Des Plaines Office Equipment named to Inc. 5000 list; among fastest-growing private companies in America
CAROL STREAM, CHICAGO, and ROCKFORD, IL and CHESTERTON, IN, ISSUED AUGUST 20, 2018…Des Plaines Office Equipment (http://dpoe.com), a three-generation family business and an established leader in the fields of Managed Print Services and Managed Networks serving the Chicago market as well as Northern Indiana, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list for 2018.
Inc. magazine today published its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.
Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.
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 at www.inc.com/inc5000.
“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” said Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of this generation.
Des Plaines Office Equipment has experienced phenomenal growth over the last several years, due to the introduction of new services and product lines and growth through the acquisition of several new businesses to come under the company umbrella. Projected sales for 2018 are expected to reach $30 million.
“What an honor to be named to the 2018 Inc. 5000 list,” said Chip Miceli, President. He added, “We thank our extraordinary team of talented people across all of our four locations, and a growing group of outstanding clients, all of whom have made this possible. We are thrilled to be included; we thank Inc. Magazine and congratulate everyone who made this list.”
About Des Plaines Office Equipment
Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE), a 60+ year old, second-generation family business, is a leader in the field of print management, including multi-function printers and It/technology solutions, serving the greater Chicago area since 1955. Today, DPOE operates three Chicago area locations: its headquarters in Carol Stream, and a location in Chicago (211 West Wacker Drive) and Rockford (Loves Park, IL). Additionally, DPOE has partnered with several Indiana companies and maintains several locations there as well. DPOE is a leading provider of Sharp office equipment, Kyocera and VOIP telephone systems. The company offers the Sharp Aquos Board, an interactive display system, and customized video wall in its product line. DPOE provides products and services to a diverse client base that includes schools, hospitals, law offices, accounting firms, and financial institutions, among others. The firm has won the Sharp Document’s Hyakuman Kai award for sales excellence since 1988 and the Elite Dealer by The Week in Imaging since 2007. DPOE maintains corporate headquarters at 262 Carlton Drive, Carol Stream, Il. The firm is active in a number of area civic organizations, including the Greater O’Hare Business Association, the Small Business Advocacy Council, the Northbrook Chamber of Commerce and the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, please call 847-879-6400 or visit www.dpoe.com. The company is on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/dpoecompany/