Indiana Companies to Watch celebrates high-performing, second-stage companies in the state. Known for their performance in the marketplace, innovative products, unique processes or philanthropic actions, these companies represent a wide range of industries from all corners of Indiana.
We interviewed past winners to share their advice, how CTW has impacted business, and what the future holds for their company.
Today’s interview is with 360 Services.
360 Services was one of 41 Indiana businesses named as a Company to Watch in 2010. Since winning the award, 360 Services has twice been named an Indiana Best Place to work [2013 and 2014] and was honored as a 2013 Partner of the Year of the Indiana Restaurant and Hospitality Association. We recently caught up with the company to find out how their business has changed since winning the award.
1. How did 360 Services get its start?
360 Services identified that the Fire Protection market in Central Indiana was in desperate need of a professional, modern, and progressive company. Our vision was to provide the highest quality services in the industry through transparency and customer service.
2. How has winning this award impacted your business?
360 Services has been blessed with an enormous amount of publicity and notoriety from being honored as an Indiana Company to Watch. We utilized that credibility to attract larger customers and better employee talent.
3. Have you developed any new products or services since winning the award?
We have dramatically improved our service offerings since 2010. We have launched a “Total Fire Protection” division that specializes in Fire Extinguishers, Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Sprinkler Systems, Fire Alarm Systems, and much more! Without being honored as an Indiana Company to Watch, we would not have been able to grow and improve so rapidly.
4. What does the future hold for your company?
360 Services is aggressively expanding into new service offerings as well as new geographical locations. It is our goal to provide Fire Protection Services to every major market in the Midwest.
5. What advice would you give to a start-up who is trying to take their business to the second-stage?
“Act As If” – Any startup looking to grow needs to act as if they are already big. You need a BIG mindset and BIG goals to reach for. Anyone can start a business, but only a select few can navigate it to the second stage.
Winners for the 2014 Companies to Watch will be announced next month and honored at a gala in August.
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