AGB is one of the fastest growing businesses in Chicago! The finalists for #CrainsFast50 of 2018 are out, and AGB Investigative Services made the list! The companies vying for the honor of the fastest-growing company in metro Chicago are listed alphabetically as follows:

Aarete, AGB Investigative Services, Arco/Murray National Construction, B.L. Duke, Becknell Industrial, Brilliant, Carepoint Pharmacy, Connect Search, Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants, Devbridge Group, Discovery Health Partners, Elmdale Partners, Endurance, Envestnet, Epstein, Fay Financial, Foal, Fooda, GP Transco, Hireology, Insureon, Light Efficient Design, Liquidus, LotLinx, Manhattan Mechanical Services, Maven Wave Partners, Medspeed, Millennium Trust, Morgan Li, Parts Town, Paylocity, PowerReviews, Premier Design & Build Group, Redline Metals, Renovo Financial, Revel Group, RevenueWell Systems, Right at School, Rise Interactive Media & Analytics, Rockwell Partners, SAC Wireless, Signal, Siteline Interior Carpentry, Snapsheet, Solstice, SpringCM, Sprout Social, TotalMed Staffing, Transportation One, Zebra Technologies

“It is a great honor to be selected as a Fast 50 award recipient. We are among a distinguished group of organizations around the Chicagoland area,” said John Griffin Jr., CEO & Founder of AGB Investigative Services. “This achievement is a direct result of our team placing people first creating the highest quality services to make communities and organizations safer place to work and live.”

Since 2007, Crain’s Fast 50 feature has spotlighted local companies that have achieved impressive revenue gains over a five-year period in business, real estate, technology, health care, marketing, retail, logistics and more. As such, the project annually offers a reliable snapshot of the region’s growth sectors.

To be considered for participation, companies had to have generated a minimum of $15 million in revenue in 2017, be headquartered in the Chicago area (the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will as well as Lake in Indiana) and have been in business a minimum of five years. Other criteria also applied.

Determining the Fast 50 is a multistep process. The first was an extensive call for applications. To verify the growth rates on the applications, Crain’s requested financials for 2012 and 2017. Companies were ranked by 5-year change in revenue. Plante Moran assisted with verifying the financials, but Crain’s is ultimately responsible for the ranking.

In 2017, the top companies included Foal, an equestrian and outdoor e-commerce company that posted a 5-year growth rate of over 14,000 percent and took top honors; Signal, a marketing technology company; Renovo Financial, a mortgage lending company; and ReVamp Electronics, a wholesale wireless repair-parts company.

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