Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Houston entrepreneurs climb list of fastest-growing private companies in the USA

Houston entrepreneurs climb list of fastest-growing private companies

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More than 100 Houston-based companies were featured on the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Gridiron Financial
36, charming charlie, grand opening party, CityCentre, December 2012, Charlie Chanaratsopon, Judi Langley, Suchit Majmudar
Charlie Chanaratsopon, left, shown with Judi Langley and Suchit Majmudar, is the founder of Houston-based accessories retailer Charming Charlie. Photo by William Yao
Pat Ryan head shot column mug June 2014
Patrick Ryan is the co-owner of The Ticket Experience which came in at No. 945 on Inc.'s 2014 list of the fastest-growing private companies. Courtesy photo
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36, charming charlie, grand opening party, CityCentre, December 2012, Charlie Chanaratsopon, Judi Langley, Suchit Majmudar
Pat Ryan head shot column mug June 2014

With more than 100 Houston-area companies featured on the 2014 Inc. 5000 — a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation — the city's most successful entrepreneurs are getting the recognition they deserve.

Inc. magazine, a monthly publication focused on growing companies, ranks the companies based on revenue growth percentage between 2010 and 2013.

Topping the list for Houston-based private companies featured on the list is PPT Fiberglass at No. 299. PPT Fiberglass provides fiber-reinforced plastics and fiberglass grating to companies in the oil and gas, wastewater treatment, marine and construction industries.

 According to Inc., the Bayou City ranks No. 6 on their list of  Top 10 Cities for Fast-Growth Companies, with 76 of the 102 Houston-area companies located within city limits. 

PPT Fiberglass has grown its revenue more than 1,900 percent from $120,000 in 2010 to $2.5 million in 2013. The company, which currently has three employees, was founded in 2010 and ranks No. 3 among manufacturing companies on the list and No. 18 of the 404 Texas companies featured.

According to Inc., the Bayou City ranks No. 6 on their list of Top 10 Cities for Fast-Growth Companies, with 76 of the 102 Houston-area companies located within city limits. Although Houston is known for its focus on the energy sector, most of the locally-based private companies featured on the 2014 list are related to the tech and manufacturing industries.

Another company featured on the list is The Ticket Experience at No. 954 — No. 15 in Houston — which invests in sports teams' season ticket packages and sells the inventory on a game-by-game basis to websites like StubHub.com. The company, which has 11 employees, has grown 473 percent over the past three years with a 2013 revenue of $21 million. 

Charming Charlie, a locally-based fashion accessories retailer with over 280 locations across the country, came in at No. 2002 on Inc.'s list. The retailer has grown more than 200 percent since 2010 with $431 million in revenue in 2013 and currently has 7,125 employees.

Visit Inc.'s site for the complete list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.