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Rising to the Top
Spring/Summer 2020

There is a saying that only three things are needed to rise to the top in life: talent, ambition and initiative. For an entrepreneur like Ryan Komula, these innate characteristics provide the strategy and drive necessary to achieve his business…

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Dedicated Disruptors
Spring/Summer 2020

Questioning the status quo has been an underlying adage of the Mark III Construction, Inc. (Mark III) team since its earliest days with just a handful of employees to today with more than 300 employees and revenues above $65 million.

New Division Has Solid Footing
Spring/Summer 2020

The formation of Kitchen Mart Commercial (KMC) is the story of a company founded in 1976, Kitchen Mart Inc., that built a great relationship with a trusted partner. It’s also a story of the owner of a commercial tile and stone company, Ryan…

Achieving the American Dream
Spring/Summer 2020

Aspiring to become a licensed and insured contractor, to start a construction company and to have that business flourish are attainable goals. Operating under the parent organization Contractors Career Centers, three separate business entities…

Experience = Quick Success
Spring/Summer 2020

In just seven years, Tri State General Contractors, Inc. (Tri State), has experienced exceptional growth and profitability. Dig below the surface of the company’s brief history and there is evidence that explains why it has been successful.

Filling the Talent Pipeline
Fall/Winter 2019

Fresno Plumbing & Heating, Inc., based in Fresno, California, is not your average plumbing contractor. While this nearly 80-year-old, family-owned operation offers many of the same installation, repair and preventative maintenance solutions…

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New Division Has Solid Footing
Fall/Winter 2019

The formation of Kitchen Mart Commercial (KMC) is the story of a 43-year-old company, Kitchen Mart Inc., that built a great relationship with a trusted partner. It’s also a story of the owner of a commercial tile and stone company, Ryan Wagner…

Choice Career of Four Generations
Fall/Winter 2019

Plastering must be in the Colmenero family’s DNA—four generations have labored in the industry. “My grandfather worked for the union as a hod carrier, also known as a plaster tender, carrying heavy loads of mud to the plasterers,” says Augustine…

A Technical Contractor with Deep Green Goals
Fall/Winter 2019

DPR Construction (DPR) is a self-performing commercial contractor and construction manager. Construction veterans Doug Woods, Peter Nosler and Ron Davidowski founded the company as a negotiating general contractor with a focus on doing things…

Nimble with Know-How
Spring/Summer 2019

Darren Williams, PE, President and CEO of TECHNICON Engineering Services, Inc. (TECHNICON) in Fresno, has always been fascinated with how things are built. His first engineering feat was with an old lawnmower his parents gave him to “play” with…

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Going Up!
Spring/Summer 2019

Here are a couple of statistics you might not think about every day: there are 900,000 elevators in service in the United States, and these elevators make 18 billion passenger trips each year. That means each passenger averages four trips per…

From Humble Beginnings to Industry Leader
Spring/Summer 2019

When the Matson brothers began Matson Alarm Company, Inc. in 1974, they did it all—sales, design, installation and service—from the confines of their parents’ two-car garage in Fresno, California.

Sunny Days
Spring/Summer 2019

When JP Electric & Solar launched in 1978 as JP Electric, the husband-and-wife team of Jesse and Ann Pacheco focused on providing electrical services for new commercial construction. In the past decade, though, they have become increasingly…

Follow the Market
Spring/Summer 2019

Legendary hockey player Wayne Gretsky once said the key to success in hockey was to follow the puck. That’s the lesson Tony Moayed, CEO of Tricorp Group, Inc., has taken to heart in business, building his company’s success as a general contractor…

Behind the Glass
Fall/Winter 2018

Commercial glazing is an art, a specialty construction trade that requires skill, considerable strength and an eye for detail.

It’s a combination of attributes that defines the bright, hardworking staff at Itzko Glass & Metal, Inc.…

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A Strong Foundation
Fall/Winter 2018

Back in 1997, recent high school graduate Jesse Emmett could be found every workday on a paving machine, seated right next to his dad, Ronnie. The two would drive two hours each morning from their home in Fresno, California, to work sites across…

Peace of Mind in the Valley
Spring/Summer 2018

Family-owned Hoffman Security has served commercial and residential customers throughout the entire Central Valley of California for nearly 40 years.

Outstanding in his FIELD...and then some
Fall/Winter 2018

Just about in the same breath that Matt Migliazzo talks about building and construction, he mentions working with this or that “best friend,” life on the farm, simple pleasures and the importance of building in “cow comforts.”

Finding His Rhythm
Fall/Winter 2018

His father forbade him to go into the movie business. He ventured into the disco nightclub scene for a groovy minute. Today, Norm Marshall has made his mark by building many of the places people in the Sacramento area frequent on a regular basis.

A Keen Sense of Security
Spring/Summer 2018

When you help people protect their lives and possessions, you need to stay up to date on the latest technology involved, stay vigilant about tactics of the rogues who threaten your customers’ safety, and know the best way to deal with natural…

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Solid Relationships, Fulfilled Promises
Spring/Summer 2018

Perry Ordaz, owner of Pacific Contract Flooring in Fresno, California, wants to be clear: he is a flooring contractor who plays music, not a musician who owns a flooring company.

60 Years in the Making
Spring/Summer 2018

This year, AAA Quality Services, Inc., is celebrating its 60th anniversary in business. The company that started as a side business for husband and wife Jay and Viola Faubel has now grown into an expansive family-owned enterprise, offering a…

Diving Deep to Achieve High Performance
Spring/Summer 2016

One of the unique aspects of Haggerty Construction, Inc. is that its team dives deep into the history of each client to preserve and enhance their stories. The California-based general contractor’s ultimate mission: to provide unsurpassed service…

Casting a New Light on Shade
Fall/Winter 2017

While awnings have provided protection from the sun and rain since the times of ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire, Michael “MJ” Yaholkovsky, President and CEO of San Jose Awning and its subsidiary Visible Innovations Group, is looking toward…

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60 Years in the Making
Fall/Winter 2017

In 2018, AAA Quality Services, Inc., will celebrate its 60th anniversary in business. The company that started as a side business for husband and wife Jay and Viola Faubel has now grown into an expansive family-owned enterprise, offering a variety…

Dirt Movers, Inc. Builds Success with Hands-On Leadership
Fall/Winter 2017

For 16 years, John McDaniel has led Stockton, Calif.,-based Dirt Movers, Inc. as a hands-on boss, earning the respect and loyalty of his staff by working side-by-side with them in the field. Even when he was going through cancer treatments almost…

Security At Its Best
Fall/Winter 2017

Diamond Communications, based in Madera, Calif., was founded in 1968 by Sam Tarin, the older brother of current company President, Michael Tarin. While working for Hobart Scales, Sam discovered that a few of the little country stores he serviced…

Sharing a Vision of Excellence
Fall/Winter 2016

MDR Inc., dba Accu-Bore Directional Drilling, Inc. (Accu-Bore), has operated as a certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE) in California since 2006. Together, business partners and owners Billy Kilmer Jr. and Mike Robirds possess…

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A Change of Plans
Spring/Summer 2017

In 2010, all was going according to plan for Kristin Anderson, who had worked since 2008 as Project Manager and Director of Marketing for Eric F. Anderson, Inc. (EFA). The family-owned construction company, established in 1945 by her grandfather…

Building Trust, Tradition and California Since 1887
Fall/Winter 2016

Teichert, Inc.’s influence and impact on California’s history is etched across nearly every major infrastructure evolution, from the first sidewalks around the State Capitol Building in the 1890s to the levees, airports and power systems constructed…

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