Cowan Insurance, Levitt-Safety, DeSerres among 50 best managed companies

Winners' revenue grew 14 per cent, income 24 per cent: Deloitte

Cowan Insurance, Levitt-Safety and DeSerres are among the 50 employers on Canada’s Best Managed Companies for 2012, according to Deloitte.

The winners are recognized for having demonstrated outstanding business performance and innovative management. These employers made strategic investments in their companies, platforms, systems and in people and, in turn, revenue and income grew substantially, said Deloitte. Winners’ revenue grew by 14 per cent to about $5.4 billion while income grew by about 24 per cent.

“During the program’s 20-year history, thousands of private companies have competed for this designation,” says John Hughes, Deloitte partner, national leader for Canada’s Best Managed Companies program and leader of the Toronto growth enterprises practice. “This year’s winners have proven that even during a global financial crisis, they are still optimistic about the future, focusing on key operating metrics and accountability.”

In the soft economy, the Best Managed Companies are focused on a few vital priorities to ensure their business thrives, said Deloitte:

•Mergers and acquisitions drive growth.
•The attraction of key talent is at the top of CEOs agendas.
•Product service innovation continues.
•Succession planning starts to move to the front burner.

2012 Best Managed Companies winners

•Algoma Central


•Arpi’s Industries

•Boulangerie St-Méthode

•Burnco Manufacturing

•Canada Goose



•Construction Control

•Cougar Drilling Solutions

•Cowan Insurance Group



•Durabuilt Windows and Doors


•Les Emballages Carrousel

•Esri Canada

•FirstOnSite Restoration

•Home Hardware Stores

•Houle Electric

•Industrial Thermo Polymers



•JemD Farms



•MDS Aero Support

•Mircom Group of Companies

•Mr. Lube Canada

•Nautilus Plus

•TU Group

•Novexco BuroPLUS


•OpenRoad Auto

•Oxford Frozen Foods

•Paladin Security Group


•PCO Innovation

•PH Vitres d’Autos

•Projex Technologies

•RLG International


•Simpson Seeds

•Soucy Techno

•South Country Equipment

•Steele Auto Group


•Superior Glove

•Techmation Electric & Controls

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