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Joe Vazquez, Vazquez Commercial Contracting

Vazquez Commercial Contracting: Constructing a legacy

It didn’t feel like it then, but getting fired was one of the best things to ever happen to Joe Vazquez. Losing his job as an accountant led the Kansas City entrepreneur to found Vazquez Commercial Contracting, one of the city’s fastest-growing construction firms — one that can tackle everything from stormwater projects to demolitions […]

Tallgrass Freight Logistics

Tallgrass Freight Co.: On the road to $100 million

When he started Tallgrass Freight Co., Damon Anderson had a couple goals. He wanted to run his own small freight brokerage from his farmhouse in Leavenworth. And he wanted to give his clients outstanding service, the way he saw fit. It didn’t work out exactly like he planned, but the journey’s still been pretty amazing. […]

athlete network

Athlete Network: From the playing field to the corner suite

Just think of everything that goes into the making of a successful athlete. Years or sometimes decades of hard, grinding work. A ferociously competitive spirit. The ability to gracefully accept coaching, even when it’s delivered bluntly, while working alongside teammates from completely different backgrounds. Sounds like somebody who would be a pretty good employee, right? […]

carol espinosa freedom interiors

Freedom Interiors: Workspaces that work

Freedom Interiors creates the kind of workspaces that make people excited for Monday morning. The company figures out exactly how clients want their offices to feel and function, then translates that vision into reality. For the longest time, though, Carol Espinosa and her team couldn’t do the same thing for themselves. As a young, growing […]

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