Inc. Magazine releases 2012 fastest-growing private companies list

VMS ALARMS, along with 15 other Rhode Island companies and three from neighboring Bristol County, Mass., were named as some of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States on an Inc. Magazine 2012 list.
Posted 8/16/12

NEW YORK – Sixteen Rhode Island companies and three from neighboring Bristol County, Mass., were named as some of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States on an Inc. Magazine 2012 list.

The magazine started its Inc. 500|5000 list in 1982, ranking privately-owned companies across all industries according to percentage revenue growth over a three-year period.

On the recently released 2012 list, Alex and Ani LLC, Drupal Connect, Astonish Results and American Partners Inc. made it into the top 500, ranking 246, 266, 267 and 371, respectively.

Nationally, North Miami Beach, Fla.-based financial services company Unified Payments LLC was the year’s fastest-growing company.

Unified Payments is a holding company, which operates through subsidiaries and focuses on payment processing solutions, integrations and sales. On the 2012 list, the company is listed as having a three-year growth rate of 23,646 percent.

Rhode Island and Bristol County, Mass., companies and their ranking on the 2012 Inc. 5000 list include the following:

Rhode Island: Rank, Company, Location, Industry

  • No. 246 – Alex and Ani, Cranston – Retail

  • No. 266 – Drupal Connect, Newport – IT Services

  • No. 267 – Astonish Results, Warwick – Insurance

  • No. 371 – American Partners, Pawtucket – IT Services

  • No. 526 – VMS Alarms, Warwick – Security

  • No. 585 – Gurnet Consulting, Rumford – IT Services

  • No. 1204 – Semper Home Loans, Providence – Financial Services

  • No. 1319 – Narragansett Brewing, Providence – Food & Beverage

  • No. 1458 –, North Kingstown – Software

  • No. 1613 – Bridge Technical Solutions, East Greenwich – IT Services

  • No. 2086 – Carousel Industries, Exeter – Telecommunications

  • No. 2628 – Embrace Home Loans, Newport – Financial Services

  • No. 2984 – Atrion Networking, Warwick – IT Services

  • No. 3169 – ADI Energy, Warwick – Energy

  • No. 4127 – FuelBelt, Barrington – Consumer Products & Services

  • No. 4400 – (Add)ventures, Providence – Advertising & Marketing

Bristol County, Mass.: Rank, Company, Location, Industry

  • No. 2811 – Chex Finer Foods, Mansfield – Food & Beverage

  • No. 4046 – HS Brands International, Taunton – Business Products & Services

  • No. 4099 – IneoQuest Technologies, Mansfield – Telecommunications

To view the full list visit

Providence Business News recently published a story about Inc. Magazine’s 2011 500/5000 list. The updated 2012 list had not been published at the time of that story.

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