Tuesday, 26 April 2011 09:31

2010 Weatherhead 100

The Weatherhead 100 was crafted in 1987 when Bob Pavey, Managing Partner of Morganthaler Partners, first noted that Northeast Ohio needed a venue to properly acknowledge, support and praise companies that were the fastest growing in the region. Pavey suggested that Enterprise Development, Inc., the former not-for-profit subsidiary of Case Western Reserve University, not only identify, but bestow a genuine sense of honor upon the fastest growing companies in Northeast Ohio.

Since 2004, the Weatherhead 100 is compiled and managed by the Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE). For more on the Weatherhead 100, visit Weatherhead100.org.

List of Weatherhead 100 Winners

1. TOA Technologies

2. Fathom SEO LLC

3. Findaway World LLC

4. SageQuest Inc.

5. DVUV Holdings LLC

6. E-merging Technologies Group

7. SecureState

8. Knotice

9. Wellington Technologies Inc.

10. Moscarino Outdoor Creations Inc.

11. Military Products Group Inc.

12. LEFCO Worthington LLC

13. e2b teknologies Inc.

tie-14. 1Matrix Healthcare Management Solutions LLC

tie-14. Compass Packaging LLC

15. Longbow Research LLC

16. EverStaff LLC

17. Fidelity Voice and Data

18. mbi | k2m Architecture Inc.

19. Turning Technologies LLC

20. SpaceBound Inc.

21. PartsSource Inc.

22. Signature Health Inc.

23. DCT Telecom Group Inc.

24. Optiem LLC

25. Pyramyd Air Ltd.

26. Briteskies

27. Environmental Management Specialists Inc.

28. Cleveland Corporate Services Inc.

29. Perspectus Architecture

30. TechniGraphics Inc.

31. Amish Mills Inc.

32. Shaker Consulting Group Inc.

33. Dorman Farrell LLC

34. US Endoscopy

35. NineSigma Inc.

36. BrandMuscle Inc.

37. Home Team Marketing

38. Roscoe Medical Inc.

39. Ohio Realty Advisors LLC

40. TRAX Construction Co.

41. Blackburn’s Hubcaps & Wheels Inc.

42. TMW Systems Inc.

43. South Shore Marine

44. HMT Associates Inc.

45. Weed Pro Ltd.

46. Alliance Staffing Solutions

47. Jakprints Inc.

48. Etactics Inc.

49. Arrow Machine Company Ltd.

50. Perceptis LLC

51. Advantage Technical Services Inc.

52. Wojcik Builders Inc.

53. Razorleaf Corp.

54. Lazorpoint

55. Vocon

56. Corporate United

57. Guild International Inc.

58. Swiger Coil Systems LLC

59. EmployeeScreenIQ

60. Priority Group Inc.

61. Predictive Service LLC

62. Ohio Technical College Inc.

63. Insight Services Inc.

64. EnviroScience Inc.

65. Lake Management Inc.

66. Risk International Services Inc.

67. SeniorTV-Stellar Private Cable Systems Inc.

68. Thinsolutions

69. Swift Filters Inc.

70. RNR Consulting

71. Lexi-Comp Inc.

72. Tradex International Inc.

73. AQUA DOC Lake & Pond Management

74. State and Federal Communications Inc.

75. Safety Controls Technology Inc.

76. Group Transportation Services Inc.

77. MobilityWorks

78. 1-888-OhioComp

79. OEConnection LLC

80. Jarrett Logistics Systems Inc.

81. Mutual Shareholder Services LLC

82. AtNetPlus Inc.

83. WhiteSpace Creative

84. Sequoia Financial Group LLC

85. Fire-Dex LLC

86. Developers Diversified Realty

87. Cambridge Home Health Care

88. Small Hands Big Dreams Learning Centers LLC

89. Partners In Plastics LLC

90. Cohen & Co.

91. Paytime

92. Park Place Technologies

93. Fleet Response

94. Grace Consulting

95. Bella Capelli Sanctuario

96. Agility Inc.

97. Custom Products

98. Schill Landscaping and Lawn Care Services Inc.

99. The Federal Metal Co.

100. North Coast Education Services

Published in Akron/Canton
Tuesday, 03 January 2012 16:17

Catering to growth

Since Normandy Catering Inc. opened its doors, the company has been on a continuous hunt for new areas of business it can break into. Not satisfied with simply filling its 500-person banquet facility on Friday and Saturday nights, the food service company has been growing in niche areas.

Ryan Baker, general manager, and James Carmigiano, vice president, have been expanding Normandy Catering’s niche business in both catering and in food service management.

“Normandy is a family-owned business that started in 1978,” Carmigiano says. “We started doing school food service in 1984, and from there, we started in delivery business and expanded our food service into other schools and higher education.”

It has been the food service side of the business that has really taken off.

“The focus that has caused our growth has been in the food service area versus the catering,” Baker says. “We’ll actually run your kitchen, manage the employees that are there, and we’ll manage the procurement procedures with all of the vendors and produce the food.”

Normandy has seen a lot of growth in this area with schools in Northeast Ohio.

“We can run a public school kitchen by delivering food cheaper than they can actually manage and run their own kitchen with their own people and realize substantial savings while increasing the participation rate that the children are purchasing,” Baker says. “It’s been a win-win and there’s been a lot of growth and a tremendous amount of activity in that section of our business.”

Normandy has also been expanding its service to schools that don’t have kitchens.

“What we’re doing is we’re actually catering the food,” Baker says. “We cook every morning and we deliver breakfast. We set up and have equipment there to serve it. Our people serve it, we clean up and we come back here, load up again and we head out and do lunch. We’re doing a couple thousand a day in those types of meals and there’s been a lot of growth in that area for us.”

The growth Normandy has seen has been due to the effort to find new niche areas that others can’t compete in.

“We decided that there’s only so many Friday’s and Saturday’s in a year for us to load people into our facility and so we’ve gone out and went after this section of the business,” Baker says. “We’ve been here for a long time, but we’re a young, progressive, forward-thinking and hardworking company that really sees a strong future.”

HOW TO REACH: Normandy Catering Inc., (440) 585-5850 or www.normandycatering.com

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