Impact Drywall Makes Globe and Mail’s Top Growing Companies List: Again!
“Quality on time and on budget”. That approach to business is serving Impact Drywall well: it has for the second time in as many years been recognized as one of this country’s boldest businesses.
Impact Drywall Inc. has head offices in Leduc, Alberta and Kelowna, British Columbia. Providing Western Canada with insulation, drywall, taping and firestopping services—in addition to soundproofing, stud framing and t-bar ceilings—this ‘little company that could’ is setting the gold standard in the construction industry and has just received another Globe and Mail ‘Top Growing Companies’ Award.
The award program was launched in 2019 and ranks participating private and public Canadian businesses on three - year revenue growth. Companies must be for-profit, Canadian-run, headquartered in Canada and independent.
This year, Impact Drywall Inc. ranked 188 out of 448 based on their recent, verified three-year revenue growth of 221%. They take their place alongside a select number of Canadian companies boasting outstanding entrepreneurial success.
"Impact Drywall Inc. ranked 188 out of 448 based on their recent, verifies three-year revenue growth of 221%.
The companies on the award list are from an incredibly diverse range of sectors: from finance to fashion, they also manufacture everything from medical testing devices to organic pasta. The one thing they all have in common is their phenomenal rate of growth.
In the case of Impact Drywall Inc., that growth is the result of strategic planning and a work ethic second-to-none.
“Impact has always planned its future and identified areas of risk and opportunity,” says General Manager Bianca Cooper. But it’s more than that. “We have expanded into different territories and added new products and services to our offerings. We work hard every day, and continue to train our in-house staff. Importantly, we find the right jobs and the right people for those jobs.”
This approach to business would stand any company in good stead. But maintaining these operations under the challenging circumstances of the past year is even more impressive: where other companies may have folded, Impact continued to grow.
Cooper acknowledges that there were growing pains.
“It was very tough in the beginning with all of the new rules and government expectations that seemed to change every day. There wasn’t much clarity for business owners”, she says. “During COVID it was tough to find workers, too. And being in the same spaces as other trades lead to finding creative ways to maintain our timelines. Our team started to work night shifts.”
Demotivation was perhaps the greatest challenge posed by working through COVID, says Cooper. But Impact persevered and ultimately came out on top, as acknowledged by this year’s award.
Cooper offers an explanation.
“We worked closely with construction associations to ensure we stayed ahead of changes and new restrictions with regards to COVID,” she says. But Impact did much more. “We maintained transparency and open communication with our clients. And we created a core group of people who lived in the same living quarters. In a way, they were one big Impact family. One person did all of the grocery shopping: they tried not to venture out too often. To keep the Impact team motivated and morale up, we had weekly meetings, dinner nights and game nights”.
Cooper is justifiably proud of how the entire Impact team managed to get through the hurdles of COVID with strength, dedication and adaptability.
Impact Drywall Inc. is honoured to have made the Globe and Mail’s ‘Top Growing Companies’ list for a second year in a row, and pledge continued outstanding commitment to their employees and clients going forward.
View Globe and Mail's Top Growing Companies list at www.tgam.ca/TopGrowing.