52 Charlotte companies made this year’s Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing businesses

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Once again, Charlotte is home to several dozen companies that rank among the nation’s fastest growing.

A total of 52 local companies made this year’s Inc. 5000 list, which ranks businesses based on revenue growth over a three-year period.

That’s up from 44 local companies that made the list last year.

The companies run the gamut from sexy tech startups like Passport Inc., Quimbee and Tech Talent South, to restaurant chains like the Famous Toastery.

Here are the top 5 Charlotte and Charlotte-area companies on the list.

#84 Pine Gate Renewables

Once again, a solar energy company tops the list of Charlotte companies that are growing the fastest. Pine Gate Renewables installs solar farms, primarily doing business in the Carolinas and Florida.

Pine Gate grew revenue a whopping 3,940% over the past three years, to $9.7 million.

A similar firm, POWER HOME SOLAR, topped the local Inc. 5000 list last year. That company primarily works with residential projects, however.

#312 Levvel

This technology consulting firm works with corporate big dogs like JP Morgan Chase and McDonald’s and has built sattelite offices all over the world.

They grew revenue 1,574% to $17.2 million

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Break room/lunch room at Levvel’s office in Uptown’s NASCAR building.

#324 Saprex

Building on the region’s textile expertise, this Gastonia company develops fibers, clothing and other materials that can withstand extreme conditions, like fire and chemical exposure.

Saprex’s revenue grew 1,518% to $4.6 million.

#389 Passport

Passport builds apps and other mobile infrastructure to manage parking and transit payments. Revenue grew 1,264% to $12.3 million.

The Passport parking app.

#499 Quimbee

Quimbee builds tools to help law students study for the bar exam. The company’s revenue grew 1,020% to $5.1 million.

Now for the rest. You can see details on their growth here.

  • #748 Independent Advisor Alliance – 672%
  • #756 Summus Group – 668%
  • #813 Spangler Restoration – 620%
  • #851 23rd Group – 590%
  • #992 Torrent Consulting – 496%
  • #1055 Portable Oxygen Solutions – 467%
  • #1177 CloudGenera – 411%
  • #1193 Fortified Data – 405%
  • #1426 VRG Components – 329%
  • #1542 Enviro-Master International Franchise – 305%
  • #1551 Proforma Durkee – 303%
  • #1580 Search Solution Group – 296%
  • #1662 PCI Group – 277%
  • #1838 Zentra – 245%
  • #2063 Tech Talent South – 216%
  • #2101 PresPro Homes – 212%
  • #2109 Movement Mortgage – 210%
  • #2130 Accelerate Solar – 208%
  • #2258 ITI Communications – 195%
  • #2341 The David Hoffman Group – 186%
  • #2380 Tresata – 182%
  • #2386 RoundPoint Mortgage Servicing – 182%
  • #2479 ImagineSoftware – 174%
  • #2577 SouthEnd Exteriors – 165%
  • #2619 NEBO Express – 162%
  • #2807 Famous Toastery – 147%
  • #2870 CCS Construction Staffing – 143%
  • #3033 Emergency Restoration Xperts – 133%
  • #3047 Scott Brown Media Group – 132%
  • #3267 LBA Haynes Strand – 120%
  • #3311 Buildingstars – 118%
  • #3522 Primoprint – 107%
  • #3893 Hissho Sushi – 92%
  • #3901 Nexcom – 91%
  • #4122 Alpha Omega Construction Group – 84%
  • #4160 BULL ENGINEERED PRODUCTS – 83%
  • #4250 TCG Consulting – 80%
  • #4279 Unity FI Solutions – 79%
  • #4314 Andujar Construction – 77%
  • #4492 Costner Law Office – 73%
  • #4542 Short Run Pro – 71%
  • #4579 Jackrabbit Technologies – 71%
  • #4592 Heartwood Tree Service – 70%
  • #4602 Zenmonics – 70%
  • #4763 Profit Advisory Group – 64%
  • #4783 Little Otter Swim School – 64%
  • #4838 McIlveen Family Law Firm – 62%
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