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SMU Cox Dallas 100™ names J.W. Logistics, LLC the No. 1 entrepreneurial company in Dallas area

Fast-growing Frisco company moves up from No. 5 last year

November 17, 2017

DALLAS (SMU) – Frisco-based J.W. Logistics, LLC, which provides tailored delivery solutions for the nation’s largest e-commerce companies, is the fastest-growing entrepreneurial company in the Dallas area, according to the SMU Cox School of Business’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship.

The company’s top entrepreneurial status was unveiled at the 27th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony and Banquet on Thursday, Nov. 16, at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Dallas 100™, co-founded by the Caruth Institute at SMU Cox, honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area. The event annually reveals the rankings of the top 100 Dallas entrepreneurial companies based on percentage sales growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years.

CEO Jim Wicker founded J.W. Logistics in 2011 and has overseen growth into 64 markets across the country, with company drivers delivering an average of 2.5 million e-commerce packages daily. The company’s steady growth garnered it the No.5 position last year, and a place among the top 10 of the Dallas 100™ for four years in a row. J.W. Logistics is also ranked in the top 10 percent of this year’s “Inc. 5000,” Inc. magazine’s ranking of the fastest growing companies in America. The “Inc. 5000” lists the company as having “1,238 percent growth” in three years and “$199 million in revenue in 2016.”

“This year’s No. 1 company is not a household name, and yet, like all our Dallas 100™ winners, its existence profoundly enhances our area economy,” said Simon Mak, associate director of the Caruth Institute. “We recognize fast growing privately-held corporations, proprietorships or partnerships headquartered in the area that often don’t get attention, but which have created jobs and generated wealth for their founders, employees and our economy.”  

The Caruth Institute, working with the accounting firm BKD LLP CPA and Advisors examined sales from hundreds of companies for 2014 to 2016, the last year for which complete data is available. The winners represent a broad spectrum of Dallas-area businesses. The winning companies collectively generated $3.2 billion in sales in 2016, according to Jerry White, the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. They grew at an average annual growth rate of 106 percent from 2014 to 2016 and collectively created 6,000 jobs in that same period.

“The entrepreneurial spirit that drives these companies helps make Dallas a dynamic city for business,” said White. “We feel it’s only right to shine the spotlight on their hard work and the contributions they make to our economy.”  

The Dallas 100™, presented by the Caruth Institute at SMU Cox, was sponsored this year by Avison Young; BKD LLP; CARR Intellectual Property Law; Mass Mutual; Allegiant Wealth Management; The Dallas Business Journal; Executive Press; and KRLD 1080 News Radio. Along with J.W. Logistics, 99 other Dallas-based companies were announced as SMU Cox Dallas 100™ winners to an audience of about 1,000 guests.

The top 10 companies were given special recognition:

  • No.1) J.W. Logistics, LLC, logistics and transportation;
  • No.2) Preston Hollow Capital, LLC, independent specialty finance;
  • No.3) Revolution Retail Systems, LLC, cash automation and recycling tech;
  • No.4) Signature Renovations Group, LLC, commercial and multi-family roofing contractor;
  • No.5) ARCO/Murray Design Build, premier full-service general contractor;
  • No.6) Freedom Powersports, powersport sales, parts, service;
  • No.7) Dunhill Homes, new home construction;
  • No.8) Pegasus Logistics Group, logistics;
  • No.9) Hisun Motors, powersport vehicles;
  • No.10) Newline Interactive, interactive touchscreens and software solutions.  

A complete list of all SMU Cox Dallas 100™ companies for 2017, listed from one to 100, follows: 

 

Rank Company Name City

1

J.W. Logistics, LLC

Frisco

2

Preston Hollow Capital LLC

Dallas

3

Revolution Retail Systems, LLC

Carrollton

4

Signature Renovations Group, LLC

Carrollton

5

ARCO/Murray Design Build

Dallas

6

Freedom Powersports

Southlake

7

Dunhill Homes, LLC

Dallas

8

Pegasus Logistics Group

Coppell

9

Hisun Motors

McKinney

10

Newline Interactive

Plano

11

Access Healthcare Services

Dallas

12

Linux Academy

Keller

13

Alkami Technology, Inc.

Plano

14

First National Title Insurance Company

Plano

15

Pecos Construction LLC

Dallas

16

Critical Start LLC

Plano

17

Highlands Residential Mortgage

Dallas

18

Nature Nate's Honey Co.

McKinney

19

Capital Title of Texas, LLC

Plano

20

Gordon Highlander

Farmers Branch

21

Enseo

Richardson

22

Legalinc Corporate Services

Plano

23

LiquidAgents Healthcare

Plano

24

DECA Dental

Dallas

25

rewardStyle

Dallas

26

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Addison

27

Fusion Packaging

Dallas

28

Careington International Corporation

Frisco

29

BSI Financial Services, Inc.

Irving

30

HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Dallas

31

TEKPROS INC

Plano

32

Pariveda Solutions

Dallas

33

WatchGuard Video

Allen

34

Gadberry Construction Company, Inc.

Dallas

35

OrderMyGear LLC

Dallas

36

Point 2 Point Global Security, Inc.

Addison

37

defi SOLUTIONS

Grapevine

38

Sharon young, Inc

Dallas

39

DHD Films

Dallas

40

Armor

Richardson

41

C1S Group, Inc.

Dallas

42

Arch Staffing Group

Dallas

43

Webyshops

Arlington

44

SYNERGEN Health LLC

Dallas

45

RBN Roofing

Irving

46

D-BAT Sports

Carrollton

47

Rogers Healy and Associates Real Estate

Dallas

48

Signature Automation, LLC

Addison

49

THMED, LLC

Dallas

50

RJ Construction

Pantego

51

Accumatch - Property Tax Intelligence

Dallas

52

Legacy ER & Urgent Care

Plano

53

Popular Ink LLC

McKinney

54

Vanguard Electrical Services

Dallas

55

TSP

Dallas

56

Focus Staff

Dallas

57

GuideIT-A Perot Company

Plano

58

Humphreys & Partners Architects, L.P.

Dallas

59

Tachyon Technologies LLC

Irving

60

EDGE Realty Partners

Dallas

61

Pediatric Home Healthcare

DALLAS

62

MStone Stone & Tile

Arlington

63

Modern Message

Dallas

64

WRA Architects

Dallas

65

DFW Storm Solutions LLC

Dallas

66

The Pet Loss Center

Euless

67

Lucernex

Plano

68

Amtel LLC

Grapevine

69

Fortress Building Products

Garland

70

Point of Rental Software

grand prairie

71

CONTI

Dallas

72

Bridgefarmer and Associates, Inc.

Dallas

73

Faulkner Design Group

Dallas

74

Diamond Physicians, PLLC

Dallas

75

Willow Bend Mortgage

Plano

76

Saxony Partners, LLC

Dallas

77

projekt202

Addison

78

Studio 11 Design

Dallas

79

Town Square Mortgage

Dallas

80

Boardroom Salon for Men

Southlake

81

PROLIM Global Corporation

Plano

82

TruEnergy

Dallas

83

Elite Fulfillment Solutions

Dallas

84

Deep Ellum Brewing Company

Dallas

85

GCATS Telecom & Critical Power Services

Dallas

86

Mars Services

Dallas

87

Servsys Corporation

Dallas

88

The CFO Suite, LLC

Dallas

89

freshbenies

McKinney

90

Universal Display & Fixtures Company

Lewisville

91

Illes Seasonings & Flavors

Carrollton

92

HealthMark Group

Dallas

93

Texadia Systems

Dallas

94

BuzzClan

Dallas

95

Amino Transport

Dallas

96

CompuMatrice Inc.

Dallas

97

Career Management Partners

Richardson

98

The BOSS – The Builders Outlet Super Store

Dallas

99

Andy's Sprinkler, Drainage, and Lighting

Carrollton

100

Lundy Services, LLC

Farmers Branch