October 2018

2018 | In Focus | October 2018Opening DoorsD&M Industries

2018 | In Focus | October 2018

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.

2018 | In Focus | October 2018Thirty Years of Solid GroundL.R.E. Ground Services and L.R.E. Construction Services

2018 | In Focus | October 2018

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.

2018 | In Focus | October 2018Do It Right… The First TimeD. R. Reynolds Company

2018 | In Focus | October 2018

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.

2018 | In Focus | October 2018How Blacklidge is Building Better Roads (and Growing their Business) with Innovative Products and Great ServiceBlacklidge Emulsions

2018 | In Focus | October 2018

How Blacklidge is Building Better Roads (and Growing their Business) with Innovative Products and Great Service

Blacklidge Emulsions

Asphalt paving contractors looking for products that improve the quality and lifespan of roads should look at Blacklidge of Gulfport, Mississippi. With decades of experience in the asphalt pavement industry, the rapidly growing family-owned company continues to develop new products and eye new markets while remaining true to its core values.

2018 | In Focus | October 2018A Power Line Construction Company Focused on CommunityForbes Bros

2018 | In Focus | October 2018

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.

2018 | In Focus | October 2018Wall-To-Wall on the East CoastQuantum Construction

2018 | In Focus | October 2018

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.

2018 | In Focus | October 2018More than MoneyCreating Workplaces that Work

2018 | In Focus | October 2018

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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