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Audio Video Systems, Inc.

August 28, 2012 11:03 ET

Audio Video Systems (AVS) Named to 2012 Inc. 5000 List

AVS Makes the List of America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies for the Third Time

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - Aug 28, 2012) - Audio Video Systems (AVS), a design, engineering and systems integration firm, has been named to the sixth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. Inc. Magazine ranks AVS No. 2183, moving up an impressive 1,120 spots from last year's list. This is the third time that AVS has been recognized on the Inc. 5000.

The list represents the most comprehensive look at America's independent entrepreneurs. In a challenging economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created more than 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

"We're extremely proud of this accomplishment, especially moving up so many spots in just one year," said Peter Barthelson, President and Owner of AVS. "We are honored to be included alongside such esteemed, high-growth businesses. It's been a very successful few years for us and I look forward to our continued success. The growth and expansion we are experiencing is a direct representation of our employees and customers working together to achieve great things."

The 2012 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. Each company had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or division of other companies -- as of December 31, 2011. 

In addition to this honor, AVS has recently received several other prestigious awards. AVS was recognized by UBM Channel as part of the CRN's 2012 Solution Provider 500 list, which ranks top technology integrators in North America. AVS earned 206 on the annual list, moving up from last year's ranking of 379. AVS was also named the No. 2 Top Small Technology Company in Washington, D.C. by The Washington Business Journal, making the list seven years in a row. In addition, AVS made Commercial Integrator's 21 Firms Worth Following list.

ABOUT AUDIO VIDEO SYSTEMS
Audio Video Systems, Inc. (AVS) is a systems integration firm that specializes in designing, installing and maintaining integrated audio, video and control facilities for a wide variety of environments including command and control centers, SCI and video teleconferencing facilities, classrooms, conference and training rooms, auditoriums and more. AVS' staff is comprised of highly experienced personnel that are proficient in all audiovisual, video teleconferencing and control system technologies. AVS has offices in the Washington, D.C. metro region, Huntsville, Alabama and Honolulu, Hawaii. To learn more about AVS, visit us at www.avsinc.net.

ABOUT INC. MAGAZINE
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today's innovative company builders. With a total paid circulation of 710,106, Inc. provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

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