A Peer Network for Business Owners with a Diversity of Members
From professional and service firms to manufacturing and distribution companies, contractors and construction companies, TAB’s peer network for business owners represents the perspective, insights and ideas of 3,000 business owners to drive your business to the next level. TAB members in Manitoba improve business results by sharing business ideas, strategies, tactics and business experiences in unique business groups – all to achieve greater success.
Above All Projects Inc.
Above All Projects Inc. is a contracting company founded in 2003 that specializes in roofing, siding, and insulation. They primarily service Winnipeg and surrounding communities. The company has over 70 employees and is emerging as a leader in both residential and commerical work. Above All’s goal is to exceed customer expectations in all aspects of project management and to deliver the best experience possible from first contact to completion. Above All’s success is measured by their customer’s satisfaction and their many customer testimonials demonstrate why they continue to grow.
Jeff Ehlers, President (204) 999-4674 has been a TAB Board Member since January 2014.
A.D. Rutherford International Inc.
A.D. Rutherford International Inc. is a full service Customs Broker offering clear, simple solutions in services ranging from industry consulting to freight forwarding. They provide customs clearance services across Canada and the United States, including a US shipping address with delivery direct into Winnipeg. They work with clients on a commercial and personal level across a diverse selection of industries, both local and international. The company has 53 employees and offices in Winnipeg, Emerson, Boissevain, Brandon and Pembina, and in 2017 opened new offices in Blaine, Buffalo, and Vancouver. The company has plans to further expand into Alberta and Nova Scotia. Royal Unruh, President (204) 633-7207 has been a TAB Board Member since April 2014.
View Royal’s TAB testimonial here. Royal Unruh
Agri-Fresh(Formerly Agri-Tel Transportation) is a long haul refrigerated and dry freight carrier, specialized in the transport of refrigerated perishables for the food industry. Agri-Fresh‘s primary outbound areas of operation are Manitoba and Saskatchewan for delivery to California, Arizona, Nevada and bordering states; reloading produce from California and Arizona destined for the grocery stores of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. Agri-Fresh was founded by Kevin Small in 1993 as a single truck operation, transitioning from bulk commodities to refrigerated and dry van freight. Today Agri-Fresh is a 30 truck fleet, with approximately 40 staff comprised of both office and drivers. Kevin Small, President (204) 268-4828 x26 has been a TAB Board Member since April 2015.
C & T Rentals
C & T Rentals & Sales LTD. is Manitoba’s largest independent equipment rental company. Since 1987, C & T Rentals has been providing expertise, rental equipment and selling equipment to contractors, industrial companies and homeowners.
C & T is a proudly Manitoba family owned and operated company with four Manitoba locations, two Alberta locations and 60 plus friendly, knowledgeable employees who ensure customers get the best performance from the right equipment for the job. Superior customer service and rental fleet management have resulted in repeat customers and referrals.
Our mission is to be Manitoba’s leader in providing value-added equipment rental services to our customer by helping them meet their goals. Our pledge is to build lasting relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations through exceptional service by every member of our team.
Ed Dwyer, President (204) 489-0003 has been a TAB Board Member since July 2006.
Charleswood Roofing was launched in 2010 and is primarily a residential roofing, siding and insulation company, serving Winnipeg and surrounding communities. A focus on being informative and strong attention to details of our projects has been a key to the company’s success. Our team is comprised of office staff, management, estimators, field technicians and contractors, with average of 20+ employees. Charleswood Roofing provides solutions for sloped roofing, attic systems, exterior finishing and insulation. The company focuses on customer service, offering the best materials, workmanship and overall experience for exterior renovations in the residential marketplace. Owner, Jonathan Scott, (204) 505-3051 has been a TAB Board Member since July 2018.
HC Air Conditioning
Since the company was founded in 2010 by Jordan Hammond, HC Air Conditioning has proven itself as a major player in the multi-family residential and hotel PTAC & AC industry by consistently delivering on its mission of being “Our Clients Room AC & PTAC Guy”. This past success has positioned the company to execute rapid revenue and market growth initiatives.
With over 10 years of senior management experience, Tyson Morris has provided the big-picture and the day-to-day leadership that has helped drive the successful expansion of multimillion-dollar companies and has recently joined the HC Air Conditioning leadership team. With a deep track record of achievements across multiple fuctional areas, Tyson has consistently maintained high standards of excellence and paved the way for both immediate and long-term results. Tyson has been a TAB Board Member since May 2019.
JCA Electronics currently has close to 100 employees including over 30 engineers, who are doing leading edge, autonomous (or highly automated) electronic controls development (software and hardware) and manufacturing (controllers, sensors, harnesses and control panels). JCA privately partners with mobile equipment OEMs across North America and is now expanding into the European and South American Markets under John and his JCA management team’s direction.
John Anderson is President and founder of JCA Electronics which he started in 2002. John is a professional engineer with a mobile equipment design background who also has an MBA from the University of Manitoba. Prior to starting JCA, John gained experience working with a number of OEMs in a variety of capacities and industries. John has been a TAB Board Member since September 2018.
J.Ross Property Maintenance & Landscaping Ltd.
J.Ross Property Maintenance & Landscaping Ltd, was originally started in 2007 as a sole proprietorship. It began when owner James Ross left his position doing grounds maintenance for 3 years as a major auto dealership. Initially primarily operating as a residential lawn care and snow removal company JRPM grew to include landscape construction services and excavation work. They now operate with 15 employees on 4 crews during peak season. Transitioning primarily to commercial accounts JRPM has seen 20-50% growth in sales annually since conception. James Ross, President (204) 831-6445 has been a TAB Board Member since March 2014.
Keener Jerseys is emerging as the leader in delivering quality team jerseys and apparel. Founded in 2014, Keener Jerseys brings world class customization to teams from ‘Joes to Pros’. Chris ‘Keener’ Dougherty is considered, by jersey collectors, to be the best jersey customizer in the world. Keener’s craftmanship and the company’s dedication to delivering a pro team service experience ensures that sports teams in Manitoba, Canada and the United states will be treated to a unique experience. Jason Olson – Co-founder & CEO (204) 891-7244 has been a TAB Board Member since January 2017.
Len Dubois Trucking
Len Dubois Trucking Inc. is a full service transportation company providing shipments of general and dry goods to and from points in Canada and the United States. The company provides transportation, warehousing, cross dock service, contract trucking, third party logistics, transportation consulting and truck & trailer repairs and maintenance. Len Dubois Trucking Inc has been sercing customers transportation needs since 1979 and began serving customers cross border needs in 1997. The company currently operates over sixty trucks internationally. Jason Dubois (204) 784-2798 has been a TAB Board Member since November 2004.
View Jason’s TAB testimonial here. Jason Dubois
Nordstern Group is a diversified manufacturing group of companies specializing in aluminum castings and industrial coatings headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Nordstern has recently shifted into acquisition mode and has acquired related companies in Canada and United States which enables them to diversify their customer base and product offerings.
The Nordstern Group currently consists of:
Custom Castings is a leading single source provider of aluminum and zinc castings using the permanent mold process. The company has been in business since 1972 and prides itself on using the latest technologies to supply Original Equipment Manufacturers in Canada, USA and Mexico. Encompassing over 45,000 square feet of manufacturing space and 100 employees, Custom Castings has experienced significant growth over the past decade.
Pro-Tek Surface Technologies is a Licensed Industrial Applicator of DuPont Teflon coatings and related industrial surface technologies. Our major sectors served are agriculture, transportation, military, infrastructure and energy. The company was founded locally in 1991, primarily providing surface technologies to the transportation industry. Pro-Tek currently has 15 Pro-Team members and has expanded product lines to include production powder coating which is supplied to a parent company. Pro-Tek is currently involved in a strategic shift to become a production only facility instead of a production job based facility. This initiative is driven by our goal to be Canada’s most innovative applicator of specialty surface technologies.
Established in 1980, Sure Cast Aluminum Foundry, Inc. has a long tradition of keeping our customers competitive. Located in Blaine, Minnesota, we are an innovative job shop specializing in sand and permanent mold aluminum castings. For more than thirty years, Sure Cast has produced top quality sand and permanent mold castings for a diverse and comprehensive range of industries. With two generations of experience, expertise and state of the art technology, we work with our customers as partners to assist them in achieving their goals and objectives. We are committed to providing quality castings and on time delivery along with exceptional value, all of which will help our customers gain a competitive advantage in their markets. We are dedicated to on time delivery of our customer’s products to help meet and exceed their goals.
Mark Striepe has been involved from a very young age starting on the Custom Castings production floor. With a background in Engineering he progressed through several departments on his way to assuming role of President in 2005. Mark has been a TAB Board Member since October 2011.
Red Ember Common
The Red Ember is a food truck that serves wood fired pizza with a focus on local and sustainable ingredients. Over the past 6 years TRE has developed a loyal customer base and enjoys a very good reputation in the City of Winnipeg. Red Ember Common opened in October 2018 in The Forks as our first bricks and mortar location. Together the companies employ over 20 people. Plans are in the works for opening a new pizza concept location, Wall Street Slice at 753 Wall St. in early 2019.
Steffen Zinn has his Red Seal in cooking and has been in the hospitality industry for 22 years. He was Sous Chef at St. Charles Golf Course and Executive Chef at Pine Ridge Golf Course.
Steffen has been successful in several culinary competitions locally and nationally and holds 8 gold medals as well as two bronze.
Steffen has been a TAB Board Member since January 2019.
Rempel Insurance Brokers Ltd
Rempel Insurance Brokers LTD of Morris, MB has established itself as a professional commercial insurance provider with national recognition. We are an independent insurance broker dedicated to developing long term, trusted relationships with our clients and industry partners while providing quality insurance and a high level of customer service. We specialize in long haul trucking, Agri-Business amd Commercial Manufacturing companies. We are Manitoba’s largest independent trucking insurance broker serving over 125 trucking companies in Manitoba. Rempel Insurance was started in 1965 by Henry Remple before selling to Dale and Lynn Rempel in 1990. Dale Rempel passed away on October 5th, 2012 after a four-year battle with brain cancer. His wife Lynn took over the business until the summer of 2018 when she sold to long term employee Shawn Graydon.
Shawn Graydon brings a high level of energy and fun as the leader of the team. Having been in the insurance industry for almost 20 years, he provides a diverse knowledge to his peers and clients. Shawn has been a TAB Board Member since May 2019.
Rondex / Canada Car Color
Rondex / Canada Car Color provides automotive refinish products to body shops, as well as to novices looking to do small repairs and restorations. Rondex was started by Ted Greenwood and currently have locations in Winnipeg, Toronto, Hamilton, Edmonton, Calgary, Nanaimo, and Victoria. Canada Car Color locations are in Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton. ABS Warehouse is located in Winnipeg. The company’s primary products are automotive paints and sundry items, as well as body shop equipment. Combined, Rondex, Canada Car Color, and ABS Warehouse employ 90 people and are considered a service and technological leader in the industry.
Everett Greenwood is a graduate of the Red River College Business Administration program with a major in marketing. He has been working at Rondex since he was 9 years old, starting as a paint mixer, then shipper / receiver. When he was old enough to drive, he began to deliver product and developed relationships with customer. After completion of the Business Administration program, he began working full time as an inside customer service rep. In 2010, Everett and his cousin and business partner Bret became minority shareholders in the business. Since that time, they have been instrumental in the expansion of Rondex and Canada Car Color. Everett and Bret are currently the sole shareholders (voting) in the TED Group and have grown the value of the business 3X since 2010. Everett has been a TAB Board Member since July 2015.
S3 Interior Design
S3 is a Professional Interior Design and Lighting Design firm. They are focused on creating smart, sustainable spaces for commercial and residential environments. The team at S3 believes in working closely with clients, stakeholders, architects, engineers and trades to create the most effective spaces possible. They offer full design packages that take a project from concept, to working drawings and specifications, and conclude with construction site reviews. S3 is currently a cohesive team of four designers. Tracy Dyck, President (204) 415-7600 has been a TAB Board Member since May 2016.
SMS Engineering Ltd.
Established in 1965, SMS Engineering Ltd is a Winnipeg based, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering consulting firm. They are locally owned and operated, and are proud to have worked on many important landmark projects, predominantly throughout Manitoba and North-West Ontario. SMS value their clients, and enjoy long term working relationships with the likes of Great West Life Assurance Company, the Winnipeg Airports Authority, the Health Sciences Centre, MTS Telecommunications and Manitoba Hydro. SMS grassroots lie in the design of mechanical (boilers, chillers, HVAC systems, fire protection and plumbing) and electrical systems (high and low voltage power distribution, emergency and critical power systems, voice/data and special systems such as nurse call, fire alarm and security) They also provide consulting services which include building condition assessments, studies such as arc flash and coordination studies and energy modeling. Several of their senior Engineers are frequently called upon by insurers and legal firms as expert winesses whereupon they offer Forensic Engineering Services. They see their projects through from inception to completion.
Chris Hewitt, Principal and Senior Electrical Engineer (204) 789-2342 has been a TAB Board Member since May 2017.
6P Marketing is a proudly Manitoba based company that gives technical excellence and business responsibility equal weight with creative excellence. 6P supports businesses, for profit or not, in a wide range of industries to find and share their passion. 6P Marketing specializes in brand development, CMS websites, email marketing, advertising and CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solutions, all tailored to the specific needs of small to medium sized businesses. Paul Provost, President (204) 474-1654 has been a TAB Board Member since April 2011.
The Access Store
The Access Store is a retail supplier of medical goods and wheelchair lifts. David Tweed started the company in 1994 as a home based business; registered The Access Store in 1999 and they have been in their location since 2009. The Access Stores‘ main customers for medical goods are persons living with a spinal cord injury and seniors. The wheelchair lift division serves a variety of clientele in both residential and public building applications and they both install and maintain lifts. David Tweed, President (204) 589-8955 has been a TAB Board Member since February 2014.
The Infotainer works with companies who are looking to generate increased booth traffic and sales leads at their trade shows guaranteed. Since 2001 Anders has been applying his specialized skill set of mentalism, magic, marketing, and crowd control to produce customized presentations designed to capture leads at trade shows. Based in Winnipeg, Anders works with clients all over North America and primarily works in the U.S. but has travelled as far as Denmark. Anders Boulanger, C.E.O. (877) 526-7747 has been a TAB Board Member since March 2014.
Timber Ridge Homes/Design
Timber Ridge Homes/Design is a high-end Timber frame home and cottage design and build company servicing Manitoba and North western Ontario. With over a decade of experience in custom residential construction, Timber Ridge Homes is committed to continuous learning, honest and open communication and ethical action in every aspect of work and personal life. Their knowledge of timber framing and alternatives to conventional construction provides their customers with a wide range of building possibilities. The Timber Team love creative ideas, innovative solutions and new materials. Construction challenges and demanding sites bring out the best in their team. Jason Fehr President. (204) 371-9711 has been a TAB Board Member since February 2012.
Vacuflo Manitoba is the exclusive Master Distributer of Vacuflo and Hide-A-Hose central vacuum products for Manitoba and NW Ontario. The company sells, services and installs central vacuums and related products, for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Alan Gray, President (204) 783-8505 has been a TAB Board Member since March 2008.
West End Radiators
West End Radiators services, manufactures and distributes industrial cooling system products for the Manitoba, Saskatchewan and N.W Ontario area. Its business has been family owned and operated since 1980 and now occupies a total of 18,000 square feet including a 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art radiator manufacturing and service centre. Wayne Feeleus Co-owner (204)633-5648 has been a TAB Board Member since April 2011.
Zantek provides information technology services to small and medium size businesses primarily in Manitoba. Services include information technology consulting, planning, implementation and ongoing support. Zantek also supplies a wide variety of technology related products such as servers, personal computers and software. In 2005, Zantek partnered with SAP and began reselling Business One – a business management software application for small and medium sized buisness. The company was founded in 1993 and has 8 employees. Ron Mondor, President (204) 975-5140 has been a TAB Board Member since April 2005.