Richard Group No. 1 in General Contracting on Inc. Magazine




Larissa Seibt – Marketing Coordinator
Richard Group, LLC


With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 161% RICHARD GROUP Ranks No. 1 in General Contracting on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Midwest Region’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies


CHICAGO, IL – APRIL 2022 Inc. magazine today revealed that RICHARD GROUP is No. 1 for the Fastest-Growing General Contracting company in the Midwest and No. 62 on its third annual Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest Fastest-Growing Private Companies list. This is the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies based in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest region economy’s most dynamic segment–its independent small businesses. 


“At Richard, we are ‘building to solve the world’s greatest challenges,’ said President, Jed Richard. It’s the gutsy, fiery “WHY” behind every project we take on, every employee we hire and develop, every choice we make, and action we take. Our core purpose is upheld by our core values, which drive our reputation, behaviors, and decisions—and ultimately are what make Richard, GREAT.”


The companies on this list show a remarkable rate of growth across all industries in the Midwest region. Between 2018 and 2020, these 144 private companies had an average growth rate of 147% percent and, in 2020 alone, they added 19,821 jobs and nearly $11.7 billion to the Midwest region’s economy. Companies based in the Chicago, Illinois, Noblesville, Indiana, and Overland Park, Kansas, areas had the highest growth rate overall.    


Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals Midwest, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at 


“This year’s Inc. 5000 Regional winners represent one of the most exceptional and exciting lists of America’s off-the-charts growth companies. They’re disrupters and job creators, and all delivered an outsize impact on the economy. Remember their names and follow their lead. These are the companies you’ll be hearing about for years to come,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc.


Richard Group is a Veteran-owned, general contracting and construction management firm specializing in buildings, adaptive reuse interiors, and infrastructure for civil, commercial, and energy projects in the public and private sector. Our proactive turn-key approach produces the most efficient path to occupancy while holding to the highest standards of communication, safety, quality, cost, and security—all while honoring the demand for timely execution, partner collaboration, and a process and product that deliver on every promise.





The 2022 Inc. 5000 Regional are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2018 and 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2018. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, several companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2018 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 



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