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Written by: Talo Tompson

Every sector of the American economy is home to fierce competition. Businesses within a single industry must compete – for clients, investors and the best workers – or go bankrupt. Yet, this capitalism need not make us enemies; on the contrary, benefits can be found when workers of a shared...

Written by: Molly Shaw

As the saying goes, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; but not for Commercial Roofers Inc. (CRI). Over the last 17 years, the Las Vegas-based commercial roofing contractor’s service and dedication to delivering sizable projects on time and on budget has earned the company a well-recognized...

Written by: Molly Shaw

Since 1920, George G. Sharp (SHARP) has been setting the industry standard for the professional practice of naval architecture, marine engineering and design. The New York City-based company has pioneered the industry, developing first-of-a-kind designs and marine structures for commercial and...

Written by: Jeanee Dudley

DeKalb Mechanical Inc. (DeKalb) began as a branch office of Illinois-based Miller Engineering Co. (Miller) in March 1991. The first shop and office occupied a small 2,500-square-foot corner of an existing rental building, where two fulltime and one part time employee began.
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Premiere Features

The Relationship-driven, Hometown Commercial Contractor
For over 89 years, Kingery Construction (Kingery) has been delivering experienced commercial... Read more
The Evolution of a Company
Jack Laurie Group (JLG) today is a large, diverse contracting company specializing in every aspect... Read more
The Contamination Controlled Environments Experts
Over the course of the last 19 years, Industrial Construction Services Inc. (ICS) has developed a... Read more
Supporting Big Industry and a Resource-based Economy
In the famous Iron Range region of northeastern Minnesota, an area rich in valuable iron ore, Hammerlund Construction Inc. (Hammerlund) has been delivering full-service general contracting for nearly a quarter century. Based in Grand Rapids, Minn., the company supports mining operations with... Read more
Family-owned Pipeline Services in the Central United States
In 1982 Jim Geeding founded a small pipeline construction company, including little more than a four-wheel drive pickup and a tractor with a brush hog attachment. Jim had worked for the previous owners since 1967, staying with the business through several incarnations before it became his own. For... Read more
Good Service, Quality and Accountability
Flooring Resources Corporation (FRC) in Elk Grove, Ill., has its customers and community covered. As a union commercial contractor serving the Chicago metropolitan area, FRC focuses on providing superior results to customers. The team delivers by never compromising good service, quality products... Read more
Designing Efficient Systems with Environmental Conscience
Hem Gupta founded Chicago-based Environmental Systems Design Inc. (ESD) in 1967. For more than 45 years, the consulting and engineering firm has been growing steadily, and now provides building integrated infrastructure consulting expertise for some of the most recognized companies around the world... Read more
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