Weatherhead 2012 Upstarts Featured

3:16pm EDT January 3, 2013

The Weatherhead Upstarts are companies whose percentage of sales growth qualifies for the Weatherhead 100 and that employed 15 or fewer employees and/or had less than $1 million in net sales in 2011.

 

1. Content Marketing Institute

Cleveland

Year founded: 2007

Sales growth: 1684.28%

Employees: 1-15

www.contentmarketinginstitute.com

Content Marketing Institute runs the largest international event in content marketing (Content Marketing World) and the leading magazine (Chief Content Officer).

 

2. Payroll4Construction.com

Brunswick

Year founded: 2006

Sales growth: 917.52%

Employees: 1-15

www.payroll4construction.com

Payroll4Construction.com is a payroll service provider just for the construction industry.

 

3. DXY Solutions LLC

Cleveland

Year founded: 2006

Sales growth: 377.69%

Employees: 1-15

www.dxysolutions.com

DXY is a mobile technology consultancy. We create innovative mobile apps and embedded products

 

4. Guggenheim Inc.

Beachwood

Year founded: 2009

Sales growth: 291.3%

Employees: 1-15

www.guggenheiminc.com

Guggenheim is a commercial real estate company providing comprehensive real estate services on a national basis.

 

5. Direct Recruiters Inc.

Solon

Year founded: 1983

Sales growth: 118.4%

Employees: 1-15

www.directrecruiters.com

Direct Recruiters, a leading executive search firm, strives to provide the best client and candidate experience possible.

 

6. Lakeside Produce Distribution Inc.

Rocky River

Year founded: 2002

Sales growth: 89.04%

Employees: 1-15

www.lakesideproduce.net

Lakeside Produce Distribution is a national distributor of fresh produce to salad manufacturers, retail stores and wholesalers.

 

7. JCF Marketing Inc.

Chagrin Falls

Year founded: 1995

Sales growth: 80.01%

Employees: 1-15

www.jcfmarketing.com

JCF Marketing is a full-service advertising agency specializing in strategic marketing driven by award-winning creative.

 

8. Request A Test

Brecksville

Year founded: 2001

Sales growth: 68.67%

Employees: 1-15

www.requestatest.com

Request A Test is a national leader in direct-to-consumer lab testing.

 

9. Joining Metals Inc.

Perry

Year founded: 2007

Sales growth: 67.56%

Employees: 1-15

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Joining Metals specializes in custom fabrication, machining, laser cutting, forming and welding.

 

10. 42Connect Inc.

Beachwood

Year founded: 2002

Sales growth: 53.29%

Employees: 1-15

www.42connect.com

42Connect is a website design and development company that also does interactive demos, Web apps and email marketing.

 

11. Ardleigh Minerals Inc.

Beachwood

Year founded: 1992

Sales growth: 44.2%

Employees: 1-15

www.ardleigh.net

Ardleigh Minerals is a one-stop recycler of industrial materials, with aerospace industry specialization.

 

12. Town Money Saver Inc.

Newbury

Year founded: 1992

Sales growth: 39.82%

Employees: 1-15

www.townmoneysaver.com

Town Money Saver Inc. is a hometown-oriented monthly direct mail piece featuring local retail business.

 

13. O’Reilly Equipment LLC

Newbury

Year founded: 2004

Sales growth: 33.08%

Employees: 1-15

www.oreillyequipment.com

O’Reilly Equipment is a truck, trailer and snowplow equipment sales, service and parts facility.

 

14. Business Deposits Plus Inc.

Brecksville

Year founded: 1995

Sales growth: 27.76%

Employees: 1-15

www.depositsplus.com

BDP provides exceptional solutions in the retail multilocation banking supply market.

 

15. Pantek Inc.

Independence

Year founded: 1995

Sales growth: 26.07%

Employees: 1-15

www.pantek.com

Pantek provides comprehensive IT services to companies who use Linux and Open Source technologies.