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 began with just a single restaurant and a vision. Almost 50 years later, IMC has grown into a home for seven companies throughout a variety of industries, employing more than 50,000 dedicated people across the country.

And we’re just getting started.

We are united by the philosophy that people come first. We believe that doing the right thing is always the right thing to do. We balance profits with a sense of purpose that has guided our every action since day one. It defines us and how we operate, and it’s how we build trust among our team, companies and community.

We’re committed to a 100-year plan to help our partners grow and improve, prioritizing long-term strategy over short-term gains. Our strength comes from staying true to our ideals, constantly learning, and building meaningful relationships with partners who share that same sense of purpose.

We know the value of someone who feels valued. That’s why we strive to create an environment that encourages creativity, authenticity and support, so that our team and our companies 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.