Business: Consulting engineering firm specializes in exterior "envelope commissioning'' of buildings, a process that helps prevent or repair water intrusion and other damage. The company uses in-house and mobile labs to test windows, doors and other exterior elements for water intrusion and air infiltration and also does forensic analysis of building failures.

Founded: 1979

Headquarters: Eden Prairie

Website: www.encompassinc.com

Employees: 16

Executives: Howard Noziska, president; Curt Isernhagen, vice president; Kent Jones, vice president; Rob Giesen, business manager

2008 revenue: $2 million

Strategy: Seek continued growth primarily through exterior envelope commissioning and mobile and in-house lab testing services.