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The 2015 PROFIT 500: Canada's Fastest-Growing Consumer Services Firms

Not everyone can deliver service with a smile. Meet some of the industry's most successful businesses

Written by PROFIT Staff

In uncertain economic times, convincing consumers to part with their hard-earned money is even tougher than usual. But great value, innovative offerings and superior customer service will always win business, and the consumer services industry makes a strong showing on the 2015 PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

The 24 consumer services firms on this year’s list grew their revenues an average of 352% between 2009 and 2014, creating an additional 6,521 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 9,189 full-time and 1,446 part-time employees in 2014.

Here is the complete list of the Canada’s Fastest Growing Consumer Services Companies for 2015.

1. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

PROFIT 500 Rank: 52
Head Office: Richmond, B.C.
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 1,250%
Chief Executive(s): Justin Lussier
FTE Employees: 22

Neighbourhood pizzeria providing authentic Neapolitan pizzas

2. MaKami College

PROFIT 500 Rank: 73
Head Office: Calgary
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 996%
Chief Executive(s): Marija Pavkovic-Tovissi
FTE Employees: 150

Private vocational college

3. HomeStars

PROFIT 500 Rank: 77
Head Office: Toronto
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 964%
Chief Executive(s): Nancy Peterson
FTE Employees: 44

Connects home improvement companies with customers

4. 2 Percent Realty

PROFIT 500 Rank: 79
Head Office: Calgary
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 934%
Chief Executive(s): Roy Almog
FTE Employees: 155

Offers real estate services

5. Bennett Design Associates

PROFIT 500 Rank: 144
Head Office: Uxbridge, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 443%
Chief Executive(s): Sue Bennett
FTE Employees: 34

Offers full-service interior design

6. The Ten Spot

PROFIT 500 Rank: 168
Head Office: Toronto
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 362%
Chief Executive(s): Kristen Wood
FTE Employees: 43

A chain of beauty bars

7. Rock Star Real Estate

PROFIT 500 Rank: 174
Head Office: Oakville, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 348%
Chief Executive(s): Nick Karadza & Tom Karadza
FTE Employees: 4

Real estate brokerage targeted at investors

8. Avid Life Media

PROFIT 500 Rank: 210
Head Office: Toronto
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 283%
Chief Executive(s):
FTE Employees: 150

Operates online dating services, including AshleyMadison.com

9. Boyd Group Income Fund

PROFIT 500 Rank: 213
Head Office: Winnipeg
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 275%
Chief Executive(s): Brock Bulbuck
FTE Employees: 5,419

Operates a chain of auto repair centres, and a glass repair and installation business

10. Northern Dock Systems

PROFIT 500 Rank: 218
Head Office: Mississauga, Ont.
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 271%
Chief Executive(s): Kirby Moore
FTE Employees: 43

Installs and services loading docks, high speed doors and fans

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Other fast-growing consumer services companies on the 2015 PROFIT 500:

11. DECO Windshield Repair (PROFIT 500 Rank: 222), 12. ComFree/DuProprio Network (PROFIT 500 Rank: 243), 13. Teach Away (PROFIT 500 Rank: 255), 14. ICC Property Management (PROFIT 500 Rank: 261), 15. Pacific Quorum Properties (PROFIT 500 Rank: 266), 16. Spirit of Math Schools (PROFIT 500 Rank: 291), 17. Skyline Group of Cos. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 309), 18. Sunwing Travel Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 319), 19. Atlantis Programs and Pedalheads Bike Camps (PROFIT 500 Rank: 324), 20. Ontario Property Management Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 336), 21. Physio Extra (PROFIT 500 Rank: 421), 22. Sirius XM Canada (PROFIT 500 Rank: 471), 23. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (PROFIT 500 Rank: 478), 24. Alberta Home Services (PROFIT 500 Rank: 494).

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Originally appeared on PROFITguide.com