Palmer Hamilton Earns Top Five Ranking

Furniture Solutions Provider Palmer Hamilton Earns Top Five Ranking as Part of Future 50 Recognition

K-12 solutions manufacturer lauded as one of the fastest growing companies in the Milwaukee area

Palmer Hamilton, a full-service provider of turnkey furniture solutions for cafeterias and maker spaces, has been recognized by a leading business publication as one of the “Fastest Five” growing companies in southeastern Wisconsin.

Palmer Hamilton’s business model helps schools “do more with their space” by elevating cafeterias and other common areas to reflect the character of the community. Every Palmer Hamilton project is unique and designed with input from key stakeholders, including students, staff and faculty. Much of the growth Palmer Hamilton has seen recently can be attributed to investments made to improve the customer experience. This includes upgrading customer and resource planning software systems, adding interactive tools for easier design input and increasing manufacturing capabilities.

This recognition comes through the Future 50 awards program, established in 1988 by BizTimes Media, a Milwaukee-based business media company. The goal of Future 50 is to recognize and celebrate local companies that have objectively grown the most throughout the previous year. To qualify, companies must be privately owned and in business for at least three years, demonstrating significant growth in both revenue and employment. The five companies exhibiting the most growth receive a special distinction as one of the “Fastest Five.”

A celebration for the success of all 50 companies was held Thursday, Sept. 22. Representatives from the Fastest Five companies, including Palmer Hamilton CEO and President John Gardner, spoke in a panel discussion focused on the keys to achieving growth, biggest challenges to overcome and why the company benefits from working out of Wisconsin.

This year’s class of Future 50 winners have added almost 2,000 jobs to the Milwaukee area over the past three years and grown the economy with $1.7 billion in annual revenue.

“We are honored to be among such good company as a Future 50 and Fastest Five recipient,” says Gardner. “Our commitment to our community is one of the foundations of Palmer Hamilton, and we look forward to bringing in more jobs and revenue to the Milwaukee area for years to come.”

The BizTimes article about the Fastest Five panel at the event can be found here: