RICHMOND, VA – Baskervill, the multi-disciplinary design practice founded in Richmond in 1897, has been named to the Inc. 5000 – the annual list of America’s fastest-growing private companies. Ranking at 4,486, Baskervill joins a prestigious group of the nation’s most successful companies – from powerhouse entities such as Microsoft and Dell to small, independent businesses gaining their first national exposure as an Inc. 5000 honoree. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. For Baskervill, it is the reflection of a continually evolving entrepreneurial spirit.
It’s not often a firm of this age gets noticed for growth; in fact, the average company age on the list is less than 20 years. However, for Baskervill, this growth isn’t a surprise or a flash in the pan, but rather the result of a purposeful and strategic shift in our business centered on strengthening our relationships. Building on the firm’s long-standing traditions of client service, design excellence, and collaborative spirit, we set out to not only magnify our existing client ties but develop and expand our reach into targeted areas of expertise. Meaningful expansions to office locations in Washington, DC and Orlando, FL in recent years reflect and reinforce those efforts.
“This honor is the accomplishment of the firm’s 170+ employees, whose dedication, tireless efforts, and limitless energy are the reason any of this is possible,” said Baskervill president Bob Clark. “The teamwork, creativity, and enthusiasm of our talented crew is what makes the firm great; why it’s fun to come to work; and how we’re able to maintain a 90+% repeat client base in a highly competitive market. I’m grateful.”
This year’s Inc. 5000 was ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2015 and 2018; Baskervill posted an impressive 66% three-year increase during the same period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2018. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2015 is $100,000; the minimum for 2018 is $2 million.
Rooted in the belief that great design is the result of asking the right questions and truly listening to the answers, Baskervill is a multi-disciplinary design firm serving clients in from hospitality and healthcare to education, workspace, mixed-use, manufacturing & logistics, and beyond. Founded in 1897, today Baskervill is one of the national’s oldest continually operating architectural firms, and while a sense of history grounds us, it’s the idea that design can solve the challenges of the future that keeps us inspired. To learn more about who we are, how we work, and what we’ve designed, visit www.baskervill.com.