Noble Brands Among 40 Fastest-Growing Companies in Georgia

Noble Brands, an Atlanta-based franchisor of multiple concepts including, ShelfGenie and Outback Gutter-Vac, was recognized by the Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) in the professional organization’s 2016 Georgia’s Fast 40, recognizing the top 40 fastest-growing middle-market companies in the state.

“This is a great honor and serves as a testament to all the hard work we’ve been doing to create a company that is unique in the way it operates and supports its franchise brands,” said Allan Young, founder and CEO of Noble Brands. “What began as a rapidly growing Glide-Out™ shelving company evolved into the need to become a franchisor that was equally as progressive and growth-oriented. To achieve this, we developed an organizational structure where each department operates like its own company as a method to prevent stagnation and keep our employees hungry for success.”

Driving the growth of Noble Brands is its flagship franchise concept ShelfGenie, which has been a leading provider of custom-designed Glide-Out shelving since 2000. Since the shelving company began franchising in 2008, the company has grown to 48 franchises that serve 160 territories in the U.S. and Canada and earned such accolades at the Inc. 5000 and Entrepreneur Magazine’s Franchise 500. The brand reported annual revenue in 2015 of $27million, up 20 percent from the previous year and is ramping up its U.S. expansion behind the unveiling of a new content-driven website. Australian gutter cleaning franchise, Outback Gutter-Vac launched in United States in 2012 under Noble Brands and grew by more than 260 percent in 2015. The company anticipates awarding 20 franchises in 2016.

To be considered for the ACG Georgia Fast 40, applicants were required to submit three years of verifiable revenue and employment growth records. All companies on the list are for-profit, headquartered in Georgia and reported 2015 annual revenues ranging from $15 to $500 million. Noble Brands was listed in the lower middle-market range with revenues of $15 to $60 million.

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