Inc. Magazine came out Monday with its 36th annual list of the top 5,000 fastest growing private companies in America, and the North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton area was well represented, with 18 companies on the list.
Leading the local companies was Adva-Net of Lakewood Ranch, which ranked 13th overall and No. 1 in the health sector. Adva-Net describes itself as the nation's leading ancillary network for high-acuity workers' compensation claims, providing services for comprehensive pain management, post-acute care management, and addiction recovery.
"Adva-Net's ranking on the Inc. 5000, is an accomplishment of which we are extremely proud," said Dr. Kenneth Hannigan, CEO and President of Adva-Net. "It is an honor to be recognized with so many of America's entrepreneurs. Adva-Net's growth rate is directly attributed to the desires of medical providers and insurance companies to address the growing need for quality pain management care at a reasonable cost."
Other companies on the list were: Fyzical Balance and Therapy Centers (health, 156th); Revcontent (advertising and marketing, 215); PropLogix (real estate, 392);CX3 Ads (advertising and marketing 1,031); Franco Signor (insurance, 1,421); Lightspeed Voice (telecommunications, 1,448); Coast to Coast Pools (construction, 2,008).
Also making the list were: Mister Sparky (construction, 2,040); Scanco Software (software, 2,014); Prestige Travel Nurses (health, 2,518); DutchCrafters (retail, 2,559); Freedom Boat Club (consumer services, 2,936); ProspectsPLUS! (business products and services, 3,052); Roofing by Curry (construction, 3,695); Start2Star Communications (telecommunications, 3,890); SignZoo (business products and services, 4,686); C&H Baseball (manufacturing, 4,970).