By Alice Fountain, PR & Content Manager
Inc. magazine today ranked Dom & Tom No. 2786 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. Dom & Tom has had an impressive 123% 3-year growth with a 72% growth in the team between 2016 and 2017.
“We’re proud of our badass team members, and our kick-ass clients, who espouse the values of ‘Do Good. Be Good.’ Our shared belief has propelled Dom & Tom to new levels of digital product excellence. Four years in a row is a testament to our team’s shared vision of making progress in the digital era. Cutting the edge of the cutting edge has never been more exciting and difficult, but we’re locked in to ship great work product,” said Dom Tancredi, Co-Founder & CEO.
The Inc. 5000 Methodology
The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.
The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands today) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years.
“The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”
A Hard List to Make
Making the list for the 4th year in a row is not only a dream but also an extraordinary accomplishment. Making the list gets harder every year and of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once. A mere one in ten has made the list four times. Dom & Tom is one of those ten companies with a 2014 rank of No. 382, a 2015 rank of No. 1365, a 2016 rank of No. 2578 and the 2017 rank of No. 2786.
“Dom and I are excited about another tremendous year in digital! Innovations in the field have led to explosive growth for companies that have an agile culture and progressive mindset. We are excited to Do Good and Be Good for many years to come,” said Tom Tancredi, Co-Founder & CSO.
Big Things in 2017
In addition to the 2017 Inc. 5000 list, Dom & Tom was named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2017. The list is a result of a wide-ranging and comprehensive measurement of private American companies who have created exceptional workplaces through vibrant cultures, deep employee engagement, and stellar benefits. Out of thousands of applicants, Inc. singled out just over 200 winning companies to be featured in the June 2017 issue of Inc. magazine and as part of a prominent inc.com feature.
In 2017 alone Dom & Tom has moved office locations from Tribune Tower to a new location on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile with a 94% increase from the footprint of the former office and expanded our Los Angeles presence with a kick-ass remote office in Downtown LA.
We have been named a top app development company in both New York and Chicago and our CEO, Dom Tancredi, was named an Owler Top Rated CEO in New York. With such wonderful honors so far this year, there is no denying that we have an amazing team and some of the best clients. Congratulations to the entire Dom & Tom team and all of our clients! Let’s continue to Do Good and Be Good!