Three hundred of the Ocean State’s business leaders joined the nine honorees at Providence Business News’ 13th annual Business Excellence Awards celebration on Thursday, Nov. 20, at the Providence Marriott.
The Great Recession delivered a hammer blow to building and real estate businesses, and New England Construction did not escape the pain. The East Providence-based company saw revenue fall from more than $58 million in 2008 to $20 million in 2010.
But while other companies folded, New England Construction held on and worked hard to rebuild through the recovery. Today the company’s annual revenue is nearly where it was before the downturn five years ago, up to $53.5 million in 2012.
American Partners Inc., a technology staffing company based in Pawtucket, is one of the state’s fastest-growing companies in the annual revenue category of $25 million to $75 million, and at the rate it is going, it could shoot into a higher revenue slot in no time.
By Paul E. Kandarian
In an era in which people pride themselves increasingly on avoiding carbohydrates, what do you do if your business, or at least your name, is all about carbs? If you’re Panera Bread, you diversify your menu offerings, make service a top priority and grow your business at an impressive clip.
Nick Kishfy, founder and CEO of MojoTech, is no stranger to making something from nothing. The Barrington resident began his career working on venture-backed startups, bringing other people’s ideas to life. He would watch them take off, but without the satisfaction that comes from launching one’s own product.
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.