Top 15 Private Companies in Area
» Allegis Group Inc. » B.F. Saul Real Estate Investment Trust
» Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. » Brown Automotive Group » Clark Enterprises Inc.
» Darcars Automotive Group » Discovery Communications Inc.
» Goodwill Industries International Inc. » Inova Health System » Kettler
» Long & Foster Cos. » Mars Inc. » MedStar Health
» Ourisman Automotive Enterprises » Rosenthal Automotive
Monday, May 14, 2007
Some of the region's largest companies are private, so private that a few of the best known, such as Geico and Carlyle, don't participate in The Post's survey. Of those that do, Mars, the giant candy maker, is the biggest. It would have ranked fifth on this year's list of public companies. The McLean company spent much of the past year touting its efforts to curb advertising aimed at young children and putting more healthful snacks in school vending machines. Allegis Group, the staffing company founded by Baltimore Ravens owner Stephen J. Bisciotti, continued to grow, buying a New Jersey information technology staffing firm. Clark Construction celebrated its 100th anniversary last year and is at work building the roughly $600 million Washington Nationals ballpark in Southeast along the Anacostia River. Discovery Communications brought in new executives from NBC who began trimming the Silver Spring company's payroll as they focused on future growth opportunities. Kettler is a new addition to The Post 200. As one of the nation's 15 largest developers of multifamily projects, the company found ripe new areas for development around Metrorail and Virginia commuter rail stops.
|1||Mars Inc.||$18.0B||40,000||Packaged foods|
|2||Allegis Group Inc.||$5.0B||8,000||Staffing||3||Brown Automotive Group||$4.8B||4,400||Automotive sales, real estate development, commercial buildings, insurance|
|4||Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.||$4.0B||18,914||Consulting|
|5||Clark Enterprises Inc.||$3.2B||4,200||Real estate, construction, investments|
|6||Discovery Communications Inc.||$3.0B||6,000||Media|
|7||Goodwill Industries International Inc.||$3.0B||80,000||Not-for-profit retail and training|
|8||MedStar Health||$2.9B||23,000||Health care|
|9||Inova Health System||$1.9B||15,391||Health care|
|10||B.F. Saul Real Estate Investment Trust||$1.3B||1,417||Real estate and banking||11||Long & Foster Cos. Inc.||$1.1B||2,317||Residential real estate|
|12||Darcars Automotive Group||$1.1B||2,126||Automotive|
|13||Ourisman Automotive Enterprises||$914.7M||1,387||Automotive|
|15||Kettler||$823.1M||475||Residential and commercial real estate|
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