Navy veteran Joel Goldberg founded Aurico Reports in 1991, running it out of an extra bedroom in his home. Over twenty years later, the company occupies a 3 story office building in Arlington Heights, Illinois and provides a comprehensive array of in-depth background screening, drug testing, assessment tools and related resources that help companies find and retain the "A" players - the best people for the job opening they seek to fill. Aurico is recognized as an industry leader due to their exceptional commitment to accuracy, consistent quality, fast turnaround, and solutions-based approach. By partnering with an organization’s Human Resources department, they increase that organization’s efficiency, lower their recruitment costs and improve their organizational performance.
Beginning in 2009, SCORE mentors Leo Dietlin, Don Crossett, Jerry Hicks and Jay Rowell began carefully evaluating Aurico’s operations, corporate structure and strategic plan, looking for new opportunities for growth and planning the company’s long-term course of action, including incorporating the talents and experience of the founder’s son, Ben Goldberg. The SCORE team recommended a strategy and goals that the Aurico team now uses to benchmark its accomplishments and develop annual planning and directions. The results were obvious – they now serve 2,500 clients nationwide and boast a 97% client retention rate since 1991. They continue to regularly meet with their team of SCORE mentors to assist in managing their resulting growth.
Aurico is committed to support its employees and their community. In 2011, they added 12 new full-time positions to their staff and now support 63 employees in their hometown. They’ve made a significant investment in employee cultivation, often promoting from within their own ranks and offering continuous employee training and development. In 2011, Aurico was nominated for the "Business of the Year" Award in the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and was also cited as an INC 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Company in the US. The company works closely with the town government and Chamber of Commerce to support events in the Arlington Heights community. Every member of the management team is involved with volunteer activities throughout the community by serving on boards, supporting PADS for HOPE homeless shelters, volunteer coaching and supporting the local YMCA, community libraries and United Way. Aurico reports was also recognized by SCORE as the 2012 Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business.