Farmers Branch-based Ontronics Takes Top Entrepreneurial Spot in Dallas

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Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Ranks Growth of Privately Held Companies

Dallas (SMU) Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019 – Ontronics, a reverse logistics company in the secondary mobile device space, edged out 99 other entrepreneurial companies to rank as the Dallas area’s No. 1 entrepreneurial company, according to the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship’s Dallas 100™ Awards. The Farmer’s Branch-based company specializes in device monetization through the repairing and remarketing of mobile devices and accessories. The privately-held, minority-owned company serves clients around the world and processes over 1 million devices annually. The Dallas 100, the Caruth Institute’s annual celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit, announced the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in rank order from No. 100 to No. 1 before a crowd of nearly 1,000 people at the Omni Hotel Thursday in downtown Dallas.              

“Ontronics came in at No. 4 in last year’s competition,” said Simon Mak, the Linda A. and Kenneth R. Morris Endowed Director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. “To rank as the top company this year, Ontronics’ sales increased exponentially in 2018 and more than 300% over the last three years. That stunning increase happens to be the average growth of each of the top 10 winners for the last three years,” Mak added. “Admittedly, Ontronics is not a household name, yet with that kind of growth, this company is doing its part to contribute to a vibrant Dallas area economy. Individually and collectively, our Dallas 100 companies are an economic powerhouse. That powerful entrepreneurial spirit is why we hold this annual event.”

The Cox School’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship ranks the top 100 Dallas privately-held entrepreneurial companies annually based on percentage growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years. The Institute, working with the accounting firm BKD LLP CPAs and Advisors examined sales from hundreds of companies for 2016 to 2018, the last year for which complete data is available. The winners represent a broad spectrum of Dallas-area businesses.    

Dallas 100, co-founded by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute, honors the ingenuity, commitment and perseverance of the fastest-growing privately held entrepreneurial businesses in the Dallas area. This year’s winning companies collectively generated 3.5 billion in sales in 2018, according to Mak. Collectively, the companies grew at an average annual growth rate of 82 percent from 2016 to 2018. Together, they created almost 7000 jobs in that same period.   

“For almost three decades now, it has been our honor at the Caruth Institute of Entrepreneurship to shine the spotlight on the economic contributions of entrepreneurship,” said Mak. “Congratulations to this year’s Dallas 100 honorees.”

In alphabetical order, this year’s Dallas 100 sponsors are: BKD LLP CPAs and Advisors; CARR Intellectual Property Law; Cushman & Wakefield; Dallas Business Journal; Executive Press; KRLD 1080 News Radio; Mass Mutual DFW; and Texas Capital Bank.

The top 10 fastest-growing DFW companies in 2019 were given special recognition at the event: No.1) Ontronics, reverse logistics company; No.2) Titus Industrial, industrial supply chain business; No.3) asTech Automotive Services; No.4) Grey Rock Energy Partners, private equity firm; No.5) Clavis Capital Partners, private investment firm; No.6) Western TechSystems, Inc., enterprise IT solutions; No.7) Trend HR, human resource outsourcing company; No.8) FTK Construction Services; No.9) Alkami, digital banking solutions; and No.10) ARCO/Murray, design-build contractor.  

A complete list of all SMU Cox Dallas 100™ companies for 2019, listed from one to 100, follows.xxx


Company

city

1

Ontronics

Farmers Branch

2

Titus Industrial

Dallas

3

asTech Automotive Services

Plano

4

Grey Rock Energy Partners

Dallas

5

Clavis Capital Partners

Dallas

6

Western TechSystems, Inc

Coppell

7

TrendHR

Rockwall

8

FTK Construction Services

Allen

9

Alkami

Plano

10

ARCO/Murray

Dallas

11

Zyston

Dallas

12

REV Robotics

Carrollton

13

HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Dallas

14

Lurin

Dallas

15

Solovis, Inc.

Dallas

16

Imaginuity

Dallas

17

Trintech

Addison

18

Net2Source Inc

Plano

19

Embark

Dallas

20

K2View

Dallas

21

StratiFi Health

Plano

22

CONTI Organization

Dallas

23

Cubic Technologies LLC.

Irving

24

Zimperium

Farmers Branch

25

Newline Interactive

Plano

26

DECA Dental Group

Dallas

27

JetSuite & JetSuiteX

Dallas

28

Asset Panda

Frisco

29

Sellmark Corporation

Mansfield

30

SCRAPSOURCE

DALLAS

31

K2 Construction

Dallas

32

Improving

Plano

33

Critical Start, Inc.

Plano

34

Sealink International Inc

Plano

35

Vivify Health

Plano

36

Fortress Building Products

Garland

37

Healthy Home 365

Richardson

38

Publishing Concepts

Dallas

39

Smart City Locating

Dallas

40

Amino Transport

Southlake

41

Solo Stove

Southlake

42

Online Rewards

Dallas

43

Frontline Source Group

DALLAS

44

Beauty Biosciences LLC

Dallas

45

Vonlane LLC

Dallas

46

Enseo

Richardson

47

Exponential Property Group

Southlake

48

Service Fusion

Irving

49

ENO8

Plano

50

Isenberg Bath Corporation

DALLAS

51

Hisun Motors

McKinney

52

Rhino Medical Services

Arlington

53

PMG

Fort Worth

54

Greentree Packaging & Lumber

Mansfield

55

Dialexa

Dallas

56

Buda Juice

Dallas

57

BeauTech Power Systems, LLC

Dallas

58

Copper Mobile, Inc.

Dallas

59

MMC

Irving

60

BuzzBallz

Carrollton

61

OrderMyGear

Dallas

62

Retirement Planners of America

Plano

63

Scentsible, LLC

Addison

64

Pediatric Home Healthcare, LLC

Dallas

65

Pharmaceutical Strategies Group

Plano

66

CommunityMed Urgent Care Systems LLC

Addison

67

ENTOUCH

Richardson

68

Integrated International Payroll

Dallas

69

Bridgefarmer & Associates, Inc.

Dallas

70

BravoTECH

DALLAS

71

FreeRange Concepts

Dallas

72

Trustantial

Dallas

73

STALEY STEEL, LLC

PILOT POINT

74

STRAIT

Dallas

75

Golden Tree Restaurants

Richardson

76

Fusion PKG

Dallas

77

Modern Message Inc.

Dallas

78

Davidson Bogel Real Estate

Dallas

79

Pursuit Sales Solutions

Dallas

80

Sendero

Dallas

81

Techstar Consulting Inc

Irving

82

HealthMark Group

Dallas

83

Home Tax Solutions LLC

Dallas

84

Tolleson Wealth Management

Dallas

85

Earthworks, Inc

Lillian

86

Valify Inc.

Frisco

87

Mr Electric of Dallas Fort Worth

Dallas

88

Highlands Residential Mortgage

Dallas

89

Vision2 Systems LLC

Dallas

90

AVIO Consulting

Addison

91

AnserTEAM

Dallas

92

The Sourcing Solution

Dallas

93

5

Irving

94

M.Stone, Stone + Tile Company

Arlington

95

Boardroom Salon for Men

Southlake

96

Saxon Global Inc

Irving

97

Sound Productions

Irving

98

Leviate Air Group

Dallas

99

MedCore Partners

Dallas

100

Texadia Systems, LLC

Dallas