Wellesley business buzz: Inc. names Caskata, Gardner Resources Consulting fast growers; Deland, Gibson Insurance recognized; Welcome to new advertiser Figurella

The latest Wellesley, Mass., business news:

Inc. names Caskata, Gardner Resources Consulting fast growers

Inc. has released its list of the 5,000 fastest growing private companies in the country, and cracking the list are 2 Wellesley firms: Caskata and Gardner Resources Consulting.

Caskata, which resides at the familiar yellow Hathaway House at the entrance to Wellesley Square on Washington Street, is a provider of beautiful home goods, including special offerings from the likes of Cuisinart. According to Inc., Caskata has grown 238% over 3 years, putting it at #2,137 on the big list.

Owner Shawn Laughlin started the company over 16 years ago as a second career after a professional life as a commercial film producer.

Caskata, Wellesley
Caskata, Wellesley


Staffing services firm Gardner Resources Consulting appears at #3,013 on the Inc., list, with 172% growth over 3 years. Since opening Gardner Resources Consulting, in 1998, Steve Naha and team have focused the organization’s efforts to match high-level talent with openings in technology, life sciences, and other markets.

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One other Wellesley connection to the Inc. list that we know about: Wellesley resident Bharat Singh‘s TalentBurst, a provider of staff augmentation and workforce management technology located in Natick, is on the list at #4,796.


Deland, Gibson Insurance recognized

Deland, Gibson InsuranceDeland, Gibson Insurance Associates has been recognized as a Top Insurance Employer of 2023 by independent publisher Insurance Business America for the fourth straight year.

Organizations were required to pass a vetting process anonymously completed by the firm’s employees. Questions to determine a Top Insurance Workplace included benefits, compensation, culture, employee development, and diversity. IBA recognized organizations that received an 80% or greater average satisfaction rating from employees.

Deland, Gibson CEO Chip Gibson said, “This award is a testament to DG’s ongoing commitment to fostering an exceptional workplace, culture, and atmosphere, which we consistently strive to uphold.”

The Wellesley-based firm was established in 1900, and is now a 4th generation family-run insurance agency.


Welcome to new advertiser Figurella

Thank you to Figurella, “Where women’s Health and Fitness Matter the Most,” for becoming our newest advertising partner. We appreciate the support, and hope to help connect the business with new customers.

Figurella, Wellesley

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