The Fast Growth 50, 2009

Our list of Alberta's fastest growing companies for the past year

Growing a business faster than its peers takes more than a fortuitous position in a hot sector, as this year’s list of growth leaders shows. It takes a unique product offering, scalability and effective financial controls. We ranked Alberta’s companies by growth in revenues, assets, profits, head count and other criteria over the past three years. The list we came up with represents small business as well as large business, serving world markets as well as local ones, operating in cities as well as smaller centres, and working in information technology, real estate development and manufacturing as well as business, financial and oilfield services. Collectively, they present a catalogue of best business practices. As we venture into uncertain times, it is companies like these that show the way forward.

Selected Profiles

Top 25 Over $20 million | Top 25 Under $20 million

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Rank Company Revenues ($) Profit ($) Assets ($) R&D ($)
1Modus Inc. 30,030,279 Withheld10,129,258 37,500
2Abraxus Construction Group LP 51,129,522 Withheld25,125,887 -
3Petro Andina Resources Inc. 91,232,000 (3,492,000)176,888,000 -
4Angle Energy Inc. 55,694,000 12,516,000 134,371,000 -
5Strike Energy Services Inc. 84,477,212 Withheld38,611,024 -
6WellPoint Systems Inc. 28,834,121 (4,056,085)50,341,776 1,760,298
7Sureway Construction Group 347,808,692 Withheld237,455,899 -
8Eveready Income Fund 518,896,000 18,618,000 618,531,000 -
9Trinidad Drilling Ltd. 629,675,000 79,524,000 1,497,156,000 -
10Newalta Income Fund 500,000,000 61,000,000 1,000,000,000 600,000
11Hemisphere GPS Inc. 58,097,654 3,196,322 98,631,052 665,387
12Classic Construction Ltd.52,955,122 Withheld37,849,008 (10,000)
13Breaker Energy Ltd.86,633,000 3,999,000 230,112,000 -
14Clark Builders473,886,578 Withheld151,700,897 -
15Flexpipe Systems Inc.45,870,000 Withheld48,577,000 -
16Jayman MasterBuilt540,375,728 Withheld590,272,733 109,135
17Crescent Point Energy Trust652,000,000 4,400,000 2,613,000,000 -
18Great Western Containers Inc.53,600,000 Withheld52,100,000 -
19Micralyne Inc.22,576,362 Withheld14,497,477 1,208,128
20Fiberex Glass Corporation60,500,000 Withheld70,000,000 -
21Tarpon Energy Services Ltd.277,164,000 Withheld170,199,000 -
22PowerComm Inc.59,111,000 (2,292,000)39,276,000 (63,650)
23Phoenix Technology Income Fund115,547,848 18,213,594 85,352,611 294,000
24North American Energy Partners Inc.990,000,000 57,000,000 794,000,000 -
25Harvest Energy Trust4,283,013,000 (25,676,000)5,451,683,000 -