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Jonathon Stowell – Five Guys Roofing

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So, how hot was it in Phoenix this past summer? Hot enough for the mercury to reach or surpass 110 degrees on 54 days, including every day in July, and eclipsing the previous record set in 2020. But projects went as scheduled at Five Guys Roofing. “You do get used to it,” says Jonathon Stowell, […]

John Mercure – Raydeo Enterprises

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Names are everything. Take Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Most think it is a pretty name, but because of a famous Queen song, the world knows her as Lady Gaga. While John Mercure’s brother didn’t have as much success with his rock opera band as Ms. Germanotta, its moniker led to the name of the brothers’ […]

JJ Levenske – Bleuwave

Est. reading time: 5 mins

One of George Strait’s hit songs will soon take on a different meaning. “I’ve got some oceanfront property in Arizona / From my front porch you can see the sea,” he sang sarcastically, adding, “If you buy that, I’ll throw the Golden Gate in free.” Well, later next year, if Strait comes to Mesa, he […]

Jim Waldron – Wausau Tile

Est. reading time: 4 mins

Glass and concrete: Two seemingly diametrically opposed materials, one known for its fragility and the other for its strength. So, how could glass ever replace concrete? One Wisconsin company has discovered the secret to using post-consumer recycled glass as a one-for-one replacement for cement—and the leadership at Wausau Tile is working in partnership with it. […]

Joe Connelly – Connelly Electric

Est. reading time: 5 mins

Joe Connelly knew he wanted to earn a spot in the family business since he was a 15-year-old helping Connelly Electric with its deliveries. Yet, when he graduated with his bachelor’s in business administration and management from the University of Iowa, he believed a skilled project manager should have field experience. Wanting to gain hands-on […]

Jason Stone – Green Country Interiors

Est. reading time: 4 mins

For more than 40 years, Green Country Interiors has provided Oklahoma’s largest commercial contractors with services including exterior and interior framing, drywall, acoustical ceilings, exterior insulation and finish systems, stucco and plaster. But for Green Country’s employees, the work is more than just a job; it’s like hanging out with extended family. “We have employees […]

Jared Kroner – Blue Arc Electric

Est. reading time: 4 mins

By many measures, Blue Arc Electric of Campbell, California, was a thriving business as it neared its 20th anniversary.  It was founded in 2003 by Jared Kroner, who began his career as a journeyman electrician and had become project manager and sales associate at SDB Electric Inc. before launching his company.  About six years after […]

Joe Dai – Mackenzie Door Co.

Est. reading time: 5 mins

So how does one enter that most exclusive of Midtown Manhattan neighborhoods, the so-called Billionaires Row along the southern edge of Central Park? Easily enough, at least at 520 Park Ave., one of the newer skyscrapers and completed in 2018. The doors are open to everyone to view as they stroll by, even if they […]

Jeff Toren – Kitchen Tune-Up

Est. reading time: 4 mins

As the adage goes, the kitchen is the heart of the home; the stronger and more steadily it beats, the healthier and happier the home. “This is where you cook, entertain, do your homework,” says Jeff Toren. “The kitchen has evolved way beyond its original use.” Since 2015, Toren has been among those behind that […]

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