Nine and Feeling Fine! Celebrating Nine Years of Growth on National List

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Nine years of growth. Nine years of our dedicated team, coming together to build something bigger than themselves. Nine years of serving clients in a way that’s set the standard in our industry.

We are never ones to brag, but when the 2021 Inc. 5000 was released this month – and we landed a spot for the 9th year in a row – we are humbly sharing this news with excitement and gratitude.  

“Nine consecutive years… an awesome achievement for our amazing team,” said President Todd Lytle. “2020 was a challenging year on many levels and our team continued to excel with our Commitment to Excellence.  Proud to be a part of Team CTE.”

The exclusive Inc. 5000 list recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in America. CTE Logistics earned spot 4,807 with 47% year-over-year growth. This marks the ninth consecutive year of earning an Inc. 5000 spot – and the team is striving to reach the milestone of 10 years in 2022.

What’s our secret? According to Todd and Kimm Lytle, it’s constantly going back to basics in putting the right people in the right seats, aiming for excellence with every client, being honest at every opportunity, and never losing sight of how it’s the people and culture that drive growth.  

Blair Grant, VP of Operations who has been at CTE Logistics since nearly the beginning, says it’s the CTE team members who make the difference in how the organization has been able to significantly grow.

“I would attribute our success to our team, as our people are better than any system,” Blair said. “We are driven by standards and beliefs. We are building this together.

From the early days of CTE Logistics, Todd and Kimm set out to create a business that consistently performed excellently and honestly, while also providing them the flexibility to raise their two young children. Their desire to build something together became a standard at CTE Logistics for how they wanted others to feel when they became part of Team CTE. 

“2020 was a crazy year,” said Vice President Kimm Lytle. “Our Team showed up 110% through the entire pandemic. They worked so hard – and they deserve this recognition. Growing through adversity. Impressive. Very Impressive. They are an amazing group!” 

At CTE Logistics, our 2021 Inc. 5000 distinction belongs to everyone who is part of the team, everyone who has done business with us, and everyone who has supported us in some way over the years. We are building this together!