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Top 100 Private Companies and 10 to Watch

BNH November 2019 cover

Business NH Magazine is compiling a list of the top 100 private companies in NH for the November issue. Companies are ranked by annual gross sales. The five companies on the list with the fastest growing sales during the past three years are also profiled in this issue.  Business NH Magazin e also creates a 10 companies to watch list, consisting of those companies with sales between $1 million and $15 million but experiencing substantial growth.

Here's a statistical snapshot of the class of 2019:

  • Together these 100 companies provide 36,426 full-time jobs, of which more than 14,000 are in NH.
  • The largest employer on the list is C&S Wholesale Grocers in Keene, which employs 15,100, while the smallest employer is Port Electronics Corporation in Salem, which employs 11.
  • 67% of the Private 100 are family owned.
  • 16% of the Top 100 are women-led businesses.
  • The oldest company on the Private 100 list is Monadnock Paper Mills in Bennington (founded in 1819) while the newest is National Energy & Light in Nashua (founded in 2013).


Do you want to be part of the 2020 list? Then you need to apply. the survey is due Sept. 16, 2020. The lists will be published in our November issue.

Apply here.

Five Fastest Growing Companies in 2019

1. SoClean in Peterborough
Creator of automated CPAP cleaner and sanitizer.
Three-year average growth: 216%
CEO: Bob Wilkins
Total Number of Employees: 155

2. in Lee
Stock market education services
Three-year average growth: 106%
President: Jeff Bishop
Total Number of Employees: 70

3. Right Networks in Hudson
Helps accounting firms move destop accounting software and applications to the cloud and offers curated application ecosystem.
Three-year average growth: 49%
CEO: Joel Hughes
Total Number of Employees: 337

4. Single Digits in Bedford
Provides managed networks, Wi-Fi solutions, high-speed and internet access management and support.
Three-year average growth: 47%
President & CEO: Steve Singlar
Total Number of Employees: 449

5. National Energy & Light in Nashua
Energy controls, power distribution equipment and lighting.
Three-year average growth: 47%
President & CEO: Jim Schmidt
Total Number of Employees: 40

Five to Watch in 2019  

1. Saltwater Collective in Portsmouth
Marketing and advertising.
Three-year average growth: 140%
Partners: Mike Carella, Chris Griffin and Allison Potter
Total Number of Employees: 37

2. Peniel Environmental in Milford
Water, fire and mold mitigation; asbestos and lead abatement; crime scene and drug lab clean up.
Three-year average growth: 106%
COO: Earl Cook
Total Number of Employees: 45 full-time and up to 150 temporary or part-time

3. Boston Billiard Club & Casino in Nashua
Casino games, private parties and corporate event venue, sports bar.
Three-year average growth: 104%
President: Kurt Mathias
Total Number of Employees: 175

4. Tupelo Music Hall in Windham
Concert promoter.
Three-year average growth: 99%
Owner: Scott Hayward
Total Number of Employees: 42

5. Straight Path IT Solutions in Wakefield
Database consuklting and managed services.
Three-year average growth: 94%
President: mike Walsh
Total Number of Employees: 11