TEC members are as diverse as the wide range of businesses they run – which include several of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. Now in its 28th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies awards, presented by Deloitte, celebrate the Canadian businesses that have demonstrated remarkable leadership.
Each year, hundreds of organizations undergo a rigorous application process, but only the very best are awarded the prestigious designation of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. This year’s recipients are some of the most passionate, innovative, and successful businesses in the country, and we are proud to have them within the TEC community.
The TEC Canada members and respective companies returning as Best Managed Companies in 2021 include:
- JD Frame; PrairieCoast Equipment Inc.
PrairieCoast Equipment is a John Deere dealership with 10 locations across Northern Alberta and British Columbia and is dedicated to one main purpose: helping you perform better. Whether you are after more efficiency in the field, simplified turf maintenance, or superior support for parts and service, PrairieCoast equipment has the industry knowledge and experience to get your job done right. To learn more, click here.
ROBINSON offers the widest selection of high-quality lighting and plumbing brands to design-conscious homeowners, interior designers, and home builders. With over 80 years of history, ROBINSON is known for its curated collection of designer brands and professional team of design experts, providing outstanding service at its plumbing and lighting stores across Canada. To learn more, click here.
BrettYoung is a privately owned and trusted seed production, distribution, sales, and marketing company with an international reach and strong local roots. In addition to providing crop input solutions to Canadian and US farmers, BrettYoung also partners with growers to produce forage and turf seed for domestic and export markets (serving 40 countries around the world) and provides a wide range of products and services to the professional turf and reclamation industry in Western Canada and Ontario. To learn more, click here.
- Rob Gingras; Bee-Clean Building Maintenance
Operating for over 50 years, Bee-Clean provides expert cleaning service to customers in the public and private sectors in the areas of landscaping, snow removal, Sustainable consumable procurement, truck-mounted extraction & carpet repair, truck-mounted pressure washing, glass cleaning, infection/pandemic control to name a few. To learn more, click here.
- Greg Hasiuk; Number TEN Architecture
Number TEN Architectural Group is an award-winning integrated architecture and interior design firm specializing in design innovation, project delivery, planning, advisory services, and visual communications. To learn more, click here.
- David Rae; Bill Gosling Outsourcing
For over 60 years, Bill Gosling Outsourcing has provided its clients with complete contact centre solutions, including customer care, accounts receivable management, and technology solutions. To learn more click here.
- John Flewelling; CBCL Limited
CBCL Limited began in 1955 as a Halifax-based civil engineering firm and has since grown into one of the largest multi-discipline engineering firms in Atlantic Canada. They produce innovative, practical, constructible, and cost-effective design solutions in numerous sectors including water, oil and gas, municipal, transportation and environment. To learn more click here.
- Arnold Drung and Tony Millington; Conestoga Meat Packers Ltd.
Conestoga Meats is a uniquely integrated processor of premium quality, fresh pork that has been in operation since 1982. They are cooperatively owned and supplied by a group of Ontario family farmers. To learn more, click here.
- Harry Sunner and Amar Randhawa; Durabuilt Windows and Doors
For over 30 years, Durabuilt Windows & Doors is one of Western Canada’s largest privately held window and door manufacturers with offices in Calgary, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Edmonton. To learn more, click here.
- Martin Le Moine and Carl Blouin; Fruit d’Or
As a dried cranberry and wild blueberry processor for organic and conventional sectors, Fruit d’Or serves processors and distributors worldwide. To learn more, click here.
- Nate Clarke; Kaizen Automotive Group
Kaizen Automotive Group is a diverse automotive leader representing many automotive brands (GM, GMC, Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick, Ford, Nissan, Honda, Genesis, and Hyundai) in both the Alberta, and Southern California market. To learn more, click here.
- John Jastremski, Wayne Penney, Joe Hajjar, and Simon Arbuthnot; MDS Aero Support Corporation
For more than 30 years, MDS has been a global leader in Gas Turbine Engine Solutions— with clients spanning the world’s most elite companies. To learn more, click here.
- Kevin Rodgers and Darlene Fowlow; Nautel Limited
Nautel is a global leader in the design, manufacture, sales, and support of high-power Radio Frequency (RF) products for AM and FM radio broadcast, navigation, sonar, and industrial applications. With over 16,000 customers in 177 countries, Nautel delivers world-class RF solutions at its Canadian and USA ISO-registered manufacturing facilities. To learn more, click here.
- Sean O’Regan and Jon Legatto; O’Regan Properties Limited
Serving Nova Scotians since 1915, O’Regan’s is a family-owned company with business in New and Used Car Sales, Leasing, Service, Auto Body Repair, Parts, and Automotive Detailing Service. To learn more, click here.
- David Welsh and Lucas Ethier; PriMED Medical Products
PriMED is a dynamic, global manufacturer and supplier specializing in high-quality medical personal protective apparel. As a leading Canadian medical product provider to hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities, PriMED also offers branded, co-branded and private label products and services to their customers and global partners. To learn more, click here.
- John Nicola; Nicola Wealth
Nicola Wealth is a full-service Wealth Management firm with four offices across Canada. Nicola offers sophisticated wealth management strategies that help business owners, families, professionals and other high net worth individuals reach their financial goals. To learn more, click here.
- George Jr Partyka; PTI Transformers Inc.
With experience manufacturing, repairing, and servicing distribution equipment, PTI is one of Canada’s leading experts in transformer technology. PTI specializes in the service and repair of electrical transformers, reclosers, regulators, electronic controls, and distribution equipment. To learn more, click here.
- Craig Harder; Raptor Mining Products Inc.
Raptor Mining is an international mining parts supply, design, and engineering company specializing in high-performance wear products that are designed to maximize equipment availability and increase mining productivity by reducing downtime. To learn more, click here.
- Reg Robinson and Shelley Paterson; Solvera Solutions
Solvera Solutions is a leader in leader in IT-enabled business solutions helping clients leverage the power of technology to achieve transformation growth through Application Solutions, ServiceNow Solutions, SAP Solutions, and Modern Workplace practices, complemented by a holistic range of Business Consulting Services. To learn more, click here.
- Stephen Smith, Tyler Pawsey and Jesse Wilde; Strike Group
Based in Calgary, AB, Strike Group is a leading energy service and construction company supporting the oil and gas industry throughout the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. To learn more, click here.
- Bob Spriggs; Vector Construction
Operating for over 50 years, Vector Construction is a concrete repair, protection and restoration company with offices throughout North America. They offer of solutions to extend the service life of concrete, masonry structures and facilities. To learn more, click here.
- Peter Kranendonk and Natalia Strelbytsky; Walters Group
Founded in 1956, Walters Group is a family-owned steel construction company that designs, fabricates and constructs commercial and industrial projects throughout North America. To learn more, click here.
- Stephen Rhone, Ryan McInerney, and Brandon Desyatnik; Weston Forest Products
Weston Forest Products is one of North America’s leading full-service distributors and remanufacturers of softwood & hardwood lumber, and specialty panel products. They operate a distribution and remanufacturing facility at the head office in Mississauga, Ontario, and use several distribution and remanufacturing facilities in Quebec, Ontario, Nova Scotia, New York, and Michigan. To learn more, click here.
TEC members and respective companies new to Canada’s Best Managed Companies list in 2021 include:
- Ryan Priestly and Brian Priestly; Priestly Demolition Inc.
PDI provides demolition, excavation, remediation, hazardous material abatement and salvage services to the commercial, industrial and institutional sectors of the construction industry in Ontario. To learn more, click here.
As the largest independent creative agency in Canada, lg2 offers a comprehensive suite of services, including branding and design, strategy, packaging, data and, most recently, the creation of commercial spaces. To learn more, click here.
- Wilf Wikkerink, Bill Van Vilet and Jonathan Poh; Book Depot
Book Depot has been in the wholesale bargain book business for over 35 years, saving organizations time and money by offering the largest selection of high-margin books. To learn more, click here.
- Sean Lundy; M.P. Lundy Construction
Based in Ottawa, M.P. Lundy Construction (Lundy) protects and supports its clients by providing expert advice and oversight in all matters related to planning and executing complex construction projects across Eastern Ontario since 1967. To learn more, click here.
To qualify for Deloitte’s list, companies must meet a minimum annual revenue threshold of $25 million. They also have to show leadership on several key fronts — purpose and strategy, culture and commitment, capabilities and innovation, and governance and financials. To view the complete list of Best Managed Companies in 2021, click here.
TEC members are as diverse as the wide range of businesses they run. They are enthusiastic entrepreneurs and business leaders, passionate about making a difference at work and in the world around them. For over 35 years, TEC’s proven process has helped over 1,500 Canadian executives and owners become better leaders. Explore who could be sitting at your table.