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Success Stories


Posh Restoration Facilities: Stimulating Growth

Christina Williams has spent years in the beauty industry styling and creating perfect hair for clients.

She knows every product on the market to strengthen, revitalize and promote hair growth. But when she opened Posh Restoration Facilities in 2015, the cosmetologist knew she wanted to offer something different to clients. (more…)

ABCreative: Combining play with learning

Designing the perfect playground for its customers is based on one very important element for ABCreative — listening to its customers and meeting their needs.

“A lot of companies focus just on selling equipment as cheap as they can get it,” said ABCreative President Karen Herren. “We always consult our customer and look at what they want. We look at what they have and don’t have and design from there. We create enjoyable community spaces.” (more…)

Healthy Plus: Growth by prevention

Sean Bledsoe’s roster is about to get a lot bigger.

The basketball-coach-turned-entrepreneur launched his medical services company in April and had 16 employees by late August. He expects to employ more than 100 workers by spring. (more…)

WestPro Construction Services: New name reflects company’s evolution

When Western Fireproofing opened in the 1930s, its name indicated exactly what the business offered, using plaster and gypsum blocks to make buildings safer.

After World War II, the company got out of the fireproofing business and expanded into other subcontracting services, such as building roof decks and floor underlayments and installing glue-laminated timbers and folding wall partitions.

Despite its evolution, its name remained the same until recently. (more…)

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 company, Freedom rented space in other people’s buildings.

That changed late last year, when Freedom moved into its new home at 4000 Washington St. in Kansas City. The 7,000-square-foot brick structure — at one point, home to Westport’s old post office — has been completely transformed into a showroom for Freedom’s interior design and the furnishings the company sells. (more…)

Ripple Glass: Passion for recycling fuels expansion

If you use food and beverage products that come in glass, “Ben” hopes you will help feed the big purple bins throughout the Kansas City area.

“Ben” is the purple winged bottle mascot of Ripple Glass, the area’s recycler of glass products with purple containers across the metro and beyond. In 2017, the company celebrated recycling its 1 billionth bottle, and next year, Ripple will mark its 10th anniversary. (more…)


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