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19 NH firms make Inc's rankings


MANCHESTER — Selling cellphones and body armor propelled two New Hampshire companies onto the list of fastest-growing, private companies in the United States.

Nashua’s Excell Mobil Distributors, which sells cellphones and tablets, recorded the second highest growth in New Hampshire during the past three years.

Excell saws its revenues jump by 430 percent over a three-year period to $122.2 million in 2014, according to the annual “Inc. 5000” rankings.

Success is “being able to form partnerships with both e-tailers as well as international customers to be able to provide them with the new hot item,” said Amber Logue, head of operations.

Nineteen New Hampshire companies made the Inc. magazine list, including 12 that repeated from the 2014 rankings.

RocketDrop, a wholesale distributor of consumer electronics in Salem, topped the Granite State private companies again this year. It grew by 3,577 percent to $190.3 million in 2014 revenues. RocketDrop didn’t return a message left Tuesday.

Ranked fourth on the list was Body Armor Outlet in Salem, which grew by 192 percent to $2.9 million in revenue in 2014.

President Raymond Bellia said the company is planning to add 1,200 square feet in warehouse space once it secures town approvals. Law enforcement makes up more than 70 percent of its sales.

“We’re selling something that’s saving officers’ lives,” Bellia said.

Planet Fitness, which recently launched an IPO that valued the company at more than $1.5 billion, placed ninth on the New Hampshire list with $279.8 million in revenue and a 105 percent growth rate over three years.

Logue, a Nashua native, said Excell Mobil Distributors, located in downtown Nashua on Chestnut Street, expects to hire three to five full-time employees in the next year. She said Groupon is its largest customer and that her company is negotiating to become a supplier for Target.

Some companies, based elsewhere but operating in New Hampshire, also made the list.

Secured Network Services (SNS), a leading IT services provider, rose 103 percent to $7.7 million in 2014 revenues.

The Norwood, Mass. company, which has New Hampshire offices in Manchester and Littleton, made the list for the second straight year.

“More than anything, our rapid growth and recognition on the Inc. 5000 list is a reflection of our dedicated staff, our honest and straight-forward policies and practices and strong client relationships,” said Kevin Low, founder and president, in a statement.
NH companies on the Inc. 5000 List
Rank
Company
Revenue
growth
2014 revenue
90
RocketDrop, Salem
3,577%
$190.3m
1021
Excell Mobil Distributors, Nashua
430%
$122.2m
1442
Vital, Portsmouth
287%
$2.1m
2048
Body Armor Outlet, Salem
192%
$2.9m
2282
DeStefano Architects, Portsmouth
170%
$2m
2688
Private Jet Services Group, Seabrook
136%
$51.5m
2756
MarketReach, Nashua
132%
$5.2m
2763
The Nagler Group, Bedford
131%
$8.2m
3224
Planet Fitness, Newington
105%
$279.8m
3276
Mainstay Technologies, Belmont
103%
$5.3m
3330
Alexander Technology Group, Bedford
100%
$13m
3338
Paradigm Computer Consulting, Bedford
99%
$3.3m
3503
easyBackgrounds, Newfields
92%
$2.6m
3568
LEGACY Supply Chain Services, Portsmouth
89%
$362.6m
3590
Adaptive Communications, Portsmouth
88%
$71.3m
3644
Global Technical Talent, Portsmouth
85%
$29m
4088
Smartware Group, Center Harbor
70%
$4m
4787
On Call International, Salem
50%
$60.8m
4794
Namtek, Bedford
50%
$20.1m


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