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LowcountryBizSC: SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies Honored at Luncheon

South Carolina’s TOP25 Fastest Growing Companies were honored at a luncheon October 10th, 2018 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

MedTrust Medical Transport located in Charleston is ranked at the top of the list as South Carolina’s Fastest Growing Company. MedTrust provides service for the delivery of emergent and non-emergent medical transport with a coverage area spanning the Lowcountry and Grand Strand. Coming in at Number two, located in Gilbert, Diesel Laptops provides diesel diagnostic software and hardware for all makes and models in the commercial truck and off-highway in agricultural and construction industries. Ranking third and headquartered in Ladson, Frampton Construction, is a regional full-service construction firm.

Harper General Contractors, headquartered in Greenville, was presented with the South Carolina Economic Impact Award. The Rising Star was awarded to Global Sales Group – Easley. The following companies received the South Carolina Excellence in Business Awards: A3 Communications – Irmo, Duke Brands – Greenville, PCI Group – Fort Mill, and Quality Business Solutions – Travelers Rest.

SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies competition is presented by The Capital Corporation with Partner Sponsors: BDO USA, LLP, KeenanSuggs – HUB, PNC Bank, Womble Bond Dickinson, Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine.

To be eligible for the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies Award, the company must be headquartered in South Carolina, be in business for at least three fiscal years and show revenues of over $3M in the most recent reported year.

The keynote speaker of this year’s ceremony was Jeff Moore, Vice President, Manufacturing, Americas Plant Manager, Volvo Car Charleston Plant, Volvo Car U.S. Operations.

The 2018 SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies, in rank order are:

1. MedTrust Medical Transport – Charleston
Private Ambulance Service which provides Basic Life Support, Advanced Life Support, Wheelchair/Ambulatory, Special Event First Aid/Ambulance coverage, Long Distance Transport and Flight-Link Services

2. Diesel Laptops – Gilbert
Develops diagnostic software and hardware for all makes and models in the commercial truck and off-highway in agricultural and construction industries.

3. Frampton Construction – Ladson
A regional full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, construction services, and sustainability services.

4. The Hiring Group – Greer
Technical Staffing and Recruiting Firm

5. Clear Touch Interactive – Greenville
A leading provider of multi-touch interactive flat panels for education, government, and businesses.

6. Innovative Vehicle Solutions – Ladson
Builds custom commercial vehicle conversions for varied applications and innovative automotive engineering.

7. RealOp Investments – Greenville
Commercial Real Estate Investment Company

8. Cantey Foundation Specialists – Camden
Foundation and Crawl Space Repair & Concrete Leveling

9. Equiscript – North Charleston
Works with eligible covered entities to create and manage a 340B home delivery pharmacy that complements their clients’ existing 340B pharmacy programs.

10. Hunter Quinn Homes – Mount Pleasant
A local Charleston home builder that offers brand new construction homes.

11. Source Ortho – Mount Pleasant
An innovative distributor of a wide range of medical equipment and supplies from professional products to consumer products.

12. Intellectual Capitol – Greenville
Is a staffing and technology services company that provides technology assessment and consulting, strategic staffing, and application development.

13. Harper General Contractors – Greenville
Full service general contracting and construction management firm offering pre-construction, building information modeling, design-build, construction management at risk, LEED construction, and design-assist services.

14. 9Round – Simpsonville
Is a specialized fitness center that brings kickboxing fitness training to the average person in a convenient, affordable, 30-minute, full body circuit format.

15. WCM Global Wealth – Greenville
Is a diversified financial services firm specialized in providing exclusive financial products and services.

16. National Land Realty – Greenville
A full-service real estate brokerage company specializing in farm, ranch, recreational, plantation, timber, equestrian, waterfront, and commercial land across the country.

17. PCI Group – Fort Mill
Is a leading provider of mission critical print and mail communications for businesses where security of customer-centric data is paramount, precision and accuracy are crucial, and compliance is a must.

18. Advantage | ForbesBook – Charleston
Helps busy entrepreneurs, CEOs, and professionals Grow Their Business by becoming The Authority in their field through publishing and authority marketing system.

19. Thomas Mechanical – Laurens
A mechanical contractor specializing in commercial/industrial HVAC services, fabrication, process piping, engineering, and maintenance services.

20. Clayton Construction Company – Spartanburg
A General Contractor that will provide pre-construction planning, project coordination, post-construction follow-up, and a range of other services based on the project.

21. Linden Construction – Charleston
A general contractor providing a full service commercial construction and serves a multitude of clients in class “A” offices, healthcare, retail, finance and industrial markets.

22. Duke Brands – Greenville
Duke Brands is the holding company for Duke Foods, a manufacturer of ready-to-eat dips, spreads and bakery items, and the Duke Sandwich Company restaurants.

23. Jeff Cook Real Estate – North Charleston
Real Estate Sales

24. NextGen Supply Chain – Greenville
Consulting, engineering support, and supply chain management services to advanced mfg industries such as aerospace, automotive, and medical devices.

25. Nephron Pharmaceuticals – West Columbia
Develops and manufactures safe, affordable inhalation solution and suspension products that help patients with respiratory ailments, such as asthma, emphysema, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease through their innovative approach to sterile manufacturing.

In 2018, companies were judged using a calculation based on year-over-year growth for three years in three categories: revenue and employee headcount. This calculation covered the annual periods from 2015 to 2017. These measurements portray positive change and true growth in any company without regard to industry and position everyone to vie for prestigious spot among South Carolina’s Top25 Fastest Growing Companies. BDO USA, LLP, verifies all information from each nominee.

About The Capital Corporation

The Capital Corporation has been helping lower middle market companies achieve their financial objectives since 1991. With hundreds of closed transactions, The Capital Corporation is one of the most successful middle market investment banking firms in the country. It takes experience, commitment, and unwavering focus to achieve such results and that is what we bring to every deal. As an exclusive member of IMAP, The Capital Corporation is part of the world’s largest alliance of independent M&A advisory firms. With more than 70 offices in nearly 36 countries, IMAP offers local expertise with unparalleled global connections. In 2012, IMAP ranked third in the world for completed transactions with values up to $200 Million according to the Thomson Reuters Mid-Market League Table. For more information, please visit www.thecapitalcorp.com.


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