School project turns into $60 million Internet business

August 21, 2006 at 5:23 am Leave a comment

http://chicoer.com/business/ci_4209702

An e-commerce magazine named it one of the country’s 500 fastest-growing e-commerce companies in the nation.

But looking backward hasn’t made Improvement Direct into an industry superstar. The future is bright for this company.

Corporate visioning

CEO Chris Friedland (left) and fellow founder David Boctor came up with a Web site business based on Friedland’s job with national plumbing supply business.(Bill Husa/Enterprise-Record)

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points to taking the company public down the road, and expansion means spreading out over the 11 acres it has tagged at the airport.All that makes chief executive officer Chris Friedland and fellow founder and business development chief David Boctor very happy.

Facing a project in their master’s computer class, Friedland and Boctor came up with a Web site business based on Friedland’s job with national plumbing supply business.

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