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May 2022 — Best Company recently announced its 2022 Companies to Watch list that features 58 companies from various industries like solar, debt relief, home security, and more.
The Companies to Watch list is designed to showcase businesses that are experiencing considerable growth, implementing new services or features, and/or going the extra mile for their customers.
In order to get featured on this list, companies completed a form where they explained their new initiatives, growth rates, and customer service endeavors.
The companies featured below are organized into five categories:
Important note: The companies featured on this list are not ranked or listed in any particular order.
LeafFilter Gutter Protection Verified
Founded in 2005, LeafFilter Gutter Protection is one of the largest home improvement companies in the United States.
LeafFilter installs a micro-mesh screen made from surgical-grade stainless steel to protect clients’ gutters from leaves, dirt, and other various debris. The company has grown quickly over the past few months and has about 97 office locations throughout North America as of January 2022.
LeafFilter received the 2022 Best Company Sustainability Award for its focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, limiting waste, and improving product packaging and distribution.
Founded in 2018, Cove is one of the top-rated home security companies in the United States, having protected hundreds of thousands of homes.
Cove offers 24/7 customer service, some of the fastest response times in the home security industry, and a rapidly growing array of equipment and services. In 2021, Cove launched three new cameras and revamped its entire line of sensors. The company also has plans to launch more new products this year.
Cove has a vertically integrated business model that helps it keep up with the latest technology while minimizing waste, and providing personalized customer experiences. Cove was also the first security company to partner with RapidSOS, reducing dispatch times by three to four minutes.
Protecting homes and businesses since 1950, Guardian Protection is one of the nation's largest home security companies. Guardian Protection has utilized cutting-edge technology to make homes and businesses safer, smarter, and more connected — from indoor and outdoor cameras featuring video analytics to sensors that detect water and shut off a water main automatically.
Guardian Protection has spent the last two years remaking its go-to-market product and service delivery in an effort to provide the best customer experience possible.
International Van Lines Verified
International Van Lines was recently featured in the INC500 as one of America's fastest-growing companies. The moving company is also currently working on a franchise agreement as well as establishing four new business locations.
Founded in 2001, uShip is an online marketplace that connects customers directly with truck drivers who have extra space in their trucks — making it cheaper and easier to ship oversized e-commerce and furniture, as well as vehicles, boats, motorcycles, and more.
Over 850,000 shipments were listed on uShip in 2021, resulting in $200 million in gross shipping volume, which is a 57.5% year-over-year increase. These numbers were an all-time high for the company.
Dedicated Van Lines Verified
Dedicated Van Lines opened its doors in 1992 with the hope of providing the highest quality packing and moving services in the industry. The company provides a number of moving services including long-distance, local, commercial, and cross-country moving as well as storage, crating, and packing services.
With a number of competitors, Dedicated Van Lines works to stand out by providing unmatched customer service in addition to consistently well-reviewed moving and relocation services.
MoveHappy is a moving service that specializes in packing, storing, and transporting belongings both nationally and internationally. Founded in 2014, Move Happy provides long-line services such as long-distance moves, local moves, corporate and employee relocations, storage facilities, and logistics and warehousing solutions.
The company has serviced some of America's largest brands such as the U.S. Armed Forces, GSA, as well as private individuals seeking to relocate. Move Happy has more than 300 employees, a fleet of new trucks, over 300,000 square feet of warehouse space, and a national and global reach.
Rove Pest Control is a residential and commercial pest control service that has been treating a wide variety of pest problems since 2006.
Rove is planning on launching three new services this year as well as employee education, self-improvement, and well-being courses. The company is experiencing a record-breaking 25 percent faster sales growth this year than last year.
Rove is also collaborating with a group of charities to provide more opportunities for other team members/community members to connect on projects that benefit society. Additionally, Rove was one of the 2022 Best Company Sustainability Award recipients because of its annual environmental impact reviews, paperless forms and billing, fuel-efficient vans, and recent electric vehicle pilot program.
Hawx Pest Control Verified
Hawx Pest Control is a residential and commercial exterminator that has been in service since 2013. Within the past year, Hawx Pest Control has grown from 250 employees to over 800 as well as from 13 branches to almost 30.
The company recently teamed up with an organization called One Tree Planted, which means that a tree will be planted for every person who signs up for Hawx Pest Control services.
American Pest Verified
Founded in 1925, American Pest is a highly rated pest control company for homes and businesses throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. In 2022, American Pest received the Best Company Sustainability Award due to its new SMART pest control solutions.
The company has experienced fast growth with over 16 acquisitions since 2016. American Pest has on-staff entomologists including Board Certified Entomologists (BCE) and Associate Certified Entomologists (ACE). In addition to having pest professionals with ACE certification, the company also provides those who aren't yet certified entomologists with the materials and resources to become certified.
American Pest also hosts three different classes of leadership training that its team members can apply/be nominated for.
Sun Badger Solar is a full-service company providing both commercial and residential solar installation services to home and business owners.
Sun Badger Solar, a fast-growing residential solar panel installation company in the midwest, uses innovative solar-panel technology and focuses on offering quality customer service throughout each solar installation. Sun Badger Solar also received the 2022 Best Company Sustainability Award for its paperless billing and electric vehicle usage.
Simply Solar is a company based in the Bay Area that provides optimized solar systems to both residential and commercial customers.
Simply Solar is increasing its staff numbers in order to meet the needs of its continually growing customer base. The solar company also has plans to expand into new markets in the upcoming months.
Astrawatt Solar started in 2016 and is now one of the fastest-growing solar companies and one of the fastest-growing energy companies in the United States. The company is vertically integrated, which means it can handle both the sales and the installation process.
Astrawatt Solar is now expanding nationwide through a franchise model to help more homeowners go solar and receive better customer service.
Horizon PWR is a fast-growing solar company in Idaho and Oregon. The company, which offers a full-service installation team with in-house installation crews, was founded in 2017 and has already opened 11 new office locations.
In 2020 and 2022, Horizon PWR was voted Best Solar Company In Idaho by Inbound Systems. The company was also voted Best Solar Company in East Idaho, Central Idaho, and the Treasure Valley in 2022. Additionally, Horizon PWR chooses a charity to volunteer at and donate to every year.
CB Solar Verified
CB Solar Inc., based in Des Moines, Iowa, has been designing and installing solar energy systems on residential, commercial, and agricultural properties since 2013. Since its founding, the company has installed over 700 solar energy projects and has been named as one of the Top Solar Contractors by Solar Power World, a title CB Solar has held since 2014. CB Solar recently created an online sales department that allows customers to discuss the possibility of going solar digitally from the comfort of their own homes.
Blue Raven Solar Verified
Founded in 2014 with headquarters in Utah, Blue Raven Solar is a residential solar installer that has brought renewable energy to over 20,000 homeowners in almost half of the United States.
Blue Raven Solar is growing rapidly and has been consistently breaking sales records. The company’s corporate team has grown from three personnel to over 2,200 employees in eight years. Recently partnering with SunPower, the company is now introducing energy storage systems into its inventory and installation processes.
Bell Solar & Electrical has been spearheading the green energy revolution in Las Vegas, Nevada since 2007. Bell Solar & Electrical is the only electrical company owned and operated by women in the state of Nevada that has seen tremendous growth in the past year, surpassing a 400 percent increase in sales. This growth has allowed the company to give back to the community by supporting local nonprofits and worldwide efforts to go solar.
Earlier this year, Bell Solar & Electrical’s leadership team recently came back from a two-week, Nepal trip where the company donated and provided solar power to a hospital in a small village where birthing rates are low due to no electricity for life-saving procedures.
The company was also featured in the Best of Las Vegas two years in a row in two categories: best solar company and best electrical company.
Smart Energy Brokers LLC Verified
Smart Energy Brokers is a solar energy brokerage service that was launched in 2020 in Roseville, California. The company works with large and small industry players to match customers with solar providers. Smart Energy Brokers is a premier solar home-improvement marketplace and strives to make shopping for clean energy easy.
Founded in 2009, Sol-Up is a residential and commercial solar installer providing full-service solar installation to residents and business owners across the Las Vegas valley. The company prides itself on its quality products, technology, and award-winning installation team.
Additionally, the company has partnered with many well-known, reputable products in the solar world such as Panasonic, Meyer Burger, Span, ProVia, Tesla, Solar Edge, etc.
Founded in 2016, Project Solar offers some of the lowest-priced solar systems in the United States, with an average sale price of $2.20 per watt.
The company has a completely digital checkout, meaning the customer never pays a solar sales rep's commission. Project Solar’s online quoting calculator can analyze consumers’ usage and available PV potential of their roof to instantly determine the needed system size. The company’s proprietary customer portal was designed to streamline the process while keeping the customer informed about the status of their project at all times.
Solar Power of Oklahoma Verified
Established in 2017, Solar Power of Oklahoma is a full-service solar energy company located exclusively in Oklahoma. The company notably grew by 50 percent in 2020, a pandemic year, and is slated to grow by 100 percent this year.
Solar Power of Oklahoma has a customer ambassador program called SPO Super Fan, which features the company’s top customers and the top ambassadors for solar in the state of Oklahoma. Additionally, the company received the 2022 Best Company Sustainability Award for its environmentally related certifications, paperless initiatives, and sustainability employee training.
Founded in 2021, Motion Solar Group is a full-service solar sales agency offering tailored solar solutions. Growing rapidly in over 15 states, Motion Solar Group prides itself on being able to offer quality solar systems and products for a competitive price. The company also provides other home upgrades to help consumers’ homes be as energy efficient as possible.
Core Energy Solar Verified
Founded in 2017 and headquartered in Homestead, Florida, Core Energy Solar is a family-owned business that is continually expanding its services. The company offers more than just solar services, including, but not limited to, roofing services, HVAC, and ADT alarm systems.
The Solar Professionals is currently in a growth phase, expecting to more than double in size between Q2 and Q4 of this year. The company fosters strong relationships with U.S. vendors for direct purchase of solar technology and is building a customer engine to build upon already strong customer relationships.
The Solar Professionals is expanding to serve multiple states within the United States and growing its team to include more diversity. The company also received the 2022 Best Company Sustainability Award for its environmentally-focused initiatives such as paperless billing, electric vehicles, and more.
ADT Solar Verified
ADT Solar, formerly Sunpro Solar, was recently acquired by ADT Inc. to provide a fully integrated, smart-home experience that includes home security, automation, and energy management.
ADT Solar is one of the fastest-growing residential solar companies in the nation. With 70 locations, the company currently offers services in 22 states. Additionally, ADT Solar provides comprehensive 25-year warranties on every solar installation and offers high-quality products from LG, Enphase, and Tesla.
GoSolar Power Verified
Founded in 2009, Go Solar Power now has locations in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and Alabama. The company has helped over 100,000 homeowners throughout the United States get a solar power system and has consistently grown for the past five years. Go Solar Power is also one of the largest installers for the Tesla Powerwall in the Eastern United States.
Established in 2014, Powur is the first 100 percent virtual, residential solar company in the cloud, which enables the company to scale quickly and meet the demands of an ever-changing solar landscape. Powur grew more than 1,000 percent in 2020, nearly doubled its revenue to $200 million in 2021, and is on track to continue to grow at an impressive rate this year.
Powur’s virtual platform model has been profitable and cash-flow positive from day one, which allows the company to deploy capital directly back into innovating its platform and adding user-enriching features. Powur recently launched a virtual site survey app that allows homeowners and their sales professionals to gather all necessary imagery themselves immediately on-site, which eliminates the need to wait several days for a costly on-site survey typically provided by an internal operations team.
The company has a team of more than 160 full-time employees, with more than 50 open positions and no corporate office. The company’s team is located across the nation and internationally.
Smart Wave Solar Verified
Smart Wave Solar, a company that completes its own installs, has been growing its revenues by 88 percent or more year-over-year for the last three years. Less than 1 percent of Smart Wave Solar’s clients come from knocking on doors and the company’s cancellation rate is less than 3 percent.
Smart Wave Solar has zero institutional debt or investors and has developed patented technology that allows its customers to enjoy an emergency power supply when the grid goes down. The company is growing fast and aiming to change the solar industry.
Founded in 2010, Palmetto is a solar company that has a mission to democratize clean energy and fundamentally alter the trajectory of climate change. The company’s marketplace platform gives homeowners a cost-benefit analysis for going solar in a matter of minutes and offers numbers on carbon footprint offset. Once a homeowner decides to go solar, Palmetto oversees everything from financing, design, engineering, permitting, and installation, and will even monitor system performance post-installation for ultimate peace of mind.
Palmetto currently offers its solar services in 23 states, with growth expected to continue this year. Palmetto also received the 2022 Best Company Sustainability Award for its New Utility offering, environmentally focused community programs, and use of sustainable solar panel modules.
LGCY Power Verified
LGCY Power, a certified partner of Sunrun, is a residential solar company with a rapidly expanding customer base throughout the United States. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Lehi, Utah, LGCY Power strives to provide customers with a new level of customer service and sustainable energy.
Erus Energy is a full EPC solar company. The company is currently in nine markets across three states and will be expanding more so this year.
Erus Energy’s growth and expansion into new markets allow the company to offer employment in Phoenix, Tempe, Prescott, and Tucson in Arizona as well as El Paso, San Antonio, Houston, Laredo, and McAllen in Texas. Erus Energy has been in business for over 17 years and has multiple employees that have been with the company for over 10 years.
Cape Fear Solar Systems Verified
Founded in 2007, Cape Fear Solar Systems is a growing company that services homeowners in Southeastern North Carolina. The company’s new, net-zero headquarters represents a major milestone for Wilmington, North Carolina as environmental sustainability is at the core of Wilmington’s future.
Cape Fear Solar has a strong commitment to our employees, offering ongoing training, mentoring, and career advancement opportunities. The company currently has several NABCEP-certified employees in various departments — the highest accreditation held in the solar industry.
The company will be moving into its new warehouse this fall and will bring more jobs and career advancement opportunities to the region.
Concord Auto Protect Verified
Founded in 2013, Concord Auto Protect offers a variety of comprehensive car warranty plans for all makes and models of vehicles. Additionally, its award-winning customer service and claims team are available 24/7.
Concord Auto Protect stands out in the industry because it has received significantly more positive reviews over the years than its competitors. Though the past year was difficult due to car shortages and the economy, the company was still able to cover millions of dollars in claims.
Priority Home Warranty Verified
Launched in 2020, Priority Home Warranty offers several standard service contracts that cover repairs for major home systems and appliances in the event of failure due to normal wear and tear.
Priority Home Warranty has been growing at a fairly fast pace and is introducing new innovations and modern advancements to the home warranty industry. The company is technologically focused and has implemented a number of advancements like its live tracking system.
Founded in 2017, Liberty Home Guard provides homeowners with a variety of home warranty plan options. The company continues to grow at a fast pace year over year.
Liberty Home Guard has distinguished itself by streamlining its services, responding to customer feedback in a prompt manner, and offering customizable coverage that better suits customer needs.
Everyday Life Verified
Founded in 2018, Everyday Life is a life insurance tech company whose technology is making life insurance accessible and affordable for millions of people who otherwise wouldn't be able to get covered on their own.
Everyday Life recently added machine-learning capabilities that prevent denied applications for insurance by re-routing applicants to a more suitable product.
Resolution Timeshare Cancellation Verified
Based in Madison, New Jersey, and Orlando, Florida, Resolution Timeshare Cancellation is a family-owned boutique cancellation firm.
The company, which was founded in 2019, is the only company to provide a certified escrow option. Additionally, Resolution Timeshare Cancellation takes pride in the fact that it has fully honored its 100 percent money-back guarantee.
Strayt is an invisible braces provider that started providing a new level of convenience and treatment quality within the in-home teeth straightening industry in 2019. As of now, Strayt gives all patients a StraytVIBES™ Alignment Accelerator, a light and vibration therapy device, at no additional charge with their treatment.
Advantage Alert Verified
Founded in 1985, Advantage Alert offers some of the lowest prices for monitored medical response systems. The company also provides custom packages to its customers and guarantees that its prices will not increase after the first year of service.
Founded in 2013, UnaliWear is a medical alert company that strives to help vulnerable populations increase their independence while maintaining their dignity. UnaliWear’s main product is the Kanega Watch, a medical alert watch with built-in fall detection and features that are unique to the industry.
UnaliWear Kanega Watch wearers can customize the sensitivity of their watch's fall detection and voice activation features, which provides the opportunity to reduce false alerts.
ROK Financial Verified
Since its founding in 2020, ROK Financial has worked to provide fast financing solutions for small businesses while upholding great customer service and a growing team. The company has continually exceeded monthly sales records while maintaining a positive work culture.
ROK Financial donates a portion of each loan funded through ROK Financial to Feeding America and has provided more than 250,000 meals so far.
4 Pillar Funding is a family-owned and operated business that has been working with small businesses to secure loans and credit needed to grow and develop products and services. 4 Pillar Funding is growing at 300 percent year over year. The company funded 5 million dollars in 2020, and 25 million in 2021, and is expecting to fund close to 75 million this year.
National Business Capital has grown to be a top FinTech marketplace offering small business loans and financing since 2009. The company has streamlined the loan application process to secure over $1 billion in financing for business owners across the nation.
National Business Capital is currently in high growth mode. The company recently transitioned to a new, custom-designed headquarters in Hauppauge, New York. Additionally, National Business Captial’s employee headcount has doubled in size over the last 12 months, with plans to double again within the next year.
The company supports local communities through charitable donations and events, as well as donating 10 meals to Feeding America with each completed transaction.
National Funding Verified
Since 1999, National Funding has worked to help small businesses get the funding they need quickly. National Funding strives to listen to customers, understand their needs, and nurture their passion into thriving small businesses.
National Funding is creating a more streamlined process for applicants and customers and plans to implement these updates throughout this year.
Founded in 2016, RentRedi is property management software that empowers landlords to collect rent, list units, find tenants, and manage maintenance and accounting. RentRedi enables tenants to pay rent from their phone, report on-time rent payments, and submit maintenance requests digitally.
The company recently raised Series A to support and further its hyper-growth, mobile-first tech to ensure landlords and tenants can manage their rentals from anywhere.
iLending, a Fintech startup, is growing at a fast pace and is on track to help thousands of families this year save money each month by refinancing their car loans. According to iLending, its clients save an average of $145 per month.
Credit1Solutions.com, founded in 2005, offers additional services by providing clients with a legal channel to sue the CRAs and creditors in state or federal court to remove and release debts based on credit-reporting violations as well as win a paid settlement. If necessary, the company can force a jury trial against those same defendants filed in the complaint to achieve the consumers' goals.
Founded in 2007, 700 Plus Credit is a credit restoration company based in Houston, Texas with more than 15 years of experience. The company has experienced accelerated growth and is continually servicing clients in more cities and states across the country.
The company has implemented fast processes that allow it to offer comprehensive services where its staff can address issues such as credit repair, credit approval, mortgage, car loan, personal loan, credit score increase, realtors, dealership, and more.
American Credit Card Solutions Verified
American Credit Card Solutions is accredited by the International Association of Professional Debt Arbitrators (IAPDA), one of the main organizations that set the industry standards for debt relief.
The company utilizes user-generated content to allow those who have come out of debt successfully to share their stories and advice with others. American Credit Card Solutions implemented this unique content structure in order to give those who are struggling a better blueprint to follow and to show them what to expect, and how to be successful throughout their debt-free journeys.
Americor is a debt relief company based in Irvine, California. Since 2009, the company has relieved more than $2 billion of debt. Americor was listed as one of Inc. 5000's fastest-growing companies in 2020 and 2021. The company was also listed as a U.S. Top Workplace in 2019, 2020, and 2021.
Americor strives to use culture as the biggest lever that drives performance and invests in its team members’ corporate training that supports engagement, benefits, growth, and flexibility. The company has adopted a value-based workplace in an effort to provide a clear direction for its employees.
Stratton Equities Verified
Stratton Equities is a leading Nationwide Direct Hard Money and NON-QM lender that specializes in fast and flexible lending processes. The company is owned and operated by experienced real estate investors who use their knowledge to help all real estate investors succeed. In the next 12 months, Stratton Equities projects that it will be doubling its revenue and staff, which will provide more opportunities to both first-time and seasoned real estate investors.
The company was announced as one of the top 250 Business in NJBiz for 2022 and have won the award for leaders in finance.
Credit Direct Verified
Credit Direct is a personal loan lender that was founded in 2012. In addition to offering personal loans, the company has a network of lending partners that can compete with its offers. Credit Direct acknowledges that it doesn’t always have the best offer and strives to help clients obtain one that works best for them.
Credit Direct is expanding its partner offerings in the event an applicant doesn't qualify for a loan and wants to present them with an alternative solution that can help them reach their goal.
Alleviate Tax Verified
Alleviate Tax started with 20 employees at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic and now has about 100 employees. The company has also expanded its business and 1099 services to include bookkeeping, compliance, business tax services, and more.
Victory Tax Lawyers (VTL) is a law firm specializing in tax defense, litigation, and resolution. The Los Angeles-based company was founded in 2017 by Parham Khorsandi and Amir Boroumand, both tax attorneys.
As one of the only tax relief law firms around, the company ensures that every consultation is with a licensed attorney.
FinishLine Tax Solutions Verified
FinishLine Tax Solutions offers a wide variety of tax services ranging from relief to preparation. The company has CPAs, Enrolled Agents, IRS tax attorneys, and other tax professionals on staff to help consumers with their tax debt.
FinishLine Tax Solutions has experienced significant growth since its founding and specializes in tax matters relating to personal and business tax issues, including corporate return filing, payroll tax issues, audit representation, and more.
Innovative Tax Relief, LLC Verified
Founded in 2016, Innovative Tax Relief, LLC is based in Florida and offers tax negotiation, tax resolution, and tax preparation services.
Innovative Tax Relief is growing rapidly and is expanding services to benefit individuals in all 50 states. The company’s main goal is to ensure that clients save the most money on their IRS tax debts.
Founded in 2010, Ideal Tax is a company that specializes in representing taxpayers against state revenue agencies and the IRS. The company is headquartered in California, works with clients in 47 states, and has helped thousands of customers across the country.
Enterprise Consultants Group is a fast-growing tax relief company that has attorneys and a CPA on staff and offers a full-service accounting department. The company started in 2007 and is based in Los Angeles, California. Enterprise Consultants Group takes clients from across the United States and holds a certification from the National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP).