LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second year in a row, Inc. magazine has ranked Car Keys Express on its annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Car Keys Express is listed as the 16th fastest growing company in Kentucky and ranks #2,864 in the US on Inc.'s 36th annual list. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino's Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years.
"I'm truly honored," said Car Keys Express Founder and Owner Mark Lanwehr. "It's a testament to how strong the company is and the demand for our products and services. It's grown us into the largest company in the industry, but with so many opportunities still out there, I don't see our growth slowing down." He also added, "But, none of it would've been possible without an extremely talented team behind me - I never forget that."
"The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them."
Car Keys Express made it's an inaugural appearance on Inc. 5000 in 2016, debuting as the 9th fastest growing company in Kentucky and ranking at #2,485 in the US. Recently, Lanwehr was also named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®, recognizing entrepreneurs who excel in innovation, financial performance, and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. More information about the company and its achievements can be found at www.CarKeysExpress.com.
About Car Keys Express Car Keys Express (CKE) provides discount, on-site key replacement for businesses and consumers and is a global technology leader in key manufacturing. CKE is the only manufacturer of aftermarket versions of modern car keys, like remote keys and smart keys. Car Keys Express invented automotive key recycling and introduced the world's first and only Universal Car Remote and Universal Car Keys. More information can be found at www.CarKeysExpress.com.
About the Inc. 5000 The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. Companies on the Inc. represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.