Sterling, VA, Oct. 19, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Inc. magazine ranked Atlantic Duct Cleaning #3572 on its sixth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy--America's independent entrepreneurs. Unified Payments tops this year's list. Atlantic Duct Cleaning joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly's, among other prominent brands featured on this year's list.
When you think of America's fastest growing companies, chances are that images of penthouse offices, Wall Street moguls and multi-division enterprises come to mind. So you may be surprised to learn that Inc. Magazine just named a duct cleaning business to its list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S.
Atlantic Duct Cleaning, a 17-year-old service provider based in Sterling Virginia, ranked an impressive #3,572 in the magazine's prestigious list, and according to owner Tom Keys, adding Aeroseal duct sealing to its offerings was a factor in the company's growth. Atlantic provides Air Duct Cleaning, Aeroseal Air Duct Sealing, Dyer Vent Cleaning, and Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning to Northern, VA, Washington, D.C., and Maryland.
"We've found Aeroseal to be the perfect compliment to the duct cleaning services we've been offering since we first began business in 1995," said Keys. "70% of the set up we do to clean a home's ductwork is the same set up needed to seal leaks with Aeroseal. Now we can offer a complete clean and green solution to customers looking to increase energy savings as well as the comfort and air quality of their homes."
Atlantic receives a large majority of its work through referrals they get from surrounding area HVAC and energy audit businesses. Since Atlantic doesn't sell heating and cooling equipment, professional concerns over competition aren't an issue. In fact, with Atlantic's help, referring businesses often find they can increase customer satisfaction - a real win/win for everyone involved.
"Today's HVAC business is all about nurturing long-term customer relationships," said Keys. "We actually help the HVAC companies by allowing them to offer services and added value they would otherwise lack."
According to Keys, the initial customer appeal for Aeroseal is more often than not, its promise of increased indoor comfort. It's during a service call or a sale of a new furnace or air conditioner that the HVAC pro will first hear from customers about problems involving uneven heating and cooling in their home. That's when Atlantic Duct Cleaning will get a call for assistance. But while the prospect of increased comfort may peak initial homeowner interest, it's the added bonus of energy savings that often seals the deal.
"We've done a couple thousand Aeroseal projects since we began offering the service in 2008," said Keys, "and we've yet to have a single complaint. On the contrary, our customers are typically surprised at the immediate difference the duct sealing makes in effectively distributing heat and cooled air throughout the house. Soon after, they are ecstatic over the utility savings they realize each and every month."
Since adding Aeroseal to their service offerings, Atlantic Duct Cleaning has grown more than 51%. While Aeroseal may not be able to take full credit for this growth, Keys says it is definitely a major factor.
"More recently, we've noticed that a growing number of homeowners are learning about the critical role that duct sealing plays in comfort and energy savings," said Keys. "This has lead to a steady increase in the number of customers who are seeking us out for our services. Next year, we are aiming to be #2500 on Inc. Magazine's list."
- To learn more about Atlantic Duct Cleaning's services visit their website: www.AtlanticDuctCleaning.com
- To schedule an appointment for Air Duct Cleaning, Aeroseal Air Duct Sealing, Dryer Vent Cleaning, or Kitchen Exhaust Cleaning, call the experts at Atlantic 703-435-4485.
Source:Atlantic Duct Cleaning, Inc.