Jack Selman, left

Jack Selman, left

Founder, Architects Orange

WHY: Oversees largest local architecture firm by OC billings, with $61M last year.

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RECENT: 20% year-over-year increase in business. Selman Family runs iconic Chevy dealer in Orange.

QUOTABLE: Firm increasing mixed-use work, and buying practices, including firms focused on office and industrial work; now has 10studios under AO designing everything from retail to parking structures. “We’re doing all of them,” he told Business Journal, though, in end, “a lot of projects never get built.”

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