bb7 Ranks No. 3378 on the 2015 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 100%


bb7, a comprehensive product development firm, announced today that it was named to the Inc. 5000, Inc. magazine’s 34th annual list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Wisconsin-based bb7 ranked number 3378 of 5000, up 1074 places from their 2014 ranking. The list, which measures companies’ three-year growth, is a holistic view of the most important segment of the economy: America’s independent entrepreneurs.


bb7 is a privately held product development and design firm working primarily within the medical, industrial and consumer industries. It is the 15th fastest-growing company in Wisconsin with 50 or more employees. The firm’s revenue doubled from 2011 to 2014, due in large part to repeat business from major clients. bb7 is known for its client satisfaction; 90% of bb7’s clients return for new and continued work.

“Three years ago we converted our quality system to be entirely based on client satisfaction. We added more capabilities that our clients requested and our projects have been extremely successful,” stated Jim Frater, bb7’s retired CEO/founder, who led the company during this time of growth.

bb7 is in good company: The 2015 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history, with the average company on the list achieving three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at bb7’s 2015 Inc. 5000 ranking can be found at

“The story of this year’s ‘Inc. 5000’ is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don’t achieve that kind of success by accident.”

About bb7

bb7 is an elite team of super-developers saving businesses one product development cycle at a time. Unparalleled brainpower is our secret weapon in the fight to execute profitable product strategies. With a dizzying array of diverse capabilities under one roof, our cross-functional teams join forces to attack product development projects with creative and technical strengths available nowhere else. We’re a trusted product development partner who can tackle any problem, launch your products and guide you to victory.

Our teams worked on subatomic particle testing equipment in Antarctica, integrated Nobel Prize-winning technology into a portable medical device, made a thermostat interface intuitive for everyone (even Grandma), resurrected an iconic machine that hadn’t been re-designed since the Kennedy administration, and so much more.

To learn more, email our team at or call 608.224.0377.