Press Release: The Building People Named to the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies

August 18th, 2020

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The Building People
215 Depot Court SE
3rd Floor
Leesburg, VA 20175
Ph. 703.669.2222

inc5000 (5)Leesburg, VA – August 18th, 2020 – The Building People LLC. announced today it has ranked No. 318 on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. For 38 years, Inc. has recognized the achievements of fast-growing, innovative private companies. 

The Building People achieved a three-year growth rate of 1,434 percent to demonstrate the company’s commitment and ingenuity in leading clients toward the future of facilities through a connected real estate model that relies on organizational efficiency, sustainability, and savings. The Building People has been recognized three times on this list, moving up from their debut at No. 1327 in 2018, No. 472 in 2019, and landing at No. 318 in 2020.

When asked about this achievement, Lawrence Melton, CEO & President of The Building People said, “We have always worked hard to be a people-first company and a place that people want to work, not have to work. This is the key to our success because we attract the best and brightest talent to build meaningful relationships with each other and our clients that are geared towards innovative solutions to some of the toughest challenges facing building owners and stakeholders.” He went on to say that, “I am proud of the consistency our team of professionals brings every day, and can’t wait to see what the future will bring.” 

This year, The Building People is ranked No. 1 in Virginia for Real Estate, No. 1 in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area for Real Estate, and No. 1 in Loudoun County for Real Estate. The Building People also ranked No. 9 for Real Estate nationally, moving up from their spot at No. 16 in 2019. In addition, The Building People are ranked No. 15 overall in Virginia moving up from their spot at No. 28 in 2019. 

The Building People integrate technology, buildings, and people 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.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

The 2020 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2016. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. 

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

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