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America's Fastest-Growing Private Companies

Inc. magazine ranked Turf Ventures No. 2135 on its fifth annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2011 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 94 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created 350,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached 6 billion, up 14 percent from last year.

Brian Baker, president of Turf Ventures, attributes their success to their unique corporate philosophy, “We strive to provide our customers with the same personal service that they would receive if they were partnered with a small business. We approach each customer’s unique situation as if it were our own, and then create the best solution to achieve a successful result.” He continues, “This business is about relationships, and we treat our customers the same way that we would expect to be treated.”

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About Turf Ventures
Turf Ventures is an Addison, Illinois based distribution business that focuses on supplying fertilizers, fungicides and other chemicals to the professional turf industry. Turf Ventures services customers from its five joint venture locations: Chicagoland Turf and Midwest Turf Products (Addison, IL), B&C Turf (Goshen, IN), Keystone Turf Products (Export, PA), and the Hill Company (Erlanger, KY).