Need a good plumber? If you live in the Nashville area, you might want to check out today's Inc. 500 honoree, Hiller Plumbing, Heating & Cooling.
Three-Year Growth: 315.3%
2004 Revenue: $11.1 million
What it does: Exactly what its name promises: plumbing, heating, and cooling services for homeowners and commercial clients. Why it's growing: Three years ago, the company began bidding on school projects and business doubled; last year, CEO Jimmy Hiller hired a new manager to run the heating and air conditioning department, which doubled as well. A 100% money-back guarantee doesn't hurt either. Recruiting drive: To find good plumbers, Hiller bought radio ads offering a $4,000 signing bonus and free maid service for a year. "We picked up two workers," he says. "I guess that's all you can expect."
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