September 08, 2022

For the Twelfth Time, BrightStar Care Appears on the Highly Competitive Inc. 5000 List, With a Three-Year Revenue Growth of 89 Percent 


GURNEE, Ill., September 7, 2022 — BrightStar Carethe leading home care and medical staffing franchise with more than 365 locally owned and operated locations nationwide, revealed today that it made the annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. BrightStar Care ranked No. 4718 on the Inc. 5000 list and had three-year revenue growth of 89%, according to Inc. 

“BrightStar Care has held a steady presence on Inc.’s 5000 List for over a decade. As our business and operations continue to grow into new markets and territories throughout the country, we’re honored to achieve this prestigious recognition,” said Shelly Sun, CEO and Founder of BrightStar Care. “This year, we’re celebrating 20 years of BrightStar Care, and this award is a testament to how well we’ve adapted and pivoted over the years to stay ahead of industry trends, challenges and maintain our success.”

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 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

“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today.”

Over the last year, BrightStar Care has released groundbreaking data studies showcasing the brand’s unmatched clinical outcomes and payer benefits and launched BrightStar Owned, a program dedicated to expanding the brand’s corporate footprint. With these achievements, BrightStar Care is well-positioned to continue its accelerated growth trajectory and affirm its spot as a leader in the home care industry. 

About BrightStar Care:

Founded in 2002, BrightStar Care is a national home care agency with more than 365 franchised locations nationwide that provide medical and non-medical in-home care services to clients in their homes and supplemental care staff to businesses. BrightStar Care franchise agencies across the country employ over 15,000 caregivers and 5,700 registered nurses who oversee the care and safety of each individual client. BrightStar Care offers custom medical staffing solutions to corporate entities and holds national accounts with government agencies across distinct patient populations providing healthcare staff anywhere care is needed. Female founded and led by CEO Shelly Sun, BrightStar Care is committed to providing a higher standard of care through its clinical nurse-led care model. As a member of Moving Health Home, BrightStar Care also actively advocates to change federal and state policies that prevent the home from being an accredited clinical care site. More than 95% of BrightStar Care agencies are Joint Commission accredited – the gold standard within the health care industry. BrightStar Care has also been the only national home care franchise to consecutively receive The Joint Commission’s Enterprise Champion for Quality award for the past decade. 

About Inc.

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference & Gala is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit