DISCLAIMER: BEFORE some of you wisenhimers start.....I am NOT in any way referring too, talking about, or even suggesting by company in anyway, not no how, not at all, in starting this thread. This is though a serious question. In a recent trade publication that I receive and that I'm sure most of you get (unnamed on this thread though) their main story was "their" Top 100 of the Biggest LCO's in the Country. The story was written as "THE Top 100 LCO's" not the Top 100 Public traded, or from those that "submitted" financials, but what they at least imply IS THE Top 100...period. BUT, where did they get their revenue figures for to rank these "Top 100". The reason I ask is that while I realize that a couple of them are public companies and their figures are public record, but many/most of them are not. Even when INC'ed or LLC'ed their sales numbers can be kept private. The Top #1 company was as we all know Tru-Green at sales of 1.5B and the 100th company was xxxx with sales of $6.5M. Now the reason I ask this is because I PERSONALLY know at least four LCO's whose revenues exceed that $6.5M mark......one of whom in based in another state from me but works in 4 states and I know he has revenue's that exceed $12M (which would put him around number 75 on this "Top 100" list......however he nor any of the other couple of very sucessful LCO's I know are on there at all. What gives and "whose" list is this really and how accurate is it really.