The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has named Randy’s Booth Co. the Minnesota 2018 Family-Owned Business of the Year.
Owner Bert Kissoondath will be honored Friday at the annual awards luncheon of the Minnesota office of the SBA.
Bert Kissoondath’s father, Randy, started the company in late 1970’s as builder of custom-made booths. He left a job in banking in 2006 to join Randy, who died in 2009.
Under Bert Kissoondath, the business has expanded from four to 24 employees. And Randy’s used an SBA-guaranteed loan to purchase a larger building in Crystal in 2017.
Kissoondath, through a relationship with MinnCor Industries, employs some ex-criminal offenders who learn upholstery and wood-working. Randy’s also partners with local-training organizations and supports several local charities.
Source Article: Star Tribune