Paradigm Makes 2014 Inc. 500 List


Inc. Magazine Names Paradigm Mechanical One of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Woman-Led Companies in the Nation

San Diego, September 1, 2014 — Woman-owned small business mechanical contracting company, Paradigm Mechanical Corp., is pleased to announce it achieved a three-year sales growth of 2,349.54%. The increase qualified Paradigm for the prestigious No. 168 rank on the 2014 Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies. In addition, the company was one of the top 10 women-led companies on the list, as well as No. 4 on the list of top construction industry companies and No. 3 out of the 113 San Diego metro companies to make the Inc. 500 | 5000 list.

For 33 years, Inc. magazine has featured the most comprehensive look at an important segment of the economy – America’s independent entrepreneurs with its annual prestigious lists. This year’s companies were led by 86% male CEOs and 14% female CEOs, where 10 years ago only 8% of the list companies were women-led.

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“As an Inc. 500 honoree, Paradigm Mechanical now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos , Un­der Armour, Microsoft, jamba juice, Timberland , Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia , Oracle, and other notable alumni,” said Eric Schurenberg, president and editor-in-chief of Inc. magazine. “In addition to Paradigm Mechanical, the 2014 list added such powerhouses as GoPro, Bridger, Fuhu, Tough Mudder, Bowlmor, and Lending Club. Paradigm is in good company– which is exactly where it belongs.”

“The top 10 women-led companies come from all across the U.S., from Boston to San Diego. They’re leaders in a diverse range of industries, including construction, IT, and retail. And they’re young–the majority have been in business for just five years or less,” said Laura Montini, Reporter, Inc. Magazine.

According to the Inc. magazine feature, Paradigm Mechanical designs and builds mechanical systems for medical, commercial, and government facilities. CEO Melinda Dicharry founded the company in Lemon Grove, California, in 2010. “We work a lot in medical facilities and hospitals as well as occupied facilities that require little to no interruption while we work,” Dicharry said. “So Paradigm Mechanical’s coordination between crews and subcontractors must be flawless.”
“According to the U. S. Census Bureau, in 2010 there were approximately 5.7 million employer business firms. It’s great for our customers to know that we’ve met Inc.’s stringent criteria and are amongst the best of the best in the 2014 Inc. 500,” said Paradigm Mechanical Corp. Founder, Melinda Dicharry.

To view the Inc. Magazine feature article, click here.