STRONE Requalifies as a Best Managed Gold Standard Company in Canada

Best Managed Company Canada STRONE

A first year winner of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program in 2012, STRONE has demonstrated its commitment to the Best Managed program ever since and successfully requalified in 2017 to maintain its status as a Best Managed Gold Standard company.

“Being selected as a Gold Standard Best Managed Company in Canada is a great example of the dedication and commitment that STRONE’s employees continue to demonstrate,” explains Neil Blinco, Co-CEO Marketing and Sales. “We sincerely thank our employees, partners, and suppliers for their support in helping STRONE reach this esteemed recognition.”

Established in 1993, 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. Winners are an important engine of economic growth for being adaptable and sustainable in a global market. Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel made up of judges from Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. Best Managed companies share commonalities that include an emphasis on culture and people, innovation, sustained performance and strong financial results.

“Approaching our 30th anniversary, STRONE has experienced many changes over the years in the insurance property restoration industry,” states Steve Blinco, Co-CEO Support services. “Our continual adaptability to these changes has reinforced our position as a leading provider in the industry while strengthening our service quality to our clients.”

“CIBC is thrilled to congratulate STRONE on being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, recognizing its excellence in leadership, business performance and innovation,” said Jon Hountalas, Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Banking, CIBC. “As a sponsor of Canada’s Best Managed Companies program for over 20 years, CIBC is proud to celebrate private companies like STRONE as leaders in their industry.”

2017 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 19, 2017. 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 and MacKay CEO Forums.

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 $15 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 awards are granted on four levels: 1) Canada’s Best Managed Companies new winner (one of the new winners selected each year); 2) Canada’s Best Managed Companies winner (award recipients that have re-applied and successfully retained their Best Managed designation for two additional years, subject to annual operational and financial review); 3) Gold Standard winner (After three consecutive years of maintaining their Best Managed status, these winners have demonstrated their commitment to the program and successfully retained their award for 4-6 consecutive years); 4) Platinum Club member (Winners that have maintained their Best Managed status for seven years or more). Program sponsors are Deloitte, CIBC, Canadian Business, Smith School of Business and MacKay CEO Forums. For further information, visit

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