Since 1967, TIM-BR Mart has striven to be the go-to lumber, building material and hardware buying group for Canada’s independent retailers, commercial dealers and manufacturers. Today, it represents more than 740 dealer locations across Canada and has more than $2 billion in annual purchases and $3.4 billion in retail sales.
From Newfoundland to British Columbia, and from Ontario to Nunavut, TIM-BR Mart’s dealer locations provide access to lumber, building materials and hardware products in communities of all sizes. TIM-BR Mart combines the ability to purchase in volume and at low costs with value-added services and support solutions.
For Tapstone Restoration Inc., it is important to work “hand-in-hand” with owners, President Vito Lisena says. By doing so, the company can deliver a strong and cost-efficient project, he says.
“It is important that the owner understands exactly what we are doing on the job,” he says. “If we can find ways to be as cost-effective as we can and maximize performance, this is what I like to present to the owner. As a result, there are no surprises and they will feel confident when keeping us in mind for future projects.”
A building material supplier has come a long way when its co-founders can look at the skyline of any major city in the nation and identify the buildings that used their products. Wesley and Irene Sanders – the married co-founders of metal panel manufacturer SpandrelTech Ltd. – can boast that their products help carve the skies of major metropolitan centres throughout Canada and the United States.
It takes a special kind of structural engineering firm to do the kind of work that Sigmund Soudack & Associates has done. Since its founding in 1968, the company has provided engineering solutions on more than 400 high-rise buildings in and around Toronto. The reason the firm has been so prolific is its history of devising innovative solutions to demanding design challenges.
People marvel at the sturdy stone structures built on a remote mountaintop in the Andes Mountains of Peru in the 1400s for the “lost” city of the Incas – Machu Picchu – but an even larger project was installing an extensive rainwater drainage system under the city.
After more than 25 years of operation, Nordel Construction has become well-known in British Columbia and beyond thanks to a successful history of building high-quality homes. “The company formed in 1986 and started out building single-family homes before moving to multifamily townhomes,” Nordel’s owner Amar Bains says. “This isn’t a big company; we only have six people on staff, so we do most of our work using subcontractors. Our strength is in providing value because we have low overhead, and that allows us to pass saving on to buyers.”
Inspired by the surrounding rolling hills, spectacular views and championship courses of Angus Glen Golf Club, Kylemore Communities has fashioned a master-planned community that exemplifies the best possible living in the Greater Toronto Area.
President Patrick O’Hanlon says the company has created a community unlike any other development in Markham, Ontario, and the upcoming phases of the project will continue to enhance that community’s appeal.
Designing buildable, mixed-use urban developments that take advantage of public transportation, urban intensification and design innovation is the specialty of Kirkor Architects and Planners. The company has designed many such developments in the Greater Toronto Area and currently is working on a number of major projects in the town of Markham, Ontario, that will increase density.