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ABOUT ANNUAL REPORT

The Baton Rouge civic and business community is fortunate to have so many outstanding organizations, and we are proud to celebrate these “profiles of success” in our Annual Report special advertising edition. We hope you enjoy learning about this year’s participants—their history, their company cultures, their innovative ideas, and the impact they have on our community and on the future of Baton Rouge.

Gulf Coast Office Products: A catalyst for others’ success

To combat the disruption of today’s marketplace, businesses find solutions at Gulf Coast Office Products, a 45-year-old company with locations in Baton Rouge, New Orleans, the Northshore and Lafayette. GCOP goes the distance to help customers keep operations flowing, even in the most challenging times. The largest regional independent distributor of office machines in Louisiana, GCOP has built a...

Global Data Systems: Top-of-game performance in an ever-changing landscape

  Global Data Systems was there from the beginning. Chuck Vincent founded the company in his garage in 1987, building PCs during the early days of personal computers for friends and family. He was a pilot for Eastern Airlines, so when the airline shut down he opened a full-time computer shop. AT A GLANCE Top executive: Chris Vincent, President; Bob Miller, Chief...

Visit Baton Rouge: Promoting the best of BR to visitors and locals alike

  Paul Arrigo is proud of what Visit Baton Rouge has accomplished in its 50 years of existence: drawing attention to tourism offerings, pitching the city as a destination for events like conventions, and helping bring big-name acts like Garth Brooks to town. AT A GLANCE Top executive: Paul Arrigo, President and CEO Phone: 383-1825 Website: visitbatonrouge.com “Locals are very important to us,” Arrigo...

VGraham: A trusted partner in forecasting and CFO outsourcing

Marking a decade in business, Baton Rouge-based VGraham is a boutique financial management firm that provides outsourced CFO and controllership services to small and large companies representing a range of sectors. Founded by CPA Vanessa Graham, the firm has seen growth every year since its launch, earning a spot in LSU’s Top 100 companies for the last five years. AT...

Transformyx: Delivering innovative technology solutions

With over 35 years of business in the Louisiana IT market, Transformyx is no stranger to adaptation and growth. The technology needs (and capabilities) of today’s world continue to evolve and as a result, new solutions and products emerge. As a leading technology solutions provider in the Gulf South region, Transformyx leverages partnerships with select vendors and distributors to...

Spectrum Employee Services: An integrated, technology-based approach to HR management

  For more than two decades, Spectrum Employee Services has provided critical human resource management services to businesses of all sizes and across all sectors. AT A GLANCE Top executive: Chadwick Cole, Owner  Phone: 755-8822 Website: https://spectrumemployeeservices.com Trying to navigate a complex and continuously changing web of payroll, benefits, time and labor management, and human resources tasks can present challenges to any organization and...

SERVPRO: Company gains foothold as a top franchise

  No matter what’s come their way over the last 25 years, SERVPRO of East Baton Rouge has stood unflinchingly by their Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish area customers – whether it be hurricanes, floods, tornadoes, freezes, fire or water damage. AT A GLANCE Top executive: Darren Burychka, President; Nicole Brister, Office Manager; Philip Lemmler, Operations Manager; Tim Credeur, Commercial Business Manager Phone:...

Reliance OneScape: The grass is greener…

With clients across Greater Baton Rouge, Reliance OneScape is a full-service landscape design and maintenance company with a hands-on commitment to quality. The Port Allen company has grown significantly over the last four years, but remains true to its humble roots.  “We want to work as hard as we can to deliver a quality product,” owner Cody Bordelon says. “We...

Pinnacle Exterior Construction: Quality and beauty that stand the test of time

High-quality work performed in a timely manner at an affordable price. This is what Pinnacle Exterior Construction wants customers to associate with its work, whether that be a commercial fence, community pool or residential bulkhead.  Of course, the pandemic presented some challenges related to equipment and material shortages, but Pinnacle has worked hard to put measures in place. The company...

Postlethwaite & Netterville: Solving modern problems with modern solutions

Having served the Baton Rouge market for more than 70 years, Postlethwaite & Netterville has adapted over the decades to meet ever-changing client needs. P&N’s role as a CPA firm has always been a trusted advisor to clients, but in the early days that meant taxes, general accounting and assurance. Today, P&N offers accounting and assurance, consulting, tax and...

Olivier Group: A holistic, team-based approach to financial planning

It’s all about teamwork at Olivier Group. As a client, you don’t work with just one advisor, but get the experience of an entire staff. Olivier Group was founded 20 years ago and has transformed itself over the years into a proactive, holistic financial advisory firm. In an increasingly complex world, a knowledgeable advisor who can see “the big picture”...

Octagon Media: Exceeding client expectations

Maranda White and her team at Octagon Media believe in delivering remarkable results to each and every one of their clients.  In 2012, White launched Octagon Media as a media-buying firm, later expanding to a full-service agency offering services such as event management, public relations, digital marketing, graphic design, radio and television advertising. With 23 years of experience under her belt...

Nexus Louisiana: Coaching, capital and connection for technology-based companies

Nexus Louisiana, whose mission is to provide coaching, capital and connection for technology-based companies, is celebrating 30 years of work in the state by reflecting on the successes of the Tech Park, PitchBR, BREW and other projects. The Louisiana State Legislature created Nexus Louisiana in the early 1990s to promote the development of high-tech industry and research. In the past...

Mini Miracles 24-Hour Child Care: Round-the-clock child care comes to Baton Rouge

Captivated by the colors and shapes before them, a group of 3-year-olds at Mini Miracles 24-Hour Child Care in Baton Rouge sit around an electric green table, engaging in constructive play and positive social interactions with friends. Their vibrantly decorated classroom is filled with lots of stimulating toys, educational activities and several stations for learning and playing.  Mini Miracles 24-Hour...

The Luster Group: Taking a hands-on, detailed approach to every project

The Luster Group is an emerging company making a big impact in the construction field in Baton Rouge. With a portfolio that includes big-name clients such as LSU, Southern University and the BREC parks system, the company has earned a reputation for taking a hands-on, detailed approach to projects. Founded in 2013 by Floyd Luster, the company performs general construction...

Holmes Building Materials: Rooted deeply in a history of dependability

  Holmes Building Materials is still going strong. At 65 years of age, the materials supplier has built a solid foundation upon four generations of family tradition and customer service, and it’s that commitment to relationship building that helps it endure an often tumultuous market.  AT A GLANCE Top executive: John Holmes, Owner; Matthew Holmes, Owner Phone: 926-2031; 664-4126 Website: buildwithholmes.com They’ve come...

Guarantee Restoration Services: With a focus on humility and understanding, Guarantee Restoration has your back

Disasters never sleep, and neither does Guarantee Restoration Services. The company is on a mission to ensure the continuity of the clients they serve, no matter the emergency—fire, water, mold, hazardous substances, or winds, among others. AT A GLANCE Top executive: Shawn Folks, CEO; Bill Boeneke, CFO; Zack Klein, Director of Marketing and Business Development; Marcie Richardson, Director of Human Resources Phone:...

Garcia Roofing: Focusing on the customer experience

With his truck as his office and a pager for communication, Gabriel Garcia began what would become the largest residential roofing company in Louisiana. The year was 1992 and, soon after, Hurricane Andrew would devastate the Baton Rouge area. Garcia worked tirelessly to tarp and repair much of the heavily damaged area while earning the confidence and trust of...

LPFA: A long history of supporting education in Louisiana

Education sits at the foundation of improving economic and community development. Ensuring that students and educators have access to high-quality, up-to-date facilities is central to improving education opportunities across Louisiana.  The Louisiana Public Facilities Authority (LPFA), a conduit issuer of tax-exempt and taxable bonds, has played an integral role in supporting education efforts since it was founded in 1974. AT A...

The Hospice of Baton Rouge: Providing excellent care through compassion

For nearly 40 years, The Hospice of Baton Rouge has been helping families through one of the most difficult times of their lives. What began solely as offering services to assist people toward the end of life has been driven by a compassion so strong that it’s carrying over to other community efforts.  The Hospice of Baton Rouge provides a...

Genesis 360: Revolutionizing the customer experience

Genesis 360 is rapidly becoming the first thing that springs to the minds of local business owners. Founded by Opelousas native Craig Stevens, Genesis 360 provides a single contact for all the construction, ground maintenance, building maintenance, and IT-related services any business needs. “This company is becoming the Amazon of maintenance, construction and IT,” Stevens says. “Businesses need to look...

Fully Promoted Baton Rouge: Tailoring promotional products to the client

Fully Promoted Baton Rouge works with businesses and organizations across Greater Baton Rouge to create targeted promotional products that increase their recognition and interaction with existing and potential customers. From T-shirts and hats to pizza cutters and toothpaste squeezers, Fully Promoted Baton Rouge has more than 1 million products available for an organization to customize with its logo or...

Focus Foods: Company expanding its meal production and delivery system

Focus Foods is on a mission to get the word out. The Baton Rouge-based company is a leading provider of USDA meal solutions for K-12 schools and elder care, as well as emergency/relief meal solutions, but many Louisianians don’t know they exist.  They offer an undeniably beneficial and much needed service. Since 2019, Focus Foods has provided more than 19...

First South Farm Credit: Property purchase made smooth, easy, thanks to the experts

Ben McDonald jokes that there are only two seasons for him—baseball season and hunting season. Consequently, owning a piece of property where he could pass on his love of the outdoors to his family was especially important to him. When he needed guidance during the purchase, the former LSU and Major League Baseball pitcher (he was the first overall pick...