August 24, 2016 // Franchising.com // RALEIGH, N.C. – Blue Moon Estate Sales has joined the exclusive ranks of the annual Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing privately held U.S. companies. As a first year honoree, the North Carolina-based estate sales franchise ranked #539 with a three-year growth rate of 716%.
Blue Moon also ranked #9 among the 129 North Carolina-based companies recognized on the list.
“Over the last 35 years, many well-known brands have been honored by this prestigious list. We couldn’t be more excited to count ourselves among those recognized in 2016,” said Blue Moon co-founder and CEO Debra Blue. “We are extremely thankful to our clients, employees and friends who have helped us along the way. Through their hard work, dedication and loyalty, we have experienced continued growth and success.”
A retired physician, Debra Blue got into estates sales after buying and selling antiques for nearly 30 years, because she saw the economic and demographic trends that would make the industry grow. In 2009, she and her son, David, launched Blue Moon Estate Sales, which rapidly became the most active estate sales business in Raleigh, North Carolina. Shortly after in 2013, they began optimizing the numerous processes in the business and made it a reproducible and reliable franchise company.
Today, Blue Moon Estates Sales has helped hundreds of families with its residential, commercial, and moving liquidation services, providing an organized and professional way to ease the complicated and overwhelming burden of selling a personal estate. From determining a convenient time line to sweeping up after the sale, Blue Moon does everything. Other services include, but are not limited to: a complimentary and extensive evaluation of the home, appropriate pricing from antiques to everyday items, categorization and staging of the home, marketing, hosting and staffing of the sale.
"The Inc. 5000 list stands out where it really counts," said Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "It honors real achievement by a founder or a team of them. No one makes the Inc. 5000 without building something great – usually from scratch. That's one of the hardest things to do in business, as every company founder knows. But without it, free enterprise fails."
The 2016 Inc. 5000|500, unveiled online at Inc.com and featured in the September issue of Inc. is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. According to Inc., the average company on the list achieved an impressive three-year growth of 433%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $200 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 640,000 jobs over the past three years, or about 8% of all jobs created in the entire economy during that period.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000 can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000.
Launched in 2009 and franchising since 2013, Blue Moon Estate Sales is the leading estate sales franchise in the country. The company’s estate sales specialists help clients through every step of the estate sale process to ease the stress and workload of an event few people ever plan for. With 14 locations currently open and operating in five states, Blue Moon Estate Sales has already helped hundreds of families with its residential, commercial, and moving liquidation services. For more information, please visit www.bluemoonestatesales.com.
SOURCE Blue Moon Estate Sales