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Company Background

Wall-tech has been providing exterior painting, interior painting, metal stud framing, drywall, taping, finishing, EIFS, stucco, plaster, sandblasting, firestopping and fireproofing services since 1984. After CEO Pete Braun led a buyout of his company from its other shareholders in 2013, he saw the opportunity to create a more employee-focused culture for his business.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / Morale, Rewards & Incentives, Construction, Rookie of the Year Winner

Kiolbassa Provision Company

Company Background

The company is a fast-growing craft manufacturer of authentic premium sausage and food products. As the demand for its products have soared in recent years, the rapid growth strained the systems the company had been relying on.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / manufacturing, Efficiency, Morale, All-Star Award Finalist, Food Services

Greene County Missouri

Company Background

The administrators of Greene County, Missouri, had long admired the business practices of one of its homegrown companies, SRC Holdings. While running a public-sector organization is very different than running a for-profit business, county administrators believed they could benefit by implementing some of the GGOB’s best practices.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / Pioneer Award, Morale, Rewards & Incentives, Government

Mid America Metals

Company Background

Mid America Metals has been providing metal, stone, wood and glass refinishing and restoration services to primarily commercial office buildings across the U.S. for 30 years. The company was looking for a way to tie its distributed workforce together using the financials of the business as the backbone.

Continue to Case Study » 10.09.2015 / communication, Morale, Restoration, All-Star Award Finalist

Texas Air Composites

Company Background

Texas Air Composites, Inc. is an award-winning “overhaul” facility that repairs the sheet-metal, composite, and welded structures of airplanes for commercial and regional air carriers. Its clients include Southwest Airlines, Delta Airlines, Comair, SkyWest, Air Wisconsin, America West, Frontier Air, Cathay Pacific, Mesa Airlines, and WestJet. The five-year-old company has 72 employees (largely in sales, operations, engineering, purchasing, information technology, quality, and administration) and generates annual sales of $10 million.

Continue to Case Study » 06.22.2014 / All-Star Award Winner, manufacturing, Efficiency, Morale, Award Winner

Sun Design

Company Background

Started nearly two decades ago in Burke, Virginia, Sun Design – which focuses exclusively on the residential home renovation market – operates under the principles of truth, charity and fun. The company began playing the Great Game of Business in 2008 under the guidance of its owners – Craig Durosko and Bob Gallagher– and the company’s Game Master, Sandy Harris. “We stumbled a bit in the beginning implementing things like MiniGames,™” she says. “But we have continued to get better at playing the Game and it has made a huge difference in our results.”

Continue to Case Study » 05.22.2014 / All-Star Award Winner, Professional Services, Morale, Rewards & Incentives, Award Winner, Buy-In

Destination Harley Davidson

Company Background

When Ed Wallace bought a struggling 13-employee Harley shop in 1994, he had high hopes and big plans. He had no clue, however, how successful his dealership would ultimately become. In nine short years, Destination Harley- Davidson grew ten-fold, expanding to 100,000 square feet, 180 employees and annual sales of $40 million. Along the way, it’s been lauded by regional and national business publications for its innovative merchandising, training and marketing practices. Among its Harley peers, Destination has ranked first in new buyer/customer satisfaction for the past five years in a row.

Continue to Case Study » 05.22.2014 / Morale, Rewards & Incentives, All-Star Award Finalist, Buy-In, Retail Trade

Whole Foods Market

Company Background

Whole Foods Market, founded in 1980, is the world’s leading retailer of natural and organic foods, with 185 supermarkets and several distribution centers in North American and the United Kingdom. Grown largely through mergers and acquisitions, the Austin-based company (Nasdaq: WFMI) has 39,000 team members and posts annual sales of $4 billion. In 2006, Whole Foods ranked #15 on Fortune magazine’s list of the “100 Best Companies to Work For”. It was the company’s ninth appearance on that annual list, and its highest ranking yet.

Continue to Case Study » 05.22.2014 / All-Star Award Winner, Efficiency, Morale, Award Winner, Retail Trade

Zingerman’s Community of Businesses

Company Background

In 1982, Ari Weinzweig and Paul Saginaw opened Zingerman’s Delicatessen in Ann Arbor (MI) to sell mouth-watering sandwiches and fine artisanal foods. Today, the $27-million specialty-food company consists of eight ventures: the deli, a bakery, a mail-order house, catering and training businesses, a coffee company, a creamery and a restaurant. Zingerman’s Community of Businesses (ZCoB) is run by 17 managing partners and 400 employees. It was named “one of the top 25 food markets in the world” by Food & Wine magazine.

Continue to Case Study » 05.22.2014 / Efficiency, Hall of Fame Inductee, Morale, Award Winner, Food Services

New Belgium Brewing Company

Company Background

In 1991, Jeff Lebesch and Kim Jordan launched New Belgium Brewing in the basement of their home. Today, thanks to many delightful brews and some excellent management practices, the $60-million company is the eleventh- largest brewery (and the third-largest craft brewery) in the nation. Based in Colorado, New Belgium is managed by 225 enthusiastic employee owners who brew, taste, package, market and sell about a dozen specialty beers to restaurants, taverns and other outlets throughout the western U.S.

Continue to Case Study » 05.22.2014 / All-Star Award Winner, manufacturing, Efficiency, Morale, Award Winner
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