EDTS, a regional IT services company specializing in advanced infrastructure, network security and managed IT services, has been named to the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the fourth consecutive year.
"We are pleased to be recognized for the fourth consecutive year among America's fastest growing companies," stated EDTS CEO Charles Johnson. "As one of very few firms in our region on the list, this recognition validates the dedication and hard work of our growing team, and celebrates the successful partnerships that we have created with our clients."
EDTS was ranked at 2949nd place on this year’s Top 5000 list, up nearly 500 positions from its ranking just two years ago in 2011. EDTS also ranks highly among IT Service providers on the list historically the fastest-growing segment. The 2013 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2009 through 2012. To qualify, companies must be U.S. based and privately held, independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- and have had at least $100,000 in revenue in 2009, and $2 million in 2012.
The magazine surveys private America’s independent businesses to take a comprehensive snapshot of that critical part of the economy. Participating companies vary widely in their focus, ranging from digital media companies, retailers and food and beverage companies to advanced manufacturers, technology and telecommunications businesses.
"We believe that the year-over-year growth and success of EDTS is attributable to our unwavering commitment to providing clients with comprehensive information technology solutions, responsive and attentive service, and assisting them in growing their market share and profitability,” added Johnson. “By helping clients lower costs and harness the full power of their technology investment, we empower them to achieve even higher levels of success.”
Founded in 1999, EDTS has grown to a staff of more than 50 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast from offices in Augusta, GA and Greenville and Columbia, SC. The firm provides clients with the Experience, Dedication, Technology and Solutions to help them increase productivity and reduce costs associated with information technology.
"For more than 30 years, Inc. has celebrated the fastest growing private companies in America, and this year is a particularly notable achievement. Your company had to thrive through three of the toughest years this economy has seen in living memory,” stated Eric Schurenberg, Editor in Chief of Inc. magazine.
Over 27 million businesses are registered in the United States and thus eligible for consideration; past honorees have included Microsoft, Under Armour, Visa, Intuit, Timberland, Publix, and Zappos.com.
EDTS (edtsolutions.com) has also been named by WatchGuard Technologies as winner of the WatchGuard Security Partners Highest Growth Award for 2012, and CRN Magazine has recognized EDTS in the top 25 of their Fast Growth 100 list. Regionally, EDTS was named 7th fastest-growing organization in the Roaring Twenties rankings of South Carolina’s best-forming businesses with revenue less than $10 million annually.