OCBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
Rome & Associates Built On Telecommunications Work
Jeffrey Rome never thought when he got his degree in architecture that he’d spend most of his time designing wireless networks. Now, some 24 years later, 90% of billings at his Jeffrey Rome & Associates Inc. firm come from projects for major telecommunications companies such as AT&T, Crown Castle International Corp. and Verizon.
Combine For 1% Jump To $417 Million Locally
Orange County’s architecture firms combined for a 1.6% increase in local billings, modest growth after last year’s 13% surge.
39 Bring in $2.8 Billion In OC-Generated Billings
The top engineering firms with headquarters or significant operations in Orange County ended a three-year streak of gains with a 1.5% drop in local billings during the 12-month period ending June 30.
Driver Urban’s Revenue Jumped 25,402% to $131.3M
Driver Urban had three things working for it in 2012 when it spun off from a large construction company—it entered the marketplace at the right time, at the right price, and with the right expertise.
Alternative Lender Translates Conditions Into 2,236% Revenue Jump
Growth for Quick Bridge Funding LLC was fast but not too fast.
BigRentz.com on 1,268% Growth Spurt to $15M
Starting BigRentz.com was a no-brainer for Chief Executive Dallas Imbimbo.
$4.3B Revenue Increase Spread Over 13 Largest Fast Growers
Far fewer but much bigger. That’s one way to sum up the biggest of the fastest-growing private companies based in Orange County—13 companies that combined for $16.1 billion in revenue, a 37% jump.
73 Companies Combine for $2.2 Billion in Revenue
The 73 fastest-growing private companies in Orange County with revenues between $10 million and $100 million collectively grew their combined top line by 76.1% over the past two years to $2.2 billion.
Companies Under $10M Mark on Revenue Combine for 100% Jump
The fastest-growing companies in Orange County with revenues of less than $10 million combined to nearly double their sales over the past two years to $399 million.
34 Companies Employed 16,000+ in Orange County
The 34 largest medical device makers in Orange County experienced 2% job growth during the 12 months ended in August, according to the Business Journal’s annual list.
Edwards, Endologix Among Big Gainers on Consultant List
Irvine-based medical device makers Edwards Lifesciences Corp. and Endologix Inc. are vastly different when it comes to revenue and profit, but they both rank among the top 10 hirers in the medical technology field over the past five years, according to a recently released report.
Allergan Leads the Way With 2,400 Local Workers
Irvine-based Allergan Inc. is the runaway leader on the Business Journal’s annual list of drugmakers based in Orange County or with sizable local operations.
Biggest Here Combine For Workforce of 2,728
Local employment growth has evaded Orange County’s largest contract electronics makers for another year, despite a boost in global sales for the industry.
Older Firms Programmed Play for Today’s Innovators
Orange County’s influence in the video game industry traces back decades, from trailblazing studios in the early 1980s to today’s innovators of virtual reality.
Producer Waited 10+ Years To Get Money for Follow-Up
It’s taken Brian Fargo more than a decade to get the band back together for a follow-up release to the smash hit “Wasteland.”