Cellular Sales recently announced two major milestones, celebrating 25 years in business and surpassing 700 store locations across 40 states.

Cellular Sales was founded in Knoxville in 1993 by University of Tennessee graduates Dane and Meg Scism. It grew from humble beginnings as a local Cellular One agent to what is now the nation’s largest Verizon Wireless retailer by volume.

Following rapid growth and the opening of 68 new stores in 2009, Cellular Sales was named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest growing companies. Since then, Cellular Sales has made the list nine times, receiving the Hall of Fame honor.

“We’re thrilled to achieve the milestone of surpassing 700 stores and we’ve enjoyed serving our customers over the last 25 years,” said Cellular Sales Founder and CEO Dane Scism. “We attribute our growth and longevity to our emphasis on customer service and our dedicated team members.”

Across the country, Cellular Sales employs 5,200 team members and adds 300 new jobs each month. Earlier this year, Zippia.com named Cellular Sales one of the top 20 best companies to work for in Knoxville where the company is headquartered and employs 350 people.

“A lot has changed in 25 years, but we’ve always understood that people are our best asset and that investing in our people contributes to their personal and professional growth and the company’s success,” said Scism.

For more information on Cellular Sales, visit cellularsales.com. Job seekers may visit jobs.cellularsales.com.