• A Boutique Lender

    After looking at the 2014 financing landscape, Daniel Casanta, President and Founder of Cardinal Business Financing, Inc. (The Cardinal), uncovered problems that he wanted to solve. According to Casanta, traditional lending institutions turn down a majority of loan applications in the under $300K category. In conjunction with that, banks for the most part have no interest in equipment leasing. Casanta doubted that non-banking entities provided a suitable solution either.   read more...

  • Great Success from Small Beginnings

    Work hard, treat people honestly and always be on time. Founder and President of Metro Bobcat, Inc., William “Bill” Phebus Jr., lives by this philosophy. “Bill, my dad, has been in construction for 56 years and a preacher for 52 years. What makes Dad special is that he is the same person Monday through Saturday as he is on Sunday,” says David Phebus, Founder and General Manager.   read more...

  • American Dreamers

    When a customer succeeds, ABC Supply Co. Inc. (ABC Supply) succeeds. “Founders Ken and Diane Hendricks created ABC Supply Co. Inc. to be a true partner for contractors. Their success is our success,” says Scott Morgan, Managing Partner for the Akron, Ohio, branch. When the Hendrickses founded ABC Supply in 1982, they sought to create a roofing materials distribution business that put contractor customers’ needs before everything else. The company committed to treating contractors like the professionals they are, giving them the tools they deserve and upgrading their images along the way.   read more...

  • Paving Excellence

    What do asphalt paving and skiing have in common? Everything, explains David Wine, Owner of A&A Asphalt Paving and Concrete Services, Inc. (A&A Asphalt). As a teen, Wine worked on creating the Vinings Ridge ski slope near downtown Atlanta. There, according to him, he became a great skier and caught the zeal for asphalt paving at the same time.   read more...

  • Eye on the Horizon

    In 2005, Scott Carpenter decided to become a crime fighter—but not in the way you’d expect. While he didn’t don a cape or become endowed with superhuman powers, he had something better: an idea. Scott’s idea was to revolutionize the construction site surveillance industry by replacing the traditional security guard and dummy camera approach with virtual technologies that would effectively and affordably keep customers’ sites safe.   read more...

  • Choice Career of Four Generations

    Plastering must be in the Colmenero family’s DNA—four generations have labored in the industry. “My grandfather worked for the union as a hod carrier, also known as a plaster tender, carrying heavy loads of mud to the plasterers,” says Augustine “Augie” Colmenero Jr., President of A. Colmenero Plastering, Inc. “At an early age, my brothers and I would go to a job site with my grandfather and help him load the hod and clean up. We were too little to carry it for him, of course, as hods can hold up to 200 pounds of mud.”   read more...

  • Human Resources with a Human Touch

    Adam Doman, President of PathGoal Employer Services (PathGoal), is passionate about helping businesses grow. His company, based in Raleigh, North Carolina, functions as a human resources (HR) department for small to midsized business and government contractors. Its services cover both government compliance requirements and employee management tasks, including employee benefits, payroll and workers’ compensation insurance, recruiting, risk/safety management, performance management, and training and development functions.   read more...

  • The Art of Natural Stone

    Mario Montes, owner of Bella Stone, Inc. in Jacksonville, Florida, knows what it’s like to embark on an unknown path and get established in a new country. In 1993, he came to the United States from El Salvador, went straight to Boston and started in the granite business—a new country, a new language and a new occupation simultaneously. “I was hired by a Greek guy who was opening up an additional shop in Miami, Florida,” Montes says. “He asked me if I was willing to travel to Florida from Massachusetts.”   read more...

  • Excellence in Everything!

    Jason Ripley, Owner and President of GFC Industrial Coatings (GFC), the industrial division of Garage Floor Coating of MN, launched out on his own right after graduating from high school in 1989. “I was very young and extremely ambitious,” Ripley says. “I started from scratch, just by myself. I built up a clientele base by petitioning a few contractors, hiring a couple of friends from school and expanding into several areas of construction, such as coating and painting and other related services.”   read more...

  • An Eye For Detail

    When it comes to construction, no one likes surprises. “Unforeseen risks—like a delayed permit or an environmental or site accessibility issue—can financially impact a project with schedule delays and change orders. Kirtley-Cole Associates LLC is keenly focused on searching out, discovering and managing those risks so clients have a high degree of confidence in their project decisions,” says Scott Lindley, Director of Business Development.   read more...

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