2023 | FebruaryBuilding on Strong FoundationsCelebrating Black Leaders in Architecture and Construction

2023 | February

Building on Strong Foundations

Celebrating Black Leaders in Architecture and Construction

The timing of the launch of the new Afro Canadian Contractors Association (ACCA) on February 1st fittingly coincided with the beginning of Black History Month in 2021. Honouring the legacy of Black Canadians through festivities and events, the theme that cold February during COVID was “The Future is Now.” For ACCA, it was appropriate and necessary, especially considering world events at the time.

2023 | FebruarySoaring High With Customer Care and Careful PlanningMichael Kinder & Sons

2023 | February

Soaring High With Customer Care and Careful Planning

Michael Kinder & Sons

A company can’t stay in business for more than 130 years without an expert understanding of how to keep customers happy. Michael Kinder & Sons (MKS) has outlasted the design-build competition by delivering superior value, careful planning, and close partnerships with clients on a variety of projects including healthcare buildings, office and retail buildings, primary education and college campuses, senior living and multifamily residences, industrial facilities—and, more recently, a high-profile, high-end airport expansion—all while continuing to commit only to projects it knows it can deliver on time and on budget.

2023 | FebruaryCreating ValueHathaway Development

2023 | February

Creating Value

Hathaway Development

Tier 2 real estate developer Hathaway Development is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and its signature no-fear approach to risk has defined its thirty-five successful years in the property industry. With over 12,000 multi-family units worth close to a billion dollars in its portfolio, Hathaway Development is a powerhouse of focused activity.

2023 | FebruaryA New DirectionB. Tait Builders

2023 | February

A New Direction

B. Tait Builders

Building on his experience as an ironworker, Brian Tait Sr. launched a construction business, B. Tait Builders in 1980. The Pennsauken, New Jersey, company grew steadily from humble beginnings to earn its place in the industry, and is now able to work in forty-eight states. Christopher Tait, the founder’s son and current owner, joined the family company as soon as he was of age.

2023 | FebruaryIndustry GamechangerBuilding and Celebrating a Diverse Workforce

2023 | February

Industry Gamechanger

Building and Celebrating a Diverse Workforce

Rick Perin, co-founder of DPI Construction Management in Toronto, Canada has a lot of good things to say about his senior leadership team and the women who make it stand out, like Jessica Child, Director of Corporate Services. “Jessica is a force within commercial construction in the GTA. Jess approaches any scale mandate with zeal and a commitment to success that is second to none,” he told the Financial Post about her new appointment as director.


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