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Sales growth

1980-84

Company (1984 rank) Percent '84 sales '80 sales

Business description increase ($000) ($000)

1. Herbalife International Los Angeles, 109,510% $423,093 $386

CA

Health & nutrition prods.

2. ABC Supply (3) Beloit, WI 76,075 82,269 108

Distr. building supplies

3. First Software Lawrence, MA 52,996 58,406 110

Distr. software

4. Softsel International Inglewood, CA 50,296 165,802 329

Distr. software

5. Fayette Manufacturing Tracy, CA 41,866 63,789 152

Wind energy development

6. SCA Redmond, WA 28,871 35,055 121

Suntanning equip. & supplies

7.American Trans Air Indianapolis, IN 20,871 139,456 665

Airline

8. Video Products Distributors (40) 19,815 56,758 285

Sacramento, CA

Distr. videotapes

9. Central Massachusetts Health Care 13,102 16,634 126

Worcester, MA

HMO

10. North American Roofing Carmel, IN 10,880 11,200 102

Roofing contractor

11.Dow Industries (33) Laguna Hills, CA 9,615 21,956 226

Electromagnetic engineering

12.Broderbund Software San Rafael, CA 9,290 10,141 108

Software publisher

13. Advanced Input Devices Coeur d'Alene, 9,059 26,377 288

ID

Mfr. keyboards & keypanels

14. Gateway Computer Systems 8,948 38,724 428

Huntington Beach, CA

Computer systems svcs.

15. All American Hero Ft. Lauderdale, FL 8,682 10,977 125

Fast-food franchisor

16. Micro Electronics Columbus, OH 8,363 21,157 250

Computer department store

17. Xscribe La Jolla, CA 7,192 19,760 271

Computer transcription systs.

18. Action Equipment Londonderry, NH 7,013 7,398 104

Retailer/leasor construction equip.

19. Bennett Funding Group Syracuse, NY 6,902 33,609 480

Equipment leasing

20. General Microcomputer (8) South 6,867 48,561 697

Bend, IN

Computer sales

21. Comm Tek (23) Boise, ID 6,723 11,122 163

Publisher

22. Proto Systems of Atlanta 6,146 13,803 221

Alpharetta, GA

Mfr. printed circuit boards

23. National Health Care Affiliates 6,026 32,899 537

(14) Buffalo, NY

Nursing home mgmt.

24. Snappy Car Rental (27) 5,722 54,090 929

Beachwood, OH

Car rental

25. Island Water Sports Deerfield 5,519 6,068 108

Beach, FL

Retail water-sports equip.

26. TRC Temporary Services Atlanta, GA 5,406 % $14,755 $268

Temporary-help svc.

27. Data 3 Systems Santa Rosa, CA 5,393 6,207 113

Computer software

28. Teleconnect Cedar Rapids, IA 5,156 45,463 865

Telecommunications

29. American Calculator & Computer 5,018 8,035 157

Birmingham, AL

Computer retailer

30. Richard Young Office Products Ft. 4,874 6,914 139

Lauderdale, FL

Distr. computer accessories

31. Southern Electrical Distributors 4,820 10,185 207

West Covina, CA

Distr. electrical supplies

32. Hiatt Agency (77) Miamisburg, OH 4,550 5,626 121

Insurance programs

33. El Camino Resources Sherman 4,215 27,055 627

Oaks, CA

Retail/lease computers

34. Computer Technology Associates 4,148 12,318 290

Englewood, CO

Computer systs. engineering

35. Le Beacon Presse (212) Seattle, WA 4,146 666,666 15,700

Publish reference books

36. United Personal Computer (21) 4,013 38,129 927

Wallingford, CT

Retail computers

37. Allenbach Industries (90) Carlsbad, 3,984 4,329 106

CA

Computer software duplication

38. Creative Management Systems 3,959 11,285 278

(85) McLean, VA

Telecommunications software

39. Shader's China Doll Newark, DE 3,949 4,130 102

Mfr. porcelain dolls

40. International Medical Centers 3,817 235,000 6,000

(183) Miami, FL

HMO

41. Coal Products Tazewell, VA 3,800 11,700 300

Mfr. mine roof prods.

42. First National Capital Birmingham, 3,793 17,831 458

MI

Equipment leasing

43. Computer Strategies Grand 3,771 4,103 106

Rapids, MI

Manufacturing software

44. Miraflores Designs San Francisco, 3,766 6,843 177

CA

Mfr. hotel amenities

45. DPCS Newport Beach, CA 3,661 4,589 122

Computer programming svcs.

46. Masterclean of North Carolina 3,626 4,322 116

(38) Winston-Salem, NC

General contractor

47. Turner Brothers Construction 3,602 6,219 168

Easton, MA

General contractor

48. Software Corporation of America 3,597 4,732 128

Herndon, VA

Systems software

49. Computer Dynamics (81) Virginia 3,531 5,592 154

Beach, VA

Computer engineering svcs.

50. S.R.S. Network New York, NY 3,443 3,543 100

Data processing

51. Star Software Systems Torrance, CA 3,434 3,569 101

Microcomputer software

52. Accountants Microsystems 3,433 9,893 280

Bellevue, WA

Supplier microcomputer syst. &

software

53. R & D Systems Colorado Springs, 3,369 9,157 264

CO

Distr. computers

54. Sevenson Construction Niagara 3,354 56,924 1,648

Falls, NY

Construction & development

55. Communications Consultants 3,344 4,684 136

Virginia Beach, VA

Advertising

56.Vista Technology San Marcos, CA 3,270 11,289 335

Distr. computer prods.

57. Biesemeyer Manufacturing (113) 3,243 3,945 118

Mesa, AZ

Mfr. woodworking equip.

58. Unified Mortgage (79) Cupertino, CA 3,160 29,305 899

Mortgage banking

59. F.A. Components Elmhurst, NY 3,055 18,928 600

Distr. microcomputer peripherals

60. ComDesign (114) Goleta, CA 2,857 8,456 286

Mfr. communications equip.

61. Varitel Video San Francisco, CA 2,776 % $2,962 $103

Video services

62. Crosby Vandenburgh Group Boston, MA 2,756 9,053 317

Cable TV guides

63. K.O. Swanson Milpitas, CA 2,746 20,547 722

Construction svcs.

64. SIR Skokie, IL 2,728 4,100 145

Database mgmt.

65. Captive-Aire Systems Raleigh, NC 2,682 4,117 148

Mfr. ventilation equip.

66. Computer Town Salem, NH 2,625 17,438 640

Retail computers

67. Birch Research Coral Springs, FL 2,621 4,000 147

Media research

68. Support Systems International (SC) 2,603 47,057 1,741

Charleston, SC

Mkt. medical therapy

69. Gamefield Concept San Francisco, 2,591 6,404 238

CA

Mfr. & mkt. fitness programs

70. Basic Computer (82) Akron, OH 2,584 28,724 1,070

Computer retail chain

71. San Diego Design Santee, CA 2,568 5,682 213

Mfr. home entertainment systs.

72. GNP (150) Pasadena, CA 2,486 2,715 105

Audio/video computer systs.

73. EC Oak Ridge, TN 2,479 4,049 157

Construction mgmt.

74. Leland A. Wolf & Associates (4) 2,465 31,086 1,212

Foster City, CA

Employee benefit plan svcs.

75. JL Associates Hampton, VA 2,449 5,838 229

Management svcs.

76. Matrix Organization King of 2,443 4,526 178

Prussia, PA

Data processing svcs.

77. Jiffy Lube International 2,417 6,016 239

Baltimore, MD

Franchisor oil change

78. Commonwealth Equity Services 2,405 2,881 115

Newton, MA

Securities firm

79. Elkington & Keltner Group 2,374 22,565 912

Memphis, TN

Development & construction

80. Sparta Huntsville, AL 2,301 9,460 394

Government research

81. Super 8 Motels Aberdeen, SD 2,239 24,235 1,036

Economy motel chain

82. Southern Office Furniture 2,213 5,782 250

Distributors Greensboro, NC

Distr. office furniture

83. Clark Manufacturing Chino, CA 2,183 9,178 402

Mfr. plastic products

84. SpeeDee Oil Change & Tune-Up 2,158 2,484 110

Kenner, LA

Oil change

85. Viking Electric Santa Clara, CA 2,151 17,510 778

Electrical contractor

86. Metro Information Services (111) 2,149 4,048 180

Virginia Beach, VA

Computer consultants

87. Pioneer/Eclipse (108) Sparta, NC 2,129 7,377 331

Mfr. floor cleaning equip.

88. Alamo Learning Systems (55) 2,125 6,786 305

Walnut Creek, CA

Software training systs.

89. Gulf States Mortgage (95) 2,101 5,878 267

Atlanta, GA

Mortgage banking

90. Creative Web Systems Inglewood, CA 2,095 6,606 301

Direct-response printing

91. Staubach Dallas, TX 2,082 2,793 128

Commercial real estate

92. Northland Environmental (41) 2,057 4,810 223

Burbank, CA

Renewable energy

93. ATCOM (161) Research Triangle 2,024 3,590 169

Park, NC

Mfr. business telephone systems

94.Connecticut Radio Network (160) 2,015 2,771 131

Hamden, CT

Advertising

95. Artesia Waters San Antonio, TX 1,989 2,340 112

Mfr. mineral water

96. E & A Industries (191) 1,975 % $23,121 $1,114

Indianapolis, IN

Mfr. chemicals

97. American Leisure Industries 1,974 6,970 336

(32) Lanham, MD

Travel company

98. Quality "S" Manufacturing 1,963 2,702 131

Phoenix, AZ

Mfr. trailer hitches

99. Vanguard Technologies (66) 1,938 15,587 765

Fairfax, VA

ADP systs. development

100. Magnetech Specialty 1,923 2,165 107

Beaumont, TX

Specialty industrial equip.

101. Pedus International (1) Los 1,919 68,994 3,417

Angeles, CA

Building & security svcs.

102. Systems of the Future 1,884 2,222 112

Morristown, NJ

Turnkey computer systs.

103. Robec (10) Montgomeryville, PA 1,876 27,589 1,396

Distr. computers

104. S-R Premier Addison, IL 1,869 4,883 248

Mfr. printing ink

105. Oracle (61) Menlo Park, CA 1,857 13,017 665

Data processing

106. Woodsmith Publishing Des 1,843 2,254 116

Moines, IA

Magazine publisher

107. Computer Communications 1,843 4,818 248

Specialists Norcross, GA

Data processing

108. Michael Anthony Jewelers New 1,823 29,996 1,560

York, NY

Gold jewelry mfr.

109. DISC Indianapolis, IN 1,819 6,507 339

Services to auto dealers

110.Miami Depot Hialeah, FL 1,799 7,579 399

Distressed merchandise resale

111. Diversified Data Springfield, 1,722 4,337 238

VA

Software development

112. Marcon Marketing Services 1,688 3,022 169

New York, NY

Marketing svcs.

113. Integrated Systems Palo Alto, 1,681 2,333 131

CA

Software development

114. Institutional Financing 1,674 39,679 2,237

Services (31) Benicia, CA

Mkt. school prods.

115.Dot Printer Irvine, CA 1,656 12,820 730

Lithographers

116. Southwall Technologies 1,633 6,411 370

Palo Alto, CA

Mfr. thin film prods.

117. Claremont Financial Services 1,629 26,991 1,561

Boston, MA

Real estate development

118. DIS Bellingham, WA 1,609 4,341 254

Communication network software

119. Northern Lights Computers 1,602 6,639 390

Berkeley, CA

Distr. computer systems

120. Profile Industries (217) 1,583 8,467 503

Pompano Beach, FL

Mfr. vertical blind systs.

121. Burdeshaw Associates 1,562 1,961 118

Bethesda, MD

Industry consultants

122. Flextronics Newark, CA 1,546 50,940 3,095

Mfr. circuit boards

123. Vanguard Groups International 1,532 19,800 1,213

(137) Houston, TX

Real estate development

124. Specturm Computers 1,521 1,832 113

Southfield, MI

Retail computers

125. Life-Link International 1,480 2,023 128

Jackson, WY

Sporting goods equip.

126. Western Extrusions Carrollton, TX 1,479 25,421 1,610

Aluminum extrusion

127. VR Business Brokers Needham, 1,466 7,534 481

MA

Business broker

128. Financial Services Group 1,465 1,612 103

Greenville, SC

Financial planning

129. Mgmt. Emplolyee Group Admin. 1,463 37,019 2,369

(176) Milwaukee, WI

Employee benefits admin.

130. Century Marketing Bowling 1,459 4,630 297

Green, OH

Mfr. custom labels

131. Executone Communications/CT 1,455 % $4,697 $302

East Hartford, CT

Telephone installation/svc.

132. Blagge Enterprises (207) Rancho 1,453 8,276 533

Cordova, CA

Distr. recording tapes & appliances

133. Nassau-Suffolk Computer 1,451 13,695 883

Syosset, NY

Computer sales

134. Sigal Companies (51) Washington, 1,444 37,107 2,404

DC

General contractor

135. ComputerLand of Hawaii 1,436 13,913 906

Honolulu, HI

Retail computers

136. Consolidated Group (94) 1,435 29,574 1,927

Framingham, MA

Employee-benefits plans

137. U.S. Robotics (132) Skokie, IL 1,430 21,597 1,412

Data communications equip.

138. Alloy Computer Products 1,427 20,379 1,335

Framingham, MA

Mfr. of computer peripherals

139. Stravina Canoga Park, CA 1,425 5,932 389

Mfr. stationery

140. R&L Data Systems Idaho Falls, ID 1,422 5,054 332

Retail computers

141. Akal Security Santa Cruz, NM 1,421 1,825 120

Security svcs.

142. Deerfield Construction 1,409 1,796 119

Pittsburgh, PA

Residential development

143. Quality Temp Bloomington, MN 1,407 3,527 234

Temporary employment agency

144. Solectron (54) San Jose, CA 1,401 54,051 3,600

Mfr. electronic svcs.

145. Interact (87) Asheville, NC 1,398 15,162 1,012

Distr. computer prods.

146. Kronos Waltham, MA 1,391 8,959 601

Time accounting systs.

147. Champion Awards (223) Memphis, 1,390 2,160 145

TN

Trophies & awards

148. Computerized Lodging Systems 1,388 4,880 328

Long Beach, CA

Reseller computer systs.

149. Computer Options Minneapolis, MN 1,381 23,692 1,600

Sales/leasing IBM computers

150. Watkins Manufacturing 1,379 16,805 1,136

Carlsbad, CA

Whirlpool spas

151. JWI (110) Holland, MI 1,379 10,219 691

Mfr. filtration equip.

152. Star Video Entertainment 1,371 42,641 2,898

Jersey City, NJ

Distr. videocassettes

153. Royal Waterbeds (56) Ellisville, 1,370 6,628 451

MO

Waterbeds

154.R & E Electronics (237) 1,369 3,687 251

Wilmington, NC

Communications systs.

155. Petrocomp Systems Houston, TX 1,359 3,107 213

Computer prods. & svcs.

156. Hanley-Wood (206) Washington, DC 1,354 9,396 646

Magazine publishing

157. Schreiber Trussville, AL 1,353 7,396 509

Wastewater treatment equip.

158. CardioData Northboro, MA 1,345 2,297 159

Mfr. medical electronics

159. Sunbelt Express Waco, GA 1,338 7,334 510

Trucking company

160. Kappler (88) Guntersville, AL 1,336 10,370 722

Disposable industrial clothing

161. Great Lakes Micrographic (117) 1,334 7,113 496

Kalamazoo, MI

Specialty photo films

162. Computer Alliance (18) 1,333 11,077 773

Farmington Hills, MI

Reseller computer systs.

163.Microsoft (80) Bellevue, WA 1,310 97,478 6,914

Microcomputer software

164. Discovery Toys (53) Pleasant 1,309 32,244 2,288

Hill, CA

Educational toys

165. Dynamark Security Centers 1,301 5,267 376

Hagerstown, MD

Security equipment

166. Engineered Data Environments 1,300 % $9,718 $694

Pleasanton, CA

Computer svc.

167. Logistix/Logo Milpitas, CA 1,291 11,209 806

Mfr. software

168. Royal Silk (57) Clifton, NJ 1,279 21,650 1,570

Retail silk fashions

169. Zenger-Miller (256) Cupertino, CA 1,271 14,013 1,022

Mgmt. training systs.

170. Aruvil International New York 1,268 6,074 444

City, NY

Import steel products

171. Physicians Weight Loss Centers 1,258 5,230 385

Akron, OH

Weight loss centers

172. Lender's Service (154) 1,225 26,547 2,004

Pittsburgh, PA

Real estate appraisals

173. Compact Performance San Ramon, 1,224 1,496 113

CA

Auto parts

174. Paulsel Lumber (186) Ft. 1,221 10,950 829

Worth, TX

Wholesale lumber

175. Carbide Technologies (107) 1,215 5,472 416

Fraser, MI

Mfr. carbide prods.

176. Ugly Duckling Rent-A-Car 1,209 49,600 3,789

System (129) Tucson, AZ

Car rental

177. Wegener Communications 1,193 6,453 499

Norcross, GA

Audio & data communications

178. Dataprint Charlotte, NC 1,187 2,935 228

Retail computer

179. Precision Connector Designs 1,186 5,465 425

Winchester, MA

Mfr. electronic connectors

180. Elographics (149) Oak Ridge, TN 1,185 4,406 343

Mfr. computer peripherals

181. Publications & Communications 1,168 2,422 191

(381) Austin, TX

Computer publications

182. Advanced Information Management 1,153 4,134 330

(49) Boston, MA

Computer software & svcs.

183. Zycor Austin, TX 1,141 3,661 295

Geologic modeling software

184.Comstock Leasing San Mateo, CA 1,139 1,499 121

Equipment leasing

185. Roberts Welding Contractors 1,136 3,869 313

(456) Winterville, NC

Industrial contractor

186. Baker Communications (157) 1,135 3,173 257

Houston, TX

Training & development

187.Aim Executive Toledo, OH 1,134 2,468 200

Executive recruiter

188. Philip Crosby Associates 1,104 20,034 1,664

Winter Park, FL

Management consulting

189. Temporary Solutions Manassas, VA 1,096 1,543 129

Temporary-employment agency

190. Meridian (172) Falls Church, VA 1,089 5,493 462

High-technology consultant

191. Weldon Electronics (100) 1,084 25,749 2,174

Plymouth, MN

Retail computers

192. Tech Data Clearwater, FL 1,082 20,608 1,744

Distr. computer prods.

193. Markdata (48) Pittston, PA 1,068 11,547 989

Direct marketing

194. Evergreen Foods Augusta, GA 1,066 10,434 895

Packaged juices

195.David Langer Los Angeles, CA 1,063 8,103 697

Distr. semiconductors

196. US Signs Houston, TX 1,058 2,166 187

Mfr. electronic signs

197. Winters Electric Juneau, AK 1,054 2,355 204

Electrical contractor

198. Native Sun Energy Systems 1,054 2,388 207

Petaluma, CA

Solar heating contractor

199. Infotec Development (74) Costa 1,051 7,540 655

Mesa, CA

Computer systs. engineering

200. Information Builders (171) New 1,049 51,334 4,469

York, NY

Mfr. computer software

201. Weathervane Window

(76) Kirkland, WA 1,046 % $4,995 $436

Mfr. wooden windows

202. Wabash Computer 1,036 25,000 2,200

Systems Irvine, CA

Retail computers

203. EM Electronics Yeadon, PA 1,029 1,931 171

Mfr. cable TV parts

204. Databank (156) Phoenix, AZ 1,027 19,482 1,728

Retail computers

205. Glen Ivy Financial Group 1,019 8,535 763

Corona, CA

Real estate development

206. Executone of Central Florida 1,018 4,751 425

(124) Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Telephone interconnect

207. Pure Indianapolis, IN 1,017 1,184 106

Industrial maintenance chemicals

208. Hall Financial Group 1,012 76,374 6,869

(128) Dallas, TX

Real estate mgmt.

209. Ram Graphics Alexandria, IN 1,010 2,452 221

Wholesale shirts & trophies

210. Caprice Printing Elk Grove 1,009 1,242 112

Village, IL

Mfr. offset printers

221. Davco Printed Circuits 1,007 12,513 1,130

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Mfr. wiring boards

212. Kassouf Parking (44) 1,007 6,508 588

Cleveland, OH

Parking lot mgmt.

213. Maxima (98) Bethesda, MD 1,004 19,719 1,786

Integrated info. technology svc.

214. Academic Guidance 997 1,130 103

Services Marlton, NJ

Academic consultant

215. Aloette Cosmetics (73) 996 9,577 874

Malvern, PA

Direct sale of cosmetics

216. General Health Washington, DC 996 2,794 255

Health care prods. & svc.

217. Moss Brown (89) 995 8,543 780

Alexandria, VA

Total fitness catalog

218. Schlott Realtors 993 17,142 1,568

(278) Fair Lawn, NJ

Real estate

219. Whitebirch Breezy Point, MN 993 15,305 1,400

Real estate & timesharing

220. TABS Associates (242) 992 5,919 542

Baltimore, MD

Presort mail svc.

221. T H Hill Associates 991 2,738 251

Houston, TX

Petroleum industry consultant

222. World Leasing Ridgewood, NJ 990 18,373 1,685

Computer equipment leasing

223. Commonwealth Mortgage 989 19,050 1,750

Company (75) Boston, MA

Mortgage banking

224. Ettwein Construction 985 11,016 1,015

Bethlehem, PA

Construction

225. Miller Medical Service 982 4,427 409

(210) Waterloo, IA

Medical equip. & supplies

226. Quality Electronic Associates

Sunnyvale, CA 982 1,288 119

Mfr. electronic prods.

227. SAS Institute (169) Cary, NC 982 52,612 4,864

Distr. computer software

228. Systems Research and 970 8,831 825

Applications (60) Arlington, VA

Systems analysis

229. Technicomp Publishing 961 1,082 102

Cleveland, OH

Technical training progs.

230. Summa Four (225) 961 8,113 765

Manchester, NH

Mfr. telecommunications equip.

231. Merrill (321) St. Paul, MN 954 24,974 2,369

Computerized typesetting

232. Prime Resources (193) 954 2,887 274

Stamford, CT

Specialty advertising prods.

233. Paneltronics Marine 953 1,379 131

Industries Hialeah, FL

Mfr. electrical panels

234. John Cooper Enterprises 950 1,480 141

Valle Crucis, NC

General merchandise

235. One Hour Delivery Service 949 1,678 160

Dallas, TX

Delivery service

236. Technology Constructor 947 % $1,769 $169

(422) Denver, CO

General contractor

237. ABO Mabank, TX 945 10,372 993

Mfr. wood trusses

238. Harper Buzinec Carreno 941 1,644 158

Architects (120) Miami, FL

General architecture

239. Testa Communications (170) 939 3,055 294

Carle Place, NY

Magazine publisher

240. Heurikon (166) Madison, WI 926 6,353 619

Mfr. microcomputer boards

241. HSC Engineering (104) 921 8,371 820

Towson, MD

Construction engineer. & design

242. Ohio Electronics Engravers 914 1,886 186

Dayton, OH

Mfr. electronic engravers

243. Perfect Courier (47) New 914 14,621 1,442

York, NY

Courier service

244. Daron Packaging Group 914 1,024 101

Glen Cove, NY

Flexible packaging

245. Dorothy's Ruffled Originals 910 8,786 870

Wilmington, NC

Curtain retail/mfr.

246. Perspectives Lexington, KY 910 1,262 125

Retail paint & wallcoverings

247. American List Counsel 906 14,422 1,434

(46) Princeton, NJ

Direct marketing

248. Godick Philadelphia, PA 906 1,609 160

Certified public accountants

249. Pro-File Systems 905 1,126 112

Conshohocken, PA

Filing systs.

250. California Sealing Devices 901 1,211 121

Van Nuys, CA

Distr. seals & gaskets

251. Techne Electronics 900 2,200 220

(347) Palo Alto, CA

Mfr. vehicle security systs.

252. Newpro Woburn, MA 894 13,464 1,354

Distr. windows & doors

253. Administrative Information 894 2,048 206

Systs. (99) Bridgewater, NJ

Medical software & hardware

systs.

254. BMC St. Charles, IL 892 8,493 856

Mfr. fiberglass molding

255. Label America Stone 891 2,061 208

Mountain, GA

Label printing

256. S.J. Electro Systems (269) 889 1,533 155

Detroit Lakes, MN

Mfr. alarm systs.

257. Western Pacific Data Systems 888 4,396 445

San Diego, CA

Industrial software

258. Executone Telecommun. (PA) 884 3,465 352

(197) Reading, PA

Telephone sales

259. American Cablesystems 880 40,466 4,128

Beverly, MA

Operator of cable TV systs.

260. Gemini Research (65) 876 27,224 2,788

Fremont, CA

Mfr. epitaxial reactors

261. Yantis (340) San Antonio, TX 874 11,784 1,210

Highway contractor

262. J.J. Grundy (34) Ottowa, IL 872 14,943 1,537

Windows, door,

energy-saving prods.

263. Q.E.P. West Nyack, NY 872 1,409 145

Mfr. ceramic tile tools

264. Foreign Candy Hull, IA 871 3,690 380

Imports candies

265. Citibag New York, NY 866 1,333 138

Mfr. plastic bags

266. Comanche Contractors 865 4,343 450

Houston, TX

General contractor

267. Office Systems (182) 863 5,202 540

Charlotte, NC

Computer sales

268. Honolulu Premium 863 3,109 323

Products (151) Honolulu, HI

Mfr. jewelry

269. Sage Systems (284) 860 13,042 1,358

Rockville, MD

Computer software

270. Somerset Printing 857 1,292 135

Burlingame, CA

Commercial printing

271. Chrishawn Associates 856 % $1,004 105

Bradenton, FL

Mfr. framed art prods.

272. Star & Crescent Herbs 855 1,490 156

Sacramento, CA

Mfr. spices & botanicals

273. Systems Management American 851 51,648 5,431

Norfolk, VA

Computer systems integrator

274. LaBrec Financial Group 845 954 101

Nashville, TN

Financial svc.

275. Compendium Systems (253) 839 12,400 1,320

New York City, NY

Magazine publisher

276. Metrocall of Delaware (254) 838 13,092 1,395

Alexandria, VA

Mobile phone svc.

277. Slautterback Sand City, CA 836 5,599 598

Mfr. sealant equip.

278. A-1 Textiles Chatsworth, CA 835 1,477 158

Wholesaler/retailer of linen

279. McBroom Pool Products 831 2,869 308

Virginia Beach, VA

Retail pool supplies

280. Toucan Business Forms 825 1,721 186

Hyattsville, MD

Mfr. business forms

281. Electronic Design & Sales 824 2,772 300

Danville, VA

Mfr. power supplies

282. Rachel's Brownies 823 1,754 190

Malvern, PA

Wholesale bakery

283. Robbins Communications 822 1,954 212

Pittsburgh, PA

Communications installation

284. Patten Stamford, VT 821 18,549 2,014

Real estate development

285. Image Stream (202) Los 819 3,695 402

Angeles, CA

Event marketing

286. Runco Video Foster City, CA 817 1,082 118

Mfr. projection TVs

287. Sunbelt Distributors 815 8,751 956

(203) Houston, TX

Distr. frozen food

288. Virginia Textiles (187) 814 11,299 1,236

Richmond, VA

Retail sportswear

289. Label Graphics (155) 814 2,613 286

Portland, OR

Mfr. labels

290. Hamilton Projects New 810 2,430 267

York City, NY

Merchandising representative

291. ZZYZZX Technologies 809 36,042 3,963

(266) Houston, TX

General contractor

292. Alliance Research (44) 809 7,532 829

Chatsworth, CA

Supplier of electronic parts

293. Garey Construction 806 13,031 1,438

(404) Austin, TX

General contractor

294. Lawrenceville Press 806 942 104

Lawrenceville, NJ

Computer programming texts

295. Slotline Golf (339) 803 3,108 344

Huntington Beach, CA

Mfr. golf clubs

296. Pro Audio General 803 1,635 181

Store Ocala, FL

Retail audio & recording equip.

297. Peter Piper Pizza (181) 802 31,286 3,468

Phoenix, AZ

Pizza restaurants

298. Starmark (328) Chicago, IL 799 7,842 872

Advertising & marketing

299. Renaissance Printing (70) 795 6,614 739

Detroit, MI

Financial printing

300. American Plumbing Partsmaster 792 946 106

Baldwin Park, CA

Wholesale plumbing parts

301. CIT Construction Inc. of Texas 789 4,000 450

Stafford, TX

Commercial contractor

302. Hawaiian Pacific Elevator (133) 787 3,709 418

(133) Honolulu, HI

Elevator contractor

303. Fastec Industrial (28) 786 13,694 1,545

Elkhart, IN 786 13,694 1,545

Distr. fasteners

304. Centrac (134) Seattle, WA 783 2,083 236

Construction consulting

305. Computerland of Bergen 782 2,691 305

County (373) Paramus, NJ

Computer sales

306. Sinclair International 781 % $1,569 $178

Portland, OR

Financial consulting

307. Weingart Fort Wayne, IN 776 6,256 714

Mfr. testing machines

308. PNS (412) Racine, WI 774 2,954 338

Packing & shipping locations

309.Jet Blast Baltimore, MD 773 2,472 283

Industrial cleaning svc.

310. Stop 'N Shop Hays, KS 773 25,443 2,915

Convenience stores

311. Great Western Leasing 772 3,986 457

Salt Lake City, UT

Truck leasing

312. Checks To-Go El Cajon, CA 771 2,830 325

Distr. business forms

313. Proforma (346) Cleveland, OH 765 3,314 383

Distr. business forms

314. National Instruments Austin, TX 762 5,088 590

Mfr. computer interface equip.

315. Carl Beavers Construction 761 1,575 183

(147) Searcy, AR

Residential construction

316. Jarvis Manufacturing 757 1,877 219

Scotts Valley, CA

Mfr. burn-in systs.

317. Gartner Group (163) Stamford, CT 756 14,108 1,648

Technology information svcs.

318. Swintec (294) East Rutherford, NJ 755 28,291 3,307

Mfr. electronic office prods.

319. Calibrake Independence, MO 751 1,540 181

Mfr. disc brakes

320. Drug Emporium (430) 748 79,658 9,392

Worthington, OH

Discount drugstore

321. Robelle Industries (311) 746 16,816 1,987

Foxboro, MA

Retail recreational prods.

322. Omega Concord, CA 741 2,272 270

Security & control systs.

323. Bohle Los Angeles, CA 741 1,774 211

Public relations

324. Brougher International (158) 741 13,819 1,644

Greenwood, IN

Insurance underwriting

325. Video Service of America 733 2,100 252

Lincoln, NB

Distr. videotape & equip.

326. General Communications 731 2,527 304

(255) Denver, CO

Magazine publisher

327. Tessco (71) Georgetown, TX 724 14,280 1,734

Electronics mfr.

328. Viar (222) Alexandria, VA 723 11,939 1,450

Mgmt. svcs. & software

329. R&B Automotive (230) 723 12,077 1,468

Huntingdon Valley, PA

Mfr. automotive prods.

330. Dalcon International Nashville, TN 717 1,977 242

Computer sales

331. Jet-Ster (103) Rochester, WA 714 2,981 366

Spa mfr.

332. Culver Personnel Agency 714 863 106

San Diego, CA

Professional placement

333. National Computer Print 713 18,484 2,273

(445) Birmingham, AL

Mfr. loan payment books

334. ESCA Bellevue, WA 711 7,114 877

Software development

335. Psicor (3136) Brighton, MI 711 13,546 1,670

Medical svcs.

336. TVX Broadcast Group 710 15,475 1,910

Virginia Beach, VA

Operates commercial TV

337. Comfab Addison, IL 704 6,730 837

Mfr. telephone equip.

338. Booth Organization (342) 703 3,701 461

Rockville, MD

Building maintenance

339. Heritage Insurance Associates 703 1,140 142

(372) Lancaster, PA

Insurance broker

340.Help-U-Sell Mission Viejo, CA 703 859 107

Real estate counseling

341. Creel Morrell (327) Houston, TX 700 % $1,640 $205

Turnkey graphic design

342. Western Medical Specialties 700 6,535 817

San Bernardino, CA

Home health care prods.

343. American Agrisurance (479) 698 35,900 4,500

Council Bluffs, IA

Crop insurance

344. Operations Control Systems 698 1,699 213

Palo Alto, CA

Software sales & svc.

345. Cormed (334) Medina, NY 694 4,661 587

Mfr. home care prods.

346. McDonald Equipment (285) 693 34,300 4,326

Willoughby, OH

Distr. engine-generator sets

347. Campmor (335) Paramus, NJ 692 10,300 1,300

Mail-order catalog

348. Mariposa Press (92) Benicia, CA 692 11,416 1,442

Printing

349. Productive Computer Systems 690 1,177 149

Chicago, IL

Business computer systs.

350. Microware Distributors 688 15,361 1,950

(7) Aloha, OR

Distr. microcomputers

351. Megas Manufacturing 688 13,351 1,695

(322) Cleveland, OH

Mfr. health & beauty aid prods.

352. Industrial Photographic 686 1,666 212

Supply Bellaire, TX

Industrial darkroom supplies

353. Microfilm Service Seattle, WA 685 3,768 480

Microfilming svcs. & equip.

354. Comp-u-Staff Towson, MD 684 11,421 1,457

Computer consultants

355.Executone Telecommunications 683 1,925 246

(FL) Jacksonville, FL

Sales & svc. telephone syst.

356. Fashion Care Atlanta, GA 679 3,575 459

Dry cleaning stores

357. Comsel (136) Vienna, VA 678 4,748 610

Distr. computer peripherals

358. Northwest Gears Everett, WA 676 1,467 189

Mfr. aerospace gears

359. MDR Cartage Jonesboro, AR 675 12,218 1,577

Irregular route common carrier

360. Brad Cable Electronics (377) 670 6,949 902

Schenectady, NY

Mfr. cable TV converters

361. Environmental Marketing Group 669 4,459 580

(420) Boca Raton, FL

Environmental prods. & svcs.

362. Barry Blau & Partners Fairfield, CT 667 17,980 2,343

Direct marketing

363. Sandberg Industries Irvine, CA 664 4,569 598

Mfr. electronic prods.

364. Conquest Associates (219) 664 2,092 274

Tarzana, CA

Electronics search firm

365. Integral Systems (495) 663 14,037 1,839

Walnut Creek, CA

Human resources software prods.

366. Cabinet Door Morgan Hill, CA 661 5,005 658

Mfr. cabinet doors

367. Bonnecaze, McLeroy & 656 1,021 135

Harrison Dallas, TX

Software development

368. Thacker Jewelry (67) 651 3,349 446

Roaring Springs, TX

Retail jewelry

369. TravelCenter (315) Anchorage, AK 650 115,294 15,371

Travel agency

370. Omega World Travel 649 4,796 640

Falls Church, VA

Travel agency

371. Allen & Associates Membership 649 3,207 428

Develop. Houston, TX

Developer of membership programs

372. Gila Medical Services 649 2,862 382

(418) Claypool, AZ

Medical services

373. Record Exchange of Roanoke 646 806 108

Greensboro, NC

Retail records

374. Baker Installations (293) 637 4,174 566

Pittsburgh, PA

Cable installation

375. Corby Industries (131) 636 2,061 280

Allentown, PA

Mfr. digital access key

376. Marketing Communications 636 % $13,242 $1,800

(238) Lenexa, KS

Direct-mail advertising

377. Vanguard Plastics (362) 635 11,214 1,525

McPherson, KS

Plastic piping systs.

378. Florida Restaurants Winter 632 4,640 634

Park, FL

Restaurants

379. Nutrition Management 630 2,789 382

Services Wayne, PA

Food services

380. R. L. Drake Miamisburg, OH 629 69,355 9,519

Mfr. satellite communications equip.

381. Dupey Management Irving, TX 628 54,691 7,514

Retail art supplies

382. V.I.P. Structures Syracuse, NY 627 10,621 1,461

General contractor

383. Morino Associates Vienna, VA 624 12,457 1,721

Mainframe computer software

384. ZBS Industries Mayfield 624 38,242 5,285

Village, OH

Distr. videos

385. Kippgroup Ontario, CA 623 3,332 461

Mfr. plastic injection molds

386. UAI Technology (268) Research 623 3,967 549

Triangle Park, NC

Cash management svcs.

387. ETM Electromatic (343) 621 3,872 537

Palo Alto, CA

Mfr. power supplies

388. Lost Arrow (438) Ventura, CA 618 22,449 3,125

Mfr. outdoor clothing & equip.

389. Fortis Fortis Advertising 616 1,367 191

Chicago, IL

Advertising agency

390. International Search Consultants 614 1,729 242

Euclid, OH

Executive search firm

391. Family Music Center of 614 2,692 377

Dallas Dallas, TX

Retail pianos & organs

392. Central Data (122) Champaign, IL 611 6,284 884

Mfr. computer board prods.

393. Micro Industries (250) 610 3,601 507

Westerville, OH

Engineering svcs.

394. Homefinders Rentals (164) 610 2,150 303

Berkeley, CA

Rental housing svcs.

395. Electra Form Vandalia, OH 609 10,202 1,438

Mfr. injection tooling

396.Consumer Products Associates 609 4,713 665

(310) Chatsworth, CA

Mfr. beauty aids

397. Sinbad Sweets (235) Clovis, CA 607 1,513 214

Wholesale bakery

398. John J. King Provisions 607 7,554 1,069

Bohemia, NU

Food prod. distr.

399. West Insulation Systems 607 1,406 199

LaGrange, OH

Foam insulation

400. Sharper Image (289) San 606 85,598 12,126

Francisco, CA

Specialty catalog

401. Argosy Electronics (16) 605 8,989 1,275

Edina, MN

Mfr. hearing aids

402. Flame Control Coatings 605 1,395 198

Niagara Falls, NY

Mfr. fire retardant paints

403. Williams Generics Memphis, TN 601 8,855 1,264

Distr. generic pharmaceuticals

404. FKM Copier Products (179) 598 5,990 858

Irvine, CA

Retail copying equip.

405. Setpoint (366) Houston, TX 597 10,207 1,465

Computer control applications

406. Tiresias Orangeburg, SC 592 747 108

Mfr. pine flooring

407. R. J. Marshall (228) Detroit, MI 588 5,673 825

Industrial processing

408. American Television Systems 588 2,482 361

Twinsburg, OH

Entertainment systs. svc.

409. Matarazzo Design Concord, NH 580 1,211 178

Landscape architecture

410. Hill International (159) 580 30,600 4,500

Willingboro, NJ

Management consultants

411. Himar Sales Beverly Hills, CA 578 % $6,941 $1,023

Mfr. luggage

412. Fiesta Salons Columbus, OH 577 12,706 1,878

Hair & tanning salons

413. GPA Technical Consultants (500) 576 14,867 2,199

Cincinnati, OH

Engineering consulting

414. Enconi (5) San Jose, CA 575 16,280 2,412

Mfr. peripherals

415. Atlantic Data Service Quincy, MA 574 1,725 256

Software services

416. C.J.P. Development Cranbury, NJ 573 2,753 409

Residential siding

417. SCIPAR (356) Buffalo, NY 572 3,837 571

Computer R&D

418. International Resources Group 566 3,145 472

Setauket, NY

Natural resource consultant

419. Northeast Business Computers 566 2,057 309

Warwick, RI

Business computer systs.

420. Creative Business Systems San 565 2,115 318

Diego, CA

Mfr. business forms

421. MacAulay-Brown Fairborn, OH 565 1,882 283

Aerospace R&D

422. Tele America Northbrook, IL 564 976 147

Telemarketing

423. David W. Buker Antioch, IL 564 896 135

Management consultants

424. William M. Hansen Associates 560 1,550 235

Miami, FL

Catering svc.

425. Resource Consultants (195) Vienna, 559 7,694 1,167

VA

Industrial consultants

426. Goal Systems International (329) 556 13,547 2,065

Columbus, OH

Software development

427. CPA Services Milwaukee, WI 555 662 101

Publisher

428. North American Finan. Svcs. (299) 555 10,809 1,651

St. Petersburg, FL

Computer consultants

429. Advanced Computer Graphics 555 2,245 343

Milwaukee, WI

Service bureau for computer graphics

430. American Technical Services Group 553 43,197 6,620

(247) Tucker, GA

Design control systs.

431. Economy Restaurant Equipment 552 1,383 212

(229) Orlando, FL

Retail restaurant equip.

432. Corinthian Communications New 550 78,000 12,000

York, NY

Media buying

433. Bill Rodgers (29) Weymouth, MA 549 8,508 1,311

Mfr. running clothing

434. Diversified Systems (200) 545 3,542 549

Indianapolis, IN

Engineering svcs.

435. N. Chasen & Son (213) Richmond, VA 543 13,238 2,059

Retail office furniture

436. Brooks International (436) 541 10,112 1,577

Miami, FL

Delivery

437. D.O. Thompson (139) Hendersonville, 541 8,359 1,304

NC

Homebuilder

438. Cheyenne Services Houston, TX 539 4,447 696

Oilfields svcs.

439. Emergency Power Engineering Costa 538 28,202 4,423

Mesa, CA

Computer power supply equip.

440. Analysis and Measurement Services 537 669 105

Knoxville, TN

Engineering consulting

441. Endless Vacation Systems (389) 532 22,850 3,613

Indianapolis, IN

Travel svc.

442.Local Data Torrance, CA 532 8,049 1,274

Mfr. protocol converters

443.J.R. Retrofit Fredericksburg, VA 531 1,307 207

Mfr. pallet nailing systs.

444. Coated Papers Elgin, IL 531 4,714 747

Mfr. carbon paper

445. Central Petroleum Transport 530 958 152

Sioux City, IA

Common carrier

446. Edd Helms (167) Miami, FL 529 % $16,091 $2,558

Electrical contracting

447. Tek-Aids Industries (396) 525 24,071 3,852

Arlington Heights, IL

Distr. microcomputer prods.

448. Holm Industries (91) Scottsburg, IN 525 10,102 1,617

Mfr. vinyl & magnetic extrusions

449. Alarmtronics Security Systems 522 622 100

Tampa, FL

Security svcs.

450. Comsearch (431) Reston, VA 521 9,117 1,468

Telecommunications engineering

451. Texas Drug Reps (301) San 518 4,856 786

Antonio, TX

Distr. generic pharmaceuticals

452. Amplicon (305) Santa Ana, CA 515 34,840 5,669

Computer leasing

453. Associated Packaging (390) 513 9,280 1,514

Goodlettsville, TN

Distr. packaging equipment

454. Dataman Group Atlanta, GA 512 2,149 351

Information mgmt.

455. Vocational Training Center (258) 511 3,383 554

St. Louis, MO

Vocational school

456. RT/Katek Communications (146) 510 20,080 3,294

East Orange, NJ

Cable TV services

457. Eterna-Line (398) Boise, ID 507 2,824 465

Specialty contracting

458. International Recruiting Systems 507 1,013 167

Van Nuys, CA

High-tech employment svcs.

459. Donnybrook Building Supply 506 13,194 2,177

Fairbanks, AK

Retail building materials

460. RAIL (211) Towson, MD 504 13,678 2,263

Technical svcs.

461. American Passage Marketing 504 10,451 1,731

(403) Seattle, WA

Direct marketing

462. Waterbeds Plus Oshkosh, WI 503 1,291 214

Mfr. waterbeds

463. Mandex Washington, DC 502 7,941 1,319

Telecommunications engineering

464. National Buying Service Salem, VA 501 7,523 1,251

Retail appliances

465. Great Atlantic Spa Supply (282) 502 1,814 302

Virginia Beach, VA

Retail spa supplies

466.Teletronic Services Cuyahoga 500 3,842 640

Heights, OH

Distr. telephone systs.

467. Lawson Associates (360) 500 7,742 1,290

Minneapolis, MN

Accounting software

468. Comp-Fast (188) Hudson, NH 500 12,608 2,102

Distr. electronic components

469. Pacific Envelope (371) Anaheim, CA 499 6,372 1,064

Mfr. envelopes

470. Guardian Protection Services 498 1,082 181

Coraopolis, PA

Security & fire systs.

471. Dimensional Management (267) 494 22,002 3,702

Avenel, NJ

Dental care centers

472. Computer Maintenance (446) East 494 6,144 1,034

Rutherford, NJ

Computer svc. & repair

473. Associated Images (440) 494 1,241 209

Minneapolis, MN

Media design & promotion

474. J-E-S-P East Brunswick, NJ 493 676 114

Micrographics

475. Rehler Vaughn Beaty & Koone 491 2,990 506

San Antonio, TX

Architects

476. CTEC (375) Sacramento, CA 489 6,649 1,129

Mfr. ski chairlifts

477. Daly and Wolcott Warwick, RI 486 1,008 172

Data processing

478. NonPublic Educational Services 486 1,775 303

Bethesda, MD

Educational svcs.

479. Support Systems Intl. (CA) 485 3,859 660

(264) Richmond, CA

Mfr. data cables

480. Underwriters Financial of Florida 485 2,058 352

Miami, FL

Finance company

481. Miller Oil (469) Norfolk, VA 484 % $46,600 $7,983

Distr. petroleum

482. Intertec Components (407) 483 3,398 583

Longwood, FL

Distr. electronic components

483. Hinkle Metals & Supply 479 19,109 3,299

Birmingham, AL

Distr. sheet metal

484. Inductor Supply Huntington 479 5,414 935

Beach, CA

Distr. electronic components

485. Specialty Insurance Underwriters 478 2,059 356

Miami, FL

Insurance agency

486. Sharp Hartwig Seattle, WA 477 1,223 212

Marketing svcs.

487. Gordon S. Black (453) Rochester, NY 476 2,179 378

Market research

488. Contact Communications Elmont, 474 752 131

NY

Radio paging

489. JBM Electronics (358) Hazelwood, 473 2,316 404

MO

Mfr. electronic commun. equip.

490. Eastern Waste Industries Annapolis, 470 17,590 3,085

MD

Waste removal

491. Comark (205) Glendale Heights, IL 470 6,916 1,213

Distr. computer hardware

492. Tool King (162) Denver, CO 469 7,220 1,268

Specialty retailer

493. Cal-Pac Roofing (45) Anaheim, CA 469 14,650 2,576

Roofing contractor

494. Electro Mechanical Design (326) 469 2,320 408

Gaithersburg, MD

Mfr. magnetometers

495. Miller Business Systems Arlington, 467 30,003 5,289

TX

Distr. office supplies & equip.

496. Environ. Resources Mgmt. (416) 467 14,174 2,499

West Chester, PA

Environmental consulting

497. Lufran (439) Macadonia, OH 467 3,265 576

Mfr. semiconductor prod. equip.

498. Telco Research (478) Nashville, 466 5,447 963

TN

Telecommunications software

499. Meyco Industries San Francisco, CA 465 1,673 296

Mfr. brass gifts

500. Phoenix Adver., Design & 464 666 118

Elm Grove, WI

Advertising p marketing

Acqui-

Company (1984 rank) Profit range * No. of employees sitions Date

Business designation '84 '80 '84 '80 '80-'84 founded

1. Herbalife C D 400 20 0 1980

International Los

Angeles, CA

Health &

nutrition prods.

2. ABC Supply D D 228 1 8 1979

(3) Beloit, WI

Distr. building

supplies

3. First Software D F 253 5 1 1980

Lawrence, MA

Distr. software

4. Softsel D F 400 2 0 1980

International

Inglewood, CA

Distr. software

5. Fayette C F 160 3 0 1977

Manufacturing

Tracy, CA

Wind energy

development

6. SCA Redmond, WA A F 120 10 0 1980

Suntanning

equip. & supplies

7. American Trans D D 729 84 1 1973

Air Indianapolis, IN

Airline

8.Video Products D D 80 3 0 1980

Distributors (40)

Sacramento, CA

Distr. videotapes

9. Central E F 46 4 0 1979

Massachusetts

Health Care

Worcester, MA

HMO

10. North American D D 200 12 0 1980

Roofing Carmel, IN

Roofing contractor

11. Dow Industries D E 68 3 0 1972

(33) Laguna

Hills, CA

Electromagnetic

engineering

12. Broderbund D C 72 4 1 1980

Software San

Rafael, CA

Software publisher

13. Advanced Input F F 702 15 1 1979

Devices Coeur

d'Alene, ID

Mfr. keyboards

& keypanels

14. Gateway Computer D F 258 13 0 1979

Systems Huntington

Beach, CA

Computer

systems svcs.

15. All American A E 8 3 0 1980

Hero Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

Fast-food

franchisor

16. Micro Electronics C A 119 2 0 1980

Columbus, OH

Computer

department store

17. Xscribe La D B 289 12 0 1978

Jolla, CA

Computer

transcription systs.

18. Action Equipment D F 68 3 0 1980

Londonderry, NH

Retailer/leasor

construction equip.

19. Bennett Funding D D 27 5 1 1977

Group Syracuse, NY

Equipment leasing

20. General D F 275 7 3 1978

Microcomputer (8)

South Bend, IN

Computer sales

21. Comm Tek (23) D F 103 3 0 1977

Boise, ID

Publisher

22. Proto Systems of A E 183 19 1 1979

Atlanta

Alpharetta, GA

Mfr. printed

circuit boards

23. National Health D D 1,565 48 14 1977

Care Affiliates

(14) Buffalo, NY

Nursing home

mgmt.

24. Snappy Car Rental D D 725 60 0 1973

(27) Beachwood, OH

Car rental

25. Island Water Sports A A 24 2 0 1979

Deerfield Beach, FL

Retail water-sports

equip.

26. TRC Temporary D F 71 9 1 1980

Services Atlanta, GA

Temporary-help svc.

27. Data 3 Systems A E 39 4 0 1980

Santa Rosa, CA

Computer software

28.Teleconnect Cedar C D 640 12 0 1979

Rapids, IA

Telecommunications

29. American Calculator D F 48 3 0 1980

& Computer

Birmingham, AL

Computer retailer

30. Richard Young D F 12 4 0 1979

Office Products

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Distr. computer

accessories

31. Southern Electrical D D 40 4 2 1980

Distributors West

Covina, CA

Distr. electrical

supplies

32. Hiatt Agency (77) D F 55 6 0 1968

Miamisburg, OH

Insurance

programs

33. El Camino C C 26 4 0 1979

Resources Sherman

Oaks, CA

Retail/lease

computers

34. Computer Technology D D 191 5 0 1979

Associates

Englewood, CO

Computer systs.

engineering

35. Le Beacon A A 398 147 18 1975

Presse (212)

Seattle, WA

Publish

reference books

36. United Personal D D 150 8 1 1977

Computer (21)

Wallingford, CT

Retail computers

37. Allenbach F F 63 4 0 1978

Industries (90)

Carlsbad, CA

Computer software

duplication

38. Creative Management A A 66 7 0 1976

Systems (85)

McLean, VA

Telecommunications

software

39. Shader's China C A 100 5 1 1979

Doll Newark, DE

Mfr. porcelain dolls

40. International C F 725 45 0 1977

Medical Centers

(183) Miami, FL

HMO

41. Coal Products C B 135 2 1 1976

Tazewell, VA

Mfr. mine roof

prods.

42. First C D 2 2 0 1980

National Capital

Birmingham, MI

Equipment

leasing

43. Computer C F 52 3 0 1980

Strategies Grand

Rapids, MI

Manufacturing

software

44. Miraflores D D 20 4 0 1980

Designs San

Francisco, CA

Mfr. hotel

amenities

45. DPCS Newport D E 48 2 0 1977

Beach, CA

Computer

programming svcs.

46. Masterclean of C C 16 4 0 1976

North Carolina (38)

Winston-Salem, NC

General contractor

47. Turner Brothers D D 70 21 0 1979

Construction

Easton, MA

General contractor

48. Software B F 45 3 0 1980

Corporation of

America Herndon, VA

Systems software

49. Computer Dynamics C D 289 12 0 1979

(81) Virginia

Beach, VA

Computer

engineering svcs.

50. S.R.S. Network D A 53 4 0 1978

New York, NY

Data processing

51. Star Software F D 50 3 0 1980

Systems Torrance, CA

Microcomputer

software

52. Accountants F F 138 8 2 1980

Microsystems

Bellevue, WA

Supplier

microcomputer

syst. & software

53. R & D Systems D A 40 3 0 1979

Colorado Springs, CO

Distr. computers

54. Sevenson D D 75 4 0 1977

Construction

Niagara Falls, NY

Construction

& development

55. Communications D D 22 3 0 1980

Consultants

Virginia Beach, VA

Advertising

56. Vista Technology D B 35 2 0 1979

San Marcos, CA

Distr. computer

prods.

57. Biesemeyer A A 58 8 0 1978

Manufacturing

(113) Mesa, AZ

Mfr. woodworking

equip.

58. Unified C C 252 35 0 1972

Mortgage (79)

Cupertino, CA

Mortgage banking

59. F.A. Components D D 36 2 0 1980

Elmhurst, NY

Distr.

microcomputer

peripherals

60. ComDesign (114) F F 97 20 0 1977

Goleta, CA

Mfr. communications

equip.

61. Varitel Video San B C 40 2 0 1979

Francisco, CA

Video services

62. Crosby Vandenburgh D F 60 10 0 1980

Group Boston, MA

Cable TV guides

63. K.O. Swanson D D 76 4 0 1980

Milpitas, CA

Construction svcs.

64. SIR Skokie, IL C F 40 8 0 1976

Database mgmt.

65. Captive-Aire Systems D C 60 5 0 1979

Raleigh, NC

Mfr. ventilation

equip.

66. Computer Town D C 50 4 0 1977

Salem, NH

Retail computers

67. Birch Research D A 60 3 1 1978

Coral Springs, FL

Media research

68. Support Systems A C 791 47 4 1976

International (SC)

Charleston, SC

Mkt. medical therapy

69. Gamefield Concept A C 40 2 0 1979

San Francisco, CA

Mfr. & mkt.

fitness programs

70. Basic Computer D C 170 10 1 1977

(82) Akron, OH

Computer retail chain

71. San Diego Design D A 137 6 0 1980

Santee, CA

Mfr. home

entertainment systs.

72. GNP (150) C D 12 3 0 1977

Pasadena, CA

Audio/video

computer systs.

73. EC Oak Ridge, TN C F 169 6 0 1977

Construction mgmt.

74. Leland A. Wolf & D D 37 9 0 1979

Associates (4)

Foster City, CA

Employee benefit

plan svcs.

75. JL Associates D F 309 15 0 1979

Hampton, VA

Management svcs.

76. Matrix Organization C C 87 4 0 1980

King of Prussia, PA

Data processing

svcs.

77. Jiffy Lube D F 56 25 5 1979

International

Baltimore, MD

Franchisor oil

change

78. Commonwealth D D 90 7 0 1979

Equity Services

Newton, MA

Securities firm

79. Elkington & D B 65 15 0 1976

Keltner Group

Memphis, TN

Development &

construction

80. Sparta D C 144 17 0 1979

Huntsville, AL

Government

research

81. Super 8 Motels D D 114 19 0 1973

Aberdeen, SD

Economy motel

chain

82. Southern Office D F 44 7 0 1979

Furniture

Distributors

Greensboro, NC

Distr. office

furniture

83. Clark Manufacturing D D 130 20 0 1977

Chino, CA

Mfr. plastic

products

84. SpeeDee Oil D F 56 6 0 1980

Change &

Tune-Up Kenner, LA

Oil charge

85. Viking Electric D D 150 25 0 1978

Santa Clara, CA

Electrical

contractor

86. Metro Information C C 94 6 0 1973

Services (111)

Virginia Beach, VA

Computer

consultants

87. Pioneer/Eclipse C E 65 10 0 1978

(108) Sparta, NC

Mfr. floor

cleaning equip.

88. Alamo Learning A C 25 5 1 1979

Systems (55)

Walnut Creek, CA

Software

training systs.

89. Gulf States D B 106 9 0 1961

Mortgage (95)

Atlanta, GA

Mortgage

banking

90. Creative D F 48 9 0 1980

Web Systems

Inglewood, CA

Direct-response

printing

91. Staubach B F 55 8 0 1977

Dallas, TX

Commercial

real estate

92. Northland D C 45 3 0 1975

Environmental (41)

Burbank, CA

Renewable energy

93. ATCOM (161) C F 42 5 0 1979

Research Triangle

Park, NC

Mfr. business

telephone systems

94.Connecticut Radio D F 20 5 0 1971

Network (160)

Hamden, CT

Advertising

95. Artesia Waters B F 17 5 0 1980

San Antonio, TX

Mfr. mineral

water

96. E & A Industries C C 110 13 2 1977

(191)

Indianapolis, IN

Mfr. chemicals

97. American Leisure D F 59 20 0 1978

Industries (32)

Lanham, MD

Travel company

98. Quality "S" A B 50 5 0 1977

Manufacturing

Phoenix, AZ

Mfr. trailer hitches

99. Vanguard Technologies C C 314 40 0 1979

(66) Fairfax, VA

ADP systs.

development

100. Magnetech Specialty A A 11 1 0 1980

Beaumont, TX

Specialty industrial

equip.

101. Pedus International D D 7,000 1,400 5 1979

(1) Los Angeles, CA

Building & security

svcs.

102. Systems of the Future F F 18 5 0 1979

Morristown, NJ

Turnkey computer

systs.

103. Robec (10) D D 45 6 0 1978

Montgomeryville, PA

Distr. computers

104. S-R Premier C F 13 4 0 1979

Addison, IL

Mfr. printing ink

105. Oracle (61) Menlo B C 154 10 2 1977

Park, CA

Data processing

106. Woodsmith F F 18 2 0 1978

Publishing Des

Moines, IA

Magazine publisher

107. Computer C B 61 8 0 1977

Communications

Specialists

Norcross, GA

Data processing

108. Michael Anthony B D 225 60 0 1977

Jewelers New York, NY

Gold jewelry mfr.

109. DISC Indianapolis,IN C A 87 6 2 1976

Services to auto

dealers

110.Miami Depot Hialeah, D C 135 4 1 1976

FL

Distressed

merchandise

resale

111. Diversified Data D D 125 8 0 1980

Springfield, VA

Software development

112. Marcon Marketing C C 23 5 0 1979

Services New York,

NY

Marketing svcs.

113. Integrated Systems C C 23 5 0 1980

Palo Alto, CA

Software development

114.Institutional B F 609 8 0 1979

Financing

Services (31)

Benicia,

CA

Mkt. school prods.

115. Dot Printer Irvine, D F 95 23 0 1980

CA

Lithographers

116. Southwall F F 89 20 0 1979

Technologies

Palo Alto, CA

Mfr. thin film prods.

117. Claremont Financial A C 130 52 0 1968

Services Boston, MA

Real estate

development

118. DIS Bellingham, WA D F 105 5 0 1980

Communication network

software

119. Northern Lights E C 18 2 0 1980

Computers Berkeley,

CA

Distr. computer

systems

120. Profile Industries D F 80 35 0 1978

(217)

Pompano Beach, FL

Mfr. vertical blind

systs.

121.Burdeshaw Associates C A 16 3 0 1979

Bethesda, MD

Industry consultants

122. Flextronics Newark, D D 1,000 250 0 1969

CA

Mfr. circuit boards

123. Vanguard Groups B B 100 14 1 1978

International (137)

Houston, TX

Real estate

development

124. Spectrum Computers D F 8 2 0 1978

Southfield, MI

Retail computers

125. Life-Link C F 28 6 0 1978

International

Jackson, WY

Sporting goods equip.

126. Western Extrusions C F 222 22 0 1979

Carrollton, TX

Aluminum extrusion

127. VR Business Brokers D F 35 23 0 1979

Needham, MA

Business broker

128. Financial Services A A 21 2 0 1979

Group Greenville, SC

Financial planning

129. Mgmt. Employee D D 110 14 0 1974

Group Admin. (176)

Milwaukee, WI

Employee benefits

admin.

130.Century Marketing D F 163 15 0 1980

Bowling Green, OH

Mfr. custom labels

131. Executone D D 62 5 0 1980

Communications/CT

East Hartford, CT

Telephone

installation/svc.

132. Blagge Enterprises D D 10 6 0 1977

(207) Rancho Cordova,

CA

Distr. recording

tapes

& appliances

133. Nassau-Suffolk D D 72 8 0 1978

Computer Syosset,

NY

Computer sales

134. Sigal Companies E D 90 35 0 1976

(51) Washington, DC

General contractor

135. Computer-Land of D D 65 10 0 1978

Hawaii Honolulu, HI

Retail computers

136. Consolidated Group D D 304 25 1 1971

(94) Framingham, MA

Employee-benefits

plans

137. U.S. Robotics (132) D D 188 5 0 1976

Skokie, IL

Data communications

equip.

138. Alloy Computer C B 102 21 1 1979

Products Framingham,

MA

Mfr. of computer

peripherals

139. Stravina Canoga D D 51 5 0 1979

Park, CA

Mfr. stationery

140. R&L Data Systems D C 43 5 0 1979

Idaho Falls, ID

Retail computers

141. Akal Security Santa D D 140 8 0 1980

Cruz, NM

Security svcs.

142. Deerfield C B 6 2 0 1979

Construction

Pittsburgh, PA

Residential

development

143. Quality Temp C F 11 2 0 1980

Bloomington, MN

Temporary employment

agency

144. Solectron (54) San D C 2,000 150 0 1977

Jose, CA

Mfr. electronic svcs.

145. Interact (87) F D 47 30 0 1978

Asheville, NC

Distr. computer

prods.

146. Kronos Waltham, F F 147 27 0 1977

MA

Time accounting

systs.

147. Champion Awards C C 24 4 1 1970

(223) Memphis, TN

Trophies & awards

148. Computerized Lodging B F 21 7 0 1975

Systems Long Beach,

CA

Reseller computer

systs.

149. Computer Options D D 25 2 0 1980

Minneapolis, MN

Sales/leasing IBM

computers

150. Watkins Manufacturing C D 175 34 0 1977

Carlsbad, CA

Whirlpool spas

151. JWI (110) Holland, C A 60 3 0 1977

MI

Mfr. filtration

equip.

152. Star Video D D 120 9 0 1979

Entertainment Jersey

City, NJ

Distr. videocassettes

153. Royal Waterbeds (56) C C 110 20 0 1977

Ellisville, MO

Waterbeds

154. R & E Electronics D B 62 12 0 1952

(237) Wilmington, NC

Communications systs.

155. Petrocomp Systems D A 57 9 0 1979

Houston, TX

Computer prods. &

svcs.

156. Hanley-Wood (206) D D 40 5 3 1976

Washington, DC

Magazine publishing

157. Schreiber Trussville, C F 70 3 0 1980

AL

Wastewater treatment

equip.

158. CardioData D C 20 3 0 1971

Northboro, MA

Mfr. medical

electronics

159. Sunbelt Express C F 115 16 0 1980

Waco, GA

Trucking company

160. Kappler (88) D D 150 50 0 1976

Guntersville, AL

Disposable industrial

clothing

161. Great Lakes C C 25 8 0 1977

Micrographic (117)

Kalamazoo, MI

Specialty photo

films

162. Computer Alliance D D 135 35 1 1979

(18) Farmington

Hills, MI

Reseller computer

systs.

163. Microsoft (80) A A 608 75 0 1974

Bellevue, WA

Microcomputer

software

164. Discovery Toys (53) D D 150 30 0 1977

Pleasant Hill, CA

Educational toys

165. Dynamark Security D D 26 4 1 1977

Centers Hagerstown,

MD

Security equipment

166. Engineered Data D F 18 4 0 1980

Environments

Pleasanton, CA

Computer svc.

167. Logistix/Logo D A 40 6 0 1973

Milpitas, CA

Mfr. software

168. Royal Silk (57) D D 100 20 0 1978

Clifton, NJ

Retail silk fashions

169. Zenger-Miller (256) D D 115 9 0 1977

Cupertino, CA

Mgmt. training

systs.

170. Aruvil International D D 9 3 0 1977

New York City, NY

Import steel products

171. Physicians Weight A A 24 6 0 1979

Loss Centers Akron,

OH

Weight loss centers

172. Lender's Service D F 342 119 0 1967

(154) Pittsburgh,

PA

Real estate

appraisals

173. Compact Performance C F 5 2 0 1977

San Ramon, CA

Auto parts

174. Paulsel Lumber (186) C A 16 12 0 1945

Ft. Worth, TX

Wholesale lumber

175. Carbide Technologies A E 40 16 0 1979

(107) Fraser, MI

Mfr. carbide prods.

176. Ugly Duckling D D 24 12 0 1978

Rent-A-Car System

(129)

Tucson, AZ

Car rental

177. Wegener C B 80 20 0 1978

Communications

Norcross, GA

Audio & Data

communications

178. Dataprint Charlotte, D A 8 3 0 1978

NC

Retail computer

179. Precision Connector D F 130 13 2 1977

Designs Winchester,

MA

Mfr. electronic

connectors

180. Elographics (149) A B 81 12 0 1971

Oak Ridge, TN

Mfr. computer

peripherals

181. Publications & C A 33 5 0 1979

Communications (381)

Austin, TX

Computer

publications

182. Advanced Information F F 114 17 0 1978

Management (49)

Boston, MA

Computer software

& svcs.

183. Zycor Austin, TX A A 52 5 0 1979

Geologic modeling

software

184. Comstock Leasing A A 12 2 1 1980

San Mateo, CA

Equipment leasing

185. Roberts Welding C C 107 25 0 1980

Contractors (456)

Winterville, NC

Industrial contractor

186. Baker Communications A A 18 3 0 1979

(157) Houston, TX

Training &

development

187. Aim Executive A B 29 18 0 1977

Toledo, OH

Executive recruiter

188.Philip Crosby B D 128 15 0 1979

Associates Winter

Park, FL

Management

consulting

189. Temporary Solutions D F 12 2 0 1980

Manassas, VA

Temporary-employment

agency

190. Meridian (172) Falls D D 61 25 1 1978

Church, VA

High-technology

consultant

191. Weldon Electronics D F 111 25 0 1978

Plymouth, MN

Retail computers

192. Tech Data D D 46 13 0 1974

Clearwater, FL

Distr. computer

prods.

193. Markdata (48) B B 350 50 1 1977

Pittston, PA

Direct marketing

194. Evergreen Foods D F 58 8 0 1980

Augusta, GA

Packaged juices

195. David Langer Los D D 7 6 0 1968

Angeles, CA

Distr. semiconductors

196. US Signs Houston, D F 30 3 1 1980

TX

Mfr. electronic

signs

197. Winters Electric D C 35 5 0 1979

Juneau, AK

Electrical contractor

198. Native Sun Energy E E 50 7 0 1978

Systems Petaluma,

CA

Solar heating

contractor

199. Infotec C F 115 14 0 1978

Development (74)

Costa Mesa, CA

Computer systs.

engineering

200. Information Builders A A 325 58 0 1975

(171) New York, NY

Mfr. computer

software

201. Weathervane D D 60 10 0 1979

Window (76)

Kirkland, WA

Mfr. wooden

windows

202. Wabash Computer D C 121 12 2 1979

Systems Irvine, CA

Retail computers

203. EM Electronics E D 7 2 0 1980

Yeadon, PA

Mfr. cable TV parts

204. Databank (156) D D 120 11 0 1978

Phoenix, AZ

Retail computers

205. Glen Ivy C E 150 30 2 1975

Financial Group

Corona, CA

Real estate

development

206. Executone of F C 45 5 0 1969

Central Florida

(124) Ft. Lauderdale,

FL

Telephone

interconnect

207. Pure Indianapolis, C F 19 1 0 1980

IN

Industrial

maintenance

chemicals

208. Hall Financial A A 2,150 835 1 1969

Group (128) Dallas,

TX

Real estate mgmt.

209. Ram Graphics D B 45 12 0 1976

Alexandria, IN

Wholesale shirts

& trophies

210. Caprice Printing C C 11 3 0 1980

Elk Grove Village,

IL

Mfr. offset printers

211. Davco Printed B F 153 102 0 1980

Circuits Ft.

Lauderdale, FL

Mfr. wiring boards

212. Kassouf Parking D C 95 52 0 1972

(44) Cleveland, OH

Parking lot mgmt.

213. Maxima (98) D C 365 53 0 1978

Bethesda, MD

Integrated info.

technology svc.

214. Academic Guidance A A 30 5 0 1975

Services Marlton, NJ

Academic consultant

215. Aloette Cosmetics B D 23 6 0 1977

(73) Malvern, PA

Direct sale of

cosmetics

216. General Health C F 46 10 0 1979

Washington, DC

Health care prods.

& svc.

217. Moss Brown (89) F D 63 12 0 1977

Alexandria, VA

Total fitness catalog

218. Schlott Realtors D F 180 40 10 1971

(278) Fair Lawn,

NJ

Real estate

219. Whitebirch Breezy C F 490 180 1 1974

Point, MN

Real estate &

timesharing

220. TABS Associates D D 532 232 2 1977

(242) Baltimore, MD

Presort mail svc.

221. TH Hill C C 52 10 0 1980

Associates Houston,

TX

Petroleum industry

consultant

222. World Leasing B D 13 3 0 1976

Ridgewood, NJ

Computer equipment

leasing

223. Commonwealth D D 275 40 0 1961

Mortgage Company

(75) Boston, MA

Mortgage banking

224. Ettwein D E 30 10 0 1978

Construction

Bethlehem, PA

Construction

225. Miller Medical C A 57 4 0 1978

Service (210)

Waterloo, IA

Medical equip. &

supplies

226. Quality Electronic C D 115 19 0 1978

Associates Sunnyvale,

CA

Mfr. electronic

prods.

227. SAS Institute A A 454 58 0 1976

(169) Cary, NC

Distr. computer

software

228. Systems Research D C 147 25 0 1978

and Applications

(60) Arlington, VA

Systems analysis

229. Technicomp D D 8 4 0 1979

Publishing Cleveland,

OH

Technical training

progs.

230. Summa Four C F 102 18 0 1976

(225) Manchester,

NH

Mfr.

telecommunications

equip.

231.Merrill (321) D D 264 60 1 1968

St. Paul, MN

Computerized

typesetting

232. Prime Resources C E 51 11 1 1978

(193) Stamford, CT

Specialty advertising

prods.

233. Paneltronics D D 18 6 0 1979

Marine Industries

Hialeah, FL

Mfr. electrical

panels

234. John Cooper C F 13 4 0 1980

Enterprises Valle

Crucis, NC

General merchandise

235. One Hour C C 64 9 0 1980

Delivery Service

Dallas, TX

Delivery service

236. Technology F B 40 15 0 1978

Constructor (422)

Denver, CO

General contractor

237. ABO Mabank, TX D C 170 30 0 1978

Mfr. wood

trusses

238. Harper Buzinec B C 40 5 0 1979

Carreno Architects

(120) Miami, FL

General architecture

239. Testa D F 21 6 1 1979

Communications (170)

Carle Place, NY

Magazine

publisher

240. Heurikon D C 55 21 0 1972

(166) Madison, WI

Mfr. microcomputer

boards

241. HSC B A 112 23 0 1976

Engineering (104)

Towson, MD

Construction

engineer. & design

242. Ohio Electronics B F 25 6 0 1978

Engravers Dayton,

OH

Mfr. electronic

engravers

243. Perfect C D 500 150 3 1979

Courier (47) New

York, NY

Courier service

244. Daron Packaging C A 6 2 0 1979

Group Glen Cove,

NY

Flexible

packaging

245. Dorothy's D C 181 29 0 1976

Ruffled Originals

Wilmington, NC

Curtain retail/mfr.

246. Perspectives D F 8 2 0 1980

Lexington, KY

Retail paint

& wallcoverings

247. American List D E 32 11 1 1978

Counsel (46)

Princeton, NJ

Direct marketing

248. Godick A C 31 5 0 1980

Philadelphia,

PA

Certified public

accountants

249. Pro-File Systems E E 10 3 0 1979

Conshohocken, PA

Filling systs.

250. California D E 9 3 0 1979

Sealing Devices

Van Nuys, CA

Distr. seals

& gaskets

251. Techne D F 39 4 0 1975

Electronics

(347) Palo Alto,

CA

Mfr. vehicle

security systs.

252. Newpro Woburn, D D 113 3 0 1980

MA

Distr. windows

& doors

253. Administrative F F 31 5 0 1977

Information Systs.

(99) Bridgewater,

NJ

Medical software

& hardware

systs.

254. BMC St. C D 25 8 0 1978

Charles, IL

Mfr. fiberglass

molding

255. Label America D F 18 10 0 1980

Stone Mountain,

GA

Label printing

256. S.J. Electro B B 22 4 0 1975

Systems (269)

Detroit Lakes, MN

Mfr. alarm

systs.

257. Western Pacific D F 19 5 0 1979

Data Systems San

Diego, CA

Industrial

software

258. Executone F F 66 9 0 1945

Telecommun. (PA)

(197) Reading,

PA

Telephone sales

259. American F F 525 49 5 1978

Cablesystems

Beverly, MA

Operator of cable

TV systs.

260. Gemini Research B B 140 15 0 1979

(65) Fremont, CA

Mfr. epitaxial

reactors

261. Yantis (340) C A 107 43 0 1975

San Antonio, TX

Highway contractor

262. J.J. Grundy D B 330 90 1 1979

(34) Ottowa, IL

Windows, door,

energy-saving

prods.

263. Q.E.P. West D F 6 2 0 1979

Nyack, NY

Mfr. ceramic tile

tools

264. Foreign Candy C F 71 6 0 1978

Hull, IA

Imports candies

265. Citibag New C D 14 4 0 1980

York, NY

Mfr. plastic

bags

266. Comanche D D 11 3 0 1979

Contractors

Houston, TX

General contractor

267. Office D D 38 5 0 1978

Systems (182)

Charlotte, NC

Computer sales

268. Honolulu Premium A A 24 20 0 1979

Products (151)

Honolulu, HI

Mfr. jewelry

269. Sage Systems B D 134 40 3 1973

(284) Rockville,

MD

Computer software

270.Somerset C B 17 2 2 1969

Printing

Burlingame, CA

Commercial

printing

271. Chrishawn C E 26 2 0 1979

Associates

Bradenton, FL

Mfr. framed art

prods.

272. Star & Crescent D B 10 4 0 1975

Herbs Sacramento,

CA

Mfr. spices &

botanicals

273. Systems D E 436 366 0 1970

Management

American Norfolk,

VA

Compouter

systems

integrator

274. LaBrec Financial A C 8 5 0 1976

Group Nashville,

TN

Financial svc.

275. Compendium A A 28 13 0 1978

Systems (253)

New York City, NY

Magazine publisher

276. Metrocall of F A 105 8 4 1969

Delaware (254)

Alexandria, VA

Mobile phone svc.

277. Slautterback C F 56 15 0 1979

Sand City, CA

Mfr. sealant equip.

278. A-1 Textiles D E 4 2 0 1980

Chatsworth, CA

Wholesaler/retailer

of linen

279. McBroom Pool D D 45 5 0 1980

Products Virginia

Beach, VA

Retail pool supplies

280. Toucan Business C C 8 2 0 1980

Forms Hyattsville,

MD

Mfr. business

forms

281. Electronic A A 61 21 0 1976

Design & Sales

Danville, VA

Mfr. power

supplies

282. Rachel's Brownies D B 21 4 0 1979

Malvern, PA

Wholesale bakery

283. Robbins B A 65 12 0 1978

Communications

Pittsburgh, PA

Communications

installation

284. Patten Stamford, C C 93 13 0 1968

VT

Real estate

development

285.Image Stream C B 24 7 0 1978

(202) Los Angeles,

CA

Event marketing

286. Runco Video F F 16 2 0 1980

Foster City, CA

Mfr. projection TVs

287. Sunbelt D D 41 8 0 1977

Distributors (203)

Houston, TX

Distr. frozen

food

288. Virginia Textiles D D 70 9 3 1976

(187) Richmond, VA

Retail sportswear

289. Label Graphics C B 39 3 0 1979

(155) Portland,

OR

Mfr. labels

290. Hamilton D D 10 3 0 1972

Projects New York

City, NY

Merchandising

representative

291. ZZYZZX E F 250 75 0 197

Technologies

(266) Houston, TX

General contractor

292. Alliance A A 35 4 0 1978

Research (44)

Chatsworth, CA

Supplier of

electronic parts

293. Garey C C 80 30 0 1977

Construction (404)

Austin, TX

General contractor

294. Lawrenceville C C 3 1 0 1980

Press Lawrenceville,

NJ

Computer

programming texts

295. Slotline Golf D F 37 6 0 1975

(339) Huntington

Beach, CA

Mfr. golf clubs

296. Pro Audio D F 6 2 0 1979

General Store

Ocala, FL

Retail audio

& recording equip.

297. Peter Piper C B 100 40 2 1973

Pizza (181)

Phoenix, AZ

Pizza restaurants

298. Starmark (328) D B 26 6 0 1978

Chicago, IL

Advertising &

marketing

299. Renaissance F D 120 30 0 1977

Printing (70)

Detroit, MI

Financial printing

300. American C C 6 2 0 1980

Plumbing

Partsmaster

Baldwin Park,

CA

Wholosale

plumbing

parts

301. CIT B B 15 5 0 1980

Construction Inc.

of Texas Stafford,

TX

Commercial

contractor

302. Hawaiian D D 37 20 0 1977

Pacific Elevator

(133) Honolulu,

HI

Elevator contractor

303. Fastec D D 69 9 2 1979

Industrial (28)

Elkhart, IN

Distr. fasteners

304. Centrac (134) C D 66 9 0 1978

Seattle, WA

Construction

consulting

305. Computerland of E E 10 6 0 1978

Bergen County

(373) Paramus,

NJ

Computer sales

306. Sinclair B F 4 2 2 1971

International

Portland, OR

Financial consulting

307. Weingart Fort Wayne, B F 145 16 0 1971

IN

Mfr. testing

machines

308. PNS (412) Racine, WI D F 6 4 0 1976

Packing & shipping

locations

309. Jet Blast Baltimore, D B 60 15 0 1979

MD

Industrial cleaning

svc.

310. Stop 'N Shop Hays, D D 346 22 9 1976

KS

Convenience stores

311. Great Western A E 26 4 0 1978

Leasing Salt Lake

City, UT

Truck leasing

312. Checks To-Go El F F 60 5 0 1978

Cajon, CA

Distr. business

forms

313. Proforma (346) D B 18 4 1 1978

Cleveland, OH

Distr. business

forms

314. National Instruments B D 60 14 0 1976

Austin, TX

Mfr. computer

interface equip.

315. Carl Beavers C B 7 2 0 1978

Construction (147)

Searcy, AR

Residential

construction

316. Jarvis Manufacturing C C 24 1 0 1980

Scotts Valley, CA

Mfr. burn-in systs.

317. Gartner Group (163) D F 140 26 0 1979

Stamford, CT

Technology

information svcs.

318. Swintec (294) East D D 39 12 0 1978

Rutherford, NJ

Mfr. electronic

office prods.

319. Calibrake D D 35 6 0 1979

Independence, MO

Mfr. disc brakes

320. Drug Emporium (430) D D 148 40 1 1977

Worthington, OH

Discount drugstore

321. Robelle Industries D D 125 8 5 1976

(311) foxboro, MA

Retail recreational

prods.

322. Omega Concord, CA D D 20 10 0 1973

Security & control

systs.

323. Bohle Los Angeles, CA C A 29 6 0 1979

Public relations

324. Brougher D F 125 60 0 1972

International (158)

Greenwood, IN

Insurance

underwriting

325. Video Service of C E 8 2 0 1976

America Lincoln, NB

Distr. videotape

& equip.

326.General C D 38 10 5 1978

Communications (255)

Denver, CO

Magazine publisher

327. Tessco (71) E D 342 117 1 1977

Georgetown, TX

Electronics mfr.

328. Viar (222) C C 76 36 0 1976

Alexandria, VA

Mgmt. svcs.

& software

329. R&B Automotive (230) D D 140 65 0 1978

Huntingdon Valley,

PA

Mfr. automotive

prods.

330. Dalcon International D B 29 3 0 1978

Nashville, TN

Computer sales

331. JetSter (103) B F 33 17 2 1977

Rochester, WA

Spa mfr.

332. Culver Personnel D D 33 5 0 1979

Agency San Diego, CA

Professional

placement

333. National Computer A C 190 60 1 1974

Print (445)

Birmingham, AL

Mfr. loan payment

books

334. ESCA Bellevue, WA D F 85 20 0 1978

Software development

335. Psicor (313) D C 123 23 0 1968

Brighton, MI

Medical svcs.

336. TVX Broadcast Group F F 185 75 3 1977

Virginia Beach, VA

Operates commercial

TV

337. Comfab Addison, IL D D 131 10 0 1974

Mfr. telephone

equip.

338. Booth Organization C A 397 118 0 1977

(342) Rockville, MD

Building

maintenance

339. Heritage Insurance D C 4 2 0 1979

Associates (372)

Lancaster, PA

Insurance broker

340. Help-U-Sell Mission D D 3 2 0 1977

Viejo, CA

Real estate

counseling

341. Creel Morrell (327) C D 26 6 0 1979

Houston, TX

Turnkey graphic

design

342. Western Medical D C 37 4 0 1979

Specialties San

Bernardino, CA

Home health

care prods.

343. American Agrisurance D D 75 6 0 1977

(479) Council

Bluffs, IA

Crop insurance

344. Operations Control A A 30 5 0 1976

Systems Palo

Alto, CA

Software sales

& svc.

345. Cormed (334) D B 25 5 0 1976

Medina, NY

Mfr. home care

prods.

346. McDonald D D 61 43 1 1968

(285) Willoughby, OH

Distr.

engine-generator

sets

347. Campmor (335) D D 65 15 0 1978

Paramus, NJ

Mail-order catalog

348. Mariposa Press (92)

Benicia, CA

Printing

349. Productive Computer B D 9 1 0 1980

Systems Chicago, IL

Business computer

systs.

350. Microware D D 32 8 0 1979

Distributors (7)

Aloha, OR

Distr.

microcomputers

351. Megas Manufacturing C C 125 40 1 1976

(322) Cleveland, OH

Mfr. health & beauty

aid prods.

352. Industrial C D 5 2 0 1980

Photographic Supply

Bellaire, TX

Industrial darkroom

supplies

353. Microfilm Service C C 98 25 2 1956

Seattle, WA

Microfilming svcs.

& equip.

354. Comp-u-Staff D D 225 33 2 1978

Towson, MD

Computer consultants

355. Executone C F 24 5 0 1980

Telecommunications

(FL) Jacksonville,

FL

Sales & svc.

telephone syst.

356. Fashion Care C B 113 15 2 1974

Atlanta, GA

Dry cleaning stores

357. Comsel (136) C A 14 3 0 1978

Vienna, VA

Distr. computer

peripherals

358. Northwest Gears C B 16 3 0 1979

Everett, WA

Mfr. aerospace gears

359. MDR Cartage D D 166 50 0 1979

Jonesboro, AR

Irregular route

common carrier

360. Brad Cable B C 236 35 0 1976

Electronics (377)

Schenectady, NY

Mfr. cable TV

converters

361. Environmental D B 23 4 0 1977

Marketing Group (420)

Boca Raton, FL

Environmental

prods. & svcs.

362. Barry Blau & A A 73 5 0 1978

Partners Fairfield,

CT

Direct marketing

363.Sandberg Industries D B 95 23 1 1980

Irvine, CA

Mfr. electronic

prods.

364. Conquest Associates F C 34 12 0 1979

(219) Tarzana, CA

Electronics

search firm

365. Integral Systems D E 150 50 0 1972

(495) Walnut

Creek, CA

Human resources

software prods.

366. Cabinet Door Morgan C D 82 12 0 1966

Hill, CA

Mfr. cabinet doors

367. Bonnecaze, McLeroy C C 8 4 0 1980

& Harrison Dallas,

TX

Software development

368. Thacker Jewelry D C 39 3 0 1979

(67) Roaring

Springs, TX

Retail jewelry

369. TravelCenter (315) D D 370 48 2 1946

(315) Anchorage, AK

Travel agency

370. Omega World Travel D E 150 25 0 1972

Falls Church, VA

Travel agency

371. Allen & Associates D D 9 2 0 1979

Membership Develop.

Houston, TX

Developer of

membership programs

372. Gila Medical C C 26 10 0 1959

Services (418)

Claypool, AZ

Medical services

373.Record Exchange of D B 25 8 0 1979

Roanoke Greensboro,

NC

Retail records

374. Baker Installations D B 120 29 0 1976

(293) Pittsburgh, PA

Cable installation

375. Corby Industries D D 13 12 0 1975

(131) Allentown, PA

Mfr. digital

access key

376. Marketing C C 100 33 0 1969

Communications (238)

Lenexa, KS

Direct-mail

advertising

377. Vanguard Plastics D F 72 21 0 1977

(362) McPherson, KS

Plastic piping

systs.

378. Florida Restaurants D F 150 25 1 1979

Winter Park, FL

Restaurants

379. Nutrition D D 107 25 0 1979

Management Services

Wayne, PA

Food services

380. R. L. Drake A C 476 222 0 1942

Miamisburg, OH

Mfr. satellite

communications equip.

381. Dupey Management D D 290 50 0 1977

Irving, TX

Retail art supplies

382. V.I.P. Structures D D 100 20 0 1975

Syracuse, NY

General contractor

383. Morino Associates B C 100 17 0 1973

Vienna, VA

Mainframe computer

software

384. ZBS Industries D D 70 12 0 1979

Mayfield Village, OH

Distr. videos

385. Kippgroup Ontario, A A 35 7 0 1976

CA

Mfr. plastic

injection molds

386. UAI Technology (268) C B 37 5 1 1978

Research Triangle

Park, NC

Cash management

svcs.

387. ETM Electronic D C 78 17 0 1973

(343) Palo Alto, CA

Mfr. power supplies

388. Lost Arrow (438) D D 170 55 0 1959

Ventura, CA

Mfr. outdoor

clothing & equip.

389. Fortis Fortis C F 26 5 0 1980

Advertising

Chicago, IL

Advertising agency

390. International D C 30 9 0 1979

Search Consultants

Euclid, OH

Executive search

firm

391. Family Music Center D D 23 4 0 1980

of Dallas

Dallas, TX

Retail pianos

& organs

392. Central Data (122) C B 55 16 1 1977

Champaign, IL

Mfr. computer

board prods.

393. Micro Industries F B 34 25 0 1979

(250) Westerville,

OH

Engineering svcs.

394. Homefinders Rentals B D 24 8 0 1970

(164) Berkeley, CA

Rental housing

svcs.

395. Electra Form D D 115 45 0 1979

Vandalia, OH

Mfr. injection

tooling

396. Consumer Products D B 105 16 1 1973

Associates (310)

Chatsworth, CA

Mfr. beauty aids

397. Sinbad Sweets (235) D B 20 8 0 1978

Clovis, CA

Wholesale bakery

398. John J. King D D 20 5 0 1976

Provisions

Bohemia, NY

Food prod. distr.

399. West Insulation D C 16 4 0 1979

Systems

LaGrange, OH

Foam insulation

400. Sharper Image (289) E E 250 30 0 1977

San Francisco, CA

Specialty catalog

401. Argosy Electronics C C 89 19 0 1979

(16) Edina, MN

Mfr. hearing aids

402. Flame Control C B 9 2 0 1976

Coatings Niagara

Falls, NY

Mfr. fire

retardant paints

403. Williams Generics A A 40 5 0 1970

Memphis, TN

Distr. generic

pharmaceuticals

404.FKM Copier D C 50 17 1 1979

Products (179)

Irvine, CA

Retail copying

equip.

405. Setpoint (366) C C 108 46 0 1977

Houston, TX

Computer control

applications

406. Tiresias Orangeburg, D F 10 3 0 1979

SC

Mfr. pine flooring

407. R.J. Marshall (228) D D 18 2 0 1979

Detroit, MI

Industrial

processing

408. American Television D C 28 9 0 1972

Systems Twinsburg,

OH

Entertainment

systs. svc.

409. Matarazzo Design C B 20 3 0 1976

Concord, NH

Landscape

architecture

410. Hill International C D 340 100 2 1976

(159) Willingboro,

NJ

Management

consultants

411. Himar Sales C D 9 3 0 1955

Beverly

Hills, CA

Mfr. luggage

412. Fiesta Salons D C 914 212 0 1974

Columbus, OH

Hair &

tanning salons

413. GPA Technical C D 285 70 1 1979

Consultants (500)

Cincinnati, OH

Engineering

consulting

414. Enconi (5) D B 39 20 0 1979

San Jose,

CA

Mfr.

peripherals

415. Atlantic Data B D 35 4 0 1980

Services

Quincy, MA

Software

services

416. C.J.P. E E 90 15 0 1972

Development

Cranbury, NJ

Residential

siding

417. SCIPAR (356) C C 39 11 0 1975

Buffalo, NY

Computer

R&D

418. International D C 45 6 0 1978

Resources Group

Setauket, NY

Natural resource

consultant

419. Northeast Business D D 8 3 0 1977

Computers

Warwick, RI

Business

computer systs.

420. Creative E F 30 12 0 1978

Business Systems

San Diego, CA

Mfr. business

forms

421. MacAulay-Brown C B 30 8 0 1979

Fairborn, OH

Aerospace

R&D

422. Tele America B E 8 2 0 1980

Northbrook, IL

Telemarketing

423. David W. A A 4 2 0 1979

Buker

Antioch, IL

Management

consultants

424. William M. B A 25 15 0 1980

Hansen Associates

Miami, FL

Catering svc.

425. Resource Consultants D D 148 41 0 1979

(195)

Vienna, VA

Industrial

consultants

426. Goal Systems A E 79 28 0 1975

International (329)

Columbus, OH

Software

development

427. CPA Services C F 6 1 0 1979

Milwaukee, WI

Publisher

428. North American D D 166 35 3 1976

Finan. Svcs.

(299) St.

Petersburg, FL

Computer

consultants

429. Advanced Computer D C 45 5 0 1978

Graphics

Milwaukee, WI

Service bureau

for computer

graphics

430. American Technical D D 560 150 1 1975

Services Group

(247) Tucker, GA

Design control

systs.

431. Economy Restaurant C C 13 1 0 1979

Equipment (229)

Orlando, FL

Retail restaurant

equip.

432. Corinthian D D 18 8 0 1976

Communications

New York, NY

Media buying

433. Bill Rodgers (29) D D 20 8 0 1978

Weymouth, MA

Mfr. running

clothing

434. Diversified C * B * 60 20 0 1973

Systems (200)

Indianapolis, IN

Engineering svcs.

435. N. Chasen & Son D D 91 43 0 1914

(213) Richmond,

VA

Retail office

furniture

436. Brooks D D 250 210 1 1972

International (436)

Miami, FL

Delivery

437. D.O. Thompson D D 64 79 0 1979

(139)

Hendersonville,

NC D D 64 79 0 1979

Homebuilder

438. Cheyenne Services D C 47 19 0 1980

Houston, TX

Oilfields svcs.

439. Emergency Power C C 300 50 0 1971

Engineering

Costa Mesa, CA

Computer power

supply equip.

440. Analysis and D C 6 3 0 1977

Measurement

Services

Knoxville, TN

Engineering

consulting

441. Endless Vacation D F 416 105 0 1974

Systems (389)

Indianapolis, IN

Travel svc.

442. Local Data C D 104 13 0 1978

Torrance, CA

Mfr. protocol

converters

443. J.R. Retrofit E F 20 4 1 1980

Fredericksburg,

VA

Mfr. pallet

nailing systs.

444. Coated Papers D C 27 5 0 1979

Elgin, IL

Mfr. carbon

paper

445. Central Petroleum D C 2 1 0 1960

Transport Sioux

City, IA

Common carrier

446. Edd Helms (167) F C 250 50 2 1975

Miami, FL

Electrical

contracting

447. Tek-Aids Industries E E 74 26 1 1974

(396) Arlington

Heights, IL

Distr.

microcomputer

prods.

448. Holm Industries D F 229 109 0 1978

(91) Scottsburg,

IN

Mfr. vinyl &

magnetic

extrusions

449. Alarmtronics D F 13 5 0 1979

Security Systems

Tampa, FL

Security svcs.

450. Comsearch (431) B A 100 24 0 1977

Reston, VA

Telecommunications

engineering

451. Texas Drug F D 19 12 0 1976

Reps (301) San

Antonio, TX

Distr. generic

pharmaceuticals

452. Amplicon (305) C C 28 11 0 1977

Santa Ana, CA

Computer leasing

453. Associated D D 30 8 0 1977

Packaging (390)

Goodlettsville, TN

Distr. packaging

equipment

454. Dataman Group A E 25 3 0 1980

Atlanta, GA

Information mgmt.

455. Vocational C D 150 50 0 1961

Training Center

(258) St. Louis,

MO

Vocational school

456. RT/Katek D C 385 50 3 1972

Communications

(146) East

Orange, NJ

Cable TV

services

457. Eterna-Line C D 12 5 0 1971

(398) Boise, ID

Specialty

contracting

458. International D D 18 5 0 1973

Recruiting

Systems Van

Nuys, CA

High-tech

employments

svcs.

459. Donnybrook D D 90 20 1 1975

Building Supply

Fairbanks, AK

Retail building

materials

460. RAIL (211) D D 170 35 0 1970

Towson, MD

Technical svcs.

461. American C D 142 42 0 1976

Passage Marketing

(403) Seattle,

WA

Direct marketing

462. Waterbeds Plus C F 20 3 0 1979

Oshkosh, WI

Mfr. waterbeds

463. Mandex Washington, D D 160 40 1 1974

DC

Telecommunications

engineering

464. National Buying D D 23 6 0 1975

Service

Salem, VA

Retail

appliances

465. Great Atlantic D D 17 6 0 1978

Spa Supply (282)

Virginia

Beach, VA

Retail spa

supplies

466. Teletronic D C 46 7 3 1979

Services

Cuyahoga Heights,

OH

Distr. telephone

systs.

467. Lawson Associates D D 160 38 1 1975

(360) Minneapolis,

MN

Accounting

software

468. Comp-Fast (188) D D 55 14 1 1977

Hudson, NH

Distr. electronic

components

469. Pacific Envelope D C 61 12 1 1959

(371) Anaheim, CA

Mfr. envelopes

470.Guardian Protection D D 18 4 0 1962

Services

Coraopolis, PA

Security &

fire systs.

471. Dimensional C C 600 150 8 1976

Management (267)

Avenel, NJ

Dental care

centers

472. Computer Maintenance D D 61 32 1 1977

(446) East

Rutherford, NJ

Computer svc.

& repair

473. Associated C D 13 5 0 1976

Images (440)

Minneapolis, MN

Media design

& promotion

474. J-E-S-P East C A 17 8 0 1976

Brunswick, NJ

Micrographics

475. Rehler Vaughn B C 57 16 0 1971

Beaty & Koone

San Antonio,

TX

Architects

476. CTEC (375) D D 148 24 0 1976

Sacramento, CA

Mfr. ski

chairlifts

477. Daly and C A 19 7 0 1979

Wolcott

Warwick, RI

Data processing

478. NonPublic D D 63 22 0 1978

Educational

Services Bethesda,

MD

Educational

svcs.

479. Support Systems D A 110 21 0 1976

Intl. (CA) (264)

Richmond, CA

Mfr. data

cables

480. Underwriters A F 3 17 0 1968

Financial of

Florida

Miami, FL

Finance company

481.Miller Oil D D 92 38 4 1977

(469) Norfolk,

VA

Distr.

petroleum

482. Intertec F E 22 12 1 1976

Components (407)

Longwood, FL

Distr. electronic

components

483. Hinkle Metals & D F 50 20 2 1980

Supply

Birmingham, AL

Distr. sheet

metal

484. Inductor Supply D D 33 5 0 1979

Huntington

Beach, CA

Distr. electronic

components

485. Specialty Insurance A F 69 59 0 1962

Underwriters

Miami, FL

Insurance

agency

486. Sharp Hartwig D C 30 7 0 1979

Seattle, WA

Marketing svcs.

487. Gordon S. F D 33 13 0 1975

Black (453)

Rochester, NY

Market research

488. Contact D D 15 2 0 1980

Communications

Elmont, NY

Radio paging

489. JBM Electronics B C 61 17 1 1975

(358) Hazelwood,

MO

Mfr. electronic

commun. equip.

490. Eastern Waste C C 275 80 5 1978

Industries

Annapolis, MD

Waste removal

491. Comark (205) D E 44 16 0 1977

Glendale

Heights, IL

Distr. computer

hardware

492. Tool King (162) D E 50 12 0 1978

Denver, CO

Specialty retailer

493. Cal-Pac Roofing D F 180 65 0 1978

(45) Anaheim, CA

Roofing contractor

494. Electro Mechanical F A 73 16 0 1975

Design (326)

Gaithersburg,

MD

Mfr.

magnetometers

495. Miller Business D D 195 66 1 1967

Systems

Arlington, TX

Distr. office

supplies

& equip.

496. Environ. Resources C C 144 30 0 1977

Mgmt. (416) West

Chester, PA

Environmental

consulting

497. Lufran (439) D C 54 20 0 1974

Macadonia, OH

Mfr. semiconductor

prod. equip.

498. Telco Research C D 67 21 0 1977

(478) Nashville,

TN

Telecommunications

software

499. Meyco Industries B B 34 9 1 1973

San Francisco,

CA

Mfr. brass gifts

500. Phoenix Adver., D A 5 4 0 1979

Design &

Promotion Elm

Grove, WI

Advertising &

marketing

* INC. estimate. A. 16% or more; B. 11% to 15%; C. 6% to 10%; D. 1% to 5%; E. Breakeven; F. Loss.

HOW THE INC. 500 WERE SELECTED

The 1985 INC. 500 is the fourth annual ranking of the 500 fastest-growing privately held smaller companies in the United States. To be considered for the INC. 500, each company had to meet the following qualifications:

1. The company is an independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship, or partnership.

2. It has a sales history of at least five years. Companies founded after 1980 are disqualified.

3. Sales in 1980 were at least $100,000 but less than $25 million.

4. The company's 1984 sales exceeded its 1983 sales. Companies showing growth in the five-year period, but a sales decline in 1984 were excluded.

While these criteria are relatively simple, the task of identifying the 500 finalists is complex, because of the number of companies involved and because the project depends on information that is generally regarded as confidential.

INC.'s research relies on several sources: INC. readers and in-house records, as well as business groups, trade associations, and professional-service firms that were alerted to the magazine's search for high-growth companies.

Advertisements and business reply cards inserted in the May and June issues of INC. invited readers to nominate candidates for the INC. 500. Beginning in May, qualification forms were sent to company executives.

From the responses, companies whose sales had at least quadrupled in the past five years were identified and ranked by percentage increase in sales.

Information about these companies as well as companies on last year's list was then verified through signed statements from company officers, support material from outside professional services, and telephone interviews with executives of each company.

This published information is the only material INC. will make available.

The list of INC. 500 companies was compiled by assistant research editor Sara Baer-Sinnott and interns Betsy Maddock, Margaret Chute, and Janet Tiampo. Additional assistance was provided by interns Ellen Bayer and Tanya Tabachnikoff.