Great teamwork everyone! Inc. magazine just released their annual list of the Top 5000 companies in America and we made it for the third year in a row. We are honored to be included in Inc. magazine’s prestigious list for 2009. Our entire team of painting contractors continues to grow our business the old-fashioned way with top-quality service and smart business decisions. We’re proud that these simple ethics have rewarded us with growth and success.
In tough economic times when some companies are tightening their belt, Sharper Impressions Painting continues to show both profit and growth. We made some important decisions the onset of the recession which allowed us to maintain a healthy level of operating income. We stayed focused on industry fundamentals like skilled professionals applying quality product with excellent customer service.
A shift to just-in-time inventory, technology upgrades, and the hiring of highly-qualified managers has led to steady growth during the past 18 months. The future continues to look bright. With ‘stay-cations’ on the rise, families are investing even more in their homes and people know that a fresh coat of paint gives the biggest bang for your buck. So far in 2009, Sharper Impressions Painting has seen a 355% profit increase over this same period in 2008.
“Savvy trend spotters and those who invest in private companies know that the Inc. 5000 is the best place to find out about companies that find success through a wide variety of unprecedented business models and who are expanding at an impressive rate,” says Inc. 5000 project manager Jim Melloan. “That’s why our list is so eagerly anticipated every year.”
Inc. magazine’s, Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent — not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. The complete list of 2009 honoree companies can be found in the magazine’s September issue and sorted by category and region at www.inc5000.com.