Indianapolis-based Sharpen, which was founded in 2011, topped IBJ’s list of fastest-growing private companies last year.
IBJ Podcast: From humble beginnings, apartment developer built $500 million firm in 10 years
Eric Garrett grew up in Evansville below the poverty line. In the latest edition of the IBJ Podcast, he discusses launching The Garrett Cos. from a barn in his backyard in Greenwood and the strategy that created the 37th largest private company in Indiana in less than 10 years.Read More
Founded in 2005 by Charles Haywood, Mansfield-King develops and manufactures products that are sold under its customers’ brand names. The east-side company has 154 employees.
3-year growth: 72 percent 2014 revenue: $2.7 million Changing the business: Like many companies, Bottom-Line Performance experienced a big downturn in 2008-2009. The company was 100-percent service-based, creating training programs for customers to support product launches or customer education. President Sharon Boller said she realized that “survival and growth would have to come by diversifying—offering […]
The Etica Group, which started 10 years ago as an architecture and engineering firm, has morphed into a company with four core areas: architecture design (renovation and rehab for higher education and industrial/pharmaceutical work); engineering design (sanitary sewer and storm water projects); a building envelope division (maintaining exteriors); and construction observation.
MG principals Mike and Tammy Goins and their employees spent a lot of time in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio, in 2014, building restaurants for the owners of Bakersfield (the taco/tequila/whiskey restaurant that’s also on Mass Ave in Indianapolis), Fusian (casual fish restaurant) and Krueger’s Tavern (homemade sausage and craft beer).