Business Growth Success Stories


Started in a garage in Sugarcreek more than 40 years ago, ProVia has grown steadily over the past four decades. Employing over 775 people, ProVia is recognized nationally as a manufacturer of top-quality doors, windows, siding and stone products.


Troyer has been producing quality Amish food since 1959, when owner James Troyer’s father began selling smoked meat and eight types of cheese out of the trunk of his car and basement. With products as diverse as pickles and relishes, jams and jellies, and soaps and salsas, Troyer’s 200+ employees serve over 5000 customers in all 48 contiguous United States.

Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative, Inc.

Glenn Miller, President and CEO of the Holmes-Wayne Electric Cooperative, Inc., has been around the HCEDC since its inception in 2004. Almost 15 years and two executive directors later, Miller is pleased by the growth he has seen in Holmes County and extols the good work the HCEDC does.

What to read next:

“”They walked us through the process and paperwork of getting tax abatements for the new building and even though we didn’t receive them on the main building, the process served as a good test run for applying for the abatement on the finish shop as well as future expansions.”
—Scott Troyer, Jacob and Levi’s Owner”