Business is booming for Chesterfield ecommerce company Cat5, which recently announced that it would be doubling the size of its headquarters.
Located in Chesterfield Valley, the company's will grow its offices, warehouse and shipping facility from 10,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet. Cat5's 40 employees develop and operate 10 niche retail online stores, including runningshoes.com, workboots.com and tacticalgear.com.
The move is in response to growth in sales and staff during the past two years and is aimed at expediting shipping times and expanding product offerings, according to a press release.
"We were fortunate to experience growth even during the downturn," Cat5 CEO Chad Weinman said.
Weinman started the company in 2004 and moved to their current space on Edison Avenue in Chesterfield in 2008. This year, it had just over $18 million in revenue. In an interview with the St. Louis Business Journal, Weinman said the part of their success is due to an in-house team of software designers and engineers that can custom the design and operation of the 10 sites at will.
Sixty percent of that revenue comes from tacticalgear.com, which made national headlines over the summer after it was discovered that it had sold a tactical vest to the suspect in the mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
Editor's Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated the item purchased by the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting. Patch regrets the error and any confusion it may have caused.