HG Art & Framing Consultants (HG) Inducted Into Inc. Magazine's Prominent "Inc 5000 List"

Orlando, FL, October 08, 2008 --(PR.com)-- HG Art & Framing Consultants (HG), an international, turnkey art consulting and wholesale framing operation based in Orlando, FL with additional offices in Washington, D.C. and Chicago, was recently recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies by Inc. Magazine. The $8 Million, 50-employee company, formerly known as Hospitality Galleries, specializing in residential and commercial interiors for the hospitality, medical and corporate markets, was recently inducted into the publication’s “Inc. 5000” list. The prestigious award recognizes those companies that achieved the most dramatic growth rates in the last three years. HG’s dedicated staff combined with strong leadership has helped to enable the firm to grow more than 50% between 2004 and 2007.The accolade, once granted to notables such as Bill Gates of Microsoft and Larry Ellison of Oracle, represents significant public recognition for HG’s accomplishments.

Russell A. Glotfelty, the company’s President and Managing Director, who is largely responsible for HG’s success story, notes that HG has been well-positioned for long-term growth for many years. “I believe that HG’s continued success even in a heavily down-turned global, post 9-11 market, is primarily due to the fact that we are well-equipped for large-scale production combined with a marketing strategy that positions the firm in multiple markets including hospitality, residential, corporate and healthcare,” Glotfelty remarks.

The award does not come as a surprise to many of HG’s long-term, loyal customers who have nothing but praise for the firm’s quality, dependability, ethics, resourcefulness and professionalism. Some customers rely on the firm’s turnkey operation as in the case of Jorden Roberts, Senior Designer, of Orlando-based Niemann Interiors, a client who committed to HG for art consulting services for the Las Vegas Flamingo and the Hilton South Beach projects. “The firm’s staff ensures that the entire art specification process will be seamless from mat and art selection to framing and installation,” Roberts remarks. She adds, “I am always confident that my project will come together successfully when HG is involved.”

Above all, HG’S hallmark claim to fame is its unyielding commitment to customer service. Although most firms try to sell customer service as a primary benefit, few can actually claim to do it as well as HG. The well-regarded local design firm Godfrey Design Consultants offers some of the most compelling praise for HG’s customer service as the client has utilized HG’s consulting services since 1985. Lauri Godfrey of Godfrey Design Consultants, a well-established local design firm, says “We love working with the staff and hope to have many, many more projects with HG in the future.” Shelly Cambron, Senior Manager of Procurement and Installation with Wyndham Vacation Ownership in Orlando offers enthusiastic support for HG's “can-do” philosophy that permeates the company’s core values. Cambron remarks “I love HG! Hands down HG is the “Best” art vendor around! The firm’s customer service is phenomenal; I know we are not HG’s only client, but its staff is so supportive and above board – it makes me feel as though my projects are truly important to the company.” Cambron adds, “The HG team offers a tangible asset in helping to ensure the success of our projects.” She also praises HG for its ability to create art programs for interior design projects that offer a high-end look at a modest price. She continues, “They are always within budget and the artwork always looks like we spent a million.”

HG Art & Framing Consultants (HG) was founded in Orlando in 1981 by Burton Schultz and taken over by the Highsmith family in 1984. Under the visionary leadership of Russell A. Glotfelty, HG’s President and Managing Director, the firm’s services have evolved to include art publishing/giclee’ printing via high resolution capture, custom-designed in-house artwork, and further represents original works from a collection of internationally-acclaimed artists.

HG’s client list reads like a “Who’s Who of Hospitality Design” including corporate giants such as Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Marriott International, the Hilton Corporation and Hyatt Hotels. Additionally, the company’s roster of interior design and architectural clients include prominent firms such as Marc Michaels Interior Design, Godfrey Design Consultants, WATG, Duncan & Miller Design, VOA and RTKL. HG has established relationships with the country’s largest theme parks, including a longstanding relationship with Hard Rock Cafes’, casinos and hotels. The firm has participated in providing artwork for interior design projects that have consistently been the recipient of the prestigious annual Aurora Awards that represent the Grammy’s of design excellence in new home-building in the Southeast U.S. Additionally, HG has professional affiliations with The Hospitality Industry Network (NEWH), American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Professional Picture Framers Association (PPFA) and the Frame Guild of America.

HG Art and Framing Consultants
Lisa Marie White