ELKHART, IN--(Marketwire - August 21, 2012) - StrataShops LLC., parent company for eight e-commerce furniture websites, including outdoor wicker furniture leader WickerCentral.com and patio furniture website TheLivingQuarters.com, has been awarded a spot in the 2012 Inc. 500 list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. StrataShops, which is locally owned and operated, is one of only six companies from the state of Indiana.
"StrataShops is honored to be included on such a prestigious list of companies," said John Webber, Founder and Owner of StrataShops. "StrataShops has seen incredible growth over the last four years and that trend is set to continue right here in Elkhart, Indiana."
The Elkhart, IN, area has been economically challenged in recent years. Unemployment rates soared in 2009 to over 15 percent, a national high. Presently, the number has subsided to just above 10 percent. The figure is still well above the national average.
"Our customers stretch from New York to Alaska," Webber added. "Each sale we receive has not only helped us reach this achievement, but has also helped stream those dollars down into our local economy."
StrataShops has attributed the growth to exceptional customer service, selling quality national brands and a strong team member atmosphere. StrataShops expects to achieve future growth in the fourth quarter with the addition of artificial Christmas trees website ChristmasEveTrees.com.
Each year, Inc. Magazine releases its 500 list ranking the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The list results are based on the percentage of revenue growth from 2008 to 2011.
The list has previously included many prominent brands such as Facebook, Zappos, Microsoft and Oracle.
For more information on StrataShops inclusion in the 2012 Inc. 500 and for the complete list, visit www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2012.
About StrataShops LLC.
StrataShops LLC. is an Elkhart, IN, based e-commerce company. StrataShops currently owns and operates eight ecommerce furniture related websites, which feature thousands of indoor and outdoor products. In the fourth quarter of 2012 StrataShops will include holiday specialty store ChristmasEveTrees.com to its lineup. For more information please visit www.StrataShops.com