Thirty years ago, David Hegemann received the official paperwork documenting the incorporation of his company, London Computer Systems. He’d spent years developing the company’s signature software product, Rent Manager—writing initial code as a teenager to help his parents manage their rental properties—and now his dream of giving property managers the freedom of doing more with their time was coming true. Little did he know, the small operation he was building would one day occupy a state-of-the-art 75,000-square-foot headquarters, employ 250 people (with plans to hire an additional 150 employees in the coming years), and be recognized as one of the top companies in the region.
In the early days, the flow of business at the company—now known as LCS—was straightforward. Gathering employees to have a strategy meeting over breakfast only required one SUV and a single table at Frisch’s Big Boy. Today, employees are divided into groups of 20 to give everyone a chance to sit down for a chat and a donut with Dave. But employees still get the very same chance to share their thoughts and ideas with the CEO himself. These “Donuts with Dave” sessions are just one aspect of the ongoing and ever-evolving strategy that makes LCS the award-winning employer it is today. From themed potluck parties and regular visits from some of Cincinnati’s best food trucks; to monthly meetings with all 250 employees gathered in the headquarters’ three-story atrium, and day-long team-building events like the LCS Olympics, culture is unquestionably a big part of our continued success.
2017 was a great year—with three top workplace awards for LCS, two top CEO awards for Dave Hegemann, and an entire year’s-worth of recognition in the communities and industries we serve—and 2018 is shaping up to be just as fantastic.
Here’s a sampling of some of the recognitions LCS earned in 2017:
Rent Manager was named a Leader on the 2017 Software Advice FrontRunners quadrant for property management software. This FrontRunners analysis, powered by Gartner Methodology, is a data-driven assessment that identifies products in a given software market—like property management—that offer the best capability and value for small- to mid-sized businesses. The results were based on actual end-user reviews and ratings, public data sources, and data from technology vendors. Read More
LCS was named one of The Enquirer Media “Top Workplaces” in Cincinnati for the sixth consecutive year! LCS ranked 5th out of the 40 companies included in the midsize category of companies with 150-499 employees. Read More
The LCS marketing team was recognized by the Cincinnati chapter of the American Marketing Association as a finalist in two categories of their annual Pinnacle Awards. Read More
Dave Hegemann, LCS President & CEO, won the Cincinnati C-Suite Award, presented by the Cincinnati Business Courier. Read More
Dave Hegemann was also named one of the Best Bosses in the Commercial Real Estate industry by Real Estate Forum Magazine and their readers. Dave was voted as one of the best CRE bosses, and named “The Innovator” for his pioneering work in the property management software arena over the last three decades. Read More
LCS was named a Best Workplace in the state of Ohio by Ohio Business Magazine. Read More
The Cincinnati Business Courier’s Best Places to Work competition netted another big win for the company in 2017. LCS was named a winner of the Grand Companies category of Greater Cincinnati businesses with 200 or more employees. Read More
Thank you to all of the LCS and Rent Manager employees, customers, family, and friends for a fantastic year, and for motivating us to do more and strive for better each and every day. We wish everyone a happy and healthy 2018.