Business Profile Series

Learn about some of our home-grown success stories and their entrepreneurial journey.

 

Jeff Alpaugh

Jeff Alpaugh Custom

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeff Alpaugh

Jeff Alpaugh Custom

Jeff Alpaugh, Owner and FounderWho said business attire had to be bland and boring? This local fashionista is changing the way modern society views traditional work attire and is suggesting we start dressing a little more dangerously. From fiery fuschias to bold blues Jeff Alpaugh, Owner and Founder of Jeff Alpaugh Custom along with Co-Owner Emilee Boychuk, is bringing his own flare to the clothing industry with the “world’s most dang...

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Tavis Marr

Marr's Sweet Syrup

 

 

 

 

 

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Tavis Marr

Marr's Sweet Syrup

 When you embark on a new business, you expect to be busy as a bee… but what if your work requires you to literally team up with bees to get your product?“We produce raw honey, the natural way,” says Tavis Marr, president and co-owner of Marr’s Sweet Syrup. “We also do lip balm, body balm, and a new, natural soap made with honey and oatmeal.”Surrounded by his thousands of bee employers, we spoke to Marr o...

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Adam Clawson Revisited

Red Rover Craft Cider

 

 

 

 

 

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Adam Clawson Revisited

Red Rover Craft Cider

When the Business Profile Series first began, we paid a delicious visit to Red Rover Craft Cider, operated by Adam Clawson and his partner, Nicola Mason. Since that initial interview, Clawson and Mason have become established members of the Fredericton business community as mentors, participants, and all-around friendly neighbours. Their operations have expanded greatly as they innovate in their field; this year alone, Red Rover received two awar...

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Kevin Kilbride

ThermaRay

 

 

 

 

 

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Kevin Kilbride

ThermaRay

 “When you’re outside, where does your heat come from?”This is one of Kevin Kilbride’s favourite questions when he talks about ThermaRay’s products. As president of ThermaRay, he is in charge of an innovative and unique business located in Fredericton: electric radiant heating systems. He asks that question in order to contrast the misconception that “heat rises”, and explain that it is actually hot...

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Asif Hasan and Keelen Gagnon

SimpTek

 

 

 

 

 

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Asif Hasan and Keelen Gagnon

SimpTek

In 2015, we released a Business Profile Series video of local Fredericton startup SimpTek Technologies. Since then, SimpTek has both grown immensely, receiving honourable recognition and awards for that growth. With more plans for expansion on the horizon, we wanted to highlight the great initiative and work that co-founders Asif Hasan, CEO, and Keelen Gagnon, COO, have accomplished  over the last two years.SimpTek Technologies is a unique p...

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Tom Rivington

F6 Networks

 

 

 

 

 

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Tom Rivington

F6 Networks

With its Innovation District, Digital Product Development Living Lab, and leading-edge Cybersecurity initiatives, it is easy to see how Fredericton can be home to large-scale technology companies like F6 Networks. We spoke with co-founder, CEO, and Knowledge Park neighbour Tom Rivington about how they fit in the Fredericton community and its infrastructure.“[Fredericton has] a very diverse culture for business and to live,” explains...

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Doug Jones

Remsoft

 

 

 

 

 

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Doug Jones

Remsoft

Managing sustainable resources is no easy feat, especially when you consider the environmental, ecological, and economical elements that tie into a land’s value. Remsoft tackles those difficulties head-on by developing digital solutions for land management and planning, right here in Fredericton. Over the past 15 years, Senior Vice President Doug Jones has overseen the strategic direction and corporate growth at Remsoft as it provides over...

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Kayley Reed

Wear Your Label

 

 

 

 

 

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Kayley Reed

Wear Your Label

“It’s okay not to be okay.”In the heart of downtown Fredericton, on the third floor of an unassuming brick building, you’ll find a clean and cozy office. Racks of clothes are carefully arranged around the space, each item bearing bold statements such as “anxious but courageous” and “self-care isn’t selfish”. The comfortable and relaxing atmosphere of this office belies the fact that it’s...

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Harold Kopp

Urban Machinery

 

 

 

 

 

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Harold Kopp

Urban Machinery

Imagine a warehouse where machines of every shape, size, and function whir all day, hot metal is being poured into molds, paint is being sprayed onto lines of steel… and where employees smile while they work. That is the scene we found at URBAN Machinery, a Fredericton-based company that manufactures equipment for window production. This past November, we spoke with Harald Kopp, URBAN Machinery’s Production Manager.In 1992, organizat...

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Sawyer and Tye Hannay

Country Liberty

 

 

 

 

 

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Sawyer and Tye Hannay

Country Liberty

Take a moment to imagine the New Brunswick country lifestyle: fresh air, freedom, and a deep pride for your province. First cousins Sawyer and Tye Hannay have managed to take the strong values of country life and turn them into a successful apparel brand and business: Country Liberty.The two cousins grew up together on family land in small town Rexton, New Brunswick. Sawyer Hannay was inspired to begin this project while he lived in Austria, wher...

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Chris Zahovskis

The Sisson Partnership

 

 

 

 

 

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Chris Zahovskis

The Sisson Partnership

Not many people can rely on the promise of a high-paying, 27-year career.But for a lucky few hundred, they could be only travel roughly 100 km Northwest of Fredericton, near Napadogan, Juniper, and Stanley, New Brunswick to a site with the potential to hold a world-class mine.“It will represent a significant natural resource mine development in New Brunswick that it hasn’t seen for a long time,” says Chris Zahovskis, “not...

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Tony Daye

LOFT1

 

 

 

 

 

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Tony Daye

LOFT1

Maybe you can relate to this. You’re sitting in your chair watching a whiteboard fill at an alarming rate. In a fury of note-taking, you get lost in your scribbles, panic and become oblivious to what your bosses, professors or colleagues are saying. But a startup in Fredericton alleviates this struggle by instantly digitizing these notes to review later—with a few bonuses.“Loft1 software mobile app allows users to grab any marke...

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