• Restoring it Right

    When it comes to construction, Chris Hamilton is a jack-of-all-trades. He began working construction projects in high school and started his career as a roofer. Experience in carpentry and concrete construction later followed. Today, he’s using his 30-plus years in construction leading Hamilton-Pacific Inc., an award-winning general, engineering and specialty contractor that provides concrete restoration, waterproofing and tenant improvements throughout California.   read more...

  • Tell Us When and Where

    Mark D. Carroll is a tinkerer. From the time he was a young boy, he was taking things apart to see how they worked. So it’s only natural that his company, ConstructionCAM, was born out of his curiosity to make something new. ConstructionCAM, based in Crown Point, Indiana, offers solar-powered mobile trailers that provide live construction cameras, LED lights, Wi-Fi and time-lapse videos for job site security and progress management.   read more...

  • Out of the Ashes

    When the development company Tom Wasmoen worked for went out of business during the Great Recession in 2009, he and his co-workers gathered for a drink at a local bar to discuss their path forward. “It was a pretty tough time,” Tom recalls. “We had worked for a month without getting paid.” But recognizing their talents, the architects and engineers clinked their beers together and Firm Ground Architects & Engineers (Firm Ground) was born.   read more...

  • From Napkin to Success Story

    A lot of great ideas have been born on a napkin. Take, for instance, the design of a portable computer that led to Compaq (now Hewlett-Packard). Also, the chapters for “Harry Potter” and the script for the movie “A Few Good Men.” Even the design of the Super Bowl trophy.   read more...

  • The Next Generation of Construction

    The Golden Rule is a philosophy that brothers Julian and Sly Erofeeff put into practice with their customers. As a result, their company, Grace Point Contracting LLC, has doubled its business every year since it was founded five years ago. In fact, the Golden Rule is part of the company’s mission statement, which reads: “We believe in the Golden Rule—Treat everyone as you want to be treated. Fairness is our foundation. We will put faith back into the ‘contractor.’ We provide and install products that withhold the elements as long as scientifically possible for each specific installation. We only perform to the standard equal to what we would do to our personal homes.”   read more...

  • Overnight Success

    Gary Brown understands the agony of defeat and the thrill of victory. Like a tried-and-true champion athlete, he’s capitalizing on his experiences in this marathon called life to build a thriving commercial glass installation company in the nation’s fourth largest city.   read more...

  • Concrete Values

    Erick and Melissa Poland understand the importance of meeting the demands of the marketplace. Their ability to adjust their business model to adapt to changing economic realities has helped them grow from part-time home remodeling to a one-stop shop for residential and small commercial concrete foundation work. Along the way, they’ve done everything from flipping houses to building concrete cellphone tower pads to laying foundations for large commercial buildings.   read more...

  • Two Generations of Exceptional Workmanship

    There’s an old saying, “What goes around comes around.” And when you’ve maintained a family reputation for quality flooring services for 57 years, it’s only natural that your firm is called on to replace the same wooden floors your father installed decades earlier.   read more...

  • ‘Know How. Can Do.’

    Jim Sobeck wrote the book on business. Literally. His book, “The Real Business 101: Lessons From the Trenches” (available on Amazon.com), is full of idioms and business tips on how to successfully run a company. So it’s no wonder that the growth of New South Construction Supply, LLC—a specialty building products business headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina—has been on steroids since Sobeck bought it in 2001.   read more...

  • The Best of All Worlds

    From the time he was 10 years old, Domenic DiMarco remembers working alongside his late grandfather, an old-school tradesman from Italy and his namesake. Today, the younger Domenic represents DiMarco Construction Co., Inc.’s third generation, continuing his grandfather’s legacy of quality craftsmanship.   read more...

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