Awards

Awards & Recognition

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

Overview

Our mission-oriented approach to service delivery for our clients, along with our constant investment in our employees and their futures, have earned GRSi numerous industry awards throughout our history. We are honored to consistently receive this recognition from our industry partners and strive to continue exceeding expectations in industry and driving innovations forward for our clients.

Latest Awards

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Maryland Tech Council

Top 5 Government Contractor and Top 5 CEO 2019

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Inc. 5000

Top 5000 Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies in America 2020

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NXT Up - G2Xchange

Federal Emerging Technology and Consulting firms in the Government marketplace in 2020 2020

Award History

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2020 INC. MAGAZINE’S TOP 5000 SERIES FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATELY HELD COMPANIES IN THE D.C. METRO AREA

Inc. Magazine revealed that GRSi is on its inaugural Inc. 5000 Series: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the D.C. Metro economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

We’re honored to make the list and continue to focus on building our momentum in all of our technical areas, continuing to be at the forefront of our industry and strengthening our teams and our clients.

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2020 G2Xchange NXT UP Federal Emerging Technology and Consulting Firms

G2Xchange identified GRSi as a top Federal Emerging Technology and Consulting firm in the Government marketplace for 2020. The list recognizes firms for their rapid growth and investments in people, processes, and technology that continue to push the Federal sector’s envelope.

We are thrilled to be recognized amongst some truly remarkable companies and are poised to make a splash in 2020.

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2020 INC. MAGAZINE’S TOP 5000 FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATELY HELD COMPANIES IN AMERICA.

GRSi recently made the Inc. 5000 list of the “Fastest Growing Private Companies in America” for the sixth time, an achievement less than 2.75% of companies who appear on the list have accomplished. GRSi has seen a three-year growth of 103%also ranking them #13 in the Washington, DC area for technical services provided to both federal and commercial clients. 

2019 INC. MAGAZINE’S TOP 5000 FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATELY HELD COMPANIES IN AMERICA, 9TH IN GOVERNMENT SERVICES

GRSi has appeared on the prestigious list of America’s fastest-growing companies, again. This puts us on Inc. Magazine’s “Honor Roll” for being a five-time honoree, which is an accomplishment that only 4% of those ever named have achieved. GRSi CEO and President, Dr. David Affeldt, added, “Our growth and success are the result of amazing teamwork, spotlighting our excellence in delivering for our clients and employees. Our 5th year receiving this honor is a clear indicator of our sustained momentum in growth and performance. As we grow our capabilities continue to expand, making us even stronger, while remaining agile and focused. We couldn’t be more proud of our teams who’ve once again earned these industry accolades.”

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!”

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% growth in 2016. This is the third year that GRSi has made the Inc. 5000 list.

INC. MAGAZINE TOP 50 IN FASTEST-GROWING PRIVATE COMPANIES IN AMERICA, 2nd 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 the 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, Dr. David Affeldt.

Inc. 5000 TOP 50 JOB CREATORS IN THE COUNTRY, INC. MAGAZINE

GRSi again ranked among the nation’s Top 50 job creators on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 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. The 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. 5000/5000 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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2019 Top 5 Government Contractor and CEO if the Year, Maryland Tech Council

For the fourth year in a row, GRSi was once again named a finalist for Government Contractor of the Year by the Maryland Tech Council. Not only recognizing the firm for its exceptional achievements in this area, GRSi President and CEO Dr. David Affeldt was also named CEO of the Year, marking his second time as a nominee and recognizing Dr. Affeldt as a true business leader in Maryland’s technology industry. According to Howard Rothman, co-chair of the MTC Industry Awards nominating committee, “This year’s process has far exceeded my expectations as it relates to both the quality and excellence of the nominations across all industries. Making these selections is always challenging and this year’s finalists truly demonstrate the strength of our innovation ecosystem.”

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 the 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 the quality of every one of our employees and teammates,” stated Dr. 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.

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 Dr. 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 Dr. Affeldt. “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 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.

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 a 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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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 Dr. David Affeldt accepted the awards on behalf of the organization. “GRSi is thrilled to be recognized for our continued record growth and our economic contributions,” said Dr. Affeldt. “This highlights the incredible work our teams deliver 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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2016 CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, SMARTCEO MAGAZINE

GRSi President and CEO Dr. Davide Affeldt received 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.

2014 CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD, SMARTCEO MAGAZINE

GRSi President and CEO Dr. David Affeldt, was selected as a finalist in the SmartCEO Circle of Excellence Awards program, recognizing 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”, Dr. David Affeldt.

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2016 BALTIMORE CORNERSTONE AWARD HONOREE, SMARTCEO MAGAZINE

GRSi President and 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 areas 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.

Congressional Awards of Performance, Multi-Year

Congressman Bartlett presented GRSi with a special recognition award for performance from 2011 to 2012 and recognized GRSi’s distinction 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.

Senators Mikulski and Cardin also recognized GRSi 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.

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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 the 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 ESGR. ESGR is an agency within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs that is tasked by the Department of Defense 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.”