Balsam Hill makes artificial Christmas trees, Christmas decorations and home decor for consumer and commercial use. The privately held company is located in Northern California and serves customers worldwide. Balsam Hill specializes in artificial Christmas trees modeled after naturally occurring varieties of commonly used Christmas trees.
In 2012, Balsam Brands, which owns Balsam Hill, earned revenues of $34.7 million, turning the company into one of Silicon Valley’s fastest growing online retailers. Balsam Hill ventured offline by opening a showroom in Burlingame, California in August 2013. Balsam Hill has expanded its offerings to include, fall, Halloween, and other home décor items for sale.
In November 2012, Balsam Hill collaborated with ScentSicles, which sells fragrant ornaments, for the first global Christmas tree decorating event to use digital technology. Participants used a robotic arm to decorate a virtual rotating Christmas tree streamed live on the Communitree website. Each ornament affixed digitally on the tree sent a $5 donation to the Philadelphia branch of Toys for Tots Foundation.
In 2014 Balsam Hill partnered with Operation Smile for the #CelebritiesforSmiles campaign. Balsam Hill donated ornaments from their new home décor collection, which were in turn autographed by participating celebrities including Harrison Ford, Gavin Rossdale, Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani, Mark Wahlberg, Pharrell Williams, and many more. The ornaments were then auctioned off to benefit Operation Smile.
Ranked 1703rd in Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies
Ranked 16th in the Silicon Valley Business Journal Fastest Growing Private Companies
Ranked 1315th in the INC 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies
Ranked 61st in the San Francisco Business Times Fastest Growing Private Companies
Ranked 360 in the Top 500 Web Retailers by Internet Retailer magazine
Ranked 70 in the Top Companies in the San Francisco Metro Area by Inc. (magazine)
Ranked 73 in the Top Retail Companies by Inc. (magazine)
Ranked 1305 in the Inc 5000 companies by Inc. (magazine)
Named 12th fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley, up from 24th place in 2012.
Ranked No. 54 of 100 on the Top 100 Retail Companies by Internet Retailer
Named Fastest Growing E-Retailer by Internet Retailer magazine
Ranked No. 1145 of 5000 on America's Fastest Growing Private Companies by Inc. (magazine)
Ranked No. 39 of 100 on The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area by the San Francisco Business Times