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DiscountRamps.com named one of the Fastest Growing Firms in 2010

The President and CEO of DiscountRamps.com, Joel Lederhause, has little time to breathe these days.

A hands-on owner, Lederhause wears many hats at his West Bend-based firm – from designing product pages and purchasing, to online and print advertising.

Since the company’s inception in 2001, Lederhause has been turning heads and garnering recognition for his rapid ascent up the e-commerce ladder.

Within the last year Lederhause was named one of the Fastest Growing Firms in 2010 by the Business Journal.

The Milwaukee-based paper held Lederhause in high regard, noting his ability to grow a company during one of the “worst economic downturn(s) in decades.”

As one of the Fastest Growing Firms, DiscountRamps.com had to report annual revenue between $3 million and $500 million, and show a profit the last three years.

Lederhause credits his success to offering a detailed website, rapid product shipment and a strategic no-fear attitude to secure lender financing.

Eclipsing $18 million in annual revenue in 2010, Discount Ramps.com has ranked in the Internet Retailer Top 500 list for the last three years.

In an effort to showcase Lederhause’s accomplishment, he’ll be featured as one of the speakers at the 2011 Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition, June 14 – 17 at the San Diego Convention Center.

“I’ll talk about some of the experiences at Discount Ramps, specifically where to find lender financing—and how to negotiate the best deal,” said Lederhause.

“I’ll also share the difficulties we ran into and how we overcame them by negotiations, alternative lenders and changes in our buying patterns.”

Discount Ramps.com offers a wide range of access ramps, storage containers and accessories for vehicles ranging from pickup trucks to golf carts to pet strollers.

The online retailer has a nationwide customer base, filling orders from nearly a dozen various websites.

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