Little Engine Ventures

Help others climb.

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

Help advanced manufacturers deliver greater throughput.

10 year 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.

  • We help ambitious people get started

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

  • We help proven leaders expand geographically.

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Want to make a change? Sell your company, join our team, or both!

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Join our team

Looking for a more exciting career but not sure if you’ve got what it takes to go it alone?
Check out our open roles or sign up for our General Manager Training program.

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

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