The Inc. 5000 List Reveals Sustainable Supply as Fastest-Growing Retailer in Colorado

Broomfield, CO – Sustainable Supply, a leading provider of building and maintenance supplies, announced today that it had been named to the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States for the fourth consecutive year. The company’s rank climbed to #699 in 2016 with three-year sales growth of 564%. The list from Inc.com also identifies Sustainable Supply as the fastest-growing retail company in Colorado.Sustainable Supply’s full listing can be accessed here.


Brian Fricano, Sustainable Supply’s Founder and CEO, stated, “We are thrilled to make the Inc. 5000 list for the fourth year in a row, which I believe is a testament to our company’s people, processes, and systems. While consumers and businesses are flocking to Amazon in droves, we continue to grow rapidly and take market share in the B2B marketplace by exceeding customers’ expectations with fast delivery, great prices, and a 1st-class web experience.”

Sustainable Supply’s Investment in E-commerce

Since its beginning in 2009, Sustainable Supply has sought to capitalize on the national growth of green construction and B2B e-commerce, two highly competitive industries. The company believes that its e-commerce operations and personalized approach are what allow it to successfully compete with businesses that are much larger.


“We employ forward-thinking, customer-focused, e-commerce tools that distinguish the company as a prominent online retailer,” said Tyler Browne, Sustainable Supply’s IT Manager.


Paul Corrado, the company’s Senior Marketing Manager, claims their e-commerce platform provides an advantage as they compete for business customers with Grainger and Ferguson Enterprises, “Enhancements made to the site enable us to spread the authority of our product experts across the country without having hundreds of locations to house them in.” Corrado pointed to an employee who has conducted over 900 field-based safety audits as the kind of expert and personal approach that Sustainable Supply uses to assist their clients with application assistance, custom quotes, and more.


The company recently increased its product offerings from 200,000 to over 1,000,000. While most categories have a “green” option, Sustainable Supply also sells the traditional products that contractors, building owners, or maintenance personnel are accustomed to using. “When a customer buys a hammer or some other traditional product that may not be ‘green,’ we bring the ‘green’ to that product through our carbon-neutral shipping policy,” said Scott Krueger, the company’s Sustainability Manager.


Sustainable Supply offers further customer conveniences with its Rewards for Business program, auto-reorder capability, and one-page checkout.

About the Inc. 5000 List

Inc. 5000 is the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000. The 2016 list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2012 to 2015. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2012. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2015. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2012 is $100,000; the minimum for 2015 is $2 million.


About Sustainable Supplye-commerce

Sustainable Supply is a Colorado-based national distributor of green building materials, restroom products, HVAC equipment, maintenance, MRO, safety items, and more. Sustainable Supply has grown from a small operation with only a few employees to the employer of numerous industry-leading product experts in restrooms, eyewash stations, motors, hand washing and more. The company offers over 1,000,000 products shipped from more than 50 distribution centers. Sustainable Supply is a 2016 Colorado Companies to Watch Award winner and has appeared on Internet Retailer’s top 1,000 ranking for each of the last six years. The company has earned a top 1000 ranking on the Inc. 500|5000 list since 2013.


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