Hill, Chesson & Woody Ranks No. 4560 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 56%

DURHAM, N.C., August 19, 2015 – Inc. magazine ranked Hill, Chesson & Woody (HCW), a local benefits and consulting firm, 4560 on its 34th annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. To qualify, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

HCW has experienced top-line growth since its founding in 2000. In the past three years, HCW added 30 new employees to its workforce, from 43 in 2011 up to 73 in 2014.

Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.

“The caliber of organizations on the list this year is phenomenal,” said Todd Yates, HCW managing partner. “This is a huge accomplishment for us, and would not be possible without our people. We hope to continue to grow and excel at the same rate or even more this year!”

"The story of this year’s Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident."


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