The Construction Source

All the best, The Editorial Team We will keep adding business units that enhance our offering and separate us from our competition. “ ” Editor From The Dear Reader, Welcome to the latest issue of Construction Source Canada, the magazine that highlights the best in building and building products across the country. With this edition, we start the chapter on 2021, which is poised to be a year of exciting growth for many in the industry, despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic. The companies featured in this edition span the country, but they all have that growth outlook in common. Another commonality in longevity – take Buttcon , an Ontario general contractor that has been in business since 1979. In that time, they have remained 100 per cent employee-owned, and they have been responsible for some of the country’s most complex and technically demanding building projects. We talked to Jerry Rynda, Manager of Business Development, about their 40-plus years of success, and how the dedication and buy-in of their team has made it possible. There’s also VHL Construction, a company that has been providing general and subcontracting construction service to Taber, Alberta, for more than 35 years. Over the last six years in particular, their growth has greatly accelerated as the company has diversified and introduced new divisions. We spoke to owner Abraham Klassen, who talked about how the company has identified and seized new opportunities in order to stay relevant and on top of their game. Then there’s Homes by Managen , an Edmonton-based high-end custom building company founded over 30 years ago. They haven’t been growing in terms of volume or personnel – the lean size of their team, and the personal relationships they form with each customer is too important to them to risk compromising – but the size and calibre of their homes has consistently evolved, as has their company’s reputation. We spoke to founder and owner Paul Kehler about that evolution, and how he plans to keep it going. For those stories, and many more like them – about businesses longstanding and recently-commenced alike – just keep reading.