Huntsville, AL – Inc. today ranked Qualis Corporation No. 1294 on its Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. This is the second year in a row Qualis has ranked on the Inc. 5000. The Inc. 5000, an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.
“The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth,” said Inc. 5000 Project Manager Jim Melloan.
Qualis also ranked #12 in the top 50 engineering firms in the country. For companies in Alabama (67 total), Qualis ranked #16 in all industries and
# 2 in engineering firms. For companies in Florida (260 total), Qualis ranked #79 in all industries and #1 in engineering firms.
Qualis assists space explorers, warfighters, and national security specialists through the analysis of complex aerospace systems maintenance, training, and logistics. The company also supports ground robotics and offers program management services. Qualis started with two employees, President and CEO Elizabeth Morard, her partner Mary Engel, and $10,000; it now employs more than 330 people and has stepped up to prime contractor level. Qualis reported median revenue of $40 million and median three-year growth of 294.4%.
“Congratulations to each and every one of you!” said Elizabeth Morard, President and CEO of Qualis. “The company could not have achieved this recognition without your efforts and commitment. It is a significant accomplishment when a company of our size enjoys such growth success. I am delighted to have yet another opportunity to express my appreciation to you for being a part of our team and making the company what it is today.”
This year Qualis is celebrating 15 years in business. In 2007, the Small Business Administration presented Qualis with the SBA Administrator’s Award for Excellence and the Region IV Subcontractor of the Year Award. To win this award, Qualis had to be the best subcontractor in an eight-state region: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Qualis Corporation, founded in 1993, is a woman-owned small business that employs more than 330 people and has 15 years of proven performance on more than 60 contracts supporting the US Army, US Air Force, NASA, major prime contractors, and commercial customers. Qualis’ skilled, diverse workforce has expertise spanning multiple disciplines including engineering analysis; systems engineering; logistics support; design, development, fabrication, and assembly; structural, thermal, and materials systems analysis; materials research and testing; environmental testing; maintenance and facility operations; and program support. In 2007, Qualis ranked number 1967 on the first-ever Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country.
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