Company Profile

Double O

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

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.

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
Year Founded
1987
Location
Byron Center, Michigan
Leadership
Michael Otis, Linda Otis, William Riley
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Construction (2020)

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.

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Inc. 5000
No. 2214 (2016), No. 4060 (2015), No. 2391 (2014)

Bombas

A premium basics brand with a mission to help the homeless, donating specially designed products with every purchase.

David Heath and Randy Goldberg Courtesy company

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.

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
Retail
Year Founded
2013
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
David Heath
Website
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
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Bombas is a comfort-focused, premium basics brand with a mission to help those in need. The company was originally founded in 2013 because socks are the #1 most requested clothing item at homeless shelters. Underwear and t-shirts are #2 and #3 respectively. While the brand started with and is known for its extremely comfortable socks, Bombas used its expertise in comfort to launch into apparel with t-shirts in 2019 and most recently, underwear in 2021. For every item purchased, a specially-designed item is donated to the homeless community. To date, Bombas has donated more than 50 million items to those at-risk, in need, and experiencing homelessness.

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Inc. Honors
Inc. Best Workplaces
2019, 2018

WHY WE THINK WE'RE A GREAT PLACE TO WORK

We empower our employees to be at their very best and help them to believe in themselves. We let them take time to align professional and personal goals and trust our team members to get their work done. Need to work from home to watch your children for a day? We understand, no problem. Had a great month and want to head out early on a Friday to go skiing up north for the weekend? Go for it, you earned it. Need come in late due to a doctor's appointment? We've all been there.

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Inc. Best in Business
Retail (2020)

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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Regionals Northeast
No. 74 (2022), No. 47 (2021)
Inc. 5000
No. 1186 (2021), No. 515 (2020), No. 165 (2019), No. 175 (2018)

Allbirds

A direct-to-consumer apparel brand selling carbon-neutral footwear made of natural fibers and sold in recycled packaging.

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.

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
Retail
Year Founded
2014
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Joey Zwillinger, Tim Brown, Joey Zwillinger
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Retail (2020)

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.

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Best-Led Companies
No. 78 (2021)

Caraway

A direct-to-consumer home goods brand.

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.

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
Year Founded
2019
Location
New York, New York
Leadership
Jordan Nathan
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Consumer Products (2020)

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.

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Instacart

Provides same-day grocery delivery across North America.

Apoorva Mehta Getty Images

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. 

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
Year Founded
2012
Location
San Francisco, California
Leadership
Apoorva Mehta
Data as of Publication on Dec 11, 2020
Inc. Honors
Inc. Best in Business
Consumer Services (2020)

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. 

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