Inc. magazine has ranked Houston-based field service provider Integrated Mortgage Solutions (IMS) No. 434 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, which ranks the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
The 2009 Inc. 500 measures revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005 and, therefore, able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent.
IMS, which appeared on last year's Inc. 5000 list, reports a three-year sales growth of 597.9%.
"Inc. magazine and its distinguished lists bestow one the highest honors an entrepreneur can achieve," says Cheryl Lang, president of IMS. "Being included in the Inc. 500 is a distinct honor for any company, but especially a woman-owned business, such as IMS."