KNOXVILLE, 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 5,000 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.