14 Mar



Toronto, ON – March 14, 2017 – DPI Construction Management has been honoured with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2017 Best Managed program recognizes the best-in-class of Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million that demonstrate strategy, capability and commitment to achieving sustainable growth.

“CIBC is thrilled to congratulate DPI Construction Management on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing its excellence in leadership, business performance and innovation,” says Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. “As a sponsor of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for over 20 years, CIBC is proud to celebrate private companies like DPI Construction Management as leaders in their industry.”

DPI has progressed from a start-up, founded by Rick Perin and Elvio Disimone in a residential basement, to a thriving company with a corporate office employing over thirty professionals. The success of DPI rests within the strength of its team. Over the years, Rick Perin, Elvio Di Simone, and Arash Etedali have educated, trained, and promoted their employees. This inclusive culture has in turn attracted additional professionals to the ever-expanding team. The honed DPI culture of development, encouragement, and emphasis on a balanced lifestyle – including a dog-friendly office – makes DPI a place that people want to be.  DPI has consistently proven a commitment to diversity, which has resulted in a gender-balanced work force: a true and significant accomplishment in the predominantly male construction industry.

Established in 1993, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. The recognized companies are important engines of economic growth and are required to be adaptable and sustainable in the global market. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed Companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance, and strong financial results.

“DPI Construction Management is truly proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies,” says Rick Perin, Principal. “This honour recognizes and acknowledges the hard work, strength, and determination of our employees and executive team.”

“It’s much more than just financial performance,” says Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.”

2017 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual gala in Toronto on April 19, 2017.

The Best Managed Companies program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and MacKay CEO Forums.

About Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Canada’s Best Managed Companies continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million. Every year since the launch of the program in 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

The awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

About DPI Construction Management

Toronto-based, DPI Construction Management is a leader in the full-service construction management industry. Co-founders Rick Perin and Elvio Disimone established DPI Construction Management in 1998. Arash Etedali joined DPI in 2013 as a third Principal. The firm was founded based on an unmet need in the marketplace for a more personalized construction experience built upon trust, competence, and accountability. This is what still drives DPI today. What started as a small office of 2 individuals with two clients, has flourished into a full-service, industry-leading firm. For further information, visit www.dpiconstruction.com.


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Contact information:
Christina Ducey
Marketing, DPI Construction Management
416.686.4434 x 39