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Young Millionaires Part I

How 30 super achievers grew their million-dollar businesses.

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This story appears in the November 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Owners: David Gamperl, 30, & Mary Gamperl, 28

Year Started: 1995

Start-Up Costs: $250,000

1997 Projections: $3.2 million

Raised on his mother's authentic Italian sauces, David Gamperl never thought of touching bottled sauce. Ironically, the self-described "niche entrepreneur" found the perfect niche . . . in bottled pasta sauces. "I knew Americans weren't eating good Italian foods," says David. "They were eating whatever was on the shelves."

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