Winner 2005 SMU Cox School of Business Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship
SMU Cox Recognizes Dallas/Fort Worth Entrepreneurs at the 15th Annual Dallas 100™ Awards
In its 15th year, the Dallas 100™ Awards, presented by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, recognized the top 100 fastest growing, privately held companies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The success of these companies indicates the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in North Texas, as these 100 companies grew average sales 226 percent from 2002 to 2004, generating more than $2.8 billion in sales in 2004 alone. In addition, the top 100 almost doubled the number of employees in the last three years.
This year's winners illustrate the vitality of entrepreneurial endeavors in the Metroplex. In the past three years, 2004 Dallas 100™ winners generated more than $6.8 billion in sales and increased number of employees by more than 6,000. The Top 10 winners alone generated $1.5 billion during the past three years.
The top 100 companies were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Meyerson Symphony Center November 9, with keynote speaker Carl Westcott of Westcott LLC. For the second year in a row, Southwest Sanitary takes the Number One spot. Located in Carrollton, Southwest Sanitary is service-oriented company and major distributor of food service and sanitation products. With several national and local clients, Southwest Sanitary meets the specific needs of their customers, including Subway Restaurants, General Motors, and several school districts and independent businesses. Camille Cheney Fournier serves as CEO, and her brother, Bobby Cheney, is president of the 50-year-old company, founded by their parents John A. and Nancy Cheney.
In order 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, 2005; be headquartered in the Dallas area; have had sales of more than $500,000 in fiscal 2002; have had sales of not more than $65,000,000 in 2002; 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 2005, in descending order: Southwest Sanitary Co.; Frisco Medical Center; Mosaic Sales Solutions US Holding Co.; Pinnacle Technical Resources, Inc.; MedicalEdge Healthcare Group, Inc.; ATX Group, Inc.; The Planet Internet Services, Inc.; Palm Beach Tan, Inc.; CG Management; White Rock Networks; Cottonwood Financial Ltd.; SyChip, Inc.; The Controller Group; Pathology Partners, Inc.; Huffman Builders, LP; InfoVision Consultants, Inc.; Alliance Systems; Sotherby Homes; Ed Bell Investments, Inc.; Davaco, Inc.; HomeVestors of America, Inc.; C I Host; American Oil & Fuel Distributors; GTCI; Pavecon Commercial Concrete; Pegasus Logistics Group; SB International, Inc.; eRewards, Inc.; AUTHENTIX; Conchemco, Ltd; THERAPY 2000, Inc.; Roofing and Insulation Supply, Inc.; Wisteria Catalog Co.; Handango; Sante' Rehabilitation Group; McKnight Associates, Inc.; Ascension Group Architects, LLP; Womack Machine Supply; Slingshot, LLC; Wingstop Restaurants, Inc. ; Able Communications, Inc.; Skywire Software; PharmaFab; Global Views, Inc.; Texas Prototypes, Inc.; Summit Alliance Financial, LLP; Service King Paint & Body, LP; Management Information Services, Inc.; American Leather, LP; Resulte Universal, LLC; Wigs.com/Beauty & Hair; Advanced Fixtures, Inc.; Plainsman Tire Co., Inc.; Geneva Aerospace, Inc.; RamQuest Software, Inc.; Scheef & Stone, LLP; Anthony Travel, Inc.; TCS Corporate Services; imc²; Texas Institute for Surgery LLP; Accudata Technologies; DFW Real Estate Group, Inc.; Ebenconcepts Company; Optimal Solutions Integration; XactiMed, Inc.; JCOM; TelStrat International, Ltd; W.R. Hodgson Co, Inc.; Redlee/Scs Inc.; Sassy Designer Homes; Intelemedia Communications, Inc; Knowledge Tranzfer, Inc.; Truco Enterprises, Inc.; Bryan Homes, Inc.; Sage Environmental Consulting; eVerge Group; Polo Homes, Inc.; Briggs-Freeman Real Estate Brokerage; Mcrowd Restaurant Group, Inc.; Coker Floor Company, Inc.; Halff Associates, Inc.;; Avail Search Group, Inc.; Benjamin Franklin Plumbing; Medhost, Inc.; Geniant, LLC; ERG - Enterprise Resource Group; Viscern, Inc.; Burgess Construction Consultants, Inc.; Curley Insurance Group; City Veterinary Centers; PDL Floor Designs; Eight-O Management Inc.; La Duni North America LLC; Welborn Overhead Door Co., Inc.; The Expo Group; Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers; Don Mechanic Enterprises, Ltd. ; Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP; HS Communications, Inc.; Laguarda.Low Architects LLC
The Dallas 100™ Awards are hosted by the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship and sponsored by: CARR LLP - Intellectual Property Law, Cawley International, Chase, Dallas Business Journal, Executive Press, HFG Advisors, LLC, KBA Group LLP, KRLD News Radio 1080, Pro Staff, Southwest Securities, Inc. and Wm. Rigg.