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Champion makes fourth consecutive appearance on the Columbus Business First Fast 50 list
Champion Real Estate Services, a fully-integrated, multi-family real estate firm, has been named the No. 20 fastest-growing company on the 2015 Columbus Business First Fast 50 list. This is the fourth consecutive year the company has been a Fast 50 award honoree, ranking No. 3 in 2012, No. 5 in 2013 and No. 9 in 2014. This award recognizes year-over-year growth in privately-held companies based in Central Ohio.
“We are thrilled to be recognized as a Fast 50 company for the fourth year in a row,” Brian Yeager, Champion’s president and CEO, said. “Our company has experienced major growth since its inception in 2010 and we would not have been able to sustain that growth without a group of talented and dedicated team members.”
The Fast 50 award is given based on three years of revenue growth with honorees’ financial results verified by accounting firm GBQ Partners. Nominees must average at least $1 million in annual sales for the three most recent fiscal years. Champion’s average sales growth in the previous three years was recorded in the 100 to 199 percent range.
“It truly all comes down to people. We have had amazing success in finding team members who believe in our mission and values, which enables us to grow and scale Champion,” Yeager added. “The Fast 50 award is recognition of the blood, sweat and tears our entire team has shed for Champion.”
Co-founder and COO, Michelle Yeager-Thornton, agrees that Champion’s success can be attributed to its employees. “Our company has grown from roughly 128 apartments and two communities in 2010 to nearly 5,000 apartments across 12 communities today,” she said. “We have experienced tremendous growth and our people, our 86 team members, are what have made that growth possible.”
Other 2015 Fast 50 winners include (in alphabetical order), 3 Pillar Homes, AlerStallings LLC, Apeks Supercritical, Behal Sampson Dietz, Choice Property Resources, Inc., Compass Homes, Inc., Compton Construction, LLC, CoverMyMeds, Davenport Aviation, Dismas Distribution Services, Dura Seal, Dynamit, Elite Expediting Corp., Everhart Advisors, Excenture Business Solutions LLC, Feazel, Inc., geoAMPS, LLC, Homage, LLC, Howard Hannah Realcom Realty, Improving, iQ Solutions Group, Jendco Saftey Supply, Inc., Kaufman Development, King Memory LLC, Lightwell, M3S Sports LLC, MeridianSoft, Inc., Medical Staffing Options, MES, nChannel, Inc., Ohio Simple Bath, Palmetto Construction Services, Peak Property Group, Pillar Technology, Projector Supercenter, Plug Smart, Quantum Health, RevLocal Inc., Revolution Group, Robert Gregory Partners, LLC, Safeware, Signature Closers, LLC, Tailored Management, Test Double, The Happy Crafter, The Shipyard, treetree, Updox, Xtek Partners Inc. and Zipline Logistics LLC.
About Champion Real Estate Services
Founded in 2010, Champion is a privately-held, fully-integrated, multi-family real estate firm. Champion currently owns and manages nearly 5,000 apartments across 12 communities in the growing cities of Columbus, Delaware, Dublin, Hilliard, Lewis Center (Polaris), New Albany, Powell and Westerville. Champion has been recognized four years in a row as one of Central Ohio’s fastest growing companies by Columbus Business First’s Fast 50 list and was also named a Columbus Business First Corporate Caring award honoree in 2015.