Inc. Magazine Unveils Its 37th Annual List of America's Fastest - Growing Private Companies - the Inc. 5000

For the 3rd Time, GrapeTree Medical Staffing Appears on the Inc. 5000,
Ranking No. 1232 With Three‐Year Revenue Growth of 492 Percent


NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 - Inc. magazine today revealed that GrapeTree Medical Staffing is No. 1232
on its 37th 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.

“GrapeTree is excited to have made the list for the third year in a row,” said Steve Heeg, CEO of
GrapeTree. “It is a testament to the commitment of not only our internal, corporate staff, but of our
healthcare professionals who are working in our client facilities and are dedicated to providing the best
possible patient care every day. We continue to see growth with our clients as they notice the difference
our staff is making in their facilities.”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, 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 538.2 percent, and a median rate
of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095
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

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and
sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come
and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at
the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. 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 125 office staff members
who manage over 3,000 healthcare employees working in approximately 1,200 facilities in a nine‐state
area – Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana. Wisconsin and Kansas.
GrapeTree is headquartered in Milford, Iowa.

Becca Spooner, Marketing Manager or (712) 336‐0800 Ext. 1122

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017.
To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to
be U.S.‐based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other
companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public
or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 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

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 18,000,000 today. For more information, visit

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

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