• Strong as Steel

    Working with metal is an art as old as civilization itself. It’s a trade with thousands of years of history behind it. The idea of it conjures up images of a glowing forge, of anvil and hammer and grueling work.   read more...

  • Third-Generation Business

    In 1931, Albert Stecklein Sr. (Albert Sr.), founder of Washington Air Compressor Rental Co., worked as an auto mechanic and owned an auto-repair business in Washington, D.C. He rented out a portion of his garage to a contractor from Pennsylvania who was working on a government project in the D.C. area. At the end of the project, the contractor did not pay the rental fee and bartered his air compressors for the amount due.   read more...

  • Through the Lens

    Over the course of its more than 50-year history, Bernstein Associates has photographed more than 10,000 construction projects, averaging about 200 photo shoots per month. The firm’s photographers document projects from the big picture down to the most minute of details throughout the building process.   read more...

  • Revolutionary, Economical & Versatile

    Ed Amos, President and CEO of REV Drill Sales & Rentals, Inc. (REV Drill), says he got the door slammed in his face about a thousand times before a company finally took a chance on his custom drilling equipment. That first job was a sound wall north of Baltimore. “Then it kind of took off from there,” he says.   read more...

  • Wycliffe Division Surges

    CEO Barbara Wycliffe built Wycliffe Enterprises as a general contracting firm with a goal to be the best a small business could be. Once Wycliffe Enterprises became successful, Barbara, as a graduate of the Small Business Administration 8(a) program, was ready for the next step: expansion. And Power Comm was her brainchild.   read more...

  • What’s In Your Tank?

    Most of us don’t think too much about the fuel we pump into our gas tanks. We might look at the price and glance at the octane rating, but beyond that, we just don’t worry about it. One of the reasons we don’t have to worry is because of people like Brad Bettencourt. Brad thinks about fuel a lot.   read more...

  • Reaching
 New Heights

    The company may be Digging & Rigging, Inc., but since 1981, the family-owned firm has been doing more than its name implies. The Gregory family’s resume also includes hauling, renting and storing, while thriving and evolving.   read more...

  • A clear passion for building, glass and performance

    Edward F. Cove was born and raised in a small town in Pennsylvania called Bloomsburg. This is where he got his first job as a paperboy at the age of 12, later worked as a sales clerk at a Sears store, and earned a college degree studying business and marketing.   read more...

  • From Assessment to Construction

    Geologist by education, Ted Bedell always envisioned going to work for a large oil company in the exploration field. However, a job in between undergraduate and graduate school led him in another direction—into environmental consulting and remediation.   read more...

  • Idea Generator Always ‘On’

    Good ideas, executed well, bring desired results. And so it is with the Mid-Atlantic’s
 Shapiro & Duncan, Inc. when it comes to both the complicated installation of plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems and the inner workings of the company.   read more...

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