Tampa Bay Sign Company, Creative Sign Designs, recognized on the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 list as one of Americaâ€™s fastest-growing private companies
Online PR News – 24-August-2011 – – Tampa, Fla. (August 2011) â€“ Over the years, companies like Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Jamba Juice, Oracle, Clif Bar, Zipcar and Zappos.com have joined the Inc. 500|5000 list as Americaâ€™s fastest-growing private companies. Creative Sign Designs, with national headquarters in Tampa, is proud to announce their ranking on this prestigious, nationally-recognized list.
There are over 7 million private, employer-based companies and over 17 million small businesses in the United States. Creative Sign Designs earned the position of 4,133 out of 5,000 private American companies, placing them in the top 1% - elite status. The Inc. 500|5000 list recognizes companies for their significant accomplishments, creativity, resilience, and tenacity of Americaâ€™s top entrepreneurs.
In 1986, Creative Sign Designs began as a small operation in the founderâ€™s garage, focusing on manufacturing decorative mailboxes and street signage to add â€ścurb appealâ€ť to the American home. In 2005, the original owners sold the business, and in 2006, CEO Jamie Harden purchased a 44,000 sq-ft facility. In 2007, the dramatic residential downturn resulted in a significant decline in revenue, and Harden re-focused the company and teamâ€™s efforts to selling, designing, manufacturing, and installing interior, exterior, and digital commercial signage. Creative Sign Designs response to adversity resulted in a 60% increase in revenue in 2010.
An important part of Creative Sign Designsâ€™ overall mission is to be a good corporate citizen. â€śWe discuss our values every month at our company-wide, all-employee meeting,â€ť says Harden. â€śWe recognize employees with monthly and annual awards focusing on Commitment to Excellence, Positive Outlook, Teamwork, Innovative Thinking, Sense of Urgency, and Doing the Right Thing, Every Time.â€ť
Creative is committed to the community, and frequently contributes to both local and national organizations. Employees are involved in community activities such as the International Sign Association, American Marketing Association, and the United States Sign Council. Additionally, employees have contributed to numerous organizations including Baycare HealthCare System, YMCA of the Suncoast, Habitat for Humanity, American Heart Association, All Childrenâ€™s Hospital, Meals on Wheels, and The ALS Foundation. Creative Sign Designs will join the American Cancer Society in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on October 22, 2011.
In addition, Creative Sign Designs maintains a strong commitment to the environment, and was recently awarded the 2011 Earth Charter US Sustainable Business Award. Creative continuously researches new materials and processes to improve their ability to create environmentally friendly signs.
Creative was recently announced as one of 5 finalists for the 2011 Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year.
About Creative Sign Designs:
Creative Sign Designs, with national headquarters in Tampa, specializes in turnkey architectural signage solutions. Creative Sign Designs provides consultation, design, project management, fabrication, and installation services for a full line of interior, exterior and digital sign products. With more than 25 years experience providing architectural sign solutions, Creative Sign Designs is capable of successfully managing local, regional, and national projects. For more information, visit www.CreativeSignDesigns.com or call (888) 713-7620.