South Carolina's Fastest Growing Companies

A comprehensive list of companies with increased media attention, new business prospects, and networking opportunities


South Carolina's Fastest Growing Companies competition is the Annual ranking of the Palmetto State's 25 most dynamic and successful companies. This event is presented by The Capital Corporation and Co-sponsored by Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine,Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine), BDO USA, LLP, PNC Bank and Nelson Mullins. The event recognizes an exceptional and diverse assembly of businesses from across the state among its Top 25 winners.

Now in its 17th year, this competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly-owned companies that have contributed to South Carolina's economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment.

This established and well-respected list provides the winning companies with increased media attention, new business prospects and networking opportunities with other "best of breed" companies in the state.

In 2016, the Fastest Growing Companies added the SC Economic Impact Award which was awarded to Blackbaud. To be considered for this award in 2017, please submit the nomination form for the SC Fastest Growing and fill in the capital investment and community involvement information.

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Award Winners

Force Protection Insustries, Inc.

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Tricor Construction, Inc.

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2AM Group

2am Group, headquarted in Duncan, is a manufacturing technical service provider of logistics, manufacturing and quality solutions for the automotive, aerospace and marine industries, with customers thoughout North America and Europe.

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Direct Source Imports

Direct Source Imports, an international wood purveyor, headquartered in Mt. Pleasant is the 2009 fastest Growing Company in SC with an impressive revenue growth of 225% from 2006 to 2008.

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Wild Creations

Wild Creations, a developer of science and nature adventure toys, is headquartered in Myrtle Beach is the 2010 fastest growing company in SC with an impressive revenue growth of 313% from 2007 to 2009.

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Barling Bay

Barling Bay, Inc. offers leading edge solutions to Federal Government customers, with a focus on Systems Engineering, Information Assurance/Security, Research and Development as well as Management and Administration. They provide the appropriate people, processes and quality programs to enable successful integration of programmatic, technical and operational enviroments. Revenue increases of 730% for the last three financial periods acccouts for the reason why Barling Bay covets the number one spot.

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Wireless Communications

Wireless Communications is an exclusive Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina. Wireless Communications owns and operates 40 retail locations throughout South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Each of our stores strives to meet our company vision: “to be the leading premium retailer for Verizon wireless products and services while providing an untouchable customer experience”.

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SolBright Renewable Energy

SolBright Renewable Energy is the grand winner of the 2013 SC Fastest Growing Companies. SolBright is headquartered in Charleston. It sells and installs renewable energy systems, primarily solar panels for military bases, industrials concerns, and institutions.

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Lima One Capital Management, Greenville

Lima One Capital is the top hard money lender in South Carolina. John S. Warren is the founder and chief executive officer of the Greenville­ based finance company.

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Green Cloud Technologies

Located in Greenville, SC, Green Cloud Technologies is a top-notch Cloud services provider that utilizes industry-leading technology that companies can confidently rely on the keep their data safe and secure.

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Sandlapper Capital Investments

Trevor L. Gordon/CEO & Founder Jack C. Bixler/President & Co-Founder

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PureCars Automotive, LLC

Digital advertising technology company serving the automotive industry

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