Lehigh Valley’s Fastest Growing Companies Honored
By Colin McEvoy on October 28, 2019
The region’s fastest growing companies were acknowledged during the eighth annual Lehigh Valley Business (LVB) Fastest Growing Companies awards celebration last week, during which “Climbing to the Top” was the theme of the night.
“We recognize that reaching the top is not an easy task, and once you’ve made it, staying there is a feat few companies can claim,” said Cathy Hirko, LVB Associate Publisher and Editorial Director. “But we know, with a lot of hard work, it is possible and the proof can be seen here. You have distinguished yourselves as the fastest growing in the Lehigh Valley.”
Forty-five companies were recognized at the event, with the No. 1 spot going to the Bethlehem-based DLP Real Estate Capital, a leader in the single and multi-family real estate sectors of brokerage, fund management, asset management, construction, and private lending.
“I know I speak for all of our dedicated team members when I say we are truly honored to receive the No. 1 ranking as the fastest growing company here in the Lehigh Valley,” said Don Wenner, founder & CEO of DLP Real Estate Capital.
“This being our thirteenth year in business here in the Lehigh Valley, we are extremely proud of our ability to consistently grow and execute year in and year out on our 20-mile march to Dream, Live, Prosper – passionately creating prosperity through real estate,” Wenner said.
Tyber Medical, a manufacturer of orthopedic and spinal implants based in Hanover Township, Northampton County, was ranked No. 2 on the list. The company recently received a $400,000 state loan to purchase machinery and equipment for its new 35,000-square-foot leased manufacturing facility.
Rounding out the Top 5 list of 2019 Fastest Growing Companies were Netizen Corporation, Good Life Companies, and Stratix Systems. OraSure Technologies, which was recently featured at the LVEDC Fall Signature Event, ranked No. 7. A full list of the honorees can be found below.
Hirko stressed the importance of continuing to grow Lehigh Valley’s talent pool as the region continues to grow and add jobs. For that reason, she praised Made Possible in Lehigh Valley, a new initiative by LVEDC seeking to increase outside awareness of the positive attributes Lehigh Valley has to offer, develop a positive image of the region, and market it as a desirable and attractive place to drive talent acquisition and retention.
“Made Possible in Lehigh Valley is a platform that shares the stories of the people, companies and places that make our place great,” Hirko said.
The procedure for determining the fastest-growing companies involved two factors: dollar growth and percentage growth, according to Greg Harp, firm director at Baker Tilly, which has helped calculate the event’s honorees for the past eight years.
Once we receive all the nominations, companies are first ranked in order by dollar growth, comparing year one to year three, Harp said. For this year’s event, 2018 revenue was compared with revenue from 2016. The company with the largest dollar revenue growth was ranked first, with the remaining companies following in order.
Companies were next ranked by percentage growth, comparing 2018 and 2016 revenue. The company that experienced the largest percentage growth was ranked first, with the remaining companies following in sequence. Finally, the dollar growth and the percentage growth rankings assigned to each company were combined to determine the overall company ranking.
The full list of honorees, ranked in order, is:
- DLP Real Estate Capital
- Tyber Medical
- Netizen Corporation
- Good Life Companies
- Stratix Systems
- Ideal Concepts, Inc.
- OraSure Technologies, Inc.
- JULABO USA
- MGN Logistics
- Alloy5 Architecture
- Piramal Critical Care, Inc.
- Scale Warehouse and More
- TWG Security
- inSeption Group
- Strunk Media Group
- Berks • Fire • Water Restorations, Inc.
- BSI Corporate Benefits LLC
- Vigon International
- KMRD Partners Risk & Human Capital Solutions
- The Denzel Group
- Austin Master Services LLC
- Jerdon Construction Services
- Traffic Planning and Design, Inc.
- Populytics, Inc.
- AlphaGraphics Lehigh Valley
- The Brothers that Just do Gutters – Lehigh Valley LLC
- JAFLO, Inc.
- Quaint Oak Mortgage, LLC
- Schlouch Incorporated
- Altitude Marketing
- Zeswitz Music
- TITAN Mobile Shredding, LLC
- D&B Construction
- JCS Health Care Services, Inc.
- DESCCO Design & Construction, Inc.
- BIOSCIENCE INC
- Unique Pretzel Bakery
- Nazareth Pallet
- Dalton Delivery Service, Inc.
- Fish Window Cleaning
- Levan Machine & Truck Equipment
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