A Division of LMS Reinforcing Steel Group


LMS Reinforcing Steel Group is gaining recognition in the marketplace for business excellence and commitment to quality project delivery.

Canada’s Best Managed Companies – Since 2011, LMS Reinforcing Steel Group has been named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. The Canada's Best Managed Companies award is a hallmark of entrepreneurial excellence – the highest and most recognized honour available to Canadian businesses. Since 1993, the Best Managed designation has worked to identify an elite group of companies that are focused on core vision, creating stakeholder value, excelling in the global economy and celebrating the contributions of the entire organization.

Each year, the judging committee of the Canada’s Best Managed Companies conducts a review of all aspects of our business to confirm the ongoing use of best practices to manage our business and drive value for our clients and employees.

Business in Vancouver 2016 CFO Award Recipient - Janice Comeau - April 19, 2016 – Business in Vancouver magazine and the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC (CPABC) recognized Janice Comeau with their 2016 BC CFO Award winner in the Large Private Company category.

Janice’s work in diverse industries (e.g. mining, real estate, logistics and now construction); experience with strategic alternatives; and breadth of roles throughout her career spanning all aspects of finance have translated into comprehensive strategic insight and a pragmatic approach to addressing day-to-day challenges while building profitable businesses.  The BIV review committee recognize that Janice has demonstrated her ability to drive superior financial results at LMS through strategic financial planning and execution; building a motivated, skilled professional team; and implementing business controls across all financial functions. 

Surrey Women in Business Award - Janice Comeau - March 8, 2016 – On International Women’s Day, the Surrey Board of Trade hosted the 7th Annual Surrey Women in Business Awards Luncheon where they recognized a select group of exceptional women in the Surrey business community.

Janice Comeau, LMS Reinforcing Steel Group’s Chief Financial Officer, was one of the deserving winners in the Corporate Leadership category. She was recognized for her business acumen, leadership at the executive level and with the development of her team, and her contributions to the business community at large. The LMS team is very proud of Janice and her achievement.

International Trade Award - On May 7 2015, LMS was recognized by the Surrey Board of Trade with their prestigious International Trade Award. LMS’ strategic approach to sourcing steel internationally is a key component of our competitive advantage.  This advantage is achieved through the sound financial management, relationship with international lenders, and management of foreign exchange. 

VRCA Awards of Excellence – Each year, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association puts much time and effort into identifying excellence showcased on unique projects throughout BC.

    •  2015 – Richardson Grain Silo project – Silver Award of Excellence (Trade Contractor $3 million plus)

LMS completed the Richardson Group Grain Silo in North Vancouver with exceptional results. The 18 month project consisted of the construction of 2 silos, each with 14 cells using slip form construction. LMS’s scope of work consisted of the supply and installation of rebar for the foundations, silo slip walls, roof and mezzanine. During the slip work, the structure rose by 1 inch every 6 minutes (on average) as rebar was placed while concrete was poured continuously until the structure was complete. Our crew of 120 installers (split between 2 shifts) worked 24 hours a day for eight straight days on the construction of the 14 cells of the new grain silo.  In total, we constructed 2 silos, both with 14 cells, each required an 8 day continuous pour. The project required 1,500 metric tons of rebar, 23,000 manhours performed by a crew of 120 men.

  • 2012 – BC Place Stadium Roof Replacement project – Landmark Project of the Year

The BC Place Retractable Roof project represents a complex renovation and unique reinforcing steel installation. The building structure required significant engineering upgrades to accommodate the weight and design of the new retractable roof. The new roof has 36 support masts, each of which is 47 metres tall. All together, the structure is like 18 suspension bridges, each around 200 metres long. LMS’s role on the job was to create more reinforcing support on the inside and outside of the ring of the stadium to accommodate up to 7,000 tonnes of weight. In addition, LMS worked on building upgrades such as the addition of new columns and walls within the structure. LMS supplied and installed a total of 1,878 tons of rebar for this project.

  •  2011 Chairman’s Trade Award – Coast Meridian Overpass and Golden Ears Bridge 

LMS was recognized for our efforts in the infrastructure sector on the Coast Meridian Overpass and Golden Ears Bridge. Both projects are significant additions to the Lower Mainland.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year – 2008 Real Estate and Construction (Pacific Region) – The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential, and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. The winners of the Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses. The winners of the award represent a diverse range of the best and brightest from across the country. In 2008, LMS won in the Real Estate and Construction category in the Pacific Region.

Business in Vancouver, 40 under 40 – Ron McNeil and Ivan Harmatny

Business in Vancouver continues to highlight the achievements of BC's young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals by finding 40 outstanding professionals worthy of the Forty under 40 distinction. Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution.

Honouring Excellence in Legal Marketing (HELM) Awards – Norm Streu, HELM Young Lawyer Award 2008

The HELM Awards – “Honouring Excellence in Legal Marketing” – have been recognizing British Columbia lawyers who have demonstrated creativity, execution, achievement and overall excellence in legal marketing, business development, and communications since 2007. As the only awards program of its kind in the British Columbia legal marketing industry, the HELM Awards distinguish lawyers who set new standards for innovation in finding, developing, and retaining a profitable business.