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James "Bud" Heaton was a teacher-turned-contractor in 1992 when he switched careers for a second time, seeing an opportunity in anchors, waterproof paint and nylon rope. The veteran sailor and boater knew that Newport's only marine-supply … more
Thomas J. Lydon started Bardon's Water Services & Technologies Inc. out of his apartment in 1985. It has grown into a multistate business with annual sales exceeding $2 million. Lydon, formerly a chief engineer for the Federal Aviation … more
COFFEE IS THE SECRET WEAPON in many a morning routine. It's also the inspiration for a Rhode Island business that is using a coffee-based extract to power its natural skin care line. … more
WellOne, today a comprehensive source of primary health and dental care, had its beginnings in an anti-tuberculosis association in 1909. "Early on, we were making home visits and hosting community clinics," said Peter Bancroft, president … more
In July, Dean Warehouse Services Inc. added another location in Rhode Island, purchasing an empty, 175,000-square-foot building in the Hopkinton village of Ashaway. The site has already attracted interest from a Connecticut company with a … more
In 1995, shortly after incorporating, East Commerce Solutions Inc. began offering four-year contracts for credit card terminal services to merchants for $19.95 – $20 off the going rate. "I decided I was going to make less profit and give … more
Michelle Russo started her hotel real estate asset-management company with two employees, three client hotels and discussions over her grandmother's kitchen table in Tiverton. Twelve years later, hotelAVE manages more than $4 billion in … more
Hi-Tech Profiles Inc., Hi-Tech Machine and Fabrications and HTP Meds are sister companies with a common success story, marked by clean manufacturing and steady growth. Sharing common … more
About seven years ago, when Dennis Iannotti ran a vitamin-supplement store in North Providence, he sold a brand of fortified peanut butter that didn't taste very good. That memory stayed with him and in 2010 he and two friends, all three … more
In 2012, Michael Brown sailed into the Pacific to see for himself what decades of ocean-tossed trash piles contained. The debris field, he said, was filled with plastics. "I went out to see it," he said. "Let me run my fingers through the … more
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