Partners with utilities, independent power producers, and project development companies to provide engineering, operations, procurement, and construction services for solar energy projects.
To build a hugely successful solar power company, just start with a founding team that, combined, has 225 years of energy industry experience. Depcom is the brainchild of nine execs from sustainable energy companies, as well as coal and gas firms. The startup builds solar power plants for utility companies across America, using efficient panels that allow it to offer pricing on par with or cheaper than those of traditional energy sources. In 2017, it pulled in $219.6 million in revenue in just its fourth full year of existence. More secrets the Scottsdale, Arizona-based company’s fast success: All employees are given shares of the company, and a transparent rating system determines year-end bonuses.
Provides private charter jet transportation.
Aeronux is a charter-flight broker headquartered at the Cobb International Airport in Kennesaw, Georgia. Private plane operators list their aircraft on Aeronux's online platform, paying the company a 20 percent cut of the fare for each flight they book. Aeronux also licenses its flight-booking platform to charter-jet companies. Kambiz Khadem, an Iranian immigrant who also works at tech firm Perficient, co-founded the company in 2012. (He declined to name the company’s two other co-founders or any of Aeronux’s customers.) In 2018, Aeronux applied to the Federal Aviation Administration to become a licensed charter-plane operator.
Provides trade-up guidance and purchase of Apple hardware to help organizations maximize their technology assets.
Headquartered in Milton, Wisconsin, Diamond Assets buys outdated Apple equipment from schools and businesses, refurbishes it, and then sells it through various distributors in the U.S. It also helps its clients maximize the buy-back value from future purchases. CEO Mike McKenna says he came up with the idea of an electronic trade-up company as an account executive at Apple. This year, it lands at No. 7 on the Inc. 5000, with $43 million in 2017 revenue, up from $217,406 in 2014. The four-year-old company currently employs about 60 people.
GForce Life Sciences
Matches healthcare executives with targeted consultants to meet business needs. Provides IT infrastructure and business reporting intelligence to ensure business and project success.
GForce Life Sciences is the second multimillion-dollar company that founder and CEO Mark Gallagher has built during his long career in the staffing industry. Yet the five-year-old, Chicago-based GForce didn’t hit its stride until two and a half years ago, when the company tightened its focus on the life sciences vertical. Accumulating $17 million in revenue last year, GForce has mastered the art of professional matchmaking: pairing up employers with skilled workers for clients in pharmaceutical, medical device, and biotechnology companies.