This year, its Gold!

March, 2019

MBII won its initial Best Managed award in 2015 and has successfully retained its status, becoming a Gold Standard winner in 2019.


The Pre-eminent Mark of Business Excellence

The Canada’s Best Managed Companies program is the pre-eminent mark of business excellence and a source of genuine pride for Canadian owned and managed businesses. Best Managed companies stand out as leaders in their market. They: outperform competitors; create thousands of jobs; achieve sustainable growth; excel both at home and abroad.

Now in its 26th 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 calibre of their management abilities and practices.

Applicants are evaluated by an independent judging panel comprised of representatives from program sponsors in addition to special guest judges. 2019 Best Managed companies share commonalities that include a clear strategy and vision, investment in capability and commitment to talent.

“CIBC proudly congratulates the 2019 winners of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, who exemplify business excellence and success,” says Dino Medves, Senior Vice President and Head, CIBC Commercial Banking. “This year’s winners reinforce the significant impact that privately owned Canadian companies are making by pursuing innovation and maintaining a sharp focus on their clients.”


Consulting on Groundbreaking Technology

Under the leadership of a group of dynamic individuals who are driven by a vision to succeed, MBII has maintained steady growth since inception in 1981.  A unique fusion of engineering and design disciplines, MBII scope of services ranges from engineering-intensive work such as mission-critical power interventions to the artistry of sound and light, offering dynamically-current solutions in Electrical, ICT, and Security building systems engineering, Audio Visual, Lighting, and Building Intelligence Design.

“When I first joined the firm, I had the pleasure of working for both of the founding partners, Gerry Mulvey and Husayn Banani. Life was different back then: manual drafting boards, reasonable project deadlines, face-to-face or voice-to-voice contact. The ‘progressive’ office spaces we designed for clients had to allow for tremendous amounts of power and IT cabling to accommodate the advent of a computer at every workstation. It was the dawn of a new technology era.”

“Fast forward to today- MBII is 130 person strong and still growing. Technology and social media dominate the work environment. Project schedules are tighter than ever. Virtual models of buildings are created to assist in the design and coordination process. We have all had to adapt. We’re in the business of consulting on ground breaking technology and we need to be well-versed. The anticipation of market evolutions continues to be the driver of innovation at MBII. We take great pride in the Best Managed recognition -it is a pleasure and an honor to be a a participant in the program!”  


President Bob Lymer is a third-generation partner who celebrated 32 years with MBII, in February 2019.