Primitives By Kathy on Inc. 5000 List

The company has made the list four times since it's start 20 years ago.

primitives by kathy

Lancaster, Penn.–Primitives by Kathy earned placement on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list for the fourth time in its 20 year history.

Inc. recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in America, and each year the starting base grows, making it even more of an accomplishment to earn a spot on the list. Inc. cited that this year was the most competitive mix of businesses in the history of the list, and those included have collectively created 619,631 jobs across the country–creating value and stimulating the economy.

Of all companies to place on the Inc. 5000 list, only one in ten have earned a spot on the list four times. This accomplishment is one of the many awards celebrating company growth awarded so far in 2017–including a place on the Central Penn Business Journal Fastest Growing Companies list for the tenth consecutive year and a place on the CPBJ Top 100 Private Companies list.

2017 is also an anniversary year for Primitives by Kathy–celebrating 20 years since Kathy Phillips started the company with one product she designed on her own to now over 8,000 rotating items sold nationwide and a team of 150 passionate and talented employees.

“Twenty years went by so quickly! We are so thankful for our customers who have trusted us to create the products that have filled their shelves for all of these years,” said Phillips, founder and owner. “There is so much new we are introducing, but the center of why we do what we do has remained the same – it is all about the customer.”

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