The Great American Hanger Company

23 Jan

devonrifkin Success Secret:

“To be perfectly honest, I do not consider myself a success. I am a ‘student’ in my first business who has accomplished a few successes since I started the business. Those successes can be traced back to having an incredible team.”

At 25, Rifkin began his company through telephone market research and a global trip to learn about the hanger business. Nine years later, his Miami-based The Great American Hanger Company has revolutionized the industry, bringing high-quality hangers to the public. Each year, 17 million hangers are sold by the $9.6 million business.

Rifkin’s philosophy from day one has been that associates (he never calls them employees) come first. He refers to his company as “ours,” not “mine,” and knows his time is more important than cash when it comes to the community work he’s passionate about.

Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 press release.
Cocktail Talk’s Devon Rifkin interview


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