Our people are our most important asset

We invest in people and help them reach beyond their current limitations

Improving is a complete IT services firm, offering training, consulting, recruiting, and project services. Our innovative solutions and processes have helped hundreds of clients across the globe realize their tactical and strategic business objectives. As a result, our 300 employees have accumulated extensive technology and management experience in several industries, including financial services, energy, travel, retail, government, and several others.

Our culture encourages both the inspiration and motivation to achieve amazing things. We are constantly striving to live out our values of Excellence, Dedication, and Involvement through the foundation of trust.


Curtis Hite
Curtis Hite
CEO, Improving
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Ric DeAnda
Ric DeAnda
SVP Operations, Improving
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As long time proponents and supporters of the Conscious Capitalism movement, we’ve rooted the foundation of Improving in a deep commitment to establishing trust with all of our stakeholders. In fact, we believe our first responsibility each day is to build trust with and for our clients, partners, communities, and others. This has resulted in numerous independent recognitions for customer satisfaction (Service Awards), employee engagement, (Best Places to Work), and community support (Corporate Caring Awards).

Our History


Blue Ocean Group

Blue Ocean Group, Inc. was established as a high-end technology services firm with a focus on consulting and project outsourcing.


First Merger

Improving Enterprises LLC and Blue Ocean Group, Inc. merged to become Improving Enterprises, Inc. combining the established training, consulting, and project management capabilities of each to maximize the benefits of their existing clients and future clients.

Jan. 2007
Inc 500

Inc. 500

First time Improving ranked on the Inc.500/5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list, placing #120 (Ranking years 2009-2015).

aggie 100

Aggie 100 list

Placed on the Aggie 100 list of fastest growing Aggie-owned, Aggie-led businesses in the world, ranking #5 (Ranking years 2010-2013).


The Sophic Group Acquisition

Acquired Columbus-based The Sophic Group, Inc., which became Improving – Columbus, and expanded the company’s reach into the Midwest United States. The companies’ service offerings were very closely aligned, with a focus on Agile, Microsoft (.Net), and Java application development services.

Dec 2010
ERE Media

Best Employee Referral Program

Won “Best Employee Referral Program” at the ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards in San Diego, CA.


Alphaware Merger

Merged with Alphaware Training Center of Houston. In addition to expanding the company’s national presence in the Southwest United States, Improving – Houston has capitalized on established professional relationships and maximized existing sales and marketing, resulting in an increase in overall revenues.

Sept 2012
Best Places to Work Dallas

Best Place to Work in Dallas

Ranked #1 Best Place to Work in Dallas by the Dallas Business Journal (Ranking years 2009-2015).


Quadrus Merger

Acquired Quadrus Development, Inc., which became Improving – Calgary. The merger significantly strengthened the breadth and depth of technical consulting services, business intelligence and data services, and training offerings that are now be leveraged across local and international markets.

Dec 2013
Best Places to Work Texas

Best Place to work in Texas

Ranked #2 Best Companies to Work for in Texas by Texas Monthly (Ranking years 2011-2015).

Best Employers Ohio

Best Employers in Ohio

Best Employers in Ohio ranked Improving at #1 for the state of Ohio (Ranking years 2013-2015).


Acquired The Willow Group

Acquired The Willow Group, Inc. becoming Improving – Twin Cities. The Willow Group’s service offerings focus on delivering critical information systems and business process improvements in two major vertical markets – financial services and healthcare.

Aug 2014
Inc 500

Improving Named to Inc500/5000 List for 7th Consecutive Year

Improving Enterprises has once again been ranked among the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine. Only 147 companies have been given this honor of placing seven years in a row. Improving earned a place on the Inc. 500 in 2009, ranking #120, in 2010, ranking #210, in 2011, ranking #666, in 2012, ranking #1472, in 2013, ranking #2409, in 2014, ranking #3092 and in 2015, ranking #2495.


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