Top 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Tampa

USA Staffing Services Ranked as the 3rd Fastest Growing Company in Tampa, FL


In addition to the distinguished 310 ranking on the Inc. 5000 list, USA Staffing Services has once again earned a top spot in a growth ranking.  USA's home, Tampa, FL, is fast becoming a startup and established firm hub for businesses.  Inc. 5000 performed a review of Tampa companies and USA was ranked the 3rd Fastest Growing Company in Tampa.




A copy of the article written by Zoe Henry

The city of Tampa certainly lacks the venture capital of Silicon Valley, but it's booming with small business spirit.

This southern city is fast-becoming a startup hub, with its relative affordability and vibrant tech sector. Companies like WuFoo and EventJoy got their start in the Tampa Bay area, which were both ultimately acquired (the former for $35 million.)

With a population of around 400,000, Tampa may be tiny in comparison to its northern counterparts, but the sales are anything but. In 2014, the 10, fastest-growing companies based in Tampa on the Inc. 5000 raked in a collective $91.2 million in revenue.

Meet the 2015 fastest-growing private companies in this Floridian center:

  1. SRI Tech Solutions 

This IT-staffing firm, which launched in 2005, whipped up an impressive $4.8 million in 2014 revenue. CEO Hari Thorta led his company to achieve a three-year growth rate of 496 percent. SRI ranks No. 903 on the Inc. 5000.

  1. MedHOK 

One of two healthcare companies to make Tampa's top 10 list, MedHOK, which is headed up by CEO Anil Kottoor, provides software services for other healthcare organizations. The business brought in sales of $24.5 million in 2014, representing a three-year growth rate of 540 percent. It ranks No. 824 on the Inc. 5000. 

  1. Re/MAX Dynamic - The Duncan Duo & Associates

This commercial and residential real estate firm reaped as much as $3.6 million in annual sales last year. The Duncan Duo is jointly owned by husband-and-wife team Angela and Andrew Duncan (Andrew servers as CEO.) It nabs No. 561 on this year's Inc. 5000, up from No. 1,052 in 2014.

  1. Harmony Healthcare

Making its debut appearance on the Inc. 5000 at No. 497, Harmony Healthcare provides services such as temporary staff for health care businesses. Between fiscal years 2011 and 2014, Harmony amped up its revenues by 920 percent, bringing in $17.9 million last year alone. It's headed up by founder and CEO Christopher Brown.

  1. Beneficial Blends

Beneficial Blends, which distributes an organic brand of coconut oil, and serves as a co-packer and private label manufacturer, reeled in $2.4 million in 2014 sales, for a three-year growth rate of 948 percent. It clocks in at No. 485 on Inc.'s list, and is helmed by founder and 'Chief Coconut' Erin Meagher.

  1. Stress Free Property Management

As its name succinctly implies, Stress Free Property Management helps residential clients with property management services (it also refurbishes rentals.) In 2014, the Tampa-based business raked in $15.7 million in sales, representing a three-year growth rate of 1,009 percent. It ranks No. 458 on the Inc. 5000. The business is headed up by CEO Chris Mercer.

  1. by Kitchen Resource Direct is an e-commerce retailer, which sells discounted wooden cabinets. It makes the Inc. 5000 for the second-year in a row at No. 409. The company, which is helmed by CEO Chris Larsen, and ranked at No. 568 on Inc.'s 2014 list, brought in an enviable $7.9 million in sales in 2014.

  1. USA Staffing Services

The third fastest-growing private business in Tampa is USA Staffing Services, which provides payroll funding and back-office bookkeeping. It's headed up by CEO Matthew Kolinski and brought in $3.3 million in 2014 revenue, representing a three-year-growth rate of 1,494 percent.

  1. Nitro Mobile Solutions

This enterprise software developer makes the Inc. 5000 for the first time this year, booking $2.2 million in 2014 revenue. Nitro Mobile grew it sales by 1,797 percent between 2011 and 2014, earning it the laurel of No. 248 on Inc.'s list. Nitro is led by CEO Pete Slade.

  1. Physicians Toxicology Laboratory

The No. 1 fastest-growing private company in Tampa provides drug testing services, and ranks No. 59 on the Inc. 5000. Physicians Toxicology Laboratory, which is headed up by Ryan Lund, grew its sales 4,415 percent between fiscal years 2011 and 2014, pulling in $9 million last year alone.


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