CEOs of the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas region joined the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship for the kickoff of its annual celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit on Thursday.
Now the countdown begins for the institute’s Nov. 2 reveal of which one is THE fastest-growing privately held company in Dallas-Fort Worth. Here are the contenders.
CEOs of the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas area packed into the SMU Cox Crum Auditorium prior to the Dallas 100 CEO Reception in their honor. [Photo: SMU]
BY LANCE MURRAY • OCT 7, 2022
The SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship released the coveted Dallas 100 list. Now the countdown begins for the announcement on Nov. 2 to reveal which one is the fastest-growing privately held company in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Released alphabetically, the institute said that the rank order of the 100 companies will be announced at the annual Dallas 100 Awards Gala, which will be on Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. To qualify for the competition, these companies must have revenue earnings of $500,000 to $100 million.
The annual celebration of entrepreneurship was kicked off Thursday night by the institute with a networking reception at the Cox School of Business Collins Executive Center on the SMU campus.
The Caruth Institute annually honors the Dallas area’s 100 fastest-growing privately held businesses. Thursday’s event was a pre-gala, invitation-only networking opportunity, especially for this year’s Dallas 100 company founders, the institute said in a statement.
“None of these companies would have made it into the Dallas 100 without the determination, dedication, and commitment they maintained—through the pandemic no less—to take their companies to the next level,” Simon Mak, executive director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, said in a statement. “This Dallas 100 pre-gala CEO Reception and our Awards Gala on Nov. 2 offer these entrepreneurs the opportunity to celebrate their own hard work and take inspiration from their fellow entrepreneurs.”
Solo Brands CEO: ‘It’s not always pretty … nobody sees what it takes to win in life and in business’
At Thursday’s reception, keynote speaker and Dallas entrepreneur John Merris, the CEO of Solo Brands (NYSE: DTC), offered up advice for the honorees.
Solo Brands, which was ranked No. 41 on the Dallas 100 list in 2019 and No.5 in 2021, grew from 25 employees and $10 million in revenue in 2018 to $482 million in revenue last year. The company went public on Oct. 28, 2021.
“That kind of growth came with a lot of growing pains,” Merris said told attendees. “It’s not always pretty … nobody sees what it takes to win in life and in business, but you all have done that during an unprecedented, difficult time,” he said. “Congratulations to all of you on your successes.”
Rankings will be revealed at the Dallas 100 Awards Gala
The institute said that at the Dallas 100 Awards Gala in November, the rank order announcement of each company, beginning with No. 100, will culminate with the announcement of this year’s No. 1 fastest-growing privately held Dallas area company.
The Dallas 100 gauges the privately held companies in Dallas and surrounding cities based on three years of continuous revenue growth.
The Caruth Institute said that it worked with the accounting firm FORVIS, LLP to examine sales from hundreds of companies for 2019 to 2021, the last year for which complete data is available.
Winners represent Dallas and 16 surrounding cities, the institute said. This year’s Dallas 100 program sponsors, in alphabetical order, are: The ActOne Group; FORVIS LLP; Bluecrest Financial Alliances; Dallas Business Journal; Executive Press; JLL; KRLD NewsRadio 1080; MarketScale; Texas Capital Bank; Thompson Coburn LLP; and USI.
The 2022 Dallas 100 list
Here’s the alphabetical list of the 2022 Dallas 100 winning companies and their home cities.
Advantis Medical Staffing, Dallas
AIM Recycling, Dallas
AM RE Syndicate Inc., Dallas
AmeriPac, Inc., Grapevine
Anders Group, LLC, Irving
Apex Dental Partners, Dallas
Billboard Source Inc., Dallas
Blue Hammer Roofing, Irving
Blueprint to Practice, Celina
Bython Media, Frisco
Cherry Coatings, Carrollton
Citra Urgent Care, Dallas
CityVet Inc., Dallas
CommunityMed Urgent Care Systems LLC, Plano
Critical Start, Plano
Dent Mavericks, Dallas
Direct Orthopedic Care, Addison
Dynamic SLR, Richardson
Elevate Windows and Doors, Grand Prairie
Eyeful Media, Dallas
First Place Foods LLC, Garland
Focus Staff, Dallas
Fortress Building Products, Garland
Glorious LLC, Dallas
Hazel’s Expedited Freight, Carrollton
HealthMark Group, Dallas
Ideal Impact Inc, Grapevine
Ironside Human Resources, Dallas
Legacy ER & Urgent Care, Plano
Linear Roofing and General Contractors LLC, Addison
LiquidAgents Healthcare, Plano
Lone Star Analysis, Addison
Maple Distributing, Irving
MapRight LCC, Dallas
McCathern, Shokouhi, Evans, Grinke, Dallas
Med Couture, Farmers Branch
Mstone & Tile, Dallas
Newline Interactive, Allen
NGV Global Group, Dallas
o9 Solutions Inc., Dallas
Octed LLC DBA Programmers.io, Dallas
Online Rewards, Richardson
pawTree LLC, Southlake
Pella Windows and Doors DFW, Grapevine
Precision Appliance Leasing LLC, Farmers Branch
Premier LogiTech LLC, Coppell
Publishing Concepts LP, Dallas
PureWine Inc., Southlake
Qentelli LLC, Dallas
Ready Construction Services LLC, Dallas
Red River Logistics LLC, Haltom City
Repairify Inc., Plano
Rogers Healy and Associates, Dallas
Rudick Construction Group, Dallas
Scout & Cellar, Farmers Branch
Sentinel Peak Capital Partners, Dallas
SIO Logistics, Southlake
Sirius Building Company, Addison
SMC Squared LLC, Plano
Summit Endeavors LLC, Addison
Synaptic Pediatric Therapies, Richardson
SYNERGEN Health LLC, Dallas
Take Command, Dallas
Taylor Counseling Group, Dallas
Tolleson Wealth Management, Dallas
Town Square Mortgage & Investments LLC, Dallas
TreeNewal Certified Arborist, Argyle
United Protective Services, Dallas
Utility Concierge, Farmers Branch
Valor Healthcare Inc., Dallas
Vandelay Hospitality Group, Dallas
Veryable Inc., Dallas
Vista Bank, Dallas
Warrior Logistics Inc., Coppell
Wheeler Staffing Partners, Plano
WRA Architects, Dallas
Zalat Pizza, Dallas
Zeal IT Consultants, Dallas