2020 Dallas 100 Award Ceremony

Clavis Capital Partners, a private investment firm with deep experience investing in, operating and growing U.S.-based industrial businesses, is the fastest-growing entrepreneurial company in the Dallas area, according to the SMU Cox School of Business’s Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship. The Institute’s annual Dallas 100, a celebration of the fastest-growing, privately-held businesses in the Dallas area, revealed the area’s top entrepreneurial companies in rank order from 100 to one in a virtual ceremony Thursday, Feb. 18. The event marks the Caruth Institute’s 30th Dallas 100 awards ceremony. It was live-streamed this year because of COVID-19. The online presentation was facilitated by business-to-business media provider MarketScale, one of this year’s Dallas 100 honorees.

The Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship ranks the area’s top 100 entrepreneurial companies based on percentage growth and absolute dollar growth over the previous three years, emphasizing their economic contributions to the Dallas area economy. In this year’s Dallas 100 ranking calculation, Clavis Capital Partners exceeded 1,000% growth over the last 3 years, well beyond the collective average growth of this year’s 100 companies, which totaled average growth of 106%. This year’s Dallas 100 companies basically doubled sales from 2017 to 2019, according to the Caruth Institute’s calculations. Factoring all 100 companies together, this year’s 100 companies generated over $6 billion in revenue over the past three years.

“Moreover, this year’s 100 companies created almost 6,000 jobs between them—about 600 jobs per company,” said Simon Mak, executive director of the Caruth Institute of Entrepreneurship. “Quite simply, these entrepreneurial companies are growth engines for DFW, creating thousands of jobs and pumping hundreds of millions of dollars into our economy year after year. That’s exactly why we started this annual event 30 years ago: to call attention to the critical impact the entrepreneurial spirit makes on the Dallas economy.”

The Caruth Institute, working with the accounting firm BKD, LLP examined sales from hundreds of companies for 2017 to 2019, the last year for which complete data is available. The winners represent Dallas and 14 surrounding cities. This year’s Dallas 100 program sponsors, in alphabetical order, are: BKD, LLP; Cushman & Wakefield; Dallas Business Journal; Executive Press; KRLD 1080 News Radio; Mass Mutual DFW; and Texas Capital Bank.

The Caruth Institute is planning to resume holding a traditional event to honor its 2021 Dallas 100 winners in November 2021, assuming COVID-19 protocols allow for a large-scale in-person gathering.

The top 10 fastest-growing DFW companies in 2020 were given special recognition at the event: No.1) Clavis Capital Partners, an investment firm that focuses on manufacturers of industrial products; No.2) Scout & Cellar, a direct-to-consumer producer of wine-based beverages; No.3) Provident General Contractors, a project management firm specializing in multifamily and commercial construction; No.4) Tek Leaders Inc, business intelligence solutions provider; No.5) The Crowther Group, general contractor in retail, healthcare and education; No.6) Cloud Ingenuity, providers of multi-cloud, cyber security network modernization; No.7) Lurin, real estate firm in the manufacturing sector; No.8) Compass Datacenters, providers of custom, move-in ready data centers; No.9) GridLiance, independent electricity transmission; and No.10) Improving, software development, technology management consulting and training services.

A complete list of all SMU Cox Dallas 100 companies for 2020, listed from one to 100, follows:

Rank Company Name City
1 Clavis Capital Partners Dallas
2 Scout & Cellar Farmers Branch
3 Provident General Contractors Dallas
4 Tek Leaders Inc Plano
5 The Crowther Group Dallas
6 Cloud Ingenuity Carrollton
7 Lurin Dallas
8 Compass Datacenters Dallas
9 GridLiance Irving
10 Improving Plano
11 CONTI Organization Dallas
12 o9 Solutions, Inc. Dallas
13 Critical Start Plano
14 PICKUP Now, Inc. Plano
15 Newline Interactive Plano
16 TrendHR Rockwall
17 Imaginuity Dallas
18 OTR: On The Rocks Premium Cocktails Dallas
19 Allata Dallas
20 Highlands Residential Mortgage Dallas
21 CallBox Storage LLC. Dallas
22 Dialexa Dallas
23 Qentelli Solutions Dallas
24 Online Rewards Richardson
25 Pediatric Home Healthcare Dallas
26 TBX Plano
27 Apex Dental Partners Dallas
28 Vista Bank Dallas
29 Zimperium, Inc. Dallas
30 BBG Dallas
31 CommunityMed Urgent Care Systems LLC Addison
32 Sealink International Inc Plano
33 BravoTECH Dallas
34 5 Irving
35 HomeVestors of America, Inc. Dallas
36 Service Fusion Irving
37 iiPay Dallas
38 PROLIM Global Corporation Plano
39 ResMan LLC Plano
40 Techstar Consulting Inc Irving
41 Akorbi Plano
42 Golden Tree Restaurants LLC Richardson
43 Geoforce Plano
44 Publishing Concepts, LP Dallas
45 REV Robotics Carrollton
46 Vesuvius Holdings, LLC Frisco
47 Pharmaceutical Strategies Group (PSG) Plano
48 Platt Cheema Richmond, PLLC Dallas
49 Asset Panda Frisco
50 ParkHub Dallas
51 JP and Associates Realtors Frisco
52 Wildcat Lending Plano
53 Pursuit Sales Solutions Dallas
54 Anserteam Workforce Alliance Dallas
55 Universal Display & Fixtures Company Lewisville
56 Utility Concierge Dallas
57 Legacy ER & Urgent Care Plano
59 Nepris, Inc Frisco
60 Emler Swim School Dallas
61 Catalyst Health Plano
62 Vinli, Inc Dallas
63 Agency Partner Interactive Addison
64 HealthMark Group Dallas
65 M&H Property Tax Consultants, LLC Dallas
66 TechGenies LLC Richardson
67 PureWine Inc. Grapevine
68 Elevate Brand Marketing Dallas
69 Sendero Dallas
70 STRAIT Dallas
71 MarketScale Dallas
72 INK+ORO Dallas
73 Home Tax Solutions Dallas
74 Earthworks, Inc Lillian
75 Elite Fulfillment Solutions Dallas
76 Mr. Electric of Dallas Dallas
77 Tolleson Wealth Management Dallas
78 TRIPBAM, Inc. Dallas
79 ProVision Brokerage, LLC Dallas
80 The Pet Loss Center Irving
81 Anders Group Irving
82 Seven Tablets, Inc. Addison
83 Altruas Dallas
84 GuideIT Dallas
85 Robokind Dallas
86 MedCore Partners, LLC Dallas
87 Velo ITG Holdings, LLC Dallas
88 Aerospace Quality Research & Development Addison
89 Lone Star Analysis Addison
90 ISHIR Plano
91 Spotio, Inc. Dallas
92 Sunwest Communications, Inc. Dallas
93 MMC Group, LP Irving
94 Nextgen Innovation Labs LLC Frisco
95 Smart Business Concepts Dallas
96 Appspace Dallas
97 Emergicon LLC Dallas
98 Signature Automation, LLC Addison
99 Lifeblue Plano
100 interRel Consulting Partners, LTD. Arlington

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