Greenville, SC, August 24, 2012 — Inc. magazine today ranked Wireless Communications, Verizon Wireless Premium Retailer NO. 25 on its 31st annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. In addition, the company ranked No. 2 overall in the Retail Industry. The Inc. 500 list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Companies such as Microsoft, Zappos, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Zipcar, Clif Bar, Vizio, Oracle, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.
2012 is the first year that Wireless Communications has had the opportunity to be ranked on the The Inc. 500| 5000 list. Wireless Communications is a Premium Retailer of Verizon Wireless products and services. Established in 2008 under the leadership of President Krish V. Patel and Director of Sales Keith Gailey, the company has grown exponentially. Beginning with just two retail locations and 8 employees in Greenville, SC, the company now operates 37 locations in four states and employs over 265 people. Wireless Communications plans to have 50 stores open by the end of 2012.
As an exclusive Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless, Wireless Communications strives to redefine the indirect channel and provides an untouchable customer experience. The company strives to stay ahead of aggressive competitors in the wireless industry. The most successful strategies have included included offering the latest products and accessories, creating an innovative employee training program and by launching monthly company-wide sales initiatives.
“Every employee has contributed to the success of this business. Without their daily efforts to reach our goals Wireless Communications would not be as successful as it is today. The Inc. 500 recognition represents the hard work of our outstanding Wireless Communications Team. I would like to recognize and thank all of our friends, family, vendors and also the communities that have supported our organization.” – President Krish V. Patel
The 2012 Inc. 500, unveiled in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 21 to November 15 and on Inc.com), is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. To make the cut, companies had to have achieved a staggering minimum of 770% in sales growth. The Inc. 500’ s aggregate revenue is $15.7 billion, with a median three-year growth of 1,431 percent. The companies on this year’s Inc. 500 employ more than 48,000 people and generated over 40,000 jobs in the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 500|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/500.
“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is,” says Inc. magazine Editor Eric Schurenberg.
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at www.inc.com/500.
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Wireless Communications was established in 2008 under the leadership of Krish Patel. Wireless Communications is an exclusive premium retailer for Verizon Wireless. The company is headquartered out of Greenville, South Carolina. Starting with two locations in the Upstate of South Carolina, we have grown to 37 retail locations in South Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky and West Virginia. Wireless Communications is continually expanding its presence in the Southeast. Our company vision is To be the leading premium retailer for Verizon Wireless Services and Products with an untouchable customer experience.