for Paving Industry

Asphalt Specialists, Inc.

Asphalt Specialists, Inc. of Pontiac, Michigan, is a paving contractor mainly serving the state’s southeast. This sizable operation was launched 35 years ago by brothers Bruce and Dan Israel. The Israels owned a pavement striping business in the late 1980s, and, looking for different ways to grow the business, bought an asphalt paver before selling the striping business and beginning ASI Paving in earnest.

Equipment & Products | May 2022Leveraging New Products and Software to Remain at the TopMRI Steel Framing

Equipment & Products | May 2022

Leveraging New Products and Software to Remain at the Top

MRI Steel Framing

American building product manufacturer MRI Steel Framing was founded in 2004 by its two owners, Frank Eberwein and Bill Wilson. The two had been involved extensively in the steel slitting industry and were partners in a Midwest toll processing company. MRI Steel Framing started with one light-duty roll-former capable of producing only non-structural framing members at seventy feet per minute. Very quickly, MRI realized the need for more machinery and purchased the most advanced roll forming equipment on the market to facilitate a rapidly growing customer base.

2022 | April 2022 | Architecture & EngineeringCMTA Leads Louisville Airport Project to Great ResultsCMTA Consulting Engineers

2022 | April 2022 | Architecture & Engineering

CMTA Leads Louisville Airport Project to Great Results

CMTA Consulting Engineers

Multi-service engineering firm CMTA Consulting Engineers was formed in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1968 by three founders. They created an engineering company that has evolved to focus on sustainable design and to improve the built environment through both consulting engineering and performance contracting. Together, the minds behind CMTA have made great things happen over the last nearly 55 years, as the company has become the leader in high-performance building and data-driven designs.

2022 | General Contracting | In Focus | March 2022Over a Century of Diverse Construction SolutionsMcMullen & Pitz

2022 | General Contracting | In Focus | March 2022

Over a Century of Diverse Construction Solutions

McMullen & Pitz

McMullen & Pitz Construction Company has over a century of experience in America’s construction industry. In 1918, Oliver McMullen, the owner of a small construction company in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, teamed up with businessman Arthur Pitz to form the company that still bears their names. This new company touted a special focus on marine construction with attention paid to Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and the surrounding areas.

2021 | December 2021 | General ContractingCalgary Homebuilder Turns Dreams into RealityTruman Homes

2021 | December 2021 | General Contracting

Calgary Homebuilder Turns Dreams into Reality

Truman Homes

Canadian homebuilder Truman Homes is based in Alberta, mainly serving Calgary and the surrounding areas. Company President George Trutina previously made his name in construction after emigrating from Croatia, with the dream of creating and owning a company. From this dream, Truman Homes was born in 1995, starting with the purchase of about thirty acres of land in Chestermere, Alberta.


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