COMPANY AT A GLANCE: MCCREA'S CANDIES (pronounced MC-KRAY’s)
Founded: 2010 by Kate & Jason McCrea (wife and husband team) and longtime neighbor, Jim LaFond-Lewis in Hyde Park, MA.
Ownership: 80% Kate and Jason. 10% Jim and 10% employees who worked throughout the early stages of the company.
Mission: To make the best caramels.
Values: While not formalized yet, many of the values are clearly engrained in the culture (more on this later).
Employees: 15 | Revenue: 1.3 million in revenue
Community Matters: McCrea’s partners with a local middle school for their 8th grade internship program. They also run a program to keep Fowl Meadow clean, inviting community members to join while McCrea’s provides the supplies. They also participate as a team in the Neponset River Cleanup each year.