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FAST 50: Louisville’s Fastest Growing Private Companies

ANNOUNCING FAST 50: Meet the 2023 list of Louisville's fastest-growing private companies

This article was written by Allison Stines and originally appeared in Louisville Business First on September 8, 2023.

Louisville Business First’s Fast 50 awards program celebrates the 50 fastest-growing private companies in Greater Louisville in terms of revenue.

This is the 24th year for the program celebrating the success of area businesses.

In our list of 50 companies this year, there is one company with over $1 billion in revenue for 2022 and 10 with over $100 million for 2022 revenue. The total combined revenue for our 50 companies this year is $10.6 billion!

Besides the total revenue, the revenue growth from 2020 to 2022 has been some of the highest I have seen working on this project over the years. The top five companies have growth over 1,000% and over half have growth of more than 100%.

There are 21 companies on this year’s Fast 50 list that did not appear last year.

Our 50 companies represent all types of industries from financial services, construction, advertising, manufacturing and a lot more.

For our program, Fast 50 companies on our list must be independent, for-profit and privately held and have three full years of operating sales history. All nominees must agree to have annual revenue figures published in LBF.

These fast-growing companies are headquartered in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties in Kentucky and Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.

We calculate the revenue information submitted by entrants, and the companies with the greatest percentage of revenue growth from 2020 to 2022 made the list. Only businesses with more than $5 million in revenue in 2022 are included.

We will celebrate all these companies and reveal where each of the 50 rank at our annual Fast 50 event Oct. 24 and in print and online Oct. 27. There will be more to come on the event at a later date.

Here are the Fast 50 companies for 2023 in alphabetical order.

  • 3 Ten Enterprises LLC dba 310 Tempering
  • Air Equipment Co.
  • Alani Nutrition
  • American Roofing & Metal Co. Inc.
  • AML Construction
  • Arcadia Communities LLC
  • Avant-Garde
  • BrightSpring Health Services
  • Buffalo Construction Inc.
  • Calhoun Construction Services Inc.
  • The Charming Turtle
  • Congo Brands
  • Cornbread Hemp
  • Cornerstone Engineering Inc.
  • Craft Culture Concepts LLC
  • CureTech Innovative Therapies
  • Dan-O’s Seasoning LLC
  • Dealer Trade Network
  • Denton Floyd Real Estate Group
  • eBlu
  • Eclipse Bank Inc.
  • Excel Services Inc.
  • Fives Intralogistics Corp.
  • Ingenium Talent
  • Ironwood Warranty Group
  • KCC Cos.
  • Lanning Chemical Co.
  • Malone Workforce Solutions
  • Meritrust Wealth Management
  • Mindel Scott
  • Miranda Construction
  • One Source Logistics LLC
  • OnPoint Warranty Solutions LLC
  • Pluris Real Estate
  • Presentation Solutions Inc.
  • Quadrant Metals LLC
  • RedTag
  • Security Pros LLC
  • SentryHealth
  • Slingshot
  • Stanley Schultze & Co. Inc
  • Stinger Equipment Inc.
  • Strategic Communications
  • Tag Your Swag
  • Total Services Inc.
  • Unbridled Chicken
  • V-Soft Consulting Group Inc.
  • Vimarc
  • Vitality Senior Services

We have several companies that did not make the Fast 50 above that we still want to recognize for their revenue growth over the past three years and will be alongside the Fast 50 content this year.

A shoutout to our presenting sponsors: Paducah Bank, Harding Shymanski & Co. PSC, LG&E and KU Energy, UofL College of Business, Cushman & Wakefield | Commercial Kentucky and Dentons. Also, to the program and private reception sponsor Delta Dental of Kentucky.

Congratulations to the honorees in this years Fast 50!