September 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // ATLANTA – Inc. magazine has ranked ShelfGenie, the industry leader in custom designed shelving solutions, No. 4954 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Furthermore, the company made the Honor Roll and was recognized as hard to achieve Five-Time Inc. 5000 Honoree. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino's Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
"It is an honor to be recognized for our innovative products and full-service model that have helped us achieve consistently strong growth over the past six years," said Allan Young, CEO of ShelfGenie. "As the home improvement market continues to thrive and consumers put a focus on functional improvements in one of the most important rooms in their home, the kitchen, it puts ShelfGenie in a favorable expansion position."
The 2014 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 20 to November 30), is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 516%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $211 billion, generating 505,000 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 www.inc.com/inc5000.
"What surprises me, even though I know it's coming, is the sheer variety of the paths our entrepreneurs take to success, thematically reflecting how our economy has evolved," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "This year there are far more social media and far fewer computer hardware businesses than there were, say, six years ago. But what doesn't change is the fearsome creativity unleashed by American entrepreneurship."
The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 15 through 17, 2014 in Phoenix. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as Michael Dell, Martha Stewart, host of the CNBC show "The Profit" Marcus Lemonis, Container Store Founder and CEO Kip Tindell, and Chobani Founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya.
With more than 160 locally owned and operated franchise locations operating throughout 22 states and Canada, ShelfGenie solutions are tailored to a consumer's needs and the way they live. ShelfGenie's affordable, high impact glide-out shelves are designed to provide homeowners with easy access to their belongings in the kitchen, pantry, bathroom, garage or anywhere there is a cabinet or shelf. The company hit more than $20 million in sales and is on pace on open nearly 45 additional franchise locations in 2014.
Based in Atlanta, GA and founded in 2000, ShelfGenie is the industry leader in customized cabinet shelving solutions. With more than 160 locally owned and operated franchise locations operating throughout 22 states and Canada, ShelfGenie solutions are tailored to a consumer's needs and the way they live. ShelfGenie's affordable, high impact shelves are designed to provide homeowners with easy access to their belongings in the kitchen, pantry, bathroom, garage or anywhere there is a cabinet or shelf. For more information on ShelfGenie, visit http://www.ShelfGenie.com/pr or call (888) 543-4366.
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The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.
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