Like many entrepreneurial efforts, Bodybuilding.com got its start in a garage. In 1999, Founder and CEO, Ryan DeLuca, melded his love of bodybuilding and computers into an online business to create the combined online retailer, information and social networking site that it is today. Headquartered in Meridian, Idaho, Bodybuilding.com is one of the fastest growing online ventures in America, largely credited to the corporation’s strong focus on customer service and goal-setting. CEO Ryan DeLuca • Ethics in Business Nominee Award from Rotary International (2012) • Ranked #5 in Inc.’s 30 Under 30 – America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs (2006) • Ernst & Young’s Regional Entrepreneur of the Year (2009) DeLuca is not one to overwhelm himself with doubt and second-guessing; by trusting his gut instinct he has been able to remain a leader in the health and fitness industry. He causes much amazement in those around him—one day he’s dreaming something and the next day he’s making it happen.