Frank Fletcher's Way: Adapt and Serve Customers This article is available only in print.

Frank Fletcher's Way: Adapt and Serve Customers

Frank Fletcher, the CEO of a diverse empire, says his hotel, restaurants, car lots and fur store all must evolve. His company, which reported $750 million in revenue in 2017, employs about 1,000 people, a number that has steadily grown over the past 20 years.
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Arthur's, Oceans Restaurants Find Prime Spot to Set New Stakes

Arthur's, Oceans Restaurants Find Prime Spot to Set New Stakes This article is available only in print.

Jerry Barakat, the Little Rock restaurateur behind Arthur's Prime Steakhouse and Oceans at Arthur's, plans to move the two restaurants from their location at the Village at Rahling Road to the former Riverside Acura and Subaru dealership at 16100 Chenal Parkway.
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Car-Mart's Quarterly, Yearly Income Up

Car-Mart's Quarterly, Yearly Income Up

America's Car-Mart Inc. of Bentonville reported increases in fourth-quarter and annual revenue and income Monday for fiscal year 2018.
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The List Largest Private Companies

The 75 Largest Private Companies in Arkansas ranked by revenue, mostly provided by the companies themselves. Data also includes previous year's revenue, total employees and total Arkansas employees, year established, business description, top executive, and contact info.

Rank Name Current No. of Employees Companywide Year Established
1 Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield 2,900 1948
2 Stephens Inc. 855 1933
3 Mountaire Corp. 6,700 1914
4 RML Automotive 1,820 2004
5 McLarty Automotive Group 1,650 2014

Executive Q&A

Coulson Oil's John Harris Says Employees, Customer Service Keep Wheels Greased

John Harris, an Ashdown native, has served as president and CEO of Coulson Oil in North Little Rock since 2013. The company has experienced record growth under his leadership, expanding to both retail and commercial fuels.