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South Carolina 25 Fastest Growing Companies Announced

Oct 17, 2017 02:43PM ● By Emily Stevenson

Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine announced South Carolina’s 25 Fastest Growing Companies. The winners were honored at a luncheon at the Columbia Marriott Oct. 17.

To be eligible for the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies Award, the company must be headquartered in South Carolina and be in business for at least three years and show revenues of more than $3 million. They are judged on the growth of their income over the last three years, and the growth of their employment and pre-taxed income. BDO audits their tax returns and their federal employee tax filings to verify income and employee growth over the period.

Primary sponsors of the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies competition are The Capital Corp., Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, KeenanSuggs-HUB, PNC Bank, BDO USA, LLP, Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly, and Charleston Business Magazine.

Representatives of The Capital Corp., BDO and other sponsors made on-site visits of nominees to interview key personnel and view company operations.

“We had a very strong field this year,” said George Moseley, principal of The Capital Corp.

“We love the opportunity to recognize the growth of South Carolina’s companies,” said Lori Coon, publisher of Columbia Business Monthly, Greenville Business Magazine, and Charleston Business Magazine.

Once all the data is in hand, the selections are made. Winners are notified, but not given their ranking until the awards luncheon. 

The keynote speaker of this year’s ceremony was Henry McMaster, South Carolina Governor.

The SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies, in rank order are:

#25: Harper Corp. General Contractors

General contractors providing construction services 

#24: A3 Communications, Inc.

A systems integrator, offers IT and physical security solutions

#23: Quality Business Solutions

Offers payroll and HR services to corporate clients

#22: Swampfox Technologies

Technology company bringing Avaya Experience (and Voice) Portal and Avaya Call Center based products and services to market

#21: Circuit Board Medics

Automotive, appliance, and industrial circuit board repair company

#20: AJH Renovations, LLC

Full-service design/build company that offers remodeling, additions, and whole-house transformations.

#19: Duke Brands

Parent company to Duke Foods and Duke Sandwich Co.

#18: Vapor Apparel

Offers digital printing and print-on-demand services to print on blank apparel.

#17: Tri-County Mechanical

Full-service HVAC supply, installation, and repair company

#16: Davis Supply of Charleston, LLC

Supplies masonry and concrete materials to the residential and commercial construction industry

#15: Thomas Mechanical, LLC

HVAC Mechanical Contractor services in Laurens

#14: M. B. Kahn Construction Co., Inc. 

Commercial builders serving a diverse client base


#13: New South Construction Supply

Supplies concrete and masonry accessories, rebar, wire mesh, and waterproofing materials

#12: RealtyLink LLC

Full-service commercial real estate development company specializing in retail and restaurant development

#11: Cantey Foundation Specialists

Foundation repair specialists, including basements and crawl spaces

#10: Integrated Biometrics, LLC

Creates government-certified and commercial fingerprint scanners for security

#9: Intellectual Capitol, Inc.

Staffing and technology services company

#8: US Waffle Company, Inc.

Food producer specializing in waffles and pancakes

#7: 9RoundFranchising, LLC

Franchise licenses for 9Round gyms and related support

#6: Matt O’Neill Real Estate

Real estate sales in the Charleston market

#5: Plex HiWire Family Fun & Sports Center 

Family oriented activity-based fun and exercise

#4: Hunter Quinn Homes

Offers new construction homes in the Charleston market

#3: Innovative Vehicle Solutions

Automotive body builder and upfitter

#2: Sands Investment Group 

Commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in the buying and selling of net lease properties

#1: PureCars

Digital advertising technology company serving the automotive industry

In addition, M. B. Kahn Construction Co. Inc. was the recipient of the SC Economic Impact Award.