Case Studies

Logo

Countryside’s mission was to bring professional, hospital-level hospice and palliative in-home care to rural and suburban communities of Alabama and Georgia. High Street worked with the CEO and her team to grow the business by establishing newly licensed offices in strategically selected areas, upgrading the marketing strategy to make communities and other referral sources aware of Countryside’s high quality, compassionate care, and building the team to support the high growth the company enjoyed. With its emphasis on quality, regulatory compliance and community service, Countryside was very successful in gaining operating licenses and its service area grew to over 110 counties from 30 counties during High Street’s ownership. Countryside was eventually purchased by a publicly-held health care provider.

Logo

The 72 year old owner of Koontz-Wagner, a family business comprised of five distinct business units, desired to exit the business and retire after leading it for over 40 years. With no heir to step into the CEO role, he sought a partner to facilitate his exit and estate planning needs. High Street worked with the new CEO, who was selected from within the company, to grow the business with an emphasis on two niche manufacturing businesses. The management team, with High Street’s support, led the business through the recession of 2009, investing in key engineering and sales employees, and the company emerged from the recession prepared for fast growth. One business unit, South Bend Controls, was able to grow with key aerospace companies including Boeing, Airbus and Rolls-Royce and has been sold to a publicly-held aerospace systems supplier. Another business unit, Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls, has become a major provider of packaged control houses supporting gas turbine power generating operations and oil and gas pipelines and has been sold to a publicly-held supplier of systems and equipment to the global energy infrastructure industry.