Proudly independent, Carroll Organization sits aside iconic American companies such as Levi Strauss, In-N-Out Burger, S.C. Johnson, Cox Enterprises, and others on Inc.’s list of the largest private companies in the United States.

As Inc. points out, “Private companies are becoming the preferred vehicle for unfettered growth. Freed from the burden of quarterly earnings reports and Wall Street’s what-have-you-done-for-me-lately attitude, the Private Titans are able to steer a steadier course. This freedom to innovate drives newer companies such as Slack or Warby Parker as much as it does the 165-year-old Levi Strauss & Co.”

Read more and see the other companies on Inc.’s inaugural list.