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August 15, 2018 by Rachel Ramsey

Service Direct Listed On Inc. 5000 For 3rd Consecutive Year

For the 3rd  Consecutive Year, Service Direct Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 2,284 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 192%

Inc. magazine today revealed that Service Direct is No. 2,284 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

"As a bootstrapped company, being listed on the Inc 5000 for the third year in a row is a big accomplishment,” said Brian Abernethy, Co-Founder and CEO of Service Direct. “I'm proud of the team's hard work and tenacity, and I'm thankful to our clients that have been along for the journey. We are heavily reinvesting this growth back into the business to fuel our continued growth and we have some exciting things on the horizon."

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 has been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2%, and a median rate of 171.8%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”



The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2017. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at


About Service Direct

Service Direct is an online advertising and technology company that offers local lead generation solutions for home and professional service-based businesses. Their performance-based Lead Generation Program specializes in driving exclusive, quality leads through targeted search advertising.

Since 2006, Service Direct has helped hundreds of local service businesses across North America grow by getting them new customers online. As experts in search engine marketing and web development, they offer custom pay per lead search advertising services and proprietary technologies that provide an effective, transparent and low risk lead generation solution for service businesses.

Service Direct is a Google Premier Partner and has been recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the country for the 3rd consecutive year. For more information, please visit:


About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Inc. took home the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has been growing significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit

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