Patriot Contractors Ranks #106 on the 2012 Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies with Three-Year Sales Growth of 2,826%

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Veteran business owner John Raftery credits the EBV program (Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities) for providing cutting-edge training to help him launch and grow his business.

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We are very blessed and honored to be recognized on the Inc.500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. We will continue to deliver strong results for our customers while constantly finding ways to innovate and improve our services.

Patriot Contractors, a specialty construction company, was named by Inc. Magazine as number 106 of America's fastest growing private companies. Ranked number 5 in construction, Patriot Contractors was also the 6th fastest growing company in the Dallas area.

"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. Editor Eric Schurenberg. The companies on this year’s list report, having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion. The complete 2012 Inc. 500/5000 appears in the September issue of Inc. (and online at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2012).

Based in Waxahachie Texas, Patriot Contractors is a full-scope specialty contractor with the demonstrated experience to provide both products and installation for any building specialty application, including military and government facilities, manufacturing plants, distribution centers and warehouse facilities. Patriot provides a full-range of value-added services from estimating and helping customers develop specifications for their projects to complete project management and installation.

“We are very blessed and honored to be recognized on the Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. We will continue to deliver strong results for our customers while constantly finding ways to innovate and improve our services," said CEO and founder John Raftery. “In addition, as a veteran business owner, it is important for me to recognize the training I received in entrepreneurship and small business management through the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities program, founded at Syracuse University. I graduated from the program in 2007 and the online training, residency experience and ongoing support and mentorship have been critical to my successful transition from post-service to operating a successful venture. Entrepreneurship has truly been an important step for me in making the 100 percent transition since leaving the Marine Corps."

About Patriot Contractors
Patriot Contractors is service-disabled, veteran-owned interior specialty contractor providing construction services, building specialties, doors and hardware, institutional furniture and interior finish-out. Patriot is a Texas-based firm with operations in over 15 states across the U.S. Construction experience includes a range of facilities spanning the healthcare, education, military, industrial, and hospitality industries.

About the EBV
The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV), a one-of-a-kind initiative operated by the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University that leverages the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to post-9/11 veterans with service-related disabilities (estimated at up to 30 percent of the 2.5 million post-9/11 veteran population). The EBV opens the door to economic opportunity for veterans by developing their competencies in the many steps and activities associated with creating and sustaining an entrepreneurial venture. Founded at SU in 2007, the program has since expanded to additional universities across the nation, including Texas A&M, Purdue, UCLA, the UConn, Louisiana State, Florida State and Cornell, with SU serving as national host. Close to 500 veterans have graduated from EBV universities since 2007. Currently, the cohort of EBV graduates is responsible for the creation of more than 180 new small businesses.

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Patriot Contractors Inc.
John Raftery, President
972.923.1577
johnr(at)patriot1.com
http://www.patriot1.com

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