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WESTERVILLE, OH– The Champion Companies, a full-service, multi-family investment and management firm, has been named the No. 18 fastest-growing company on the 2016 Columbus Business First Fast 50 list. This is the fifth consecutive year the company has made the Fast 50 list, ranking No. 3 in 2012, No. 5 in 2013, No. 9 in 2014 and No. 20 in 2015. This award recognizes year-over-year growth in privately-held companies based in Central Ohio.
“To be recognized for the fifth year in a row, is truly humbling,” Brian Yeager, Champion’s president and CEO, said. “We are incredibly grateful and honored to be listed among some of Central Ohio’s finest companies. Our continued growth can only be attributed to the commitment and dedication of our 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 three previous years was in the 50-99 percent range.
“It all comes down to the people,” Yeager added. “We are very fortunate to have a great team at Champion that works hard every day to support our growth.”
Co-founder and COO, Michelle Yeager-Thornton agrees that Champion has their team to thank for its continued growth and success. “It is very exciting to make the Fast 50 list for five consecutive years,” she said.
“Our company has grown leaps and bounds since its inception in 2010. From roughly 128 apartments to nearly 5,000, we are here today because of the hard work and dedication of our Champion team.”
Other 2016 Fast 50 winners include (in alphabetical order), 3 Pillar Homes, Accelerated Benefits, Acoustic Ceiling and Partition, Adept Marketing, Advanced Glass Systems, LLC, AlerStallings, Apeks Supercritical, Behal Sampson Dietz, Coastal Ridge Real Estate, Compton Construction, CoverMyMeds, Data Systems Integration Group, Inc., Davenport Aviation, Inc. DevCare Solutions, Dismas Distribution Services, DOmedia, DYNAMIT, Environmental Remediation Contractor, Excenture Business Solutions, Fast Switch, Ltd., Feazel, Fusian, Golden Reserve, Howard Hanna Realcom Realty, Hy-tek Material Handling, Inc., Improving, Juice Technologies Inc. (dba Plug Smart), Kaufman Development, King Memory LLC, Lehman Daman Construction Services, Mac Murray, Petersen & Shuster LLP, Marketing and Engineering Solutions (MES, INC), MCR Medical Supply, Inc., Medical Staffing Options LLC, MeridianSoft Inc., Palmetto Construction, Pearl Interactive Network, Pillar Technology, RevLocal, Revolution Group, Sophisticated Systems Inc., TeamBuilder Search, Test Double, The Happy Crafter, LLC (dba Simon Says Stamp), Updox, Ventech Solutions, Wolfrum Roofing & Exteriors, LLC, Xtek Partners Inc., Zipline Logistics
About The Champion Companies
Founded in 2010, Champion is a full-service, multi-family investment and management firm. Champion currently owns and manages nearly 5,000 apartments within Central Ohio, with 12 communities in the growing cities of Columbus (Easton), Delaware, Dublin, Hilliard, Lewis Center (Polaris), New Albany, Westerville and Worthington. Champion has been named a Columbus Business First Fast 50 company for five consecutive years. Champion has also been recognized for its philanthropic efforts, receiving a Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service and a Columbus Business First Corporate Caring Award in 2015.