Inc. magazine has released its 2018 list of the 5,000 fastest growing businesses in the U.S., and 31 of them are in Loudoun County.
Among the local companies growing quickly are a few woman-owned businesses, several government contractors, and a winery—the only winery to make the prestigious list.
This is the first time Stone Tower Winery has won Inc.’s recognition, but anyone who has sipped their rosé on a busy Saturday won’t be surprised. Husband-and-wife team Mike and Kristi Huber opened the winery in 2009 on family land just south of Leesburg and have since turned it into one of Loudoun’s most popular wedding venues and weekend destinations. Stone Tower reported $8.8 million in revenue last year and was ranked 755th on the list.
The highest rank among Loudoun businesses goes to Leesburg-based FedBiz IT Solutions, which came in at 116th. FedBiz IT Solutions is a privately held, veteran-owned and women-owned business that offers technology services and products. This is the company’s third year in a row making the list, and it reported $20.1 million in revenue last year.
The magazine quoted its CEO Nina Tiaga as stating, “We are so proud to again be featured on #Inc5000; it shows our customers that we are continually growing to better serve them and their goals.”
B3 Group, founded in 2008 in Leesburg, came in second among Loudoun-based companies and ranked 186th fastest growing company in the nation. B3 Group, which offers IT service and support to customers in the private and public sectors, reported revenue of $24.5 million last year. ARM Consulting, another woman-owned company, came in at 203. It offers consulting services in human resources, technology, and health care and reported $3 million in revenue last year.
Allied Mission Group, a technology contracting company based in Leesburg, was ranked 283rd, reporting $4.4 million in revenue last year. All Points Broadband, also in Leesburg, came in at 330th and brought in $4.8 million in revenue last year. Telecommunications company Nivid Infotech, in Sterling, was ranked 379th. Dulles-based engineering and technology firm Expedition Technology ranked 489th. Government services provider Torin in Sterling ranked 509th.
Other Loudoun County companies to make the top 5,000 were: KnowledgeBank in Leesburg (No. 1,112), Cofense in Ashburn (No. 1145), The Building People in Leesburg (No. 1,327) Core Nutritionals in Ashburn (No. 1,441), Lowers Risk Group in Purcellville (1,443), Lynker Technologies in Leesburg (1,602), SinglePoint Global in Ashburn (No. 1,990), FreeAlliance.com in Leesburg (No. 2,041), Cynet Systems in Ashburn (No. 2,134), PUNCH Cyber Analytics Group in Ashburn (No. 2,312), Advantage One Partner in Sterling (No. 2,438), Paramount Business Jets in Leesburg (No. 2,550), Right Sized Solutions in Sterling (No. 2,678), Insigma in Ashburn (No. 3,005), Datatility in Ashburn (No. 3,167), Fusion Applied in Sterling (No. 3,183), Rhythmic Technologies in Dulles (No. 3,286), Unanet in Dulles (No. 3,347), WheelsOnsite USA in Sterling (No. 3,562), Xgility in Ashburn (No. 4,628), DH Technologies in Leesburg (No. 4,628), and The Millennium Group International in Sterling (No. 4,771).
Editor’s note: The initial article stated that 13, not 31, Loudoun County companies made the Inc. 5000 list. Loudoun Now regrets the error.