Fast Growing Companies

2012 Fast Growing Companies

  1. CodeSmart, Inc
  2. KMB Design Group, Inc. PS
  3. Vital Mechanical Service Inc.

Longevity Award

  • Sprague Pest Solutions

Keynote | Doug Moore President of McKinstry Co.

Touted as “a model for the nation” after President Obama’s 2008 visit, McKinstry has shown that business growth can be achieved through conscious commitment to change, rather than focusing exclusively on doing more of the same.

As someone who has been with the firm for 34 years, Moore has leveraged his experience in pre-construction services and strategic integration of design, budgeting, procurement and information systems to help the company grow into new areas.

Another key to the company’s success is its strategy of aligning itself with industries where new and innovative work is happening. One example is the McKinstry Innovation Center, which acts as a business incubator giving new and emerging companies a place where they can come together under one roof to accelerate the advancement of new ideas, products and technologies. 

What’s the next big thing for McKinstry? According to Moore, the company is currently working on succession planning to ensure its success for the next 50 years.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM – Fast Growing Companies are defined by a combined growth in revenue and wage expense from fiscal years 2009 through 2011. Results are collected, calculated and verified confidentially by Moss Adams, the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the United States. 

Organization must:

  • Be headquartered in the South Sound (Pierce, South King, Thurston, Mason or Lewis Counties)
  • Have revenues over $500,000 in fiscal years ending 2009, 2010 and 2011
  • Have been established prior to 2008
  • Be a for-profit business
  • Have application completed and signed by CEO and CFO

PUBLICATION – The Fast Growing Companies publication profiling the top companies will be distributed in the Business Examiner. Additional copies will be available for purchase by contacting circulation.

SPONSORSHIP – This leadership program and event would not be possible without the dedication and support of our valued sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor:


KeyBank For small business owners, time and resources are often in short supply. We offer business accounts and services that help you save time, maximize the earning power of your company's funds, and easily manage your payroll and tax payments. At Key, you have a choice of innovative options suited for the way you do business.

Supporting Sponsors:

Moss Adams LLP

  • Moss Adams LLP is the 11th largest accounting and consulting firm in the US, and the largest headquartered in the West. Founded in 1913, Moss Adams has a staff of over 1,900 includes more than 240 partners. Moss Adams provides accounting, tax, and consulting services to public, private, and nonprofit enterprises in many different industries. At Moss Adams, we are committed to building excellent relationships that make a valuable difference to our clients, community, and team.

Contributing Sponsor:

Cornerstone Financial Strategies

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