Latest from Thomas Heath

Leap started as a hobby. Now, it’s a multimillion-dollar platform.

The app is used by contractors to manage projects such as roof replacements and kitchen remodels.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Custom T-shirt maker saves its business with early pivot to masks

Fairfax-based Custom Ink was forced to recalibrate and rethink its business after the pandemic sent sales tumbling in March.
  • Mar 4, 2021

Parkway Cleaners fuels growth through innovation and custom work

Jon Simon taps business and technical savvy to build a D.C. mainstay that has cleaned a first lady’s quilt and a flag from Ford’s Theatre.
  • Jan 30, 2021

Xometry uses AI and algorithms to match manufacturers with hard-to-find parts

The Maryland-based company is closing in on $150 million in sales and planning to go public in 2021.
  • Dec 24, 2020

After reimagining apartment storage, Bradyl bloomed

The Rockville company responded to the need for enclosed, secure places to put possessions.
  • Nov 21, 2020

A childhood friendship leads to a Potomac paddle boat partnership

Jack Walten and Jack Maher find a moneymaking niche with the Potomac Paddle Club.
  • Oct 2, 2020

How patience and partnership built a billion-dollar data center business

Byrne Murphy and Bill Conway brought DigiPlex back from the brink with their personal money, granular management and a long-term mindset.
  • Sep 11, 2020

Healthy Fresh Meals competes in growing meal delivery market

Healthy Fresh Meals brings heat-and-eat food to athletes, fitness buffs and others.
  • Aug 22, 2020

Sweat DC makes a hard pivot to outlast pandemic

Owner Gerard Burley remade his fitness studio by cutting costs and moving classes outdoors.
  • Aug 1, 2020

Shares by the slice: Fractional investing sparks a stock market stampede

The option to buy a partial share has resonated with millennials during Wall Street’s rebound, but skeptics say there are better ways to build wealth.
  • Jul 10, 2020