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Seven Tampa Bay area firms lauded for growth by Inc. magazine

Omar Soliman is CEO of Tampa-based College Hunks Hauling Junk, whose revenue has grown 1,179 percent in three years.

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Omar Soliman is CEO of Tampa-based College Hunks Hauling Junk, whose revenue has grown 1,179 percent in three years.

Florida can proudly lay claim to the No. 1 fastest-growing private company on the new Inc. 500 annual ranking, just out online and in the September issue of Inc. magazine. The winner? Miami's Northern Capital Insurance, a homeowners insurance startup founded in the wake of so many hurricane-wary, departing insurance companies. Northern Capital's three-year growth in revenue: a whopping 19,812 percent. In Florida, 27 businesses made the Inc. 500. Here are the seven that made it from the Tampa Bay area. Details at www.Inc.com. — Robert Trigaux, Times staff writer

Rank Company Employees 3-year growth What they do
7 Freedom Health, Tampa 231 10,035% Medicare/Medicaid benefits
156 College Hunks Hauling Junk, Tampa 75 1,179% Junk hauling, with flair
199 eMason, Clearwater 27 1,010% Process improvement software
225 Celestar Corp., Tampa 68 933% Consulting, military intelligence
373 Triad Digital Media, Tampa 155 677% Online ads for retailers
418 Ignite Media Solutions, Oldsmar 68 618% Advertising/ marketing
429 Sensible Micro Corp., Odessa 18 608% Computer parts distribution

Seven Tampa Bay area firms lauded for growth by Inc. magazine 08/13/09 [Last modified: Thursday, August 13, 2009 10:00pm]
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