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A Way Of Life
Fall/Winter 2019

Every company has a journey and a story to tell. T.B. Greenstreet’s story started approximately 100 years ago. In search of opportunity and the chance to do better for his family, he moved his family from Tappahannock, Virginia, to Northeast…

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50 Years of Growth
Fall/Winter 2019

In August 2019, BFPE International CEO Pam Boyer received a distinct honor. The Baltimore Business Journal named her company the second-largest, woman-owned business in Greater Baltimore. It’s a fitting accomplishment for the company. Under…

A Business Built on Enduring Friendship
Fall/Winter 2019

Ron Getek and Eddie McGowan were childhood friends who met in the eighth grade when Ron moved from Virginia to Maryland in 1982. The pair grew up together, played sports together, were best men at one another’s weddings. They were great friends,…

Reimagining Retail
Fall/Winter 2019

Born of a long line of carpenters, Art Rectenwald understands the importance of cutting, shaping and adapting to produce quality results.

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Pinpoint Positioned
Spring/Summer 2019

After working for utility locating companies for 20 years, a 40-year-old Andre Leary had a vision—to own his own company and push the boundaries of conventional utility locating practices.

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Delivering the Impossible
Spring/Summer 2019

For Carl Neimeyer, certified professional engineer and President of Bernward Consulting Associates, LLC, there is no project his company can’t succeed at. “As we often said in the Navy, the difficult is done immediately. The impossible takes…

Responsiveness and Respect for the Job
Spring/Summer 2019

When asked what sets Cedar Lane Excavation apart from other construction companies, AJ O’Dell, President of the Davidsonville, Maryland-based firm, does not hesitate before answering. “I’m out on every job, addressing concerns as needed,” he…

Making Waves
Spring/Summer 2019

Gilbert Dissen already had an established career in marine construction when he founded the Dissen & Juhn Company in 1973 with partner Martin Juhn. Dissen, a civil engineer by training, had gained experience in marine construction while serving…

Complete Confidence & Customer Focus
Spring/Summer 2019

Companies that offer comprehensive site services are few and far between. The reason is simple: It takes time to acquire the expertise to consistently do great work and build trust with clients. Family-owned and operated, Iacoboni Site Specialists…

A Commitment to Renewal
Fall/Winter 2018

To restore, renew and reuse—that’s the passion and promise of environmental remediation experts at Baltimore, Maryland-based ARC Construction Services, Inc. whether talking projects or people.

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Three Generations in Maryland
Fall/Winter 2018

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 the construction industry and, determined to integrate himself into his new home,…

Through the Lens
Fall/Winter 2018

Over the course of its more than 50-year history, Bernstein Associates has photographed more than 10,000 construction projects, averaging about 200 photo shoots per month. The firm’s photographers document projects from the big picture down…

Anything You Walk On
Fall/Winter 2018

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 care of it; he may even start a whole new division in his diversified flooring company. The…

Modern Day Master Builder
Fall/Winter 2018

When it comes to construction, Kinsley Construction, Inc. considers itself a modern day master builder. “The concept of a master builder comes from ancient Greece. In those times, the master builder was a single person who took complete ownership…

Built to Last
Spring/Summer 2018

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 as the go-to building company for extremely challenging projects in the Baltimore-Washington…

The Power of Positivity
Spring/Summer 2018

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, Workmeister knew it was time to make a change. While talking with his father, he concluded…

All in the Family for 94 Years
Spring/Summer 2018

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. The opportunities for painting facilities and installing wall coverings and special…

Growing Together
Spring/Summer 2018

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 their grandfather, a carpenter mason, and their father, a concrete mason. But while…

Making Solid Modifications
Fall/Winter 2017

Six little words that come from Heath Morgan and Bobby Lundy defy logic: “You can now modify concrete easily.” Concrete—with the skeletal rebar inside—is one of the most versatile and yet most durable building materials on earth. While it…

The Power of Two
Fall/Winter 2017

Robert (Rob) Bertazon and Verna Regler were already business friends when they decided to team up four years ago to launch Maryland Construction Network. But neither of them was 100 percent sure the partnership would click. Today, they’re glad…

Swamped in a Good Way
Fall/Winter 2017

There are not enough hours in the day for Joe Facinoli, the owner and President of Unified Cleaning & Construction Services, LLC, based in Timonium, Md. The voicemail on his cell phone has been full for three years and can’t take any new messages;…

115 Years Old and Still Going Strong
Fall/Winter 2017

Wagman, Inc. has been led by the same family—the Wagmans—for over 115 years. One could say that it is in the rarefied elite of multigenerational companies. According to The Family Business Institute, a family business consulting firm, “only…

A Loading Dock Legacy
Spring/Summer 2017

Charles H. Hodges Sr. was an entrepreneur. Born and raised in Baltimore, Md., in the 1920s and 1930s, he quickly learned the challenges associated with moving goods and products to-and-from trucks, trains and other transport systems.

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Iconic Hammerjacks Hits the Stage Again
Fall/Winter 2016

If you think about the music you grew up listening to, you may find that your thoughts transport you back in time as images of the good old days flood your mind. Music and memories go hand in hand according to an article published in 2009 by…

Preserving America’s History, One Foundation at a Time
Spring/Summer 2017

When Don Caple and Michael “Mike” O’Malley met as co-workers at a concrete repair company in the 1980s, neither had dreams of owning their own business. The two worked extremely well together, complementing each other’s strengths. What they…



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