AUSTIN, TEXAS, September 9, 2014 — Pacific Shore Stones, a leading importer and wholesaler of granite and exotic natural stones, today announced it has been recognized by Inc. Magazine for the second year running in its annual Inc. 5000 list of the fastest growing US companies. Pacific Shore Stones’ three year sales growth rate of 135% earned the company #2753 on the list.
Since last year’s Inc. 5000 listing, Pacific Shore Stones has continued to grow, opening two more locations. Charleston, SC opened in September 2013, and Springdale, AR opened in August 2014, taking the total nationwide to 14. As well as achieving inclusion on the Inc. 5000 list again, 2014 also marks 10 years in business for Pacific Shore Stones. The company celebrated its 10 year anniversary in April this year.
The Inc. 5000 list represents one of the most important segments of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
Operating Partner Vinny Tavares said, “It’s very exciting for us to be part of the Inc. 5000 for the second consecutive year. As the economy continues to improve and the construction industry in particular shows signs of secular growth we believe we will be able to march forward with our expansion, first throughout the south of the US and eventually establishing physical locations in the Midwest and Northeast. Our goal is to become a true national player in the segment within the next five years and broaden our reach from the current 22 states we serve to 35.”
Founder/Operating Partner Marco A. Pereira commented, “We are very pleased to be featured on the Inc. 5000 list again this year. Achievements such as this and celebrating our 10th anniversary earlier this year remind me of how far we have come on this journey so far and how many great relationships and experiences we’ve had along the way. Part of our success comes from the dedication of our staff from the first day we opened our doors ten years ago.”
Competition for places on the list this year was fierce, with the average three-year growth rate of 516% for 2014 Inc. 500|5000 companies. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $211 billion, generating 505,000 jobs over the past three years.
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/inc5000.
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 14 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, Charleston, Fresno, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Oxnard, San Antonio, Springdale and Tulsa.
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