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The fastest-growing companies in Charleston

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Which Lowcountry ventures made the 2020 Inc. 5000 list?

29 companies in the Charleston metro area rank among the fastest-growing private companies in the nation, according to the 2020 Inc. 5000 list.👏

Inc.com determined rankings for 5,000 companies in the U.S. according to percentage revenue growth over a three year period. Charleston (and the surrounding area) is home to the bulk of the 63 SC-based companies that made the list this year, with Greenville claiming 18 spots + Columbia securing 11.🥇

These 29 companies had a median growth of 157%, total revenue of $755.9 million, 1,265 jobs added, and 16 repeat honorees.

The lowdown on all 29 Lowcountry companies to make the list:

#542 Adapt Forward

Location📍: North Charleston | Industry 💼: Government Services | Growth 📈: 855% |

Offers IT consulting services with a focus on cybersecurity + related technical services.

#613 MedTrust Holdings

Location📍: Hanahan | Industry 💼: Health | Growth 📈: 763% |

Evacuation planning for health care facilities and transportation for nursing homes + other medical facilities.

#907 Catch Talent

Location📍: Charleston | Industry 💼: Human Resources | Growth 📈: 513% |

Talent-acquisition services for growing technology companies + gov. agencies, including direct placement hiring, recruitment process outsourcing, and more.

#1,030 Lowery Brands

Location📍: Charleston | Industry 💼: Retail | Growth 📈: 450% |

The no. 1 online shop for monograms, specializing in monogrammed clothing, hats, bags, and more.

#1,233 Morgan 6

Location📍: Charleston | Industry 💼: Government Services | Growth 📈: 365% |

Advanced software engineering, responsive logistics, and more to help with US Army training + missions.

#1,254 Visiture

Location📍: Charleston | Industry 💼: Advertising + Marketing | Growth 📈: 356% |

Transforming bottom lines for online retail stores’ through SEO, paid search management, and Google Shopping.

#1,352 Preferred Home Services

Location📍: North Charleston | Industry 💼: Construction | Growth 📈: 329% |

Plumbing + HVAC services in the Charleston area, focusing on the installation of heating systems, emergency repairs, and more.

#1,381 Keystone Perfusion Services PC

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Health | Growth 📈: 323% |

Supplies outsourced cardiovascular perfusion + autotransfusion services + provides healthcare systems across the country with equipment.

#1,631 Grain & Barrel Spirits

Location📍: North Charleston | Industry 💼: Food + Beverage | Growth 📈: 263% |

Producer of alcoholic beverages including whiskey, rum, and vodka, which are distributed across the globe.

#1,802 Blue Sky Specialty Pharmacy

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Health| Growth 📈: 237% |

Provides pharmaceutical services to various medical practices + patients across the state.

#1,847 Cantey EDU

Location📍: North Charleston | Industry 💼: Education | Growth 📈: 229% |

Provides planning, logistics, training, hardware and other services to support standardized testing processes in 17 states.

#1,894 Accountfully

Location📍: Charleston | Industry 💼: Business Products + Services | Growth 📈: 222% |

Provides bookkeeping, accountants, CPAs, and various financial strategies for businesses.

#2,055 Equiscript

Location📍: North Charleston | Industry 💼: Health | Growth 📈: 206% |

Manages pharmaceutical delivery programs to improve access to healthcare in the across communities.

#2,105 Sage Services Group

Location📍: Charleston | Industry 💼: Health | Growth 📈: 199% |

Handles medical patient monitoring needs for various healthcare organizations, including depot repair service, buying refurbished equipment, replacement parts, or monitoring accessories that fit the clients budget + needs.

#2,602 Sands Investment Group

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Real Estate | Growth 📈: 157% |

Buying + selling of net lease properties for private investors and institutions across the country.

#2,695 Docugraphics

Location📍: Charleston | Industry 💼: Business Products + Services | Growth 📈:150% |

Helps businesses by providing staff with faster access to business documents + delivers business workflow services, better printing infrastructures, and more.

#2,751 Frampton Construction Company

Location📍: Ladson | Industry 💼: Construction | Growth 📈: Construction |

A full-service construction firm focused on building commercial + industrial projects.

#2,944 Hunter Quinn Homes

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Construction | Growth 📈: 134% |

Builds energy-efficient homes.

#2,979 Cantey Technology Consulting

Location📍: North Charleston | Industry 💼: IT Management | Growth 📈: 132% |

Provides IT consulting, managed services, and responsive support.

#3,040 JEAR Logistics

Location📍: | Industry 💼: | Growth 📈: |

Third-party transportation services, distributing products across the USA and Canada for commercial clients.

#3,381 ActualTech Media

Location📍: North Charleston | Industry 💼: Advertising + Marketing | Growth 📈: 111% |

Connects IT vendors + buyers through educational content and lead generation.

#3,433 Crescent Homes

Location📍: Charleston | Industry 💼: Construction | Growth 📈: 109% |

Builds + sells homes across planned communities.

#3,559 Q4Launch

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Travel + Hospitality | Growth 📈: 103% |

High-quality digital marketing, web design, and content creation to take hospitality businesses to higher levels.

#3,989 Jeff Cook Real Estate

Location📍: North Charleston | Industry 💼: Real Estate | Growth 📈: 88% |

Real estate services for SC clients.

#4,061 Novus Architects

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Construction | Growth 📈: 85% |

Construction services including architecture, building assessment, construction administration, interior design, master planning and more for clients across SC, NC, and GA.

#4,084 Dunhill Staffing Systems

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Human Resources | Growth 📈: |

Executive search + contract staffing services for manufacturing, professional services, and multiple government entities.

#4,332 Units Franchising Group

Location📍: Daniel Island | Industry 💼: Logistics + Transportation | Growth 📈: 76% |

Franchisee opportunities for entrepreneurs wanting to operate distinctive self-storage rental + moving businesses.

#4,533 Linden Construction of South Carolina

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Construction | Growth 📈: 70% |

Commercial construction in Charleston + surrounding areas.

#4,625 Matt O’Neill Real Estate

Location📍: Mt. Pleasant | Industry 💼: Real Estate | Growth 📈: 66% |

Works on home sales with families + individuals in Charleston.

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