• A Point of Pride

    Achieving total client satisfaction is more than a business goal for John Tahtabrounian, Founder and Principal of Oliver Construction, Incorporated (OCI), based in Norristown, Pennsylvania. It’s a point of pride. “I was raised to take pride in everything I do, whether it’s sweeping a floor or constructing a building,” John says. “Whatever it takes, we find a way to get it done. We can do all or a portion of a project.”   read more...

  • Where Service and Steel Come Together

    Recently, when a parking garage partially collapsed in Waltham, Massachusetts, the owner placed an emergency call to John de Vries, President and CEO of Central Steel Supply Company, Inc. (Central Steel). Though it was the weekend, de Vries and the employees of Central Steel rallied to the cause. By Sunday morning, the owner had the steel needed to make a timely repair.   read more...

  • They Make 
“The Earth Move”

    Over 30 years ago, John Caskey was a chemical engineer working as an oil rig foreman in Louisiana. After an unexpected oil embargo hit in the mid-1980s, he and others headed up the Eastern Seaboard in search of employment. He settled in Virginia and it was there that memories of working on his grandmother’s tobacco farm and a $2,000 loan inspired him to buy a tractor. Thus, “a small earthmoving company” was born, now known in the region as J.R. Caskey, Inc.   read more...

  • Cleared for Construction

    When Tammy Johnson sees a slice of real estate that has served its purpose—a place that has perhaps become the graveyard of its former daily activities and now impedes new life—she kicks into problem-solver mode, recycling what can be saved, but removing it all either way. That mode suits her well. Johnson is President of TAMCO Construction, Inc. (TAMCO), a certified woman-owned business. She guides the demolition company to be the go-to problem-solver for general contractors or property owners needing commercial or industrial property cleared of debris so new construction can occur there.   read more...

  • No Shortage of Storage Solutions

    When Walmart called on a Wednesday afternoon needing a pair of 40-foot storage containers, American Mobile Leasing, LLC (AML) Co-Owner Jimmy Johnson stopped what he was doing and figured out how to meet the immediate need for the retail giant. That’s what AML does 24/7: solve storage needs for customers both large and small.   read more...

  • A Solid Philosophy for Life and Business

    It may be hard for some to imagine that PREFERRED GLOBAL, INC. CEO, John Norton, found his calling in the painting and flooring contracting industry decades ago. After graduating from Taylor University with a Bachelor of Business Administration, John first dabbled in commercial real estate and banking. But when a recession hit, he went to work for a small, local painting company. Enthralled with the company culture and leadership, John became part of its succession plan and, in 1997, purchased the Indianapolis, Indiana, branch of the business. The rest is history.   read more...

  • A Better Way to Build

    When Hurricane Michael hit Mexico Beach, Florida, in October 2018, the Category 5 storm leveled entire neighborhoods. But many of the buildings that had been constructed using insulated concrete forms (ICF)—designed to withstand the more than 200 mile-per-hour winds—remain standing. This is just one of the reasons why John Fowler, President of Coral Reef Contracting, Inc. and its newest division, ProFORMance Walls, believes so strongly in ICF. With his business located in Dunnellon, Florida, John sees firsthand the value of ICF in keeping residents and business owners safe in storm-prone areas.   read more...

  • Americana's Alive in Texas

    It was a sweltering summer day in Houston, Texas, when I spoke with Michael (Mike) Ortiz, the Executive Vice President for the John Deere Division at 
Doggett Heavy Machinery Services (Doggett).   read more...

  • “To Wake Up Every Day and Love Your Job is a Gift”

    When the Almasi family comes together, its passion quickly emerges. Family members trade stories of construction projects with the same enthusiasm as children talk about their favorite toys. The family members remember nearly every detail of every project they’ve ever worked on together—and even some completed by generations before them.   read more...

  • Standing The Test Of Time

    Without hesitation, John Riley pinpoints the most influential client Sullivan designBUILD (SdB) has had over the past 50 years of doing business in the state of Wisconsin.   read more...

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