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J.P. Gasway

JP Gasway Logo Founded in 1935 as a small, family owned business providing exceptional service, J.P. Gasway has grown into its current home in Hiawatha as a wholesale distributor of paper, office, janitorial, packaging and food service supplies. Their extensive inventory spans a variety of needs, from fine printing papers to chair mats and paper towels to retail packaging.

Offering well-known brands and ecofriendly and economical options, J.P. Gasway partners with many companies throughout the Cedar Rapids metro area to give back to the community. With the goal of providing customers with quality products and exceptional service, creating and strengthening loyal partnerships, and creating a growing and stable future, J.P. Gasway measures success with strong customer relationships and revenue growth to improve and increase product offerings to better serve customers’ changing needs.

Full Time Employees: 22
Part Time Employees: 1
Address: 1460 Sherman Road, Hiawatha, IA 52233
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Miron Construction

Miron Construction logo Miron Construction Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s premier construction firms with more than 1,500 employees throughout six locations in Wisconsin and Iowa. Recognized as an industry leader in new builds, renovations, and maintenance services, Miron Construction is a forward thinking, fast growing, private company with a rich history of reaching beyond construction to understand client stories and translate them to the build environment.

The company strives to exceed client expectations and bring dreams to life by building strong relationships, creating innovative solutions with the best tools, processes and safety measures, and serving the community by partnering with local suppliers and integrating sustainable practices to reduce environmental impacts. Giving back to the community, Miron Construction works to support local nonprofits with United Way’s Day of Caring, the Ronald McDonald House run/walk, highway cleanup efforts, Waypoint Services, Gems of Hope, Summer for the Arts program, Greene Square Meals, and others.

Full Time Employees: 27 in Cedar Rapids, 1,500+ throughout the Midwest
Address: 335 French Ct. SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
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Saxton is a commercial interior solutions company that believes “Space Matters.” For 40 years, Saxton has studied the impact interior space has on desired outcomes. In developing interiors for clients, Saxton uses this approach in an outcomes-focused planning process, best-value procurement system and seamless project execution to create interiors that deliver successful results.

Saxton was incorporated in Iowa in 1977 by Tom Saxton. Tom had been working in the commercial furniture business for several years and realized there was a significant unmet need in the market place. At that time, most design professionals did not understand furniture and facility issues and most furniture dealerships did not understand design and facility issues. It was Saxton’s vision to develop a process that allowed clients to make good long-term decisions regarding both design and furniture issues as they relate to an organization’s interior facility. Saxton adds value to the local business economy by helping organizations create spaces that positively impact their people where they can thrive and in turn positively impact the bottom line of their organization. Saxton has experienced steady growth in total volume, size, geographic area and scope of services. Today, Saxton employs staff across the state, with operations in both Des Moines and Cedar Rapids.

Full-time employees: 30
600 3rd Street SE, Suite 100
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Terry Lockridge & Dunn

Terry Lockridge & Dunn has been providing services to businesses and individuals for more than 40 years in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City. The business works with clients to make their business more profitable, achieve personal financial goals and pass their legacy on to future generations.

The experts at Terry Lockridge & Dunn are proactive, not reactive - they’ll “look around the corner” to see what lies ahead. The firm focuses on areas where they excel, including proactive income tax planning, business accounting and consulting services, estate and retirement planning.

Full-time employees: 23
Part-time employees: 2
Address: 221 3rd Avenue SE Suite 215, Cedar Rapids
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Top RANK is a professional and executive search and consulting firm dedicated to assisting clients with acquiring and retaining top professional and executive talent. The organization is focused on helping companies maximize talent and develop a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and engaging workforce that includes women, minorities, military veterans, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, and other groups.

Top RANK remains the only minority-owned and combined diversity talent search and consulting firm in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids (ICR) market, and one of few diversity and inclusion consulting firms in the region that offers this unique approach at time when Iowa companies are experiencing significant challenges attracting and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. As companies are thinking about how they will compete both today and tomorrow in the global economy, having a diverse workforce is critical to long-term sustainability. Top RANK is a firm that brings value to the ICR market as a partner with companies who desire to improve on diversity, equity, inclusion, and engagement.

Full-time employees: 3, including multiple independent contractors
Part-time employees: 0
Address: 118 3rd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
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