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GCA Services Group Ranks First in Ohio, Ninth in the Nation Among’s Top Privately-held Businesses

July 2, 2014

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--, the nation’s leading multicultural social media site, has recently acknowledged GCA Services Group as one of the Top 500 Privately-held Businesses in the United States, ranking ninth, as well as one of the Top 50 Privately-held Businesses in Ohio, ranking first. These exclusive rankings are a reflection of GCA’s overall vision, leadership, and economic accomplishments in moving our economy forward. The awards, known as the Div500, represent the most unique class of companies that have earned the distinction of fostering a culture of sustainable growth among the communities they serve.

2014 marks’s 14th annual listing of thetop businesses in the United States. Over 1.3 million businesses participated in this year’s program. The “Top Businesses” are determined by a selection committee which evaluates the eligibility for all submissions in each award category. The businesses selected on these lists have become highly coveted among corporations, government agencies, and educational institutions that desire to increase opportunities with privately-held businesses.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top businesses throughout the nation and in our home state of Ohio,” said Bob Norton, Chairman, CEO and President of GCA Services Group. “It’s a testament to our 34,000 associates’ focus of providing the best possible customer service and our company’s deep commitment to diversity in the workplace,” he added.

“We are very proud to continue to support men and women who have become the core of our nation’s innovation, productivity, and growth,” said Kenton Clarke, President and CEO of He added, “I am very optimistic about our future, especially as this distinct group of entrepreneurs continues to produce immeasurable results and serves as a prime example for current and generations to come.”

The List

The List is a classification that represents the top privately-held businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. The List offers a comprehensive look at the strongest segment in the United States economy— America’s privately-held businesses. Large organizational buyers who do business with multicultural, small and women-owned businesses all use the list. The List has garnered over 20 million annual views since inception.

For the complete list of winning companies, please visit

About GCA Services Group, Inc.

GCA Services Group, Inc. is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including janitorial/custodial services, contamination control for cleanroom manufacturing, facilities operations and maintenance, grounds and athletic field management, diversified staffing, and more. With over 34,000 employees, GCA serves over 900 clients in a variety of sectors, including K-12 schools, higher education, corporate office buildings, manufacturing, high-tech, bio-pharmaceutical, nuclear power, defense, energy & utilities, warehouses and distribution centers, and others. For more information, please visit or follow GCA on Twitter, @gcaservices.


Launched in 1999, is the largest organization of privately owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies, and colleges and universities. provides research and data collection services for diversity including the "Top 50 Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities", "Top 500 Diversity Owned Companies in America", and others. Its research has been recognized and published by Forbes Magazine, Business Week and thousands of other print and internet publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. Its e-magazine reaches over 3 million readers; its e-newsletter reaches 2.4 million; and its website averages 1.2 million visitors a month. It is a leading provider of diversity management tools. is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. ( of Southport, CT, founded in 1980.

GCA Services Group, Inc.

Neil Guliano, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, 216-535-4905

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