Avison Young, New York Fries, Spence Diamonds among 50 best managed companies

Winners focused on growth, grew by 12 per cent
|hrreporter.com|Last Updated: 02/22/2012

Despite economic uncertainty, the 2011 Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies grew by 12 per cent last year, generated over $5 billion in combined revenue and employed over 20,000 Canadians. The annual list evaluates the management skills and practices of employers and is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, National Post and Queen's School of Business in Kingston, Ont.

"These companies have proved that, even in an uncertain economy, if you are nimble enough, innovative enough and have a growth-oriented focus, there are opportunities to be found." says Dino Medves, senior vice-president of CIBC Commercial Banking. "These companies, their executives and their employees serve as inspiring examples of what can be accomplished with a well thought out business plan, a strong team and a disciplined management approach."

The 2011 winners focused on growing their businesses and identifying new income streams, according to John Hughes, Deloitte partner of private company services and national leader of Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies program.

"They grew through targeted spending in the form of acquisitions, enhancing their infrastructure and on product and service innovation."

2011 Canada's 50 Best Managed Companies

Company name

City

Airline Hotels

Saskatoon

ALPHA Assurances auto et habitation

Drummondville, Que.

Avison Young

Toronto

Blackjack Investments

Sherwood Park, Alb.

Burnbrae Farms

Lyn, Ont.

CarProof

London, Ont.

CARSTAR Automotive Canada

Hamilton

Cruickshank Construction

Kingston, Ont.

Da-Lee Dust Control

Stoney Creek, Ont.

David Aplin Group

Edmonton

Delcan

Markham, Ont.

DIRTT Environmental Solutions

Calgary

DynaLIFEDx

Edmonton

E.C.S. Electrical Cable Supply

Richmond, B.C.

ELRUS

Calgary

Equipment Sales & Service

Toronto

FLOFORM Countertops

Winnipeg

Fresh Direct Produce

Vancouver

Genumark

Toronto

Giftcraft

Brampton, Ont.

Groupe Trans-West

Lachine, Que.

Hendrix Restaurant Equipment & Supplies

Brockville, Ont.

HTS

Toronto

Hunter Amenities International

Burlington, Ont.

Joe Johnson Equipment

Innisfil, Ont.

KUBRA

Mississauga, Ont.

LMS Reinforcing Steel Group

Surrey, B.C.

Long View Systems

Calgary

Magna Electric

Regina

Manderley Turf Products

Ottawa

Mayhew

Thornhill, Ont.

McDougall Energy

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

Milgram & Company

Montreal

New York Fries and South St. Burger Co.

Toronto

Oceanex

St. John's

Pennecon

St. John's

Polycorp

Elora, Ont.

Questrade

Toronto

Real Matters

Markham, Ont.

Rex Power Magnetics

Concord, Ont.

Rotobec

Ste-Justine, Que.

Seacore Seafood

Vaughan, Ont.

SOLMAX INTERNATIONAL

Varennes, Que.

Solvera Solutions

Regina

Southwest Properties

Halifax

Spence Diamonds

Vancouver

STRIKE Group

Calgary

Studon Electric & Controls

Red Deer, Alb.

The Central Group

Mississauga, Ont.

Vector Construction Group

Winnipeg

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