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Year Founded: 2014
Industry Type: Accounting and Tax
CFFB Member Since: 2022
Family Generation: 1st
AccountingKW was formed in the summer 2014 where we wanted to embrace our local roots and provide support to individuals and organizations of all sizes irrespective of the business life cycle they are operating in.
What started as a simple idea to treat individuals and businesses fairly, has transformed the firm into the success it is today. AccountingKW serves clients in a wide array of industries and ensures individuals and businesses get the support they need, when they need it.
Throughout our history, we’ve retained and passed down our positive spirit from our founding days to our clientele, priding ourselves on our personable approach, loyalty, and customer focus. For the individuals and businesses who come to us to for support whether in the past, present, or future, we are proud to call you our friends.
85 Edwin St.,Kitchener, ON N2H 4N7
Year Founded: 1992
Industry Type: Automotive
CFFB Member Since: 2016
Our Story: Our humble beginnings started February 27, 1992. Terry Aivaliotis, our founder of All-Brite Glass, worked as an auto glass technician with a very large glass company. He saw a vision of focusing on the real customer, the owner of the vehicle, not the insurance company and also envisioned better convenience for the customer with a business model providing mobile service at their door.
At the young age of 19 years old, Terry enrolled in a business course, graduated with honors and developed a business plan and was awarded with a $7500.00 youth venture loan. One year later All-Brite Glass was born with a truck, a cell phone and a tool box. The rest is history!
What We Do Today: All-Brite Glass & Tint is a premier provider of Auto, Commercial & Residential Glass & Tint. All-Brite’s retail location at 31 Manitou Drive in Kitchener, provides in-shop insurance & consumer retail auto glass, rust proofing and auto tinting services.
Our 24hr on-site auto, commercial & residential glass & tint services cover from Milton to Woodstock. All-Brite services the transport truck, heavy equipment, mining , car/truck fleet, RV, car dealership, garage, body shop, commercial, residential, government property, school board, chain store, and home owner industries.
Our 24hr emergency mobile service installs insulated glass units, fabricated custom glass, and solar controlled/security film. We Manufacture insulated glass units with faster turnaround times then all of our competitors.
Our Community: Our company has been supported by the people of our community therefore we believe that it is our responsibility to give back. We are a regular contributor to our community, serving both past and current with Family & Children’s Service of Waterloo Region (All-Brite Chip in for Kids) and Extend-A-Family of Waterloo Region.(Free Chip Repair campaigns)
Our Family Culture: All-Brite Glass is a local family owned & operated business. Terry & Lydia, son Jordan Aivaliotis, & daughter Natasha Aivaliotis, along with their extended family of employees, enjoy hanging out with each other and we regularly devote time away from work together.
31 Manitou Dr Unit #6, Kitchener, ON Canada N2C 1K9
(877) 776-6996 ext.101
Number of Employees: 33
Industry Type: Trucking & Transportation
915 Main Street West, Listowel, ON N4W 3L2
Number of Employees: 250+
Industry Type: Transportation
CFFB Member Since: 2020
Family Generation: 3rd
Altruck International Truck Centres – it’s a family thing.
Altruck International Truck Centres was built on the idea that there had to be a better way to serve our customers. Jack Kirby dreamed of being a special service provider for his customers and assisting them, one customer at a time.
After working with International® Harvester for 21 years Jack purchased the dealership in Kitchener in 1977 and became part of the growing International® Dealer group. Since then, we have been trying to make the buying process as easy and simple as possible. Today, we are focused on serving you the same way – one business partner (customer) at a time.
Our business is built on a strong foundation: INTEGRITY.
Integrity in the way we treat you and each other. And integrity in the way we buy and sell trucks, parts and services.
Whether we are buying your equipment or selling one of our trucks, we do not pressure you.
You are more than a “customer” to us– You are a PARTNER and we are committed to your success! Why? Because we know that your success is what makes us successful.
We offer great products at reasonable prices. At Altruck International Truck Centres, we are always looking for new ways to help you improve your ROI and uptime and to enhance your competitive advantage.
48 Ardelt Ave, Kitchener, ON N2C 2C9
Year Founded: 1996
Number of Employees: 30
Industry Type: Manufacturing
CFFB Member Since: 2004
Family Generation: 1st
Our Story: AMKAD Metal Components Inc. is a world class manufacturer of parts using powder metallurgy technology. AMKAD is a Canadian, family owned business, and we are dedicated to maintaining a high level of quality and reliability in servicing our customers.
Benefits of Powder Metallurgy (P/M): The P/M process is a very effective method to produce metal parts and components; offering these many advantages:
537108 Oxford County Rd #34, PO Box 149, Tavistock, ON N0B 2R0
Year Founded: 1938
Number of Employees: 250
Industry Type: Hospitality
CFFB Member Since: 1997
425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON N2B 3X7
Year Founded: 2000
Number of Employees: 5
Industry Type: Consulting
Blackwood has a wealth of lived experience and a deep passion for helping families find harmony as they work through the intricacies and challenges of their family-owned enterprises.
Our disciplined planning process delivers innovative and meaningful results.
We start in Discovery interviewing family members and their key advisors to ensure that all perspectives are clearly understood.
Family meetings drive clarity. We are experts in facilitating the conversations that align mission, vision & values, so families can reach consensus around their goals and make great decisions.
We are the quarterback. Working on behalf of our clients, we manage the strategy development process through to implementation. We document the family’s vision so that it can be shared with their advisory team, enabling legal, tax, accounting, estate, and investment professionals to work collaboratively from the outset to develop the proper strategies and structures.
We deliver long-term sustainability: Our processes, resources, and tools keep families communicating. We identify when adjustments to strategies and structures are required, ensuring that plans remain aligned, goals are met, and visions sustained.
Don Steele416-302-2146138 Flatt Road, Burlington, ON L7P 0T3
Year Founded: 2008
Number of Employees: 13
Industry Type: Construction Equipment Sales
CFFB Member Since: 2017
Our Story: Bobcat of Tri Cities Ltd is your authorized Bobcat dealer serving Waterloo and Wellington Counties in Southwestern Ontario. We offer a full service Sales Department, a highly skilled Service Department, a large variety of Bobcat Parts, and a ready-to-go Rental Department to serve all of your needs. Bobcat of Tri Cities Ltd is a leading Compact Equipment Dealer engaged in the sale and service support of the world class leading Bobcat Compact Equipment Line.
Bobcat Equipment is the world’s finest in Compact Construction Equipment and we stand behind the products we service and sell. Some of our offerings include, Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders, compact excavators and utility vehicles, as well as a wide assortment of work-saving attachments.
Serving you since 2008, Bobcat of Tri Cities Ltd operates in the Construction, Landscape, Property Maintenance, Snow Removal, Municipal, and Rental Markets. Quick reacting and dedicated staff along with local ownership equates to a very positive customer experience.
Providing Construction Equipment solutions for our customers, and going beyond our client’s expectations is our primary focus here at Bobcat of Tri Cities.
483 Bridge St. East Kitchener, ON N2K 3C5
Year Founded: 1983
Number of Employees: 23
Industry Type: Software Development
CFFB Member Since: 2006
Family Generation: 2nd
Our Story: BusPlanner is a leading provider of student transportation software and solutions for the K-12 market in North America. Our diverse range of products is designed to meet the advancing technology requirements for k12 transportation planning and operations. We offer solutions for the full range of transportation needs including route planning with GPS integration, field trip management, fleet management, and mobile apps for both transportation and parents.
The BusPlanner difference goes beyond the quality of our products. Our reputation is built on our relentless after-sale support, and our unwavering commitment and loyalty to our customers.
245 Bathurst Drive, Waterloo, ON N2V 2E4
Year Founded: 1986
Number of Employees: 20
Industry Type: Distribution
CFFB Member Since: 2010
60 Otonabee Drive, Kitchener, ON
Year Founded: 2019
Number of Employees: 2
Industry Type: Sales Consulting
CFFB Member Since: 2021
We help business owners, executives and sales leaders accelerate their sales performance.
PO Box 62, Chatsworth, ON N0H 1G0
Phone: 833-644-7697Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: https://shawncasemore.com/
Year Founded: 1981
Number of Employees: 25
Industry Type: Renovations
CFFB Member Since: 2009
3575 Broadway Street, Hawkesville, ON N0B 1X0
Year Founded: 1951
Number of Employees: 45
Industry Type: Holdings
163 Candlewood Cres., Waterloo, ON N2l 5M7
Number of Employees: 600
Industry Type: Medical Testing and Assessments
Our Story: Building a Healthier and Safer World
As Canada’s Fitness for Duty experts, DriverCheck’s top priority is the safety of your staff and workplace. Our company-wide goal is to build a safer and healthier world. Founded in 1996, DriverCheck is the leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments in the country serving over 6,400 employers in a variety of industries including transportation, oil & gas, aviation, rail, mining, construction, healthcare, manufacturing and forestry. DriverCheck conducts hundreds of thousands of medical tests annually, offering alcohol and drug testing, COVID-19 testing, occupational health services, medical cannabis review services, medical staffing and injury management programs. We are constantly striving to be viewed as the educational leader in the fitness for duty sector.
1 Manley Street Box 1186, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0
Year Founded: 1946
Number of Employees: 15
Industry Type: Funeral Services
CFFB Member Since: 1998
Our Story: Established in 1946 as the Edward R. Good Funeral Home, the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home was succeeded by Rob Wintonyk and Mark Erb in 2009 who purchased the business from Jim Erb (founding member of CFFB) and David Erb. Mark Erb retired in 2019. With the contributions to the business of both the Erb & Good families over the years, Managing funeral director and owner, Rob Wintonyk and the wonderful team of employees at Erb & Good, realize the importance in succeeding the business with the same name many families in our community have come to know and trust “putting the families we serve first, in everything we do.”
“We are proud to be Kitchener-Waterloo’s longest serving independently and family-owned funeral home (since 1946) in a profession where many of the funeral homes are owned by large corporations. We trust that people value we have remained independently owned and we have a strong commitment to bettering the community in which we work and live. Our caring staff, independent ownership, personal guidance, facilities and reasonable prices have become the hallmark of our service.”
Owner and managing funeral director,Rob Wintonyk
171 King Street South, Waterloo, ON N2J 1P7
Number of Employees: 50
Industry Type: Retail Sales & Service
CFFB Member Since: 1999
1554 Hayville Road, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1A3
Year Founded: 1977
Number of Employees: 675
CFFB Member Since: 2003
Our Story: Flanagan Foodservice is one of the largest privately owned foodservice distributors in Canada. Along with our affiliated companies (s.t.o.p. Restaurant Supply and Roseland Produce Wholesale), we offer a comprehensive listing of over 16,000 food and related products to Restaurants, Bakeries, Nursing Homes, Schools, Caterers and other foodservice establishments.
Flanagan Foodservice was founded in 1977 by Joseph Flanagan. Flanagan Foodservice and its affiliates continue to operate as a 2nd generation family business owned by various members of the Flanagan family. Flanagan Foodservice serves the Ontario market from branches in Kitchener, Whitby and Sudbury.
s.t.o.p. Restaurant Supply serves the Canadian market from branches in Burlington, Kitchener and Sudbury. Roseland Produce Wholesale serves the Greater Golden Horsehoe market from its branch in Burlington.
145 Otonabee Dr., Kitchener, ON N2C 1L7
Industry Type: Agriculture
CFFB Member Since: 2001
Our Story: Year after year, more people discover that eggs and meat they have raised themselves are tastier and healthier than most of the mass-produced products available in supermarkets. And year after year since 1946, Frey’s Hatchery has been supplying small family farmers and hobby flock owners with chicks of the highest quality. In order to ensure consistent quality and a good variety we maintain our own breeding flocks on family farms.
Small family farmers operate in a free market, driven by demand. They are the creators of new ideas and products that are wholesome and healthy, which is what the public wants. Hobby and small-scale family farms are, and must continue to be, a vital part of Ontario’s rural communities. We believe that keeping small farms profitable is essential to the health and stability of those communities. We have been continuing our efforts to convince the marketing boards that the quantity of eggs, chicken and turkey produced by small, family farmers and hobbyists poses no threat to the mega factory farms that hold the quota production. The total of all small family farm production is less than one half of 1 percent of the amount produced by corporate mega factory farms.
Many of you have enjoyed the experience of raising some chickens and sharing that with family and friends. This experience helps everyone understand the relationship between the food we eat and our own health, as well as the health of nature itself. We are seeing more and more people raising a few chickens or buying ones already grown to experience this themselves. Frey’s Hatchery will continue to provide all the knowledge you need to have a successful flock.
As always, remember that small family farms and hobbyists are looked at with disdain by the mega corporate factory farms and government bureaucracies who support them. To ensure that your concerns and rights to produce food for your family and friends, or simply enjoy having a few chickens around the yard, please write/fax/email concerns to any and all of your political representatives (local, provincial, federal). There are many times more small family farms and hobbyists then there are mega factory farms – and it’s important that you are allowed to exist.
Continue to visit our website from time to time for updated news and information about issues concerning the small flock owner.
As always, we remind you to order early. We look forward to serving you this year and for many years to come.
80 Northside Drive, St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0
Year Founded: 1926
Number of Employees: 10
CFFB Member Since: 1997 Founding Member
Our Story: Automotive Consultant · Automotive Repair Shop · Car Dealership
353 Manitou Drive Unit #2, Kitchener, ON N2C 1L5
Year Founded: 1955
CFFB Member Since: 2007
25 Columbia Street East, Waterloo, ON N2J 3J6
Year Founded: 1984
Number of Employees: 150
Industry Type: Travel & Tourism
CFFB Member Since: 2012
353 Manitou Drive, Kitchener, ON N2C 1L5
Year Founded: 1960
Number of Employees: 225
The Heffner automotive story began in 1960 when Mr. John Heffner Sr. opened shop on a small repair garage on Breithaupt Street in Kitchener. By 1962, the business moved to King Street East, across from RockwayGardens, where it was located for 25 years.
In 1987 John Heffner and his sons, Willy Heffner and John Heffner Jr., moved to their current, location. Heffner Toyota changed its name in 1990 to Heffner Lexus Toyota, welcoming the addition of Toyota’s new line of luxury automobiles, the Lexus.
The Heffners have taken steps to provide outstanding customer care, are committed to giving back to the community, and offer rewards and recognition to their employees that aren’t often seen in other dealerships.
Heffner Lexus/Heffner Toyota has grown substantially since 2004, in large part due to the needs of our immediate community – Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph – our guests and staff. In October 2004 we opened a 12,500 square foot used vehicle showroom, in September 2005 we moved into our 65,000 square foot Toyota dealership and in July of 2006 we moved the Lexus dealership to their 24,000 square foot building.
We have grown from 42,000 sq ft to approximately 132,000 sq ft. and are now working out of five different buildings spread over 16 acres of land. The new Collision Centre opened its doors on November 5, 2011 to serve your needs.
3121 King Street East, Kitchener, ON N2A 1B1
Year Founded: 2001
Number of Employees: 40
507 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2B 2A5
Year Founded: 2020
Number of Employees: 9
Henson has been making parts for large aerospace projects for 20 years. When you’re making parts that end up in space, you’re making them with longevity in mind. Henson has made critical components for the OneWeb constellation and parts for the Exo Mars rover. Needless to say those parts can’t come back to the shop for repairs, they have to work and they have to work for decades. Manufacturing parts designed to last a lifetime is part of their DNA.
Through a few happenstances, Henson turned their attention to razors. The end result is the AL13 razor. Made of Aluminum (which, yes, is the 13th element on the periodic table), Henson machined this razor to very tight tolerances in an effort to control both the blade extension and exposure. By minimizing these geometries, Henson believes the additional blade support greatly reduces flex and chatter and thereby irritation.
Henson Shaving aluminum razors are fully designed, manufactured, assembled and packaged in Canada and come with lifetime warranties.
34 Niagara Street,
Kitchener, ON N2B 1T2
Industry Type: Insurance
To Make a REAL Difference.
To be known for providing a REAL, people-focused experience.
Integrity: We will do the right thing, inspiring confidence by delivering on our commitments.
Respect: We will maintain an environment that fosters teamwork, personal development, honesty and fairness for our clients, our community and each other.
Innovation: We invest in our people and in solutions to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Simplicity: We will make your experience with us simple and easy.
Community: We believe we have a responsibility to support the communities where we live or do business.
Commitment: To make a REAL difference, we follow through on what we say we will do.
The Value of a Real Insurance Broker
Real Independent Advice
Despite pressure from insurance companies and much of the industry norm, we continue to remain an independent broker. We assess the needs of each client and place their business with a company because it’s the best company for you, our client, not because we’ve have a volume agreement with that company.
Real Claims Assistance
When you call any of our office numbers, day or night, you’ll speak to a live representative of Josslin Insurance. In the event of an emergency, you’ll be in touch with a member of our leadership team to give you the assistance you need as soon as possible.
Real Annual Reviews
Every year, we look at your insurance and make sure that you’re getting the coverage you need, with the discounts you qualify for, at the best price for your needs. There are a number of different options so, if you aren’t with the best company, we’ll let you know and make it as easy as possible for you to switch to better coverage.
We’re Really in Your Community
We have offices in all the areas we serve and they’re staffed by people from your community. We also believe we have a responsibility to support the communities where we all live and work, so we make sure to support local causes and support and celebrate our employees who give back to their communities.
118 Peel Street, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1E3
Year Founded: 1987
Number of Employees: 22
CFFB Member Since: 2011
Knapp Fasteners Inc. is a family owned business that has been providing solutions since 1987. We are a fastener distributor with over 60,000 items in stock and can source hard to find items. We provide vendor managed inventory services, kitting, and delivery to KW region.
Serving all industries from manufacturing, electronics, agriculture to aerospace markets. Whether you’re a small machine shop or an international manufacturer, you can rely on Knapp to provide what you need.
520 Boxwood Drive, Cambridge, ON N3E 0A6
Year Founded: 1985
Industry Type: Contracting
Lewis Straus Construction Ltd. was established in 1985. We began in Kitchener, Ontario as an excavation contractor, specializing in swimming pool excavations, commercial excavating, and snow removal, and have expanded our services over the last 35 years into concrete forming and finishing, architectural walls, and more services to meet our customers’ needs.
As the region grew in population, space between new homes became tighter, and access to the back yards became more difficult. As an innovative company, we developed the use of conveyor technology to move the dirt from the pool excavation to the road. This idea evolved from the necessity of tight work areas, to a cleaner, safer way of moving large amounts of fill.
Our pool clientele and the homeowners started requesting the conveyors to minimize damage to their and neighbouring properties and allowed our business to expand across Ontario. Our concrete division has also grown from small commercial and residential projects in Waterloo Region to a variety of commercial civil projects, both small and large, across all of Ontario.
28 Crestview Pl, Kitchener N2B 0A2
Year Founded: 2003
Industry Type: Refrigerated Warehouse Services
CFFB Member Since: 2018
Established in 2003 by Founder and President Roger Kropf and Controller and CGA Accountant Kate Kropf, Ontario Refrigerated Services Inc. is a leading cold storage partner with its long-tenured customer relationships and wholly-owned facilities strategically located near customers’ production facilities.
In July 2020, Lineage Logistics acquired the company, under the name of Lineage Logistics ORS Ltd, continuing to transform the food supply chain to eliminate waste and help feed the world.
450 Thomas Street, R.R.4 Ingersoll, Ontario, N5C 3J7
Year Founded: 2010
Industry Type: Catering
Little Mushroom Catering is the leader in innovative and sustainable full service event catering in Waterloo Region. We use locally farmed ingredients wherever possible to create delicious from-scratch hors d’oeuvres, meals, and desserts for special events across SouthWestern Ontario. We are FeastOn Certified, 911 Wedding Certified, and are certified Living Wage Employers with numerous awards for Sustainability, Hospitality, Community Involvement, Entrepreneurship and, of course, our delicious food! #MadeWithMushLove
131 Sheldon Dr Unit 16, Cambridge, ON N1R 6S2
Year Founded: 1982
Number of Employees: 200
Melloul-Blamey Construction, one of the region’s largest and most diversified construction firms, has been in business for over 30 years. “Melloul-Blamey was founded on the principles of honesty, integrity, and pride of workmanship, and these principles form the cornerstone of every successful project we complete to this day,” says co-founder Bernie Melloul.
As a full service general contracting firm, Melloul-Blamey Construction strives to offer clients dependable, superior quality workmanship, on time and on budget. The company has become innovators in their field by building a skilled and dedicated staff, embracing technology, maintaining an impeccable safety record, concentrating on quality, and ensuring total client satisfaction.
The company now successfully completes annual construction volumes of over $200 million with a salaried staff approaching 200. Many of their projects have become trademarks of Waterloo Region, serving as warm beacons of welcome for visitors and residents alike, including the ATS Corporate Campus; numerous buildings at University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, and Conestoga College; and the Kidsability Centre for Child Development. Other featured area projects include the Home Hardware complex in St. Jacobs; Brick Brewing Company; Bingemans; Coldwell Banker Peter Benninger Realty; Huron Heights Secondary School; B-K Motors; and various Research in Motion facilities. The social services sector has also seen beautiful new facilities for Anslema House, Family and Children’s Services along with Langs Farm in Cambridge. This incredible success story first took root in 1982, when Bernie Melloul and David Blamey, classmates from Conestoga College, started living their dream with a humble office on Borden Avenue in Kitchener.
In the beginning, projects were primarily acquired through fixed price bidding of public and private work. Fast forward 29 years to the present, and Melloul-Blamey has expanded to construct over 500 institutional, recreational, commercial and industrial projects across the entire province, becoming a Billion Dollar Builder in completed projects. Diversification played an integral role in this success, with David Blamey and a team of Canadians setting up an American branch in Greenville, South Carolina in 2000.
As the company looks to the future, a succession plan has been implemented under the stewardship of Jeff Shantz, Vice President, Project Development; Joel Melloul, Vice-President, Estimating; Steve Hanley, Vice-President Construction Management; Jeff Heimpel, Vice-President, Business Development, thereby ensuring the future legacy of the company for another generation. Bernie Melloul has stated more than once “Our goals would never have been realized if it were not for the creative, innovative people in this company who dared to share the dream and channel a distinct vision along with us. Melloul-Blamey is very proud to be a conduit that strengthens the business and service sector of our community, and extremely grateful for the trust that has been placed in us.”
700 Rupert Street, Waterloo, ON N2V 2B5
Number of Employees: 50Industry Type: Manufacturing Family Generation: 2ndOur Story: Family owned and operated since 1977, Metalumen designs, engineers and manufactures indoor and outdoor lighting solutions for commercial, educational, healthcare and transportation sectors in Canada and the US. Metalumen understands the art and science of crafting high quality luminaires that reflect classic design and innovative trends to meet the needs of the end user and the evolving lighting landscape. Metalumen is also committed to their environmental efforts by integrating sustainable practices and processes that help to minimize waste and lower its carbon footprint.
570 Southgate Drive, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 4P6
Industry Type: Auction
59 Webster St, New Hamburg, ON N3A 1W8
Number of Employees: 12
Industry Type: Wireless Communications
CFFB Member Since: 2013
We are an Authorized Motorola Solutions Radio Solutions Channel Partner, which gives us access to the full line of Motorola Two-Way Radio products.
MRC Is known for its technical expertise and professional sales team. We provide clear, wireless radio (Walkie Talkie) communication products, radio rentals, technical support and fleet management solutions in Kitchener, Waterloo, Perth County, Woodstock, Milton and surrounding areas.
Our team of experienced professionals work with customers to provide systems that meet our customers’ needs for today and the future as well provide 24-hour emergency support of existing systems.
20 Alpine Court, Kitchener, ON N2E 2M7
Year Founded: 2015
Number of Employees: 4
Industry Type: Human Resources Consulting
Frank Newman started his career in Human Resources in 1975. After an extensive career in HR working with some of Canada’s leading employers, including Texaco Canada Limited, GlaxoSmithKline and Manulife, Frank started his own HR consulting organization.
His goal was to share the knowledge and best practices from these leading employers with small to medium sized organizations as a fractional HR service.
As a Certified HR Leader, Frank is an HR mentor for the Kitchener Waterloo Chamber of Commerce, an HR subject matter expert with Launchpad at Wilfred Laurier University, and a volunteer mentor for the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre. An accomplished speaker and HR Leader, Frank has presented to many community and industry groups including numerous Chambers of Commerce and Rotary Clubs. He has also appeared on CTV Kitchener News and has been a frequent commentator on Human Resources issues on 570 Radio Kitchener.
Based out of Breslau and Mount Forest Ontario, Newman HR provides a complete range of HR services to businesses ranging from 4 to 200 employees. We help with recruiting, performance management, coaching, terminations, compensation and benefits, health & safety and employee investigations.
Our goal is to work with business owners as a confidential resource to resolve your most difficult people issues, establish best practices and then inspire your business to higher levels of performance.
We cherish the diversity of our clients and service a wide range of businesses including manufacturing, logistics, professional practices (legal, medical, counselling, engineering, accounting, arborist, veterinary), airlines, auto repair shops, IT services, as well as individuals with career search and coaching. We also work with charities and not-for-profit organizations and associations.
As a family business ourselves, our motivation is to help you create a business environment where your employees love to come into work every day. It’s that simple.
Frank Newman is the Founder and CEO, his son Matt Newman specializes in recruitment and his wife Linda is the Office Manager.
47 Trowbridge StreetBreslau, ON, N0B 1M0519-362-8352
Our Story: Custom software solutions help businesses gain sustainable, long-term advantages over their competitors. If you see an opportunity to improve efficiency for your business, but you don’t have the technical background to implement your solution, we can help.
We specialize in engineering software solutions for a variety of business challenges, from enterprise-level workflow and web portals, to individual business process automation, to specific, sticky problems.
445 Wes Graham Way, Unit 105, Waterloo, ON, N2L 6R2519-886-6522
Year Founded: 1923
Number of Employees: 100
Family Generation: 4th
ODC Tooling & Molds (Ontario Die Company) was founded in Waterloo, Canada in 1923 by Sam Levene. The company was dedicated to the manufacture of the finest cutting dies available. During this formative period, the needs of the growing North American rubber, footwear and leather goods industries were ably met. The period of the 1950’s and 60’s saw the company continue to grow and firmly entrench values of superior quality and committed service that remain in place today. ODC distinguished itself as an industry leader adapting processes and materials that led the cutting die industry.
In the early 1970’s the companies interests expanded to include engineered forms of tooling including 3-dimensional automotive trim tools, dies and molds for the contact heat pressure formed packaging industry and matched metal trim tools. Martin Levene guided this phase of the companies evolution aided by a true industry visionary Bill Lessard. Under Martin’s and Bill’s leadership, the 1980’s and 90’s provided ODC many opportunities to grow and further reinforce the strength of the market interest in ODC’s innovative and customer focused approach.
Today, ODC is ably led by a fourth generation Levene family member. Ronald Levene is known for his creativity and interest in new manufacturing technology. Ronald has insisted his team honour historical company values of quality products and collaborative/consultative customer interaction, ODC remains a leader in today’s demanding global tooling industry. The Waterloo, Canada Headquarters is supported by our very capable US thermoforming mold facility located in Batavia, Illinois.
119 Roger St. Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z6
Industry Type: Education
Oxford Learning Waterloo was founded as a family business in 1986 out of London Ontario.
1373 Victoria Street North, Unit 9Kitchener, ON N2A 3K8
Year Founded: 1997
Number of Employees: 12-18
Oxford Learning Waterloo was founded as a family business in 1986 out of London Ontario. I’m proud to own a thriving Waterloo location. We are in the business of helping students reach their potential. Through our Beyond Tutoring Program, our Little Readers, SAT prep or Dayschool Pod program, our goal is to help students achieve their academic goals. All of our student programs are individualized after completing our Cognitive and Academic Assessment. This tells us not only where a student is academically, but HOW they learn and process information. If your child is behind, needs some Study Skills or some enrichment, give us a call.
10 Fischer-Hallman Rd N,Kitchener, ON N2J 3Z6
Industry Type: Broadband Networking
CFFB Member Since: 2019
Packetworks began designing, building, and managing broadband networks in 1996. Since then, the number and types of services that can be transmitted over the Internet have grown rapidly. We’ve been part of the progress – using the latest fibre optic and wireless technology in conjunction with existing carrier-grade infrastructure to provide fast, reliable and cost-effective managed networking solutions to customers throughout Ontario.
We always strive to provide you with:
With our network expertise and infrastructure resources, you will have more choices, your information will download faster, your phone calls will be clear and uninterrupted – and, quite simply, your opportunities will grow. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you!
515 Dotzert Ct Unit 7, Waterloo, ON N2L 6A7
Year Founded: 1953
Number of Employees: 24
Family Generation: 2nd – 3rd
For more than 60 years and three generations, Pioneer Craftsmen Ltd. has been helping residents in Waterloo Region and Wellington County fall in love with their homes all over again! We have built our renovation business to reflect the values that our name represents… the spirit, pride, trust and quality workmanship of the area’s early settlers.
Our comprehensive “Design Build” contracting services include all aspects of home improvement, starting with expert design plans for your kitchen renovation, bathroom remodel, new addition, basement home theatre or custom project. We work closely with you through the entire design, build and renovation process to ensure your home reflects your lifestyle and is Inspired by the Life You Lead!
Visit the Design Ideas Gallery on our website to view amazing projects completed in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph and surrounding areas.
Let’s get Inspired together – call or email us today!
1510 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, ON N2B 3E2
CFFB Member Since: 2015
PM Contracting Ltd. provides exceptional General Contracting and Project Management services to both the Public and Private sectors.
The company was established in 1984 on the principles of honesty and trust, together with a passion for quality workmanship and client satisfaction. Our team approach is what sets us apart.
PM Contracting Ltd., has grown in size and experience each year to become the area leader in Construction we are today.
Let our fully qualified and motivated construction team lead your project to a financial and timely success.
1358 Victoria Street, Kitchener, ON N2B 3E2
Number of Employees: 100+
Riverside Brass & Aluminum Foundry Limited Specializes in High Volume and Tight Tolerance Non-Ferrous Industrial & Centrifugal Castings, Plaques & Cemetery Memorial Products
Riverside Brass is a respected leader and innovator among Ontario’s non-ferrous foundries, providing advanced capabilities in brass, bronze, aluminum, and zinc castings. We can advise you on product design, casting optimization, choice of alloys, and the cost saving advantages of our manufacturing process.
5 Hamilton Road, New Hamburg, Ontario, Canada, N3A 2H1
Industry Type: Personal Care Product Development and Manufacturing
We set out to create product with great ingredients with outstanding performance with an eye on incorporating safe ingredients and environmental sustainability.
350-1 The Boardwalk
Waterloo, ON N2T 0A6
Number of Employees: 35
CFFB Member Since: 2000
Starting as a one-man operation, founder George Schiedel began Schiedel Construction Limited in 1951. Substantial growth over the years resulted in re-organization, and in 1981, the company became Schiedel Construction Incorporated.
Schiedel is a Design-Build General Contractor providing completely integrated building services for the industrial, commercial, and institutional markets in the South Western Ontario region. Schiedel erects pre-engineered metal buildings, employs conventional construction methods, or utilizes a combination of the two, depending upon the client’s criteria. Whether a project is performed on a design-build basis or on a project management basis, Schiedel Construction prides itself on being a single source responsibility delivering quality workmanship at good value.
405 Queen Street West, Cambridge, ON N3C 1G6
CFFB Member Since: 2014
In 1983, Garry & Laurie founded Signs Galore Inc. Fun fact….the name is comprised of GA (Garry) LORE (Laurie).
They currently have 3 sons working in the business, their fourth son started his own Graphic Design business in 2020! All of their work is custom designed and fabricated at their new location in Kitchener (2017). They boast an incredible sales/service team, able to take care of all your sign needs….interior, exterior, vehicles and more. In the field, a 60′ bucket truck/crane for any installs or sign service.
Signs Galore specializes in Channel lettering, Pylon signs, Monument signs, Awnings, Decorative reception signs, Wayfinding, Vehicle lettering, Vehicle wraps, Coroplast signs, Large murals and much more.
Give them a call today for any of your signage needs.
25 Beasley Dr, Kitchener, ON N2E 1W7
Industry Type: Change Management Consultancy
You want to continuously improve your Family Business.
Most Family Businesses want to improve in one of the following areas:
We help by providing:
Rick helps family business leaders create plans and take actions…to help leaders and managers solve problems and make best use of their talents and strengths.
For more details contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
465 Phillip St Suite 203A, Waterloo, ON N2L 6C7
Year Founded: 1873
Number of Employees: 57
Industry Type: Insurance Broker
Staebler Insurance is a trusted local insurance brokerage for over 145 years. Their experience, expertise, and client-centric approach make them the preferred brokers in Waterloo Region. From home and auto to small business and commercial properties, and just about everything in between, it’s Staebler brokers who make sure your buying expectations are exceeded. By working with clients on an individual basis, their brokers shop the highly competitive market and provide the best coverages at the best possible prices. Staebler also provides group rate home and auto insurance for several select employers in southern and midwestern Ontario. Visit Staebler.com to learn more.
Staebler Place871 Victoria Street North, Kitchener, ON N2B 3S4
Year Founded: 1949
Number of Employees: 70
2101 Shirley Dr., Kitchener, ON N2B 3X4
1457 Gingerich Road, Baden, ON N3A 3J7
Year Founded: 1972
T. Weber Co. Ltd has been servicing the Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and surrounding area since 1972.
Our business involves a wide range of services including asphalt paving, asphalt repairs, oil undercoating and snow plowing.
Our expertise in asphalt work ranges from residential driveway paving and repairs to large scale commercial paving projects.
No jobs are too big or too small.
802 Sawmill Road Bloomingdale, Ontario N0B 1K0
Year Founded: 1989
Number of Employees: 16
Industry Type: Financial Services
As your Private Wealth Managers, we create and manage your tailor-made portfolio of stocks and bonds with the emphasis on achieving your investment objectives. We strongly believe in a customer-first approach; we listen and put our experience to work for you. We have been providing industry leading service for the Kitchener-Waterloo, Burlington, and South Western Ontario areas for over 20 years.
The Marsland Centre20 Erb Street West Ste. 201, Waterloo, ON N2L 1T2
Number of Employees: 75
50 Steckle Place, Kitchener, ON N2E 2C3
Industry Type: Property Management
As the owner of every building it leases to clients, TW Properties’ paramount concern is ensuring each client is 100% satisfied with their leased space and works diligently to ensure each tenant receives prompt, personalized and professional service. We are a forward-thinking, tenant-focused organization.
When you lease a TW Properties space, you have direct access to the people and services who care most about your satisfaction. This means you realize lower real estate occupancy costs because there is no “middleman” property management firm – we deal direct with our tenants, using our fully staffed, in-house maintenance and professional repair crews.
135 Thompson Drive, Suite 3 Cambridge, On N1T 2E4
Uni-Spray Systems Inc (Cambridge, ON) is an ISO 9001 certified full-service, high-precision manufacturing company that provides its clients in over 60 countries worldwide with a single source for molded plastic parts and assemblies.
The Uni-Spray product range is highly diverse and includes four core product lines: our proprietary range of pre-treatment and spraying systems that is the foundation of the Uni-Spray name; our exclusive range of Amerispray branded spray nozzles; our ever-expanding line of packaging machinery wear parts; and our extensive custom injection molding, design and engineering services.
Founded in 1987 as a producer of quality plastic nozzles, Uni-Spray has evolved into the only complete product line and leading brand of spray nozzle systems for the pre-treatment and phosphating industry.
Drawing on this history of innovation, Uni-Spray has grown to serve many industries with specialized spraying equipment, high-quality wear parts, and custom molded products for major worldwide companies.
Backed by a state-of-the-art production facility, cutting-edge technologies, and a team of professionals dedicated to excellence in customer satisfaction, Uni-Spray Systems is committed to the manufacture of high-quality products for any application
65 Heroux Devtek Drive Cambridge, ON N3E 0A7
Industry Type: Packaging
Unique Global Products is a family owned and operated contract packaging company based in Cambridge, Ontario. We provide third party packaging solutions for manufacturers and distributors of consumer goods and retail medical device products. Visit our website for more details or call us today.
5 Cherry Blossom Road, Unit 4 Cambridge, Ontario, N3H 4R7
Year Founded: 2018
Number of Employees: 67
Industry Type: Mortgages/Financial Services
Family Generation: First
After more than a decade of being a top-producing mortgage broker in Kitchener, Ontario, Tracy Valko founded Valko Financial Ltd. in 2018 to share her passion and principles for excellence in service with a team of like-minded, community-focused professionals.
With our heart-centered leadership, coupled with the passion for supporting and building community, Valko Financial Ltd. has grown to be one of the most recognized national brokerages in Canada. Our award-winning team of devoted underwriters, executives and support staff are constantly working behind the scenes to create an exceptional experience for our clients, providing them with financial solutions that are catered to their individual and long-term needs.
Name: Tracy Valko
Address: 1187 Fischer-Hallman Road, Kitchener, ON
Website/Social media: https://www.facebook.com/Valkofinancial
Industry Type: Energy
606 Colby Drive, Unit E, Waterloo, ON N2V 1A2
Year Founded: 1945
Industry Type: Commercial Development
Family Generation: 2nd
The Boardwalk101 Ira Needles Boulevard, Waterloo, ON N2J 3Z4
Year Founded: 2016
Number of Employees: 3
Industry Type: Medical Spa
If you live in Kitchener-Waterloo and have considered that it’s time to find a cosmetic clinic near you, welcome to WMC!
Our team of licensed, professional, and experienced cosmetic nurses are led by Dr. Warren Michalski, MD, and provide all the best and most sought-after services with a focus on injectables and fillers near you.
Under the leadership of Dr. Michalski, Waterloo Medical Cosmetics medspa is designed specifically to deliver exceptional natural-looking results for everyone, whether you’re looking for face filler injections near you or wrinkle injections near you. We seek to make you look like an improved version of yourself, specifically avoiding the plastic, overdone appearance.
Unlike other med spas, the Waterloo Medical Cosmetics team aims to deliver the most natural-looking results possible. Says Anndrea Marcoux, RPN/Cosmetic Nurse—who says she has always had a passion for aesthetics—“We want to give you a ‘fresh from vacation’ look. If your friends can’t tell why you look so good today, we’ve done our job well!”
4 King St S, Waterloo Ontario N2J 1N8
Year Founded: 1974
Number of Employees: 18
Industry Type: Manufaturing
3044 Sawmill Road Box 610, St. Jacobs, ON N0B 2N0
Year Founded: 1988
Our Story:Win-Leader proudly delivers thousands of top-quality brand name products to our incentive/premium, retail and educational customers each and every day. We are unsurpassed when it comes to providing customers with top selection, quality service and good old-fashioned honest commitment.
50 Shoemaker St., Kitchener N2E 3E3
Accounting and Finance
Business Growth Advisory
Construction Equipment Sales
Number of Employees: 8
Industry Type: Environmental
A comprehensive inspection, monitoring and service program for Stormceptor units was not available until it was developed and implemented by Minotaur. Since incorporation in January 2000, Minotaur has become the leading specialist in the inspection and service of Stormceptor units. Garnet Shaver, President of Minotaur, was also President of Cecil Shaver Ltd. a municipal contracting company that specialized in sewers, watermains, & site remediation, for 46 years. The company installed all types of oil/grit interceptors on job sites since product development and thus has a technical edge when it comes to maintenance and repairs for all units. Minotaur is now performing all Stormceptor inspection and repair work for Hanson Pipe & Precast Ltd. in Ontario and for Lecuyer & Fils in Quebec.
566 Lynden Road R.R. #8, Brantford, ON N3T 5M1
Website/Social media : https://www.facebook.com/Valkofinancial
Landscape & Home Renovation Supply
Year Founded: 2006
Industry Type: Landscape & Home Renovation Supply
Our Background: A strong background in both landscape construction, garden designs, and installation. We are confident our knowledge and experience can offer insight and inspiration for all your landscape projects.
Trust Us: We understand that landscaping can be overwhelming at times. We can guide you in selecting the proper aggregates, decorative stone, landscape rock, interlocking pavers, natural stone steps, flagstone, or just that one special rock for your property. After all, a rock is just a rock until you get creative!
Our Direction: To develop a new approach to the landscape depot sector. We source new materials that offer you different choices, yet of course don’t forget about the basics. Our inventory is selected to create the best landscape ideas. Looking for a fifteen foot slab of natural rock, or expanded shale for decorative use? We have it….if not, we’ll find it.
We Know What You Want: Creative products, creative solutions, competitive prices, value-added customer service, and the opportunity for you to engage in dialogue with a depot who listens. We also understand the importance of prompt delivery. To put it simply, we are here to assist you.
Who We Are: A destination where home owners and the design & landscape professionals connect, inspire, and prosper through partnership and award winning landscapes.
1175 King Street North, St. Jacobs, ON, N0B 2N0
34 Niagara Street
Medical Testing and Assessments
Refrigerated Warehouse Services
3575 Broadway St., Hawkesville, ON N0B 1X0
Retail Sales & Service
Travel & Tourism
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