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Rooftop View
Spring/Summer 2020

When you purchase a business, you don’t simply invest your money in the equipment, buildings and operational infrastructure. You are also taking on the responsibility of overseeing the working lives of all the people who are the heart and soul…

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Old World Quality, New World Technology
Spring/Summer 2020

For Jerry Vitillo, CEO of Diversified Fixture, the company’s slogan encapsulates its mission and purpose—“Old World Quality, New World Technology.” “The shop and the products we produce all reflect this way of thinking,” Jerry says.

By the Yard
Spring/Summer 2020

There is an ancient Japanese proverb that states: “Adversity is the foundation of virtue.” Celebrating 51 years in business, Susan Krystopik, President of KLK Construction Materials & Trucking in South Plainfield, New Jersey, has overcome her…

Reunited and Ready to Rock
Spring/Summer 2020

If David Mesa was in the music industry, the formation of his glass door and accessories installation company three years ago would be akin to “putting the band back together.” He’s assembled a top-notch team of former co-workers to win over…

Faith to Move Forward
Spring/Summer 2020

Wild Heart Industries, LLC, a certified woman-owned, family-operated demolition company in Hillsborough, New Jersey, was formed during arguably one of the worst times in recent history to start a business—the financial crisis of 2007-2009. While…

Designing Relationships
Spring/Summer 2020

PK Architecture has achieved its success through hard work, commitment to excellence and treating clients with care, according to the firm’s President Paritosh Kumar. “I go above and beyond. I make sure people’s aspirations are fulfilled. That…

Legacy of Innovation
Spring/Summer 2020

Many builders claim that building is in their blood—passed on through the generations—but cousins Thomas “Tom” Dunham Jr. and Clifford “Cliff” Dunham Jr. may have them all beat.

From Napkin to Success Story
Fall/Winter 2019

A lot of great ideas have been born on a napkin. Take, for instance, the design of a portable computer that led to Compaq (now Hewlett-Packard). Also, the chapters for “Harry Potter” and the script for the movie “A Few Good Men.” Even the design…

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A Down-to-Earth Perspective
Fall/Winter 2019

On the surface, veteran-owned Fidelis Engineering, Inc. is a civil and geotechnical engineering firm made up of talented engineers and geologists. They’re called on by public- and private-sector owners and operators across commercial, industrial…

Securing The Shot
Fall/Winter 2019

From the fairways to the greens, anyone watching a PGA Tour event can see the handiwork of Scaffolding Towers of America, LLC (STA). The Middlesex, New Jersey-based company has been building scaffolding camera towers for one of the leading sports…

Exceeding Expectations
Fall/Winter 2019

One simple rule—putting a client’s needs first—has helped Jersey Shore Lawn Sprinkler Construction Company Inc. grow to become one of the 75 largest irrigation companies in the U.S., according to according to rankings from the national Irrigation…

Stevedoring, Steering and Supporting
Fall/Winter 2019

Black and white photographs from a century ago captured monochromatic moments chronicling major milestones in our world. Among these treasures are the pictures of the Weeks Stevedoring Company Crane No. 1, which help to tell the story of the…

A Cut Above
Spring/Summer 2019

New York City goes by a lot of names—Gotham, the Big Apple, the Concrete Jungle. Every jungle needs to be cut back sometimes; and when the jungle is made of concrete, the job requires special tools and skills, like those that Advanced Coring…

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A Concierge to Contractors
Spring/Summer 2019

Paul Procaccini and David Greenberg saw a need—others’ needs, actually—and determined to meet them, as if they were their own.

Cresting to the Top
Spring/Summer 2019

The construction industry is characterized by a broad range of projects and specializations. One unique discipline within the industry is marine construction. Bill Walters, President of Walters Marine Construction, Inc., explains the type of…

Concrete Surgeons
Spring/Summer 2019

Not far from the “City of Brotherly Love,” two brothers say they have cut out a thriving business among contractors by providing expert concrete, masonry and asphalt cutting and drilling services.

A Master Builder’s Mindset
Spring/Summer 2019

Built from the ground up by a family of skilled craftworkers, 3D Contracting of Central Jersey Inc. (3D Group) is guided by a leadership team that embraces its expertise as a contractor with a uniquely owner-driven focus.

A Model of Quality & Mentorship
Fall/Winter 2018

A commitment to quality defines the performance standards of the fire protection and life safety industry. Technicians spend years developing expertise and creating best practices that lead to the mastery of their trade. Then they take that…

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Flying the Flag
Fall/Winter 2018

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 there were 27 spar yards on the river that made wooden ship masts and made repairs when…

The Art of Building a Business
Fall/Winter 2018

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, has sought to develop, build and manage projects that make a positive impact on people…

To the Top
Fall/Winter 2018

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

From Obstacles to Opportunities
Spring/Summer 2018

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 Quakers in the 17th century. As modest beginnings go, those early forays into the…

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Crystal Clear Solutions
Spring/Summer 2018

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 the window film provider and installation company for solutions to some of their biggest…

Conquering the Elements
Spring/Summer 2018

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 traffic control towers, as the structure behind historic features on a landmark building—and…

Old-Fashioned Relationships, New-Fangled Technology
Spring/Summer 2018

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 First Class realized it was “now or never” to jump into the world of digital marketing.

Envisioning the Environment
Fall/Winter 2017

The environmental consulting, investigation and remediation business is often perceived as predominantly testing and treatment, instead of a coordinated, collaborative process. And while there is a significant scientific element to every evaluation…

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The Asphalt Artist
Fall/Winter 2017

There was a time, albeit brief, when Andrew Altobelli wasn’t sure if his Straight Edge Striping concept would survive the first 90 days in business.

Surveying the National Landscape for Expansion
Fall/Winter 2017

With a history of winning major roadway projects like the widening for the New Jersey Turnpike, the next logical step for New Jersey-based American Layout & Land Surveying, LLC is a national expansion of its services.

Fully Stocked—and Satisfied
Fall/Winter 2017

When most people visit the grocery store, they’re focused on picking up bread, milk, eggs and anything else on their shopping lists. But for others, it’s a matter of customer service, retail trends and the growing shift toward e-commerce that…

New Jersey “Nice Guy” Finishes First by Building Relationships that Last
Spring/Summer 2017

Strong, enduring interpersonal relationships are integral to building success for businesses and their clients. And for commercial construction professionals, one of the key elements of the biz is who you know.

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“Over the Top” Community Commitment
Spring/Summer 2017

It’s not often that a business owner redefines his products and services to intimately align with a personal community service charter­—all the while gaining the wholehearted support of his growing customer base.

Going Against the Grain
Spring/Summer 2017

A petite 4-foot, 11-inch Filipina clad in a sharp business suit and designer high heels strides confidently toward a group of male construction workers and boldly asks, “Who’s in charge here? I need to discuss a business proposition.” Most people…



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