The Fastest-Growing Private Companies program was launched 17 years ago by the Puget Sound Business Journal to identify and recognize companies speeding to the top of their industries. To be eligible, companies must: be privately held and headquartered in Washington; have at least $500,000 in net revenue in 2009; show an overall growth from 2009 to 2011 calendar years; and agree to submit their net operating revenues with Puget Sound Business Journal.
“We’re proud to be included on this list for the fourth time.” said Chad Hartvigson, CEO of Sportswear Inc. “We will continue to focus our efforts on leveraging our proprietary technology and expanding distribution.”
"The companies that make this list are, by definition, among the most dynamic in our region," said Business Journal Publisher Gordon Prouty. "Especially this year, making membership on this elite list is all the more impressive, and these companies are showing all of us what qualities it takes to grow in challenging times."
Sportswear Inc. launched in 2005 with its flagship brand Prep Sportswear. Prep Sportswear began with 130,000 online school stores, and has grown to have stores for more than one million schools, teams, colleges, and military bases. The web site contains millions of product options, all individually customized and fulfilled in five business days.
About Sportswear Inc.
Sportswear Inc. is an innovative online retailer of customizable sports apparel and merchandise targeting the high school, college, professional sports, world soccer, military, and resort markets. Sportswear Inc. leverages a vertically integrated technology platform to directly target consumers with thousands of personalized products based on their specific interests. The portfolio of brands includes, CampusTeamShop, the largest licensee and online retailer of officially licensed collegiate merchandise, and Prep Sportswear, the largest online offering of school spiritwear and fan gear. Additional brands include VintageTeamShop, GreekGearShop, WorldSoccerTeamShop, MilitaryBaseShop, AdventureGearShop, DestinationShop, and GovtShop. The company is ranked #549 on the 2012 Internet Retailer Second 500 list of largest online retailers and #1955 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies.
Sportswear Inc. is privately funded and located in Seattle, WA.