Team Radiant has been listed on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for a third year running, cementing our status as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. This year, we peaked at #1923 — an all time high and a significant improvement from last year’s #2647, and 2019’s #4712. This year, the judges of the Inc. 5000 were specifically on the lookout for “brains, bravery, and optimism,” and they cited one of the contributing factors to our inclusion as our “upbeat, personalized brand approach.” Considering this is a perfect description of what we’re going for, we consider it the highest compliment. This accolade comes hot off the heels of several others in 2021, including Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin and Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work.
How We Did It
Over the past year, our company has experienced significant growth, not only financially, but also in terms of reputation and the size of our team. Despite the many disruptions spurred on by COVID-19, we were able to successfully bring over 100 new hires into the Radiant family in 2020 alone. We’ve also been consistent in recognizing personal development by making 26 internal promotions last year. When it comes to customer satisfaction, we’re proud to hold a 4.9 star rating on Google Reviews aggregated by feedback from over 7,000 customers. Last but not least, this same upward trajectory can be observed when considering our financial performance. In 2020, we were able to achieve a 55% increase in revenue, and so far in 2021, we’re on track to accelerate that growth to over 60%.
What Lies Ahead
We have no intention of slowing down and we’ve been making moves to ensure we sustain our growth rate through 2021 and beyond. In late 2020, Radiant secured a financial partnership with the investment firm, The Riverside Group. This partnership will allow Radiant to grow like never before by acquiring plumbing and HVAC companies around the country and incorporating them into the Radiant family of brands. Our first acquisition occurred earlier in 2021 — an HVAC business in San Antonio. This is a huge milestone for the company and the first step in growing our brand on a national scale. When commenting on Radiant’s vision for the future, CEO & Co-Founder, Brad Casebier, stated: “Realizing my dream of becoming the ‘biggest player’ in Austin has been incredible, but my ambition as CEO goes far beyond merely dominating the local market.” What started as a one-man operation over 20 years ago has become one of the fastest growing companies in the country. There’s no telling where we could be in another year’s time.