Success stories

TD4 Electrical, LLC – St. Louis

What do St. Louis’ gleaming new Ballpark Village, its new art museum addition, the Iowa State Cyclones, the NFL’s all-time top rusher Emmitt Smith, IBM and the rain have in common?

Mark Twain Cave – Hannibal (Where are they now?)

BDP helps make this business much more than a hole in the hillside.

Pinckney Bend Distillery – New Haven

The crafts spirits industry today is like the craft beer industry 20 years ago — people are tired of the same old same old and thirsty for artisanal local brews like Pinckney Bend’s award-winning gin, whiskey, vodka and tonic syrup.

Triple R Recycling, LLC – Joplin

Recycling is all in this family.

STI Technology Solutions, Inc. – Jefferson City

John Smallwood misses the Alaska winters. Really.

Comfort of Home Healthcare, LLC – St. Joseph

The co-owners and co-founders of this home health care service saw their loved ones suffer from sub-standard care and thought, “We can do better.”

Agrisoft Development Group, LLC – Kansas City

In honor of Earth Day April 22, we present one entrepreneur who’s gone really green.

Infinite Energy Construction, Inc., – Kansas City (where are they now?)

BDP client named SBA’s Missouri Small Business Person of the Year

k12itc, Inc. – Kansas City

Brad Sandt looked at the sorry state of education tech and thought, “There has to be a better way!”

Lumate, LLC – St. Louis and Rolla

Tech company boldly goes into the final advertising frontier — mobile devices.

SCD Probiotics – Kansas City

Matthew Wood had a strong incentive to improve health and the environment — his mother, who died of cancer when he was just 18.

Hufft Projects, LLC – Kansas City (Where are they now?)

Internationally acclaimed design firm Hufft Projects, LLC, profiled here last year, will relocate to Roanoke Park and hire 12 employees.

PSRI Technologies, LLC – Jefferson City & Chesterfield

We celebrate Black History Month with this story of a talented, hard-working woman who found a niche and stuck with it.

Logboat Brewing Co. LLC – Columbia

They thought they had the business plan down cold — until they met with the MO SBTDC.

ACE Midwest, LLC — Parkville

How does a cable cross the road?
Very carefully.

Henson Enterprises Inc. – West Plains

Why are veterans 45 percent more likely to be self-employed? Veteran Floyd Henson has some answers.

InnovaPrep LLC – Drexel

The price of vigilance

Central Ozark Machine, Inc. – Alton

Triumph over adversity in Oregon County.

Major Custom Cable, Inc. – Jackson

MCC finds big potential in little Liechtenstein.

HY-C Company, Inc. – St. Louis

HY-C has been warming American homes since 1947, but import competition almost extinguished its fire.

Express Scale Parts, Inc. – Shawnee, Kan.

Manufacturer of bagging scales; bag hangers; closing, positioning and transfer conveyors; palletizing equipment; and portable bagging.

American Stitchco, Inc. – Mountain Home, Ark.

Manufacturer of stitched accessories and production parts for the automotive industry

InfernoTek – St. Joseph

Turning temperatures of 35 below to profit … the Inferno Element Protection System.

Phoenix Textile Corporation – O’Fallon

How did a small healthcare textiles firm make it to the big time? Government contracting.

JHS Specialties – Valles Mines

The discipline, drive and determination to get the job done

Lew’s Fishing Tackle – Springfield

Bringing back the ‘70s … lighter, faster, stronger.

Green Field Energy Group – Lee’s Summit

Who says government contracting is dying?

DoctorOn LLC – Columbia

Where were you 17?
Disease diagnosis via smart phone … there’s an app for that.

Kline Technologies – Maryville

Where were you at 17?
A smart pallet.

TwoAlity, LLC – Columbia

Where were you at 17?
Boots with clear plastic uppers

RK Stratman Inc. – Wentzville

Harley-Davidson T-shirt maker RK Stratman revs up international sales with help from MO SBTDC business development specialists.

Wheelchair Personalities – Columbia

Q: What do you do when you lose a wheelchair?
A: Create one-of-a-kind wheelchair covers and start a conversation with the world.

Habitata Building Products, dba Halcyon Shades – St. Louis

Habitata brought jobs back. from Mexico, creating jobs and transforming a St. Louis neighborhood

Mark Hall Cabinetry – Columbia

Mastering financials spelled the difference between success and failure for this Columbia firm.

Magic Touch Cleaning – Lee’s Summit

It’s not easy being green, but it can be profitable.

Nanova – Columbia (Where are they now?)

The right team is as important as money.

Mark Twain Cave – Hannibal

Floods are not normally a good thing, but this multifaceted business reaped valuable lessons from the flood of ’08.

Rockridge Group – Springfield

These partners formed their own firm rather than stand by and watch their jobs disappear.

Joplin 3D4D Imaging Center

Custom ultrasound center takes clients into the fourth dimension.

WideBand Corporation – Gallatin

Big ideas from a small town … how computer network manufacturer WideBand Corporation developed additional technologies to win government research grants.

EyeVerify LLC – Kansas City

The eyes have it …
are you who you say you are?

AmiraLin Innovations – Columbia

A lot of inventions we see are looking for a problem to fix. This is just the opposite — an invention that solves a real problem.

American Food Exporters, LLC – Creve Coeur

As the developing world’s purchasing power grows, so does interest in the American lifestyle, including snack foods

Dacor Manufacturing, LLC – Fenton

Exporting to Bangladesh

Longitude Health Inc. – Columbia

Columbia-based wellness company promotes team approach to encourage healthy lifestyles

Lawrence Fabric & Metal Structures, Inc. – St. Louis

Awnings, canopies, displays and more

Mike’s Daylight Donuts – Moberly & Macon

Mike and Susan Davis, current co-owners of Daylight Donuts franchises in Moberly and Macon, were tired of working for other people.

Hufft Projects – Kansas City

KC design firm wins international kudos.

The Wilson Group, Inc. – Greenwood

Specializing in variety

Vasquez Commercial Contracting, LLC – Kansas City

From $38,000 to $1.3 million and 25 federal projects

C & M Contractors, Inc. – Doniphan

They’d never worked in the conditions they found in Joplin

Innovating Solutions LLC – Belton

There’s an app for that!

BagBowl – Kansas City

It’s in the bag!

Broyles Transfer & Storage – Kirksville

Veteran Jacob Condon of Broyles Transfer and Storage in Kirksville hasn’t followed a conventional path to business success. But it’s worked for him.

Infinite Energy Construction – Kansas City

FastTrac Growth Venture courses pay off for this construction company.

Foxhole Technology Inc., Springfield

As a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business, Foxhole Technology accrues distinct advantages in procuring government contracts through MO PTAC.

Frank B. Powell Lumber Co. – Licking

Former veteran finds his niche, explores new markets

Ridewell Corporation – Springfield

Ridewell Corporation was hesitant to step into the contracting arena. Until MO PTAC came calling.

Robinson’s Cleaners – Columbia & Jefferson City

What’s a little laundry between friends? So reads the website of Robinson’s Cleaners, a third-generation business owned a brother and sister team.

Prier – Grandview

Making international business flow

Cardinal Scale Manufacturing – Webb City

Helping one of the most recognized but unnoticed American brands compete globally

Window Technology, Inc. – Monett

Fighting back against cheap imports

Cap America, Inc. – Fredericktown

Feeling the pinch of foreign competition

Wildwood Vision Specialists, LLC – Wildwood

Far-seeing optometrists open own business

Frontier Environmental Technology – Rolla

Saving lives with revolutionary waste water treatment

Accurate Rx Pharmacy – Columbia

Home infusion and specialty pharmacy services

Billy Goat Industries, Inc. – Lee’s Summit

Providing an entire go-to-market model

Creative Blow Mold Tooling – Lee’s Summit

Supplying life’s essentials doesn’t always mean you’ll survive and thrive

Crazy Dog – Warrensburg

Crazy Dog gets CRAZY with gourmet hot dogs

Amplify Gymnastics – Joplin

Return to normalcy

Fumatore di Sigaro – Cape Girardeau

Turning passion into profit

MO-SCI – Rolla

Rolla-based MO-SCI combines R&D and manufacturing capabilities to make extraordinary glass products for specialized applications.

FINSPEED – Moberly

Moberly is the right place to set up shop for high-performance auto parts maker

JMARK Business Solutions, Inc. – Springfield

Springfield-based computer network services firm expands with advice from MSU SBTDC

Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro – Columbia

Energetic owner of Columbia-based Asian bistro offers sumptuous cuisine in a soothing atmosphere

Chiropractic Wellness Center of South County – Fenton

Young chiropractor team enlists help from MO SBTDC to seek financial backing for new practice in Fenton

Elemental Enzymes Inc. – Columbia

Tech start-up in Columbia focuses on developing cheaper, longer-lasting enzyme products to treat contaminated water, soil

Genesis Environmental Solutions Inc. – Blue Springs

Blue Springs environmental services firm makes positive strides with advice from MU Extension business development experts

Chilhowee Grocery – Chilhowee

Young couple steps up to save a small Missouri town’s only grocery store

Respond Right EMS Academy – St. Peters

EMS experience, solid business advice prepare two St. Peters entrepreneurs for constant change

Comparative Clinical Pathology Services – Columbia

Veterinary clinical pathologist creates profitable commercial laboratory in Columbia

I3 Technology Group Inc. – Joplin

Young tech-service company tackles growth challenges with guidance from MSSU SBTDC business experts

Mobile Media Technologies LLC – Parkville

UCM SBTDC tech client helped county emergency management office respond to Northwest Missouri floods

MidAmerica Solar LLC – Imperial

St. Louis-area entrepreneur spreads solar energy applications for a better America

Affordable Moving Services Inc. – Branson

Branson moving company taps SBTDC expertise during business downturn

Danni Nicole’s – Hannibal

Upscale women’s clothing store taps unmet market in northeast Missouri

Hensley Technologies – Kansas City

KC tech equipment supplier rapidly reaches milestone in government contracts

Interdisciplinary Design Collaborative LLC – Rolla

S&T students win University of Missouri entrepreneurship award

Old World Spices & Seasonings Inc. – Concordia

Seasoning company adds spice to nationwide food-industry customer base

Research & Tractor Technology Inc. – St. Joseph

Innovator Andy DeShon devises an alternative power source for lawn tractors

B.K. Bakery LLC – Jefferson City

Pastry chef comes home to start upscale bakery in Jefferson City

A.M. Pyrotechnics LLC – Buffalo

Childhood vision becomes entrepreneurial reality for pyrotechnics manufacturer.

Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction – Columbia

Columbia-based researcher explores benefits of human-animal bonds.

Hot Box Cookies – Columbia

Enterprising college students find themselves in the dough at their Columbia cookie shop

Nanova Inc. – Columbia

Chinese engineer makes Columbia his entrepreneurial home to produce better dental, orthopedic materials for patients.

NEMS/MEMS Works LLC – Columbia

MU engineering researchers aim to take nanotechnology to the marketplace