Clear66° FULL FORECASTClear66° FULL FORECAST
Make us your home page
Instagram

Venture

Robert Trigaux

Fast growing bench strength: More than 70 Tampa Bay companies rank on new Inc. 5000 list

22

August

atomictattoosclaymontgomerysteevecannoncheriediez2009westfieldbrandonmall.jpg

Fast growing area businesses are dominated by IT and web application companies. But not always. Ranking at No. 3947 on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies is Largo-based Atomic Tattoos. Above, Clay Montgomery (left) and Steve Cannon show how their company increasingly operates in mainstream shopping malls like Westfield Brandon. (Photo, 2009, Cherie Diez, Tampa Bay Times)

Wake up and good morning. Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the fastest growing private businesses in the Tampa Bay area? We got a taste of those firms last week when the paper version of the 2012 Inc. 500 was published in the September issue of Inc. magazine. Read my Sunday Tampa Bay Times column on those few area companies that were among the fastest growing private companies nationwide in the top 500. They include BlueGrace Logistics of Riverview, along with Tampa's Streamline Defense and Qoncert. It should be noted that the online version of the Inc. 500 includes Lutz-based Yagoozon, an Amazon-related online retailer, at No. 238. (See below)

This week, Inc. has released the online version not only of the Inc. 500 but also the Inc. 5000, ranking 5,000 fast growing firms nationwide based on the past three years of revenue growth (by percentage). These lists typically favor small companies whose revenue growth can easily double. Bigger companies usually do not make such rankings as percentage growth slows the larger a company gets. It's interesting, therefore, that Lakeland's Publix Super Markets managed to be included in the Inc. 5000 at No. 4778 with 13% growth -- despite being a $27 billion company.

Here are more than 70 Tampa Bay area companies represented in the Inc. 5000, by ranking. Note how there are 39 companies based in Tampa, seven in Clearwater and just five in St. Petersburg. This is a vivid reminder of the depth of small business and entrepreneurial strength across the Tampa Bay area that often runs under the public radar. Kudos!

20 BlueGrace Logistics, Riverview, 7,378%

124 Streamline Defense, Tampa, 2,588%

209 Qoncert, Tampa, 1,755%

238 Yagoozon, Lutz 1,504%

466 Ninety Five 5, Bradenton, 822%

513 Crystal Clear Technologies, St. Petersburg, 745%

520 Dynamix Mechanical, Tampa, 734%

549 J&M Advertising, Clearwater, 681%

662 It Works! Global, Bradenton, 543%

795 Doctors Administrative Solutions, Tampa, 430%

931 eMason, Clearwater, 348%

1141 The Fountain Group, Tampa, 276%

1271 Ideal Image Development, Tampa, 243%

1281 Archimedes Global, Tampa, 241%

1361 PowerChord, St. Petersburg, 224%

1382 Stellar Development, Lakewood Ranch, 221%

1454 EveryDayFamily, Tampa, 206%

1459 Great Britain Tile, Land O Lakes 206%

1635 The Launch Pad, Odessa, 180%

1695 BluePearl Veterinary Partners, Tampa 170%

1707 AME International, Brooksville, 168%

1724 Amzur Technologies, Tampa, 165%

1774 FreightCenter.com, Trinity, 160%

1820 Telovations, Tampa, 154%

1835 AgileThought, Tampa, 152%

1860 Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting, Tampa, 148%

2099 Galaxy Marketing Solutions, Clearwater, 124%

2115 NetDirector, Tampa, 123%

2163 Spectrio, Oldsmar, 119%

2184 eBridge, Tampa, 118%

2213 Kobie Marketing, St. Petersburg, 116%

2228 Medi-Weightloss Clinics, Tampa, 114%

2245 myMatrixx, Tampa, 113%

2249 McIntyre Panzarella Thanasides, Temple Terrace, 113%

2254 C1 Bank, Lakewood Ranch (now based in St. Petersburg), 113%

2388 Acclaris, Tampa, 103%

2454 Geo-Logical, Port Richey, 99%

2479 Inetico, Tampa, 98%

2611 CSDVRS, Clearwater, 91%

2680 ConnectWise, Tampa, 88%

2730 Nationwide Title Clearing, Palm Harbor, 85%

2771 Real Freedom, Tampa, 83%

2798 Prince Contracting, Tampa, 82%

2817 Calhoun International, Tampa, 82%

2821 Excelsior Defense, St. Petersburg, 81%

2880 AVE-SPL, Tampa, 79%

3225 Ven-Tel Plastics, Largo, 63%

3227 Modern Enterprise Solutions, Tampa, 63%

3273 Veredus, Tampa, 61%

3301 Convergence Consulting Group, Tampa, 60%

3327 Creative Sign Designs, Tampa, 59%

3492 Telephony Partners, Tampa, 54%

3496 Vology, Oldsmar, 54%

3593 IT Authorities, Tampa, 50%

3608 MISource, Tampa, 49%

3637 Advanced MarketPlace, Tampa, 49%

3652 Bracken Engineering, Tampa, 48%

3724 i9 Sports, Brandon, 45%

3806 Madrid Engineering Group, Bartow, 43%

3947 Atomic Tattoos, Largo, 38%

4012 Deluvia, Clearwater, 36%

4072 Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, Tampa, 34%

4217 Pilgrim Software, Tampa, 30%

4443 Actron Engineering, Clearwater, 23%

4457 HSA Engineers & Scientists, Tampa, 23%

4649 Alltrust Insurance, Palm Harbor, 17%

4771, Bayshore Solutions, Tampa, 13%

4792 Infinity Technology Solutions, Tampa 12%

4851 Carlton Fields, Tampa, 10%

4914 PostCard Mania, Clearwater, 8%

4923 The Bare Board Group, Largo, 8%

Read the entire Inc. 5000 list here.

-- Robert Trigaux, Business Columnist, Tampa Bay Times

 

 

 

 

 

 

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 22, 2012 8:53am]

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...