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SURYA NAMED TO INC. 5000 LIST OF FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES FOR SEVENTH STRAIGHT YEAR  8.16.17


For the seventh consecutive year, Surya has been recognized on the prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

Surya earned its spot on the list this year based on 51 percent three-year revenue growth to $124 million and the addition of 191 jobs during the same period. By revenue, Surya ranked 11th in the Consumer Products and Services category and 13th among the 233 Georgia-based companies on the list. In recognition of its solid track record of more than five years of strong and consistent growth, Surya continues to hold its spot on the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll.

Surya’s steady organic growth has been a result of a series of bold strategic decisions. Since 2010, Surya has incrementally added new product categories each year, branching from rugs to pillows, throws, lighting, wall decor, accent furniture, decorative accents, and bedding. In 2016, the company consolidated operations from seven warehouses into a single, one million-square-foot distribution facility, upgraded to a powerful new multi-million dollar warehouse management system and implemented state-of-the-art racking technology. Today, Surya is able to seamlessly provide retailers and designers with access to over 60,000 SKUs and offers the fastest fulfillment rates in the industry.

“We pride ourselves on our ability to ‘think big and move fast,’” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “It is one of our core values and, with the support of our loyal employees and customers, we have been able to reap the benefits of successful execution of our lofty goals. We appreciate being recognized on the Inc. 5000 list for a seventh year. To think of how we have grown since our first year on the list to today is nothing short of amazing and I look forward to continuing the upward growth trajectory for years to come.”

Unveiled online at Inc.com, the 2017 Inc. 5000 is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. "The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2013 and be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of Dec. 31, 2016.

For more information about Surya, visit www.surya.com.

SURYA TO OPEN SEVEN YEAR-ROUND DESIGN SHOWROOMS ACROSS THE COUNTRY  7.26.17


As part of a regional expansion strategy to be closer to its customers, Surya will be opening several showrooms across the country over the next year. Surya’s first new showroom will open this September at the Design Center at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. Three additional showrooms are set to open by the end of the year. Surya’s new showrooms will be located in Boston, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and San Francisco – cities widely recognized as leading centers of design.

“Our goal is to simplify the accessories buying experience for our customers, so we want to make our products more accessible to them,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “Our new state-of-the-art showrooms will provide a one-stop shop for accessories, where customers can experience our products on their own schedule, as often as they like. We have been collaborating with our customers and the design community at large over the last few months to develop the concept and plan for our new showrooms. We look forward to bringing this vision to reality.”
 
Building on the success of its year-round showrooms in Dallas and Atlanta, Surya will feature its full rug line in each new showroom, as well as best sellers from each product category. The new showrooms will be designed to inspire and inform visitors, featuring the latest trends and artfully curated vignettes. Designers will also have access to a design library and a robust sample checkout program. Surya’s new showrooms will be equipped with all the products, resources and technology needed to facilitate the design process and are intended to serve as a collaborative space for designers to work with their clients and bring their design ideas to life.
 
Surya's Atlanta (AmericasMart 11-A-1) and Dallas (WTC 560) showrooms are open daily, Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information about Surya and its showrooms, visit www.surya.com.

SURYA LAUNCHES #TRENDINGWITHSURYA INSTAGRAM CONTEST TO KICK OFF ATLANTA MARKET  7.07.17


To highlight the connectedness of trends across the apparel and home furnishings industries, Surya is holding a special Instagram contest called #TrendingWithSurya. Participants are required to post to Instagram a photo of a Surya product that coordinates with an outfit they are wearing. The contest comes in time for the upcoming International Gift & Home Furnishings Market in Atlanta at AmericasMart, July 11-18, 2017, and provides Surya showroom visitors the opportunity to enter the contest.
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“Our product development team is always monitoring current trends and anticipating future ones,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “It is important for our products to reflect both timeless designs as well as the most cutting-edge looks, and the #TrendingWithSurya contest is a perfect way to show that we are accomplishing just that.”
 
To enter the contest, participants must do the following between July 10 and July 31, 2017
 
·       Post a photo on Instagram showing their outfit with the coordinating Surya product(s).
·       Tag the @suryasocial Instagram account in the post.
·       Mention the product name(s) and the #TrendingWithSurya hashtag in the post’s caption.
 
Two winners will be selected by an in-house panel of judges based on the similarity of the participant’s outfit to the Surya product and overall creativity. Winners will be announced on or around August 7th on Surya’s Facebook page.  The first place winner will receive a 5’x8’ Surya rug of their choice and the the runner-up will receive a pair of Surya pillows of their choice.  Some restrictions apply to the prize selection.
 
There is no limit on the number of entries per Instagram account. Instagram users agree to allow Surya to use their photo(s) as it pertains to the #TrendingWithSurya contest. The contest begins on Monday, July 10th at 12 a.m. ET and closes on Monday, July 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
 
Launched in 2013, Surya’s Instagram profile has more than 28,000 followers. 

SURYA’S SUMMER INTRODUCTIONS OFFER FRESH DESIGNS, COLORS AND MATERIALS FOR EVERY BUDGET AND STYLE  6.27.17


Surya will debut hundreds of new rugs and accessories at the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings Market, July 11-18, 2017. Fresh machine-made and handmade rugs reflecting classic to modern designs as well as lamps from minimalist to glam will be displayed alongside globally-inspired pillows and contemporary mirrors at the Surya showroom, AmericasMart 11-A-1.

Surya's newest additions to its growing lighting collection of over 600 table, task and floor lamps include:

  • Gabrial: The crystal base with a green and metallic gold, marbleized body and gold drum shade provide drama and grandeur to this table lamp.
  • Lennon: The sandblasted engravings of the table lamp’s body give an elusive yet refreshing, antique Southwestern aesthetic.
  • Nash: A simple, gray ceramic body with white linen drum shade makes this table lamp suitable for traditional to industrial to modern spaces.
  • Turnbury: Traditional style table lamps available in 3 colors with 3D flower and vine details on the lamp bodies.

Updating and expanding the most timeless designs to capture the latest trends, Surya’s new rug collections include:

  • Alexa: Hand-woven rugs with jute and viscose in multicolored tones with a beige base and chenille accents in five colorways.
  • Crafty: 19 machine-made rugs cross-woven with a cotton backing for soft-texture in traditional center medallion and bordered patterns of rich reds and blues combined with soft yellows, greens and neutral cream with fringing.
  • Ephesians: Updated traditional, machine-made rugs with center medallion and border patterns in the popular vivid orange and cool blue palette, balanced by neutral creams and ivory with self-fringe accents for a vintage, distressed effect.
  • Glimmer: Catering to the monochromatic and black and white trends, these machine-made rugs have varying shades of gray with aqua accents in modern, painterly designs made of a silky polyester yarn that creates a shimmery finish.
  • Molana: Hand-loomed rugs in a low pile, cut-and-loop construction with 100% Tencel, creating a highly durable, lustrous sheen in neutral browns, beiges and grays.
  • Pisces: Hand-tufted of wool and viscose, this colorful, medium-pile rug collection has a modern, marbleized design of moody blues, energetic pinks and a serene teal with an antique wash in a lustrous sheen.
  • Santa Monica: Modern, machine-made rugs in cool pastels mixed with warm grays in abstract, geometric patterns with distinct carvings.
  • Technicolor: Modern collection features 20 multi-textural, hand-tufted rugs as well as pillows and poufs in designs ranging from geometric to painterly to global to abstract. The bold, trendy color palettes create a fun, energetic aesthetic.


Surya continues to expand its textiles category with many new pillows and poufs that coordinate seamlessly with its rugs. New pillow collections include:

  • Francesco: Made of 100% cotton and available in two patterns and three colorways each with coordinating pillows and poufs in Moroccan tile designs of blues, oranges and pinks.
  • Migramah: To put a twist on the traditional aesthetic, the pillow collection features muted colors of sage, taupe and cream in an intricate macramé with knife-edge weaving.
  • Thames: Woven of 100% recycled fabric in a colorful, the pillows have a Southwestern design of blues, greens, pinks, and reds.


The latest additions to Surya’s collection of over 150 mirrors include:

  • Arial: The circular mirror has framed with a medium-density fiberboard in champagne or bronze colorways.
  • Beckett: The beveled mirror has a gold frame and design that is reminiscent of the 1920’s art deco style.


“New trends and developments in the design process are hitting the home fashion space every day,” said Lynne Meredith, vice president of product development at Surya. “Our goal is to predict these trends and bring to market products that will give our customers a competitive edge for their business - this can be seen in our new introductions at Atlanta Market.”


Market attendees are invited to explore all of Surya’s latest offerings at AmericasMart 11-A-1, which will be open daily from 8a.m. to 8p.m., beginning Tuesday, July 11. All products displayed will be ready to ship within the summer market season. For more information, please visit www.surya.com.


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SURYA TO GO “BIGGER IN TEXAS” WITH EXPANDED CATEGORIES FOR DALLAS SUMMER MARKET  6.16.17


Surya will display expanded rug and lighting collections as well as oversized art at its WTC 560 showroom at the Total Home & Gift Market in Dallas, June 21-27, 2017. With in-stock and custom accessories available across all price points, sizes and styles, buyers and designers will be able to easily find products to fulfil any customer’s needs.

Surya’s rug collections continue to grow with high-quality, innovative designs across the price and style spectrum. Rug collections to be showcased at market include:

Tibetan

The machine-made Tibetan collection is comprised of 12 rugs with designs ranging from traditional bohemian patterns and center medallions to modern, abstract styles in varying shades of gray paired with cream.

Marmaris
Adaptable for indoor and outdoor use, the machine-made Marmaris collection utilizes browns, grays and blues in solid, border and lattice designs for a traditional aesthetic at an affordable price.

Elise
The Elise machine-made collection’s designs range from traditional to abstract with a distressed, antique aesthetic. The neutral palette is updated by rich pops of blues, golds and purples.

 

Koryak
The hand-tufted shag Koryak collection features bold, modern designs in subtle color palettes of black, grays and whites in a super soft, plush pile.

Attendees will be also able to learn more about Surya’s custom rug program, which allows for customer-specified size, shape and design, accommodating even the tightest of timelines.

Surya will be exhibiting hundreds of new and best-selling task, table and floor lamps in a variety of styles and sizes. Surya’s lighting assortment now includes over 600 lamps, with a number of options available over 30-inches tall. Lamps to be showcased at market include:

Whitworth
The hand-sculpted metal Whitworth table lamp has an aged pewter finish and exaggerated linen drum shade.

Hartley
The contemporary modern Hartley table and floor lamps have an X-shaped, metal body and the options of a brass or black finish with a rectangular linen shade.

 

“At Surya, we pride ourselves on being customer-centric,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “We are always looking for ways to grow closer to our customers and cultivate our business to meet their needs. Catering our products to all potential design possibilities has made Surya a one-stop shop for our customers. In addition, our team of accessories specialists will be on hand to ensure a productive and rewarding experience for all visitors to our Dallas showroom.”

Oversized art will also be featured prominently at Surya’s Dallas showroom. With over 10,000 image options, including over-scaled statement pieces with heights up to 72 inches and widths up to 76 inches, visitors will be sure to find a piece that fits their customer’s unique design needs.

Dallas Total Home & Gift Market attendees are invited to explore all of Surya’s latest offerings at WTC 560, which will be open from 8a.m to 8p.m. daily, beginning Wednesday, June 21. All products displayed will be ready to ship within the summer market season. To book a market appointment with Surya, please visit www.surya.com/market-registration.

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SURYA PRESIDENT SATYA TIWARI WINS EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR® 2017 SOUTHEAST AWARD  6.13.17


Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, was presented with the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Family Business category in the Southeast at a special gala event at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta on June 8. Selected by a panel of independent judges, the award recognizes entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, spirit of innovation and discipline have driven their companies’ success, transformed their industries and made a positive impact on their communities. Over the years, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Mindy Grossman of HSN and Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani.
 
Since assuming the role of president in 2006, Tiwari has incrementally expanded Surya’s product offering into multiple home accessory categories, including rugs, pillows, lighting, wall decor, bedding and accent furniture. Tiwari has made significant investments in marketing, technology, warehousing and logistics and today, Surya boasts one of the fastest fulfillment rates in the industry. Tiwari’s bold vision, innovative decisions and commitment to customers, have put Surya on a growth trajectory and earned the company recognition on the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies for six consecutive years. 
 
“I am both humbled and privileged to accept the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award,” said Tiwari. “Surya’s success has been a collaborative effort, so I must thank my family and the entire Surya team for their trust, diligence and dedication. I also attribute this award to our many loyal customers who entrust their businesses’ success, in part, to us every day. We will continue to raise the bar in the home furnishings industry and provide every customer with the exceptional products and service they have come to expect from us.”
 
As a Southeast award winner, Tiwari is now eligible for the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 national award. National awards will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017.
 
To learn more about Surya, visit www.surya.com. For further information on the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, go to www.ey.com/eoy.
 
About Entrepreneur Of The Year®
Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in over 145 cities and more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

SURYA TO MAKE NEOCON DEBUT WITH EXPANDED COMMERCIAL DESIGN POSSIBILITIES  6.05.17


Surya Contract will showcase its range of commercial design capabilities at NeoCon, June 12-14, 2017 at The Mart in Chicago. Surya Contract, booth 7-8134, will feature innovative handmade and machine-made rug options designed to withstand the rigorous conditions in commercial settings as well as commercial interior trend vignettes.

Surya Contract will be highlighting a selection of its over 5,500 handmade rug designs in 11 constructions including hand-tufted New Zealand wool, tencel and polyester as well as hand-hooked, flatweave and hand-knotted. In addition to its vast collection of handmade rugs, Surya Contract will present its custom programs including the Made in USA cut-and-sew program of 150 designs that can be customized to any size and shape with  guaranteed shipment within two weeks – ideal for commercial projects requiring a quick turnaround.
 
The Surya Contract booth will present a range of design themes by juxtaposing a neutral, textured look and a bold, modern style. Each theme is curated with fashion forward Surya accessories, including lighting, pillows, accents, and made-to-order art that can be mixed and matched for perfect coordination at any price point. Surya’s spring 2017 trends will also be featured prominently at the booth.
 
“It is Surya Contract’s mission to increase designers’ impact in the commercial market by streamlining the specification process for coordinating contract rugs and accessories,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “NeoCon is an excellent space for us to connect with commercial designers and to educate them on how Surya can assist with their large-scale design projects, including those with tight budgets and timelines, through our product and service offerings.”
 
NeoCon remains the premier platform for connecting, learning and doing business in the industry, attracting 50,000 design professionals, annually. With nearly one million square feet of exhibition space, the show launches thousands of new products every year across a wide range of specification needs.
 
For more information about Surya Contract, visit www.surya.com/contract. To learn more about NeoCon, go to www.neocon.com.
 

SURYA PRESIDENT SATYA TIWARI NAMED EY ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR® 2017 FINALIST  5.11.17


Satya Tiwari, president of Surya, has been selected as a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award in the Southeast. The award honors outstanding business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. 
 
Under Tiwari’s leadership, Surya has grown organically from $2.7 million in sales in 2004 to $116 million in 2016.  Since 2010, he has incrementally added new product categories each year, branching from rugs to pillows, throws, bedding, wall decor, accent furniture and decorative accents.  Last year, the company moved into its one-million-square-foot state-of-the-art corporate headquarters and distribution center, where it currently houses more than 500 employees and stocks 60,000+ SKUs.   A testament to this growth, Surya has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America’s fastest growing privately held companies for six years in a row. 
 
“It is truly an honor to be selected as a finalist for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award and to be considered in the ranks of the Southeast’s most visionary business leaders,” said Tiwari. “The Surya team’s passion and commitment to our customers has been a driving factor for all the decisions that have contributed to Surya’s growth and success, and I attribute this achievement to them.”
 
Chosen by a panel of independent judges, regional award winners will be announced at a special gala on June 8 at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, Georgia.  The overall winners will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 18, 2017. To learn more about Surya, visit www.surya.com. For further information on the Entrepreneur of the Year Awards, go to www.ey.com/eoy

SURYA SPONSORS 2017 NORTHWEST GEORGIA MARCH FOR BABIES  5.09.17


As the Signature Sponsor of the Northwest Georgia “March for Babies”, Surya raised $11,300 for the March of Dimes' research in the prevention of birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
 
On May 5, 2017, Surya employees participated in the 5K walk/run at Dellinger Park in Cartersville, Ga. to raise funds and awareness of the March of Dimes’ initiatives. Leading up to the event, over 200 Surya employees along with friends and family members donated to multiple fundraisers that included weekly pancake breakfasts, “Change for Change” jars and tote bag sales with proceeds going to the march’s funds.
 
“We are pleased to partner with the March of Dimes organization again this year,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “As a recent father, I personally relate to and empathize with parents’ desire for smooth pregnancies and healthy deliveries. The March of Dimes’ research alongside its assistance to families of children born prematurely or with deficiencies represents incredibly important work and the Surya family fully supports and encourages it.”
 
The March of Dimes “March for Babies” event raised close to $90 million in 500 communities in the United States in 2016. Every year, 380,000 babies are born prematurely, and premature birth is still the leading cause of infant deaths. To decrease and, ultimately, resolve this issue, the March of Dimes has established five prematurity research centers across the country, where nearly 200 scientists and doctors are examining, identifying and preventing the causes of preterm birth. The Northwest Georgia “March for Babies” raised $48,555 to date, with more donations still being submitted.
 
With over 500 employees at its corporate headquarters and distribution center, Surya is a major employer in the Cartersville area and has a history of supporting local community events and organizations such as the Northwest Georgia “March for Babies” and local food pantries.
 
For more information about Surya’s social responsibility initiatives, visit www.surya.com/social-responsibility. To learn more about the March of Dimes, go to www.marchofdimes.com

SURYA CONTRACT TO SHOWCASE EXPANDED PRODUCT CATEGORIES AND CUSTOM DESIGN CAPABILITIES AT HD EXPO  5.01.17


Surya-Contract_W-Atlanta-Buckhead-Guest-Suite.pngSurya Contract will display a wide range of rugs, lamps, pillows, accents, and accent furniture pieces at booth 5236 during the upcoming Hospitality Design (HD) Expo in Las Vegas from May 3-5, 2017. Products will be artfully curated to reflect the hottest trends of the season. Visitors will also get a sneak peek into the company’s easy and intuitive custom design programs.

Surya Contract will launch the noteworthy Everett indoor-outdoor rug collection at HD Expo. Everett rugs use Sunbrella solution-dyed acrylic yarn in hand-knotted and flatweave constructions, making them extremely durable and weatherproof for commercial spaces. The company will also showcase several new lighting options from its growing collection of over 400 UL-certified lamps, including coordinating desk and floor lamp combinations as well as more than 100 lamps that can be custom fitted with USB ports, ADA rocker switches and three-prong outlets.
 
Surya Contract’s “custom rug creation station” at HD Expo will provide insight into its custom rug design program. Booth visitors will be able to explore 11 basic constructions and over 100 color options available for high-performing, low-maintenance rugs, including many “Made in USA” selections. Design experts will be present to discuss any unique specifications. Surya Contract also offers a made-to-order art program that allows designers to select from more than 8,500 pieces of art, modify the size and frame materials, and receive their custom artwork within one week.
 
“We predict that the custom rug creation station will be a big success at HD Expo,” said Satya Tiwari, president of Surya. “Our mission is to make it easy for our customers to put together the perfect look for their projects. By offering multiple coordinating product categories and enhanced customization options with quick turnaround times, we are able to effectively meet the design needs of firms of all types and sizes.”
 
Since last year’s expansion to include a greater variety of commercial spaces, Surya Contract continues to grow its client base from budget hotels to luxury resorts and retail stores to expansive office buildings. Much of the company’s success can be attributed to its wide offering of coordinated accessories across multiple product categories, styles, constructions, and price points that can be delivered within very tight timeframes, as well as the flexibility of its options for customization.
 
To learn more about Surya Contract, visit www.surya.com/contract.
 
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