- April 18, 2023
RIVERVIEW — BlueGrace Logistics, the Tampa Bay area's fastest-growing private company on the Inc. 500, plans to add 15 locations this year to expand its national footprint.
The Riverview-based transportation and logistics company has a strong presence in the South and Midwest and is gaining traction in the rest of the country, it says in a statement.
“Our exponential growth is due, in part, to the ever-growing demand for logistics and shipping management services,” BlueGrace CEO Bobby Harris says in the release.
The company, with 7,387% growth between 2008 and 2011, is focusing on franchise expansion in Oklahoma City; San Antonio; Charlotte, N.C.; Kansas City; Memphis, Tenn.; San Francisco, Cincinnati; Houston; Los Angeles and Albuquerque.'¨'¨Key to the company's strategy is happy, productive employees, the CEO says.
“Our growth and continued success is contingent upon their successes as individuals, so we do our best to create an enjoyable and motivating company culture that people are excited to be a part of,” Harris says.
'¨BlueGrace now has more than 35 franchise locations and established relationships with more than 4,000 trucking companies.