Two Augusta Firms Make ‘Inc. 5000’ List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

August 16, 2017|

Inc. Magazine has named two Augusta companies part of its annual “Inc. 5000” list of America’s fastest-growing private companies: Auben Realty and technology consulting firm EDTS.

Auben Realty and EDTS were ranked 1,321st and 3,681st on Inc.’s 2017 list, respectively.

“When we started this company eight years ago, we had one goal: To make Augusta a better place, one home at a time,” Auben said in a statement. “Over 1,000 homes later, we feel our journey has just begun.”

The recognition is nothing new for EDTS, which has now made the cut on Inc.’s list for eight consecutive years.

Applicants for Inc.’s list were required to:

  • Be U.S.-based
  • Be an independent company
  • Have started earning revenue by March 31st, 2013 and have had revenues of at least $100,000 that year
  • Have had revenues of at least $2,000,000 in 2016
  • Have revenue in 2016 exceed revenue in 2013

Auben Realty and EDTS fulfilled every requirement on that list.

“It has been an amazing honor to experience the consistent growth and receive this award for eight consecutive years,” said EDTS CEO Charles Johnson.

EDTS employs around 80 people specializing in cyber and network security, I.T. Services and advanced infrastructure. The company’s offices in Columbia, Greenville, Asheville and Augusta.

Auben, which began in 2009, currently employs 50 people specializing in single-family homes, sales and acquisitions, project and property management.

“I never would have imagined that when I responded to an administrative assistant ad that it would lead to the amazing team we have assembled today,” Auben founder and broker Natalie Walls said.








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