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grant thornton, llp - University of South Carolina
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his is the 23rd year of the South Carolina 100 , the ranking
of the state’s largest privately held companies. The South
Carolina 100 is compiled by Grant Thornton LLP, the fifth
largest accounting firm in the United States, under the
direction of Mark Ballew, Partner, in cooperation with the South Carolina
Chamber of Commerce.
Total revenues for the 2007 South Carolina 100 are $19.9 billion,
compared with $19.8 billion in 2006. Milliken & Company of Spartanburg
remains the top company in the ranking as the state’s largest privately held
business. Other companies in the top 10 include: The InterTech Group Inc.
and Affiliates (No. 2); J M Smith Corporation (No. 3); Southeastern Freight
Lines Inc. (No. 4); Piggly Wiggly Holdings LLC (No. 5); Mount Vernon Mills
Inc. (No. 6); Dearybury Oil & Gas Inc. (No. 7); Blanchard Machinery Company
(No. 8); Carolinas Recycling Group LLC (No. 9); and Carolina-Eastern Inc.
(No. 10).
Twenty-three of the companies in this listing are manufacturers,
representing $8.6 billion in revenues, or about 43 percent of the total
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revenue. South Carolina 100
manufacturers’ employees account for
approximately 41,000 workers, or 47 percent of the jobs represented in the
survey. Twenty-seven of the companies are wholesale distribution companies
with $6 billion in revenues and approximately 9,600 employees.
This year, 15 companies in the ranking appear for the first time or have
returned after an absence. They are Dilmar Oil company Inc. (No. 54);
Interfilm Holdings Inc. (No. 59); Contract Construction Inc. (No. 78); General
Information Services Inc. (No. 79); PalmettoNet Inc. (No. 81); Yeargin Potter
Shackelford Construction Inc. (No. 84); Glasscock Company Inc. (No. 86);
Thompson Industrial Services LLC (No. 90); BFG Communications (No. 92);
Dillon Provision Co. Inc. (No. 94); Colite International Ltd. (No. 95); C. Ray
G R A N T T HORNTON, LLP
presents
Miles Construction Co. Inc. (No. 96); Allora LLC (No. 98); Sunbelt Packaging
LLC (No. 99); and Ambac International Corporation (No. 100).
The companies with rank increases of 10 or more for 2007 were Dargan
Construction Company, up 32 places; Joseph Walker & Co. Inc., up 17
positions; Morrison Textile Machinery Co., up 14 places; AME Inc., Café
Enterprises Inc., Carolina-Eastern Inc., Colinx LLC, Easley Custom Plastics
Inc., Gateway Supply Company Inc., H.G. Reynolds Company Inc., and IMIC
Hotels, all up 13 positions; Southern States Packaging Co., up 12; Life Cycle
Engineering Inc., up 11; and McCalls Inc., Wolverine Brass Inc., and General
Wholesale Distributors LLC, which all jumped 10 places.
Participation in the South Carolina 100 is voluntary, and companies are
ranked based upon net revenues for their most recently completed fiscal
year. To qualify, companies must be privately held and headquartered in
South Carolina. They cannot be a subsidiary of another company. Financial
institutions, insurance companies, real estate and other brokerages, health
care organizations, and companies primarily engaged in retail are not eligible
for the South Carolina 100 listing.
Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton
International, one of six global accounting, tax, and business advisory
organizations. Through member firms in more than 100 countries, including
50 offices in the United States, the partners and employees of Grant
Thornton member firms provide personalized attention and the highestquality service to public and private clients around the globe.
To learn more about this year’s survey, please contact Mark Ballew,
Assurance Partner in Grant Thornton’s Columbia office, at (803) 231-3045 or
[email protected] Another survey contact is Joey Ward, Senior Assurance
Manager in the Columbia office, at (803) 231-3110 or [email protected]
Grant Thornton’s Web site address is www.GrantThorton.com.
THE 2007 SOUTH CAROLINA 100
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C ompany
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B usinEss D EsCription
MORE THAN $1 BILLION
Indu stri al Art & D es ign
November 2007
South Carolina Business
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Milliken & Company
Spartanburg
G. Ashley Allen
Manufacturer of textile products and
chemicals
2
The InterTech Group Inc.
and Affiliates
North Charleston
Jerry Zucker
Manufacturer of high-performance polymer
and elastomeric materials and composites,
electronics, and financial services1
3
J M Smith Corporation
Spartanburg
William R. Cobb
Wholesale distributor of pharmaceuticals and
provider of computer systems and data
processing services
$100 MILLION TO $999 MILLION
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE
SOUTH CAROLINA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE,
THE 23RD ANNUAL RANKING OF THE STATE’S
PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANIES.
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4
Southeastern Freight Lines Inc.
Lexington
William T. Cassels Jr.
Motor freight transportation provider
5
Piggly Wiggly Holdings LLC
Charleston
David R. Schools
Wholesale grocery distributor and grocery
6
Mount Vernon Mills Inc.
Mauldin
Roger W. Chastain
Textile manufacturer; producer of greige and
finished cloth used in apparel, home
furnishings, automotive, and industrial
markets
7
Dearybury Oil & Gas Inc.
Spartanburg
C.W. Dearybury Jr.
Distributor of petroleum products
8
Blanchard Machinery Company
Columbia
Joe Blanchard
Provider of sales, rentals, parts and service for
Caterpillar machines and engines
9
Carolinas Recycling Group LLC
Lyman
Marvin Siegel
Scrap iron and metal recycler
Charleston
Alton Phillips
Distributor of fertilizer and agricultural
chemicals
10 Carolina-Eastern Inc.
1 Ranking excludes the Hudson’s Bay Company
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# C ompany C ity CEO
B usiness D escription
# C ompany C ity CEO
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11 M.B. Kahn Construction Co. Inc. Columbia
William H. Neely
Provider of commercial, industrial, institutional,
general construction management services
35 Joseph Walker & Co. Inc.
Columbia
Forester B. Adams
Cotton merchandiser and provider of cotton
warehousing in raw baled cotton
12 Consolidated Systems Inc.
Steel fabricator
36 Harper Corporation
Greenville
C. Douglass Harper
Commercial, industrial, and institutional
contractor serving the Carolinas, Georgia,
Tennessee, and Virginia
37 JHM Hotels
Greenville
Hasmukh P. Rama
Hotel developer, manager, and owner
38 Sanders Bros. Inc.
Gaffney
Jerry Powell
Full-service industrial contractor
39 Dispoz-O Plastics Inc.
Fountain Inn
Joseph D. Lancia
Manufacturer of plastic products
Columbia
Bradford L. Pemberton
13 Edens & Avant
Columbia
Terry S. Brown
Developer, owner, and operator of
neighborhood shopping places in primary
markets throughout the East Coast
14 The Ben Arnold-Sunbelt Beverage Ridgeway
Company of South Carolina LP
William W. Tovell
Importer and distributor of wine and spirits
15 American LaFrance LLC
Summerville
John J. Stevenson
Manufacturer of emergency and vocational
vehicles
16 Thomas & Howard Company Inc.
Wholesale food distributor
Columbia
Jeff S. Leischner
17 Metromont Corporation
Greenville
Richard H. Pennell Jr.
Manufacturer of architectural and prestressed
concrete products
18 Diamond Hill Plywood
Darlington
John C. Ramsey
Company Inc. Wholesale distributor of building products to
the retail building supply industry
19 Ellett Brothers LLC
Chapin
F. Hewitt Grant
Wholesale distributor of hunting, shooting, and
marine products
20 Southeastern Paper Group
Spartanburg
E. Lewis Miller Jr.
Wholesale distributor of paper, plastic, and
janitorial products
21 Medical Services of America Inc.
Lexington
Ronnie L. Young
Provider of health care services and rental and
sale of medical equipment
22 Malphrus Construction Co. Inc.
Hilton Head Island
Gregg A. Malphrus
23 Dargan Construction Company
$50 MILLION TO $99 MILLION
40 Thompson Construction Group Inc. Sumter
Greg A. Thompson
Industrial contractor, general contractor, and
plant maintenance services provider
41 MOR PPM Inc.
Society Hill
Henry B. Moree Sr.
Contractor for industrial maintenance and
support services to power, pulp and paper, and
industrial clients
42 Pearlstine Distributors Inc.
Wholesale beer distributor
Charleston
Larry Lipov
43 H. G. Reynolds Company Inc.
Aiken
Jeffrey G. Reynolds
General contractor specializing in institutional,
industrial, and commercial construction
44 G & P Trucking Co. Inc.
Gaston
G. Clifton Parker
Trucking company and freight transportation
provider
Provider of site preparation services, including
clearing, grading, paving, drainage, utilities,
grassing
45 Defender Services Inc.
Columbia
G. Hollis Cone
Provider of janitorial, security, temporary and
permanent labor services, employee payrolling,
material handling and distribution, electrical,
mechanical, HVAC labor, equipment leasing,
and facility management services
Commercial construction provider
46 Terminix Service Inc.
Termite and pest control service provider
24 PMHC LLC West Columbia
John Hendrix
Provider of sales and service of forest
equipment and parts
47 IH Services Inc.
Greenville
Ryan D. Hendley
Industrial and commercial contract maintenance
service provider
25 Spartanburg Forest Products Inc. Greer
Steve Michael
Provider of pressure-treated SYP and related
products
48 McCalls Inc.
Johnsonville
Dairen Jacobs
Wholesale distributor of HVAC products and
related supplies
26 C.C. Dickson Co.
HVAC/refrigeration wholesale supplier
49 West Oil Company Inc.
Wholesale distributor of petroleum products
27 Loxcreen Company Inc.
West Columbia
John Wayne Parrish Jr.
Manufacturer/distributor of aluminum and
plastic extrusions and building materials
28 Cox Industries Inc.
Orangeburg
W. B. Cox Jr.
Manufacturer and distributor of
pressure-treated wood products and outdoor
furniture
50 Chicora Development
Myrtle Beach
Don J. Smith
SC Corporation
Real estate firm; brokerage for commercial and
residential property sales and leasing,
management of commercial and residential real
estate, and development of residential
subdivisions
29 WSA Group Inc.
Consulting engineers, planners, and economists
51 Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Inc. Columbia
William E. DeLoache III
Distributor of electrical products and inventory
reduction services
52 Cafe Enterprises Inc.
Taylors
Steve Bruce
Casual dining restaurant company
53 Ellcon-National Inc.
Greenville
Emil P. Kondra
Manufacturer of rail and transit components
Myrtle Beach
Rock Hill
Columbia
A. Shaw Dargan III
Jon Perry
M. Stevenson Smith
30 Ogletree, Deakins, Nash,
Greenville
L. Gray Geddie Jr.
Smoak & Stewart PC Professional services, labor, and employment
law provider
31 Vendors Supply Inc.
Wholesale food vending distributor
Columbia
James H. Sikes
Columbia
Hartsville
T. P. Knox Jr.
Lex West
54 Dilmar Oil Company Inc.
Florence
Earle Atkinson Jr.
Full-line petroleum distributor
32 The Mungo Companies
Irmo
Steven Mungo
Land development and residential single-family
construction provider
55 Cregger Company Inc.
West Columbia
Morris Cregger
Distributor of plumbing and related products
33 The Beach Company
Charleston
John C. L. Darby
Full-service real esate firm; services include
development, brokerage management, and
construction
56 McCrory Construction
Columbia
Allen Amsler
Company LLC
General contractor specializing in commercial,
industrial, institutional, and multi-family
construction
34 Para-Chem Southern Inc
Simpsonville
John W. Jordan III
Manufacturer of floor covering adhesives,
polymers, and latex coating
57 The Yahnis Company
Beer wholesaler
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Florence
Byron Yahnis
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58 Trehel Corporation
Clemson
Neal Workman
# C ompany C ity Design build contractor specializing in
commercial, institutional, multi-family and
ecumenical facilities
82 IMIC Hotels
Columbia
E. L. (Bert) Pooser Jr.
Hotel developers, owners, and operators
83 Easley Custom Plastics Inc. Easley
Craig Homan
Custom plastic injection molding provider
59 Interfilm Holdings Inc.
National slitter and distributor of plastic film
84 Yeargin Potter
Shackelford Construction Inc.
Greenville
R. Lynn Yeargin
Commercial/industrial general contractor
Easley
CEO
Donnie Thompson
60 The LPA Group Inc.
Columbia
R. Glen Lott
Professional consulting firm specializing in
transportation, providing complete planning,
environmental, and design services for airports
highways, bridges, and architectural
development
61 Gateway Supply Company Inc.
Columbia
Sam P. Williams Jr.
Wholesale distributor of plumbing and heating
supplies, air conditioning, and related products
62 T & S Brass & Bronze Works Inc.
Travelers Rest
Claude I. Theisen
Manufacturer of commercial and institutional
plumbing products
63 Spirit Telecom
Columbia
James M. Johnson
Provider of interexchange and competitive
carrier services, Internet and broadband
enhanced services, and intelligent network
database services
64 O’Neal Inc.
Greenville
Kevin C. Bean
Professional consulting engineers and general
contractor for a wide variety of industries
65 First Sun Management Corp.
Clemson
Joseph J. Turner Jr.
Restaurant franchise
66 Seafox Boat Company Inc.
Moncks Corner
Fred Renken
Manufacturer of fishing and pleasure boats
67 Martin Engineering Inc.
White Rock
Elizabeth Martin
General contractor
68 Colinx LLC
Greenville
Donovan A. Louis
Warehousing, information technology, and
transportation services provider
69 Package Supply &
Greenville
Gary L. Daniels
Equipment Co. Inc. Distributor of containers and closures for the
packing industry
70 Morrison Textile Machinery Co.
Fort Lawn
John M. White
Manufacturer of textile manufacturing
machinery
71 Life Cycle Engineering Inc.
Charleston
James R. Fei
Maintenance engineering, consulting, and
training provider
72 ElDeCo Inc.
Electrical contractor
Greenville
Allen McKinney
LESS THAN $50 MILLION
73 Wolverine Brass Inc.
Conway
Lloyd W. Coppedge
Manufacturer of converted paperboard
products
75 Park Place Corporation
Greenville
Jimmy Orders
Manufacturer of mattresses
76 Carolina Soya LLC
Estill
Paul Hankey
Soybean processor and poultry feed producer
77 Southland Log Homes Inc. Irmo
George M. Miller III
Designer, manufacturer, and seller of log and
solid wood structures
78 Contract Construction Inc.
Commercial general contractor
John W. Farley
79 General Information Services Inc. Chapin
Raymond Conrad
Provider of pre-employment background
screening, human capital solutions, and
corporate security
80 General Wholesale Distributors LLC Greenville
Tee Hooper
South Carolina distributor of heating and air
conditioning equipment
81 PalmettoNet Inc.
Digital fiber optic network provider
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Rock Hill
James M. Johnson
South Carolina Business
s c c h a m b e r. n e t
Manufacturer and distributor of supplies for
printers, copiers, and fax machines
86 Glasscock Company Inc.
Sumter
Jamie Glasscock
Provider of aggregate mining, aggregate
hauling, dry bulk hauling, and concrete
ready-mix
87 AME Inc.
Fort Mill
Gregg S. Campbell
Industrial and general contractors; provider of
crane rental, rigging, plant relocation, and
fabrication services
88 GMK Associates Inc.
Columbia
J. Bruce Barragan
Architecture, engineering, construction services,
interiors and design/build provider
89 Herald Group
Dillon
A. B. Jordan III
Sales provider and distributor of office supplies,
furniture, and printing; manufacturer of
business forms and newspapers, business
machines, copiers, and computers
90 Thompson Industrial Services LLC Sumter
Greg A. Thompson
Provider of plant cleaning services,
hydroblasting, vacuuming, chemical cleaning,
and boiler cleaning
91 Teleco Inc.
Greenville
William M. Rogers
Provider and distributor of voice and data
products
92 BFG Communications
Marketing services provider
Hilton Head Island
Kevin Meany
93 ACS Technologies Inc.
Florence
Hal Campbell
Provider of information management solutions
for churches, schools, and faith-based
organizations
94 Dillon Provision Co. Inc.
Dillon
Dan Bozard
Wholesale meat distributor serving North
Carolina and South Carolina
95 Colite International Ltd.
West Columbia
Marty Brown
Full service sign manufacturer and program
implementation company; services include
engineering, product design, project
management, surveys, installation, permits,
manufacturing, and maintenance of identity
signage
96 C. Ray Miles Construction Co. Inc. Lugoff
Heavy road construction company
Manufacturer/distributor of plumbing products
74 Southern States Packaging Co.
Spartanburg
Robert S. Lyon
Irmo
85 Dove Data Products Inc.
Florence
Richard B. Coxe
C. Ray Miles
97 Cogsdill Tool Products Inc.
Camden
Don Mitchell
Manufacturer of precision metalworking tools
for industrial use in machine tools
98 Allora LLC
Greenville
William Santerini
Architectural design and construction firm
specializing in single-family and multi-family
homes
99 Sunbelt Packaging LLC
York
Dan Janick
Distributor of packaging materials and
equipment and industrial supplies
100 Ambac International Corporation Columbia
Robert Isherwood
Manufacturer of diesel fuel injection equipment
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