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.
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 | avadimtechnologies.com
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 | bpsummerprograms.com
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 | sfglife.com
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 | aahardwoods.com
Cloud for Good
Ranking 1463 | Growth 277.18% | Revenue $6.1 million
Cloud for Good is a Premium Salesforce.org 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 | cloud4good.com
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 | plicards.com
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 | aeroflowinc.com
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 | medstreamsolutions.com
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 | cheatsheet.com
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 | mountainshowcase.com
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.