top of page

Named to Inc. 500 by Inc. Magazine

Updated: Aug 26, 2018

The Firm Ranked No. 7 in the Real Estate Category and the No. 2 Business in Tennessee With More Than 3000% Growth Over Three Years

Inc Magazine

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Inc. magazine today revealed that T. C. Lewis & Co. ranked No. 128 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy's most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Intuit, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn,, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. T. C. Lewis & Co. also ranked No. 7 overall in the Real Estate category and the No. 2 fastest growing business in Tennessee.

Cory Lewis, President and CEO, stated, "It's not about the award itself for us, although we're very grateful. It's more about the validation of hard work and the restoration of confidence that can sometimes be eroded away in the world of entrepreneurship. It's about a vision very slowly becoming a reality while remembering a young boyfriend and girlfriend (now husband and wife) starting a business. And then the first pivot that you make in a business when something doesn't go to plan and the next pivot when the economy doesn't cooperate, and the next pivot, and the next. And it's about taking one of those pivots and eventually understanding that it is a real opportunity that can be expanded upon. We're excited, and we'd like to thank our friends, family, staff, colleagues, clients, and Inc. for support as we continue to grow and expand."

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it's unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice," says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. "The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn't change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives."

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

T. C. Lewis & Co. is a multi-faceted, boutique real estate firm operating in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina focusing on acquisitions and property management of both company-owned commercial and residential income-producing properties, as well as third-party management, and facilities maintenance. A new corporate headquarters supporting regional offices is planned for opening in Fall 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina. Visit for more information.



bottom of page