Rockwood Best Managed Winner – 2020

We made it! The Rockwood Custom Homes team is very excited to announce that we have been officially recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2020 by Deloitte. As a winner, we were successful in demonstrating investment in talent and technology, innovation in a competitive environment, and an increased focus on global competition.

Now in its 27th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs, recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. The highly competitive program honours excellence in privately held, Canadian-owned and managed companies with revenues over $25 million. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies undergo a rigorous application process, but only the best are awarded with this prestigious designation (and only after a thorough review of the caliber of their management abilities and practices). Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges.

“Throughout the program’s 27-year history, thousands of private companies have competed for this designation,” said Kari Lockhart, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s winners have proven that they are continually and deliberately pushing boundaries; they are competitive about their place on the world stage. This is evident in their unwavering commitment to clear and concise strategies, their capability to clearly prove and articulate their sustained competitive advantage, and their commitment to the lifeblood of their organization: their people, with specific focus on developing next gen leaders.”

Rockwood Custom Homes was selected as a Best Managed winner due to our reputation as a market disruptor in the luxury residential construction industry, with our innovative full-cycle build process. By integrating planning, budgeting, design and construction, Rockwood creates value for clients. Additionally, Deloitte recognized Rockwood Custom Homes for our financial rigour, transparency of operations and the integrity that underlies our core business operation.

Said president of Rockwood, Allison Grafton, “This is a true honour, and one that we have been striving to attain, as it is truly a benchmark for the ‘best of the best’ in privately-held Canadian business. We’re proud to be the kind of company that our customers can trust and come back to, time and time again.”

2020 winners of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies award will be honoured at the annual Canada’s Best Managed Companies gala in Toronto on April 1, 2020. On the same date, the Best Managed symposium will address leading-edge business issues that are key to the success of today’s business leaders.

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 $25 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 Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, and TMX Group.

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