Construction, real estate company honored for fifth consecutive year
R.J. Allen & Associates, an Oxford-based construction and real estate company, recently was named to the Inc. 5000, the magazine’s annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.
R.J. Allen is an affiliate of The Blackburn Group and sister company of Blackburn Communities, which is developing the acclaimed 500-acre Oxford Commons master planned community.
Inc. ranked R.J. Allen at 4,397 nationally. This represents the fifth consecutive year that Inc. selected R.J. Allen for the list, and with $41.4 million in annual revenues it is the largest Mississippi company honored.
Inc. reported R.J. Allen’s three-year revenue growth of 58 percent.
“This honor is a reflection of our incredible team and corporate culture of developing first-class properties that consumers value as a sound investment,” said David Blackburn, company president. “While we are pleased to be recognized – especially by such a respected publication – what we value most are the relationships formed with our clientele and the opportunities to serve them.”
The company was formed in 1984 and currently employs 48 people.
In addition to Oxford Commons, The Blackburn Group is currently developing several residential communities in the Starkville, Mississippi and Austin, Texas markets.
On the commercial side, The Blackburn Group is a preferred developer for Dollar General Stores in the north Mississippi, northeast Tennessee and Memphis markets and a preferred contractor for CST Stores throughout Texas. It has constructed and developed retail, restaurant, convenient store, office and assisted living projects throughout the Southeast and currently operates several Anytime Fitness locations in Texas.
“Our research shows that the public wants to be part of a community that it can be proud of – one of quality and that which promotes a healthy lifestyle with amenities nearby,” said Blackburn. “We have been very fortunate to target high growth areas where we can help provide these desired lifestyle communities and commercial amenities.”
Inc. will honor those recognized at a gala Oct. 12 in Palm Desert, California.
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