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December 31, 1986
Barry Rupp, Peter Shea, and Reinhold Phahler purchased a 60% stake of Los Angeles-based Entrepreneur Group Inc., the parent company of Entrepreneur Magazine, for more than $3.5 million from the company's founder Chase Revel. The three businessmen are owners of Costa Mesa-based Stained Glass Overlay Inc., a company that manufactures a colored film that is pasted on windows to give them the appearance of stained glass.
REAL ESTATE
August 21, 1988 | DALE BALDWIN
Management consultant Hoyt Wilkinson discovered an updated idea that goes back to the early days of railroading when he remodeled his Pacific Palisades house. The Hovair low-profile turntable in front of his backyard garage enables him to turn either of his two cars, so he doesn't have to back out of his narrow driveway. The installed cost of about $28,000 for the 14-foot diameter unit isn't inexpensive, but Wilkinson believes it is worth it, especially for smaller lots.
BUSINESS
December 31, 1986 | KEN CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
Three Orange County businessmen purchased nearly 60% of the outstanding shares of Los Angeles-based Entrepreneur Group Inc., the parent company of Entrepreneur Magazine, for more than $3.5 million from company founder Chase Revel. The three businessmen--Barry Rupp, Peter Shea and Reinhold Phahler--are owners of Costa Mesa-based Stained Glass Overlay Inc.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2001 | KAREN E. KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When Michael Cassidy became president of Stained Glass Overlay Inc., a franchised designer glass business, his goal was to invigorate the stagnant string of 350 independently owned franchise outlets. Though the international chain had potential, it had been underperforming for about a decade: Profit was flat and revenue slow. Cassidy's challenge was to increase in-store revenue without alienating longtime owners, most of whom were artisans first and business people second.
BUSINESS
February 24, 1988 | CARLOS LOZANO, Times Staff Writer
A year after purchasing a controlling share of Santa Monica-based Entrepreneur magazine, a three Orange County businessmen have moved the publishing company to Irvine. "This is really the hotbed of entrepreneurship--Orange County," said Barry Rupp, chairman and chief executive officer of Entrepreneur Group Inc., the parent company of the magazine for small businesses. "I think it's a great place to have this kind of magazine."
BUSINESS
June 23, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ayear ago, Entrepreneur magazine appeared to be on the ropes. The Irvine-based publication was having trouble paying its bills, was laying off staff and was looking for a partner to bail it out. Entrepreneur's top officials--Chief Executive Peter Shea, Publisher Jim Fitzpatrick and Editor-in-Chief Rieva Lesonsky--insisted the problems were temporary. Today, they wear I-told-you so grins and talk optimistically about the future. And for good reason.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1991 | ANNE MICHAUD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The folks at Entrepreneur magazine are eager to say they told you so. Chief executive Peter Shea, a man with polished manners and Johnny Carson looks, says it's now clear that doomsaying magazine analysts overreacted to problems his company faced last spring. The Irvine-based publication had trouble paying its bills, was laying off employees and looking for a partner to bail it out.
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