AUSTIN, Texas – September 9, 2013 Pacific Shore Stones, a leading importer and wholesaler of granite and exotic natural stones, today announced it has been recognized by Inc. Magazine in its seventh annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing US companies. Pacific Shore Stones’ three year sales growth rate of 132% earned the company #2658 on the list.
On Inc’s listing of top companies in the Austin metro area, Pacific Shore Stones scored #57. The Inc. 5000 list represents one of the most important segments of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Pacific Shore Stones joins LivingSocial, Edible Arrangements, CDW and Lifelock, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.
Vinny Tavares, Operating Partner of Pacific Shore Stones, said this about the Inc. 5000 achievement, “It’s a great honor to be part of America’s fastest growing companies. Having branches in 12 different markets throughout the country enables us to connect with local communities in a way other companies can’t. Being part of this prestigious ranking solidifies the importance of doing business at the regional level, the magnitude of its potential and the rewards that can be achieved by engaging with local communities.”
Founder/Operating Partner Marco A. Pereira commented, “As the founder of Pacific Shore Stones, being ranked in the distinguished group of the Inc 5000 marks a milestone for our company. All our employees have played a big role to help us reach this accomplishment. We are committed to continuing our vision and goals, throughout our current and future locations, to be part of the growth of those communities.”
In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2013 Inc. 500|5000 companies is an impressive 142 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 520,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $241 billion.
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/5000.
“Not all the companies in the Inc. 500|5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,” says Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
About Pacific Shore Stones
Pacific Shore Stones is a leading importer and wholesaler of exotic natural stones. Established in 2004, the company offers a wide selection of granite, marble, travertine, onyx, limestone, soapstone and engineered stone. Pacific Shore Stones has developed joint ventures with quarries across the world, built on strong relationships, providing access to the finest blocks. The company owners regularly visit quarries in places such as Brazil, Italy, Spain, India and Turkey, enabling them to keep up with new trends and to purchase unique stones.
The company distributes high quality, hand selected stone through 12 company-owned distribution centers across the U.S. Each center has a large inventory of over 120 colors plus knowledgeable staff delivering expertise and first class customer service.
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the company also has distribution centers in Arroyo Grande, Bakersfield, Birmingham, Fresno, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Oxnard, San Antonio, and Tulsa.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.