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

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Stratus Building Solutions Ranks No. 4291 on the 2020 Inc. 5000 of the fastest-growing private companies in America

“We are thrilled to be named to Inc. 5000,” says Afshin Cangarlu, CEO of Stratus Building Solutions. “Our team works hard day-in-and-day-out and it’s great to see that hard work pay off. Our network of franchisees are skilled, capable, and driven individuals, and I’m proud of the work we’ve done.”

Inc. magazine today revealed that Stratus Building Solutions, the nation’s leading green cleaning and janitorial services franchise, is No. 4291 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are thrilled to be named to Inc. 5000,” says Afshin Cangarlu, CEO of Stratus Building Solutions. “Our team works hard day-in-and-day-out and it’s great to see that hard work pay off. Our network of franchisees are skilled, capable, and driven individuals, and I’m proud of the work we’ve done. It’s an honor to be recognized.”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc.) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding median growth rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209.7 billion in 2019, accounting for 582,670 jobs added over the past 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

“For decades, Inc. has welcomed the fastest-growing private companies in America, and this year’s set of winners places the bar very high indeed,” said Scott Omelianuk, Editor in Chief of Inc. Media. “Companies that made the list, on average, have grown six-fold since 2016. During a stretch when the economy grew just 15 percent, that’s a result most businesses could only dream of.”

While circumstances prevent an in-person Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala, a special week-long streaming event honoring the list recipients, will begin on October 19. From special recognition to seminars with the world’s most successful entrepreneurs to education sessions and entertainment, it will be a worthy ceremony.

Stratus Building Solutions, a leader in the green commercial cleaning industry, is committed to providing top-notch janitorial services to commercial buildings across the country. Stratus uses a proprietary Green Seal Certified line of cleaning chemicals to improve workplace sanitation in 47 cities across the country. For more information, visit https://www.stratusbuildingsolutions.com/.

About Stratus Building Solutions
Stratus Building Solutions is an international franchise company in the commercial cleaning industry, founded in 2006 and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Stratus was developed to provide environmentally friendly commercial cleaning services driven by dedicated, entrepreneurial, small-business owners and regional support offices. Stratus has over 2,000-unit franchisees in 57 major cities across the United States and Canada. Stratus is setting new standards in the building services and maintenance franchise industry by being the first to offer green janitorial with their proprietary Green Seal Certified line of cleaning chemicals.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology
The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies — as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2016 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 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 http://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.

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