Six Wichita firms make
Inc. 5000 fastest-growing list
Tony Javier’s Professional Home Buyers is among the fastest-growing companies in the country based on three-year revenue growth.
As the economy continues to slog toward recovery, some Wichita businesses have been soaring.
Six local firms made this year’s Inc. 5000 list by Inc. magazine, which ranks companies by their revenue growth over a three-year period.
Of the Wichita list-makers, Professional Home Buyers displayed the fastest growth, with revenue increasing from $1.1 million in 2009 to $3.2 million in 2012. That’s a 179 percent increase. The company was No. 2,081 on the list.
Professional Home Buyers purchases homes that customers can rent to own. Founder Tony Javier told the WBJ earlier this year that the option has been a good one for people who were hit by the 2008 housing crisis. Many of them are ultimately good candidates for home ownership, but they aren’t yet ready to qualify for home loans, he says.
Here are the other Wichita-based companies on the list:
• No. 2,396, Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers, a restaurant chain (151 percent revenue growth in three years).
• No. 3,519, InfoSync Services, a provider of accounting, payroll and reporting services to the restaurant industry (87 percent revenue growth).
• No. 3,801, Callcap, a provider of call tracking and monitoring for sales and customer service (76 percent revenue growth).
• No. 4,706, Capps Manufacturing, a manufacturer of metal aircraft parts (44 percent revenue growth).
• No. 4,767, Occidental Management, a property management firm (42 percent revenue growth).
Nearby, S and Y Industries, a manufacturer of printed circuit board assemblies, wire and cable harnesses, and box-build products, was No. 4,321 on the list with 56 percent growth over the past three years.
In all, 38 Kansas companies made the list. The top Kansas company was BMA, a firm in Leavenworth that provides analytical, technical and professional program management services to the military and to military subcontractors. That company, which was founded in 2009, saw nearly a 3,000 percent increase in revenue from 2009 to 2012.
Los Angeles-based Fuhu, the company that created the Nabi, an Android tablet for kids, was No. 1 on the list. It reported $278,000 in revenue in 2009 and $117.9 million in revenue in 2012 — a 42,148 percent increase.
Aug 20, 2013, 11:36 am CDT – Updated: Aug 20, 2013, 3:19 pm CDT
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