05/29/2012 02:05 pm ET Updated Jul 29, 2012

The $100 Million Soap Entrepreneurs Of San Francisco

In 2001, childhood friends Eric Ryan and Adam Lowry founded Method Products Inc., a maker of environmentally friendly cleaning and personal-care products in array of bright colors. The company became profitable five years later and today it generates more than $100 million in annual revenue. Its headquarters in downtown San Francisco span three floors of an office building in the heart of the city's financial district.

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