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CINCINNATI, OH - August 21, 2014 - Inc. magazine has released its 2014 Inc. 5000 list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies and, for the third consecutive year, DeanHouston is included in this exclusive group of businesses, ranking No. 2611. In 2013, the company was ranked No. 2989, and No. 3120 in 2012. 

DeanHouston posted three-year revenue growth of 144 percent through 2013, placing the Cincinnati-based full-service, business-to-business marketing communications firm No. 18 among Cincinnati metro-area companies on this year's list. Established in the summer of 1988, the company - which now has offices in Illinois, California and China - is Cincinnati's 13th largest advertising-marketing-branding agency, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier's latest rankings released last Friday (August 15).

DeanHouston joins valued customer, The Rainmaker Group, on this year's list.  Both are consecutive multi-year winners. A world leader in automated price optimization software and services for the gaming/hospitality and multifamily housing industries, Rainmaker is one of only 10 software companies in the eleven-state southeast region of the U.S. and one of only 37 software companies in the entire country to earn a spot on the Inc. 5000 list four times. 

DeanHouston is also one of 75 finalists in the 15th Annual Tri-State Family & Private Business Awards recognition program next Tuesday evening at historic Music Hall, Cincinnati.  The University of Cincinnati and the Goering Center for Family & Private Business each year present the annual Tri-State Family and Private Business of the Year Awards, which honors the "enormous positive contributions made by family and privately owned companies, both large and small."  

Earlier this year, DeanHouston ranked No. 19 in the Cincinnati Business Courier's Fast 55, which recognizes Greater Cincinnati's fastest growing private companies.

The company has added 25 employees in the previous three years, 17 of whom have been hired just since January. 

In a joint statement provided by DeanHouston founders, Dale Dean and Greg Houston, they expressed, "We're obviously very pleased and proud of all these awards, but as we've said since day one of our business, 'Our most cherished award is the confidence and trust our great customers and our dedicated staff place with us each and every day.' We certainly want to acknowledge and thank our loyal customers as well as our employees who do whatever it takes to meet our customers' needs each and every day. We continue to strive to offer our customers highly effective, cost-effective business-to-business marketing solutions that will allow them to achieve their professional goals and to advance their lives at a personal level." 

To view the complete Inc. 5000 results, company profiles, and an interactive database sortable by industry, region and other criteria, go to This year's Inc. 5000 companies, including DeanHouston, are profiled on and will be celebrated at the 33rd Annual Inc. 5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony to be held October 15-17 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Inc. Methodology

The 2014 Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth, comparing 2010 to 2013. In order for companies to qualify they must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2010. In addition, they had to be based in the U.S., privately held, for profit and not a subsidiary or division of other companies-as of December 31, 2013. The minimum revenue required for 2010 is $100,000; the minimum for 2013 is $2 million. 

About Inc. Magazine

Inc. has been helping business owners for over 30 years. Founded in New York City in 1979, and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, LLC, Inc. ( is dedicated solely to servicing leading entrepreneurs and company owners of growing private companies, who provide authentic solutions for their clients. Inc. delivers advice for businesses and management, including sales, marketing, technology, finances and running and growing a business.

About Goering Center

Through a generous endowment by John Goering, the Goering Center for Family and Private Business was founded at the University of Cincinnati to improve the vitality of family and private firms throughout the region. John Goering continues to support the Center's mission as a benefactor and active board member. The Goering Center Mission: To nurture and educate family businesses to drive a vibrant economy. Membership in the Goering Center can accelerate company growth and perpetuate family business for generations to come. Membership provides access to a variety of family and private business leaders willing to collaborate, as well as focused education programs designed to enlighten and inspire action.

About Rainmaker

The Rainmaker Group is the market leader in profit optimization solutions for the Multifamily Housing and Gaming & Hospitality industries. Rainmaker software, coupled with professional business consulting services, enables multifamily housing operators to maximize revenue from apartment leases and helps operators of hotels and casino hotels secure the most valuable customers to increase their profitability. An innovator and thought leader in the highly specialized revenue optimization field, Rainmaker leverages cutting-edge research to bring clients the most sophisticated systems and help them achieve the highest profitability from their assets.  Multifamily housing clients include leaders such as AvalonBay Communities, Equity Residential, Gables Residential, Post Properties, MAA and more. Gaming/Hospitality clients include leading casino/hotel organizations such as Atlantis The Palm Dubai, Caesars Entertainment, MGM Resorts International, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Wynn Las Vegas and many others.  A Microsoft Silver Certified Partner headquartered in northern Atlanta, GA, Rainmaker has for four years running ranked on the Inc. 5000 list among America's top fastest growing, privately held companies.  For more information, visit

About DeanHouston

DeanHouston, Inc. is a full-service business- to- business marketing communications firm, established in 1988 and headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. DeanHouston also has offices in Illinois, California and China. In June, the company celebrated its 26th Anniversary as an Ohio business.  Current clients include Datamax O'Neil, Dover Corporation, FRAM Filtration, LSI Industries, OPW Fueling Components, OPW Fluid Transfer Group, PDQ Manufacturing, Prestone Products Corporation, Pump Solutions Group (PSG), Ryder Fuel Services, Source North America Corporation, Texas Hydraulics, Tipper Tie and The Rainmaker Group.

Contact: Greg Houston, Principal / (513) 421-6622

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