Verde Solutions, LLC Ranks No. 289 on the 2017 Inc. 500 & Navigate Power Ranks No. 550 on the 2017 Inc. 5000

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

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Inc. magazine today ranked Verde Solutions, LLC NO. 289 on its 36th annual Inc. 500 and Navigate Power NO. 550 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and mid-sized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“Founding, not one but two companies on the Inc. 5000 gives me a tremendous amount of pride in my team. Each and every employee, contractor, and manufacturing partner contributed to our success.” Said Verde Solutions and Navigate Power, Founder Christopher Gersch.

"Founding, not one but two companies on the Inc. 5000 gives me a tremendous amount of pride in my team. Each and every employee, contractor, and manufacturing partner contributed to our success.

Christopher Gersch, Founder of Verde Solutions and Navigate Power

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. 

"The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.


The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and be generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. 

About Verde Solutions and Navigate Power

Verde Solutions and Navigate Power partner with clients nationwide and examine energy usage and spend to identify a customized suite of efficiency solutions that address clients' needs and impact their bottom line. 

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About Verde Solutions

Verde Solutions is full-service, sustainable energy developer that creates value for our clients and communities by providing innovative energy efficient solutions by reducing energy use and utilizing renewable energy.

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