3coast Named One of Houston’s Fastest Growing Technology Companies

3coast was recognized by the FastTech 50 as one of the top technology companies in Houston at a luncheon on Friday. 3coast was ranked 32 with a 30 percent revenue increase over last year. The FastTech 50 awards are presented annually to the 50 local high-tech businesses that experience the greatest percentage of revenue growth in the prior year.

Founded in 1980 as Robert Shields & Associates, 3coast supports small and medium-sized businesses through creative and cost-effective strategies for managing and delivering business and technology initiatives. 3coast’s mission is to deliver quality services based on individual business goals and to always exceed expectations with integrity and excellence.

“I am honored to be included in such an outstanding group of companies,” said George Black, president and chief executive officer of 3coast. “3coast has experienced phenomenal growth over the past two years, and receiving this nomination is recognition of our customers’ loyalty and the dedication, enthusiasm and innovation of our staff.”

Rankings for this year’s FastTech 50 were based on revenue growth percentages in 2004 and limited to companies with a minimum net revenue exceeding $200,000. To qualify, each company must be headquartered in the Houston eight-county region and have at least 51 percent of its revenue derived from the manufacturing, design or development of technology products or services. The FastTech 50 event was presented by Houston Business Journal.

About 3coast

Founded in 1980 as Robert Shields & Associates, 3coast is a Houston-based business technology services firm that solves business problems and helps companies grow, through technology. 3coast offers enterprise resource planning (ERP) services, business technology advisory services and managed IT support. As a strategic partner, 3coast examines each client’s business vision and then innovates technology solutions to support that vision.

3coast also offers IT staffing services with focus on software engineers, network engineers, developers and consultants specialized in PeopleSoft, Oracle, JD Edwards, Java and .NET. 3coast connects with highly skilled candidates from across the globe and offers contract staffing, contract-to-hire, permanent placement and payroll services. For three years, 3coast has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal and FastTech 50 as one of Houston’s fastest-growing technology companies. In 2007, 3coast was acknowledged by Inc. magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies.