Cellular Sales is a wireless retailing company. It is recognized as the largest Verizon wireless retailer in the United States. Cellular Sales operates more than 560 retail stores across 28 states in the U.S. In 2012, the company was ranked on Inc. Magazines Inc 5000 list as the 60th fastest growing U.S retailer. Dane Scism is the company CEO, and its headquarters is located in Knoxville, Tennessee. In the early 1990s, Cellular Sales opened a retail kiosk in a mall in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dane and Margaret Scism purchased Cellular Sales in 1993. The main cellphone store was based in Knoxville and later moved to Kingston Pike. In 1996, the company bought out one of its contract partners, Mike Collins, and added its 4th and 5th locations. Cellular Sales continued to grow through the late 1990s and early 2000s by making its original independent sales representatives partners in new territory markets it opened. The company set itself apart from other cellular agents in the market by impressing a strict professional dress code. Cellular Sales marketed service on behalf of Cellular One and GTE Wireless prior to the advent of Verizon Wireless in April 2000. In 2009, the company opened 68 new stores across the country. Following its rapid growth, Cellular Sales was named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the nation’s fastest-growing companies, and was featured consistently from 2008 to 2011. The company opened its 300th store in Blount County, Tennessee in April 2010.