All-Star Case Studies

Learn from the "Best of the Best" - the Great Game™ All-Stars

Case Study - Daryl Flood, Inc.

Organization Background

Daryl Flood, Inc. is a relocation and logistics company with worldwide partners through Mayflower Transit, United Van Lines, and Harmony Relocation Network. The company, which was founded in 1982, currently has five wholly-owned subsidiaries with 15 locations. While about half the company’s revenue comes from domestic household goods relocation, it has expanded into new areas including international household goods relocation, commercial relocation, relocation management, appliance home delivery and installation, and 3PL warehousing.

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2018 Case Study - Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc

Organization Background

Anthony Wilder Design/Build, Inc. is a high-end residential architecture-led design/build firm. The Anthony Wilder team has been creating award-winning projects in and around the Washington DC metropolitan and tri-state area for more than 20 years.

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Jim’s Formal Wear

Company Background

Launched in 1964 with a modest supply of black and white tuxedos, Jim’s Formal Wear (Trenton IL) has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most respected merchandisers of tuxedos, special-occasion finery, and accessories. Today, the company’s 500 employees, who operate 8 regional distribution centers and 16 retail stores, service nearly 4,000 dealers—mostly mom-and- pop bridal and tuxedo shops. Jim’s generates annual revenue of $35 million.

Business Challenges

Over the years, the company has reinvented itself to accommodate fickle consumer tastes and ever-changing demographics. By 1994, Jim’s managers were already linking team productivity to bottom-line results. But president Gary Davis had a hunch that Great Game® initiatives could “take [our] shared- success concept to new heights.” The challenge became one of implementation: How do we adapt the Game to our already open, collaborative culture?

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Hilcorp Energy Company

Company Background

Houston-based Hilcorp Energy, launched in 1989, is the nation’s fourth largest private producer of onshore crude and natural gas, with annual revenue in excess of $900 million. Its explosive growth has been fueled by acquisition, leading-edge exploration/drilling technology and 560+ enterprising employees. Last year, Hilcorp was ranked 15th on SHRM’s list of the “Best Medium-Size Companies to Work for in America.”

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