32. Sunago Builders
32. Sunago Builders
2010 Revenues: $3.5 million
5-year Annual Growth Rate: 40%

Michael Tucker
Location: Nashville, TN

About the business:
Founded in 2004 and headquartered in Nashville, Sunago Builders is a construction management company that serves both public and private sector clients with subcontracting and general contracting services. Founder Michael Tucker started the company out of an interest in making the construction management industry more diverse. Tucker hires from the local community to satisfy not only HUBZone requirements but also Sunago's founding goal of promoting diversity.

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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