Twenty North Bay companies make national fastest-growing list

Twenty North Bay companies made the Inc. 5000 list [see the chart at the end] of fast-growing companies in the U.S., including nine newcomers such as a snack maker that debuted in the top 100.

These local companies have added almost 1,400 employees in the past three years, according to data through last year provided to the magazine for the annual ranking. However, a significant number of those jobs are at company locations outside the North Bay.

Sonoma-based Krave Pure Foods ( ranked No. 72 with three-year revenue growth — the list’s ranking factor — of 4,632 percent to $16.9 million last year from $358,002 in 2010. Jon Sebastiani launched the company the year before, and the company now employs 40.

Krave also ranked No. 4 among the list’s food and beverage growth companies and No. 14 among ranked California companies.

Capstone Technology Resources ( ranked No. 250, with 1,832 percent growth to $13.7 million.. Cynthia Reuter, CEO, started the Sausalito-based engineering and information technology consulting company in 2010.

San Francisco Business Times last year noted 2010–2012 revenue growth of 1,611 percent. This year the publication ranked the company among the region’s top 100 women-owned companies.

“We are grateful for the opportunities we’ve had in supporting other firms’ growth, grateful for the confidence our clients have placed in us, and grateful for having a team without comparison when it comes to understanding our clients’ needs and finding them the precise resources to execute on strategy and implementation,” Ms. Reuter said.

The company has a STEM Compass program, which connects qualified undergraduate and graduate science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) students to companies that need such candidates for STEM internships and entry-level jobs.

Santa Rosa-based residential service provider Moore Heating & Air Conditioning ( made its first appearance on the list at No. 261, with three-year growth of 1,758 percent to $3.1 million last year from $168,212 in 2010.

Started in 2010 by Jon Diamond and Curtis Moore, the company now employs 22. It ranked No. 9 among the construction companies on the Inc. list.

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