DEI one of top 150 private companies

“Cincinnati Business Courier” annual top companies award list

CINCINNATI, OH (September 17, 2021) — DEI, a leading design/build company specializing in banks and credit unions nationally, announced today that it was named to the 150 Top Private Companies in Cincinnati list by the “Cincinnati Business Courier”.

The Cincinnati business community is loaded with large and small public, private, and non-profit firms, including six of the “Fortune” 500 companies headquartered in the region.  However, with 67% of the companies in the region designated as “small business,” the growth engine of the local economy is truly the “main street” firms that compete at a high level. The “Cincinnati Business Courier” released its listing of the Top 150 Private Companies as a testament to the economic impact of privately held companies and their entrepreneurial leaders.

At the heart of DEI’s success story was the vision of president and owner Richard Grow to form a company that designs and builds workspaces that transform its client companies’ staff and customer experiences.

Grow has seen his private company reach across the borders from the Eastern seaboard of the United States to the West Coast with successful projects and repeat customers. With local Cincinnati headquarters and staff, DEI is proud to the call the region home.

“I am both honored and humbled that the spark of an idea that initially formed DEI has now been recognized as a Top 150 Private Company in the Cincinnati metro area,” says Grow. He added, “The team effort displayed by our staff in delivering innovative, on-time, on-budget projects for companies around the U.S. continues to separate our firm from the competition and leads our success forward.”

About DEI Incorporated

Since 1985, DEI has transformed banks and credit unions into retail environments, a place to cross-sell products and services, improve efficiencies, and increase the bottom line. DEI helps its clients Redefine, Rethink and Reimagine their facilities, spaces, and branch footprint strategies. A forward-thinking architectural design/build company, DEI has designed, built, or remodeled over 1,800 financial facilities. DEI is a leader in creating banking facilities that use the latest technology and delivery systems to provide state-of-the-art retail solutions that help clients improve their return on investment. DEI is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has additional offices in Texas, Indiana, and Florida. Learn more at


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