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Standing on Higher Ground

Ken Marquardt, owner of Ram Jack West in Eugene, Oregon, is as solid about his commitment to his business as the product he represents. His company is the excl... [read more]

Cutting a Deeper Legacy

Cutting concrete is not for the unskilled, particularly when associated with critical infrastructure, such as dams, bridges and highways.... [read more]

Opening New Doors

Beyond the sustainable materials, beautiful designs and customized characteristics, J&K Cabinetry in Phoenix, now just four years old, is fast becoming an indu... [read more]

It’s in the Name

For too many businesses, the economic recession of a decade ago was the end. But for some, it was the beginning.<... [read more]

A Commitment to Renewal

To restore, renew and reuse—that’s the passion and promise of environmental remediation experts at Baltimore, Maryland-based ARC Construction Servi... [read more]

Strong as Steel

Working with metal is an art as old as civilization itself. It’s a trade with thousands of years of history behind it. The idea of it conjures up images ... [read more]

The Measure of Success

Every top general contractor draws on sound management qualities, such as communication, coordination and a commitment to the customers, the team and the proje... [read more]

Pest Detectives

In just over 10 years, United Pest Solutions’ owner and President, Sean Bergmann, took the family business in Kenmore, Washington, from annual revenues o... [read more]

Problem-Solving Pros

Square one. A blank slate. A fresh start. For many, this is the preferred place to begin a project.But not Joe Morris.... [read more]

From Horse & Wagon

In 1906, downtown Phoenix had dirt roads. Horse and wagon was still the main mode of transportation around town. Arizona wasn’t yet an official state. An... [read more]

Mechanical Systems Experts Sail Toward New Horizons

Driven to be the best, Darrell Wells, President of Marine Mechanical & Technology (MM&T), has worked to establish a stalwart reputation for his firm as a mecha... [read more]

A Model of Quality & Mentorship

A commitment to quality defines the performance standards of the fire protection and life safety industry. Technicians spend years developing expertise and cre... [read more]

Three Generations in Maryland

In 1913, a 16-year-old boy named Camillo Iacoboni left his hometown of Teramo, Italy, and immigrated to Maryland, USA. He managed to find work as a laborer in ... [read more]

Third-Generation Business

In 1931, Albert Stecklein Sr. (Albert Sr.), founder of Washington Air Compressor Rental Co., worked as an auto mechanic and owned an auto-repair business in Wa... [read more]

‘Know How. Can Do.’

Jim Sobeck wrote the book on business. Literally. His book, “The Real Business 101: Lessons From the Trenches” (available on Amazon.com), is full ... [read more]

Not Afraid Of Challenges

When Dean Seppelt and his wife, Cindy, founded DRSC Concrete Inc. (DRSC Concrete) nearly 30 years ago, it started out as a small company offering just a few se... [read more]

The Best of All Worlds

From the time he was 10 years old, Domenic DiMarco remembers working alongside his late grandfather, an old-school tradesman from Italy and his namesake. Today... [read more]

Long May It Wave

From houses of government to tailgate parties, flags are everywhere. National flags, state flags, school flags and even business flags snap and flutter around ... [read more]

Making a Way

Successfully navigating through unseen territory is both a business mantra and a real-life quest for brothers Sergey and Oleg Chaban.... [read more]

Giving Back to the Community

Sunstate Equipment Co. (Sunstate) is more than a construction equipment rental company with a reputation for its commitment to people, integrity and service; i... [read more]

Painting the Road Less Traveled

The lines, symbols and signs that establish boundaries and provide direction for our lives are painted and displayed on streets, garages and parking lots every... [read more]

Flying the Flag

Acme Lingo Flagpoles’ story began 121 years ago in 1897 on the Delaware River in Camden, New Jersey. John E. Lingo was a tugboat captain, and at the time... [read more]

Through the Lens

Over the course of its more than 50-year history, Bernstein Associates has photographed more than 10,000 construction projects, averaging about 200 photo shoot... [read more]

Through the Lens

Over the course of its more than 50-year history, Bernstein Associates has photographed more than 10,000 construction projects, averaging about 200 photo shoot... [read more]

The True Test of Integrity

In the world of electrical contractors, the President of Ogburn Electric Company, Inc. and an NC Unlimited License holder since 1981, is making waves—Sam... [read more]

‘When People Call, We Deliver’

As the saying goes: out of sight, out of mind. That may be truer for pipes than almost anything else. They’re an essential part of the circulatory system... [read more]

The Customer Service Engine that Could

Family-owned and -operated McComb Plumbing has been serving the Denver community from the same location and phone number since 1989. The impetus for the busine... [read more]

Polish & Shine

The Yezzi brothers took Arizona by storm with the launch of one of the first commercial polished concrete businesses in the state. They opened the doors of Yez... [read more]

Fiercely Local

Most design-build companies will say they are in the construction business. CPM | Tenant Improvement Solutions (CPM) sees things differently. They’re in ... [read more]

Fueling it Forward

For Buddy Bayliss, his business isn’t just about earning a dollar, it’s about paying it forward.... [read more]

The Art of Building a Business

Whether building a road or building a new business, The Conti Group stays firm in its values. For 112 years, the company, headquartered in Edison, New Jersey, ... [read more]

Anything You Walk On

If you should happen to be interested in some type of flooring that Billy Saul doesn’t offer, this flooring veteran undoubtedly will find a way to take c... [read more]

Revolutionary, Economical & Versatile

Ed Amos, President and CEO of REV Drill Sales & Rentals, Inc. (REV Drill), says he got the door slammed in his face about a thousand times before a company fin... [read more]

Crush, Grind, Haul and Dump

A-1 Sandrock Inc. is a family-run business in the Piedmont Triad, a north-central region of North Carolina that is home to an extensive freeway network. Curren... [read more]

A Sign of the Times

Over the course of 80 years, a lot has changed in the exterior sign business. For Leroy Signs, Inc., though, one thing has remained consistent: The Reiter fami... [read more]

To the Top

What do you do when you think you’ve got a better way to run a business? You prove it.... [read more]

Training Tomorrow’s Workforce

Pete Gum and Ericha McLaughlin work on behalf of the members of Associated Builders and Contractors of Western PA (ABC of Western PA). They also work on behalf... [read more]

Smaller, Faster, Better

After working at one of the largest firms in the nation for the better part of two decades, Ray Hallquist and John Todd sought a nimbler approach to general co... [read more]

New Game in Town

When the previous owner of Agate, Inc. (Agate), Jim Uhl, decided to develop a succession plan for his Arizona-based company in 2017, he wanted to find the type... [read more]

The Little Big Company– or Big Little Company

For the past 18 years, Jaime English has been working in preconstruction for Branch & Associates, Inc. (Branch), which has its headquarters in Roanoke, Virgini... [read more]

Modern Day Master Builder

When it comes to construction, Kinsley Construction, Inc. considers itself a modern day master builder. “The concept of a master builder comes from ancie... [read more]

Wycliffe Division Surges

CEO Barbara Wycliffe built Wycliffe Enterprises as a general contracting firm with a goal to be the best a small business could be. Once Wycliffe Enterprises b... [read more]

An Elite Approach to Safeguarding People and Assets

Founding father Benjamin Franklin once said, “Distrust and caution are the parents of security.” It is no secret that the world today is fraught wi... [read more]

Real World Products

Astro Engineering & Manufacturing Inc. (Astro) takes pride in building real products for the real world. From ornamental and decorative metals for the architec... [read more]

Creative and Comprehensive Solutions

When Charles E. Kennedy Sr. (Chuck) founded Tri State Electric, Inc. (Tri State) in 2008, the company name aptly described its regional reach. Tri State initia... [read more]

Heading off Tech Headaches

Jason Ake, owner and CEO of Austin-based Professional Plotter Technology Corp., knows the wide-format plotting and printing business inside and out—liter... [read more]

Poised For Greater Growth

Dering Pierson Group (Dering Pierson) is proof there is strength in numbers and there is value in teamwork over individual effort.... [read more]

Recipe for Success

From humble beginnings often spring the greatest success stories. Meet Shane Trent, owner and founder of the booming construction company AKR Builders, Inc. in... [read more]

Forty Years and Still Growing

For 40 years, A.W. McCay Contracting, Inc. has been providing quality commercial construction services, including build-to-suit and renovations, to the greater... [read more]

Shared Vision

When Ramiro De La Cruz and Don Babcock, managing partners at R&D Electrical, LLC, first met a decade ago, they were both working for a large electrical contrac... [read more]

Modeling & Mentoring

Core values are at the very heart of Ikerd Consulting, LLC (IKERD). The engineering, construction-grade modeling, laser scanning, forensics and consulting firm... [read more]

A Boutique Success

There’s a worn-out old saying about making lemonade when life gives you lemons. When life—and the Great Recession—gave Eric Little the lemon ... [read more]

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Opening Doors Coast to Coast

Best Roll-Up Door, Inc.’s owner, Edward Choi... [read more]

Divide Space…and Conquer

Established in 1900, the Hufcor name has... [read more]

Revolutionary Membrane System Is a Game Changer

The story of Poseidon Sales is all about its produ... [read more]

More Than Mending Fences

Sun-Up Construction Inc. is a family-owned busines... [read more]

Smarter Junk Removal … at Your Disposal

Junk Genius, which specializes in making problem j... [read more]

Dedicated to Delivering Quality… More Than Just a Name

Quality Carpentry Services, billed as Colorado&rsq... [read more]

Experts in Roofing Repair and Replacement

The roofing system of a business or home plays an ... [read more]

Your New I.T. Services and Security Resource

While the concepts of “passion’ and &l... [read more]

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]

Benefits That Benefit Contractors

Beneco is driven by a mission to ally with contrac... [read more]

Fitness Industry Champion

As one of the world’s premier—and fast... [read more]

Staffing Service Is ‘Colorado Proud’

TPM Staffing is a Colorado-based temporary staffin... [read more]

Finishing First

Kaler Hendrix and Cory Johnson, co-owners of local... [read more]

On the Cutting Edge

Russ T. Diamonds, Inc.’s humble beginnings c... [read more]

Set in Stone

Family-owned and operated Sunset Stone is a manufa... [read more]

Introducing Imperial Welding & Repair

Jesus Alfaro, owner of family-owned and operated I... [read more]

Heavy Hitters

Paul Hitt, the President of Hitt Concrete & Site C... [read more]

Customer Focused, Planet Obsessed

Vertically integrated DTG Recycling Group is a con... [read more]

Network Business Insights

Data analysis employs disciplines that can make yo... [read more]

One System… One Process… ONETEAM

YOU: A contractor, owner, developer, architect or ... [read more]

The Finishing Touch

John Vaida has a long history of putting the finis... [read more]