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Dallas 100SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Reveals the No. 1 Entrepreneurial Company in Dallas Metroplex at 25th Anniversary Awards Banquet

Dallas (SMU) Nov. 4, 2015 – Online precious metals retailer JM Bullion is the top entrepreneurial company in Dallas in 2015. The announcement came Wednesday evening at the 25th Annual SMU Cox Dallas 100™ Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Omni Dallas Hotel. JM Bulllion enables investors to purchase bullion that the buyer “can physically hold” as opposed to “owning on paper.” Headquartered in Dallas, which is also home to its contact center, the company offers gold, silver, copper and platinum products with an average inventory in the tens of millions of dollars.

“This year’s winner continues to demonstrate the wide variety of entrepreneurial companies that contribute to the Dallas economy,” said Simon Mak, Ph.D., associate director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship at SMU Cox. “Twenty-five years ago when the Dallas 100™ came into being, none of us had ever heard of the concept of online retail sales, much less an online company that sells commodities. This just shows how the entrepreneurs who are celebrated at this event have continued to evolve over time to contribute to the thriving Dallas economy.”  

For 25 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 300 companies for 2012 to 2014, the last year for which complete data is available. The winners represent a broad spectrum of Dallas-area businesses—everything from consulting to custom home-builders and a wide variety in between. The top 100 fastest-growing companies were revealed in descending order at the awards ceremony. JM Bullion, which bills itself as the “premiere online bullion dealer in the United States,” had the biggest percentage sales increase and dollar growth for 2012 to 2014, as determined by the calculations of the accounting firm BKD LLP CPAs and Advisors. 

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 $3.6 billion in sales in 2014, and grew at an average annual growth rate of 91 percent per year for each of the last three years.

“The key statistics of the Dallas 100™ are always so impressive year after year,” 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 are one of the main reasons Dallas is such a dynamic city for business. In this, the silver anniversary year of the Dallas100™, it is our privilege to honor the vital contribution of these companies and the entrepreneurial spirit of their founders.”

 

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 CFO Suite; The Dallas Business Journal; Evos Financial; Executive Press; KRLD 1080 News Radio; 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 JM Bullion, 99 other Dallas-based companies were revealed as SMU Cox Dallas 100™ winners to an audience of about 1,000 guests Wednesday night. The top 10 companies were given special recognition:  No.1) JM Bullion; No.2) Sierra Auto Finance, LLC; No.3) CenseoHealth; No.4) Freedom Powersports, LLC; No.5) Azpen Innovation, Inc; No.6) Think Tech Labs; No.7) Thermi; No.8) JW Logistics, LLC; No.9) Scott + Reid General Contractors; and No.10) Paragon Healthcare, Inc.                       

A complete list of all SMU Cox Dallas 100™ companies for 2015, listed from one to 100, follows:

 

Company Name

City

Description

 

1

JM Bullion

Dallas

Online Retailer of Precious Metals

 

2

Sierra Auto Finance LLC

Dallas

Specialty Auto Finance

 

3

CenseoHealth

Dallas

A Health Assessment Solution for Health Plans and Physician Groups

 

4

Freedom Powersports LLC

Southlake

Powersports Vehicle & Watercraft Sales and Service

 

5

Azpen Innovation Inc

Plano

Smart Home Device, Wearables, Tablet & Applications

 

6

Think Tech Labs

Dallas

REthink Real Estate Brokerage Management

 

7

Thermi

Irving

Medical Device Company

 

8

J.W. Logistics, LLC

Frisco

First Mile/Last Mile Transportation & Distribution Solutions

 

9

Scott + Reid

Dallas

Interior & Ground Up General Contractor

 

10

Paragon Healthcare, Inc

Dallas

Specialty Infusion Provider (Infusible and Injectable Pharmaceuticals)

 

11

Foreman Therapy Services LLC

Dallas

Healthcare Staffing

 

12

PROLIM Global Corporation

Dallas

PLM Technology Services

 

13

Tekzenit

Irving

Outsourced IT Solutions Provider

 

14

PGL

Irving

3rd Party Logistics--> Full Supply Chain Management

 

15

Compass Datacenters

Dallas

Data Center Developers

 

16

Riveron Consulting

Dallas

Financial Consulting

 

17

Cornerstone Automation Systems, LLC

Frisco

Intelligent Automated & Sortation, Fulfillment and Shipping Systems

 

18

Urban Oil & Gas Group

Plano

Acquires, Manages, and Optimizes Producing Oil & Gas Properties

 

19

MediGain

Plano

Healthcare Revenue Cycle Management

 

20

Shaddock Homes

Plano

Single Family Homes

 

21

New Century Hospice

Dallas

Community Healthcare and Support Provider for the Terminally Ill

 

22

Dunhill Homes

Dallas

New Homes

 

23

FireHost Inc.

Richardson

Secure Managed Cloud Infrastructure

 

24

Trinity Consultants

Dallas

Environmental Consulting, Software, Staffing and Training for Industrial Companies

 

25

Statewide Remodeling

Dallas

Residential Home Improvements

 

26

UR Holdings, LP

Carrollton

Multifamily Construction Services

 

27

BSI Financial Services

Irving

Loan Servicing, Quality Control, Loss Mitigation, Due Diligence

 

28

HomeVestors of America, Inc.

Dallas

Real Estate Franchise

 

29

iPhotonix, LLC

Richardson

Managed, Orchestrated and Interoperable Fiber Access Technologies

 

30

Oak Mortgage Group

Dallas

Financial Services

 

31

DECA Dental Group

Addison

Dental Services

 

32

AustinCSI

Plano

Management Consulting

 

33

GTN Technical Staffing

Dallas

IT Staffing

 

34

EnTouch Controls

Plano

EnTouch 360th Energy Management Services

 

35

CPSG Partners

Dallas

Cloud Services for Human Capital Management and Financial Management

 

36

Siepe, LLC

Dallas

PaaS and IT Services for Hedge Funds, Mutual Funds, and Family Offices

 

37

Allegro Development

Dallas

Allegro 8 Commodity Management Software

 

38

Optimal Blue

Plano

Cloud Based Provider of Investor Information for Mortgage Industry

 

39

Resolve Tech Solutions

Addison

Full Service SAP Provider

 

40

Loopback Analytics

Dallas

Healthcare SAAS

 

41

Halff Associates, Inc

Richardson

Engineering & Architecture Services

 

42

M&S Technologies

Dallas

Reseller of Network Infrastructure and Internet Security Solutions

 

43

Knightvest

Dallas

Apartment Owner and Manager

 

44

Fischer & Company

Dallas

Corporate Real Estate Services, Technology & Consulting

 

45

Temporary Housing Directory

Plano

Temporary Housing & Hotel Services for People Displaced due to an Insurance Claim or Corporate Relocation

46

Akorbi

Plano

Global Multilingual Business Solutions such as Staffing, Contact Centers, Translations & BPO

 

47

JPM Networks LLC DBA KwikBoost

Dallas

Mobile Device Charging Stations; Convenient Power

 

48

J. Hilburn

Dallas

Direct to Consumer Luxury Menswear Brand

 

49

Improving Enterprises

Addison

Software Development Training & Mentoring

 

50

Compass Professional Health Services

Dallas

Decision Support Technology with Personal Healthcare Consultants

 

51

Coats Homes

Dallas

Custom Home Builder

 

52

Saxony Partners

Dallas

Technology Services Company that builds innovative solutions for the Real Estate, Financial Services and Restaurant/Retail Industry

53

WeBuyHouses.com

Southlake

Help Real Estate Investors Succeed through Marketing, Systems & Software

 

54

ZeOmega

Plano

Population Healthcare Management Software Solution

 

55

Lucernex

Plano

Leading Provider of True Cloud Delivered Integrated Workplace Management System Solutions

 

56

Venus Construction

Mansfield

Underground Utility Contractor

 

57

JW Nutritional LLC

Allen

Manufacturer of Nutritional/Dietary Supplements

 

58

Commercial Fleet Financing

Carrollton

Equipment Financing Company Specializing in Transportation Equipment

 

59

Maestro Personal Assistants

Carrollton

Branded Personal Assistant Services

 

60

Capital Title of Texas, LLC

Plano

Title Insurance and Escrow Services

 

61

MarketScout Corporation

Dallas

Insurance Wholesaler

 

62

Pioneer Wine Company

Dallas

Fine & Boutique Wine & Spirits Distributor

 

63

Tachyon Technologies LLC

Irving

Enterprise Mobility, Analytics, Cloud Solutions, Consulting Services

 

64

Point 2 Point Global Security, Inc.

Addison

Security company protecting major corporations/high profile executives

 

65

TSP (Technology Service Professionals)

Dallas

Information Technology Services

 

66

Southern Botanical, Inc

Dallas

Landscape Installation and Maintenance

 

67

F2OnSite

Plano

Onsite I.T. Services

 

68

Tango Management Consulting

Irving

Real Estate Analytics, Consulting & Software Solutions

 

69

Intelligent Interiors

Addison

Interior Design and Herman Miller Office Furniture Dealer

 

70

Spring Valley Construction Company

Dallas

General Contractor

 

71

Civitas Capital Management

Dallas

Investment Management & Real Estate Development

 

72

Aprima Medical Solutions

Carrollton

Healthcare IT

 

73

CONTI Organization

Addison

Multifamily Real Estate Firm Focused on Value-Added Properties in Texas

 

74

Ming Wang/ Misook

Grapevine

Wholesale Women's Apparel

 

75

WatchGuard Video

Allen

Manufacturer of In-Car Video for Law Enforcement

 

76

Mohr Partners

Dallas

Global Corporate Real Estate Advisory Firm

 

77

Switchplace

Dallas

Temporary Relocation Services

 

78

The BOSS

Dallas

Flooring & Home Improvements

 

79

projekt202

Addison

Experience Strategy and Design Research, Interaction & Visual Design, Application Development, Digital Marketing

80

Pacheco Koch Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Dallas

Civil Engineering, Land Surveying, Landscape Architecture

 

81

Architecting Innovation

Dallas

Software Development Consulting Services

 

82

Baker Brothers Plumbing & Air

Dallas

Plumbing & HVAC

 

83

Vetscience LLC

Dallas

Ultra Premium Pet Food & Treats

 

84

Staff One HR

Dallas

PEO Services, HR outsourcing, Payroll, Tax Administration, HR consulting, HR Compliance, Workers Comp.

85

Tolleson Wealth Management

Dallas

Private Wealth Management and Private Banking

 

86

Geoforce

Coppell

GPS Tracking of Oilfield Equipment

 

87

Ideal Impact, Inc

Grapevine

Energy Conservation

 

88

OpenRoad Lending

North Richland Hills

Auto Finance

 

89

The Fortress Company

Garland

Contract Manufacturing/Distribution of Ornamental Iron

 

90

Blue River Partners, LLC

Dallas

Professional Services/Consulting

 

91

Advice Interactive Group

McKinney

Digital Marketing Agency w/ Proprietary Local Search Technology

 

92

70kft

Dallas

Integrated Design, PR & Digital Marketing Services

 

93

THMED, LLC

Dallas

Permanent and Temporary Physician Staffing Services

 

94

YourCause, LLC

Carrollton

Saas Platform, CSRconnect

 

95

Culture Index Dallas- Fort Worth

Irving

Helping CEO's & Executives Hit Top/Bottom Line Goals Through All People Decisions

 

96

Webyshops

Arlington

Outdoor Gear Retailer with online website and physical showroom in Arlington

 

97

Aerospace Quality Research & Development

Addison

Aerospace Engineering & Manufacturing Services

 

98

Concrete Related Products LLS

Cleburne

Reinforcing Steel Fabricator & Provider of Concrete

 

99

Money Matters with Ken Moraif

Plano

Investment Advisor

 

100

BravoTECH

Dallas

IT Staffing Solutions--Short Term, Project or Direct Hire Basis