• A Backbone of Steel

    Celebrating a milestone 30th anniversary, Paragon Steel has built an industry-leading reputation for providing a complete line of steel and stainless products with a customer-first approach. But it’s not the variety of tubes, beams, plates and channels or even the quick response time that portrays the heart of this metal distribution company. It’s the individuals.   read more...

  • Getting Dirty

    While most people search their entire lives to find a career about which they truly are passionate, the owner of Catalpa Excavation, Inc., Fionan Mc Cann, knew as early as the age of 14 that he wanted to pursue a career in construction.   read more...

  • Curbing Concrete’s Consequences

    The use of concrete in construction would hardly qualify as a “leave no trace” endeavor, but for an outdoorsman like Rusty Cours, at least the clean-up after laying concrete can be.   read more...

  • Inspired by Possibility

    If you’re looking for Edward Choi, he may be out singing karaoke, or barbecuing with his employees, or out with local business owners. But mostly, you’ll find him on a job site solving problems. For nearly 40 years, Edward has built his company on the premise of finding better ways to do things.   read more...

  • Ever-Evolving

    Back in junior high, when David Daoud was working on painting and tiling jobs after school, on weekends and during the holidays, he simply thought he was helping support his family. He never imagined he was building a career; and he certainly never dreamed that, as he was learning the trade, he was also learning how to build a business of his own. But then again, when David, now 43, started what would grow to become DPT Construction, he didn’t set out to be a general contractor. His focus was on paint and tile work, hence the company’s original name, David’s Paint and Tile.   read more...

  • Designing. Engineering. Building. Eating.

    Restaurant construction is a complex and multi-layered process that requires more than just swinging hammers to get a space ready for opening day. It’s understanding the maze of paperwork and permits and streamlining the processes. It’s integrating the work of dozens of subcontractors performing their specialty tasks. It’s maximizing kitchen design and equipment layout to create functional and efficient spaces.   read more...

  • A+ for B-One Construction, Inc.

    When Nick Iskanian had the chance to develop his first real estate project in 2012, he turned to his uncle to help him find a contractor he would feel comfortable using.   read more...

  • Alternative Solutions, Healthier Lives

    Life has a way of coaxing many of us along a path different from what we had originally planned. Such was the case for Sue Fries. Prior to her marriage, she utilized her energy volunteering in her church’s ministry and worked as an outside sales rep for Foster Grant Sunglasses and Max Factor. Sue’s father-in-law owned a pest control franchise business, and her husband asked her if she would like to go into business with his father. She agreed and became an office assistant. Over the course of 20 years (part of that time serving as Operations Manager for the firm), she learned a great deal about the pest management industry. Then, she decided to become an entrepreneur.   read more...

  • Better Than Better

    Nancy Espie-Underwood is a force. She is a force of positivity and perseverance who, for the past five decades, has defied the limits that society has placed on her. As a black female entrepreneur running a successful business in a male-dominated construction industry, Underwood now is a source of inspiration for women and minorities who, like her, refuse to accept limitations placed on their potential.   read more...

  • Restoring History. Restoring Lives.

    Ray Adamyk began working in construction with his uncle when he was only 15 years old. Those early experiences helped fuel his passion to start his own company less than 10 years later. Business experience, a sense of greater purpose, and an inspirational trip to California to train for a triathlon led Adamyk to found Spectra Co. in 1985. It has since become the largest construction company of its kind on the West Coast.   read more...

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