The 2015 PROFIT 500: Vancouver’s Fastest-Growing Companies

B.C.’s coastal metropolis is a big player in the tech industry, and beyond. Meet some of it’s most successful businesses

 
Written by PROFIT Staff

Vancouver has earned the title of Silicon Valley North, with many of Canada’s buzziest and most valuable tech startups making their home there. But it’s more than just a startup incubator: established firms in industries from manufacturing to construction to industrial services all find a place on the 2015 PROFIT 500 Ranking of Canada’s Fastest Growing Companies.

The 68 firms headquartered in Metro Vancouver that made this year’s ranking grew their revenues an average of 789% between 2009 and 2014, creating an additional 5,204 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs over that period. Collectively they employed 6,488 full-time and 2,621 part-time employees in 2014.

Here is the complete list of Vancouver’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2015.

1. Kelso Technologies

PROFIT 500 Rank: 3
Head Office: Delta, B.C.
Industry: Manufacturing
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 13057%
Chief Executive(s): Richard Lee
FTE Employees: 56

Designs and sells rail tank car components

2. Hemisphere Energy

PROFIT 500 Rank: 5
Head Office: Vancouver
Industry: Oil & Gas Exploration
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 8218%
Chief Executive(s): Don Simmons
FTE Employees: 13

Oil and gas exploration and production

3. TEEMA Solutions Group

PROFIT 500 Rank: 11
Head Office: Vancouver
Industry: HR Services
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 4705%
Chief Executive(s): Brian Antenbring
FTE Employees: 415

A staffing and recruitment firm

4. Traction on Demand

PROFIT 500 Rank: 21
Head Office: Burnaby, B.C.
Industry: Software
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 2995%
Chief Executive(s): Greg Malpass & Mike Winterfield
FTE Employees: 99

Develops and consults on cloud-based software, focused on SalesForce

5. Pure Industrial REIT

PROFIT 500 Rank: 36
Head Office: Vancouver
Industry: Real Estate
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 2016%
Chief Executive(s): Kevan Gorrie & Steve Evans
FTE Employees: 37

Owns and operates industrial parks and buildings

6. dPoint Technologies

PROFIT 500 Rank: 45
Head Office: Vancouver
Industry: Manufacturing
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 1544%
Chief Executive(s): James Dean
FTE Employees: 39

Manufactures and sells energy efficiency and recovery technology

7. Avigilon

PROFIT 500 Rank: 46
Head Office: Vancouver
Industry: Software
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 1508%
Chief Executive(s): Alexander Fernandes
FTE Employees: 696

Provides security services

8. Canruss Medical & Safety

PROFIT 500 Rank: 47
Head Office: Surrey, B.C.
Industry: Industrial Services
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 1494%
Chief Executive(s): Steven Ryder
FTE Employees: 12

Provides medical and safety services to remote workers

9. Appnovation Technologies

PROFIT 500 Rank: 51
Head Office: Vancouver
Industry: Information Technology
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 1289%
Chief Executive(s): Arnold Leung
FTE Employees: 121

Provides open-source IT services and consulting

10. Famoso Neapolitan Pizzeria

PROFIT 500 Rank: 52
Head Office: Richmond, B.C.
Industry: Consumer Services
Five-year revenue growth (2009€“2014): 1250%
Chief Executive(s): Justin Lussier
FTE Employees: 22

Neighbourhood pizzeria providing authentic Neapolitan pizzas

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The Next 15:

11. Prizm Media

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 55

Digital direct-response marketing agency for health suppliers

12. Gevity

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 74

Consulting services and software development

13. IT Blueprint Solutions

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 81

Provides IT services for businesses

14. Certified Battery

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 93

Sells replacement parts for consumer electronics

15. Globalme

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 94

Provider of translation and localization services for businesses

16. Vega

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 108

Manufactures and distributes vegan nutritional supplements

17. Aspectek

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 111

Manufactures pest control, gardening and pet products

18. Kasa Supply

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 120

Wholesales and retails housing maintenance supplies

19. Saje Natural Wellness

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 154

Sells all-natural health and beauty products through its own stores and online

20. Cypress Solutions

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 155

Manufactures wireless communications equipment

21. Clevest Solutions Inc.

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 172

Develops software for mobile workforce management and smart grid operations

22. Edible Canada

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 177

Operates a restaurant and retail shop and offers culinary tours and classes

23. TAK Logistics

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 178

Warehousing and logistics

24. Copperleaf

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 181

Develops software for asset investment planning and management

25. Crelogix

PROFIT 500 Ranking: 187

Provides financial services to consumer product and services companies

Other fast-growing Metro Vancouver companies on the 2015 PROFIT 500:

26. Energold Drilling (PROFIT 500 Rank: 188), 27. Synergy Trucking (PROFIT 500 Rank: 194), 28. Photon Control (PROFIT 500 Rank: 208), 29. Vital Logistics (PROFIT 500 Rank: 232), 30. FCV Interactive (PROFIT 500 Rank: 233), 31. NewGen Technologies (PROFIT 500 Rank: 235), 32. Lantrax North America Logistics (PROFIT 500 Rank: 257), 33. Dominion Lending Centres (PROFIT 500 Rank: 259), 34. Pacific Quorum Properties (PROFIT 500 Rank: 266), 35. Global Relay (PROFIT 500 Rank: 267), 36. Aquatic Informatics (PROFIT 500 Rank: 274), 37. ResponseTek Networks (PROFIT 500 Rank: 278), 38. Everland Natural Foods (PROFIT 500 Rank: 283), 39. iQmetrix (PROFIT 500 Rank: 288), 40. Ignite Technical Resources (PROFIT 500 Rank: 296), 41. LGM Financial Services (PROFIT 500 Rank: 312), 42. Atlantis Programs and Pedalheads Bike Camps (PROFIT 500 Rank: 324), 43. IOSecure Internet Operations (PROFIT 500 Rank: 344), 44. AspenClean (PROFIT 500 Rank: 348), 45. TIO Networks (PROFIT 500 Rank: 352), 46. Mr. Pet’s (PROFIT 500 Rank: 353), 47. Iridia Medical (PROFIT 500 Rank: 358), 48. General Credit Services (PROFIT 500 Rank: 363), 49. Binary Stream Software (PROFIT 500 Rank: 372), 50. Vision Critical (PROFIT 500 Rank: 376), 51. Annex Consulting Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 383), 52. Marcon Metalfab (PROFIT 500 Rank: 386), 53. Creative At Home (PROFIT 500 Rank: 392), 54. EJM Group (PROFIT 500 Rank: 401), 55. Canadian Construction Materials Engineering Testing (PROFIT 500 Rank: 416), 56. Left Coast Naturals (PROFIT 500 Rank: 419), 57. AnalysisWorks (PROFIT 500 Rank: 420), 58. ISM – Industrial Steel Manufacturing (PROFIT 500 Rank: 425), 59. IT/IQ Tech Recruiters (PROFIT 500 Rank: 431), 60. Canada Metal (Pacific) (PROFIT 500 Rank: 435), 61. Softlanding Network Solutions (PROFIT 500 Rank: 438), 62. Wolfgang Commercial Painters (PROFIT 500 Rank: 442), 63. Norsat International (PROFIT 500 Rank: 467), 64. Cymax (PROFIT 500 Rank: 468), 65. 1-800-GOT-JUNK? (PROFIT 500 Rank: 478), 66. Bacchus Law Corp. (PROFIT 500 Rank: 480), 67. Cogent Industrial Technologies (PROFIT 500 Rank: 493), 68. Targa Contracting (PROFIT 500 Rank: 496).

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