February 2017

Shaping Cities around the WorldMG2

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.

Raising the BarAltius Architecture

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.

Three Decades of SuccessSupreme Metro Corp

Three Decades of Success

Supreme Metro Corp

Jason E. Ciavarro founded Supreme Metro Corporation in 1988 with no more than a $500 loan from his father and a can-do attitude. The New Jersey native wasn’t afraid of hard work, or of taking chances—lessons he learned from his father, a mechanical engineer turned farmer.

A Family Business Driven by Uncompromised ValuesDechant Construction

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.

Modern MaterialsWhat’s New in the Construction Industry

Modern Materials

What’s New in the Construction Industry

When most people think of building materials, one of the first to come to mind is concrete. The mixture of water, cement, and aggregates has been used worldwide for thousands of years and continues to be an integral part of construction years after the Egyptians used it as a building material to create concrete columns, many of which still exist 3,600 years after they were made.

Invest In Your People and They Will Invest In YouLEI

Invest In Your People and They Will Invest In You


LEI Home Enhancements sells windows, siding, gutters and doors for homes throughout the US, but primarily in the Midwest. Although founded only a few years ago, LEI’s growth has been spectacular, made all the more impressive by its unique methods…

Manufacturing RealityDecoustics

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.



High Reach Company

Located in Florida, High Reach 2 is an independently owned and operated construction equipment rental company specializing in aerial work platforms. More specifically, it offers boom lifts, scissor lifts, and rough terrain telescopic forklifts.

On the Leading EdgeThe Emerging Technology of Construction

On the Leading Edge

The Emerging Technology of Construction

In 2016, Timetric – a leader in providing market data, analysis, and advisory services to clients in the construction, mining, insurance, financial services, and wealth management sectors – surveyed 150 construction industry executives. The report was released in November and consists of input from professionals such as architects, contractors, and surveyors, among others.

A Family of SteelMacuch Steel and Shewmake Steel Erection

A Family of Steel

Macuch Steel and Shewmake Steel Erection

Macuch Steel has been a leader in the steel fabrication industry since 1948. Over the past 68 years, the company has grown and expanded to include a family of companies specializing in structural steel fabrication, detailing, erection, and more. Macuch Steel President Gary Cowart shared with us about the company’s services as well as its history and plans for the future.

A Culture of Excellence and SafetyJ & M Steel Solutions

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.

A Family-Owned, Unionized Contractor with Big PlansMartin Electric

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.

Success Built on ServiceAdams Electric

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.

Electrical Contractors with HeartHeart Utilities of Jacksonville

Electrical Contractors with Heart

Heart Utilities of Jacksonville

Established in 1996, Heart Utilities of Jacksonville recently celebrated ten years of growth, diversification, and success as an electrical contractor. As the name suggests, Heart Utilities is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, with several satellite locations throughout the state to support its customers along the east and gulf coasts.

Engineering Expertise Evolving to Thrive in Silicon ValleyCritchfield Mechanical Incorporated (CMI)

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.

Collaborating with ClientsCTA Construction Managers

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.

Seventy Years of ServiceRobinson Construction Company

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.

A Fresh Look at Commercial ContractingHunter Companies

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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