These innovators and risk takers have built fast growing companies and global brands with creativity, passion and a lot of hard work.
15 success stories from inspiring Canadian entrepreneurs
“I see the company not as a sprint but as a marathon”
The Gillam Group has carved out a niche in the marketplace between local companies doing smaller residential or commercial projects and highly integrated companies like PCL, Eastern, EllisDon and Hatch. Marcus Gillam, CEO of the company, grew up in the family-owned construction business, but after its acquisition he set out on his own to serve the underserved mid-size space of the industry. It produced remarkable results, placing Gillam Group # 1 in the PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s fastest growing companies. Since 2011, the company has experienced revenue growth of over 29,000%, with revenue doubling in each of its first three years. In 2016, its employee roster grew from 60 to 85 and the company now has 30 active projects. While it’s not yet a household name in development circles, the company generated in the order of $ 50 million to $ 100 million in sales last year.