Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Congratulations from Inc. Magazine

This is a letter from the publisher of Inc. Magazine on making the list.

Dear Jerry,

Congratulations again on making Inc.'s list of America's fastest growing private companies. Over the years, we've seen many companies leverage their appearance on the list to actually accelerate their growth. That’s one reason I hope you’ve been sharing the achievements of American Carpet Wholesalers of GA with your employees, customers, and the many others who have contributed to its great success.

You can also view former President Bill Clinton’s speech. In both his presence at the event and in his remarks, I think he showed that he understands the important role entrepreneurs play in America’s economic success. He and I also both share the belief that entrepreneurship is one of our best hopes for expanding opportunity in the nation’s distressed and emerging communities. We'll begin recruitment in the next month for the Inner City Entrepreneur Initiative, a high-impact mentoring program between successful entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in America's inner cities.


John Koten
CEO and Editor In Chief
Mansueto Ventures

Friday, September 7, 2007

Inc Magazine Press Release

Copy of Press Release Distributed by Inc Magazine.
"Excuse me while I kiss the sky."
This a lot of work and a lot of dedication by my entire staff.

MEDIA CONTACT: Jerry Bryson,

American Carpet Wholesalers of GA, Inc. Ranks No. 4060 on the 2007 Inc. 5,000
With Three-Year Sales Growth of 60%

NEW YORK, August 23, 2007 – Inc. today ranked American Carpet Wholesalers of GA, Inc. #4060 on its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy. “Our growth can be attributed to great employees who believe that above all else, providing the best customer service will keep the phone ringing and customers coming back over and over.” says Jerry Bryson, President and CEO.Based in Dalton, GA, American Carpet Wholesalers sells name brand floor coverings such as carpet, area rugs, commercial carpet tile, vinyl tile, hardwood flooring and laminate flooring directly to the consumer via their website ( www.carpet-wholesale.com ). Consumers save up to70% over traditional local brick and mortar establishments. A great deal of these products are in stock and ready to ship at one of their facilities

Monday, August 20, 2007

Let's try something new!

Blogging is something new for me, but I will give it my best shot. Flooring is something we all use, but reading about it is not something we will rush to the public library for books about . A lot of info and images can be seen on my site http://www.carpet-wholesale.com/ .

We at American carpet wholesalers maintain a full showronn for our instore customers, but we also maintain a 30,000 sq ft warehouse to service our online customers. Operating online is a very competitve neighborhood. While I have competitors that I respect and admire, I also have competitors that I am not too fond of. I will not name names. Lets just say they reside on the west coast and the east coast respectively. And some in the middle as well.

This month brings new challenges for all of the products we sell, carpet, hardwood floors, laminate flooring, luxury vinyl tiles, carpet tile, and accessories. Rising petroleum prices as well as rising labor costs have forced most of our suppliers raise prices. At American Carpet Wholesalers, we will absorb some of the increase, taking lower profit margins and pass as little
as possible to our customers.

The economy is not helping us out either. While people are watching their pennies and new home construction is at a virtual standstill, all housing related businesses are facing greater challenges everyday. It appears that there isn't a white knight out there to guide us thru this downturn.

Because of our sales volume at American Carpet Wholesalers and our extremely efficient operation, we will continue to offer our customers a great value for their dollar. Last year we were honored by Inc Magazine as one of the top growth companies in the nation. This year we are thankful that it appears we will not only stay on the list, but move up the ladder a little.
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