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As the fourth generation of a family-owned contracting firm, Brian Casey knows how much a strong company culture can mean to an enterprise. Since taking over in 2015, Casey has doubled revenue and grown the employee count by one-third, something he credits in large part to his team. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Success depends on you building the right team

Brian Casey | Pariseault Builders Inc. presidentA major component of a CEO’s role is to make important decisions. These can range from expanding into...

Embracing change leads to success

Nearly a century in business, R B Howes & Co. is making some changes.Founded in 1920, the company has been known for years for...
SOUPED UP: From left, Courtney Blount Hamilton, receptionist; Rachael Blount Girard, food-service national accounts market manager; Myvette Sousa, executive assistant in corporate services; and Lisa Blount White, logistics accountant, show off some of the products made at Blount Fine Foods.
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Blount Fine Foods finds the right ingredients for success

Blount Fine Foods Corp. Family-owned Business | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsFamilies adapt to change, face challenges together and help others when they can.A family business started...
DILIGENT DUO: From left, sisters Gail Almeida Parella and Lisa Almeida Sienkiewicz in their store, Gil’s Appliances in Bristol. The two have worked to modernize the store and make it an integral part of the community. 
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Sister team works Gil’s Appliances into a modern community niche

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a women-owned business: Gil’s AppliancesSisters Gail Almeida Parella and Lisa Almeida Sienkiewicz take pride in the fact that...
FAMILY MEETING: Marc Perlman, left, speaks during a recent Ocean State Job Lot owners meeting at the company’s North Kingstown headquarters. Also attending are, from left, John Conforti, Richard Portno, Alan Perlman and Steve Aronow.
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Ocean State Job Lot families foster workforce community culture

Business Excellence Awards 2018 Excellence at a family-owned business: Ocean State Job LotWith an office in China and 133 stores in New England, it may...
STEADY RESULTS: Edward W. Burman Jr., center, with sons Edward "Tripp" Burman III, left, and Andrew in the University of Rhode Island’s new welcome center conference room, designed by E.W. Burman Inc.
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E.W. Burman takes a steady, careful approach to the future

Fastest Growing Companies | $25M-$75M | 1st place CEO (or equivalent): Edward W. Burman Jr., president 2017 Revenue: $35,387,366 2015 Revenue: $16,610,766 Revenue growth: 113%E.W. Burman Inc. is...
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