The Fastest Growing Companies in Maine 2016

Mainebiz Staff |

Mainebiz is proud to introduce you to its 2016 Fastest Growing Companies in Maine list. Our three winners, Cheating Gourmet in the small category, Maine Coast in the medium category and Apothecary By...

<b>Barbara Leonard</b>, who became president and CEO of <b>Maine Health Access Foundation</b> on Oct. 1, says her organization seeks to foster innovative approaches to improving health and health care systems in Maine.

Closing the health care gap for Maine’s rural residents

James McCarthy |

Barbara Leonard began her new role as president and CEO of Maine Health Access Foundation on Oct. 1, replacing Dr. Wendy Wolf, the nonprofit's founder who announced her...

<b>Pamela Laskey</b>, founder and director of <b>Maine Foodie Tours</b>

Small company runner-up: Maine Foodie Tours

How would you describe your company’s core mission?:Maine Foodie Tours offers educational, entertaining and tasty tours...

<b>Peter Horch</b>, owner of <b>Horch Roofing</b>

Medium company runner-up: Horch Roofing Inc.

How would you describe your company’s core mission?:We have a defined mission and vision statement, along with six core values...

<b>Mike Keon</b> and <b>Anthony Allen</b>, founders and co-owners of <b>OTTO Pizza</b>

Large company runner-up: OTTO Pizza

How would you describe your company’s core mission?:Since we never formalized our mission statement, we are now taking the time...

<b>Joshua Broder</b>, CEO of <b>Tilson</b>

Large company runner-up: Tilson

How would you describe your company’s core mission?:Our mission is to serve our customers by building, integrating and...

<b>Cheating Gourmet</b> co-founders <b>Jon Demers</b>, left, and his brother <b>Scott</b> at Shaw's in Auburn. Their products are sold in 3,200 stores.

Small company winner: Opportunity knocks for Cheating Gourmet's co-founder brothers

Lori Valigra |

Scott and Jon Demers of Cheating Gourmet LLC saw opportunity in the frozen seafood market, where innovation and value-added products have been as inactive as the food in a grocer's...

<b>Tom Adams</b>, the founder, owner and CEO of <b>Maine Coast</b> in York.

Medium company winner: Maine Coast's rapid growth fueled by export sales of lobster

James McCarthy |

Tom Adams had more than paid his dues when he created Maine Coast, his York-based live lobster wholesale company, in 2011. With almost 30 years in the lobster business, he had a clear...

<b>Apothecary By Design</b> CEO <b>Mark McAuliffe</b>, left, COO <b>Denali Cahoon</b>, President <b>Tom Madden</b> and CFO <b>Catherine Cloudman</b> at the company's Preble Street headquarters in Portland.

Large company winner: Specialty drugs propel Apothecary By Design's triple-digit sales growth

Peter Van Allen |

Specialty pharmaceuticals have helped propel Maine's fastest-growing large company. Apothecary By Design, which had sales growth of 396% over a two-year span, sells medications used to...

Focus on Lewiston/Auburn
<b>Lincoln Jeffers</b>, Lewiston's economic development director, has pushed for the redevelopment of Bates Mill.

Focus turns to Mill 5 in Bates Mill's rebirth

Laurie Schreiber |

With much of the space occupied by commercial and residential tenants in seven restored historic buildings at the Bates Mill Complex, the...

Immigrant mix changing in Lewiston

Lori Valigra |

Shukri Abasheikh, who owns the bustling 1,500-square-foot Mogadishu Store on Lisbon Street in Lewiston, was among the first wave of...


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Maine's largest employee-owned businesses

Ranked by number of Maine employees

RankEmployee-owned businessNo. of Maine employees
1Cianbros Cos., Pittsfield1,093
2Sargent Corp., Stillwater430

Source: Each business via survey

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