Canadian Business and PROFIT ranked ASTOUND No. 199 on the 27th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies.
Although it is a first for the design and fabrication house to break the top 200 companies, this is the third consecutive year ASTOUND has maintained its status as one of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, ranking no. 344 in 2013 and no. 294 in 2014.The list is published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.
“The PROFIT 500 represent the highest tier of entrepreneurialism in Canada,” says James Cowan, Editor-in-chief of PROFIT and Canadian Business. “They should be lauded for the positive economic contributions they’ve made to their communities—and the entire country. They are examples of what can be accomplished with innovation, discipline and determination.”
Established in 2001 ASTOUND has very quickly and successfully risen in the ranks as one of North America’s most reputable design and fabrication houses. Over the past few years ASTOUND has grown exponentially, expanding from under 50 employees in 2013 to the 95 they have today. This has been a big year for this fast-paced company as they continue to expand and adapt to the ever changing markets. Some 2015 highlights include:
- The launch of a business development office in San Francisco
Investment in a custom cloud-based software system built on the Salesforce platform to streamline their processes and increase transparency across the company
Focus on their brand marketing and sales support
Investment in state of the art equipment for their production facilities in Oakville, Canada and Las Vegas, USA to expand their service offerings
“It is a true honour to be listed alongside some of Canada’s most impressive businesses,” said Dale Morgan, CEO of ASTOUND. “We are a fast-paced, forward-thinking group and I am thrilled to see our hard work and growth recognized by one of Canada’s most esteemed business publications.”