The winners were honored at a luncheon on October 22nd at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center where the Lt. Governor, Pamela Evette, was the keynote speaker.
The SC Economic Impact Award, sponsored by BMW Manufacturing Co., is one of the most prestigious award recognitions that a company can receive. It recognizes companies in the Palmetto State whose activities have produced extraordinary results. The South Carolina Economic Impact Award is ScanSource (Greenville).
The SC Excellence in Business Awards are companies which represent the exceptional work recorded across the state of South Carolina through revenue growth, longevity of its employees, longevity of its clients/customers and community outreach.
SC Excellence in Business Award recipients:
Revenue – JEAR Logistics, Mt. Pleasant
Philanthropy – McMillan Pazdan Smith, Greenville
Client Retention – Harper General Contractors, Greenville
Employee Retention – Gregory Pest Solutions, Greenville
The Rising Star Award recognizes a company that is establishing itself in the Palmetto State and a company to watch for its future activities. This year’s Rising Star is Brownstone Construction Group (Columbia).
To be eligible for the SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies Award, the company must be headquartered in South Carolina and be in business for at least three years and show revenues of more than $3 million in the last fiscal year. The companies are selected using a calculation based on year-over-year growth of revenue and employee headcount over the last three years (2016, 2017 and 2018).
The SC 25 Fastest Growing Companies, in rank order are:
- Orange Bees, Greenville
- Sunny Days Entertainment, LLC, Simpsonville
- Clear Touch Interactive, Greenville
- Diesel Laptops, Gilbert
- Plus Plus USA, Greenville
- Jeff Cook Enterprises, North Charleston
- Intellectual Capital, Greenville
- Advantage | Forbesbook, Charleston
- Preferred Home Services, North Charleston
- The Hiring Group, Greer
- Integrated Biometrics, Spartanburg
- Equiscript, North Charleston
- Kopis, Greenville
- 9Round Franchising, LLC, Simpsonville
- Cantey Foundation Specialists, Camden
- H&W Electrical, Greenville
- JEAR Logistics, LLC, Mt. Pleasant
- THS Constructors, Greenville
- Swampfox Technologies, Columbia
- Springhill Construction, Chapin
- Harper General Contractors, Greenville
- Quality Business Solutions, Travelers Rest
- RealOp Investments, Greenville
- Blue Haven Pools-Charleston
- National Land Realty, Greenville