Seven companies headquartered in Southwest Washington have made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing privately-held companies for 2015.
The annual list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2011 to 2014. To be eligible for the list, companies must have brought in at least $2 million in revenue last year. They must also apply.
Local companies on the list are:
#783 – DiscoverOrg, the Vancouver-based sales and marketing intelligence firm, had a three-year growth of 569 percent and $32.3 million in revenue last year. The company has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list every year since 2011. Its three-year growth rate was the tenth highest in the greater Portland market.
“We’ve had a great year, and this esteemed recognition from Inc. commemorates our hard work and unwavering determination,” said Henry Schuck, CEO of DiscoverOrg. “Our team has reached many important milestones this year, and we’re already planning for our next phase of growth.”
#1258 – Camas-based Fuel Medical Group, a practice management resource company that provides patient education materials, marketing campaigns and business services to physicians, had a three-year growth of 333 percent and $7.7 million in 2014 revenue. This is the second consecutive year the company has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list.
#1714 – Smiles Dental, a chain of locally-focused dental practices headquartered in Longview, experienced a three-year growth of 237 percent and earned $21.2 million in 2014 revenue. The company’s strategy is to continue to grow by acquiring a new office each month in the regions they serve.
“I am honored to accept this prestigious ranking alongside many of America’s some truly exceptional companies,” said Dr. Jeromy Dixson, CEO of Smiles Dental. “Our vision of transforming oral healthcare by holding true to our core values of putting patients first is something that permeates throughout our organization. Our success has been brought about through the dedication and commitment of our support and leadership teams, our office and clinical teams, and our doctors to our mission of ultimate service, superior performance and positive Impact.”
Smiles Dental has 244 employees and 21 locations in Washington, Oregon and Alaska.
#1860 – Pacific Energy Concepts, a Vancouver-based firm that designs and implements high-performance lighting and controls systems for businesses, had a three-year growth of 213 percent and $8.3 million in revenue last year. The six-year-old company has 14 employees.
#2330 – Expect Payment Solutions, which helps businesses set up the ability to accept electronic transactions, had a three-year growth of 165 percent and $2.7 million in revenue last year. The eight-year-old company has 24 employees and is based in Vancouver.
#3472 – Dynamic Events, a Vancouver-based company that offers meeting management and event technology services, experienced a three-year growth of 93 percent and $4.2 million in 2014 revenue. Founded in 1998, the company now has 41 employees.
#4078 – BridgeFront, which specializes in online training courses for health care, government, business, and educational institutions, had a three-year growth of 70 percent and $3 million in revenue last year. This is the first year the Vancouver-based company has appeared on the Inc. 5000 list. BridgeFront has 21 employees.