Little Engine Ventures acquires Skydive Indianapolis

Little Engine Ventures (LEV) acquired 100% of Skydive Indianapolis from Indiana Skydive Center on April 19, 2019. Skydive Indy was founded and owned by Bob Dougherty. Dougherty launched the business more than 30 years ago from Greensburg, IN. The business was relocated to Frankfort, IN after a tornado hit the Greensburg airport. Skydive Indy is Read more about Little Engine Ventures acquires Skydive Indianapolis[…]

Magic Glass acquires Autoglass Express

On February 15, 2019, Magic Glass Holdings, LLC (“Magic Glass”) acquired the assets of Autoglass Express (“AGX”) of 505 Farabee Drive, Lafayette, IN from Ron Whitaker. AutoGlass Express provides mobile autoglass service in the Greater Lafayette region. Whitaker will stay involved for the foreseeable future. He will help the team deliver the same quality and Read more about Magic Glass acquires Autoglass Express[…]

Little Engine Ventures Acquires Brickyard Logistics

On January 26, 2019 Little Engine Ventures acquired majority interest in Brickyard Logistics, LLC of Indianapolis, IN. Brickyard Logistics delivers automobile and agricultural parts overnight. All staff will be retained and a portion of proceeds will be used to expand daytime services. Brickyard Logistics is Little Engine Ventures’s ninth control investment in less than three Read more about Little Engine Ventures Acquires Brickyard Logistics[…]

Persistence Before Mastery

We have all heard the phrase ‘quality over quantity,’ right? Well, I recently heard the statement ‘quantity before quality’ and really appreciated it. Before mastery, one must persist through a substantial quantity. A child’s first shot at the basketball hoop is poorly formed and only miraculously made. People are not born master pianists. A true Read more about Persistence Before Mastery[…]

Little Engine Ventures Acquires Lafayette Tool & Die

Little Engine Ventures (LEV) recently acquired Lafayette Tool & Die of Lafayette, IN from Larry and Judy Skinner. Judy will begin a transition toward retirement and Larry will remain on staff and serve as the lead toolmaker. “The introduction to Daryl and his model with Little Engine Ventures was good timing. I was not sure Read more about Little Engine Ventures Acquires Lafayette Tool & Die[…]

Digital Rivers

Adam Smith’s “Wealth of Nations” supposes that economies will develop most fruitfully near navigable waterways. This is because no method of transportation is cheaper. Raw commodities will be manufactured into processed goods and both raw and finished goods, in excess supply, can be shipped inexpensively to other regions cost effectively. This will support growth of Read more about Digital Rivers[…]

Little Engine Ventures Acquires Control of Stable’N

On March 6th, 2018 Little Engine Ventures (LEV) acquired control of Stable’N from engineer turned farmer, Bryan Tomm of Carmi, Illinois. Stable’N is an agricultural equipment technology developed to effect soil biology using an electrical pulse.  The partners will begin doing business as Boden LLC immediately with additional capital investment from both LEV and Tomm. Read more about Little Engine Ventures Acquires Control of Stable’N[…]

Little Engine Ventures Acquires Recycle Guy

Little Engine Ventures (LEV) recently acquired Recycle Guy of Tipton, IN from Brook & Linda “Suzy” Edwards.  LEV has hired a new CEO, Nick Vollmer to oversee the company’s future.  Brook Edwards, COO will remain with the company as a part-time driver and salesmen. His wife, Suzy will retire after a short transition period so Read more about Little Engine Ventures Acquires Recycle Guy[…]