Cramming oneself into a little box—whether built on a foundation, on wheels, or floating on water—when the white picket fences and comforts of suburbia beckon may not always make sense to everyone. Those who love a tiny home, however, swear by its merits.
December 2022/January 2023
Arsenault Bros. ConstructionAn Island Powerhouse
Living and working on an island comes with a set of unique challenges and privileges, both of which are augmented in such an interconnected and logistically demanding industry as construction.
Gil-Son ConstructionBuilding Relationships with Clients and Workers Alike
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.
Taylor FlooringThere is No Ceiling for This Thriving Nova Scotia Team
Taylor Flooring of Dartmouth, Nova Scotia marks its thirtieth anniversary next year. The secret to the company’s success—beyond providing excellent products and services—is simple: put the customer first and “stay on the cutting edge,” of trends, technology, and designs says Sales Manager Patrick Wood.
Safety First-SFCSafe Travels
Traffic control is challenging and often dangerous, but someone must do it. And Safety First-SFC does it best, after operating as the largest full-service traffic control company in the Atlantic provinces for almost 30 years.
Mohawk Construction and Supply, Inc.Taking on the Toughest Projects
Bob J. Quarture, Jr. seems awestruck as he describes how his workforce installed cladding on a 500-foot tower in Toledo, Ohio. Quarture is president of Mohawk Construction and Supply Company, Inc. of McMurray, Pennsylvania. The company designs, engineers, fabricates, and installs building cladding systems.
Dittemore Insulation Contractors, Inc. Built on Partnerships
Dittemore Insulation stands out for both its solution-based approach and its family-oriented company culture in which employees are a valued part of the team and clients’ needs are respected and fulfilled.
Lang Masonry & Restoration ContractorsBuilding America Beautifully
In his younger years, Damian L. Lang had his sights set on becoming part of America’s construction sector. Taking a masonry program while in high school, Lang aimed to become a mason contractor after he graduated. Not only did he achieve that goal, but he went on to create a well-respected company bearing his name.
Mongiovi & Son A Full-Service Family Business
Rick Mongiovi was born into the plumbing business and grew up working for close friends and family members within the industry. He learned the value of hard work and honesty from his father, an Italian immigrant who ran a bakery full-time and did plumbing on the side to earn extra income for his family. By the time Rick graduated from high school, he knew he wanted to make a career from his plumbing background, so he skipped college and went straight to trade school.
Burgess Concrete Construction, Inc.Building West Michigan Since 1984
In West Michigan, Burgess Concrete Construction is a household name synonymous with quality construction. Speaking with its President, Carroll Burgess, is refreshing. For this leader, cultivating happy people within his business and its eco-system is a driving force that’s far stronger than pursuing growth merely for its own sake.
Samcon Inc.Redevelopment Recharged – Great Condos Make a Great City
Looking back on his long career in Montreal’s construction and real estate industries, Sam Scalia is proud of the role Samcon Inc. has played in transforming the city for the benefit of condominium buyers and neighbourhoods alike.
C.T. Taylor ConstructionA Reputation Backed by 45 Years
C.T. Taylor Construction offers expertise as a construction manager, general contractor, and design-build contractor. Based in Hudson, Ohio, the company serves the Northeast Ohio region with a reputation for impeccable work in extremely complex environments. The company doesn’t have to go looking for challenging jobs; the jobs find them.
A.D. StoweLooking Back at a Long History, and Forward to a Bright Future
Not many companies can claim they’ve been in business for close to a century, but A.D. Stowe is one of them.
Empire Crane CompanyTaking it Higher
When Brothers Paul and Luke Lonergan were thinking about a name for their company, one immediately came to mind: Empire, after New York’s legendary Empire State Building. Twenty years on, the Empire Crane Company has grown to become one of America’s foremost specialists in the sector, focusing exclusively on crane sales, service, parts, and rentals.
EXXCEL Project ManagementOver 30 Years of Quality and Service
Imagine my delight when I came across Hank, EXXCEL Project Management’s Chief Dog Officer and Dog-Friendly Friday ambassador, posing on the company’s team page. Naturally, this handsome lad was a very refreshing find. More importantly, however, it says a lot about this company’s heart for animals and, even more so, people, because construction is all about what the customer wants.
Winterberry GardensA One-Stop Landscaping Shop
Winterberry Gardens has a goal: to be the number one regional landscaper in New England. The Southington, Connecticut-based company is well on its way to achieving this, despite humble beginnings. After growing steadily and adding divisions along the way, the business has become a one-stop shop for all landscaping needs, integrating services into a single, streamlined experience.
The Risks and Rewards of Going Off-GridGetting Away From It All
Soaring inflation, volatile real estate, escalating fuel prices—with numerous challenges facing both builders and buyers right now, it’s understandably tempting to want to go “off the grid,” constructing buildings that function under their own power on your own terms.
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