Company Profile

Double O

Distributor and installer of commercial glazing, windows, and doors.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Construction
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
1987
Location
Byron Center, Michigan
Leadership
Michael Otis, Linda Otis, William Riley
Past Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 2214 (2016), No. 4060 (2015), No. 2391 (2014)
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Recently, Double O relocated its office to the most economically challenged area in Grand Rapids, Michigan with the goal of creating local jobs and revitalizing the neighborhood through various construction initiatives. The company partners with nonprofit organizations, including Bethany Christian Services, the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, NAACP, and Habitat for Humanity, in order to improve local housing quality. After first halting operations early in the pandemic, Double O got back to work, helping businesses deemed essential. As of early May, all of the company’s 34 employees were rehired, plus several new staffers.

Bombas

Makes socially responsible socks and other clothing items.

David Heath and Randy Goldberg
Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Products
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2013
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
David Heath, Randy Goldberg
Past Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 515 (2020), No. 165 (2019), No. 175 (2018)
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

Knowing that socks are the most requested item in shelters, e-tailer Bombas has long donated them and other garments to the unhoused with each customer purchase. During the pandemic, Bombas leveraged relationships with other like-minded companies to spearhead donations of 300 sheets, 430,000 bars of soap, and 10,000 individually wrapped snacks. It also donated 50,000 pairs of supportive socks to doctors and nurses at nearly 200 hospitals nationwide and volunteered critically needed items, including over 113,500 pairs of socks and T-shirts, to the Food Bank of New York City, the Doctors Without Borders mobile shower program, the Department of Homeless Services, NYC’s Jacob Javits Center, and the USNS Comfort. This year, the company also made five $50,000 donations to organizations working to combat racial injustice.

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Bombas is an e-commerce apparel company, focused on making the most comfortable socks in the history of feet while helping those in need. After discovering socks are the #1 most requested clothing item in homeless shelters, Bombas established the brand’s mission to donate a pair of socks for every pair sold. To date Bombas has donated more than five million pairs across the US. Each Bombas sock is constructed using the company’s proprietary Sock Tech, comprised of several substantial improvements to the comfort, performance, and design of the traditional sock.

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Other Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2019, 2018

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

One of our core values is "Employees Love Working Here". Our core values drive all our decision making. We take employee feedback seriously and strive to foster a workplace that truly is a second home for all of us, lovingly called "The Hive". From in-office perks to a strong benefits package, employees consistently tell us that they feel cared for. All employees are encouraged to get involved in the business and mission any way they can. Our robust goal setting program (OKRs) allows all employees to have full visibility and accessibility to all areas of the business.

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Allbirds

Makes carbon-neutral footwear.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Products
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2016
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Tim Brown, Joey Zwillinger
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

A self-imposed carbon tax in 2019 funded the company’s transition this year to 100 percent carbon neutrality through third-party certified offsets. Allbirds footwear and apparel all carry a Carbon Footprint label. In May, the company announced a partnership with Adidas to develop the world's lowest carbon performance shoe and to hasten the transformation of the footwear supply chain, from material choices to manufacturing facilities and transportation methods. In line with its concern for the climate crisis and racial equity, Allbirds proclaimed Earth Day and Juneteenth company holidays in 2020.

Caraway

A direct-to-consumer home goods brand.

Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Products
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2019
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Jordan Nathan
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

In a year when a record number of people ate meals at home, reliably non-toxic cookware became all the more beneficial. After launching in November 2019 with a 150,000 waitlist, Caraway's timing could not have been better. The company's first product, a ceramic-coated cookware set, is made of recyclable aluminum and stainless steel and is 100 percent free of harmful toxins. It also releases 60 percent less carbon dioxide compared with traditional nonstick coatings.

Instacart

Provides same-day grocery delivery across North America.

Apoorva Mehta
Company Information
All of Inc.'s Best in Business honorees started 2020 as private, U.S.-based, independent (non-subsidiary) companies and, in the opinion of Inc.'s editors, made a best-in-class impact (on society, the environment, their industries, their immediate communities, or even the lives of their workers) in 2020.
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Industry
Consumer Services
Best In Business: Industry Winner
Year Founded
2012
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Apoorva Mehta
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Company Description

As the U.S. and Canada began issuing shelter-in-place orders, Instacart worked around the clock to provide an essential, immediate, and flexible service for millions of families and retailers. It was the first on-demand company to introduce "Leave at My Door Delivery." This year, the company also introduced a number of health and safety resources for shoppers, including free telemedicine consultations, and launched its Senior Support Service—a high-touch system to help seniors adopt online grocery delivery and prepare for flu season. In the first month of this service, Instacart onboarded over 70,000 seniors. To help alleviate food insecurity and its disproportionate effects on communities of color, Instacart donated $250,000 to Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.