Etegra Inc. is one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation, according to the newly released Inc. 5000.
The St. Louis-based company ranked 199th overall, sixth in Missouri and No. 1 in its field of engineering. The list is compiled by Inc. magazine.
Etegra founders Andrew Kishna, CEO, and Paul Ramsaroop, COO, established a partnership with the plan for an accelerated growth business model that included an infrastructure that could handle the growth, an aggressive marketing strategy, and a focus on fostering partnerships and client relationships.
Because of their backgrounds with federal programs, they said they developed an acquisition strategy to gain contracts with the DoD and other public agencies.
In 2013, revenues topped $200,000. Last year, the numbers were $4.6 million.
“You can only do so much as a small firm, therefore we have to be strategic,” Kishna said. “Despite our size, that strategy has led to winning larger long-term contracts with significant clients.”
“Growth is a tonic for most companies. It attracts talent and creates strategic options while generating financial resources to fund new areas of work. We need to focus on continuing to deliver great projects, on time and within budget as the future looks great and will include more complex work. We are now seen as a small business leader,” RT Murthy, chief technical officer, said.
Etegra has now opened a branch office in Dallas, TX to support their existing and new client base. Etegra is also in the process of opening a third office in Washington, D.C., to further support its federal client base.
Etegra is a 30-plus person firm. Its primary services are architecture, engineering and construction management for the Department of Defense and numerous federal agencies. Etegra also provides civil, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering to local public and private clients.
The Inc. 5000 recap can be found at https://www.inc.com/profile/etegra
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