Three Roanoke Region businesses have earned a place on the Inc. 5000, an annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
This is not the first appearance on the list for Jewell Machinery, Interactive Achievement, and Alcova Mortgage. Each have been honored in past rankings as well. The Roanoke Region companies join a list that highlights some of the most recognized names in business. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, and Zillow gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 5000.
Coming in at No. 1,273 on the Inc. 5000 is Jewell Machinery, in Rocky Mount, a small heavy machinery repair business. The company offers service and repair for all brands of forestry and heavy equipment. Services include service and repair of Cummins engines, rebuilt transmissions, drive shafts, welding, fabricating, hydraulic cylinders, pumps, and valve repairs. Jewell Machinery also has an online store and sells replacement parts for numerous applications.
Interactive Achievement is No. 2,431 on the 2015 list. The Inc. 5000 award comes on the heels of Interactive Achievement’s announcement of a contract with the Virginia Department of Education to provide its Instructional Improvement System, onTRAC, to districts across Virginia. Interactive Achievement creates award-winning standards-based instructional improvement systems for school districts that create positive change in student education. IA was founded in 2006 by educators searching for improved assessment and reporting tools to enable both students and teachers to achieve success. The company’s OnTRAC software is used in classrooms in 13 states.
Alcova Mortgage is also featured at No. 4,184. Roanoke-based ALCOVA Mortgage is a direct lender that provides future homeowners with Conventional, USDA, FHA and VA home loans. Processing, underwriting and funding loans, ALCOVA also brokers and sells residential mortgages to the secondary mortgage market. The direct mortgage lender has ranked on the Inc. 5000 List for four consecutive years.
The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. See the complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria.
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