Guardian Services Appears on Inc. 5000 For the Third Time!

Skyscraper announcing Guardian Services' inclusion in the Inc. 5000 list for 2019.

Guardian Services is pleased to have been ranked number 3,612 on Inc. Magazine’s 38th annual Inc. 5,000 list! This yearly list ranks the fastest-growing private companies in the country, putting the spotlight on tremendously successful businesses all across the United States. This year’s inclusion marks the third time Guardian Services has made this prestigious list, putting us up with some pretty exclusive company; only 20% of all businesses ever ranked receive this honor three or more times.

About the Inc. 5000 List

Published every year by Inc. Magazine, the Inc. 5000 list provides an interesting vantage point of the top private companies within dynamic industries. First published in 1982, this list has become a major indication of entrepreneurial success. Many of the small businesses included on this list have gone on to become major players in their fields and have enjoyed incredible success in the years that follow. In the past, the list has included now-household names such as Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Pandora, Patagonia, and Oracle, among many others. Some businesses gain their first major national exposure by being listed as an Inc. 5000 honoree.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” said Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

The companies which made the 2018 Inc. 5000 list have proven themselves to be highly-competitive in their respective markets. The entire list exemplified some staggering growth, with a median rate of 157% and the average honoree showing 454% of yearly growth. The aggregate revenue from all honorees was reported at $237.7 billion, and approximated more than 1.2 million positions over the last three years.

Those selected to this list will be honored at the annual Inc. 5000 gala, which will be held from October 10th through 12th, 2019 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Speakers at this event will include some of the greatest business leaders, innovators, and thinkers of our generation.

You can find a searchable interactive database of company profiles as well as full details of the 2019 report online at

Methodology of the Inc. 5000 List

The 2019 Inc. 5000 list is ranked based on percentage revenue growth over the previous three years (from 2015 to 2018). To qualify, companies must have adhered to the following criteria:

  • Must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31st, 2015
  • Must be U.S.- based, privately-held, for-profit, and independent as of December 31st, 2018 (Subsidiaries or divisions of other companies are not eligible, but some companies on the report have either been acquired or gone public since that date.)
  • Must have earned at least $100,000 in revenue for 2015 and at least $2 million in revenue for 2018

Companies who met this criteria were then ranked based on percentage of revenue growth over the three-year period of 2015 through 2018, with the top 5,000 companies being named to the list.

About Guardian Services

Founded in 1945, Guardian Services is the leading name in commercial kitchen cleaning in North Texas. Guardian Services is a founding member of IKECA and a member of NADCA, where they have won the organization’s safety award for eight years.

About Inc. Media

Started in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated solely to managers and owners of rising private companies, intending to offer real solutions for today’s innovative business builders. Inc. was awarded the National Magazine Award for General Excellence twice, ins 2014 and 2012. The total monthly audience reach for the brand has since grown significantly, from 2,000,000 in 2010 to more than 20,000,000 today. For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Founded in 1982, this acclaimed list has become the distinctive mark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the astounding achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For more information about our services or placement on the Inc. 5000, please contact Guardian Services at (214) 637-1520 today!

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