SAN DIEGO - August 12, 2009 - Cali Bamboo, a premier manufacturer of green building materials made entirely from bamboo for residential and commercial projects, announced today its addition to Inc. Magazine's prominent "Inc. 500" list in its first year of eligibility.
Ranked as 254 fastest growing privately held company in the U.S., Cali Bamboo achieved an 877 percent growth rate the last three years by developing and marketing one of the world's most durable, sustainable and renewable materials: bamboo. Cali Bamboo also ranked as the 5th fastest growing company in the San Diego- Carlsbad-San Marcos Region as well as the 13th fastest growing U.S. business categorized under the "Retail" category.
"Making the Inc. 500 list is an honor that we are proud to have achieved, the entire team has worked extremely hard to make this growth possible," said Jeff Goldberg, CEO and President of Cali Bamboo. "It's now a benchmark for us to maintain moving forward as we continue to help clients purchase environmentally friendly products that best fit their home and commercial project needs."
The 2009 Inc. 500 is comprised of an annual list of the fastest-growing private companies based in the U.S and ranked according to percentage of revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. Businesses must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of 2005, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales to qualify for consideration. Revenue must also have been at least $200,000 in 2005 and $2 million in 2008.
Now in its 28th year, the Inc. 500 is an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing privately held companies and represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.
Learn more at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/2009/company-profile.html?id=200902540.
The listing comes just weeks after Goldberg and Cali Bamboo's COO, Tanner Haigwood were named the 2009 San Diego Ernst & Young CO-Entrepreneurs of the Year.
About Cali Bamboo
San Diego-based Cali Bamboo manufactures green building products for residential and commercial projects made entirely from bamboo; one of the world's most durable, sustainable and renewable materials. Founded in 2004 by Jeff Goldberg and Tanner Haigwood, the company is fast becoming one of the shining examples of how individuals, businesses and communities can develop style without impacting the environment. Cali Bamboo's wide range of bamboo offerings includes, flooring, fencing decking, plywood and more. For more information, visit www.CaliBamboo.com.