Today's Inc. 500 company is:

Innovative Technical Solutions
Location: Honolulu
Total Growth: 376%
2003 Revenue: $11.8 million
Employees: 80

Come work for James Karins and he'll promise you paradise, literally. Located in Honolulu, his company focuses on R&D for satellite imaging for the military and medical imaging technology for a large medical researcher. Tax breaks and incentives from the state have helped the company's growth and enabled it to end Hawaii's 15-year drought on the Inc. 500. ITS also offers five-weeks' paid vacation, 100% medical coverage for employees and their families, and a profit-sharing program. "I figured the indoor climate should match the outdoors," says Karins.