I want to take this opportunity to recommend Mr. Hiten Gardi from Gardi & Haught, Ltd. for the Daily Herald Business Ledgers Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. I have known Hiten for more than a year. I can still remember when we first met: he had just won a major government contract and his drive and determination for success was evident.
At the time, Hiten’s company did not have the infrastructure in place needed to handle the new contract. During tough economic times, many business owners would proceed with caution to keep cost down sacrificing customer service and slowing growth. Hiten’s passion for excellence drove his decision to aggressively hire for the existing Schaumburg office and the newly formed Rockford location. Hiten invested capital and time in building his company’s infrastructure before realizing any revenue.
Through Hiten’s ability to identify risk, manage change and leverage opportunity, Gardi & Haught, Ltd. has exceeded all expectations.
It has been a pleasure to get to know Hiten and I highly recommend Hiten receives the Entrepreneurial Excellece Award.
Brian C. Vachout
Schaumburg Bank & Trust Company, N.A.