Everything's famously bigger in Texas. Its economy is the second-largest in the country, roughly equivalent to the size of Canada's economy. And while it's massive in the gas and oil industries, Texas's business prowess extends all the way to its fast-growing startups. Just consider this year's Inc. 5000 list of the 10 fastest-growing companies in San Antonio, which average more than 200 employees and $10 million in 2017 revenue.
Time to meet them:
10. Re/max Military City
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 2156 Three-year growth 206% 2017 revenue $2.5M
The real estate group helps Texas veterans and active military members navigate the VA loan and military benefits processes while finding housing. Founder Levi Rodgers is a former Green Beret, and many of his 28 staffers have military backgrounds.
9. Vighter Medical Group
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 2056 Three-year growth 217% 2017 revenue $8.7M
Vighter--pronounced like "Fighter"--helps connect physicians, nurses, and other medical staffers to jobs around the world. Clients include federal agencies like the FBI, Department of State, and Department of Defense.
8. Topbox Solutions
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1914 Three-year growth 234% 2017 revenue $2.4M
Need an IT crew? This company, which has doubled in employee headcount since 2014, provides support for small and midsized businesses. It focuses on short-term contracts--after all, most small businesses need flexible budgets.
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1895 Three-year growth 237% 2017 revenue $8.5M
Recruiters at this staffing firm connect workers to jobs in a few industries: IT, user experience design, and administrative systems for government agencies like the Department of Defense. Yes, you'll probably need a security clearance for that last one.
6. Alta Moda Salon
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1849 Three-year growth 243% 2017 revenue $2.5M
Owner and director Cynthia Garza started by working in her sister's hair salon, and now presides over her own 2,400 square foot space. Alta Moda is celebrating its 20th anniversary by growing faster than most startups--making the Inc. 5000 for the third time in five years.
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1609 Three-year growth 289% 2017 revenue $16.9M
Most doctors probably don't love the data entry part of their job, as their other duties might have more urgency. Proscribe trains and deploys over 1,000 medical scribes to handle electronic health records--or EHRs, so doctors can focus on more pressing priorities.
4. Silotech Group
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1287 Three-year growth 372% 2017 revenue $11.6M
In 2008, Tiffany and Kelly Tremont combined their IT companies to create a single consulting firm. Almost a decade later, the company's 112 employees pulled in $11.6 million in 2017 revenue by focusing on federal government agencies and enterprise corporations.
3. Gideon USA
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 1059 Three-year growth 465% 2017 revenue $36.2M
It's a "small badass construction company," according to its About Us page. Gideon USA might not be able to call itself small for long, after more than tripling its employee headcount between 2014 and last year, from 14 to 53.
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 541 Three-year growth 927% 2017 revenue $14.9M
G2S stands for Global Government Solutions--which is a refreshingly self-explanatory name. The company provides resource consulting and strategy for the U.S. Army, Air Force, and Centers for Disease Control, among others.
1. Eligibility Tracking Calculators
2018 Inc. 5000 rank No. 401 Three-year growth 1,244% 2017 revenue $4.1M
Originally founded as an Affordable Care Act compliance firm in 2012, the company has since expanded its scope. Now, it's a risk management consulting business that aims to help clients avoid all kinds of unforeseen fines, penalties, and lawsuits.