Knoxville drug wholesaler No. 15 on Inc. 5000

Twenty-five East Tennessee companies are on the 2010 Inc. 5000 list released this week.

Tops among the ET companies is Physicians’ Pharmaceutical at No. 15 with 2009 revenue of $8.7 million and an astounding 9,307 percent revenue growth from 2006 to 2009, according to the magazine.

Physicians’ Pharmaceutical, founded in 2005, is a “wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical medications to physicians,” according to Inc.

The Inc. 5000 ranks the fastest-growing companies in the country according to percentage revenue growth between the years 2006 and 2009.

Tennessee is home to 99 businesses on the list.

EnerNex Corp. is the next highest ranked Knoxville-based company at No. 1,819 with 150 percent three-year growth and 2009 revenue of $9.4 million. This is the third straight year the engineering and consulting services provider has made the list.

The largest Knoxville-area company on the list is Cellular Sales of Knoxville with 2009 revenue of $316 million and a three-year growth rate of 147 percent.

Overall, Cellular Sales ranks No. 1,856 on the 2010 list, up from 2,069 last year. But the Verizon retailer is No. 72 based on gross dollars of growth.

Here are the rest of the East Tennessee companies on the Inc. 5000. If I left anyone off, I apologize, and let me know.

Access America Transport, Chattanooga, No. 483

Walden Security, Chattanooga, No. 1,500

Nuclear Safety Associates, Johnson City, No. 1,563

P&C Construction, Chattanooga, No. 1,621

OrthoBanc, Chattanooga, No. 1,841

Management Solutions, Knoxville, No. 1,870

BrakeQuip, Knoxville, No. 2,274

TechniPak, Gray, No. 2,388

Broadway Electric Services, Knoxville, No. 2.450

Sword & Shield Enterprise Security, Knoxville, No. 2,606

Lyon Roofing, Piney Flats, No. 2,727

Moore Freight Service, Mascot, No. 2,812

Saratoga Technologies, Johnson City, No. 2,989

Personal Computing Systems, Louisville, No. 3,070

Excalibur Integrated Systems, Chattanooga, No. 3,085

Market Street Solutions, Chattanooga, No. 3.098

Lectrus, Chattannoga, No. 3,282

Airnet, Chattanooga, No. 4,215

Navarro Research & Engineering, Oak Ridge, No. 4.227

PetSafe, Knoxville, No. 4,336

Gallaher & Associates, Alcoa, No. 4,519

Concord Professioal Services, Knoxville, No. 4,864