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Latest Inc. 5000 list sees increase in Arizona companies ranked

Phoenix Business Journal

Two Arizona companies are in the top 1% and another 14 are in the top 10% among the latest Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

In all, a total of 156 Arizona companies appeared on the 2022 list, which compiles small businesses’ rates of growth over the past three years and ranks them accordingly. That’s 40 more companies than were on the 2021 list, making this the fourth-straight year that Arizona has seen an increase.

Leading the pack for the Grand Canyon State at No. 32 was Scottsdale-based Qwick, a “staffing-as-a-service” company that provides an on-demand labor marketplace for food and beverage businesses that posted 10,076% of growth since 2018.

Qwick said that it filled 332% more shifts in the first half of 2022 than in the same period in 2021. It said that in June of this year, it filled 400,000 shifts and fully vetted 110,000 professionals on its platform, launching in 10 new cities this year to reach a total of 25 U.S. markets.

“Today’s workforce is prioritizing autonomy and work-life balance, which the hospitality industry has historically not been conducive to,” said Retta Kekic, Qwick’s chief marketing officer, in a statement. “Our record growth shows that professionals value the flexibility of Qwick which allows them to choose when and where they work, giving them the freedom to earn income on their own terms, oftentimes to supplement other forms of work.”

Hot on Qwick’s heels was No. 37 Emerge, a Scottsdale transportation and logistics software firm that provides access to the latest market conditions so shippers and carriers can adapt in real time. That company saw growth of 8,953% over the past three years.

Emerge, which was founded in 2017, also has offices in Boulder, Colorado, and Atlanta, with more than 250 employees, according to its website. The company says more than 1,000 shippers are using its platform.

Median growth rate among top firms higher in 2022

Qwick and Emerge were Arizona’s only companies in the top 50, but more than a dozen were among the top 500. Each had growth exceeding 1,000%. Tempe-based Kayo Energy was ranked at No. 108 followed by Gilbert-based Cross Country Creative (No. 136), Sierra Vista-based Nemean Solutions (No. 158), Phoenix-based Zenernet (No. 162), Scottsdale-based Bad Birdie (No. 202), Tempe-based Pomchies (No. 229), Scottsdale-based Trainual (No. 255), Scottsdale-based 72SOLD (No. 260), Scottsdale-based 7th Level Communications (No. 391), Mesa-based Clutch Solutions (No. 414), Phoenix-based Paradigm Laboratories (No. 432), Phoenix-based HireRising (No. 454) and Yuma-based Renewable Power (No. 465).

The vast majority of Arizona companies were from the Valley, with five from the Tucson metro and one each from Flagstaff, Sierra Vista, Prescott, Lake Havasu City and Yuma.

Inc. described the past year as a time of blowout growth and significant change in the small business, reporting that among the top 500 on the 2022 list, the median growth rate was 2,144%, which was up from 1,820% on last year’s list.

The companies on this year’s list overcame challenges such as supply chain struggles, labor shortages and lingering effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the magazine said.

Companies qualifying for the list had to have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018, and are U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit and not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. They also had to have a minimum revenue of $100,000 in 2018 and a minimum $2 million in 2021.

Here’s the full list of Arizona companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list, including their rank, percentage growth, industry and base location:

In the top 500

32. Qwick, 10,076%, Food & Beverage, Scottsdale

37. Emerge, 8,953%, Software, Scottsdale

108. Kayo Energy, 4,052%, Energy, Tempe

136. Cross Country Creative, 3,426%, Advertising & Marketing, Gilbert

158. Nemean Solutions, 3,221%, Government Services, Sierra Vista

162. Zenernet, 3,167%, Energy, Phoenix

202. Bad Birdie, 2,632%, Retail, Scottsdale

229. Pomchies, 2,295%, Retail, Tempe

255. Trainual, 2,113%, Business Products & Services, Scottsdale

260. 72SOLD, 2,065%, Real Estate, Scottsdale

391. 7th Level Communications, 1,536%, Business Products & Services, Scottsdale

414. Clutch Solutions, 1,476%, IT Services, Mesa

432. Paradigm Laboratories, 1,428%, Health Services, Phoenix

454. HireRising, 1,370%, Human Resources, Phoenix

465. Renewable Power, 1,341%, Energy, Yuma

501 to 1,000

508. Ensemble Solutions Group, 1,221%, IT Services, Mesa

537. CareNational Healthcare Services, 1,166%, Human Resources, Scottsdale

551. me4kidz, 1,132%, Consumer Products, Phoenix

586. Atlas Healthcare Partners, 1,079%, Health Services, Phoenix

599. Paradox, 1,061%, Software, Scottsdale

647. BotBuilders, 973%, Business Products & Services, Phoenix

780. Ally Pediatric Therapy, 817%, Health Services, Tempe

787. Brander Group, 808%, IT Services, Scottsdale

890. Price Mortgage, 715%, Financial Services, Gilbert

915. Cordless Media, 696%, Advertising & Marketing, Tempe

1,000 to 2,000

1,002. Fusion Power, 650%, Energy, Chandler

1,091. CapMatrix Ltd, 595%, Financial Services, Phoenix

1,123. CheerLending, 576%, Financial Services, Chandler

1,151. Barrier Insulation & Energy, 565%, Consumer Products, Glendale

1,160. Pyx Health, 559%, Health Services, Tucson

1,183. True Shot Gun Club, 549%, Retail, Tempe

1,215. RosinTeam, 534%, Real Estate, Scottsdale

1,232. PathogenDx, 527%, Health Services, Scottsdale

1,248. Phusion Wellness, 522%, Health Services, Mesa

1,297. Adams Craig Acquisitions an Arizona limited liability company, 501%, Construction, Scottsdale

1,299. JMG Holding Partners, 499%, Real Estate, Scottsdale

1,310. Bluum, 497%, Education, Phoenix

1,328. Creation Equity, 492%, Real Estate, Phoenix

1,336. Sawyer Aviation, 490%, Logistics & Transportation, Scottsdale

1,415. Blacksmith Agency, 455%, Advertising & Marketing, Phoenix

1,434. Handwrytten, 448%, Business Products & Services, Tempe

1,439. Icon Power, 448%, Energy, Tempe

1,444. Scynce LED, 446%, Engineering, Mesa

1,498. Vensure Employer Services, 427%, Human Resources, Chandler

1,519. qBotica, 423%, Software, Phoenix

1,522. evolvedMD, 422%, Health Services, Scottsdale

1,539. ABP Electrical Systems, 416%, Energy, Tempe

1,588. Proctorio, 400%, Education, Scottsdale

1,621. Exclusive Surgeries Network, 391%, Health Services, Peoria

1,628. Aragon Construction Solutions, 387%, Construction, Phoenix

1,635. Oats Overnight, 383%, Food & Beverage, Tempe

1,660. Copperstate Farms, 375%, Consumer Products, Phoenix

1,710. Darwin Research Group, 362%, Business Products & Services, Scottsdale

1,727. Homestead Fence Co., 357%, Manufacturing, Mesa

1,660. Copperstate Farms, 375%, Consumer Products, Phoenix

1,710. Darwin Research Group, 362%, Business Products & Services, Scottsdale

1,727. Homestead Fence Co., 357%, Manufacturing, Mesa

1,748. Virtuous Software, 352%, Software, Phoenix

1,751. Blue Signal, 351%, Human Resources, Phoenix

1,776. RECUR360, 346%, IT Services, Cave Creek

1,824. Freestar, 334%, Advertising & Marketing, Scottsdale

1,850. Boomerang Capital Partners, 328%, Real Estate, Mesa

1,862. StaffNow, 327%, Human Resources, Avondale

1,869. Moxie Pest Control of Arizona, 324%, Consumer Services, Phoenix

1,873. High Rock Accounting, 324%, Business Products & Services, Scottsdale

1,899. Dizpot, 319%, Business Products & Services, Phoenix

2,000 to 3,000

2,014. Vivili Hospitality Group, 299%, Food & Beverage, Prescott

2,060. QuickFrames USA, 290%, Manufacturing, Mesa

2,074. Tylers Coffees, 288%, Food & Beverage, Tucson

2,076. Performance Powersports Group, 288%, Manufacturing, Tempe

2,079. AES Direct Express, 288%, Logistics & Transportation, Chandler

2,088. MO Studio, 287%, Government Services, Scottsdale

2,090. Golden Sunshine, 287%, Consumer Products, Tucson

2,096. 4D Global, 285%, Health Services, Scottsdale

2,224. Helton Tool and Home, 265%, Retail, Mesa

2,248. Unity Communications, 260%, Business Products & Services, Gilbert

2,300. MiCamp Solutions, 255%, Financial Services, Scottsdale

2,308. PXG – Parsons Xtreme Golf, 254%, Sports, Scottsdale

2,311. iShift, 253%, IT Services, Scottsdale

2,330. Thomas Home Services, 251%, Construction, Chandler

2,344. Sunsolar Solutions, 250%, Energy, Peoria

2,388. Catalyst Connect, 244%, Software, Tucson

2,464. Grand Canyon Gas Logs, 235%, Consumer Products, Phoenix

2,487. Semarchy, 233%, Software, Phoenix

2,500. Giving Tree Wellness Center of N. Phoenix, 231%, Retail, Phoenix

2,512. Rocky Mountain Restoration, 229%, Construction, Mesa

2,514. Red Rock Contractors, 229%, Construction, Chandler

2,515. Integrate.com, 229%, Software, Phoenix

2,529. Protecht, 227%, Insurance, Phoenix

2,595. Design Pickle, 220%, Business Products & Services, Scottsdale

2,605. DMD Systems Recovery, 219%, Environmental Services, Tempe

2,606. Dew Wealth Management, 219%, Financial Services, Scottsdale

2,613. Tower Capital, 218%, Financial Services, Scottsdale

2,738. Footprint International Holdco, 204%, Manufacturing, Gilbert

2,739. AB Staffing Solutions, 204%, Human Resources, Gilbert

2,747. Max Restoration, 203%, Construction, Glendale

2,755. Boat Bling, 202%, Consumer Products, Phoenix

2,787. Land Profit Generator, 199%, Real Estate, Phoenix

2,790. Printed Mint, 199%, Business Products & Services, Phoenix

2,949. Springboard, 184%, Health Services, Phoenix

2,968. Open Source Integrators, 182%, IT Services, Gilbert

3,000 to 4,000

3,014. Modern Flames, 179%, Consumer Products, Phoenix

3,035. Isos Technology, 178%, Business Products & Services, Tempe

3,051. Venture REI, 177%, Real Estate, Scottsdale

3,145. Phoenix Information Technologies, 170%, IT Services, Phoenix

3,151. Yale Electric West, 169%, Construction, Scottsdale

3,244. Dogtopia Enterprises, 163%, Consumer Services, Phoenix

3,266. 180 Degrees Design + Build, 162%, Construction, Phoenix

3,277. Arizona Fireplaces, 161%, Retail, Phoenix

3,278. The Blue Collar Success Group, 161%, Business Products & Services, Scottsdale

3,299. Dr. Kelly’s Surgical Unit, 160%, Health Services, Scottsdale

3,326. WealthAbility, 158%, Education, Tempe

3,347. Bubbies Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts, 157%, Business Products & Services, Phoenix

3,351. Cannabox, 157%, Consumer Products, Phoenix

3,403. Mod Con Express, 154%, Consumer Services, Scottsdale

3,447. Muscular Moving Men, 151%, Logistics & Transportation, Phoenix

3,484. North&Co., 149%, Real Estate, Phoenix

3,524. Redline Electric & Solar, 147%, Engineering, Tempe

3,526. True Blue Carwash, 146%, Consumer Products, Tempe

3,539. Gearfire, 146%, Software, Scottsdale

3,554. Grand Canyon State Glass Design, 145%, Consumer Products, Phoenix

3,562. Brilliant PR & Marketing, 145%, Advertising & Marketing, Scottsdale

3,596. OOROO Auto, 143%, Consumer Services, Oro Valley

3,654. FOR Energy, 140%, Energy, Phoenix

3,672. Aqua-Tots Swim School Holding, 139%, Education, Mesa

3,675. Launch Real Estate, 138%, Real Estate, Scottsdale

3,732. R&R Law Group, PLLC, 135%, Legal, Scottsdale

3,897. Picmonic, 126%, Education, Phoenix

3,924. Volteo Digital, 125%, Business Products & Services, Chandler

4,000 to 5,000

4,006. JJ Safety, 121%, Business Products & Services, Mesa

4,008. Offsite Office Equipment Storage, 121%, Logistics & Transportation, Phoenix

4,018. The Perfect Companion, 120%, Health Services, Phoenix

4,059. Clear Title Agency of Arizona, 118%, Real Estate, Phoenix

4,074. Lender Daily Corp, 117%, Advertising & Marketing, Phoenix

4,084. Total Care Connections, 117%, Health Services, Tempe

4,128. Sensible Money, 114%, Financial Services, Scottsdale

4,163. RM Intieriors, 112%, Construction, Mesa

4,216. Whiz Kidz Preschools, 110%, Education, Scottsdale

4,318. ATvantage, 105%, Health Services, Goodyear

4,332. Levrose Commercial Real Estate, 105%, Real Estate, Scottsdale

4,361. Mother Road Brewing Company, 103%, Food & Beverage, Flagstaff

4,399. Simple Living Solutions, 102%, Consumer Products, Scottsdale

4,489. HomeSmart Holdings, 98%, Real Estate, Scottsdale

4,624. Centauri Health Solutions, 93%, Health Services, Phoenix

4,657. Wheelwright Manahan, PLLC, 92%, Financial Services, Tempe

4,682. Air Control Air Conditioning, 91%, Consumer Services, Lake Havasu City

4,690. Lone Spur Cafe of America, 91%, Food & Beverage, Prescott

4,740. BioCare, 89%, Health Services, Tempe

4,741. RevolutionParts, 89%, Software, Phoenix

4,743. Vector Solutions, 89%, Government Services, Glendale

4,750. Elevato, 88%, IT Services, Scottsdale

4,812. Culver Equipment, 86%, Business Products & Services, Phoenix

4,815. Pyramid Technologies, 86%, Manufacturing, Mesa

4,860. Carpets of Arizona, 85%, Construction, Chandler

4,863. Liveops, 85%, Human Resources, Scottsdale

4,876. Adopt Technologies, 84%, IT Services, Phoenix

 


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