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March 8, 2018 

Kohltech Windows & Entrance Systems was recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability, and commitment to achieve sustainable growth.

Now in its 25th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies is one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices. Every year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

Kohltech’s growth and success continue to be driven by the culture of service the company was founded on. They find ways to make it easier to do business in an increasingly complex industry, whether it is with their award-winning “Best in Class” dealer software or through training programs delivered at their dealer learning centre. Customer loyalty and word of mouth have propelled the company from being a top regional brand towards becoming a top national brand over the last few years.

“It’s much more than just financial performance,” said Peter Brown, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program. “The ingredients to success also include overall business performance and sustained growth. It takes dedication and commitment from the entire organization.”

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2018 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

“We are incredibly grateful to be receiving this designation,” says Carl Ballard, Co-Owner and Vice President of Manufacturing & Engineering. “This accomplishment recognizes the hard work and dedication of our staff to serving our customers, to producing quality products, and relentless innovation in windows and doors.”

“Well-run companies are important to the economic health of our country. These companies serve as role models to help make all Canadian businesses better” said Lorrie King, Partner, Deloitte and Co-Leader, Canada’s Best Managed Companies program.

2018 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 11, 2018. 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.

The Best Managed program is sponsored by Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business, TMX Group and MacKay CEO Forums.