BuildASign.com, a leading online custom printing provider, today opened the doors to its expanded office and manufacturing spaces following a year of incredible business growth. An official ribbon cutting ceremony was hosted by BuildASign.com CEO Dan Graham and Phyllis Snodgrass of the Austin Chamber of Commerce Tuesday afternoon at the new location in North Austin. The expanded facilities more than double the company’s space, with over 80,000 square feet split between its corporate office and manufacturing space.
The company, which was founded in 2005 and has remained totally bootstrapped, boasted record financials in 2011, with $30 million in revenue, up 50% from 2010. Hiring momentum also continued, with the addition of 115 new employees since the start of 2011, bringing the staff to more than 240.
“Austin continues to lead the nation in job growth, and companies like BuildASign.com are at the forefront of that trend,” said Phyllis Snodgrass, Senior Vice President of Membership and Investor Relations for the Austin Chamber of Commerce. “BuildASign.com has had a tremendous impact on the city of Austin both by providing a wealth of jobs and giving back to the community through numerous philanthropic efforts. We thank them for their contributions and congratulate them on their continued success.”
BuildASign.com has received numerous local and national accolades, including recognition on the Inc. 5000 list for two years running, the Internet Retailer Top 500, and three years as an Austin Business Journal Fast 50 award winner. Despite its fast growth, BuildASign.com remains committed to preserving its culture and has been selected as one of the Best Places to Work by the Austin Business Journalfor the past four years.
“I attribute every bit of our success to the hard work of the entire BuildASign.com team,” said Dan Graham, BuildASign.com Founder and CEO. “We take pride in hiring only the best people, and it’s their passion that not only fuels our growth but makes for one of the best work environments around.”
With its growth, BuildASign.com has also scaled its philanthropic efforts, contributing more than $350,000 to over 400 local and national nonprofits through its BuildASign Gives program. The company has also received national recognition for its donation of nearly 240,000 Welcome Home banners to friends and families of returning military, valuing more than $7.6 million.
BuildASign.com’s latest philanthropic program, Canvas for a Cause, was launched in early 2012 through the company’s home décor brand, Easy Canvas Prints. Its current campaign celebrates Military Appreciation Month, with 25% of purchases made at www.easycanvasprints.com/military with code “Military2012” donated to select national nonprofit partners that support military service members and their families, including Armed Services YMCA.