SPARK Business Works announced today the company has been selected for the 2021 Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America list.
SPARK is the only custom software development company serving the national construction market to be included. With 430% revenue growth over the past three years, it is ranked in the top 25% at spot 1,131.
SPARK helps construction clients – typically mid-sized contractors – eliminate paper, spreadsheets, and data silos. With SPARK, firms across the U.S are embracing digital efficiencies one step at a time, often starting with real-time field data collection, automated back-office workflows, and custom reporting.
Unlike traditional, off-the-shelf products, SPARK provides a custom approach to designing and building business software.
“Every firm does things a bit differently in construction,” stated Robert Armbrister, CEO and President of SPARK Business Works. “How a company operates is based on their unique capabilities and existing systems. We can look at their whiteboard, talk to their employees, understand what they need, and develop solutions that are going to get better adoption.”
For example, SPARK designed and rapidly deployed a mobile tool to help construction managers implement health screening requirements. The safety form is customized and being used at more than 700 construction job sites and facilities nationwide, helping protect workers and keep companies efficient during the pandemic.
“With our construction-savvy software development teams working alongside our clients, we’ve seen how important it is to implement technology that is both innovative and practical. It is a game-changer to move to an integrated operations dashboard that's in sync with the field. And fortunately, clients can see a 4-10x financial return in 2 years or less,” concluded Armbrister.
Inc.’s prestigious annual ranking showcases companies that proved especially resilient and flexible throughout unprecedented challenges in 2020 and 2021. Together, these companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years. “The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing.”
More about the Inc. 5000: Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places.