Networks Unlimited listed in Inc. magazine

Networks Unlimited, 2526 Patterson Road, No. 201, led the way for five area companies that made the latest annual list of Inc. magazine’s top 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the United States.

The magazine releases a top 500 and a top 5,000 each year, and the companies on this year’s list were ranked according to revenue growth from 2005 through 2008.

According to Inc.’s Web site, companies that applied to be on the list must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent as of December 31, 2008. Their revenue in 2005 had to be at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 needed to be at least $2 million.

The list appears in this month’s issue of Inc.

Networks Unlimited was No. 2,503 on the list, having grown 120 percent during the four-year span. The magazine listed the company’s 2005 revenue at $1 million, and its 2008 revenue at $2.2 million.

Networks Unlimited owner Mark Swain said the listing is validating for him and his employees, showing “the direction we’re moving in is not only good, but we’re being recognized by our peers and the magazine specifically.”

Networks Unlimited was established by Swain in 2000 in Grand Junction and started with two employees. The business has grown to 15 employees, with offices in Grand Junction, Montrose and Denver, and expansion to an out-of-state office is being planned for the near future, Swain said in a news release. 

Networks Unlimited offers customers, mostly businesses, a bundle of network- and computer-support products for a fixed fee.

The company offers off-site backup services, virus filtering, network monitoring and content filtering. The combination is called “Zero Down Time” and is meant to help alert users before their computers crash. Networks Unlimited employees can help fix a problem before it worsens.

Swain said the company’s success comes from offering businesses one flat monthly rate and helping them save money on buying or fixing computers.

“I.T. (information technology) is the second-greatest expenditure behind payroll. We’re saying: Let’s show you a better way to spend money,” Swain said.

Also making the Inc. Top 5,000 list from the area were:

•  JG Management Systems, 336 Main St., Suite 207, No. 3,068, grew 88.5 percent, with 2008 revenue of $6.3 million.
JG Management Systems provides technology management services to numerous government agencies, including the U.S. Army, the Department of Energy and the National Nuclear Security Administration.

• Tusca II, 338 S. Seventh St., No. 3,596, grew 65.9 percent, with 2008 revenue of $13.8 million.
Tusca II is a general contractor for the construction industry.

• Fast Fusion, of Palisade, No. 3,635, grew 64.5 percent, with 2008 revenue of $2.1 million.
Fast Fusion manufactures a pipe fusion machine used in the construction industry.

• Rocky Mountain Sanitation, of Grand Junction, No. 4,196, grew 42.7 percent, with 2008 revenue of $3 million.
Rocky Mountain Sanitation hauls garbage for commercial and residential customers.


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