• 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...

  • Breaking Through Walls

    With intention and purpose, two women survey the city of Long Beach, California, from the 15th floor of a commercial high-rise. Jill Dupleich, President, and daughter Alexandra Dupleich, Vice President, of ARA Contractors, Inc. take in the beauty of the night sky and prepare for their project. Soon, the crews of this demolition company will gut the 30,000-square-foot floor, removing walls, ceiling and flooring in preparation for a major renovation.   read more...

  • One For All

    When it comes to giving new life to an existing space, projects start and end with RJ Smith Demolition. The firm, headquartered in Chesterfield, Virginia, is part of a family of companies under the parent organization, RJ Smith Companies. “We are the only organization in our region providing a full-service construction solution to our customers,” says Richard Smith, President of RJ Smith Companies.   read more...

  • Deadline-Driven, Determined

    Flooring is an industry unlike most others in that the product must be placed perfectly the first time; otherwise, any mistakes are right underfoot. Proper material selection, with the guidance of experts in the field, is imperative. Removing old flooring and installing new material can be a disruptive process in places like hotels—which need to be always ready and welcoming to their guests—if not done by professionals.   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...

  • New Division Has Solid Footing

    The formation of Kitchen Mart Commercial (KMC) is the story of a 43-year-old company, Kitchen Mart Inc., that built a great relationship with a trusted partner. It’s also a story of the owner of a commercial tile and stone company, Ryan Wagner (AGS Tile & Stone, or AGS) who was looking to be a part of something larger.   read more...

  • Hard Work and Daring Actions

    Nothing ventured, nothing gained. This common saying isn’t just an old adage for Steven, Karina and Melissa Rojas. As the children of Ralph Rojas, President of MR On Time Construction Inc., they have seen firsthand that risk-taking, persistence and hard work pay off. It’s what’s been modeled their whole lives. “Our father came to this country with nothing. Together with our mother, he took risk after risk to provide a better life for us,” says Steven, who is the company’s Field Estimator.   read more...

  • Strength From Experience

    Resiliency is a quality one expects with newly painted walls or industrial floor installations. Both processes should leave surfaces neat and durable—free of any signs of previous adversity such as scrapes, dings, dents or scratches. Industrial flooring especially needs to be tough as nails in environments such as factories, bounce back from spills and be able to handle heavy equipment. Bennings Painting & Industrial Flooring (Bennings) provides such resilient surfaces to commercial customers, such as car dealerships, hospitals, motels and schools. But the company not only provides resiliency; it exemplifies resilience through its own history.   read more...

  • Water Water Everywhere

    Like water itself, there is much that is organic about Waterworks Industries (Waterworks) of Windsor, California, a full-spectrum aquatic management, design, repair and construction enterprise. Its success over time has yielded a legion of regular, repeat customers throughout California and Nevada. The formula for steady company growth is based on excellent work, longtime relationships, goodwill and mutual respect among clients, company Founder and CEO Rich Carnation, President Mathais Toupin and other Waterworks team members.   read more...

  • Precise, Efficient Demolition

    For Saul Robles, Vice President of Robles 1 Demolition Contractors (Robles 1), your word is gold. “When my dad started his demolition business, Robles & Sons, Inc., in 1964, there were no formal agreements—just handshakes.” Though the demolition industry has evolved a great deal since those early days, that level of integrity never wavered through the generations of the Robles family and remains at the heart of Robles 1 today. “If we say we’re going to do something, we do it,” Saul says.   read more...

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