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19. Accurate Autobody
19. Accurate Autobody
2010 Revenues: $13.9 million
5-year Annual Growth Rate: 55%

John Hughes
Location: Nashville, TN

About the business:
The Nashville-based auto collision repair company was founded in 2004 by John Hughes and has since grown to employ nearly 150 workers in eight locations across the state. Accurate Autobody has even purchased the auto collision repair company that Hughes worked for prior to 2004. The company makes a point of pairing younger workers with experienced hires as part of a kind of apprenticeship model.

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) defines inner cities as core urban areas with higher unemployment and poverty rates and lower median incomes than their surrounding metropolitan statistical areas. For the 2012 list, ICIC received more than 2,000 solicited nominations using its database of small businesses and through the support of its nominating partners, including the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Staples, New York City Department of Small Business Services, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Companies were ranked by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) based on their revenue over the five-year period between 2006 and 2010, the last year for which complete data was available. This list was audited by the independent accounting firm of Rucci Bardaro and Barrett, PC.
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