October 2018

Opening DoorsD&M Industries

Opening Doors

D&M Industries

D&M Industries is a trusted provider of the highest quality doors, windows, millwork, and cabinets for commercial and residential sectors. Being a completely employee-owned-and-operated company has many benefits. This is not common for the industry or businesses in general, but D&M is very proud of this employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) culture. We spoke with Vice President of Operations and Purchasing Brad Wischnak, Vice President of Finance and Administration Gail Borowicz, and President Brian Becker.

Lightening the Load4 Seasons Ties 2009

Lightening the Load

4 Seasons Ties 2009

4 Seasons Ties 2009, established in 1976, is a third-generation, family-owned Canadian leading manufacturer of formwork products. With over forty years of experience, 4 Seasons Ties 2009 is dedicated to creating innovative products and solutions to help make form workers’ jobs a little easier.

Thirty Years of Solid GroundL.R.E. Ground Services and L.R.E. Construction Services

Thirty Years of Solid Ground

L.R.E. Ground Services and L.R.E. Construction Services

Sinkholes are never fun, but luckily for those in the greater Florida area, help is at hand. Together, Brooksville, Florida-based L.R.E. Ground Services and L.R.E. Construction Services are leaders in the state’s sinkhole repair and remedial construction industries. Their services include everything needed to restore damaged homes to their former glory. From foundations to structural repairs and everything in between, whatever challenges await, the L.R.E. duo is always ready to step up.

Backyards Built to InspireShasta Pools

Backyards Built to Inspire

Shasta Pools

Shasta Industries is a family of multi-faceted pool divisions headquartered in Arizona. Shasta specializes in the design, construction, repair, remodeling and manufacturing of pools and spas for homes and commercial customers.

Do It Right… The First TimeD. R. Reynolds Company

Do It Right… The First Time

D. R. Reynolds Company

D. R. Reynolds Company, Inc. provides valuable services including general contractor works, prefabricated metal building erections, custom fabrication, machinery installation, and specialized concrete projects to its clients throughout the Southeast. The company keeps growing through a commitment to high-quality craftsmanship and customer service, and it recently celebrated thirty-one successful years in business.

4 Generations of Cutting-Edge InteriorsSmith Brothers Contracting

4 Generations of Cutting-Edge Interiors

Smith Brothers Contracting

Have you ever walked into a building that took your breath away the minute you entered it? Every aspect of construction is artistry, and there is no doubt that beautifully rendered hard finishes are always the result of a skilled interior contractor, and there is more to creating dazzling effects than what meets the eye.

The ‘Village’ of HathawayHathaway Development

The ‘Village’ of Hathaway

Hathaway Development

When David Hathaway left a successful career in the field of banking in 1985, he took a chance on creating his own business ventures in real estate. This led to him becoming a developer of single-family homes in Macon, Georgia, and eventually multi-family developments across the Southeast.

A Power Line Construction Company Focused on CommunityForbes Bros

A Power Line Construction Company Focused on Community

Forbes Bros

Forbes Bros is Canada’s largest privately-owned power line construction company. Aside from large-scale power line construction, it also provides underground services such as directional horizontal drilling, boring, and hydro excavation. Forbes also has a telecommunications division that installs and maintains wireless and fibre optic systems as well as other national telecommunications services.

Wall-To-Wall on the East CoastQuantum Construction

Wall-To-Wall on the East Coast

Quantum Construction

We all remember that ‘early-bird-catches-the-worm’ story. And we also know that there are exceptions to the rule – if, for instance, you’re the kind of bird who prefers doughnuts for breakfast or work better by the flame of the midnight oil. Having said that, people often forget that the essence of the original sentiment holds true across many areas of business – especially in choosing a construction partner.

Building on a LegacyHendriks Construction

Building on a Legacy

Hendriks Construction

Although Hendriks Construction, based in Edmonton, is a thoroughly modern company, offering general contracting, construction management and design-build services, it harkens back to the time in the corporate community when business was conducted on a handshake, and a man’s good name was his best reference.

More than MoneyCreating Workplaces that Work

More than Money

Creating Workplaces that Work

Attracting and retaining the best and brightest employees is a catch-22 of the construction industry. The best and brightest want to work for companies with stellar reputations, but companies achieve outstanding reputations only when they can attract and retain the best and brightest. We asked some of the successful companies we have interviewed what they are doing to recruit and retain. Here is what we found out.


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