Cindy’s Home & Garden Ranks Number 361 on the 2013 PROFIT 500

Monday, June 3, 2013

Media Release

– PROFIT Magazine unveils 25th annual list of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies
– Kingsville (June 3, 2013) PROFIT Magazine today ranked Cindy’s Home & Garden No 361 on the 25th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the Summer issue of PROFIT Magazine and online at, the PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their revenue growth over five years.
Cindy’s Home & Garden, Kingsville’s premier destination gift shop and garden centre, made the PROFIT 500 list with five-year revenue growth of 131%.
“To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada, the PROFIT 500 has expanded to recognize the entrepreneurial achievements of more than 500 Canadian companies,” says Ian Portsmouth, Editor-in-Chief of PROFIT Magazine. “PROFIT is proud to now showcase Canada’s forward-thinking small business entrepreneurs and honour their talents and innovations.”
“Cindy’s Home & Garden is extremely honoured to be on the PROFIT 500 ranking,” says CEO Ken Martin. “This achievement reaffirms our mission statement; superior customer service, value for your dollar, quality made products, in a friendly, clean and comfortable environment.”
Cindy’s Home & Garden has become a destination location in the town of Kingsville thanks to the foresight of owners, Ken Martin and wife Christine. Christine, buyer for
the company, has contributed an enormous amount of time and energy into researching customer buying trends.
Ken began his business in 1989 from one greenhouse, to five greenhouses, a business state side, and a small gift store in 1997. In honour of his wife Cindy, who passed away in 1997, Ken chose to keep the name Cindy’s Home & Garden. After more than five years of utilizing greenhouse space to operate the original gift shop, a 4000 sq ft new gift shop opened March 2004. In 2010, Cindy’s expanded once again when Ken and Christine moved out of their home located at the front of the property and converted it into Cindy’s Too, an ice cream, coffee bar and second gift shop.
Cindy’s is proud to give back to the community by donating to various charities, supporting little league baseball and soccer teams, and hosting numerous fundraising events. Ken has been involved in the economic development committee for Kingsville, as well as a member of the Leamington Chamber of Commerce and also the Kingsville BIA.
Ken Martin has been honoured with the Business Excellence Award from the Kingsville BIA, recognized with the Innovation Award from the Leamington Chamber of
Commerce, and is a proud winner of the Biz X award for the “Best Little Retail Shop of 2010”.
Cindy’s Home & Garden’s success is attributed to the dedication of their top notch staff, the continuous improvement of their customers’ shopping experience and by creating a
true destination.
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About Cindy’s Home & Garden
Established in 1989, Cindy’s Home & Garden has evolved into Kingsville’s premier gift store and garden centre. Cindy’s success is attributed to excellent customer service,
value for the dollar and by providing a clean, comfortable and exciting shopping environment. Visit Cindy’s online at
Media Contact
Ken Martin, Cindy’s Home & Garden,, 519-733-9425