Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Side By Side Stuff Named to the 34th Annual Inc. 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Private Companies

Scott Harper
President of Side By Side Stuff, Scott Harper
DREXEL, Mo., Aug. 17, 2015 -- What started out as a local UTV or side by side (a class of off-road vehicle) service center, has rapidly transformed into an authority in the online retail of aftermarket side by side parts and accessories. Side By Side Stuff is honored to announce its ranking of 314 on the Inc. 500, an exclusive list of America's fastest growing private companies. The 2015 Inc. 500 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2011 to 2014. To qualify, companies must to be U.S.-based, privately held and for profit as of December 31, 2014. Side By Side Stuff is featured in Inc. Magazine's September issue. They represent the top tier (top 10%) of the Inc. 5000 company list, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/5000.

The President of Side By Side Stuff, Scott Harper, began his career as a licensed aircraft mechanic and an off-road riding and racing enthusiast. His passion for racing dirt bikes, ATV's and side by sides led him to open his own business, servicing those types of vehicles. "We opened our doors in 2006 with a focus on maintenance and customer service," Harper explains. "In Feb 2011, we launched our online store www.sidebysidestuff.com and cultivated an excellent customer base through our quality of work, customer service and passion for what we do."

The 2015 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at Inc.com and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 18 to September 22) is the most competitive crop in the list's history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year growth of 490%. The Inc. 5000's aggregate revenue is $205 billion, generating 647,000 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 atwww.inc.com/inc5000.

"The story of this year's Inc. 5000 is the story of great leadership. In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top," says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. "You have to remember that the average company on the Inc. 5000 grew nearly six-fold since 2012. Business owners don't achieve that kind of success by accident."

Harper attributes their success to forward thinking, determination, and a dedicated staff that share their customers' passion for the off-road lifestyle. "People tell me, 'You're so lucky!', but I don't like that statement because success, to me, is much more than that," Harper admits. "It's very exciting to customize your ride, so it makes it exciting for us to be able to help our customers build their dream machine. Our staff shows up to work every day with a smile and they want to stay until every order and customer are cared for. Our customers are loyal too, and I really value the relationships we've created with each and every one of them. We've worked really hard to establish ourselves as the go-to for all things side by side. We spend our free time attending events, testing products, interviewing vendors, getting inside info on new products, etc. We do all this because we want our customers to be informed and entertained. We earn their trust. So, as far as luck goes, I've found, the harder we work, the luckier we are."

About Side By Side Stuff:

Side By Side Stuff, in Drexel, Missouri, offers the highest quality side by side accessoriesand parts. Since opening its doors in 2006, the company has been dedicated to providing exceptional service and affordable prices. Over the years, Side By Side Stuff has generated an impressive customer following based on the quality of work, excellent customer service and a true passion for the nature of our business. The mission of Side By Side Stuff is to express the highest level of customer service and authentic passion in every interaction with their customers. To learn more about side by side parts and accessories, visitSideBySideStuff.com, or call 816-616-9946, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM CST.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 500|5000

About Inc. Media:

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 13,000,000 today. For more information, visit www.inc.com.

The Inc. 500|5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1983, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is a annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. This event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

For More information on Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Conference, visit www.inc.com.
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