For the 6th Time, Zippy Shell, Inc. Appears on the Inc. 5000, Ranking No. 1149 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 423 Percent

Inc. Magazine Reveals Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

Wake Forest, NC, September 7, 2021 – Inc. magazine recently revealed that Zippy Shell is No. 1149 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, 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. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are incredibly proud to be featured on the Inc 5000 list for the 6th time in the last 7 years,” says Mark Kuhns, CEO of Zippy Shell and 1-800-PACK-RAT. “Our continuous growth is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team and the commitment from our investors.

Not only have the companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but this year’s list also proved especially resilient and flexible given 2020’s unprecedented challenges. Among the 5,000, the average median three-year growth rate soared to 543 percent, and median revenue reached $11.1 million. Together, those companies added more than 610,000 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. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc., which will be available on newsstands on August 20.

“The 2021 Inc. 5000 list feels like one of the most important rosters of companies ever compiled,” says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. “Building one of the fastest-growing companies in America in any year is a remarkable achievement. Building one in the crisis we’ve lived through is just plain amazing. This kind of accomplishment comes with hard work, smart pivots, great leadership, and the help of a whole lot of people.”

For more information, contact: Sarah Saulnier at 919-488-3636 ext 1012 or marketing@zippyshell.com.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

Methodology

Companies on the 2021 Inc. 5000 are ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2017 to 2020. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2020. (Since then, some on the list may have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2020 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Growth rates used to determine company rankings were calculated to three decimal places. There was one tie on this year’s Inc. 5000.  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 https://www.inc.com/inc5000.

About Inc. Media

The world’s most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including web sites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Vision Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

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About Zippy Shell

Zippy Shell is one of the fastest-growing moving and storage companies in the U.S. With many locations across the nation, Zippy Shell provides a complete suite of services from self-pack, storage, to cross-country moving. In 2018 Zippy Shell merged with 1-800-PACK-RAT, a leader in moving and storage solutions, headquartered in Wake Forest, NC. Zippy Shell is made up of a strong team and board members who have established themselves as leaders in the moving and storage industries. For more information, visit www.zippyshell.com.

1-800-PACK-RAT Acquires Storage Squad, a Leader in the Student Storage Industry

Storage Squad Logo

Acquisition Paves the Way for 1-800-PACK-RAT to Expand into Student Storage and Provide Exceptional Service to Students, Parents, and Colleges Across the Country

1-800-PACK-RAT, LLC, a leader in the portable storage and moving industry and sister company to Zippy Shell Incorporated, announced that it has acquired Storage Squad. Storage Squad’s primary mission is to provide quality moving and storage solutions for university-based students. The company was created in 2011 by two students in Ithaca, NY, at Cornell University to better assist students who have very specific moving and storage needs that some companies could not meet. Since its inception, the company has grown to service 35 schools in 10 states and 12 cities.

The acquisition gives 1-800-PACK-RAT the opportunity to expand its overall moving and storage portfolio to provide more targeted and professional service to students, parents, and colleges across the US. Storage Squad’s unique “Mega Box” solution gives students the chance to store all their belongings quickly and easily during the move-out process. The localized storage facilities in university towns and cities give students complete control and assurance that their stuff will be taken care of and redelivered on time. The lowest price point in collegiate storage and “storage-by-the-box” philosophy makes it a terrific choice for students who cannot afford high-priced self-storage facilities and moving solutions.

“We are very excited to be working with Storage Squad to expand our storage and moving solutions across the college industry,” said Mark Kuhns, CEO of 1-800-PACK-RAT and Zippy Shell. “Our goal is to make moving and storage simple, and Storage Squad’s strong customer service and excellent reputation will help us provide these services to college students.”

“I am looking forward to working with the Storage Squad team to focus on top quality customer service and low-cost solutions for colleges, students, and parents,” said Andy McDade, President of Storage Squad.  “The company has developed an impressive reputation and ordering system. With over 70 available storage locations across the continental United States, Storage Squad is poised for even greater success in helping partner campuses and their students starting this spring.”

To learn more about 1-800-PACK-RAT and the services we provide, please visit www.1800packrat.com.

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About 1-800-PACK-RAT

1-800-PACK-RAT is a leader in the portable storage and moving industry. They provide customers and businesses with solutions for on-site storage, warehouse storage, local moving, long-distance moving, or any combination. 1-800-PACK-RAT has numerous facilities across the USA. For additional information about 1-800-PACK-RAT, visit their website at 1800packrat.com.

Zippy Shell Continues Support of Wreaths Across America

A Zippy Shell mesh container with wreaths stored inside

For its fifth year in a row, Zippy Shell is proud to donate portable storage units to Wreaths Across America this December. Zippy Shell, in conjunction with sister company, 1-800-PACK-RAT, is providing containers for storage in preparation for Wreaths Across America Day on December 14th, with Zippy Shell donating six portable storage units this year.

Formed in 2007, Wreaths Across America was formed by Veterans and other groups and individuals with a simple mission in mind: Remember. Honor. Teach. In 2008, Wreaths Across America participated in helping lay over 100,000 wreaths at military cemeteries, including Arlington National Cemetery, with the help of over 60,000 volunteers. Thanks to these efforts, Congress officially declared December 13th as “Wreaths Across America Day.”

Wreaths Across America has continued its amazing work, and in 2014, the organization and its network of volunteers laid over 700,000 wreaths at over 1,000 locations across the United States and abroad. Other sites the group has visited include Pearl Harbor, Bunker Hill, and the sites of the September 11th attacks. The group also met its goal of covering the entirety of Arlington National Cemetery in 2014 as well, laying 226,525 wreaths across the hallowed grounds. The work was made possible through the donations, in-kind contributions, and fundraising from 2,047 different groups.

Today, the wreath laying is still held on the second or third Sunday in December, with Wreaths Across America making the trek from Harrington, MA all the way to Arlington National Cemetery in what is known now as the world’s largest Veteran’s parade.

This year, Zippy Shell and 1-800-PACK-RAT will be donating a total of eight units, giving Wreaths Across America convenient and safe storage right where they need it, when they need it. These units will be used to store items for Wreaths Across America’s wreath laying at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, TX. The group will have approximately 20,000 volunteers to help lay around 50,000 wreaths on December 14th.

If you would like to learn more about Wreaths Across America and how you can donate your time or money to the organization, please visit their website.

Moving and Storage in the Piedmont Triad Area

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