When we think about what makes CTE Logistics unique, many factors rise to the top. Our amazing team of professionals who are principled, hard-working and dedicated. The family-feel culture that everyone loves. The rapport we carry with our clients and our vendors.
These are the things about the business that we value the most.
That said, we are extremely honored and humbled to have earned a place on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list, which recognizes the fastest growing private companies in America. Not only did we earn a place, but we’re also celebrating not one, not two – but eight times in this annual nationwide ranking. This year, CTE Logistics ranked in the 4,796 spot for 2020 with a growth rate of 61.2%.
It never gets old – the excitement of being on the Inc. 5000 fills the team with pride, especially Co-Founders Todd and Kimm Lytle.
“This is such an exciting accomplishment for our team. Placing on the Inc. 5000 list for eight consecutive years is the culmination of so much hard work, commitment, and positive team energy,” Kimm said. “In the past – we have just kept our heads down and kept working – but not this year! We are going to celebrate until the end of the year!”
“I’m truly inspired by our team achieving the Inc. 5000 for eight consecutive years,” said Todd, echoing Kimm’s sentiments. “It’s an amazing accomplishment, inspired by a client-centric approach.”
For an organization that has been in business for just over 10 years, eight years in a row of being an Inc. 5000 business is extremely rare. Inc. 5000 reports that in the history of Inc. 5000, only 1% percent of companies have made the list eight times. They evaluate thousands of U.S. businesses every year to analyze which privately held businesses have demonstrated impressive financial growth over several years. Only 5,000 businesses make the list annually.
Only a decade earlier, CTE Logistics was in its infancy with a few employees, a small book of business, a small warehouse and leaders with a dream and the drive to create something bigger and lasting. They built CTE Logistics on their steady leadership, enlisting the right team members and their obsessively high standards.
But, what’s the real secret to earning eight consecutive rankings? The Lytles say their success has to do with everyone else who has supported and believed in CTE Logistics over the years.
“Thank you Team CTE for your undeniable Commitment to Excellence and thank you to our clients for trusting us with your freight needs,” Todd said. “We are “Building this Together’.”