Inc. Magazine Unveils Its List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Midwest

March 17, 2021

Leah Schoenle


With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 59 Percent, Ruoff Mortgage Ranks No. 229 on  Inc. Magazine’s List of Midwest’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies, Affiliate Centurion Land Title Ranks No. 160, with a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 90 Percent

 FORT WAYNE, IN (March 16, 2021) Inc. magazine revealed that Ruoff Mortgage is No. 229 on its 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the Midwest economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Centurion Land Title, an affiliate of Ruoff Mortgage, also made the list at No. 160.

 “It is an honor to be recognized by Inc. once again for both Ruoff Mortgage and Centurion Land Title. While we serve homeowners nationwide, being recognized specifically as a force in the Midwest is special.” said Music. “It’s a true testament to the talent and dedication of our team who work so hard on being second-to-none.”

 Under Music’s vision and leadership, Ruoff Mortgage has grown exponentially (with 2019 revenue at $104.8 million) by adapting and getting ahead of the evolving industry, embracing technology, committing to a higher standard of customer satisfaction, and recruiting and retaining a talented workforce. All the while maintaining (and quite frankly, increasing) their standard of excellence. The company has a staggering 98.2% customer satisfaction rating, as rated by third-party provider Customerville Inc. They have ranked in the Top 100 mortgage companies in the country by industry-recognized groups.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the 12 Midwest states. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 199 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 43,000 people and added more than $11 billion to the Midwest economy. Companies based in the Chicago, Detroit, and Cincinnati areas brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: Midwest, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at


About Ruoff Mortgage: Ruoff Mortgage is a full-service residential mortgage company with 70+ locations throughout Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Florida and originates in 45 states through their online consumer direct division. They have been ranked on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America list for eight consecutive years and have appeared in the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America and Top Mortgage Employer lists by several industry publications. Ruoff Mortgage has a 98.2% customer satisfaction rating, as compiled by CX leader, Customerville.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. 

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