My brother founded GlobalTranz 10 years ago, out of a rented bedroom, with an unemployment check. Shannon Massena was the very first employee, the first commercial location was under 3,000 sf. and ATV’s off of eBay were the first products shipped in bulk. In 2006 CarrierRate.com was completed, and in 2007 Whit Phipps walked through our doors as the first Franchise Owner. In 2010 we moved to our current facility and in January 2011 we partnered with Volition Capital for our first round of institutional funding. Later that year, we started a Direct Sales Truckload Division.
Fast forward to today…
Our revenue run rate is triple what is was when we partnered with Volition. We are currently running at a $300 million dollar run rate and completed over 750,000 shipments for 18,000 different customers in the past twelve months. We have 350 employees, which is also three times as many as we had in January 2011 and are planning on expanding that significantly next year. We currently have over 20,000 square feet of office space and are negotiating to add an additional 35,000 square feet of office space in early 2014.
All that being said, it is humbling to look back and see who has helped to get GlobalTranz where we are today. Whether you have been here for 10 years, or 10 days, there is still no better time for you to advance yourself personally to help GlobalTranz reach it’s goals. Cheers to the last 10 years, and looking forward to enjoying your successes with us for the next 10. If it is true that history repeats itself, it’s going to be incredible!