Crystal Clear Technologies, an information technology company in St. Pete that sells to government agencies, took the 5th
spot on Inc.
magazine's annual 500 list of the nation's fastest-growing companies
The company was founded in 2002 by Crystal Culbertson
, and has grown to 14 employees today. Due to consecutive profitable years, including 2010 in which the company ended the year at $16.4 million, Crystal Clear Technologies plans to expand and grow even more.
"We have done a lot of work with special ops, and there has been quite a bit of need for services and product we provide in that arena for the last three years," says John Lescarbeau, VP of sales and general manager for Crystal Clear Technologies
. "We have outgrown our current building and are looking at a larger office to relocate to within the St. Pete area. We haven't finalized a new location; however, we plan to be at our new location by Jan. 1 of next year.''
Along with a larger building comes a larger headcount. Lescarbeau says the company plans on hiring; though the exact number of people hired will depend on which contracts Crystal Clear gets over the next few months.
"We will probably be adding a position in our product re-sale division within the next three to six months," says Lescarbeau. "We've also got a professional services division where we will be adding a couple people for program project management.''
In addition to the positions at its headquarters, the company also has a staffing division that hires contractors who will be stationed at bases as needed. Lescarbeau says that division, known as IT enterprises, could hire 15-50 contractors depending on what contracts they get.
Writer: Kimberly Patterson
Source: John Lescarbeau, Crystal Clear Technologies