Heartland Region Finalists Based Outside Minnesota

The out of state runner-ups in the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year competition.
Heartland Region Finalists Based Outside Minnesota

Dustin Doll, president and CEO

Accord Group

Founded: 2008
Headquarters: Lee’s Summit, Mo.
Employees: 175
Mission: Accord Group owns and operates multiple roofing, siding, and gutter brands, with 12 locations in the United States.

Gary Fish, CEO and founder

Fishtech Group LLC

Founded: 2015
Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.
Employees: 150
Mission: Fishtech is a data-driven cybersecurity solutions provider leading its clients through next-generation cloud, IT, and security transformation challenges.

Phil Allen, president and CEO

Grace Engineered Products, Inc.

Founded: 1991
Headquarters: Davenport, Iowa
Employees: 38
Mission: Grace Engineered Products designs, manufactures, and distributes electrical safety products that include access ports, which are used to reduce the risk of live voltage injuries.

Erica Brune, president


Founded: 2012
Headquarters: Kansas City, Mo.
Employees: 25
Mission: Lever1 is a professional employer organization that provides a variety of administrative and management services for small businesses throughout the country.

Andrew Burch, president and CEO

SmartMouth Oral Health Laboratories

Founded: 1996
Headquarters: St. Louis, Mo.
Employees: 14
Mission: SmartMouth Oral Health Laboratories manufactures and markets mouthwash, toothpaste, and mints through national retailers across the country and online.

Doug Jaeger, president and CEO

Ulteig Engineers

Founded: 1944
Headquarters: Fargo, N.D.
Employees: 395
Mission: Ulteig offers design engineering, program management, and technical and field services across multiple sectors, including power, renewables, transportation, and water.

Eric Weisser, senior vice president

Weisser Distributing

Founded: 1978
Headquarters: Tea, S.D.
Employees: 120
Mission: Weisser Distributing is an online third-party retailer of automotive tools and supplies, brew-making supplies, hunting and camping supplies, safety products, home goods, woodworking supplies, and other products.