Proxy Retail Group Earns Inc. 5000 Award
Moving At The "Speed of Retail"
Proxy Retail Group Earns Inc. 5000 award
Inc. Magazine, a publisher renowned for its recognition of entrepreneurial milestones among businesses, has awarded Proxy Retail Group, Inc. the 1141st spot on its annual Inc. 5000 list. This prestigious ranking showcases the fastest-growing private companies in America.
The list represents an in-depth glimpse at the most successful companies within the economy's most dynamic segment— independent businesses. Facebook, Chobani, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 list have not only been financially successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19.
"The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated," says Scott Omelianuk, editor-in-chief of Inc. "Inc. is thrilled to honor the companies that have established themselves through innovation, hard work, and rising to the challenges of today."
From the onslaught, Proxy Retail has set themselves apart from the competition by providing quality project management and installation services for nationwide retailers, brand marketers, and manufacturers. Proxy Retail's 570% 3-year growth rate has largely been due to its efficient nationwide rollout procedures and bespoke retail installation services. They continually succeed in delivering on-brand retail solutions that showcase products and provide services exactly to client specifications. The difference between failed campaigns and driving sales is often evident in the finished product. Proxy Retail prioritizes personnel training and utmost care to detail to consistently obtain 100% compliance. Acting as your ‘proxy’ for retail installations, they become an integral part of your team. Their rapid growth and success in recent years speaks volumes to the level of professionalism provided with each project.
To view the complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, visit http://www.inc.com/inc5000.
About Proxy Retail
Proxy’s President, CEO, & Founder, Anne Brockhaus, incorporated Proxy Retail Group in 2012 to change the perception of a women owned small business in the construction industry. Through firsthand knowledge as an installer, field manager, and now President, Anne and her team have earned the respect of industry executives and professionals by providing best in class service in both management and overall quality. Manufacturers are turning to Proxy Retail Group as their primary in-store resource for national installations and expert project management.
Women Making History in Construction
Meet Ariana DeSimone - Proxy Retail Project Manager
When I was hired to be a project manager at Proxy I had just come out of the field where I worked hands-on doing retail displays installations. I had worked for 10 years in the national retail installation sector. Prior to that I worked solely in residential construction for years. I spent many years struggling to be the best at my craft with little to no guidance. It was an uphill struggle as a woman trying to break through into a field that did not want me as a part of it. It was a long and difficult road that at times was exhausting, lonely and seemingly insurmountable. Being a woman in construction is not easy.
There is a constant unspoken truth you need to prove yourself beyond your skill set if you are a woman in the construction industry. You have to show you are strong, dedicated and completely ok with being the only woman on a job site. I loved building things and I dreamt of one day working with other trades women even if I had to hire them myself! So, I opened my own company.
More Than Just a National Retail Installation Company
I started collaborating with Proxy doing retail fixture installations around 2018. They were an incredible company to work with compared to other national retail installers. A dream client! I had no idea the company was owned by another woman at the time. When I found out - I was over the moon. I had never met another woman who owned a construction company! I think as women the sheer joy to find another woman doing the same thing as you is like the spring after winter. As I worked with Proxy over the next few years, I saw that gender did not play a role in how they paid or assigned work. They choose me because I worked hard and consistently offered them my best work. When they offered me a job to step out of the field, I jumped on it.
When people ask me why I choose to close my company and work for another person; the answer is easy. She has built an incredible company that’s growth is exploding. And that explosion is not just because of the quality of work provided - but it is also the transparency, honesty, and equality within the company. While it’s not my company- I have achieved my dream. I get to work with fantastic women in the field I love.
A Woman-Owned Company With a Bright Future.
I consider myself very fortunate to have found and to now be a part of the Proxy Retail group. After many years of struggle in a difficult industry as a woman I have found an exceptional company to be a part of - a company that values me based solely on my contribution and effort. I’m so proud of the work we are doing all over the country in the national retail installation space. Proxy Retail has been awarded the prestigious Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) certification by the Women’s Business Enterprise Council (WBENC).
Let’s build the future together. Contact Proxy Retail for your next project.