With 450 percent growth over the last three years, Wakarusa-based Livin’ Lite RV ranked in the top 1,000 in Inc. Magazine’s Top 5,000 for 2013.The business, with $16.4 million in revenue, is the only Elkhart County company to make this year’s list, coming in at number 965.
Nearby companies Daman Products of Mishawaka and Bremen Castings both made this year’s list, too.
Livin’ Lite is different from much of the list. As Inc.’s introduction, written by Leigh Buchanan, describes much of the list, “The Fortune 500 traffics in consumer products, oil, pharmaceuticals, cars, retail, and the kinds of telecom services and software most people use every day. The Inc. 5000 is, by and large, a more esoteric crowd. Many supply businesses and government agencies with such products as network-on-chip design (Arteris), cloud-services brokering (Cloud Sherpas), and electronic payment technology optimized for the clinical-trial industry (Greenphire).”
Livin’ Lite, on the other hand, makes products that aren’t hidden in the back of the supply chain but instead are right there for customers to step in and enjoy.
The full Indiana companies list is here. The list is featured in the September edition of Inc.