February 2017

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusShaping Cities around the WorldMG2

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Shaping Cities around the World


MG2 is one of the largest architecture firms in America and one of the top retail design firms in the world. The 45-year-old firm partners with businesses around the globe to deliver transformative architecture, planning, interior design, brand strategy, and consulting services. MG2 operates out of offices in Seattle, Washington, Irvine, California, Washington, DC, and Shanghai, China.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusRaising the BarAltius Architecture

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Raising the Bar

Altius Architecture

Altius Architecture embraces the benefits of the custom design-build in a complete and collaborative approach to architecture. With work that spans the entire province of Ontario, Altius is just as busy in cottage country as it is in downtown Toronto. We spoke with one of its principals, Graham Smith, who brings forth a good argument for his company’s way of thinking.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusA Family Business Driven by Uncompromised ValuesDechant Construction

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

A Family Business Driven by Uncompromised Values

Dechant Construction

Dechant Construction Ltd. is celebrating over 40 years of family ownership and operation. The company started with its headquarters in High Level, Alberta but now has additional offices in Edmonton, Alberta, Fort McMurray, Alberta, and Fort Nelson, British Columbia. Dechant Construction Ltd. has grown to become a well known heavy civil and oil field construction contractor, operating throughout Northern Alberta and northeastern British Columbia.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusManufacturing RealityDecoustics

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Manufacturing Reality


Few things in life are more satisfying than making someone’s vision turn into reality, and few companies realize this like Decoustics. A world-respected manufacturer of custom interior architectural acoustical ceiling panels, wall panels, and the revolutionary LightFrame© translucent fabric system, for over 40 years the Toronto-area business has remained the industry leader, with its visually stunning and practical designs showcased everywhere from airports to auditoriums, universities, offices, casinos, hotels, and many other locations.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusA Culture of Excellence and SafetyJ & M Steel Solutions

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

A Culture of Excellence and Safety

J & M Steel Solutions

J & M Steel Solutions is regarded as a high-performance steel erector that is equipped with the resources, expertise, and a culture of continuous improvement to support project execution. As the erector of choice in the Western United States, J & M Steel’s unwavering commitment to safety and quality is reflected in its safety record and .64 EMR score, as well as its reputation industry-wide.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusA Family-Owned, Unionized Contractor with Big PlansMartin Electric

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

A Family-Owned, Unionized Contractor with Big Plans

Martin Electric

George J. Martin & Son, Inc., dba “Martin Electric,” is a certified WBE, electrical contractor with over 75 years of experience under the stewardship of Joan (President) and Brian (Vice President) Hart. With its unionized workforce and determined executive team, Martin Electric performs electrical installations and maintenance in the heavy industrial, commercial, pharmaceutical, clean room, data center, and waste water treatment plant sectors.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusSuccess Built on ServiceAdams Electric

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Success Built on Service

Adams Electric

Adams Electric is recognized as one of the most reliable and experienced electrical contractors in its market. From its headquarters in Pueblo, Colorado, it serves an area that ranges north to south from El Paso to New Mexico and east to west from Salida to Kansas. The company has built its success on exceptional service and project quality.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusEngineering Expertise Evolving to Thrive in Silicon ValleyCritchfield Mechanical Incorporated (CMI)

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Engineering Expertise Evolving to Thrive in Silicon Valley

Critchfield Mechanical Incorporated (CMI)

California exists as a beacon of opportunity, innovation and lifestyle, and just as much as Hollywood made that a reality in the twentieth century, Silicon Valley is shaping the twenty-first century. In the midst of that ever-expanding landscape of high-tech offices and warehouses are people who create the future, and Critchfield Mechanical, Incorporated (CMI) has been keeping them comfortable since 1977.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusCollaborating with ClientsCTA Construction Managers

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Collaborating with Clients

CTA Construction Managers

For the past sixteen years, CTA Construction Managers has excelled at providing clients with a range of superior pre-construction, construction, and post-construction services. Its strong focus on working with customers and partners in the spirit of collaboration has allowed it to proudly deliver in excess of one billion dollars of award-winning projects with integrity and the highest possible degree of professionalism.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusSeventy Years of ServiceRobinson Construction Company

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Seventy Years of Service

Robinson Construction Company

Robinson Construction Company turned seventy in 2016. Although it began humbly as a one-man operation, the firm now has a nationwide presence. From its base in southeast Missouri and western Kentucky, Robinson offers engineering, procurement and construction (EPC), design-build, maintenance and general contracting services. Company specialties include building construction, equipment installation, material handling, piping, structural concrete and steel.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusA Fresh Look at Commercial ContractingHunter Companies

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

A Fresh Look at Commercial Contracting

Hunter Companies

Hunter Parks, the founder of Hunter Companies, saw inefficiencies in general contracting that pushed him to make some changes in the way that construction companies were collaborating with designers and architects. Hunter adopted the design-build project delivery system, looking at things from a pragmatic perspective. We spoke with Director of Business Development Greg Swartzendruber.


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