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SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Names Coppell-based VARIDESK the No. 1 Entrepreneurial Company in Dallas Area at 26th Anniversary Awards Banquet

November 30, 2016

varideskDallas (SMU) Nov. 30, 2016 – VARIDESK®, maker of adjustable standing desks, was revealed to be the fastest-growing entrepreneurial company in the Dallas area Tuesday evening at the 26th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Omni Dallas Hotel, presented by the Cox School’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship.

VARIDESK®, based in Coppell, manufactures and ships fully assembled adjustable desks that can be mounted on top of existing desks. The company offers the adjustable desk as a solution for employees with chronic back pain to “work smarter, work healthier, and perform at their very best.”   

“This year’s No.1 winning company, VARIDESK, is a great example of the wide variety of entrepreneurial companies that contribute to the area’s economy,” said Simon Mak, Ph.D., associate director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU Cox. “We never cease to be impressed by the robust group of fast growing entrepreneurial companies that are represented by the Dallas 100™ each year. These entrepreneurs have turned their dreams into reality, provided jobs for thousands, and collectively help make the Dallas Metroplex an economic powerhouse.”    

For 26 years, the Caruth Institute has annually ranked the top 100 Dallas entrepreneurial companies based on sales growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years. This year’s program examined sales from over 250 companies for 2013 to 2015, the last year for which complete data is available. The winners represent a broad spectrum of Dallas-area businesses—everything from information technology to healthcare and a wide variety in between. The top 100 fastest-growing companies were announced at the awards ceremony. VARIDESK, which bills itself as the “height adjustable standing desk,” had the biggest percentage sales increase and dollar growth for 2013 to 2015, as determined by the calculations of the accounting firm BKD LLP CPAs and Advisors. 

Simon Mak, associate director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, presents the Dallas 100 award for fastest growing private company in North Texas to Jason McCann, CEO of Coppell-based VARIDESK.
Simon Mak, associate director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, presents the Dallas 100 award for fastest growing private company in North Texas to Jason McCann, CEO of Coppell-based VARIDESK.

The second fastest-growing business in North Texas, according to this year’s Dallas 100 awards, is Arcis Golf. The Dallas-based company owns about 70 golf courses around the country under the brands Castlegate and Ironbridge. SMU alumnus Blake Walker, who earned his Bachelor of Art in 1988 is chairman, CEO and president of the company, which he spun off from an equity firm. Several members of the Arcis executive leadership team are also SMU alumni, including Chief Financial Officer Julian Potter, who earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in 1989; General Counsel Scott Siddons, who holds two degrees from SMU Cox, a BBA, which he completed cum laude in 1988 and an Executive MBA, which he completed with honors in 2008; and Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing Chris Crocker, who graduated with his BBA in 1988.

Dallas 100™, co-founded by the Caruth Institute, honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area. According to Caruth Institute data, this year’s winning companies collectively generated $3.7 billion in sales in 2015, and grew at an average annual growth rate of 96 percent per year for each of the last two years.  

“The key statistics of the Dallas 100™ consistently amaze,” said Jerry White, the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, who has been at the helm of the event since it began in 1990. “These outstanding companies created more than 10,000 jobs in the last two years—jobs that are critical to fueling the Dallas economic engine.”

The Dallas 100™, presented by the Caruth Institute at SMU Cox, was sponsored this year by  Avison Young; BKD LLP; CARR Intellectual Property Law; The Dallas Business Journal; Evos Financial; Executive Press; KRLD 1080 News Radio; Tekzenit and Texas Capital Bank. The event recognizes privately held corporations, proprietorships or partnerships headquartered in the Dallas area that often don’t get attention, but which have created jobs and generated wealth for their founders and employees and enhanced the area economy.

Along with VARIDESK, 99 other Dallas-based companies were announced as SMU Cox Dallas 100™ winners to an audience of about 900 guests Tuesday night. The top 10 companies were given special recognition: No.1) VARIDESK; No.2) Arcis Golf; No.3) S2 Capital, LLC; No.4) Asociar, LLC; No.5) J.W. Logistics, LLC; No.6) United Laboratories Manufacturing; No.7) Paragon Healthcare, Inc.; No.8) PB & J Labs; No.9) GuideIT, LLC; and No.10) Thermigen, LLC.

A complete list of all SMU Cox Dallas 100™ companies for 2016 follows:

DALLAS 100 2016

Rank

Company Name — City

1

VARIDESK LLC — Coppell
M3anufacturer & seller of active office Products

2

Arcis Golf — Dallas
P6rivate & public golf clubs operator

3

S2 Capital, LLC — Addison
V9alue add multifamily investment company

4

Asociar LLC — Plano
Network migration/software integration

5

J.W. Logistics, LLC — Frisco
Last-mile transportation provider

6

United Laboratories Mftg. — Carrollton
Contract manufacturing

7

Paragon Healthcare, Inc. — Dallas
Specialty infusion provider

8

PB&J Labs — Addison
Commerce as a service (Caas) platform

9

GuideIT, LLC — Plano
Technology optimization services

10

ThermiGen LLC — Irving
RF systems for aesthetics developer

11

Highlands Residential Mort. — Dallas
Retail mortgage lending

12

Simpli.fi — Ft Worth
Programmatic advertising platform

13

Sierra Auto Finance — Dallas
Speciality auto finance

14

Mercer|CPSG Partners — Dallas
Cloud services for human capital & financial mgmt.

15

HomeVestors of America,Inc. — Dallas
Professional real estate investing franchises

16

BSI FInancial Services — Irving
Loan servicing, quality control

17

PGL — Irving
3rd party logistics/supply chain management

18

Riveron Consulting, LLC — Dallas
Financial services

19

Dunhill Homes — Dallas
New home builder

20

Optimal Blue — Plano
Cloud-based investor info provider for mortgage industry

21

Deca Dental — Dallas
Privately held dental company

22

Southern Dock Products — Farmer’s Branch
Loading dock equipment Branch

23

UR Holdings — Carrollton
Construction, renovation, roofing

24

Capital Title of Texas, LLC — Plano
Title insurance & escrow services

25

First National Title Ins. Co. — Plano
Title insurance underwriter

26

Shaddock Homes — Plano
Single family homes

27

iPhotonix, LLC — Richardson
Interoperable fiber access technology

28

rewardStyle — Dallas
Turnkey digital content monetization platform

29

iWire365 — Richardson
Wireless networks & gigabit cities

30

freshbenies — McKinney
Telehealth-Advocacy-ID Theft

31

metre22 — Dallas
Management consulting in strategy

32

Venus Construction Co. — Mansfield
Underground utility construction

33

Akorbi — Plano
Global multilingual business solutions

34

Tachyon Technologies LLC — Irving
Enterprise mobility analytics cloud solutions

35

Pariveda Solutions — Dallas
Management consulting

36

TruEnergy — Dallas
Energy broker

37

Point 2 Point Global Sec., Inc. — Addison
Corporate, private security & Investigative services

38

Resolve Tech Solutions — Addison
Full-service SAP provider

39

FutureTelecom — Balch Springs
Telecom maintenance service

40

projekt202 — Addison
Application design & development

41

Southwest Solutions Group — Lewisville
Productivity efficiency products

42

Enseo, Inc. — Richardson
Hospitality integrator& tech-based services

43

Money Matters w/ Ken Moraif — Plano
Financial planning & wealth mgmt..

44

Gadberry Construction Co,Inc. — Dallas
General contracting & construction

45

PROLIM Global Corporation — Plano
IT, PLM & engineering solutions

46

Halff Associates, Inc. — Richardson
Civil engineering, full service A/E firm

47

J. Hilburn, Inc. — Dallas
Custom menswear

48

Sanitation Supply Systems — Dallas
Sanitation chemicals & services

49

Pediatric Home Healthcare,LLC  — Dallas
Private duty nursing agency

50

Coats Homes — Dallas
Luxury custom home builder

51

Catapult Health — Dallas
Preventive check-ups nationally

52

Foreman Therapy Services — Dallas
Healthcare staffing

53

Improving — Addison
Software development, tech training

54

Lucernex — Plano
Cloud integrated workplace mgmt. system solutions

55

Popular Ink, LLC  — McKinney
Flexographic printing on food packaging

56

Amino Transport — Dallas
3rd party logistics company (3PL)

57

The CFO Suite, LLC — Dallas
Financial consultative staffing & executive search

58

LiquidAgents Healthcare, LLC — Plano
Healthcare staffing services

59

Civitas Capital Mgmt, LLC — Dallas
Investment management company

60

THMED, LLC — Dallas
Permanent & temp. healthcare staffing

61

Deep Ellum Brewing Company — Dallas
Craft beer

62

Pioneer Wine Company — Dallas
Wholesale wine distributor

63

Humphreys & Partners Architects, LP — Dallas
Architectural firm

64

Granbury Solutions — Grapevine
Technology Solutions for Restaurants, Retailers, Wineries

65

Legacy ER & Urgent Care — Plano
ER & urgent care hybrid billing

66

JW Nutritional — Allen
Nutritional/dietary supplements

67

EDGE Realty Partners — Dallas
Commercial real estate

68

JSJD Media, LLC — Plano
Digital sponsorship procurement

69

TSP (Technology Service Professionals) — Dallas
Information technology services

70

D-BAT Sports — Carrollton
Sports franchise/sporting goods

71

Dialexa — Dallas
User-Centric Software & Hardware Design/Engineering

72

Switchplace — Dallas
Corporate Housing

73

Mars Services — Haltom City
Carpet cleaning/resurfacing/housekeeping

74

WatchGuard Video — Allen
Law enforcement video solutions

75

Hayden Consultants, Inc. — Dallas
Civil engineering, surveying, construction mgmt..

76

4WEB, INC. — Frisco
Orthopedic implant devices

77

Rogers Healy and Associates Real Estate — Dallas
Global buying, selling, leasing

78

Cyber Group — Dallas
Software engineering services

79

EST Group, LLC  — Arlington
IT consulting service/hardware & software sales

80

Baker Brothers Rotovision — Mesquite
Residential & commercial plumbing

81  

Revolution Retail Systems — Carrollton
Improving store analytics

82

Maestro Personal Assistants — Carrollton
Branded personal assistant svcs.

83

GFF, Inc. — Dallas
Architecture, planning, interior design, landscape

84

The Expo Group — Irving
Trade show management

85

Commercial Fleet Financing, Inc. — Carrollton
Nationwide equipment financing

86

Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc. — Dallas
Civil engineering, land surveying, landscape architects

87 

Ming Wang/ Misook — Grapevine
Wholesale women’s apparel

88

Viverae — Dallas
Corporate wellness

89

Anserteam Workforce Solutions — Dallas
Contingent staffing

90

WeBuyHouses.com  — Southlake
Marketing & technology for real estate investors

91

Saxony Partners, LLC  — Dallas
Business & technology solutions

92

Aprima Medical Solutions — Carrollton
Healthcare IT

93

The BOSS — Dallas
Flooring, cabinets, home improvement

94

Impiger Technologies — Richardson
IT services & consulting

95

CBG Surveying Inc — Dallas
Land surveying

96

SYNERGEN Health LLC — Dallas
Healthcare financials solutions

97

Penrose Senior Care Auditors, Inc. — Dallas
Caregivers monitor seniors for families

98

Premier Logitech — Grand Prairie
Supply chain provider

99

FPX — Plano
Enterprise software solutions

100

Architecting Innovation, LLC — Dallas
Software development consulting services