The Maryland and Delaware Group of Long & Foster Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in the Nation

August 28, 2018
Brandon Brittingham & Doug Gardiner

Salisbury-based team ranks 3,196 on the Inc. 5000 list

The Maryland and Delaware Group of Long & Foster Real Estate has been named by Inc. magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. The Salisbury, Maryland-based team ranked 3,196 on the 37th annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to each company’s revenue growth since 2014. The Maryland and Delaware Group of Long & Foster experienced a three-year revenue growth of 123 percent.

The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

Brandon Brittingham leads the Maryland and Delaware Group in the Delmarva region and Douglas Gardiner oversees the team’s operations in western Maryland. They have recently added a Southern Maryland office in Waldorf, Maryland. The team heavily focuses its efforts on integrating leading technologies and marketing tools in all it does to ensure clients are equipped with the information and assistance they need to find their next home or investment property. The group promotes its listings front-and-center on the web using top-notch search engines, and its agents are highly trained in negotiation to help sellers receive the highest price possible and to help buyers achieve their goals.

“Our mission a few short years ago was to create a real estate team that focused on providing the best possible experience to any buyer or seller,” said Brittingham. “Being named to this prestigious list is a testament to customers responding to the service we have provided for their real estate needs.”

Gardiner echoed Brittingham’s comments, adding, “We are ecstatic to be recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States. This is truly an honor, and we are thankful to our team and our clients for helping us get there.”

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 or in the September issue of Inc. magazine.

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor-in-chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held Oct. 17-19 in San Antonio. For more information about the event, go to For more details about Long & Foster, visit