OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS

Alteryx Culture Stays The Course Over Years

TECHNOLOGY: $6.8B with mantra: work hard, play hardAt Alteryx Inc. they throw parties—birthdays, company milestones, Halloween, and Christmas.

Office Is Where the Design Is

How WATG Draws Its Own Space

Dentists get cavities, developers buy houses; how do designers execute on their own plans—and spend their money?

A Leap Got Them Second Looks

Designing Couple on Restaurants, $23M Westin Long Beach Redraw

Conventional wisdom says “look before you leap.”

TI Firms’ Gangbuster Growth Curve Continues

$1.3B Billings; 11% Sales Jump; 26M SF of Work

There appears to be no shortage of work for Orange County’s tenant-improvement contractors. The local market heated up last year after a slower 2017.

Astro Pak Outlasts Cold War, Flourishes

SERVICES: Finds niche cleaning precision components

Astro Pak Corp. is a byproduct of the 1950s Cold War between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R.

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Windes Still Bending to its Roots in Irvine

ACCOUNTING: 93-year-old firm in expansion mode

John Di Carlo can’t testify under oath that the founders of Windes Inc. had company culture and employee engagement at the core of their thinking when they opened their accounting firm. It was 1926 and the managing partner hasn’t come across any old work papers with “people first” scrawled across them.

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Work That Has Meaning Drives Laura’s House

Domestic Abuse Nonprofit Aims for 3rd OC Store

Working with and supporting victims of domestic abuse on a daily basis can be emotionally draining for employees at Laura’s House.

How OC’s Best Companies Are Ranked

The Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Orange County trio of lists are the result of months of surveying workers and managers at local employers.

Voit’s Broker-Owned Model Adds to Company Culture

Camaraderie Over Ball Games, Happy Hours

Next week, the brokers and other staff members at Voit Real Estate Services will take a break from their regularly scheduled work day to head to the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa not for a real estate conference, but a companywide retreat.

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State of the County: Accounting & Consulting

Taxes are always a high-stakes game; we’ve got the players.

Hottest Companies’ Accountants

Who counts the money?

Accounting Firms Increase Local Headcount 6.9%

Big 4, Acquisition Spurs Jump; 54 Employ 5,400

Orange County’s largest accounting firms boosted their local headcount 6.9% in the year ended May 31, the eighth straight year of increases.

Management Consultants Employ 4,400 in OC

Deloitte, Blythe, Tevora Lead Local Expansions

Orange County management consulting firms increased local consultant count 7.2% to 1,849 and overall employment by nearly 9% to more than 4,400, the Business Journal’s annual list shows.

From Big to Bigger: Private Cos. Grow 7.3%

ECONOMY: $102B of sales for largest operators

The large are getting larger—sometimes much larger—in this year’s snapshot of the biggest private companies in Orange County.

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Brandywine’s Record Year Defies National Trends

Irvine Builder Doubled Revenue in 2018

Homebuilders faced a tale of two markets in 2018: strong demand in the first half of the year downgrading to a slowdown in latter months, challenging Orange County homebuilders both public and private.

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