Twenty-one Birmingham companies make list of fastest growing private companies

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Twenty-one Birmingham companies were named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 5000 List. The annual list ranks the country’s fastest growing private companies.

The list looks at a number of different factors, including growth over the past three years and 2017 revenue. Here is where the 21 Birmingham companies landed:

  • Southern Veterinary Partners, #235: With a whopping 2,022 percent growth, Birmingham’s Southern Veterinary Partners is the top-ranked Birmingham company on the list and is the largest veterinary management company in the South, operating in 10 states. The company brought in $53 million in revenue and currently leads 53 animal hospitals.
  • StrategyWise, #539: This data analytics company brought in $2 million in revenue with an impressive 929 percent growth. Last year, the company opened a second office in Atlanta
  • Knight Eady, #808: This isn’t the first time this year that sports marketing company Knight Eady has been in Inc. In May, the magazine named the company one of its Best Workplaces for 2018. That likely contributed to its 624 percent growth and $2.2 million in revenue.
  • Lake Homes Realty, #1582: This company is based in Birmingham but operates across multiple states – and multiple lakes. It finds, buys and sells lake real estate and brought in $11.6 million with a 295 percent growth.
  • Home Health Solutions, #1819: Bringing in $3.1 million and growing 248 percent, this company is a consulting firm for home health and hospices nationwide.
  • Spartan Value Investors, #2026: Real estate investors Spartan Value Investors brought in $22.7 million and clocked 221 percent growth. This is the company’s fifth time on the Inc. 5000 List.
  • B&B Heating and Air, #2079: Offering commercial heating and cooling systems and residential services like attic insulation and duct cleaning, this company generated $2.8 million and grew 214 percent.
  • Hospicelink, #2272: The nation’s largest hospice-focused durable medical equipment benefit manager is located in Birmingham and netted $81.4 million and 194 percent growth. Read the Birmingham Business Alliance’s recent coverage of the company here.
  • PaceRunners, #2356: This logistics and transportation company is based in Birmingham but has facilities all across the Southeast. Its numbers are strong – $134.4 million in profit and 184 percent growth.
  • gkhouses, #2651: The property management company is the largest property manager in Birmingham and also has regional offices in Nashville, Chattanooga and Little Rock. It brought in $4.2 million and 159 percent growth.
  • Simpson Plastering, #2791: This multifaceted construction company does stucco, plaster, paneling and more and netted 148 percent growth and $20.4 million.
  • SourcePointe, #2857: The company, a human resources outsourcing firm, was named one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s 100 largest private companies this year. It pulled in $205.4 million and 144 percent growth.
  • PharmaPoint, #3145: This company provides innovative software and pharmacy solutions for health systems, hospitals and physicians. It has been on the Inc. 5000 List six times – every year running since 2013 – and brought in $27.5 million and 126 percent growth.
  • Momentum Telecom, #3266: This telecommunications company saw 120 percent growth and a revenue of $99.3 million last year.
  • Starnes Media, #3360: This is Starnes Media’s third year running on the Inc. 5000 List. The print and digital media company earned $3.6 million and 115 percent growth.
  • Oakworth Capital Bank, #3798: After 10 years in operation, the company celebrated the milestone with a headquarters relocation earlier this year. It garnered 96 percent growth and $24.9 million in revenue.
  • American Family Care, #4258: Urgent care facility giant American Family Care is Birmingham’s largest moneymaker on the list with an impressive $534.5 million in revenue. In its fifth appearance on the Inc. 5000 List, AFC recorded 79 percent growth.
  • Bell Media, #4408: In its fourth appearance on the Inc. 5000 List, this digital marketing agency and search engine optimization experts had 75 percent growth and $6 million in profits last year. This summer, the company acquired website design firm Zeekee Interactive.
  • Employment Screening Services, #4545: ESS provides extensive background screenings and drug testing services to the tune of $26.4 million last year. In addition to 71 percent growth, the company is on the Inc. 5000 List for the record-breaking twelfth time.
  • Digital Marketing Services, #4718: A digital printing company, DMS brought in $6.3 million last year and recorded 66 percent growth.
  • Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, #4989: Popular eatery Taziki’s is the only Birmingham restaurant to make the list. It celebrated 20 years in business this year with 58 percent growth and $26 million in profits.