Two Camas companies make Inc.’s fastest-growing list

Fuel Medical, ERS among nation’s 5,000 fastest growing businesses

Mary and Jerry Sauer, owners of Excavator Rental Services, of Camas, are pleased with their company's repeat inclusion on Inc. magazine's list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the nation. "Being named by Inc. for a second straight year is a great honor and speaks volumes to our outstanding team at ERS," Jerry said. (Post-Record file photo)

Inc. magazine has included two Camas businesses — Fuel Medical Group LLC and Excavator Rental Services — on its list of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the country.

Fuel Medical, co-founded by Brendan Ford and Shawn Parker in 2009, is listed at position No. 2,751 on the Inc. list.

“It is always nice to be recognized for our growth, because it means our team is doing a lot of things right,” Ford said.

He attributes the company’s success to attracting outstanding talent and an unwavering commitment to exceeding client expectations.

Inc. previously listed Fuel Medical as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies. In 2014, it was in 367th place; in 2015 it was in 1,258th position and last year, the company was named the 1,668th fastest growing company in the United States.

Fuel Medical provides patient education materials, marketing support and business services for physicians, and has 93 employees.

With $13.1 million in revenue in 2016, Fuel Medical experienced 125-percent growth over three years.

Ford said the biggest areas of growth in the Camas office have been marketing, software development and web services.

“We have also doubled the size of our regional management teams in the field to better support our nationwide client base,” he said.

Parker said it is great to be recognized by Inc., but helping Fuel Medical’s customers grow their businesses is what motivates him and his employees.

“That is the best recognition we can receive,” Parker said.

He credits attracting “the best and the brightest people in our industry” as employees and building its success on word of mouth.

“As long we continue to focus on having a great team and taking excellent care of our clients, we expect to continue at this rate,” Parker said.

Fuel Medical is located at 314 N.E. Birch St., Camas. For more information, call 360-210-5658, email info@fuelmedical.com or visit www.fuelmedical.com.

ERS rents construction and lawn and garden equipment

ERS is ranked 1,940th on this year’s Inc. 5,000 list. It was ranked 2,883th in 2016.

The company, founded in 2005 by Jerry and Mary Sauer, has 60 employees at its Camas location. ERS reported $14.1 million in revenue in 2016 and has seen a 197-percent growth rate over three years.

ERS sells and leases construction equipment to contractors. Tractors are available to rent, along with golf carts, stump grinders, generators and pressure washers. The ERS showroom includes supplies, such as diesel fuel additive and duct tape, that are available to purchase. The company also offers rental services of contractor tools and lawn and garden equipment.

Jerry Sauer credits the “outstanding team” at ERS for the company being named to the Inc. list two years in a row.

“Customer service is the cornerstone at ERS,” he said. “We thrive on taking on the most difficult projects that our customers throw at us with a can do attitude.”

Mary said the challenges of running a successful company include “finding the right people for the right seats.”

“With unemployment so low, it is hard to find qualified people who fit our family business culture,” she said.

ERS is located at 754 S.E. Union St., Camas. The company also has two Oregon locations in Hood River and Wilsonville, which employ a total of 25 workers. For more information, call 360-210-7726 or visit www.erswest.com.

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