South Carolina-based construction firm Robbins Construction Group began its official operations just two years ago, in January 2019. Having spent the prior decade working in the construction industry before striking out on his own, President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Robbins is now finally able to live a dream in the industry that made him and is riding a wave of momentum from these first two years of operation.
Barnum MechanicalRaising the Bar for the Sanitary Processing Industry
Barnum Mechanical Inc., a mechanical contractor and supplier specializing in sanitary process systems and piping, was founded by welder Tom Barnum in 1980. Barnum, having made his living in sanitary processing, felt he could offer more to the industry with his own approach.
Park DerochieCelebrating 65 Years as Canada’s Choice for Industrial Coating
Park Derochie, a Canadian industrial coating service provider, was formed in 1956 by namesakes Jim Park and Merle Derochie. For its first few years, the company was primarily concerned with commercial painting but, around 1959, Merle Derochie had an opportunity to paint tanks for the Bowden refinery in Alberta. Thanks to this, the company pivoted into performing painting and industrial coating and, through other service opportunities, began to make its name as the provider it is today.
DMA architectesBlending Modern Architectural Technology with Heritage Properties
Montreal architectural firm DMA architectes stands at the forefront of the modern architectural landscape. The company was established in 1957, and Philippe Ashby, one of the four architect partners, and IT Director Sébastien Dubois represent the third wave of leadership in its long history.
Great Southwestern ConstructionRiding a Wave of Momentum, from 2020 Successes into a Bright Future
Great Southwestern Construction is a Colorado-based electrical services provider that has been active across the United States for nearly forty-five years. Vice President Travis Martinez feels that the culture of GSWC is what has separated it from the competition across these many decades. “We have a long, established history of performing work safely and effectively throughout the country,” he says. “The culture we have created is what puts us in our unique position.”
Chandos ConstructionIndustry Innovators
Chandos Construction is a national technical builder originally formed in September 1980. The company’s founders met when working on a job at Edmonton’s Commonwealth Stadium.
Blue-Con ExcavatingBlue-Con Excavating Makes Deep Utilities a Family Affair
Blue-Con Excavating is a Calgary-based construction services provider specializing in Deep Utilities, one with its own deep history rooted in family. Company president Matt Haasen tells the story of how his parents grew up in the Netherlands and were part of a mass emigration out of Europe in the 1950s, settling in a small community near London, Ontario.
Conquest EquipmentReady for Company Changes and Industry Shake-Ups
From its home base of Saskatchewan, Conquest Equipment has been operating as a heavy construction equipment renter and seller since the 1990s, primarily in western Canada, with additional markets in the northern United States.
HB McClureBuilding on 100 Years of Success
The HB McClure Company is a heating and cooling systems contractor that has operated out of the Pennsylvania area for over 100 years – and operated for the last decade as 100 percent employee-owned.
OTG ConstructionAt the Forefront of the Net-Zero Movement
Tyler Galaski has been around the construction industry in one way or another for his whole life. He remembers accompanying his father, Dave Galaski, on job sites as a youngster and enjoyed building things in his spare time throughout childhood. Fast-forward to when Tyler decided to make this childhood fascination into an opportunity, launching OTG Construction in the Ottawa, Ontario area in 2009 with the goal of building high-quality homes.
Transwall Office InteriorsLet There Be Light… With Brilliant Glass Wall Systems
Transwall Office Interiors is described by owner and chairman Jay Aikens a manufacturer specializing in architectural metal and glass wall systems and movable partition systems. The company furnishes, delivers, and installs its products through a turnkey business model and has been doing so since the company was incorporated in 1963 by Aikens’ father (the company’s present ownership began in 2005).
PMI Energy SolutionsA Decade of Hard-Fought Success
Electrical services provider PMI Energy Solutions, LLC was started in March 2011 by its current President and Chief Executive Officer George A. Williams, following his nearly thirty-year career in the corporate utility sector.
Energy Generation and StorageAn Evolving Approach to Integrating Sustainability
Climate change and other symptoms of environmental damage are fast becoming growing concerns worldwide as companies in myriad industries are turning to more eco-friendly means to both offer a product and continue to provide services integral to the everyday lives of customers. The construction industry is one such sector, as it is currently seeing an influx of alternative methods for building and powering projects, especially when concerning how a building under construction can be powered.
Robbins Construction GroupBringing Youth and a Customer-First Approach to Design-Build Construction
Commercial construction firm Robbins Construction Group of Summerville, South Carolina is just over a year old, but its genesis had been in the works for some time. President and Chief Executive Officer Derek Robbins admits that operating his own business was always a dream, so he moved to Charleston, South Carolina in 2012 to begin his journey toward that goal.
RMWCelebrating 50 Years as an In-Demand California Design Firm
California-based design firm RMW Architecture & Interiors has three studio locations across the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, and Sacramento. It was established in 1970 by David Robinson and Matthew Mills. In 1981, David Williams joined and the three cemented the name Robinson Mills + Williams (RMW) for the firm.
HTS TexasBuilding Success – and a Home – in the Lone Star State
HTS Texas is the American wing of multi-national company Heat Transfer Solutions (HTS), originally a Canadian company but one that has since grown to have many supporting businesses throughout North America.
C&L Water Solutions40 Years of Success Thanks to a People-First Culture
Water distribution and sewer collection systems company C&L Water Solutions is based in Denver, Colorado with an additional location in Marriott-Slaterville, Utah to better serve its customers in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.
Advanced Mechanical CorpLet’s Get The Job Done: Advanced Mechanical Celebrates 15 Years
The word Advanced means “to accelerate the growth or progress of, to rise to a higher rank, to bring forward in time.” When Dave Scheidel started Advanced Mechanical Corp (AMC) in 2005, he didn’t pick the name because it would be first in the phone book. He wanted a name that would convey the vision of what the company would always strive for. Having grown up working in the industry from the age of 15, he was determined to bring a better business model with fair pricing, safety, top quality project management and hands-on principal participation.
Great Southwestern ConstructionA People-First Mentality Leads to Generations of Success
Electrical construction service provider Great Southwestern Construction (GSWC) has locations across the United States but is based primarily in Colorado. The company began operations in 1977 as a sole proprietor looking to get into the general construction sector. Company President Brandon Lark recalls that, in the 1980s, there were opportunities to get involved with the United States government’s building of waterways and canal systems throughout Arizona. The young firm jumped at the prospect and succeeded by way of providing communications and power relay infrastructure needs required for the projects.
Pierre LandscapeSouthern California’s Go-To Landscape Construction Firm
Commercial landscape installation and maintenance business Pierre Landscape is based in Southern California with two offices in operation. The company was founded by Harold Young in 1988, performing irrigation installations on large estate homes in the more high-end areas of the Los Angeles market; from there, it progressed into landscaping services to meet growing client demand. The company would go on to move into both commercial projects and work for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) and has expanded into further projects involving hospitals, architectural podium work, and anywhere else that landscape and irrigation work is required.
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