2016 Business Excellence Awards – Business of the Year – 10 or more employees

The 2016 Business of the Year – 10 or more employees Award

Recognizes a business for noteworthy accomplishments, long-standing contributions to Dufferin County, and significant community involvement.  This business demonstrates best business practices and is a leader amongst Dufferin businesses with 10 or more employees.



Avertex Utility Solutions

AVERTEX is a diversified underground utility contractor. We have been in operation since 2003, with many of the management team and foremen having been in the industry since the early 1980s. We pride ourselves on working with our clients and stakeholders to achieve the project goals. Our grass roots lie in the power and telecommunications sectors, however over the years we have grown to cover a wider range of utilities including water, sewer, railroad utilities, site servicing and renewable energy. Within these sectors work is completed using a wide range of installation techniques, although we specialize in projects involving trenchless construction such as horizontal directional drilling, plowing, guided boring and/or pipe bursting.



Boston Pizza

Boston Pizza has proudly served the Orangeville community for over 10 years. We offer guests two experiences under one roof – a family-friendly casual dining restaurant and a separate sports bar with a lively atmosphere. No matter which side you select, Boston Pizza serves up an extensive menu with over 100 items to choose from. While we’re famous for our gourmet pizzas made with our signature hand pressed dough, our extensive menu satisfies every appetite with our mouth-watering pasta dishes and a wide variety of appetizers, salads, entrées and desserts.The casual atmosphere, combined with big-screen high-definition TVs in the sports bar, makes Boston Pizza as fun for families as it is for teams as it is for teams and groups of all ages.


Bryan’s Fuel

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E. Hoffman Plastics Inc.

Hofmann Plastics is a Packaging convertor who manufactures a large variety of Plastic containers, for the Food, Beverage and DIY markets, utilizing several moulding and decorating methods.
In 2006 the Company consolidated two small operations in Brampton, Ontario (North Toronto) and relocated to a 150,000 sq ft manufacturing facility and warehouse in Orangeville Ontario. 100 km (60miles) North of Toronto.
In the subsequent 10 years, under the direction of Mr Paul Kalia, Chief Operating Director, the company has grown and invested in new state of the art technologies in new systems and upgrading others.
Current Technologies. Injection Moulding, Thermoforming, Decorating with dry-offset printing, In-mould labelling

Absolute Catering

Absolute Catering has been operating in Dufferin County for 22 years, focusing on off Premise catering for Corporate and Personal customers. We offer clients a 420 person capacity hall, catering on site or off site, a relaxing café and great service.
Dedicated to building, working relationships with other local businesses and providing personal service with a caring touch. Located in the Mono Plaza, Mono, Ontario


Hockley Valley Resort

Hockley Valley Resort is a year-round resort with accommodation, an 8,000 sq. ft. spa, an award-winning 18-hole golf course, over 14 ski/snowboard trails, 3 restaurants, indoor and outdoor pools and a ton of things to see and do! Hockley Valley Resort offers something for everyone, from corporate to weddings to leisure and beyond. Located in Mono, ON, in the beautiful rolling hills of Hockley Valley, we are just 45 minutes north of Toronto, with beautifully scenic views and just the escape you need.



Ideal Supply Ltd.

Ideal Supply is celebrating 90 years of family business and is platinum member of the 50 Best Managed companies in Canada for the 8th consecutive year. We are heavily involved the hospital foundation with Joan holding a chair position on the board of directors. Fundraising commitments include the Blues and Jazz festival, Rib fest and Head Waters Hospital Gala evening. We work as a team to provide great service for our customers. Our vision is to be the best employer to our associates, the best supplier to our customers and the best channel to our suppliers.



Millcroft Inn & Spa

The remarkable beauty of a woodland setting surrounded by serene waters and rolling hills is the hallmark of the Millcroft Inn & Spa. An award-winning property for accommodations, dining and spa, the 52-room Millcroft was adopted into the Vintage Hotels family in late 2008. At less than an hour’s drive northwest of Toronto, the Millcroft is an ideal country retreat for those seeking respite from the stress of their busy lives.



Millenuim1 Solutions

Millennium1 Solutions is a leading Canadian outsourced solutions provider, offering high-quality solutions to many of the most recognizable North American brands across a variety of industries. We have been operating in Orangeville since 1977, currently with ~250 local employees; many who have chosen to stay with us for over 20 years of service. We take great care to support our community while also providing a great place to work. We’re pleased to have grown in Orangeville this year, with the introduction of new role types and many new team members. We believe our offering of stable local employment to Dufferin residents as well as our commitment to both our employees and clients makes us a candidate for this year’s BEAs.



Orangeville Police Service

The Orangeville Police Service has been in existence since 1864 proudly providing safety and security to the Town of Orangeville. The service is made up of 45 sworn officers, 31 civilian staff and 7 auxiliary constables. The Orangeville Police Service also has a Communications Centre operating 365 days a year providing dispatch service for the Shelburne Police Service as well as the Orangeville, Shelburne, Grand Valley, Mulmur and Melancthon Fire Departments. The Orangeville Police Service is a community focused team that works in partnership with and is accountable to the community, not only out of a sense of duty but out of a sense of pride in the community we serve. We communicate openly, honestly and build relationships based on trust




Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre

Shelburne Home Hardawre Building Centre has been a staple of the Community for over 40 years, starting as a Hardware Store and growing into the Building Centre of today. With the support of the local County and Shelburne Community the store has gained the reputation as #1 in customer service and satisfaction. We are bringing a new look to the store with modern home decor and current building products, innovative kitchen designs and a fresh LOOK!. “We’ve Got Your Lumber” and with that said, the store has honors to be in the top 10 rankings with Home Hardware Stores Ltd in volume lumber sales. I have an obligation to the Community to support them as they have supported the NEW Shelburne Home Hardware Building Centre, thank-you its an honor, Bill.