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No.451

Gray Hawk Systems

"What it does: Develops data analysis systems for organizations that monitor travel reservations, credit card records, etc., for terrorist activity. Why it's growing: A multimillion-dollar FBI contract. High flier: CEO Pete Howton's first company, Kestrel Associates, made the Inc. 500 from 1993 through 1995. When he left that company after a disagreement with a co-owner, Howton started Gray Hawk and named it "after a bird that could eat a kestrel for lunch." In May, Howton, a disabled vet, sold Gray Hawk for $100 million — and started yet another defense contractor: Kingfisher."

3-Year Growth
1,074%
Location
Alexandria, Virginia
Year Founded
0000
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 451 (2005), No. 184 (2004), No. 191 (2003), No. 428 (2002), No. 277 (2001)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.452

eTrials Worldwide

"What it does: Makes and sells Web-based software that helps pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies manage clinical trials. Why it's growing: Facing increased scrutiny from both government regulatory agencies and investors, more drug companies are using software applications to improve the accuracy of data collected during clinical trials, including information about medication side effects. Going public: In August, eTrials announced plans to merge with CEA Acquisition Corp., a publicly traded company based in Tampa. "

3-Year Growth
317%
Location
Morrisville, North Carolina
Year Founded
0000
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 452 (2005)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.453

Long Wave

Provides a variety of clients and military divisions with tower and antennae installation, software and communication engineering as well as offers program management, maintenance, and IT services.

Industry
Government Services
Location
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Leadership
Phillip Miller
Year Founded
1995
Company Size
51-200 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 4539 (2013), No. 4758 (2012), No. 4061 (2011), No. 2065 (2009), No. 2217 (2008), No. 3095 (2007), No. 363 (2006), No. 453 (2005), No. 128 (2004), No. 437 (2003)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.454

GTRI

"What it does: Network consulting, and installation of telephone and data hardware and software. Why it's growing: Since its inception, the company has had its focus on VoIP and security aspects of networking — two booming categories. "

3-Year Growth
315%
Location
Denver, Colorado
Year Founded
0000
Company Size
11-50 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 454 (2005)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020

No.455

Hiller Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical

Installs and services plumbing and HVAC equipment for residential and commercial customers in the Nashville, Tennessee area.

Industry
Construction
Location
Nashville, Tennessee
Leadership
Jimmy Hiller
Year Founded
1990
Company Size
501-1,000 employees
Inc. 5000 Rankings
No. 4315 (2017), No. 3307 (2016), No. 2736 (2015), No. 3675 (2014), No. 3684 (2013), No. 3857 (2012), No. 3616 (2011), No. 3630 (2010), No. 3497 (2009), No. 3320 (2008), No. 1823 (2007), No. 455 (2005)
Data as of Publication on Aug. 11, 2020