Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Arborwell Professional Tree Management, a commercial and residential tree care company located in Hayward, California has earned the position of 3271 on the 2009 Inc. 5000, Inc.'s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. As an Inc. 5000 honoree for the third year in a row, Arborwell shares a prestigious pedigree with some of the most successful businesses in the country.
The Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage 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 have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2008. Revenue in 2005 must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in 2008 must have been at least $2 million. Although the slowing economy is reflected in the Inc. 5000 list this year, the total revenue tops $214 billion, up 16 percent from last year. Median annual revenue has crept up to over $10 million, and for the first time the list's total employment count exceeds one million.
Since the company's start in 2001, Arborwell has grown at a staggering rate. Between the years 2005 and 2008, Arborwell grew 78.9% and almost doubled in annual revenue. A combination of aggressive marketing along with up-selling existing customers has expanded the company's territory across northern and central California. Arborwell continues to grow and develop new business in all three of its office locations in the Hayward, Sacramento, and San Diego regions.
"I am pleased and excited for all of the dedicated employees of Arborwell and for all the career opportunities it presents for them," said President and CEO, Peter Sortwell. "Our growth numbers for this industry are unparalleled."
Arborwell's team of ISA-certified arborists studies each tree's overall system to ensure longevity and vitality from the ground up. Arborwell offers tree pruning, removal, preservation, installation, plant health services, and arborist consultations to contractors, commercial property managers, golf courses, municipalities, and residential properties. Arborwell serves the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento, and San Diego communities.