Hanahan-based MedTrust Medical Transport beat out its fellow nominees in the S.C. Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies competition, an honor that was announced at the annual 25 Fastest Growing Companies Awards Luncheon, Wednesday, Oct. 10 at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center.

PCI Group (Fort Mill), Duke Brands (Greenville), Quality Business Solutions (Travelers Rest), and A3 Communications (Irmo) were honored with S.C. Excellence in Business Awards, while Harper General Contractors (Greenville) received the S.C. Economic Impact Award. Easley’s Global Sales Group received the Rising Star Award.

Founded in 2012, MedTrust is a private ambulance service providing basic life support, advanced life support, wheelchair/ambulatory, special event first aid/ambulance coverage, long-distance transport, and flight-link services. MedTrust CEO Josh Watts accepted the award.

Now in its 17th year, the S.C. 25 Fastest Growing Companies competition recognizes the achievements of top-performing private and publicly owned companies that have contributed to the Palmetto State’s economy through exceptional increases in revenues and employment. The contest was founded as a way to honor the state’s most dynamic businesses and their contributions to our state’s economic vitality.

The S.C.Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies program was presented by The Capital Corporation and co-sponsored by Integrated Media Publishing (publisher of Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and Charleston Business Magazine), BDO USA LLP, PNC Bank, Keenan Suggs | HUB, and Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP.

S.C. 25 Fastest Growing Companies
1. MedTrust Medical Transport

2. Diesel Laptops

3. Frampton Construction

4. The Hiring Group

5. Clear Touch Interactive, Inc.

6. Innovative Vehicle Solutions

7. RealOp Investments

8. Cantey Foundation Specialists

9. Equiscript, LLC.

10. Hunter Quinn Homes, LLC.

11. Source Ortho

12. Intellectual Capitol

13. Harper  General Contractors

14. 9Round

15. WCM Global Wealth

16. National Land Realty

17. PCI Group

18. Advantage | ForbesBook

19. Thomas Mechanical

20. Clayton Construction Company, Inc.

21. Linden Construction

22. Duke Brands

23. Jeff Cook Real Estate, LLC

24. NextGen Supply Chain

25. Nephron Pharmaceuticals

Methodology: In 2018, companies were judged using a weighted calculation based on year-over-year growth in two categories: revenue and employee headcount. This calculation covered the annual periods from 2015 to 2017. These measurements portray positive change and true growth in any company without regard to industry and position everyone to vie for a prestigious spot among South Carolina’s Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies.