Welcome to the Edition


Kevin Terhaar’s enthusiasm is infectious. As owner of Medina-based North Metro Companies, it’s clear his passion for providing quality landscaping ... [read more]

A Big-Hearted Business

While Northwest Barricade & Signs, LLC and Northwest Flagging, LLC may have humble origins, their growth has been nothing short of spectacular. The President a... [read more]

A 360° View of Success

or the past two decades, Vectors, Inc., headquartered in Aurora, Colorado, has provided cutting-edge equipment, services and technology to the surveying indust... [read more]

The Roots of Success

Brian Smith has a natural affinity for landscaping, both as an art and a science. He has spent his entire career, 20+ years, helping commercial and resident... [read more]

True Partners in Progress

When Eric DePiazzy and Keith Smith started Coastline Electrical Services, Inc. in 2003, they knew they didn’t want to be just another subcontractor, inst... [read more]

Passion. Persistence. Tenacity.

How would it feel to be an administrator in the Office of Design and Construction, Public Buildings Service, at the U.S. General Services Administration? After... [read more]

What’s In Your Tank?

Most of us don’t think too much about the fuel we pump into our gas tanks. We might look at the price and glance at the octane rating, but beyond that, w... [read more]

Structurally Sound Business Approach

A little more than three years ago, Jeremy Baer, PE, took a leap of faith and started TEKTON Engineers in Northfield, Minnesota. With a team approach focusing ... [read more]

No Joking Matter

Working in sanitation services, Ron and J.R. Inman of Northwest Cascade Inc. have heard countless jokes about their profession over the decades—good joke... [read more]

Form and Function Meet Works of Art

Tradition and innovation work side by side at Z-Craft. The Golden, Colorado-based company is known for quality roofing and siding, but Z-Craft is also known fo... [read more]

Family Values

Being a boss and being a dad are tough enough jobs on their own. Combining the two brings a whole new set of challenges. “It’s sometimes hard to... [read more]

Born to Run

Starting out as a delivery driver and working in the courier industry for eight years exposed Marvin Walker, founder and CEO of Day Runner, Inc., to unfair and... [read more]

Paved With Success

The bond created between a father and a son through a motorized vehicle creates lifelong memories. In the case of the George family, little boys operating &ldq... [read more]

Built to Last

In 2018, Durable Steel Structures will mark its 39th year in business. Started in 1979 by George Dausch, Durable Steel Structures has built a name for itself a... [read more]

Reaching New Heights

The company may be Digging & Rigging, Inc., but since 1981, the family-owned firm has been doing more than its name implies. The Gregory family’s resume ... [read more]

From Obstacles to Opportunities

Tucked away in Camden County, New Jersey, the township celebrated today as Cherry Hill has a rich and varied history of settlement dating back to the European ... [read more]

No Stone Left Unturned

Camped out on a mountain peak in Italy’s Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany, Emre Basman knew he’d found a focus for his entrepreneurial heart. At the ... [read more]

Getting to Know the Faces Behind the Signs

If you’ve driven on a road, eaten at a restaurant, walked through an airport or, really, visited any public area, you’ve undoubtedly encountered a ... [read more]

A Ferry Ride Makes All the Difference

Since taking over Dahl Glass almost three years ago, company President Gabe Rees has seen gross revenues for the already thriving glass and window business dou... [read more]

Creating Flawless Outdoor Living

Taking the reins of a manufacturing firm that works closely with the construction industry provides its own unique set of challenges, but nothing that Jessi Ge... [read more]

Build. Grow. Repeat.

Most of us would be happy and content to build one business, sell it for a tidy sum and then enjoy retirement. Bill Burke did exactly that—and then he fo... [read more]

Building Training & Apprenticeship Programs

Finding qualified workers to tackle construction in the Carolinas has been one of the major roadblocks in completing projects since the economic downturn of 20... [read more]

Providing Solutions to Challenging Assignments

Forty years ago, Wayne Norman, owner and President of Capital City Services, started his business on a tight budget. He purchased a 10-year-old International H... [read more]

The Power of Positivity

It was the mid-1980s and Jim Workmeister was working for a concrete company that started having financial trouble. After nearly everyone was laid off, Workmeis... [read more]

A clear passion for building, glass and performance

Edward F. Cove was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania called Bloomsburg. This is where he got his first job as a paperboy at the age of 12, later ... [read more]

Crystal Clear Solutions

The folks at Eastern Solar Glass, based in West Berlin, New Jersey, know how to problem solve. That’s why commercial companies and institutions turn to t... [read more]

Pleasant Unity Supply Knows Its Products

Nathan Kenney can’t think of a single thing he’d change about his family’s business—except perhaps its location. Nathan is General M... [read more]

Building from the Ground Up

When Blake Swearengin started Precision Excavating & Contracting LLC (Precision), he had $1,200 in his pocket and a dream of running his own company. The compa... [read more]

Scottish Window Tinting has Windows Covered

When you look at a building, what do you see? Do you see the curvature of the roof, the columns, the walkway? Or do you look at the landscaping? For a select f... [read more]

Exceeding Expectations

Sister companies Fleming West, LLC and Fleming Complete are celebrating their 20th and 10th anniversaries this year and Aaron Wolf, the President of Fleming We... [read more]

Three Generations in Glass

Few stories in our free enterprise system resonate like those of people who start a business from scratch, work hard to make it successful, and then pass it do... [read more]

Building a Legacy

If the kitchen is the heart of the home, the school is the heart of a community. And for more than 100 years, Nielsen Builders, Inc. has been integral in estab... [read more]

All in the Family for 94 Years

Since it was founded 94 years ago, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania-based Ralph E. Jones, Inc. (REJ) has moved past painting the market square Christmas tree each year... [read more]

From Assessment to Construction

Geologist by education, Ted Bedell always envisioned going to work for a large oil company in the exploration field. However, a job in between undergraduate an... [read more]

Conquering the Elements

Anyone who spends a brief time speaking with Larry Stanley can’t stop seeing railings: as roll bars on race cars at theme parks, as guardrails atop air t... [read more]

Raising the Standards

McCarrell Landscape Construction, LLC happened by accident. Founder and owner 
Brad McCarrell has been in the landscape industry since he was a teenager.... [read more]

The Go-To Contractor

With a population of just over 15,000, River Falls, Wisconsin, is a tiny but close-knit community.... [read more]

Denver’s Trusted Source for Commercial Renovations

What does it mean to be a premier general contractor? For Platinum Renovations & Consulting, it means delivering consistently superior services at extremely co... [read more]

Investing in the Future

Caliber – The Wealth Development Co. isn’t just a real estate investment company. With five businesses—investment, construction and developme... [read more]

Keeping It All Together

There is a certain satisfaction JR Boyles gets when he passes by much of the infrastructure around his hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina. “I grew ... [read more]

Growing Together

Construction runs in the blood of the Kirby brothers. Gary and Calvin Kirby grew up in the business, the third generation of builders in their family following... [read more]

Old-Fashioned Relationships, New-Fangled Technology

Rich Gentile, founder and CTO at RSN Digital Inc., knows all about change. In the past two plus years, the fast-talking, forward-thinking U.S. Army Sergeant Fi... [read more]

Family Heritage of Masonry Continues

Today, fourth-generation mason Dominick Antonio carries on the legacy of his great grandfather who came from Italy in the early 1900s to build churches in Phil... [read more]

Four Decades Strong

According to Jerry Coram Jr., President of J.G. Coram Company, Inc., a general contracting firm based in Mount Airy, North Carolina, his company’s long-t... [read more]

A Master’s Skill

In a world full of mass production and prefabrication, it’s easy to forget the quality a master craftsman can bring to a project. Until you look at his w... [read more]

Idea Generator Always ‘On’

Good ideas, executed well, bring desired results. And so it is with the Mid-Atlantic’s
 Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. when it comes to both the complicate... [read more]

Fantastic with Flagships

Aaron Rectenwald’s timeline for success has been in a steep, steady upward trend. When he was 16, he went to buy his first car and ended up meeting his f... [read more]

Commitment to Honesty and Integrity

When it comes to business, Bobby Bennett, owner of Bennett Air Conditioner Recycling in DeSoto, Texas, knows that honesty and integrity are everything. “... [read more]

Getting the Job Done

Providing a great service can mean a lot of things. It can mean efficiently helping a client, being friendly and professional, offering to do a bit extra, bein... [read more]

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More Than Mending Fences

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Making Their Mark

Nikki Weiss, Falcon Contracting’s founder, p... [read more]

Trust, Quality, Performance

Junier Lam was a 19-year-old Panamanian boy with v... [read more]

Communication, Service and Flexibility

hen entrepreneur Debbie Gentry started Contingent ... [read more]

The Best in Construction Materials

Guaranteed Supply Company® is a third-generati... [read more]

Scottish Window Tinting HAS Windows Covered

At Scottish Window Tinting—a full-service pr... [read more]

A Systems View of Pumping Systems

NECO Systems Inc. (NECO) was founded on the simple... [read more]