Located in Woodinville, Washington in close proximity to Seattle, Johansen Mechanical, Inc. (JMI) was founded in 1983 by Allen Johansen as a sheet metal and HVAC construction company. Today the company is a second generation, family-owned and operated business, and one of the few companies in the Seattle area to provide architectural and custom sheet metal.
Red Dot Corporation
Better Driving Conditions through Technology
Red Dot Corporation is focused on bringing comfort to people whose office happens to be a vehicle. The company been leading the mobile HVAC industry for 55 years.
In the throes of winter, the power feed for a data center’s primary cooling system was failing. While most people in Canada worried about icy roads and snowstorms, the center faced a catastrophic loss of its servers that rely on extreme cooling to stay operating. A call was placed to Sheridan Electric in the late afternoon and while staff at head office began monitoring and providing online support and sourcing critical parts, an experienced field crew arrived to handle the problem on the ground. They had already lost one critical electrical breaker and the backup unit was running at 150 degrees Celsius and on the verge of failing.
Enersolv Design and Build
Energy-Efficient Solutions One Building at a Time
Enersolv is a design-build mechanical contractor focused on providing cost-effective, energy-efficient solutions for sustainable projects. The company is based in Vancouver, British Columbia and works primarily along the west coast.
Outstanding Service Above All
Rackley Roofing’s business is about much more than just installing and maintaining commercial and industrial roofing in the Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Chattanooga areas of Tennessee. It is all about service and maintaining customer relationships.
KAEFER Canada Inc.
Building Partnerships for Over a Century
KAEFER Canada Inc. has been in the Canadian marketplace for 66 years. During this time, it has evolved to become a leading figure in the nation’s scaffolding and insulating industries.
Miguel Lopez Jr. Asphalt Maintenance
Celebrating 30 Years as Florida’s Asphalt Expert
Miguel Lopez Jr. Asphalt Maintenance & Site Development is a family-owned company located in Pembroke Pines, Florida and serving the greater Florida area. The business began in 1989 as a venture between brothers Miguel and Eduardo Lopez, both of whom worked in their father’s company manufacturing precast structures such as catch basins, manhole covers and bumpers used by paving contractors, before deciding to open a business together; today, the brothers employ around sixty people within their company – including additional family members – and are celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of the business this year.
The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA)
Establishing a Foundation for Growth in Texas
The Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA) is the trade association representing the aggregate, concrete, cement and other affiliated industries in the state – with Texas the largest producer of each of these three material segments in the United States.
MRG Construction Management
Building Brighter Futures
As markets become more demanding, bespoke services are evolving into specialized niche offerings that often didn’t exist a decade ago. Take what could easily be thought of as boutique construction, for instance. MRG Construction Management, Inc. is a general contractor and construction manager that prides itself on delivering a niche contracting service that is so owner-focused that one cannot help but refer to it as just that.
Lightweight Structure Solutions
In many ways, FabriTec creates the seemingly impossible: durable, custom, tensile membrane structures using practically transparent materials a mere 1/100t the weight of glass. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas and with satellite offices in Buffalo, New York, Tustin, California, and Guadalajara, Mexico, award-winning PFEIFER-FabriTec is respected worldwide for its stadiums, tensioned roof structures, cable suspended bridges, and cable supported structures.
A Legacy of Service
One can tell a lot about the amount of vision a company’s management team has by looking at its website. After 111 years in the industry, construction management has become AUCH Construction’s largest area of project delivery – and its web presence backs that up. So do its core values of integrity and hard work.
Opening Up the Work Space to New Visions of Efficiency
It’s an exciting time to be in workplace design and architecture: technology is rapidly advancing, and multi-generational clients are pushing the ideas of the traditional workplace. HLW International is working at the forefront of this dynamic shift. In May of 2019, Construction in Focus sat down with Managing Partner John Gering, catching up on the firm’s latest projects and to discuss how technology is changing the industry.
A Unique Architectural Firm Incorporating New Technologies
Sustainable, green housing is no longer just the domain of wealthy builders in cottage country. Builders in the city are starting to take notice of the benefits of going green. Altius Architecture, Inc. has always been at the forefront of new technologies in construction and is currently undertaking work with new performance standards, such as the ‘passive house’ building methods, developed in Germany. It is also incorporating speculative work and pre-fabricated structures into its repertoire. Once again, we spoke with Altius Principal Graham Smith.
A Leader in Safety in Trade Work
We spoke with Matt Rix, President of Matcom, last year for July’s issue of Construction in Focus, where he outlined his role in the industrial machinery moving company. At the time, Matcom was upgrading its operation software, seeking a ‘red seal certified rigger,’ and in the midst of rebranding to focus on its core services.
Where Innovation Comes Standard
Huesker is a worldwide company that prioritizes innovation as a means of growth. Huesker Inc. – the first of many Huesker subsidiaries – has been in operation since 1991. “We provide solutions and products for applications with geosynthetic materials, geogrids, geotextiles, membranes, and other materials that would fit into the geosynthetic category,” says Chief Executive Officer Sven Schroer.
Bon Tool Company
A Global Leader for Good Reason
Bon Tool Company is a third-generation family business founded in 1958 and a global leader in manufacturing quality trowel tools for professionals in the construction industry. Formerly known as Masonry Specialty Company, Bon Tool was renamed in 1987 to better represent the wide selection of tools made for multiple construction trades. Bon operates two facilities in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania, has a distribution center in Henderson, Nevada, and another smaller distribution facility in Chennai, India.
New England Concrete Manufacturers Association (NECMA)
Promoting the Benefits of a Superior Material
The New England Concrete Manufacturers Association (NECMA) was incorporated in 1966 as the New England Concrete Masonry Association and is based in Massachusetts. For over fifty years, NECMA has been promoting the value of concrete structural systems for their strength, durability, value, energy efficiency, low maintenance, water resistance, and ability to be formed into various shapes and sizes.
Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company
Cementing Lasting Relationships
The Vee-Jay Cement Contracting Company, established in 1958 and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, aims to impress its customers to forge enduring relationships. It offers all varieties of concrete work: tilt-up construction, foundations, high-rise concrete structures, parking structures, post-tension concrete, recreation courts, concrete restoration and repair, and concrete paving.
Ontario Cutting & Coring Limited
Taking on Challenging Projects with a Personal Touch
Ontario Cutting & Coring Limited (OCC) is a progressive, innovative, Mississauga, Ontario-based leader in the field of concrete cutting. Its trusted team of talented contractors specializes in concrete cutting as well as wall, slab and wire sawing, scanning and imaging, curb cutting, and core drilling.
Newport Industrial Fabrication
At the Forefront of Architectural Steel
Structural steel manufacturer Newport Industrial Fabrication, Inc. (NIF) specializes in architecturally and geometrically challenging builds. NIF is located in Newport, Maine and works primarily throughout New England but has worked on projects in New York, Florida, and beyond.
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