Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America's Fastest - Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 5000
For the 4th Time, GrapeTree Medical Staffing Appears on the Inc. 5000,
Ranking No. 1833 With Three‐Year Revenue Growth of 222 Percent
NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 - Inc. magazine today revealed that GrapeTree Medical Staffing is No. 1833
on its annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest‐growing private
companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American
economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza,
Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well‐known names gained their first
national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
“As CEO, I could not be prouder of the team for being intentional and delivering on our purpose by supporting our clients and their patients with a passion that continues to lead us forward,” said CEO, Steve Heeg. “Being honored four years in a row truly shows the commitment and trust in our healthcare professionals, who are providing the best possible patient care every day. I am grateful to work with such an amazing group of corporate employees and all our CNAs, LPNs and RNs.”
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500
companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands now) been very competitive
within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The
2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three‐year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.
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 at
“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 10 to 12, 2019, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.
About GrapeTree Medical Staffing
Founded in 1999 by travelling RN Tim Kinnetz, GrapeTree Medical Staffing is a healthcare staffing agency that provides staffing solutions to healthcare facilities across the Midwest by providing healthcare professionals to fill last‐minute or long‐term shifts left by staffing shortages. GrapeTree is rated one of the top 10 most reliable staffing firms in the Midwest and is certified by The Joint Commission, recognized nationwide as a “Gold Seal of Approval” and a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high performance standards.
Through the utilization of the latest technology to help streamline staffing and scheduling, GrapeTree has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, employing over 160 office staff members who manage over 3,900 healthcare employees working in approximately 1,500 facilities in a twelve‐state area – Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. GrapeTree is headquartered in Milford, Iowa.
Becca Spooner, Marketing Manager
Becca.Spooner@grapetree.com or (712) 336-0800 Ext. 1122
More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000
The 2019 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Inc. Media
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.
The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit http://conference.inc.com/.