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INDIANAPOLIS -- Convenience store/petroleum marketer RWJ Companies Inc. was named one of Indiana's "Fastest Growing Private Companies of 2005" by The Indianapolis Business Journal and recognized for its impressive gains over the past three years.
RWJ, headquartered in Indianapolis, operates 50 Shell convenience stores/petroleum locations in the STARZ Buying Club, exclusively operated by Royal Buying Group for Shell Oil Products US. RWJ placed fourth overall with a 317 percent three-year growth achievement.
Founded in 2001, RWJ Companies employs more than 250 employees from the Indianapolis community. Bob Juckniess, president and CEO, said, "I am pleased to be named to the 2005 IBJ Fastest Growing Private Companies list on behalf of our employees who have exhibited extraordinary dedication, desire and drive to spur our growth, customers who have demonstrated their trust in our ability to deliver top-notch products and services, the communities who have partnered with us to make the neighborhoods a better place to live, and our vendor partners who have helped to support our initiatives. We take particular pride in the tremendous investment we have made in our people, programs, processes and communities. We are fortunate to have a very loyal and supportive customer base."
The annual IBJ list recognizes the Indianapolis area’s fastest-growing private and public concerns. Finalist companies are selected for the list and ranked based on their revenue growth over a three-year period. Eligibility requirements include increases in revenue each fiscal year, revenue exceeding $1 million in fiscal year 2002, that the company be an independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship or partnership (not a subsidiary or division) through December 2004, that the company was founded prior to Jan 1, 2002 and that it be based in the Indianapolis area. Entries are verified by statements from the companies'outside accountant or through submission of tax returns.