May 2018

Comprehensive Systems & SolutionsSylvester & Cockrum

Comprehensive Systems & Solutions

Sylvester & Cockrum

Mechanical contractor Sylvester & Cockrum provides a full complement of building systems services for everything from single-family homes to massive industrial buildings. For commercial, institutional, industrial and residential customers, the company designs, installs, repairs and maintains a range of solar, electrical, security, control, plumbing and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Driven by ValuesRice & Gardner Consultants

Driven by Values

Rice & Gardner Consultants

When Rice & Gardner Consultants Inc. was founded in 2005, it was an opportunity to merge two complementary services: program management and MEP engineering. However, more importantly, the company’s inception was based on a vision: to truly serve their clients and the communities in which they worked, both in the Houston area and throughout the state of Texas. They wanted their business efforts to also be an influence for positive change. This common value can be seen through both business and personal ventures undertaken by the firm, with President, Jim Rice, leading the way.

A Thriving Business in the Geographical Centre of North AmericaElias Woodwork

A Thriving Business in the Geographical Centre of North America

Elias Woodwork

When Business in Focus profiled Elias Woodwork in 2016, the custom manufacturer of wood products in Winkler, Manitoba was rapidly expanding. At the time, the company expressed a sense of confidence about its products, people and growth strategy. This hasn’t changed – only today Elias is even larger, with a new facility, new production lines and new opportunities.

Dedicated to ClientsCCMET Group

Dedicated to Clients


Canadian Construction Materials Engineering & Testing is a company that specializes in services ranging from materials inspection and testing, to concrete restoration, environmental consulting, quality management, materials engineering consulting, geotechnical engineering and geoscience consulting.

Luxury that’s a Cut AboveTrue North Log Homes

Luxury that’s a Cut Above

True North Log Homes

True North Log Homes is a family owned business founded in 1986 by father Ronald Wrightman and son Robert. After 10 years, Ronald retired and Robert assumed control of the company and has now been joined by his sons Kyle & Mark Wrightman. Through an untiring dedication to excellence, along with their passion for the log home lifestyle, the Wrightmans have brought True North to the forefront of log home technology and design.

When Sinking Simply Isn’t an OptionHelicon

When Sinking Simply Isn’t an Option


Imagine your home being swallowed by a giant layer cake. While the image perhaps borders on the Tarantinoesque, it is exactly what residents of Florida face more often than one can imagine. Helicon is a full-service geotech construction company whose team is always ready to step in to help.

Adding Value and TLC to One-stop ContractingKleeberg

Adding Value and TLC to One-stop Contracting


Sometimes, TLC can come from unexpected sources – especially when you’re dealing with a one-stop contracting firm. However, if teamwork, leadership development and customer service is the kind of TLC you can really do with right now, you’ve come to the right place. Kleeberg’s considerable list of longstanding clients is proof of that.

Operated by Family, Driven by QualityJohansen Mechanical, Inc.

Operated by Family, Driven by Quality

Johansen Mechanical, Inc.

Johansen Mechanical Inc. (JMI’s) primary focus in the industry is the construction of sheet metal and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, but it also completes entire mechanical projects from inception to completion. JMI offers architectural and specialty metals for commercial and high-end residential customers, as well as energy conservation, controls, and service and maintenance of HVAC systems.

Ventilation InnovationAmerican Aldes

Ventilation Innovation

American Aldes

As many of us know, well-sealed and insulated buildings ensure greater control of heating and air-conditioning systems, offering efficiency while controlling costs. Yet while efficient, these spaces have a propensity to trap odors, chemicals and humidity in the home which contributes to poor indoor air quality if not properly ventilated.

Remarkable Service, Remarkable ResultsPerera Construction and Design

Remarkable Service, Remarkable Results

Perera Construction and Design

Perera Construction and Design, established in 1980 by Hank Perera, is a general contracting firm based out of California with licenses in four states – California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. Specialized in healthcare, education, energy, telecommunications and most recently, entertainment industry projects, Perera Construction and Design prides itself on meeting all its clients’ specialized needs.

Setting a Higher StandardMilestone Equipment Contracting

Setting a Higher Standard

Milestone Equipment Contracting

Since 2005, Milestone Equipment Contracting Inc. has been providing the Vancouver Island market with high-quality civil and infrastructure, environmental, industrial and commercial, and residential construction services, on time and on budget. The Nanaimo, British Columbia-based excavation contractor was founded by 36-year-old entrepreneur Josh Fayerman, who noticed an inconsistency in quality and professionalism within the excavation industry.

Quality Work around the WorldEpik International

Quality Work around the World

Epik International

Privately-owned general construction company Epik International Inc. began its operations in 2012 and is based in Arlington, Virginia. It is unique in that the head office is in the U.S., but the work performed is across the globe. Most of the company’s workers are Turkish as that country provides a deep pool of resources. Work is less costly when compared with its U.S. counterparts, and this keeps Epik very competitive. We spoke with its Vice President of U.S. Operations, Bozkurt Yurdakul to find out more.

Excellence in EngineeringNeedham DBS

Excellence in Engineering

Needham DBS

Structural engineers are responsible for designing, planning and overseeing construction projects, taking visions from conception to reality. Needham DBS is an award-winning structural engineering firm that excels in the execution of world-class projects for clients across industries.

Turn-Key Concrete ConstructionProcon

Turn-Key Concrete Construction


Procon, Inc. is a leading concrete contractor specializing in commercial, industrial, government, and education projects. Procon provides turn-key concrete construction services, and specializes in formwork, flatwork, tilt-up, concrete frames, and concrete paving.

Collaborative Design for Everyday ExperiencesBRR Architecture

Collaborative Design for Everyday Experiences

BRR Architecture

For 55 years, BRR Architecture, a firm that’s all about building relationships, has been designing the built environments people use every day – the places where they shop, go to work, eat or relax. With national headquarters in Kansas, 10 office locations and licenses in 50 states and three provinces, the firm’s philosophy remains consistent: Listen first, then create.


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