PROJECTXYZ, Inc. is a woman-owned small business dedicated to helping other businesses succeed. Located in Huntsville, Alabama, it offers engineering, lifecycle logistics, information technology and alternative energy support services to clients such as the Department of Defense.
Kim Lewis, CEO of PROJECTXYZ, Inc., spent 10 years managing and implementing healthcare technology projects in the private industry before starting her own business in 2002. Two years later, her husband, Larry Lewis, joined the business, bring an added layer of expertise in government contracting.
“This combination of experiences working in the private and public sectors bring a unique perspective and wide arsenal of skills and techniques to approaching problems and delivering results for federal and commercial consumers,” Lewis said.
The business has experienced many setbacks on its rise to success, the most notable of which occurred during the near collapse of the country’s financial system when access to credit froze right as the company needed to expand in order to fulfil new contracting demands. Today, Lewis reports that their biggest problem is the continued rising cost of healthcare and new reporting regulations which result in cost increases that are impacting the company’s growth.
Despite setbacks, PROJECTXYC, Inc. has received numerous awards, including the U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Award and the DoD Nunn-Perry award, has been distinguished as the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber Small Business of the Year, and has appeared three consecutive years on the INC. 5000 list of fastest growing small businesses in America.
“At PROJECTXYZ we believe our biggest differentiators are our people, our willingness to partner with our customers, and our philosophy of putting profit back into the company,” Lewis said. “All of these aspects allow us to invest in the success of our employees, our customers, and our business.”