For the fourth year in a row, Rockwood Custom Homes has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2023, sponsored by Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. A top honour in the Canadian business community, the 2023 Best Managed award winners are some of the very best Canadian owned and managed companies. To attain the designation, companies must demonstrate strong and progressive leadership in the areas of strategy, capabilities and innovation, culture and commitment, and financials.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program awards excellence in private Canadian-owned companies with revenues of $50 million or greater. It is one of the country’s leading business awards programs, and every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation by taking part in a rigorous and independent evaluation process by a judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors and special guest judges.
The 2023 cohort of Best Managed companies share common themes such as having a people‑centric culture, targeting effective ESG strategies, and accelerating operational digitization.
“It has become increasingly important for businesses to foster collaborative workplaces where employees are empowered to make valuable contributions to their organizations,” said Derrick Dempster, Partner, Deloitte Private and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “This year’s Best Managed winners, including Rockwood Custom Homes, embrace a people‑first mentality, enabling employees to cultivate important capabilities. By prioritizing employee wellbeing and championing professional development, these companies are harnessing their talent pool’s fullest potential and are in a stronger position to attract the talent needed to embrace the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead.”
Said president of Rockwood, Allison Grafton of the Best Managed honour,
“We are very proud of this prestigious designation. As four-time recipients, we continue to strive to maintain it, working hard daily to ensure that we are the best-in-class, privately held Canadian business. This year, we focused on our culture, continued to expand our geographic reach, and brought some high-value, high-visibility projects to the table. With fulsome stewardship across the organization, we worked as a unified and united team toward a common goal of delivering exceptional luxury homes to our clients. And we did it!”
Over 1,100 companies have been recognized in Canada since the program’s inception in 1993, with 490 companies in the current network of winners. The Best Managed designation has also become an international symbol of excellence with active programs in 48 countries around the globe.
About Canada’s Best Managed Companies
Canada’s Best Managed Companies program continues to be the mark of excellence for privately-owned Canadian companies. 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. Program sponsors are Deloitte Private, CIBC, The Globe and Mail, Salesforce and TMX Group. For more information, visit www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.
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