Gary Lamphier: RMS Builders still among Canada's fastest-growing companies

RMS Group president Curtis Way at the TownPlace Suites hotel construction site at Calgary Trail and Ellerslie Road in Edmonton, September 30, 2015.
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A year ago, RMS Builders joined a star-studded cast of promising junior firms when it was named the fastest-growing builder and the second fastest growing company in Canada.
The honour was bestowed on the low-profile, Edmonton-based general contractor and real estate developer by Canadian Business magazine in its annual Profit 500 rankings.
RMS earned the spotlight by generating 2014 revenues of more than $30 million, up an eye-popping 15,000 per cent over the previous five-year period. RMS has built its business one small step at a time, on bread-and-butter projects such as suburban hotels and car dealerships.
Although industry giants such PCL Construction, Ledcor and EllisDon are exponentially larger, RMS and its founder, NAIT business grad Curtis Way, have managed to carve out a growing foothold in a tough, highly …