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Atlanta, GA - Oct. 12, 2011 - Surya announced today that Satya Tiwari has been selected as a 2011 Top 25 Entrepreneur by Business to Business magazine. Each year Business to Business magazine recognizes the top entrepreneurs in Atlanta, Georgia. Winners of this award are entrepreneurs who have created innovative, high-achieving companies that contribute to their industry and business communities.

Since joining Surya in 2004, Tiwari has been instrumental to the growth of the Surya brand and awakening a sleepy industry. Under Tiwari’s leadership the company has grown to $35 million in annual revenues, seeing double-digit growth annually from 2004 thru 2011, a trend that is expected to continue.

“Through his innovative ideas and leadership, Satya has created a company that is changing the rug and home accessories industry,” said Sandeep Luke, Head of Business Development at Surya. “As a visionary for this company Satya deserves this honor and all of us at Surya couldn’t be more proud.”

Tiwari and all other 2011 award recipients will be honored at the 2011 Top 25 Entrepreneurs and Ones to Watch Awards ceremony on Thursday, November 3rd at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. In addition, Tiwari will be profiled in a special section in the November/December issue of Business to Business magazine.

The 2011 Business to Business Atlanta Top 25 Entrepreneur awards are presented in partnership by Business to Business magazine and Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen (GH&I).

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Company recognized as one of fastest growing in the country 

ATLANTA - Aug. 23, 2011 - Surya has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500/5,000 list. The accolade makes Surya one of the few firms in its industry to grace the list of America’s fastest-growing privately-held companies. 

Since 2004 Surya has seen strong growth, experiencing double-digit expansion annually from 2004 through 2011, a difficult task considering the United States’ recent economic recession. Surya’s CEO, Satya Tiwari expects the trend continue. 

“It is a great honor to be named to the Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the country,” said Tiwari. “At Surya we pride ourselves on providing our customers with high quality and innovative designs for all of our products and receiving this honor shows that our customers are taking notice. We feel our strategic growth will continue because of the strong partnership we have forged with our clients who comprise 75 percent of the largest furniture retailers.” 

Surya offers its customers limitless design options. Surya works with the best designers including HGTV designer Candice Olson and Emmy award winning costume designer, Bob Mackie. Surya also identifies and attracts emerging designers and thinks outside of the box to develop inventive design solutions. Each year Surya introduces hundreds of new designs to stay fresh and relevant for changing tastes. 

Inc. Magazine publishes the Inc. 500/5,000 list each year to celebrate the most dynamic private companies in the United States. Surya will be recognized for their honor at the 30th Annul Inc. 500/5,000 Conference and Awards Ceremony on September 22-24 in Washington, D.C. 

Visit Surya’s Inc. 5,000 Company Profile at


Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, recently sat down with Family Business Radio co-host Dwayne Samples to discuss some of the key factors of success that have feuled the recent growth of Surya.

Listen to the interview here: Family Business Radio Interview with Satya 



July 1, 2011 (Calhoun, GA) — Surya has introduced its new state of the art in-store Design Studio. The display holds 96 display boards featuring 275 rugs. Each display board contains an image of the rug, a room scene, additional color ways and available sizes. Sample boards are available in best selling Contemporary, Transitional and Traditional styles. It includes Shag, Natural Fiber, and Solid colored swatch boards displaying multiple rug color ways on a single board. There is also a rug pad board highlighting their 6 qualities of Pad. This display can be purchased or free to qualifying dealers.

“The advantages a retailer has with the Design Studio is tremendous” said Satya Tiwari, President of Surya, Inc. “The display is very effective in showing 100’s of rugs in a small amount of space, in a very appealing presentation. Dealers with our test units have seen rug sales increase dramatically.” The sample system is developed so retailers can maximize their presence in area rugs, minimize returns and have fewer dollars devoted to inventory so they can be more responsive to trends and needs of their customers.

Surya is a vertically integrated manufacturing company established in India in 1976. The U.S. division was incorporated in 1986 specializing in area rugs. Surya currently exhibits in Atlanta, High Point, Las Vegas, New Delhi, and New York – they recently celebrated their 35th year in business.


June 13, 2011 (Calhoun, GA) — Surya has produced a video for retailers, sales associates and industry partners to show the craftsmanship and passion behind their product. Surya’s production crew travelled across the world to gather intimate production details from their facilities in India - the result, an insightful documentation of the rug-weaving process and all that it entails. The video illustrates the intricate detail, hard work and sheer craftsmanship that go into each and every Surya rug.

Whether it is hand-tufted or hand-knotted – each rug embodies the true essence of the “Surya people” and is woven with a little love, patience and care. “We want to give people an in-depth look into what we really do. The core of our company is not the rugs – it’s the people. The passion they exude for their craft is inspiring, and we want to share that with the world,” said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya.

The take away from this video: when you purchase a Surya rug, know that it is much more than just an accessory – it’s a hand-crafted masterpiece.


(Calhoun, GA May 5, 2011) Surya is excited to announce the hiring of Kurt Von De Bur as VP of National Accounts. In his new role, Kurt will be responsible for the development and growth of existing national accounts, as well as developing new business relationships. Kurt will be a part of the newly formed National Accounts division, headed by Sr. VP of National Accounts Paul Sullivan.

“Kurt has been a well respected sales leader in our industry for many years”, said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “He will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our company.”

Kurt formerly was VP of National Accounts for Orian rugs, and prior to that was VP of Sales for United Weavers.


May 5, 2011 (Calhoun, GA) —
Surya is offering a 25 percent discount on any Surya accessories used to replace product that was damaged or destroyed during the recent Tornado’s that ravaged seven southern states two weeks ago. This offer is valid for all retailers in the home furnishings industry and their customers who were affected by the tornado. The tornado killed over 300 people, and destroyed or damaged thousands of homes. The damages have been estimated by insurance adjusters upwards of $5 billion dollars.

“The impact this tornado has had in many southern communities is devastating”, said Satya Tiwari, president, Surya. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families. We want to participate in the rebuilding process so everyone can get their lives back to normal as soon as possible.”