• Crunching Schedules, Assuring Quality

    The launch of New Castle Group, LLC earlier this year marked an expansive new chapter in Michael and Brenda Barbee’s successful Loveland, Colorado, construction business. Since incorporating in 2009 as MBT Construction Company, LLC, they’ve developed a solid reputation for design-build, construction management, construction consulting and owner representation services trusted by commercial and residential constructors from Colorado to Utah to California and beyond.   read more...

  • Economical, Eco-Friendly and Eye-Popping

    Dave Stratton had spent 10 years in project management with Fortune 500 information technology and logistics companies—and he was ready for a major career change. After the dot-com crash, he invested in a laid-off coworker with previous experience in pool design and founded Pacific Decorative Concrete, Inc. (PDCI) in 2002. Working from his garage in Antelope, California, they began by refreshing pool decks during remodels for several pool service companies.   read more...

  • Entrepreneur, Advocate, Partner, Volunteer

    Judy Cagle brought heart to Rockingham, North Carolina. The dynamic local business owner and animal advocate, who passed away on July 4, 2020 at the age of 63, is fondly remembered as a force of nature by all who knew her.   read more...

  • Developing Community…Creating Opportunity

    In 2013, when Rueben Gardner returned home to Bremerton, Washington, after 12 years of active-duty Army service, his transition from deployment to employment was rockier than anticipated. Despite his prior construction experience, plus engineering skills developed during four combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, a decent-paying job that utilized his skills proved elusive.   read more...

  • A Legacy Etched in Asphalt

    When first-generation American Peter Caruso II embarked on his third career venture, he could not have foretold its eventual role in shaping the landscape and way of life in southwestern Pennsylvania. Following unsatisfying stints as a grocer and coal truck driver, he secured a $500 bank loan to get into the asphalt business. In 1948, Peter Caruso Paving was launched on the family homestead near Pittsburgh, in a community of other immigrant families from Calabria, Italy. Later renamed Caruso Paving, the commercial asphalt paving and excavation company continuously grew its scope, size and capabilities from its humble early roots.   read more...

  • Style, Sensibility and Function

    The 2018 U.S. debut of ProfilDoors in San Jose, California, ushered in welcome possibilities for cutting-edge, high-quality doors.   read more...

  • Invaluable by Any Estimation

    When it was founded in 1970, San Diego became only the fourth local chapter of the 14-years-young American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE). As it prepares to mark its 50th anniversary, it is recognized as one of the society’s Top 5 chapters for its contributions to this construction discipline, to its practitioners and to the San Diego community.   read more...

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