Thorburn Associates is Honored by Inc. Magazine

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Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual Exclusive List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc.500|5000

Inc. magazine recently ranked Thorburn Associates in the top 5000 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Thorburn Associates joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, and Dunkin Donuts, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

For more information about Thorburn Associates contact:
Lisa Thorburn at 510.886.7826 x201, or email LAT(at)TA-Inc(dot)com.                    

About Thorburn Associates
Thorburn Associates Inc. (TA) is a multi-disciplinary design and engineering firm specializing in acoustics, technology and lighting design for the commercial, corporate, leisure, public, residential, and retail industries. TA has established and maintains a standard of excellence in order to consistently deliver premier quality design while maintaining client interest and professional standards.

Headquartered in Castro Valley, CA, with regional offices in the Los Angeles, Orlando, Charlotte, and Raleigh-Durham area, TA has worked on over 2000 projects since being established in 1992. Thorburn Associates has been recognized as one of the leading firms in the design industry. TA projects have received multiple awards, from the International Communications Industry Association (ICIA-InfoComm), the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA). Visit

The 2011 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Visit us online at

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us September 22–24, 2011, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, located minutes from downtown Washington, D.C. For more information about the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit or call 866-901-3205.

Thorburn Associates is Press-Friendly! Do you need information or quotes pertaining to audiovisual technology, design, acoustics, architectural lighting design or engineering? We've got the expertise and we'll cooperate with your editorial deadline. Thorburn Associates principal Lisa A. Thorburn, LEED AP, CTS is a recognized voice in the A/E/C industry. Thorburn Associates principal Steven J. Thorburn, PE, LEED AP, Associate AIA is a respected industry spokesperson, educator, and columnist. Contact us for a timely response.

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