Inc. magazine ranked Fish Window Cleaning® number 4455 on its seventh annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. This is the fourth year Fish Window Cleaning® has made the Inc. 5000, which this year ranks the company 53rd among all privately held companies from the state of Missouri on the list. FISH posts a three-year 52% growth rate.
Commenting on this latest recognition for FISH, Michael Merrick, Fish Window Cleaning® Founder and CEO, said, “We are honored to once again be included in the Inc. 5000. We’ve grown substantially since FISH opened for business in 1978. I am proud of our staff at every level, and I’m proud of our outstanding franchisees for the work they do daily to provide excellent service and help us continue to grow.”
The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Fish Window Cleaning® joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list. 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 www.inc.com/5000. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” said Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2009 to 2012. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2009. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2012. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2009 is $100,000; the minimum for 2012 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 www.inc.com/500.
About Fish Window Cleaning®
Fish Window Cleaning® was founded in St. Louis in 1978 and is now the largest window cleaning franchise in the country with over 250 nationwide locations. FISH consistently ranks in Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500 and has saved veterans over $41,000 in fees as a member of VetFran. Fish Window Cleaning® produces America’s premium foaming glass cleaner, Fish Foam.
FISH provides service to more than 200,000 commercial and residential customers nationwide. Free estimates and customized service plans tailored to each customer’s needs and budget are just a few offered benefits.
For more information, visit www.fishwindowcleaning.com, or call 1-877-707-FISH (3474).
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