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Robert Trigaux

Meet 68 of Tampa Bay's fastest growing companies that made the Inc. 5000 list

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Above: Clay Montgomery, left, and Stephen “Steeve” Cannon, owners of Atomic Tattoos, at a 2009 opening of their 14th location of their Largo-based chain at Westfield Brandon. Their company ranks No. 3,051 on the new Inc. 5000 list. Photo: Cherie Diez, St. Petersburg Times

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Wake up and good morning. WOW is all I can say when I look at this list of 68 companies -- more than 5 dozen firms -- that represent the fastest growing businiesses in the Tampa Bay area (for this list, we're talking Pinellas, Hillsborough, Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties). What vitality!

It is from companies like these where we will see some of the greatest opportunities ahead in new jobs. Remember, these are the firms that managed some spectacular growth between 2007 and 2010, when this terrible recession was at its worst.

I am talking about the 67 area firms that qualified to be listed on the new Inc. magazine annual list of the nation's 5,000 fastest growing companies. Inc., you may know, has two lists. The prestigious Inc. 500 of the 500 fastest growing companies in America (the first eight companies listed below made that cut). And the much larger Inc. 5000.

Keep in mind this list ranks companies based on their revenue growth between 2007 and 2010, so companies that started small in '07 and grew fast will do better on these lists than already larger firms still growing quickly but obviously at less spectacular rates. That's why you will see some very familiar names lower on this list, including the Carlton Fields law firm, Freedom Health, AVI-SPL and Laser Spine Institute.

Here is the link to the complete Inc. 500/5,000 if you want to see more businesses listed across Florida or elsewhere. Congratulations to all! Watch this list. You'll be hearing a lot more about some of these firms in the years to come.

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These Tampa firms are listed as follows:
Rank, Name, 3-year revenue growth, 2010 revenues, what they do, number of employees and where they are based

 

5 Crystal Clear Technologies, 16,048%, $16.4 million, Government Services, 12, St. Petersburg

55 The Cybrix Group, 3,759%, $22.2 million, Government Services, 25, Tampa

71 AutoLoop, 3,159%, $6.9 million, Software, 53, Clearwater

112 Galaxy Marketing Solutions, 2,414%, $2.6 million, Advertising & Marketing, 4, Clearwater

148 DisputeSuite.com, 1,895%, $2.1 million, Software, 12, New Port Richey

382 eMason, 898%, $14.8 million, Software, 94, Clearwater

459 TraderPlanet.com, 763%, $2 million, Media, 5, Wesley Chapel

495 Digital Legal, 689%, $2.7 million, Business Products & Services, 14, Tampa

555 Archimedes Global, 605%, $17.1 million, Government Services, 85, Tampa

588 EKS Group, 558%, $12.7 million, Government Services, 160, Tampa

633 Ideal Image Development, 507%, $62.2 million, Consumer Products & Services, 378, Tampa

637 AME International, 503%, $3.2 million, Manufacturing, 14, Brooksville

693 Freedom Health, 460%, $584.5 million, Insurance, 500, Tampa

737 Medi-Weightloss Clinics, 426%, $16.5 million, Health, 57,  Tampa

853 Public Imagery, 363%, $3 million, Business Products & Services, 23, Tampa

881 Telovations, 349%, $5.4 million, Telecommunications, 30, Tampa

966 NetDirector, 316%, $2.2 million, Software, 9, Tampa

975 Qoncert, 314%, $6.1 million, IT Services, 25. Tampa

1046 The Media Crew, 289%, $5.8 million, Advertising & Marketing, 18, Largo

1208 The Launch Pad, 245%, $5.6 million, IT Services, 24, Odessa

1440 J2 Engineering, 195%, $72.5 million, Government Services, 122, Tampa

1545 IT Authorities, 179%, $3.5 million, IT Services, 28, Tampa

1598 Celestar, 172%, $15.3 million, Government Services, 120, Tampa

1619 ScreeningONE, 168%, $4.5 million, Business Products & Services, 32, Tampa

1719 Geo-Logical, 156%, $7.4 million, Construction, 40, Port Richey

1864 The Salon People, 140%, $31.7 million, Education, 230, St. Petersburg

1918 myMatrixx, 135%, $49 million, Health, 106, Tampa

1943 Acclaris, 131%, $20.1 million, Software, 493, Tampa

1972 INETICO, 129%, $4.4 million, Health, 38, Tampa

2011 Web Commerce Partners, 126%, $6 million, Retail, 17, Tampa

2062 Hiregy, 122%, $3.7 million, Human Resources, 75, Tampa

2155 eBridge Solutions, 116%, $4.2 million, Business Products & Services, 23, Tampa

2221 LCG Capital, 112%, $3.2 million, Financial Services, 29, Tampa

2470 ConnectWise, 95%, $29.8 million, Software, 211, Tampa

2504 Calhoun International, 94%, $3.2 million, Government Services, 43, Tampa

2608 Health Integrated, 89%, $28.8 million, Health, 268, Tampa

2653 Kobie Marketing, 86%, $13.5 million, Advertising & Marketing, 49, St. Petersburg

2678 Convergence Consulting Group, 85%, $2.3 million, IT Services, 11, Tampa

2833 Laser Spine Institute, 76%, $114.5 million, Health, 380, Tampa

2865 Actron Engineering, 75%, $5.4 million, Manufacturing, 55, Clearwater

2900 Infinity Technology Solutions, 73%, $4.6 million, IT Services, 47, Tampa

2932 FreightCenter, 72%, $19 million, Logistics & Transportation, 130, Trinity

2940 AMP, 71%, $11.8 million, IT Services, 41, Tampa

3051 Atomic Tattoos, 66%, $4.2 million, Retail, 101, Largo

3063 Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners, 66%, $7.1 million, Insurance, 48, Tampa

3133 Vology Data Systems, 63%, $72 million, IT Services, 115, Oldsmar

3135 T-Cellular, 63%, $18.5 million, Retail, 165, Tampa

3175 Lakeside Medical Centers, 62%, $12.7 million, Health, 100, Largo

3344 Firewatch Contracting, 55%, $3.8 million, Construction, 15, Tampa

3416 MISource, 53%, $23.3 million, IT Services, 277, Tampa

3443 Accusoft Pegasus, 52%, $19.4 million, Software, 81, Tampa

3514 AgileThought, 49%, $4.9 million, Software, 25, Tampa

3591 Spatial Networks, 46%, $8.3 million, Business Products & Services, 15, Clearwater

3978 Pilgrim Software, 32%, $20 million, Software, 104, Tampa

4095 The Bare Board Group, 29%, $28.2 million, Business Products & Services, 29, Largo

4133 Creative Sign Designs, 28%, $8.6 million, Manufacturing, 70, Tampa

4164 Arroyo Process Equipment, 27%, $14 million, Business Products & Services, 26, Clearwater

4323 Carlton Fields, 23%, $154.2 million, Business Products & Services, 641, Tampa

4370 HSA Engineers & Scientists, 22%, $32.1 million, Engineering, 287, Tampa

4432 AVI-SPL, 20%, $506 million, Business Products & Services, 1400, Tampa

4456 i9 Sports, 19%, $3.6 million, Health, 41, Brandon

4531 Monin, 17%, $45 million, Food & Beverage, 102, Clearwater

4649 Veredus, 14%, $43 million, IT Services, 98, Tampa

4671 Excelsior Defense, 13%, $3.3 million, Security, 175, Saint Petersburg

4745 Distribution Video & Audio, 11%, $22.8 million, Consumer Products & Services, 38, Palm Harbor

4754 Ven-Tel Plastics Corp., 11%, $7.1 million, Manufacturing, 65, Largo

4862 Alltrust Insurance, 7%, $4.3 million, Insurance, 27, Palm Harbor

4989 PostcardMania, 3%, $18.9 million, Advertising & Marketing, 190, Clearwater

-- Robert Trigaux, Business Columnist, St. Petersburg Times

 

[Last modified: Friday, August 26, 2011 11:46am]

    

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