Led by president Michael Hillis, The Hillis Group joined 44 other companies honored at an awards ceremony Wednesday morning at the University Center at DeSales University, Center Valley.
Founded in 2004, the Hillis Group was named the No. 2 fastest-growing company last year. Hillis said one of the keys to the company’s success has been its ability to build relationships and develop repeat business. Hillis said the company sees more opportunity for work in the natural gas industry and civil site development.
Dream Live Prosper in Bethlehem, RER Energy Group LLC in Muhlenberg Township, Ideal Concepts Inc. in Allentown and D&B Elite Construction Group in Sinking Spring, were among the top five fastest-growing companies.
The list of 45 fastest-growing companies represented a wide range of industries, from banking to construction, cybersecurity to pharmaceutical manufacturing.
The 45 fastest-growing companies were announced last month, with the final rankings, 1 through 45, revealed this morning.
Nominated companies were ranked according to revenue growth over a three-year period, with both dollar and percentage increases taken into consideration.
To be eligible, companies had to be for-profit entities based in the Greater Lehigh Valley. Companies were required to have annual revenues of at least $500,000 each of the past three years and an increase in revenue in 2017 when compared to 2015.
The awards program was presented by Baker Tilly, which calculated the list. The events was also sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corp.