From high school to painter to Ohio Small Business Person of the Year, one man’s journey to the top
Nolan has also continued to develop his skills as a business owner as a participant in University Circle Inc.’s NextStep program, designed to help CEOs scale their operations.
Quality Control Services ’s impressive growth, based on dedication to continuous improvement and rooted in honesty and integrity, earned Nolan the distinction of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2018 Ohio Small Business Person of the Year. The award is given annually, based on criteria including workforce growth and response to adversity.
Nolan says the honor is humbling, hard to believe, and motivation to continue growing the business.
“We have an aging infrastructure in Cleveland, and corrosion is a constant threat,” says Nolan. “Our business isn’t only about ensuring tax dollars are spent responsibly. If coatings systems on bridges and roads are applied correctly and efficiently, people are safer and infrastructure lasts longer.”
Nolan’s plans to expand Quality Control Services into new markets, including nearby state departments of transportation, and federal and regional agencies. It’s an ambitious plan and a significant challenge, and Nolan wouldn’t have it any other way.