These Inc. 5000 Companies are Inspired by Asheville

Did you know that there were 10 companies from the Asheville metro area on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list? Every year, the small business- and startup-focused publication ranks the fastest-growing private companies in America based on percentage revenue growth over a three-year period. Let’s take a look at Asheville’s fastest-growing independent businesses.

These Inc. 5000 Companies are Inspired by Asheville

Avadim Technologies

Ranking 162 | Growth 2,537.46% | Revenue $6.3 million

For more than 10 years, Avadim has challenged the healthcare status quo by developing revolutionary topical therapies that work effectively while preserving the health of the skin. Their proprietary, microbiome-compliant technology platform is based on the healthy relationships among the topical microbiome, outer layer of the skin, and the associated underlying tissues.

81 Thompson Street, Asheville |

Blueprint Summer Programs

Ranking 851 | Growth 528.59% | Revenue $2.0 million

From admissions to roommates, Blueprint’s personal, innovative, and fun pre-college summer programs help high school students prepare for the newfound independence of college. Programs are held as campuses around the country, including Georgetown University and UCLA. Ten course are available, from writing to psychology to forensic science.

60 N Market Street, C200, Asheville |

Symmetry Financial Group

Ranking 1022 | Growth 423.32% | Revenue $18.0 million

Symmetry Financial Group is fully committed to protecting your life’s journey as you navigate the complex questions surrounding insurance. They help you shop more than 30 carriers to find the right policies for your family’s needs, budget, and concerns. From retirement and life insurance to disability and critical illness, they help through all of life’s twists and turns.

204 Whitson Avenue, Swannanoa |

Appalachian Antique Hardwoods

Ranking 1391 | Growth 292.74% | Revenue $5.1 million

Appalachian Antique Hardwoods is an industry leader in reclaimed woods and natural building components. Discriminating homeowners, business owners, architects, interior design firms, and contractors each enjoy their superior quality programs, customer service, and state-of-the-art manufacturing techniques.

635 Sonoma Road, Waynesville |

Cloud for Good

Ranking 1463 | Growth 277.18% | Revenue $6.1 million

Cloud for Good is a Premium Partner specializing in donor management, case management, and marketing automation implementations. They have helped more than 1,500 nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions create transformational value with technology, which gives them the opportunity to focus on their mission instead of fundraising.

1854 Hendersonville Road #252, Asheville |

Plasticard Locktech International

Ranking 2272 | Growth 160.41% | Revenue $116.1 million

It’s no wonder PLI has been on the Inc. 5000 list for eight years running. PLI is the largest gift, loyalty, and hospitality card manufacturer on the planet. With four U.S. facilities and two international distribution centers, PLI works with top hotels, casinos, restaurants and retail locations around the globe to create gift cards, membership cards, key fobs, game cards, and more.

605 Sweeten Creek Industrial Park Road, Asheville |

Aeroflow Healthcare

Ranking 2450 | Growth 146.06% | Revenue $73.6 million

Aeroflow Healthcare is a premier provider of durable medical equipment (DME) and personal service across the Southeast and nationwide. Patients and physicians choose Aeroflow for breast pumps, catheters, CPAP equipment and supplies, diagnostic sleep testing, home oxygen, mobility equipment, nebulizers, negative pressure wound therapy, pediatric needs, and more.

3165 Sweeten Creek Road, Asheville |

MedStream Anesthesia, PLLC

Ranking 3704 | Growth 81.30% | Revenue $64.5 million

MedStream ensures excellence through anesthesia management to improve patient care and optimize financial performance. They deliver the best-in-class clinical, operational, and financial capabilities few anesthesia practice management firms can offer.

82 Patton Avenue #510, Asheville |

The Cheat Sheet

Ranking 3832 | Growth 76.35% | Revenue $11.7 million

Save time and live more with the Cheat Sheet. The Cheat Sheet provides audiences the information they want in an approachable, entertaining way. This lifestyle site covers a wide range of topics to bring you the most up-to-date guides, reviews, lists, and advice.

60 N Market Street, C205, Asheville |

Mountain Showcase Group

Ranking 4920 | Growth 43.09% | Revenue $2.7 million

From humble beginnings in a garage to its current 35,000-square-foot design and manufacturing facility, Mountain Showcase Group utilizes state-of-the-art technology to create custom cabinetry and design solutions. The business is proud to be family owned and operated, and places customer service and satisfaction among its most coveted goals.

211 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville |

These may be the fastest growing companies in the area, but they are not the only ones inspired by Asheville, by far. Learn about more products and services thriving in Western North Carolina in this video from EDC Asheville.

Asheville: Local Inspiration, Global Innovation from EDC Asheville on Vimeo.



End of blog post Beverly-Hanks logo


Back to News

Leave a Reply