Cupcakes and windows: Maddie Cakes, ComfortBilt take home top business awards

Published 10:28 am Thursday, April 14, 2022

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Maddie Cakes Bakery and Comfort Bilt earned business of the year awards from the Davie County Chamber of Commerce at the awards breakfast last month.

Comfort Bilt was named the business of the year, Maddie Cakes the small business of the year.

Josh Hanes, past chamber board chair, recognized Comfort Biltfor its contributions to the community.

“The first tenant in the county’s first spec building, Comfort Bilt has made a home in Mocksville since 1999. The proud to be a made in America manufacturer started work in Mocksville manufacturing on a single production line. Today they build multiple brands in well over 1,000 product variations.

“In 20 plus years they have made literally millions of products and employed hundreds of Davie residents. Their business is built on core values of safety, quality, productivity, positive thinking, and teamwork.

From left, Josh Hanes and Keith Beck present the Davie County 2021 Business of the Year award to Comfort Bilt Plant Manager Dan Hemmen and Andrea Kimura, HR manager. – Photo by One Shot Photography

“Not only is this company an important economic engine, but they have become an important part of our community, as a valued partner with the chamber and other local organizations,” said Hanes. “They have supported the chamber as a Chamber Champion, participated in the bed race, supported the United Way of Davie through an employee campaign, supported local food banks, and have had multiple participants in Leadership Davie.”

Maddie Cakes

Melinda Szeliga, incoming board chair, recognized Maddie Cakes owner Maddie Myers for her work and success despite the pandemic.

“This thriving small business is the quintessential American dream,” said Szeliga. “It started with the daughter of a local family. A young girl with a servant’s heart whose hobby became a passion.

“Like with any business, there were trials and setbacks. Just look at the past two years, when many businesses struggled and even closed. But this young woman stayed true to her dream, and her community stayed true to her. Rather than floundering, this devoted young lady’s business thrived.

“This business owner puts in long hours and has expanded her business twice, while always putting her customers and her employees before herself. And those who are close to her say she’s not slowing down anytime soon. Now remarkably in its fifth year, this business is Maddie Cakes Bakery and that determined young lady is Maddie Meyers.”