Sep 18, 2023
EDGAR Development Announces New President
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Edgar Development After 25 years in the real estate industry and five years at EDGAR Development, Matthew McClenaghan is taking on a new role as President at EDGAR, alongside his partner and friend, CEO Peter Edgar. McClenaghan’s appointment comes as...

Sep 11, 2023
Burnaby Hospital Foundation's Bright Future Campaign
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Burnaby Hospital Foundation As Kristy James, President and CEO of Burnaby Hospital Foundation, walks into Burnaby Hospital’s temporary entrance, she passes a hectic construction site and the rumblings of heavy machinery. To her, the sounds are a reminder of the...

Aug 8, 2023
How Dan Clermont took Ultimate Tools from a Burnaby laundry room to a seven-figure operation
Nathan Caddell

Dan Clermont calls himself an “accidental entrepreneur.” If only all accidents could be so happy. In 2008, Clermont was a film industry worker with a workshop in the outdoor laundry room in his house. Keeping the area clean was important, so...

Jul 4, 2023
30 Under 30: Avi Horwitz is paving a way in construction with Sterling Floor & Tile Ltd.
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: After growing up in Vancouver to immigrant parents who fled South Africa in apartheid, Avi Horwitz took his talents to Western University, where he enrolled in the school’s business program. He dropped out after a year and a half.

May 12, 2023
The 2023 Women of the Year Awards: Leader - Winner
Nathan Caddell

Kim Barbero hadn’t heard much about the Mechanical Contractors Association of BC before a friend tipped her off about an opening at the organization. “They said there’s a position that’s been on the market for a bit and it just...

Jan 24, 2023
Vancouver's JWest project crosses the 50-percent mark of its $161 million philanthropic goal
Rushmila Rahman

For Alex Cristall, who recalls Vancouver’s Jewish Community Centre (JCC) being a big part of his formative years, it’s the “community” part of the centre that resonates with him the most. “The JCC welcomes everyone in the city and province,” he...

Jan 6, 2023
Delta-based developer Build Smartr is breaking ground to reach new heights
Rushmila Rahman

Growing up watching his dad build houses for a living, Harv Sidhu had higher ambitions—quite literally. “At a very young age, I told my dad, I'm going to build towers, even though my dad was building houses,” he says with...

Nov 24, 2022
A peek behind the curtain of Vancouver's largest construction project in the former Oakridge Centre
Richard Littlemore

Walking or driving by the corner of Cambie Street and 41st Avenue—the former site of the Oakridge shopping centre—you just know that whatever is going on behind the chain-link fencing and the shipping-container hoarding must be chaos. Seriously: look skyward and...

Sep 1, 2022
Vancouver-based developer Townline Homes cleans up its act for a circular economy
Rushmila Rahman

The CEO of Vancouver-based developer Townline Homes used to be a regular consumer of products just like anyone else. Then, one day, his son started talking about what he was learning at school, pulling up stories and images on the...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Ryder Davis secures multimillion-dollar construction sites with Heathrow Security
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: Ryder Davis doesn’t give off the vibe of someone who works around the clock to run a company hitting $300,000 in monthly revenues. He’s about as calm, cool and collected as possible, even when talking about why he got...

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