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.
A-Post Aluminum Fabricators
A-Post Aluminum Fabricators is a custom aluminum and miscellaneous metals fabricator and installer. They provide custom fabrication to the construction industry with a focus on infrastructure related projects as well as private commercial construction. Their clients include PCL, Bird, MD Steele, MB Infrastructure and Manitoba Hydro. Primary products are railings, hatches, ladders, grating, building facades, as well as general custom fabrication. The company currently has 12 employees and plans for continued steady growth and expansion into Western Canada. Brent Metcalfe Purchased the business along with his brother Mark in 2013. Brent Metcalfe, President and GM (204) 663-8800 has been a TAB Board Member since January 2015.
View Brent’s TAB testimonial here. Brent Metcalfe
AVANT is a professional IT services company; customer base includes large companies as well as small to medium size local firms; core service offerings include project management, IT consulting and business analysis, custom software development, application outsourcing services, and system integration. Patrick Hannah, President (204) 789-9596 has been a TAB Board Member since November 2004.
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.
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. With over 45,000 square feet of manufacturing space and over 120 employees, Custom Castings has experienced significant growth over the past decade. Mark Striepe, President, Custom Castings Ltd. (204) 663-9142 has been a TAB Board Member since October 2011.
Ivan’s Autobody & Glass
9Ivan’s Auto Body & Glass Ltd is a full-service collision repair center located in the City of Winnipeg. It has been a family run business since opening in 1984. The company prides itself on meticulous repairs and is well known, having earned an excellent reputation resulting in much repeat customer business. Ivan’s Auto Body and Glass employs only Red Seal Certified Technicians from Manitoba and Europe, using the newest and best tooling and technology available today. The journey towards Lean Principles has been started to streamline and improve the repair process. Igor Pecuh is 2nd generation following in his father Ivan’s footsteps and is taking the company to the next level. Igor started in the business helping part time in the shop when he was only 15 years old. He worked outside the family business for a few years returning to assume the General Manger role. Igor has a Bachelor Business Administration from Red River College. Igor’s vision is to grow into a larger company while always maintaining the culture of family business service levels. Igor (204) 334-4754 has been a TAB Board Member since March 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.
King Insurance is and insurance brokerage serving Winnipeg and the surrounding area. They are a Third generation family run company and have been in business since 1962. They sell Auto, Home, Business, Travel, Life and Group insurance as well as Financial Planning Services. Trevor has been involved in the insurance industry since 1999 and has been with King Insurance since 2002. Trevor obtained his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker designation from the Insurance Brokers Association in 2007. He also obtained his Canadian Risk Management designation through the University Of Winnipeg in 2011.
Trevor King CAIB, CRM – President & CEO, King Insurance Brokers Ltd. (204)661-2629 has been a TAB Board Member since February 2018.
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
Macanta Design Build Inc.
Macanta Design Build Inc. is a process-based full-service residential design+build firm, specializing in transforming exising residential homes through major renovations and home additions. Macanta was started by partners Desmond Sweeney and Cory Kloos in 2014, employs a dedicated construction manager, and subcontracts with dozens of specialized trade partners through both design and construction. Desmond Sweeney, (204) 515-0849 holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Asper School of Business, University of Manitoba and has been a TAB Board Member since July 2018.
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 Rodex 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.
Simmons Masonry Inc.
Simmons Masonry Inc. launched in 2006, bringing together a team of dedicated journeyman and apprentices with over 20 years of combined experience. They perform seamless restoration of masonry buildings as well as applying masonry products to new home construction throughout Winnipeg and the surrounding area. In addition to new construction, Simmons Masonry Inc. rejuvenates older homes with application of brick or cultured stone bringing them into the 21st century. They also transform home interiors through the installation of accent walls using brick or cultured stone. Greg Simmons, President/Owner began a masonry apprenticeship in 2001, obtained his Red Seal Journeyman Certificate and started his company in 2006. Greg (204) 296-2054 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.
Vomar Industries began operations in 1995 refurbishing propane cylinders for sale at service stations. Vomar has grown extensively since then and is the largest manufacturer of re-qualified propane tanks in Canada. In 2002 Tank Traders was created as a new division of Vomar Industries Inc. and currently services over 4000 Tank Trader dealers across Canada. Tank Traders delivers pre-filled cylinders to convenience stores, gas bars, Grocery stores and bix box stores as part of their Barbecue Tank Exchange program. Clients include Wal-Mart, Mohawk/Husky, Shell, Candian Safeway, Metro Ontario, Sobeys, Macs, 711 stores and numerous independent locations. Vomar has grown from 2 to 31 employees in 2004 to over 170 employees in 2014 with seven offices: BC – Nanaimo and Surrey, AB – Red Deer, MB- La Salle, ON – Bowmanville and Smithville, PQ – St-Lin-Laurentides. Marcel Vouriot, President (204) 736-4288 has been a TAB Board Member since October 2007.
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.
Ultra‐Span Technologies Inc.
Ultra‐Span Technologies Inc. is a world‐wide leader in the manufacturing of concrete extrusion machinery and ancillary equipment for the precast/prestressed concrete industry. Ultra‐Span Technologies Inc. is a privately owned company with corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Additional after sales service support and sales/marketing representatives are located around the world. Highly export orientated, 80 % of total sales are exported outside North America. Alain Valdes President & CEO (204) 992-3200 has been a TAB Board Member since April 2011.
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.
Western Scrap Metals Inc.
Western Scrap Metals Inc. is a 4th generation family-owned scrap metal recycling business operating in North Point Douglas for the past 65 years. The business purchases scrap metals, plastics and cardboard from retail (door trade) and industrial accounts, sorts and packages for shipment to refineries and smelters in other markets. A secondary business is demolition of HVAC units (boilers and chillers) from commercial and large residential buildings. There are now three generations of fmaily in management and 10 employees. Hart Kaplan has managed Western Scrap since 1983. Hart, his wife Faith and son Adam are currently modernizing the company by installing new systems, processes and procedures to take the company to the next level. Hart Kaplan has been a TAB Board Member since April 2018.
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.