Arkel top BR company on Inc. fast-growing list

8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Construction company Arkel International is the highest-ranking Baton Rouge-area firm on the 2013 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies, while New Orleans firm Hernandez Consulting leads the state.

Arkel ranked No. 1891 on the list, which is based on revenue growth over three years. Arkel’s revenue was $43.9 million, up 201 percent.

Arkel President George H. Knost III said his company is an infrastructure and essential services company that helps oil and gas companies and the U.S. government with their most challenging projects in the most difficult environments.

“Arkel’s willingness to support our customers in remote locations, and then to execute on such projects has allowed us to strategically grow the business in a competitive global market,” Arkel said.