LITTLE ENGINE VENTURES

HELP OTHERS CLIMB.

Best-in-niche, make-to-order, service companies with geographic moats.
 

AUTOGLASS

Help fleet owners get vehicles back to work after windshield damage.

SKYDIVING

Help people celebrate with a free fall from 13,000 feet.

TOOL & DIE

Help advanced manufacturers deliver greater throughput.

AUTOGLASS

Help fleet owners get vehicles back to work after windshield damage.

SKYDIVING

Help people celebrate with a free fall from 13,000 feet.

TOOL & DIE

Help advanced manufacturers deliver greater throughput.

10 YEARS VISION

Bring Little Engine Ventures of Lafayette, Indiana to the Midwest

70 million people

Approximately, 70 million people live in the Midwest of the United States. From our humble beginnings in Lafayette, Indiana, we think we can bring about like service to customers throughout the area by 2032. This expansion will require launching new locations, acquiring and scaling up new-to-us locations and hiring many new General Managers. We are excited to help customers, teammates and partners climb –together.

LAUNCH

We help ambitious people get started
10%

SCALE

We help owner-operators move out of the "required" seat by joining our network.
60%

MATURE

We help proven leaders expand geographically.
30%

Daryl Star

Starr began his entrepreneurial journey at age 13 when he rode his bicycle seven miles from the family farm into town in order to open up a bank account so he could begin buying and selling compact discs on the school bus. His father was telephoned to approve the bank account, and gladly encouraged the ambitious young man. Additional enterprises were attempted with varying degrees of success and failure. Ask him about buying control of his applied economics class, trading options while in college, buying consulting companies, or developing a nationally scaled SaaS enterprise. Avoid asking about intensive grazing dairy farms and grocery delivery businesses.

Mikel Berger

Berger began his entrepreneurial journey during graduate school when he cofounded a software development company with one of his professors. He considers himself an accidental entrepreneur. His fascination with problem-solving, and quick wit, made him a natural at scoping complex situations into complicated, backend heavy software solutions for small to medium sized, entrepreneurial-led manufacturers and service companies. His honesty and forthrightness garnered trust and endeared him to many long term clients.

JOIN US

Want to make a change? Sell your company, join our team, or both!
BECOME A PARTNER
Are you considering the sale of your company to a family member or key employee and unsure if it makes sense?
JOIN OUR TEAM
Looking for a more exciting career but not sure if you’ve got what it takes to go it alone?
BECOME A PARTNER
Are you considering the sale of your company to a family member or key employee and unsure if it makes sense?
JOIN OUR TEAM
Looking for a more exciting career but not sure if you’ve got what it takes to go it alone?

We are expanding geographically. Check back often to see new locations.