You may not have heard the name Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. before, but you definitely know its products. The Michigan-based company owns 13 shoe brands.
A part-time job parking cars at a Maryland hotel led Jerry South to found Towne Park, a valet parking firm servicing more than 400 properties nationwide.
Drawing on a past business relationship, SunTx CEO Ned Fleming connected with a former colleague to form the successful London Broadcasting Company.
In the midst of the housing crisis, BlackEagle Partners and US LBM Holdings saw promise in distressed building materials companies.