IMC believes that business is a force for good. As a private holding company, we are home to seven operating companies representing more than 60,000 employees.  We are actively looking to grow by partnering with management teams committed to putting people first.


We started nearly 50 years ago with a vision and a single restaurant. Today, IMC is home to seven operating companies across diverse industries representing more than 60,000 employees. And we are just beginning.

With almost five decades of experience and with a 100-year plan to guide us, we remain grounded in the belief that business is a force for good. This foundational belief defines why we exist, guides our decision making, and builds trust among our team, our operating companies, our partners and our community.

We aspire to live this ethos through our actions and grow by partnering with leaders who share our vision. Throughout the IMC organization, we work to create an ecosystem where people are valued and empowered, where curiosity and authenticity are encouraged, and where companies can thrive and endure.


Alliance Lumber
Arcadia Beverages
Fleet Feet Sports
Golden Corral Restaurant
Hart Lumber

In Memoriam

We are profoundly saddened to share that Investors Management Corporation’s CEO and Chairman, William Quinton Carlyle Maynard, passed away on September 15, 2017.

Quinton was a very special person and a wonderful leader. He lived a life that amazed people on a daily basis and he touched others in countless ways.

Quinton was born in Raleigh, NC, and spent his childhood riding horses and developing his extraordinary talent for the violin. He was accepted to the Peabody Conservatory of Music at age 16, and became an accomplished soloist. Quinton also attended Skidmore College and graduated with a degree in philosophy and religion. After traveling in India, he received his MBA from Kenan Flagler Business School at UNC-Chapel Hill. Business became a great passion of Quinton's and he greatly enjoyed his time working in finance in New York, as well as starting and building Morehead Capital after returning to NC. His most inspiring business role was that of CEO and Chairman of Investors Management Corporation.

While business was a driving force in Quinton's life, his greatest love and source of joy was his wife, Jesse, and the family they created together. His devotion to Jesse and their two sons, Allen and Benny, knew no bounds and he delighted in the countless ways they enjoyed their time together.

Quinton is survived by his parents, James and Connie Maynard. He is also survived by his sister and next door neighbor, Easter Maynard. His niece and nephews, Lila, James, and Sawyer, had a rare connection with their uncle and were deeply influenced by the time they spent with him.

Quinton lived with an enthusiasm and appreciation for life that was a rare gift. Because of him, we all experienced more joy and the world became a more beautiful place.

He will be greatly missed.