Company Name: Summit Aviation, Inc.

Location: Middletown, DE

Nature of Business: Airport operations, aircraft modification

Founded: 1960

Revenue: $12.2 million

Number of Employees: 95

Average Tenure: 9 years

In addition to full-service airport operations, Summit Aviation handles aircraft modification and maintenance for government special operations, general aviation and corporate aircraft. It’s demanding, precise work, and since 1960, Summit has performed with superb efficiency, wearing its family values on its sleeve. Private and corporate clients alike appreciate their dedication to warm customer service proving that even the little guy is treated with the same respect and dedication that is shown to much larger customers. Summit recently performed a time test that surpassed all expectations on the disassembly and reassembly of a Chinook helicopter in support of an Air Force contract. Over a third of their 92 employees have worked with the company for a decade or longer, and nearly every leadership role over the years has been filled from within. Restrictions on flying patterns, rising fuel costs and a general dip in flying activity has meant tough times for the industry, but Summit has seen solid growth through recent years and has continued to offer its team admirable benefits and flexible work/life options. Employees and clients stay with them for the long haul, agreeing at both ends, “this is as good as it gets.”

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