Balsam Brands Named on Forbes’ New List of “The 25 Best Small Companies”

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Balsam Brands is named one of Forbes’ 25 “small giants” this month on the magazine’s list of “Best Small Companies in America, 2016.”

Thomas Harman, CEO, Balsam Brands

This recognition comes as Balsam Brands’ flagship brand Balsam Hill, best-known as the leading-brand of artificial Christmas trees, is moving into its 10th year under founder and CEO Thomas Harman.

Balsam Brands is named one of Forbes’ 25 “small giants” this month on the magazine’s list of “Best Small Companies in America, 2016.” The 25 privately held companies are named from around the country for their industry leadership, 10-year track record of steady profit margins, and demonstration of measured growth while maintaining a focus on employee satisfaction and giving back to the community.

This recognition comes as Balsam Brands’ flagship brand Balsam Hill, best-known as the leading-brand of artificial Christmas trees, is moving into its 10th year under founder and CEO Thomas Harman.

“It is wonderful to receive this amazing outside recognition, and it is my privilege to be a part of a team who love their jobs and accomplish great things together,” Harman stated.

Since founding Balsam Hill in 2006, Harman has grown Balsam Brands from a $3 million one-man company into a $90 million company with 120 employees worldwide. The company has been named one of the fastest growing companies by local and national media for five consecutive years, an accomplishment credited to Harman’s commitment to employees.

“It has been quite a journey together over the past 10 years, and we have a bright future ahead of us. We would not be where we are today without each member of the company: everyone has contributed to our company, culture, and success,” Harman added.

Many of Balsam’s leadership team of over 50 percent women have been with the company since the early years. Harman’s dedication to the Balsam team — displayed during the recession when he promised all of the employees job security, and during Typhoon Yolanda in 2013 when the company chartered a helicopter to rescue an employee in the storm’s path and deliver aid to affected areas –- is fundamental to Balsam’s continued growth. The company also focuses on giving back to the larger community, and has raised or donated over $100,000 for charities nationwide while supporting foundations such as Negrense Volunteers for Change and Operation Smile.

Now recognized as a market leader in artificial Christmas trees and greenery, the Balsam Brands team is taking its focused approach to develop exclusive products in highly complementary holiday categories, including heirloom-quality Christmas ornaments with assorted trim, tree skirts and stockings, outdoor decorations, and holiday collectibles such as snow globes, nutcrackers, and Santa figurines.

About Balsam Brands:
Balsam Brands is an Internet Retailer Top 500 e-retailer, appeared on the San Francisco Business Times’ 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Top 100 Fastest Growing Bay Area Companies list, the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 50 fastest growing private companies in Silicon Valley for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015, and for the past five years on Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 500|5000, a list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The company is headquartered in Redwood City with teams in Idaho, the Philippines and Ireland.

The company’s flagship brand, Balsam Hill, was launched in Redwood City in 2006 to introduce a premium-level of realistic artificial Christmas trees using an exclusive True Needle® design that patterns the color and shape of needles from molds of live trees. The trees and a new line of holiday home decor are available at http://www.BalsamHill.com, and the trees can be found internationally via websites in countries including the United States, Canada, Germany, England, Australia and France.

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