Cellular Sales’ Dane Scism discusses latest Inc. 5000 honor for company

September 20, 2011

Cellular Sales.com, a Verizon Wireless premium retailerKNOXVILLE, Tenn. – At Cellular Sales the only thing faster than the company’s growth rate is the download speeds of the Verizon Wireless retailer’s popular smartphones. For the fourth consecutive year Cellular Sales has been ranked one of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000 listing. Cellular Sales, founded and headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, joins Spirit Airlines, television maker Vizio, Dunkin Donuts and GoDaddy.com among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

Cellular Sales was ranked as the nation’s 69th fastest growing retailer on the magazine’s exclusive rankings, up from 96th in 2010.

“People shopping for smartphones and other wireless services have plenty of retail options,” said Dane Scism, founder and CEO of Cellular Sales. “Our growth rate stands as evidence we are able to provide excellent customer service that brings people back to us regularly as dedicated fans of our culture of service.”

Cellular Sales was ranked No. 1,449 on Inc. magazine’s fifth annual overall list of the nation’s fastest growing 5,000Inc. 5000 companies (up from No. 1,856 last year). Three-year growth for Cellular Sales was reported at 193 percent according to Inc. magazine, while the median growth rate for businesses on the list was 94 percent. The magazine also ranked Cellular Sales in the top 100 of all businesses based on growth in actual gross dollars. The magazine reported that Cellular Sales’ 2007 revenue of $166.8 million grew to $488.5 million last year.

“We are honored to be included on the list for the fourth straight year,” said Scism. “We will use this honor as a challenge to continue learning from our customers how to better serve their needs and to exceed their expectations so that we can make the list again in 2012.”

Cellular Sales, Verizon Wireless’ largest premium retailer, conducts ongoing customer satisfaction research that ties into sales training and education. The company also expanded its customer service abilities by opening a national call center in Knoxville in 2010.

Cellular Sales is an 18-year old privately held company founded and headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. The company currently operates throughout the United States. Cellular Sales celebrated the opening of its 400th store in the nation in 2011 and is on pace to end the year with greater than 450 Verizon wireless retail stores across the country.

For more information about Cellular Sales, or to find a Cellular Sales location near you, visit the company’s web site at http://www.cellularsales.com. Read about the entire 2011 Inc. magazine “Inc. 5000” list at inc.com/5000.

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Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Jefferson City, Missouri

March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again in the Kansas City market.  The new Cellular Sales store opened at 2015 Missouri Boulevard in Jefferson City last month.

Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company currently operates throughout the United States.  By year end, Cellular Sales – which attributes its rapid growth to unparalleled customer service – will operate more than 300 locations throughout the country.  For the past two years, Inc. Magazine has named Cellular Sales one of the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies. This year, the company was in the Top 100 for retailers.

For more information about the new Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless store, call Beau Hammon at (816) 519-9156 or Jose Ordonez at (816) 206-0024.  Visit Cellular Sales’ web site at www.cellularsales.com


Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Columbia, South Carolina

March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding in Columbia, South Carolina.  The new Cellular Sales store opened at 331 Killian Road last month.

Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company currently operates throughout the United States.  By year end, Cellular Sales – which attributes its rapid growth to unparalleled customer service – will operate more than 300 locations throughout the country.  For the past two years, Inc. Magazine has named Cellular Sales one of the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies. This year, the company was in the Top 100 for retailers.

For more information about the new Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless store, call Ari Mendlovitz at (843) 696-5556 or Mike Baker at (910) 409-3222.  Visit Cellular Sales’ web site at www.cellularsales.com.


Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding Again in Knoxville

March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again in its home town of Knoxville.  The new Cellular Sales store opened in Knoxville Center Mall last month.

Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company currently operates throughout the United States.  By year end, Cellular Sales – which attributes its rapid growth to unparalleled customer service – will operate more than 400 locations throughout the country.  For the past two years, Inc. Magazine has named Cellular Sales one of the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies. This year, the company was in the Top 100 for retailers.

For more information about the new Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless store, call Christian Tarman at (865) 599-8752 or Anthony Mills at (865) 805-4874.  Visit Cellular Sales’ web site at www.cellularsales.com.


Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding in Upstate New York

March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding again in upstate New York.  The new Cellular Sales store opened at 537 Towne Drive in Fayetteville last month.

Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company currently operates throughout the United States.  By year end, Cellular Sales – which attributes its rapid growth to unparalleled customer service – will operate more than 300 locations throughout the country.  For the past two years, Inc. Magazine has named Cellular Sales one of the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies. This year, the company was in the Top 100 for retailers.

For more information about the new Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless store, call Luke Fletcher at (704) 796-6939 or Tim Blackburn at (315) 729-4125.  Visit Cellular Sales’ web site at www.cellularsales.com.


Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless Expanding Rapidly in Early 2010

March 22, 2010

Cellular Sales, the nation’s largest retailer of Verizon Wireless, is expanding.  Last month, the company opened five new stores in Missouri, New York, Tennessee and South Carolina.

Cellular Sales is a 15-year old privately held company headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn.  The company currently operates throughout the United States.  By year end, Cellular Sales – which attributes its rapid growth to unparalleled customer service – will operate more than 400 locations throughout the country.  For the past two years, Inc. Magazine has named Cellular Sales one of the nation’s fastest growing privately held companies. This year, the company was in the Top 100 for retailers.

For more information about the new Cellular Sales Verizon Wireless store, call (865) 588-3855 or visit Cellular Sales’ web site at www.cellularsales.com.


Knoxville News Sentinel looks at Dane Scism’s leadership

March 11, 2010

The Knoxville News Sentinel talks to Dane Scism about his success with Cellular Sales and why the company is still growing despite the troubling economic times.

Cellular Sales Thrives Behind Leadership of Dane Scism