Canada’s Best Managed Companies

Once again, we’re been named Canada’s Best Managed Companies for the 9th year in a row! Since 2009, Ames had the honour of winning this prestigious award. We’re extremely proud to maintain the Platinum member status for the Best Managed Companies award and will continue to strive for excellence in all areas of management as a company.

Established in 1993, Canada's Best Managed Companies is the country’s leading business awards program, recognizing excellence in Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million.

Platinium Club Members are winners who have retained their Best Managed status for seven years or more.

Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the calibre of their management abilities and practices.

What makes the Canada's Best Managed Companies program unique?
  • Focuses on Canadian owned and managed companies
  • Recognizes overall business performance and sustained growth
  • Recognizes the efforts of the entire organization
  • Measures more than financial performance

Canada's Great Place to Work

Great Place to Work® Institute is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. We serve businesses, non-profits and government agencies in more than 50 countries on all six continents.

Our clients are those companies and organizations that wish to maintain Best Company environments, those that are ready to dramatically improve the culture within their workplaces, and those in between the two. We know that organizations that build trust and create a rewarding cycle of personal contribution and appreciation create workplace cultures that deliver outstanding business performance.

COR™ – Certificate of Recognition

Ames is proud to be COR™ certified at all our branch locations, across British Columbia, Alberta and Manitoba!

The Certificate of Recognition program (COR™) is an occupational health and safety accreditation program that verifies a fully implemented safety & health program which meets national standards. The objectives of COR™ are to provide industry employers with an effective safety and health management system to reduce incidents, accidents and injuries as well as their associated human and financial costs. COR™ is now frequently used as a pre-qualifying and/or condition of contract by public and private project owners across Canada. To obtain COR™ certification, companies must undergo an audit from an accredited auditor in each province, and achieve a mark of 80% or higher, including employee interviews regarding safety practices.