RGGC is one of New Orleans area company fastest-growing in Louisiana on Inc. 5000 list

New Orleans area company fastest-growing in Louisiana on Inc. 5000 list

Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing companies list
There were 37 companies across Louisiana that made the Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S.-based privately-held businesses.

Flexicrew Technical Services is the fastest-growing privately owned Louisiana firm on this year’s Inc. magazine 5,000 list.

Founded by Brandon Smith and Misty Brennan in 2015, the Metairie-based headhunting firm has grown to $2.7 million in its first three years of operation, or 1,541% growth, ranking it at 287 on Inc.’s charts.

The two had been longtime headhunters in the region — Misty still owns another employment business — and spotted a gap for a business to focus on recruiting professionals, like accountants and engineers, especially for the fast-growing tech sector in south Louisiana.

Brennan says of the company’s ambitions: “I see no barriers to us becoming a national firm that is based in Louisiana.”

There were 37 companies across Louisiana that made the Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S.-based privately-held businesses, the majority of which were in New Orleans.

The other Louisiana-based companies’ rank, growth, business sector and annual revenue are:

NEW ORLEANS AREA: 790: The Leads Network, 546%, health, $6.3 million; 970: Suite Management Franchising, 438%, real estate, $3.1 million; 981: Scott, Vicknair, Hair & Checki, 431%, consumer products and services, $4.6 million; 1,508: Picardie Timber Frame, 274%, construction, $2.7 million; 1,815: Spears Consulting Group, 225%, advertising and marketing, $2.8 million; 2,055: Sunpro Solar, 196%, energy, $56.7 million; 2,322: Levelset, 173%, software, $7.4 million; 3,326: Geocent, 108%, government services, $58.4 million; 3,415: Design Management Group, 104%, construction, $2.3 million; 3,740: Mullin, 91%, construction, $10.4 million; 3,998: Red Group, 81%, engineering, $2.2 million; 3,825: Abadie-Williams, 87%, engineering, $2.3 million; 3,831: Ryan Gootee General Contractors, 87%, construction, $64.2 million; 4,470: PRA Business Events New Orleans, 66%, travel and hospitality, $5.4 million.

LAFAYETTE: 314: 360ia, 1,455%, software, $2 million; 509: Blast Tech in Broussard, 857%, manufacturing, $10.3 million; 2,011: Potenza, 200%, advertising and marketing, $19.7 million.

HOUMA: 454: Pelican Waste & Debris, 998%, environmental services, $18.6 million, and 2418: Modern American Recycling Services, 165%, environmental services, $67.8 million.

NORTH LOUISIANA: 835: Southern Designs in Vidalia, 504%, manufacturing, $5.1 million; 1,948: SRP Environmental in Shreveport, 206%, environmental services, $14.4 million; 4,885: Argent Financial Group in Ruston, 56%, financial services, $60.4 million.

To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000 and minimum revenue for 2018 is $2 million. The companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies.