Client Success

Our clients share a deep desire to dramatically improve their business results and the lives of their employees

We’ve partnered with manufacturers, high-tech start-ups, global retailers, airlines, restaurants, engineering firms, home builders, coffee roasters, sugar producers, mining companies, nonprofits, and pretty much every other kind of venture. They’re every size–and they’re located worldwide. We hope to work with your team soon.

Among our many hundreds of successful engagements over the past 20 years…

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CARLSON WAGONLIT TRAVEL

Open-book management applied in 3 branches—Rochester, St. Louis, and Houston—over a 12-month period. All three pilots exceeded budget by 10-20%, generating $1.7 million in incremental profits. None of the other 20+ branches achieved budget. Result: The company decided to roll out OBM companywide.

“These results are nothing less than incredible.” —Janet Wheatley, VP

ANTHONY WILDER DESIGN/BUILD

Open-book management begun in 2007, operating income increases nearly 150%. Named in 2009 as Top Small Workplace by Wall Street Journal..

“It’s not because somebody is cracking the whip, but it’s because everyone is aware that this affects the bottom line and their own income.” —Britt Cave, production assistant manager

BOARDMAN INC.

Improved profits over prior year by $3.0 million in first 12 months. 

“I don’t have employees in my plant anymore. I have entrepreneurs who are looking to find ways to make more money.”  Roger Grommet, Boardman Co-Owner

COMFORT SUPPLY INC.

Stock price rose from $30 to $50 in 12 months. 

“Now employees are constantly bringing intelligent business ideas to the table. One of the best rewards is seeing someone who never had a shot at an education be able to show you how smart they really are. I have a warehouse worker with a GED who can tell me the current ratio of my business. I’m more proud of that than I am of anything else.” Clay Blevins, CEO of Comfort Supply

BHP BILLITON

$3 million increase in profits from increase in production in first year.

ZAMBIAN CONSOLIDATED COPPER MINE

$10 million increase in cash from increased production and cost reduction in 15 months.

CAPITAL ONE

Production Services Division achieves $500,000 in cost reduction in 6 months, with first year annualized savings of $3.0 million.

UNIVERSAL ENGINEERING SERVICES

Sustained profit growth from $2 million to $5.7 million in three years.

WHAT OUR HAPPY CLIENTS SAY