Location: Lexington Park, MD
Industry: Professional services
PRESERVING A SMALL-BUSINESS FEEL
When Ausley Associates, Inc. first came into existence 18 years ago, it was a two-person operation. Today, it’s rapidly growing toward a large-business classification. But this new growth should not come at the price of the company’s small-business feel, believes president Paul Ausley. Employees have become accustomed to the benefits of working within a family-oriented business, and the entire team benefits from being tight-knit. To help maintain the family aspects of the company, Ausley Associates makes a point of holding events outside work so employees can get to know each other on a personal level and form strong working relationships.
Quick Tip: “To maintain exceptional service, we know we need people who align with our values.”
Why is this an important aspect of Ausley Associates’ growth plan? The company “believes that to differentiate on quality, you must start with people — human capital is the heart of any business,” Ausley says. “As a fast-growing company, it is important to remember the company you started with and stay true to its mission as you scale your operations.” Ausley Associates has spent resources developing a team of innovative leaders with a strategic planning approach. The company also works to predict the impact of projected growth, hoping it can effectively manage that growth and meet challenges with solutions.