Congratulations to Catherine Tojaga, owner of CT Mechanical and WCOE National Board Member for making the list of Crain’s annual Fast Fifty list. The list is Crain’s roundup of the fastest growing Chicago companies that have achieved impressive gains over a five-year period. Located in Lombard, IL, CT Mechanical has 38 employees and has a five-year growth of 513%. The company does HVAC contract work and posted $18.6 million in revenue for 2014.
According to Crain’s reporter, the HVAC company that started on Tojaga's dining-room table has expanded to 38 employees and more than $18.6 million in revenue last year. She says it grew from reaching out to her construction contacts for clientele and partnering with larger construction companies that need a certified women's business enterprise on the job. "Being a woman in construction, there are some challenges, so we have to take advantage of the advantages when we can," Tojaga says.