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The Building People cracked the Inc. 500 on the Inc. magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in America, the company announced in a statement.

The Building Company placed 472 on the list — a significant from 2018, when it debuted on the list at 1,327.

For 38 years, Inc. has recognized the achievements of fast-growing, innovative private companies. The Building People boasts as 955 percent growth rate over three years.“Being recognized on the Inc. 5000 list, and making the Inc. 500, is a testament to the dedication of our employees, who work hard every day to serve our clients with professionalism, innovation, integrity and cost-saving solutions,” says Lawrence Melton, company founder, president and CEO. 

The Inc. 5000 list also honored The Building People, Leesburg, Virginia, with a No. 16 ranking for top real estate company in the nation; No. 40 for top Washington, D.C. companies; and No. 28 for top Virginia companies.

The Building People integrate technology, buildings, and people to solve today's biggest real estate challenges to deliver the future of facilities today. The company offers an array of facility management services, including building automation technology, energy and sustainability solutions and advanced asset management strategies to monitor and maintain buildings in efficient and cost-effective ways.

Companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2015 to 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2015. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of Dec. 31, 2018.