Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Schultz and Summers Engineering Ranks No. 1613 on the 2011 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 169%

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Fourth Annual Exclusive List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, The Inc. 5000

NEW YORK, October 18, 2011 -- Inc. magazine ranked Schultz and Summers Engineering NO. 1613 on its fifth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. Online retailer Ideeli tops this year’s list and Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Honest Tea, Dunkin Donuts and Metrokane, makers of the Rabbit corkscrew, are among other prominent brands featured in the rankings. Owner Bob Summers said, “It is an honor to go from #3832 last year to #1613 this year.  SSE has gone from a small company with a handful of employees in Poplar Bluff, Missouri to a growing operation providing engineering services in seven different states throughout the Midwest.”

Schultz and Summers Engineering is a Missouri based civil engineering company with offices in Poplar Bluff, Branson, Lake Ozark and New Orleans. They have provided drinking water and sewer services to over 47 communities in Missouri.  To date, they have helped those communities obtain over $90,000,000 in public funding.  SSE has set up several large state of the art USACE validated testing labs and are one of the select companies that have been approved for Blanket Purchase Agreement with the USACE.  They have also provided surveying services to a variety of clients including electric utilities, MoDOT, USACE, cities, large corporations, small businesses and private individuals. SSE is a HubZone certified company and can be found at or or   

SSE Owners Bob Summers & Stan Schultz
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $366 billion, up 14 percent from last year. "Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward.  Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.

Schultz and Summers created a whopping 35 jobs over the past three years.  They were the 18th fastest growing Missouri company and 25th fasted growing engineering company on the 2011 Inc.5000 list. 2011 marks the third time SSE has been ranked by Inc. 500, with the first being in 2003.  Company founder Stan Schultz concluded, “Our employees work hard to provide a quality product to our customers.  This results in new clients seeking our services and the reason we have experienced such rapid growth as a company.” 

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 on


  1. Congratulations. Not a small feat in this economy. Want a presence on the West Side of Lake of the Ozarks???

  2. Sherry, thanks for the kind words and YES we do!!!


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