Case Studies Region: Canada

Beatty Floors

When asked to describe the scope of projects at Beatty Floors, Vance McCarthy replies enthusiastically: “It’s a never-ending list, I’ll tell you.” Such is the familiar and unpretentious nature at Beatty—one of the traits that has established it as a mainstay in both the flooring industry and its home city of Vancouver. Recognized for its […]

Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd

Though last season was a disappointment, the Toronto Blue Jays still packed fans into the Rogers Centre, their average crowd of 39,554 just a few hundred behind the New York Yankees for the American League lead in attendance. Could be that some credit was due Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd, the venerable company in Scarborough, Ontario, that’s […]

Seele Inc.

When a client wanted to build a 35-meter-long, encased pedestrian bridge made of interlocking commercial bronze, glass and steel over Queen Street, Toronto, Canada’s busiest shopping mile, Seele Inc.—the North American division of Seele Group—rose to the challenge. The project required that an old bridge be dismantled and the new bridge be installed within two, […]

Lumos Solar

Imagine a future in which solar panels are incorporated into the design of every new building, not just tacked on to roofs or installed as stand-alone arrays. Ten years ago, Scott Franklin dreamed of that future, and through his company, Lumos Solar, he’s bringing the idea to fruition. Since 2007, Lumos Solar has been providing […]

Copcan Civil Ltd.

In 1985, the Gregson family set out to start their own logging and road building company in British Columbia and they decided to name it after their first job building roads in Copper Canyon, an area just south of its headquarters in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Their company, Copcan Civil Ltd., a hybrid of “copper” and “canyon,” […]

Haven Developments

For CEO Paolo Abate, making a better development means transforming apartment buildings from walled-off castles for escaping the city into social havens that connect residents with their neighborhoods. The company he founded with three others—aptly named HAVEN Developments—does this not only by building near public transit and amenities, but also by collaborating with Toronto’s city departments […]

Martech Electrical Systems Ltd.

Since 1983, Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. has been providing electrical installations and services to commercial, industrial and residential customers throughout British Columbia. As the largest electrical firm in British Columbia’s Kootenay region, the business operates from a head office and main plant in Castlegar, British Columbia, as well as branch plants in Cranbrook and Sparwood, British […]

Engineered Assemblies Inc.

Engineered Assemblies Inc. doesn’t want a bigger piece of the pie. It wants a bigger pie. For the lightweight exterior cladding company, that means bolstering the entire industry, competitors included. Engineered Assemblies supplies Canadian architects with European façades, specifically rear ventilated rainscreens, made with materials like fiber cement, wood and porcelain. Rear ventilated rainscreens are […]

Nordic Mechanical Services Ltd.

John Cloutier, president of Nordic Mechanical Services Ltd. (NMS), understands the value of patience and perseverance. In 1994 Cloutier began NMS as a cold-start company, which afforded him the luxury of one technician, one administrative staff member and one service truck. Today, the company garners $20 million in annual revenue, employs 80 seasoned field maintenance […]

LogiSon Acoustic Network

A day at the beach is how Niklas Moeller would introduce the concept of sound masking. Even though it’s far from silent, it still feels quiet. Ambient sound from the wind and breaking waves mitigate the noise of loud beachgoers, traffic or machinery. Similarly, in built environments, sound masking technology uses a specific type of […]

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