Awards and Recognition

GRSi has received recognition for performance, leadership, growth, job creation, and community commitment

2018 INC. MAGAZINE'S TOP 5000 FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATELY HELD COMPANIES IN AMERICA, 36TH IN ENGINEERING

GRSi appeared on the prestigious list of America's fastest growing companies for a 4th time, a remarkable achievement, according to the magazine. Microsoft, Dell, LinkedIn, Yelp, and Zillow are among the well-known names who’ve garnered this recognition as honorees on the Inc. 5000. GRSi CEO and President, Dr. David Affeldt, noted, "It is an honor to be included on Inc. 5000's fastest growing companies in America list for the 4th time. As a proud Maryland business, we are the largest engineering company in Maryland named to the list, and among the largest Top 15 Maryland companies named to the list. And, with over $180M in awards to date in 2018, our future only looks even brighter!"

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2018 CEO REPORT VELOCITY GROWTH AWARD WINNER, BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON, D.C.

GRSi was named a winner of the 2018 Velocity Growth Award from CEO Report in both the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. regional categories, their most prestigious award. According to CEO Report, this award honors the region's fastest growing companies for their "determination, dedication and drive [putting] their organizations on the path to continued success that will impact the regional economic landscape for years to come and serve as an example to others." GRSi President and CEO David Affeldt accept the awards on behalf of the organization. "GRSi is thrilled to be recognized for our continued record growth, and our economic contributions," said Affeldt. "This highlights the incredible work our teams are delivering here, across the country, and across the world. The seeds of great growth are great performance, and that's what our amazing people deliver day after day."

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2018 TOP 5 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR, MARYLAND TECH COUNCIL

For the third year in a row, GRSi was a finalist for the Maryland Tech Council's annual Industry Awards. Nominated for Government Contracting Company of the Year, the award recognizes the firm's outstanding achievements in this area. "We are honored to be recognized by the Tech Council for a third year in a row. The Tech Council is such a driver and supporter of STEM and our technology industries, to be recognized by this organization year after year is both an affirmation of GRSi's contributions to innovation, and of the quality of every one of our employees and teammates," stated David Affeldt, GRSi President and CEO.

The 30th Annual awards recognized companies making a significant impact in the region’s technology, life sciences, and healthcare/health IT sectors.

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2017 INC. 5000 FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES IN AMERICA, 3RD YEAR

GRSi was named to Inc. Magazine's list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, achieving 88.62% in growth in 2016. This is the third year that GRSi has made the Inc. 5000 list.

2017 CEO OF THE YEAR AWARD FINALIST, MARYLAND TECH COUNCIL

In back-to-back years, GRSi made the Industry Awards finalist list by the Maryland Tech Council. President and CEO David Affeldt was named Finalist for Chief Executive Officer of the Year. "This recognition belongs to all of GRSi because of your dedication to your clients and their missions" says David. "I continue to be proud of the work you do each day to make GRSi great." The MTC Industry Awards recognize high achievers in the regional technology, life science and government contracting industries.

2016 CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, SMARTCEO MAGAZINE

GRSi President and CEO has been awarded the 2016 SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Award for Government Contracting. The Circle of Excellence program recognizes the region's most accomplished CEOs for business excellence.

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SmartCEO Cornerstone Award

2016 TOP 5 TECHNOLOGY FIRM OF THE YEAR AND CEO OF THE YEAR, TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND

The Technology Council of Maryland (TCM) named GRSi as a Top 5 Technology Firm of the Year and GRSi's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. David Affeldt, as a Top 5 CEO of the Year. The TCM Industry Awards recognize the leaders and innovators in the technology and life science communities from Maryland and the surrounding regions.

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2016 BALTIMORE CORNERSTONE AWARD HONOREE, SMARTCEO MAGAZINE

GRSi CEO, Dr. David Affeldt, was named a SmartCEO Cornerstone Award Honoree, and recognized for partnering with local organizations, donating to community causes, and mentoring the future generation of leaders. The Cornerstone Awards program honors businesses headquartered in area surrounding the Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington, DC, metro markets. Awardees and honorees include companies of all sizes and industry segments who have made a positive impact on job creation and retention, market competition, and philanthropy.

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2014 CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, SMARTCEO MAGAZINE

GRSi CEO, David Affeldt, was selected as a finalist in the SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Awards program, which recognizes the region's most accomplished CEOs for business excellence in 10 distinct categories. Public and private companies are nominated from all size and industry categories. Finalists are showcased in the November/December issue of SmartCEO magazine and celebrated at an awards reception, where the winners are announced.

"To be included with the likes of these incredible finalists is an honor, although SmartCEO has graciously named me personally, this is truly about our team at GRSi and recognizing how they have made our company so successful by making our clients so successful, and made me look 'smart' enough to be included in this accomplished group of industry leaders", David Affeldt, President and CEO, GRSi.

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2012 & 2013 GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING FIRM OF THE YEAR, TECH COUNCIL OF MARYLAND

GRSi was named the Government Contracting Company of the Year by the Tech Council of Maryland, Frederick County. Demonstrating more than 300% growth within a five-year period, GRSi has built business off of proven past performance in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Civilian, and commercial markets. Company President and co-owner, David Affeldt, expressed appreciation to the Tech Council for recognizing the hard work of all GRSi employees who deliver excellence in their mission support services to clients nationwide.

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CONGRESSIONAL AWARDS OF PERFORMANCE, Multi-year

Congressman Bartlett presented GRSi with a special recognition award for performance from 2011 to 2012 and recognizing GRSi's award as government contracting firm of the year. GRSi is honored to receive such recognition from Congressman Bartlett, who is such a strong advocate of businesses, especially those in the "tech-corridor" and Frederick County.

GRSi was also recognized by Senators Mikulski and Cardin with a certificate for "smart business practices and continued growth in poor economic times". The award came in response to GRSi's wave of task order and contract wins, including significant growth in its support at Fort Detrick.

Congressional Award

INC. MAGAZINE TOP 50 IN FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES IN AMERICA, Multi-year

Inc. Magazine listed GRSi in its Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies, ranking 42nd in growth. Two years in a row, GRSi ranked in the Top 50 for growth.

Private companies are ranked according to overall revenue growth over a three-year period. Rankings are further broken down in industry, region, and ownership categories.

GRSi was also named in the following categories:

  • Top 100 Companies in the DC Metro Area
  • Top 50 Maryland-Based Companies
  • 38th Fastest Growing Private Engineering Company in the Country
  • Inc. 5000 Top Women-Run Companies

The Inc. 500 list has gained prestige, representing the nation's most successful private companies and the hallmark of entrepreneurial success.

"We're thrilled to have been ranked so highly among these other robust organizations. Most of all, we're proud of our employees. It's through their remarkable accomplishments that GRSi forges its future. Rankings like these are the product of hard work, dedication, and drive … the ingredients of which our employees and company are built," stated GRSi president and co-owner, David Affeldt.

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Inc500 TOP 50 JOB CREATORS IN THE COUNTRY, INC. MAGAZINE, Multi-year

GRSi was again ranked among the nation’s Top 50 job creators on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list for a second consecutive year.

In a stagnant economic environment, 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 $366 billion, up 14 percent from the previous year. GRSi ranked 32nd in the nation for job creation.

Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson says, "Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is."

"We're thrilled to have been ranked so strongly for a second consecutive year. Our employees continue to outperform and go above and beyond to deliver for our clients, our company, and each other," stated GRSi president and co-owner, David Affeldt.

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ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD, NATIONAL COMMITTEE OF GUARD AND RESERVE

The National Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) presented GRSi with an Above and Beyond Award, recognizing the company for exceeding the legal requirements for granting leave and providing support that ensures availability and readiness of Reserve forces. GRSi was nominated by one of the company's own employees whose reserve unit was called into action.

The Above and Beyond award is one of a limited number given by the Maryland Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. ESGR is an agency within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs that is tasked by the Department of Defense tasks ESGR to "promote both public and private understanding of the National Guard and Reserve in order to gain U.S. employer and community support through programs and personnel policies and practices that shall encourage employee and citizen participation in National Guard and Reserve programs."

ESGR Award