SOUTHAMPTON, Pa. — Bolt On Technology L.L.C., a supplier of technology solutions for the automotive aftermarket, has been named to the 2020 Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies.
This marks the fifth consecutive year the company, founded 12 years ago in suburban Philadelphia, has ranked on the business list. According to Inc., only 4% of companies achieve this honor five years in a row.
Bolt On made the list with a three-year revenue growth rate of 85.5%, according to the company.
Mike Risich, Bolt On founder and CEO, said the company owes its success to facilitating the trend of automotive repair shops using technology to better engage car owners and create more loyalty.
Among other things, Bolt On's software allows repair shops to document a vehicle's condition with photos and other multimedia and send complete digital vehicle inspection reports with technician notes to the customer's cellphone or tablet, helping to build trust and generating more revenue and repeat business for those shops, according to the company. The company said it is nearing 50 million repair photos sent by shops to their customers using Bolt On software.
"This is further recognition that Bolt On Technology has tapped into a driving need among repair shops to provide more transparency to customers each step of the way, and they are being rewarded with greater loyalty, better reviews and more repeat business," Mr. Risich said. "We're extremely excited to breath rarefied air as one of a very few companies ranked for five straight years, and that's truly a testament to the dedication of our staff and the buy-in from our network of over 5,000 independent repair shop owners nationally."
To qualify for the 2020 Inc. 5000, companies must be privately owned, established in the first quarter of 2016 or earlier, have at least $100,000 in revenue in 2016, and have generated at least $2 million in revenue in 2019.