W. L. French Ranks Among Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies in America

W. L. French Named in Top Privately Held Companies by Boston Business Journal
June 19, 2021

W. L. French Ranks Among Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies in America

W. L. French is immensely pleased to announce that for the ninth time in nearly fifty years of operation, the company appears on the 2021 Inc. 5000 List of fastest-growing companies in America, coming in at 4369.

Inc. 5000 is “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.”

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 jobs over the past three years.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

W. L. French has navigated through the challenges 2020 presented as a team. Through industry shutdowns and a rolling return to work through an ever-changing and ongoing pandemic, work has continued. The company recently opened a brand new, state of the art 66,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters and maintenance facility in North Billerica, MA; these facilities were built to accommodate the growth the company has experienced over the last several decades, to plan for future growth in an environment that supports our teams and to maintain an extensive fleet with the best of care around the clock. With the upcoming fiftieth anniversary on the horizon, the next fifty years continue to look bright as the company builds a strong team from within. W. L. French is eager to partner on projects across Massachusetts and beyond!