Classy Llama Starts in A Garage in 2007… Hits #454 on Inc. 500 in 2013
Classy Llama Starts in A Garage in 2007… Hits #454 on Inc. 500 in 2013

Classy Llama Starts in A Garage in 2007… Hits #454 on Inc. 500 in 2013

Published September 6, 2013 in News & Updates
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As I’m sure you’re aware, Inc. publishes a list annually of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in America. Classy Llama made the list coming in at #454, and I speak for the whole team when I say that we are very humbled by the journey we’ve had the privilege to travel.

Classy Llama started in 2007 with 3 guys working in my garage. At the time, I was also working on starting up two other companies. When these petered out, I focused full-time on Classy Llama. Revenue tripled in the last half of 2009 and the ensuing jump from 5 to 10 employees made our under-heated, under-cooled garage untenably small. Revenue grew more than 500% YOY in 2010 alone with our headcount at about 20 by the end of the year!

 

Even in the midst of this crazy growth, we were able to effectively serve a high-demand, limited-supply niche: eCommerce design and development on the Magento platform. While we have made mistakes along the way, we have always followed through for the client and done our best to honor the people we work with. Our goal is to continue meeting the needs and providing value to our clients as a full-service eCommerce agency. Thanks to everyone who has helped us get to where we are today!

~Kurt

8 Comments

  1. Chris Vering says:

    Congratulations to your entire team! What an honor to be listed and great job for the care you provide your customers.

  2. Kurt says:

    Congratulations Kurt and entire Classy Llama team. The award properly reflects the strength of your work, and it also speaks to the manner in which Classy Llama puts its values and ethics into action. Its a pleasure working with Classy Llama, and we look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.
    Kurt Cumming
    COO, Global Village Concerns

  3. This is such a cool story. Congratulations to everyone at Classy Llama – you all work so hard and definitely deserve it!

  4. Jeries Eadeh says:

    Congratulations guys! What a great testimonial to the amount of work and dedication your team puts into each and everyone of your clients. We are very excited to be a partner of Classy Llama and wish nothing but the best for all of you.

  5. Gerald Zamora says:

    Congrats on your success. You have an exciting company and I hope I get to work on a project with you soon.

  6. Tom says:

    Congratulations to the entire Classy Llama team! Your dedication and success are an inspiration to others!

  7. WOW!! I’m impressed. Congratulations to everyone.

  8. Anthony Jones says:

    As I’ve read through each story, there is a continuous theme from Llama: “Your success is our success.” Reading the profiles of each of the team, what comes into focus quite quickly is that selfless dedication is far more than a command, it is a culture. To me, Kurts vision is inspiring. Likewise, the incredible beginnings of Llama, sort if a garage band who inspite of countless obstacles, dedicated themselves to making things happen. Personally, I am the kind of person that feels ‘bring me a problem, I’ll bring you a solution.” In my view, this is what I get (besides inspiration) when I read the reviews, together with each profile. Great job..!?

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