Kitchener, Ontario Canada (September 12, 2019) Since being founded in 2006, CareHawk® has grown from a humble garage start-up to a multi-million dollar enterprise landing the company 150th on 2019 Growth 500. Additionally, CareHawk placed No. 16 in the manufacturing category and No. 4 overall in the Kitchener-Waterloo area.
“We have achieved 595% revenue growth over the past 5 years, which is a testament to our teams’ exceptional work and focus,” says Wayne Hartill, President and Co-founder of CareHawk®.
“The companies on the 2019 Growth 500 are truly remarkable. Demonstrating foresight, innovation and smart management, their stories serve as a primer for how to build a successful entrepreneurial business today,” says Beth Fraser, Growth 500 program manager. “As we celebrate over 30 years of the Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies program, it’s encouraging to see that entrepreneurship is healthier than ever in this country.”
Company Rooted in School Intercom and Paging Continues Year-Over-Year Growth since its start in 2006.
“We’re reinvesting in the business through our people and our commitment to developing innovative products that serve safer schools and healthcare facilities in our community and throughout North America,” adds Mr. Hartill.
School intercom and paging systems continue to be the foundation of business growth for CareHawk®, however, in 2018 the company launched the HC7000 Nurse Call System, under the Dukane® brand, serving the long term care and assisted living markets.
“We are witnessing significant growth and investment in the long term care market. We have positioned ourselves to provide a feature-rich solution at an approachable price point for single independent care facilities and multi-facility operations alike,” says Mr. Hartill.
In addition to continued revenue growth, the company expanded its Kitchener headquarters and manufacturing to an 18,000 square foot facility in 2016 and has increased their staff over 300% in the same period.
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The CareHawk® corporate headquarters manufacturing facility is located in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
The company serves the North American market with over 200 certified dealers. CareHawk® offers a wide range of mass notification solutions and products, including the flagship CH1000 intercom and paging platform, district-wide communication server, visual messaging displays, email alert messenger, synchronized clocks, HC7000 nurse call system and other products under the CareHawk© and Dukane© brands.
The CareHawk© platform can be customized to address the life safety communications requirements of schools and campuses, healthcare facilities, correctional institutions, as well as commercial and industrial applications.
For more information, please contact:
A1-780 Wilson Avenue
Kitchener N2C 0B8