DockYard Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies - DockYard


Inc. Magazine ranked DockYard number 1,464 on its annual Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list, highlighting the digital product development firm’s significant growth and meaningful innovations in product design, engineering, and technology. The 2019 Inc. 5000 companies were ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2015 to 2018. All are U.S.-based, for-profit, and privately held.

The magazine’s list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, includes innovative businesses from a range of industries such as information technology, financial services, retail, telecommunications, health care, transportation, energy, manufacturing, as well as media and entertainment. Companies such as Microsoft, Timberland, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle, and Patagonia have all been featured by Inc. 5000 in the past.

The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.

DockYard designs and develops custom software, mobile applications, and Progressive Web Apps. The consultancy works largely with Ember and Elixir, some of the same technologies adopted by tech giants such as Apple, IBM, Adobe, Siemens, Sony, and Lexmark. These proven, open-source technologies offer easy migration, long-term maintainability, and stability.

“We’re thrilled to be included in Inc.’s fastest growing companies list,” said Jon Lacks, DockYard’s Incoming CEO. “DockYard’s growth has been fueled by the brilliance of our product designers, UX developers, engineers, and other staff, as well as by the quality of the software, mobile, and web apps that we build. We help clients translate bold digital ideas into simple, elegant solutions that advance business and user goals alike.”

DockYard’s innovative culture enables us to help create and lead technologies of the future. Because Fridays are “DockYard Days,” where there is no need to do client work, employees can focus on learning and contributing to — if not leading — open source technology. In fact, we keep thought leader Chris McCord on staff to devote 90% of his time to furthering the development of the open-source Phoenix framework.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” said Inc. Editor in Chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.”

DockYard has been recognized multiple times for its technological innovation and digital product design. DockYard received four awards from the Davey Awards for High Tide, a Progressive Web Application, including recognition for website, web app, data visualization, and website science development. Honors also include a Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) award for web app development, and Clutch research firm’s lists for National Top Mobile Application Developer, National Top User Experience Agency, and Top 1000 B2B companies.

DockYard is a digital product agency offering custom software, mobile, and web application development consulting. We provide exceptional professional services in strategy, user experience, design, and full stack engineering to bring brilliant digital ideas into being for innovative brands such as Netflix, Apple, Zipcar, McGraw-Hill, Nasdaq, Harvard, Fidelity Investments, Constant Contact, CollegeVine, and WNYC, as well as funded startups. DockYard helps organizations transform ambitious, complex ideas into fully deployed apps using Ember.js, Elixir, and Phoenix. DockYard’s integrated approach allows us to solve problems quickly with stability, maintainability, and scalability. Our firm is smart, experienced, and deeply knowledgeable about modern application UX, design, and architecture. On the bleeding edge of technology, DockYard often pioneers the field, and invests heavily in the open source community. We also offer testing and QA, project management, training, support, and staff augmentation. And with consultants nationwide, we’ve got staff in key markets across the United States.


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