Clickstop CEO Tim Gunther alongside other honorees at the CBJ's "Fastest Growing Companies" awards program on June 5, 2019.
For a record ninth time, Clickstop has been greatly honored by the Corridor Business Journal (CBJ) as one of the top 25 “Fastest Growing Companies” in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area! The most featured business in the program’s 12-year run, Clickstop came in at #20 on this year’s list, posting approximately 50% growth from 2016-2018. The annual “Fastest Growing Companies” event identifies and honors the region’s most effectual companies that have made noteworthy contributions to our local economy, and honorees of the program are ranked according to their revenue growth over a two-year period (with both dollar and percentage increases taken into consideration). CPA firm Honkamp, Krueger and Co. worked to privately confirm the logistics for each business this year, and the official rankings of the top 25 companies were publicly announced at the event on June 5.
With nearly 20 Clickstop employees in attendance, there were many claps and cheers to celebrate this year’s fantastic accomplishment! Clickstop first debuted the list at 4thin 2009 and had many more listings to come. The continued rankings were: 5thin 2010, 4thin 2011, 3rdin 2012, 15thin 2013, 23rdin 2015, 14thin 2016 and 23rdin 2017.
As a company, Clickstop owns and operates a quite diverse grouping of brands from its headquarters in Urbana, IA. They offer everything from transportation products to marketing services to some of the world’s hottest pepper seeds! Their flagship brand US Cargo Control, which sells rigging equipment and moving supplies, accounts for close to 85% of the company’s overall sales. Certainly an impressive display of entrepreneurship!
CEO Tim Guenther, alongside his wife Nicole, have no plans to slow down the pace, and attribute fast growth and success to a driven and engaged team. The company is gearing up for even more acceleration into 2020 and beyond; this means eyeing more opportunities for growth and considering multiple strategies to cut production and delivery time of products and services.
“Getting customers what they want, when they need it is not only the motto of USCC, but an expectation of many customers,” Guenther stated. “Aligning our operations with customer expectations and providing two-to-three-day shipping nationwide is what the market demands.”
Clickstop’s continually rapid progress hasn’t gone unnoticed and has earned many national and statewide prestigious recognitions! As a highlight, the business has received:
Inc. Magazine’s “Best Workplaces” award – 2018
“#1 Iowa Top Workplaces” Des Moines Register – 2018
Google Economic Impact Spotlight – 2018
CBJ’s “Coolest Places to Work” 5thplace - 2017
CBJ’s Largest Privately Held Companies List – 2017
CBJ’s “Publisher’s Award” – 2016
“Certified Great Place to Work” by the GPTW Institute – 2016
Way to go Clickstop team! We can’t wait to see the achievements and successes you will have in 2019 and beyond!
About Clickstop, Inc.
Clickstop is a multi-brand merchant based in Urbana, Iowa. Its focus on great workplace culture has landed the company multiple work environment-focused awards including two first-place achievements as the Coolest Place to Work, along with being named one of Iowa’s Top Workplaces by The Des Moines Register for four consecutive years. Clickstop serves diverse markets that include the moving and cargo control industry, energy-efficient insulation products, fasteners and home organizing solutions. For more information, visit Clickstopin person or online.
About US Cargo Control
US Cargo Control is a leader in the cargo control industry, specializing in cargo control, lifting slings, rigging equipment and moving supplies. With growing product offerings and a focus on innovation, the company is committed to offering quality products, timely delivery, and an excellent customer experience. Expanding manufacturing capabilities and custom options further ensure customers get what they want, when they need it. For more information, visit US Cargo Control.