NEW YORK, NY (08.17.22) – Inc. has revealed that DS18 is No. 2001 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a one-of-a-kind look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its 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.
“On a particular day I remember that my father came up to me with such security and confidence and said: ‘You will see! One day we are going to be a national brand.’ I think back to this day often as it grounds me when I see what our goals were to what we have achieved. Today, we are not just a national brand, but an international brand that sells a vast array of Audio and Electronics products to more than 40 different countries. I am humbled and grateful for all the opportunities that have come and continue to come our way. The sky’s the limit! Let’s go for more!” stated Sasha Susterman, General Manager/Biz. Development of DS18.
The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages, and the ongoing impact of Covid-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are featured in the September issue of Inc. magazine, which will be available on August 23.
“The accomplishment of building one of the fastest-growing companies in the U.S., in light of recent economic roadblocks, cannot be overstated,” commented 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.”
“I am beyond proud of the journey we have traveled together as a company, that has become a family. Our team works day in and day out as a unit, all striving for the same purpose. We are a STRONG unit because our teamwork allows us to set a target and achieve it, no matter what obstacles and uncertainties we face. I am very excited about the projection and new goals we have set forth for DS18. The recognition from the prestigious INC. 5000 list undoubtedly motivates us and gives us an extra boost to continue improving and growing,” stated Sasha Susterman, General Manager/Biz. Development of DS18.
DS18 started as a small team of 3 employees, cold calling to sell its new unknown product line. Constantly looking to improve, by listening to consumer feedback and looking ahead to the future for new and different designs and technology, DS18 has now grown to more than 70 employees and a product line of over 1,000 Unique SKUs that fly off the shelves in over 40 different countries. We strive to bring in team members with a vast array of talents to showcase our products in creative ways that shake the industry to its core. Always thinking ahead, DS18 saw a need for Jeep and Off-road products and is now the go-to brand in that category. DS18 has proven to be a major force and it is recognized as a large part of why the Car audio industry is thriving once again.