New Orleans Business Growth and Solutions for Office Expansion

Over the past few years, New Orleans-based companies have made strong showings the annual Inc. 5,000 List, a collection of the country’s fastest-growing companies based on year-on-year revenue.

In 2017, 16 companies placed in the Inc. 5,000, with two companies—Palmisano and Revelry Labs—placing in the top 500 of the fastest-growing companies in America.

In this post, we’ll talk a little bit about each company and then provide examples of how The Office Planning Group can help you plan an office expansion as your company grows.

#241: Palmisano, 1,779.35% growth over 2016

Palmisano is a construction company whose projects include hotels and restaurants. Besides being No. 241 on Inc.’s list, they also made the cut for Inc.’s Best Workplaces 2018, further strengthening their position as one of New Orleans’ most exciting companies.

The company’s roots, according to their website, go back to 1950 when Warren Palmisano Jr. started the company after returning from World War II.

“Today, his unparalleled reputation for giving 110% until the job is done still drives our growth, and his common-sense approach steers our judgment,” their website says.

In addition to their top-500 ranking, Inc. named them the No. 13 top construction company and the No. 4 company in Louisiana.

#375: Revelry Labs, 1,155.85% growth over 2016

While Palmisano is building things with brick and mortar, Revelry Labs is doing it with cloud-based custom software solutions. Their list of clients is impressive: Amazon Web Services, Strype, Facebook, Ruby and more.

In addition to their software services, they also help entrepreneurs turn concepts into companies through innovation sprints and a studio startup.

The company was founded in 2013 and their current CEO is Gerard Ramos, a web developer and entrepreneur who, according to his Revelry bio, likes to farm and fish.

The New Orleans native made history in April 2017 when he became the first Louisiana-based tech CEO to join the Forbes Technology Council.

“As a New Orleans native, it’s exciting to become the first official Louisiana member of the Forbes Technology Council, and to be granted the privilege to advocate for our vibrant tech community on a larger stage,” Ramos said in a Revelry press release about the achievement. “We believe Louisiana has a lot to offer, not only to our local communities, but to the broader technology industry. We look forward to shining a light on the great work being done by the talented and passionate people who live here.”

In addition to their inclusion in the top 500, Inc. also ranked them as the No. 8 fastest-growing company in Louisiana.

The Best of the Rest

The other 14 New Orleans-based companies that placed in the top 5,000 included:

  • Three in advertising/marketing.
  • Two in government services
  • Two in construction.
  • Two in media.
  • Two in travel and hospitality.
  • One each in food/beverage, government services and IT services.

Among the interesting companies included in the above list are a trio of companies who’ve made the top-5,000 more than once: Hernandez Consulting (five times), Civic Source (five times) and Search Influence (seven times).

Inc. will release their 2018 list of top-5000 companies in August.

Managing a Growing Labor Force

Growth in company revenue brings an inevitable growth in your workforces. As companies expand, they face many challenges, including how to expand or reorganize their current office to accommodate new employees who will help continue the growth.

While the prospects of expanding your workspace and adding more individual workstations may seem overwhelming, we make the process simple and straightforward.

Every project we approach follows a three-step progression:

  • Free space plan and design consultation.
  • Design your office based on the first step.
  • Installation and maintenance.

We’ve served the New Orleans and Baton Rouge areas, as well as the rest of Louisiana, for nearly four decades. Along the way, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t. We’ve seen trends come and go. And, amid all that change and discovery, we’ve been able to provide solutions for companies big and small that empower them and fit the concepts they have for their office space.

Our catalog of office furniture features more than 300 manufacturers, ensuring that you can find a solution that’s tailored to your company’s space and style.

If you’d like to learn more about what we do and what we offer, give us a call at 504-267-1731 or send us a message through our contact page.

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