Sky Factory

The Sky Factory
Fairfield, Iowa

Founded: 2002
Employees: 34
2009 revenue: $3.9 million
theskyfactory.com

Designs and manufactures backlit images that can be installed in ceilings and walls.

There are no employees, just owners, and people take turns leading. All decisions are made by consensus. Employees are extensively cross-trained: The goal is for everyone to be able to do everything. All information except for salaries is accessible to anyone in the company.