SMU Cox Recognizes Dallas Entrepreneurs
at the 20th Annual Dallas 100™ Awards

In its 20th year, the Dallas 100™ Awards, presented by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, recognized the fastest growing, privately held companies in the Dallas area.

Dallas (SMU) - In its 20th year, the Dallas 100™ Awards, presented by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, recognized the fastest growing, privately held companies in the Dallas area.

Despite the recession, the success of these companies indicates the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in North Texas, as these winning companies combined to generate sales of $6. 8 billion in the past three years, grew average sales from 2007 to 2009 by 203 percent, and grew number of employees from 11,644 in 2007 to 20,793 in 2009.    Sales for the top 10 winners combined represent a 337 percent increase in 2009 over sales in 2007.   The top 10 generated nearly $2 billion during the past three years.

“This is one of the most fantastic groups of companies in our 20 years of awards.  These businesses created more than 9,000 new jobs over the last two years.  They are role models for our entire economy, and an inspiration regarding what is possible in a free enterprise economy” said Jerry White, director of the Caruth Institute.  “These 100 companies refused to participate in the recession.”

The top companies were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Meyerson Symphony Center on November 17, with keynote speaker Carl Sewell, chairman of Sewell Automotive Companies.  Lisa Bormaster, publisher of the Dallas Business Journal, and Kevin Knox, assistant dean of external relations, SMU Cox School of Business, served as emcees for the event.

To qualify for the Dallas 100™, a company must be an independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship or partnership (not a subsidiary of a parent company) as of May 1, 2009; be headquartered in the Dallas area; have had sales of more than $500,000 in fiscal 2007; have had sales of not more than $75,000,000 in 2007; have a three-year sales history reflecting growth; and, have a credit report and character satisfactory to the Dallas 100™, determined at the sole discretion of the Dallas 100™.

Below are the winners for 2010, in ranked order:

1.  Ambit Energy

2.  Broad Oak Energy, Inc.

3.  Journey Education and Academic Superstore, Digital River business units

4.  Link America, Inc.

5.  SoftLayer Technologies

6.  WR Starkey Mortgage

7.  One Technologies, LP

8.  Frisco Medical Center, LLP, DBA Baylor Medical Center at Frisco

9.  Homeland HealthCare, Inc.

10. BioWorld Merchandising, Inc.

11. e-Rewards, Inc.

12. The Pursuant Group

13. Palm Beach Tan, Inc.

14. Credit Answers, LLC

15. ISN

16. Texas Air Systems

17. Worldlink, Inc.

18. Group Excellence

19. Maxsys Solutions, LLC

20. Epic Med Staff Services Dallas, Inc.

21. The Delta Companies

22. TAOS - Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions

23. Shermco Industries

24. Century Payments, Inc.

25. Sharon Young, Inc.

26. Paranet Solutions, LLC

27. Mavenir Systems

28. Glow Networks, Inc.

29. Benchmark Bank


31. Pursuit of Excellence, Inc.

32. Alsbridge, Inc.

33. Hospice Plus

34. Improving Enterprises

35. Newt Global Consulting, LLC

36. Centerpoint Builders, LLC

37. Liquid Motors

38. Pecos Construction, Ltd.

39. Quickoffice, Inc.

40. VAC Holding, Inc.

41. Milestone Electric, Inc.

42. Behavioral Health Group

43. Ignite Technologies, Inc.

44. Preferred Imaging Centers, LLC

45. Parago

46. Genghis Grill


48. SpeedFC, Inc.

49. Pariveda Solutions

50. Fortress Solutions, Ltd.

51. M&S Technologies

52. Homecare Homebase

53. Xencom Systems, LLC

54. OraMetrix, Inc.

55. Mustang Technology Group

56. Optimal Solutions Integration, Inc.

57. First Choice Emergency Room

58. Greenlight

59. Colo4Dallas, LP

60. Compliance Depot

61. Axyon Consulting, LLC

62. HRsmart, Inc.

63. Chemguard, Inc.

64. Turtle Creek Management

65. Standing Dog LLC

66. Careerlink

67. Anthony Travel, Inc.

68. Rosenberger – CDS

69. Luraco Technologies, Inc.

70. MedSynergies, Inc.

71. Moroch Partners, LP

72. Texas Institute for Surgery

73. Twist Solutions

74. eGistics, Inc.

75. Ocular

76. WatchGuard Video

77. Titan Corrugated, Inc.

78. Avant-Garde Marketing Solutions, Inc.

79. Carrco Painting Contractors, Inc.

80. MediGain

81. Exponent Technologies, Inc.

82. Yellow Checker Cab Company of DFW

83. SSG, Ltd.

84. Fusion Packaging

85. Sendero Business Services

86. Fluid Consulting

87. Court Reporters Clearinghouse, Inc.

88. LD Lowe Sr. Financial Advisory

89. AutoRevo

90. Xenosoft Technologies, Inc.

91. LPB Energy Management

92. Texas Roof Management, Inc.

93. Vanilla Soft

94. OnTarget Partners

95. Statlab Medical Products

96. Bestway Rental, Inc.

97. Universal Display & Fixtures Company

98. Hayden Consultants, Inc.

99. Senior Select Home Health Services

100. Sibley & Company PC

About SMU Cox

SMU’s Cox School of Business offers a full range of business education programs, including BBA, full-time MBA, Professional MBA (PMBA), Executive MBA (EMBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), Master of Science in Accounting (MSA), Master of Science in Entrerpreneurship (MSE) and Executive Education.

The school also offers a number of unique resources and activities for students, ranging from its Business Leadership Center (BLC), Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, Maguire Energy Institute and American Airlines Global Leadership Program (AAGLP) to its Associate Board executive mentoring program and an international alumni network with chapters in more than 20 countries.

SMU Cox is ranked among the top business schools nationally and internationally by major publications, including Bloomberg Businessweek, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.

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