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Rob Rosen, CEO of NAI Cranes (NAI), says the Massachusetts-based overhead crane designer and manufacturer loves discovering problems, because there’s nothing the team enjoys more than finding a solution. NAI has been designing, manufacturing and installing class-D overhead crane systems for...

Commercial real estate development is a major economic driver across the country. New development in the office, industrial, warehouse, mixed-use and retail sectors contributed more than $376 billion to gross domestic product (GDP) in 2013, supporting 2.8 million jobs. With such strong economic...

Since 1994, NAPCO Precast LLC (NAPCO) has delivered the full package in high-quality architectural and structural precast and pre-stressed concrete building components. The San Antonio-based company offers complete in-house concept development, design and engineering backed by industry-leading...

NASDI LLC (NASDI) has remained the top choice of both public and private institutions looking for highly specialized demolition, site development and remediation services for over 35 years. NASDI succeeds as a single-source provider of all three specialties by investing internally to recruit and...

When Sheldon Oxner began his career as cabinet salesman, he never imagined that he would eventually be the owner of a successful construction company. After leaving his sales position, Oxner started working for himself performing residential remodeling, which eventually reached into the...

Mechanical design-build firm National Design Build Services LLC (NDBS) excels in the design and installation of air conditioning, heating, ventilation and refrigeration systems. The NDBS team’s knowledge and experience provides customers with superbly engineered solutions and simplified...

National Design Build Services, LLC (NDBS) is a St. Charles, Mo.-based mechanical design/build firm specializing in heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems (HVACR). NDBS excels at projects that focus on Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) as it applies...

Rick Milota, vice president of National Electric, says the Nebraska-based company is unlike most electrical contractors in the region. “We’re a little different from most contractors you might talk to,” he reveals. “One thing that sets us apart is our longstanding history. Our company will...

Every sector of the American economy is home to fierce competition. Businesses within a single industry must compete – for clients, investors and the best workers – or go bankrupt. Yet, this capitalism need not make us enemies; on the contrary, benefits can be found when workers of a shared...

There are more than 37 million apartment residents in the United States, making the multifamily-apartment category one of the most influential sectors of the building industry. In fact, the apartment sector contributes more than $1.3 trillion to the nation’s economy annually and supports more...

In 1967 Robert Schneider founded National Office Services (NOS) as a small office furniture refurbishing company in Ohio. For more than four decades, the company has grown and evolved. Robert’s son, Greg Schneider, now operates the family business.

“I started as a kid,” Greg recalls. “...

College Works Painting (CWP) and Empire Painting and Construction (EPC) are affiliated companies based in Irvine, Calif. Both offer painting services across the country, but the CWP business model operates in an unusual setup.

Founded in 1993, CWP has become a leading painting service...

Nationwide Equipment Company (Nationwide) specializes in the sale of high-quality heavy equipment for the mining, construction and marine sectors. The company’s 30 employees offer domestic sales and the exporting of equipment to over 70 countries.

Founded in 1983, Nationwide now...

Dennis “Rusty” Sheppard and a partner founded Native American Services Corporation (NASCO) in 1998 as a small environmental reclamation firm. In 1999, the business entered the federal 8(a) program through the Small Business Administration; however, rapidly outgrew the small business program....

Based in Berkeley, California, Nautilus Group (Nautilus) is doing things differently, approaching fully-integrated construction unlike others in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a unified group of architects, engineers, contractors and real estate developers working in tandem, Nautilus brings the...

The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) is undergoing the construction of new residences to house 650 Navy sailors who are currently stationed aboard ships at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD). The new Bachelor Enlisted Quarters (BEQ) is part of a 2003 initiative to provide Navy sailors with...

NDC Construction Company (NDC) has roots dating back to 1968, when the company first opened its doors in Pittsburgh, Pa. The business began as a development and property management company, with NDC standing for National Development Corporation. In 1999, Gary Huggins and Ronald Allen partnered...

Curt Tarlton founded Nedco Conveyor Technology Co. (Nedco) in 1961, offering engineering, design, manufacturing, as well as mechanical and electrical installation services to clients all over the United States and beyond. With a main plant in Union, N.J., and a small office in Chicago, the...

In 1951 Roger “Pat” D. Neighbors founded his namesake company, Neighbors Construction Co. Inc. (Neighbors), shortly after returning from World War II. “My father was a self-made kind of guy; he didn’t graduate from high school, but he had great skill as a carpenter and tradesmen,” recalls Roger...

A high school drafting class first sparked an interest in the construction field for Mark Thompson, president of Neil H. Daniels Inc. (Daniels Construction). Once ignited, Thompson has brought his curiosity full circle. “After high school, I went on to major in engineering,” Thompson shares. “I...

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