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Champion Companies Recognized for Business Growth and Company Culture

The multifamily firm is no stranger to the Fast 50 or the Best Places to Work List, having graced each for many consecutive years.

WESTERVILLE, OH –The Champion Companies is celebrating two accolades presented by Columbus Business First, having been named a Top 50 Fastest Growing Private Company and a Best Place to Work in Central Ohio for 2019.

This will be Champion’s eighth consecutive year on the Fast 50 list, which is determined based on three years of revenue growth with honorees’ financial results verified by accounting firm GBQ Partners.  This eighth-straight appearance firmly establishes the company as the longest-running multi-family firm in the 24-year history of the rankings, according to data published by Columbus Business First.

“We are very proud to be able to sustain our company growth for as many as eight years now, and to be recognized for it alongside some of Central Ohio’s finest companies,” said Michelle Yeager-Thornton, Champion’s Co-Founder and COO. “I attribute our success to our dedicated group of 130 team members, who come into work every day determined to provide the best rental experience ever to our customers.”

Champion’s leaders attribute its growth to the efforts of its team members, and it’s also those team members who account for the company’s  fourth consecutive ranking as a Best Place to Work in Central Ohio. The Best Places to Work list, which Business First also publishes each year, collects real feedback from company employees to compile its rankings based on scores of overall workplace satisfaction.

Last year, Champion was named the No. 1 Best Place to Work in its debut in the Large Company category, growing from the Medium Company category the year before.

“Since Best Places to Work is based on actual team member feedback, there isn’t an award more satisfying to win as a business owner,” said Champion President and CEO Brian Yeager. “It truly shows the health of our culture and the joy of working at Champion, and that’s all I can ask for, that our team is happy to come to work each day.”

Champion, which currently owns more than 5,000 apartment units across 18 communities in Central Ohio, will find out where it ranks on each list, and receive its awards at receptions hosted by Columbus Business First later this year.


About The Champion Companies 

Founded in 2010, The Champion Companies is a market-leading multi-family investment, management and development firm. Champion currently owns and manages more than 5,000 Class A and B+ multi-family units in Central Ohio’s fast-growing suburbs. Champion has been named a Best Place to Work in Central Ohio for four consecutive years and a Fastest Growing Private Company in Central Ohio for eight consecutive years. Champion has also been recognized for its philanthropic efforts, receiving a Columbus Business First Corporate Citizenship Award in 2018 and 2019 and a Medical Mutual Pillar Award for Community Service in 2017.