October 2019

2019 | In Focus | October 2019A Foundation of FamilyWolff Bros. Supply

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

A Foundation of Family

Wolff Bros. Supply

Wholesale distributor Wolff Bros. Supply has products for plumbing, electrical, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) applications. The family company, founded by a pair of Ohioan farmers in the 1960s, has grown to be one of the largest and most successful independent wholesalers in its market with thirteen locations throughout Ohio. By keeping a clear focus on understanding and meeting the material needs of its contractors, the company has earned their confidence.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019A Better Future Through SustainabilityRoppe Corporation

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

A Better Future Through Sustainability

Roppe Corporation

If you have heard of Fostoria, Ohio, likely you know if for the numerous glass manufacturers that located here because of the enormous natural gas reserves discovered in the mid-1800s. Or, maybe you are a railroad fan and have traveled to this small northwest Ohio town located 40 miles south of Toledo and 90 miles north of Columbus to visit the Fostoria Iron Triangle Rail Park, which commemorates Fostoria’s prominence in rail car history; Fostoria was once home to five major rail companies.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Made To LastLudowici Roof Tile

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Made To Last

Ludowici Roof Tile

Ludowici Roof Tile established itself in the United States in 1888 and is America’s oldest clay roofing tile manufacturer. Over the years, the spelling of its name has changed a couple of times but its dedication to quality, long-lasting products has never wavered and, to this day, remains the core ingredient of Ludowici Roof Tile’s success.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Take Drywall, add Metal Frames and the Ambition to Be Great – and You’ve Built a BusinessOptiline Enterprises

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Take Drywall, add Metal Frames and the Ambition to Be Great – and You’ve Built a Business

Optiline Enterprises

It’s refreshing to find real achievement behind a humble, down-to-earth mindset. In the case of Optiline Enterprises, the results of this winning combination are superb projects and service without the din of egos getting in the way. This team treats every client as if they are its one-and-only, delivering more than expected on every project.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Safety Starts at the TopKASK America Inc.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Safety Starts at the Top

KASK America Inc.

When we think of head protection on construction sites, hard hats come to mind. Unchanged for decades, most are made with a rigid plastic outer shell, usually orange or yellow, with criss-crossed suspension webbing inside, keeping the shell about an inch above the top of the wearer’s head, allowing for some ventilation, and more importantly, serving as a barrier between the helmet and the skull in case a falling object strikes the user, or in case of a fall.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Where the Best is Built InStraticon

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Where the Best is Built In


True collaboration in construction – as in life – is worth utilizing. It often takes extra care and effort to bring a diverse group of people together to fulfill a dream. However, for organizations looking for a construction company that aims to fulfill dreams through true collaboration, Straticon is the company to contact.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Building Success with Passion, Performance and PersistenceThe Collage Companies

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Building Success with Passion, Performance and Persistence

The Collage Companies

The Collage Companies has been building in Central Florida for nearly four decades. Their mission is “to build projects that strengthen the foundation and fabric of our community” and, since its founding in 1982, the company has accomplished this mission by diligently serving owners and carrying out its corporate promise to become an integral part or partner of the client’s building process.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Tenacity, Family Values and a Leap of Faith – The Next Generation of Atlantic TNGAtlantic TNG

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Tenacity, Family Values and a Leap of Faith – The Next Generation of Atlantic TNG

Atlantic TNG

Organizations that operate in a family environment can change in many ways as each generation enters the business. For Atlantic TNG LLC, the next generation alluded to by its name is Megan Kitchner, a third-generation precaster who launched her own division of the family business in 2011 in Sarasota, Florida and has been working hard to ensure the business thrives for many more generations to come.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Versatility In PracticeAmerican Electrical Contracting

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Versatility In Practice

American Electrical Contracting

American Electrical Contracting Inc. is a unique entity that serves residential, industrial, and commercial customers in North Florida and Southeast Georgia with both new construction and service electrical work. Due to recent hurricane activity in the area, the fastest-growing part of the business involves installing residential generators. We spoke with Chief Operating Officer David Yencarelli to find out more.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Leading the Solar Energy RevolutionSullivan Solar Power

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Leading the Solar Energy Revolution

Sullivan Solar Power

As Kermit the Frog so famously lamented, ‘It’s not easy being green,’ and it truly is not easy. However, it is possible – where there is political will and a company with a vision such as Sullivan Solar Power, headquartered in San Diego. That city has gone even further than the state and is committed to one hundred percent clean energy by 2035, ten years ahead of the State of California’s goal of 2045 as set out in Senate Bill 100, signed in 2018.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Simply the BestCity Electric Supply

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Simply the Best

City Electric Supply

Whoever coined the idiom ‘there is strength in numbers’ could have been referring to City Electric Supply (CES), part of a privately-owned electric wholesale network. CES has over seven thousand employees worldwide, half of them based in North America. The company has grown to have over 560 locations across North America and seventy branches in Canada, opening four new branches in the Western provinces in this year alone.

2019 | In Focus | October 2019Providing Superior and Diverse Project ExpertiseKanta Electric

2019 | In Focus | October 2019

Providing Superior and Diverse Project Expertise

Kanta Electric

With thirty years of experience on complex and sophisticated projects in and around New York City, Kanta Electric’s knowledge of the electrical industry is strong and varied. This leader in electrical contracting prides itself on state-of-the-art power and electric solutions, meeting the diverse needs of New York’s leading public and private sector clients, while its broad business experience means superior electrical and power services for numerous high-profile projects.


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