Neighborhood Painting Wins 25 Under 25® Award

Neighborhood Painting Wins 25 Under 25® Award

Annual awards program honors Kansas City companies with fewer than 25 employees

Neighborhood Painting Inc. is the proud recipient of the 25 Under 25® Award, a long-running honor that is presented each year to Kansas City’s finest small businesses.

Ryan Toelkes, founder of Neighborhood Painting, accepted the award during the 25 Under 25® Awards Gala on Feb. 28 at the Downtown Marriott’s Muehlebach Tower. The awards are presented to 25 local businesses with fewer than 25 employees. Companies are judged on their financial stability, ability to overcome adversity and challenges, community involvement, distinguishing or defining characteristics and company vision.

To be considered for the award, companies must meet three requirements:

  1. Have fewer than 25 full-time (or full-time equivalent) employees
  2. Operate a for-profit business for three or more years
  3. Be located in the Greater Kansas City area

An independent panel of judges consisting of area business leaders chooses the winning companies. More than 1,400 nominations were submitted. This year’s honorees included:

ABPathfinder Inc.

City Gym KC

DRAW Architecture + Urban Design



JNA Advertising

The Land Source & Evergreen Real Estate Services

Lifted Logic

Likarda LLC

Neighborhood Painting Inc.

Neuvant House of Lawrence

nexus IT group

Optimum Energy Solutions

REACTOR Design Studio

Shockey Consulting Services


Square One Interiors LLC

SRKO Contracting

Structura Inc.

Sunlite Science & Technology Inc.

Team Drive-Away Inc.

Totta Hardwood Flooring LLC

Unique Label Inc.


Whatever It Takes Electrical Contractors LLC

Sherry Turner, founder of OneKC for Women, was the recipient of the annual Entrepreneurial Legacy Award. OneKC for Women is an alliance of several organizations that help women start businesses, win employment and pursue their goals of financial independence.

Neighborhood Painting, Inc also recently received their 4th consecutive Angie’s List award, as one of the top service companies in the Kansas City area. To view our video from the awards gala click below:

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