Chameleon Integrated Services Ranks No. 838 on the 2010 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 361%

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Fourth Annual Exclusive List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies - The Inc. 5000

Sep 01, 2010, 00:10 ET from Chameleon Integrated Services

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Inc. magazine ranked Unitech Consulting LLC, d/b/a Chameleon Integrated Services No. 838 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies (Ranked No. 108 in their industry classification, Government Services). The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America's independent-minded entrepreneurs. Music website Pandora, convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Brooklyn Brewery, and Radio Flyer, maker of the iconic children's red wagon, are among the prominent brands featured on this year's list.

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"The leaders of the companies on this year's Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression," said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. "The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs."

Chameleon Integrated Services was established in late 2003 by Jeff Kelley, Chief Executive Officer and Drew Acree, President and Chief Operating Officer.  The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.  CIS excels in providing Information Technology services and resources to Federal Government Agencies, State Government, Fortune 1000 companies, and small businesses.  Our larger customers include Department of Defense (DoD), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States Geological Survey (USGS), The State of Illinois, and various Federal sub-agencies.  Our primary targeted market is the Federal Government with an emphasis on DoD clientele.  

The 2010 Inc. 5000, unveiled today on Inc.com, serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes taking place in the U.S. economy. The Government Services sector showed the biggest gain in terms of the number of companies on the list, up 33 percent from last year to 335 companies. Government Services was also the second-fastest-growing sector in terms of median revenue growth, posting a 202 percent gain over the 2006-2009 measuring period. More than half of these companies are based in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The fastest-growing sector by median revenue growth was Real Estate, now just a tiny group of 38 young, small companies, which showed 231 percent median growth over the period. (There were 121 Real Estate firms on the inaugural Inc. 5000 in 2007.) Business Products & Services is the top industry by number of companies on the list (640) and total revenue ($80.7 billion), while Health is the biggest by total employment (287,726  jobs).

Despite the fact that most of this year's measuring period of 2006-2009 took place during the latest recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $321.6 billion, up more than 50 percent from last year. The effects of the recession are seen, however, in the median three-year growth rate, which dropped to 96 percent from last year's 126 percent. This year's Inc. 5000 employ a record 1.4 million people, up from one million on last year's list. With unemployment remaining stubbornly high, policymakers and business leaders will do well to look to the Inc. 5000 companies for fresh ideas on achieving growth and creating jobs.

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 on www.inc.com/5000.

Methodology

The 2010 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2006 to 2009. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by June 30, 2006. Additionally, they had to be based in the United States, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2009. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2006 is $80,000; the minimum for 2009 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. The top 10 percent of companies on the list constitute the Inc. 500, now in its 29th year.

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