The 2009 Inc. 500: Top 10 Companies by Revenue Growth
Three-year Growth: 13,350.3 percent
Revenue: $38.4 million
Location: Washington, D.C.
Real-estate developer Cedric J. Franklin Sr. made his fortune buying residential homes, making them more energy efficient, and then selling them. He now has a series of green business projects under consideration, including building a green resort in Las Vegas. In real estate, "the object should be to buy low, sell high, not buy high, sell higher," he says.