MACC 2020 Excellence in Business Award
Doberman Technologies is selected for the MACC’s 2020 Excellence in Business Award. This award is presented to a business for innovation, risk, and growth that represents the entrepreneurial spirit of business development. Since locating to Mason in 2015, Doberman Technologies has been able to impact the business community in various ways, to include expansion from 7 to 11 local employees, the purchase of the Cobblestone Event Center for remodeling into a modern office space, and the approval of a site plan to renovate local housing units into modern commercial space with 24 car parking lots and a 4,000 square foot facility for redeveloping.
They have experienced 125% growth in revenue from 2015 until 2018, allowing them to place as #2998 on the 2019 INC5000 list. They were the only Mason area business to make this recognition. Other recognitions have included 4 consecutive years on the Corp! Magazine “Michigan Economic Bright Spot” award listing, as well as being recognized as a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch in 2017. Ian Richardson, CEO of Doberman Technologies attributes much of the company’s success to both location and support from the community. He states, “Doberman enjoys supporting the local community through our own economic activity, as well as supporting the Chamber of Commerce. We’re especially proud of our sponsorship and participation in the MACC Business to Business Expo for the past 4 years, including the top billing sponsorship for the past 2 years.”
Many local businesses in Mason were eager to nominate Ian Richardson and Doberman Technologies for this year’s 2020 Excellence in Business Award. Missy Trudell and Todd Wallis, owners of Paper Image in Mason stated, “We have had the privilege of knowing Ian for the past several years as a client, referring clients to him, serving with him on the board of Child and Family Charities, sitting on several committees together as well as meeting him weekly at a business referral group. We have the upmost respect for this man and how he operates his business and gives back to his industry as well as the community of Mason which is where he chose to move his business as it was growing.” It is clear Doberman Technologies exemplifies all this award represents.