AGB Investigative Services, Inc. is honored to announce that Inc. magazine revealed today that we are No. 1242 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. This is the 2nd year in a row that AGB has made the coveted list. 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.
When we first received this honor back in 2018, we felt like we were really humming along. Since then have added to our Blue-Chip client list and will open a new 16,000 sq. ft facility in Auburn-Gresham this Fall. Upon opening this location, AGB Investigative Services Inc. will provide an additional 200 jobs by the end of 2019. We’ve done great work for our clients – securing retail, commercial, utility, and residential spaces. AGB is the largest provider of Community Policing for all of Chicago’s Special Service Areas. We are also the largest providers of security for the Chicago Housing Authority.
“AGB is excited to make the Inc. 5000 list for the 2nd year straight! AGB is an organization that places its people first, including our clients. We are decreasing crime in Chicagoland while employing hundreds. It’s humbling to be recognized.” – John Griffin Jr., CEO of AGB
Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
Since we opened our doors in Chicago in 2001, AGB Investigative Services, Inc., has grown to more than 700 employees. Our client roster includes Fortune 500 companies and a wide range of government agencies. We have earned national recognition for our innovative security services. And our work continues to expand beyond the Midwest, to both coasts and overseas. Though AGB’s heart is in Chicago, our reach and capabilities are global.