For the 17th year, Louisville Business First has calculated the 50 fastest-growing private companies in the Louisville area. From media to tech companies, financial services to health care providers, it’s clear that extraordinary revenue growth isn’t confined to one employment sector.
So how does a business make the cut?
Fast 50 companies must be independent, for-profit and privately held. They must release a three-year operating sales history and show an average of at least $1 million in revenue for the three most recent fiscal years. And they must be headquartered in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer or Trimble counties in Kentucky; or Clark, Floyd, Harrison or Washington counties in Indiana.
Dean Dorton, our accounting firm partner for this program, analyzes revenue information submitted by entrants. And the 50 companies with the biggest average percentage of revenue growth for those years are named to our list.
One honoree – Appriss Inc.– has appeared on all 17 of our Fast 50 lists!
But who tops this year’s Fast 50?
You’ll have to wait until Thursday, Oct. 27 when Business First will reveal the ranking of each company at our Fast 50 awards luncheon at the Galt House. On Friday, Oct. 28, we’ll also publish revenue figures and share more about the specific growth strategies of these companies in our Fast 50 publication, which will be distributed with our weekly edition.
The 2016 Fast 50 (listed alphabetically):
ARGI Financial Group
Associate in Pediatric Therapy
Body Shapes Medical Managment LLC
Capture Higher Ed
ControlTouch Systems Inc.
Elite Built Homes
Epic Insurance Solutions
Golden Rule Signs
Independent II - A Corrugated & Packaging Company
Integrity HR Inc.
Justice AV Solutions (JAVS)
Kramer Consulting Inc.
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Louisville Geek LLC
Louisville Tile Distributors
LSS Life Safety Services
Malone Workforce Solutions
MHS Holdings Inc.
Michaelis Events LLC
Mortenson Dental Partners
Oasis Solutions Group
PriceWeber Marketing Communications Inc.
Prodigy Construction Corporation Inc.
Security Pros LLC
SmartBox Web Marketing
Strategic Marketing Services LLC
The Learning House Inc.
TRIO Commercial Property Group
Xtreme Coating Solutions
To read the article on Louisville Business First and see where Oasis Solutions ended up on the list: Fast 50 Awards 2016