17 Arizona Firms Make Inc. 500

Seventeen Arizona firms made the 2006 Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing private companies released Wednesday.

Ranking the highest at No. 14 was Scottsdale-based PatchLink, which showed a three-year revenue growth rate of 2,322 percent. Flagstaff-based TGC Homes ranked 45th, reporting a 1,150 percent growth rate during the same time period. Tempe-based Limelight Networks ranked 71st with a 1,025 percent growth rate.

The other Arizona companies that made the list and their rankings are as follows:

  • ETelecare Global Solutions of Scottsdale, 109
  • IPower of Phoenix, 121
  • PremierGarage of Phoenix, 125
  • The Go Daddy Group of Scottsdale, 137
  • All Teriors Floor Covering of Tempe, 147
  • DollarDays of Scottsdale, 158
  • Jobing.com of Phoenix, 159
  • ICrossing of Scottsdale, 258
  • JLT Mobile Computers of Tempe, 343
  • Ceiba Technologies of Chandler, 35
  • Ensynch of Tempe, 364
  • Ambient Weather of Phoenix, 410
  • Abacus 247 of Phoenix, 426
  • Schaller Anderson of Phoenix, 446

Inc. magazine published the full list for its September issue. All 500 companies that made the 2006 list reported a total of $19.7 billion in revenue, up from $16.5 billion last year and $12.9 billion in 2000. They also created more than 90,000 jobs since they were founded.

In Arizona, the 17 companies employ 9,441 people, from eTelecare Global Solutions’ 6,591 employees down to TGC Homes, with five employees.

New to the list this year were TGC Homes, Limelight Networks, IPower, All Teriors Floor Covering, DollarDays, iCrossing and Abacus 247.

Schaller Anderson was the only Arizona company to make the list four years in a row, since 2003.

Joe Anderson, Chairman and Chief Executive of Schaller Anderson, attributes the company’s continued growth to committed employees and a successful management model. The company administers physical and behavioral health care for Medicaid, Medicare, commercial and employer self-funded health plans.

Aaron Matos, founder and chief executive of Jobing.com, also credits his entire team. The Phoenix company provides locally focused job search and recruiting services.

“Our growth across our markets is the result of the dedication and commitment of the entire Jobing.com team,” Matos said.

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