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Calgary’s fastest-growing companies have survived everything from a brutal recession to a volatile local economy and devastating flood in 2013 all while building innovative, thriving businesses. The Roof Hospital tops this list, claiming the No. 1 spot in the 2014 Profit 500 rankings as Calgary’...

In 1983, Revelstoke Construction Ltd. and Braniff Construction merged to provide clients with an increased range of construction services. The merger created Vic Van Isle Construction Ltd., which brought together construction professionals that take pride in investing heavily in the success of...

Shay Hanratty founded Thermal Aluminum & Glass Ltd. (TAG), a Calgary-based commercial and residential window design and installation business, in 2009 after working in the industry for 12 years.

“I went to school at Southern Alberta Institute of Technology,” Hanratty explains. “...

Thomas Design Builders Ltd. (TDB) has been providing Manitoba with quality design-build services since 1980. The crux of the business is repeat customers, and TDB has achieved such a high rate by standing by its five-part commitment to the client. These company pillars include honest fair...

For a company that’s only 8 years old, Thompson Valley Erectors Ltd. (TVE) has quickly made a name for itself in multiple markets throughout British Columbia. The diverse industrial construction contractor supports a wide...

Spiraling toward a centennial anniversary, Thompsons Ltd (Thompsons) has continued to improve the agricultural services and supplies industry since its founding in 1924. Specifically, Thompsons specializes in the distribution of corn, soybeans, wheat and dry beans, as well as ensuring farmers...

Thornloe Cheese Factory Ltd. (Thornloe Cheese) has produced a respected brand of cheese products in northern Ontario for over 71 years. The company, which is 100 percent Canadian and farmer-owned, attributes its success to old-...

Ray Northey founded Timberline Custom Homes (Timberline) in 1996 as a division of Northey Contracting Inc. (NCI). “I founded NCI in 1989 at the age of 25,” says Ray. “At 18 years old I entered the construction trade by working for my cousin’s husband, Rob Riel.”

Ray goes on to note that...

Titan Logix Corp. (Titan) has been in business since 1979, when the company began operating as mining resource development company Titan Pacific Resources. Through the late 1980s, the business built electrical infrastructure for mining operations. As the market shifted, the team identified...

Titan Logix Corp. (Titan) is a high-technology company specializing in research and development (R&D), manufacturing and marketing of advanced technology fluid management solutions, particularly for use in mobile tanker applications. The company's Guided Wave Radar (GWR) solutions are...

After many years with one of Canada’s largest contractors, four once co-workers turned owners decided it was the right time to start up a company of their own, creating Tonda Construction Ltd. (Tonda). By combining backgrounds in commercial construction, Tom Head, Dave Grant and Tom Weller – now...

Tonica Beverages Ltd., based in Toronto and known as the maker of the Tonica Kombucha brand, is harnessing the healing and health powers of raw, organic kombucha by bottling and serving it in an array of...

In recent years, Alberta’s population has skyrocketed. According to new figures from Statistic Canada, as of July 2013, the provincial population now tops 4 million. The 1.08 percent growth rate in three months and influx of over 42,800 people in the last three months is the highest of any...

Tradition Fine Foods (Tradition) is a family-owned and -operated business that has been making tasty value-added dessert and pastry products since 1982. In the early years, the company began producing frozen muffin batters and...

Tradition Fine Foods Ltd. (Tradition) incorporated in 1982 as a producer of frozen muffin batters and unbaked croissants, and 30 years later the company has grown into a best-in-class global manufacturing solution provider of high-quality, value-added bakery products, using leading-edge...

Joe Kosick founded Kosick Holdings Inc. in the late 1970s as an oil field construction company, serving energy companies in western Canada. Over the years, the business has continued to grow and in 1983, the team added a transportation division, which is now known as Trans Carrier Ltd (TCL)....

Tri-Gen Construction Ltd. (TGC) is a third-generation family business. Peter Szmyrko founded the business in 1972 with the goal of offering results-driven services to Alberta’s oil industry; his philosophy has been passed down through the generations: work hard, meet commitments and deliver...

In 1997, Rick Toller purchased a troubled wine marketing and sales business with the goal of turning it around and selling it. “I was already an avid consumer,” he recalls. “But I’ve fallen in love with this company and I’m not going to sell it.”

Under Toller’s leadership, British...

Trinity Communication Services Limited (Trinity Communication) has been a focused and diversified Canadian telecommunications contractor servicing the cable industry and other communication industries in the Greater Toronto and surrounding southern Ontario regions since its founding in 1990. ...

Trinity Communication Services (Trinity) started out as Trinity Cable T.V. Services Ltd. in August 1990. Over time, the company broadened its focus beyond just cable television to include the entire spectrum of telecommunications contracting. Under any name, Trinity provides clients across...

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