IMG 20171017 104513Fair and Square Construction draws on its co-owners’ years of industry experience to ensure projects are delivered on schedule. 

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

As veteran commercial framing contractors each with 25 years of industry experience, Doug Sweers and George Brigham founded Fair and Square Construction in 2011 to meet a growing demand in west Michigan. “We saw the demand for a commercial framing company that could handle the bigger jobs,” co-owner George Brigham says. “Driven by our background in the industry we pushed forward to build a company with greater manpower and equipment to meet the demand.”

Code 3 Construction picCode 3 Construction is quickly growing to tackle emergency room, urgent care and other critical projects. 
By Knighthouse Media Staff

Co-founded by Rudy de Moor and Carl Thompson, Code 3 Construction, LLC was created to provide outstanding quality, craftsmanship, innovative ideas and excellent customer service to its customer base across the great lone star state of Texas and beyond. The company partners with industry specialists to design and build high quality facilities. While specializing in the construction of premium medical facilities, Code 3 Construction also has more than 100 years combined expertise in other commercial light industrial building types, including retail centers, office buildings, and warehouse and storage facilities. 

Code 3 Construction has a definite edge when it comes to building emergency rooms, clinics and other medical facilities. “We draw a lot of our competitive advantage from having internal expertise and knowledge of medical facilities,” says Carl Thompson, principal and CEO of the Frisco, Texas-based company. “We are very familiar with the fluidness of how these facilities operate and function for the physicians, staff and patients.” Thompson was working as a project manager on a Code 3 Emergency Room project when de Moor approached him about forming the construction company. Prior to starting Code 3 Construction, Rudy de Moor managed the healthcare provider’s real estate development as well as its general contracting and design teams. 

This company is already generating positive word of mouth among potential clients. It quickly earned an “A” rating from the Better Business Bureau. “We are proud of our team,” Thompson says. “Having a strong team helps us gain repeat business and referrals from our clients.” 

RyderRyder Construction’s award-winning building has created impressive endurance in the NYC market. 

By Knighthouse Publishing Staff Editor

Recognized throughout the tri-state area for excellence in building, Ryder Construction provides clients with experience garnered from a 40-year history of award-winning, sophisticated building. Ryder’s long-game strategy has earned them a successful track record in construction management, general contracting and consulting services ranging from new construction to the delicate restoration of iconic landmark projects. 


Simile Construction brings Christian values to challenging projects in California. 

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Publishing 

He had faith. In God. In himself. In his new company. When Guy Simile founded Simile Construction with his wife, Gina, he wanted it to be a faith-based business with Christian values that treated its employees and clients with integrity and committed to honesty and quality.

“Faith is something that is very important to my family,” says Joe Simile, vice president of operations. “My dad had faith that if you took care of your customers and employees, it would make the company successful. He stood by that and we’ve been very blessed with work.” 

DenhamBlytheFast-growing Denham-Blythe Company is building new offices to sustain its growth.   

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

When it comes to design/build, Denham-Blythe Company is in its element. The Lexington, K.Y.-based design/builder specializes in industrial construction from the initial concept of a project through completion, taking on the role of both designer and constructor.

“That gives us a significant competitive edge,” CEO Bill Quenemoen says. ”We have architects, engineers, designers and construction managers all under one umbrella. Frequently, many companies will call themselves design/build but in reality they are a design firm or contractor that has to partner with other companies to be able to provide a complete design/build package.”

MaedaMaeda Corporation USA completes work on a new automotive factory in Indiana.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

There are many challenges to building a factory. Cary Myers has faced most of them. The U.S. Army veteran, who built schools and bridges while serving in the military, works for Livonia, Mich.-based Maeda Corporation USA.

As one of the company’s project managers, he’s accustomed to overseeing the construction of large manufacturing facilities, Maeda’s bread and butter. The company, a branch office of Japanese-based Maeda Corp., specializes in the design, build and management of such projects.  

“I spent most of my career building large factories,” Myers says. “I think the smallest I built was a 9,000-square-foot addition and the largest was 420,000 square feet.”

Perera ConstructionPerera Construction’s team culture allows it to take the lead on complex projects and deliver remarkable results.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Hank Perera relocated from Anchorage, Alaska to Los Angeles in 1989, leaving behind his residential construction company to start a new firm focused on commercial and institutional construction. Perera knew starting over in a city with 10 million people that the competition would be fierce. To differentiate himself he took on complex projects in the niche specialties of healthcare, telecommunications, higher education and energy.

“Those were my primary focuses when I came to California and I was able to penetrate that market pretty well,” Perera remembers. “The clients I developed in the early ’90s are the same ones we serve today. It’s all about building long-term relationships. City of Hope has been a client since 1990, Southern California Edison has been a client since 1992, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has been a client since 1993 and Verizon has been a client since 1994, and we are still doing work with our original clients.”

DAgostini picD’Agostini Land Company nears completion on a major industrial park in Michigan.

By Kat Zeman, Senior Editor at Knighthouse Media

Build it and they will come: D’Agostini Land Company operates under this ideology. The Sterling Heights, Mich.-based building contractor doesn’t need a guaranteed sale or lease prior to completion. Experience has taught the company that quality projects will eventually attract tenants and buyers.

“Probably 80 percent of our portfolio is speculative in nature, which means we have embraced risk,” Principal Owner Eugene D’Agostini says. “There are other industrial builders, but very few speculative builders do as much as we do.”

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