SMU Cox Caruth Institute of Entrepreneurship Releases Alphabetical Dallas 100 List

CEOs of the 100 fastest-growing privately held companies in the Dallas region joined the SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship for the kickoff of its annual celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit on Thursday. 

Now the countdown begins for the institute's Nov. 2 reveal of which one is THE fastest-growing privately held company in Dallas-Fort Worth. Here are the contenders.

The SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship released the coveted Dallas 100 list. Now the countdown begins for the announcement on Nov. 2 to reveal which one is the fastest-growing privately held company in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Released alphabetically, the institute said that the rank order of the 100 companies will be announced at the annual Dallas 100 Awards Gala, which will be on Nov. 2 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. To qualify for the competition, these companies must have revenue earnings of $500,000 to $100 million.

The annual celebration of entrepreneurship was kicked off Thursday night by the institute with a networking reception at the Cox School of Business Collins Executive Center on the SMU campus. 

The Caruth Institute annually honors the Dallas area’s 100 fastest-growing privately held businesses. Thursday’s event was a pre-gala, invitation-only networking opportunity, especially for this year’s Dallas 100 company founders, the institute said in a statement.

“None of these companies would have made it into the Dallas 100 without the determination, dedication, and commitment they maintained—through the pandemic no less—to take their companies to the next level,” Simon Mak, executive director of the Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship, said in a statement. “This Dallas 100 pre-gala CEO Reception and our Awards Gala on Nov. 2 offer these entrepreneurs the opportunity to celebrate their own hard work and take inspiration from their fellow entrepreneurs.”

From left: Andy Webster, Regional VP, AppleOne/ActOne Group, sponsor of the Dallas 100 CEO Reception; Keynote speaker John Merris, Solo Brands CEO; Shelby Benton, Vice President, Dallas Business Journal, Dallas 100 co-sponsor; Simon Mak, Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship Executive Director. [Photo: SMU]

Solo Brands CEO: ‘It’s not always pretty … nobody sees what it takes to win in life and in business’

At Thursday’s reception, keynote speaker and Dallas entrepreneur John Merris, the CEO of Solo Brands (NYSE: DTC), offered up advice for the honorees.

Solo Brands, which was ranked No. 41 on the Dallas 100 list in 2019 and No.5 in 2021, grew from 25 employees and $10 million in revenue in 2018 to $482 million in revenue last year. The company went public on Oct. 28, 2021.

“That kind of growth came with a lot of growing pains,” Merris said told attendees. “It’s not always pretty … nobody sees what it takes to win in life and in business, but you all have done that during an unprecedented, difficult time,” he said. “Congratulations to all of you on your successes.”

Rankings will be revealed at the Dallas 100 Awards Gala

The institute said that at the Dallas 100 Awards Gala in November, the rank order announcement of each company, beginning with No. 100, will culminate with the announcement of this year’s No. 1 fastest-growing privately held Dallas area company.

The Dallas 100 gauges the privately held companies in Dallas and surrounding cities based on three years of continuous revenue growth.

The Caruth Institute said that it worked with the accounting firm FORVIS, LLP to examine sales from hundreds of companies for 2019 to 2021, the last year for which complete data is available.

Winners represent Dallas and 16 surrounding cities, the institute said. This year’s Dallas 100 program sponsors, in alphabetical order, are: The ActOne Group; FORVIS LLP; Bluecrest Financial Alliances; Dallas Business Journal; Executive Press; JLL; KRLD NewsRadio 1080; MarketScale; Texas Capital Bank; Thompson Coburn LLP; and USI.

The 2022 Dallas 100 list

Here’s the alphabetical list of the 2022 Dallas 100 winning companies and their home cities.

Accelerate, Plano

Advantis Medical Staffing, Dallas

AIM Recycling, Dallas

Aligned, Plano

Alwood, Richardson

AM RE Syndicate Inc., Dallas

AmeriPac, Inc., Grapevine

Anders Group, LLC, Irving

Apex Dental Partners, Dallas

Appspace, Dallas

AspireHR, Dallas

BBG, Dallas

Billboard Source Inc., Dallas

Blue Hammer Roofing, Irving

Blueprint to Practice, Celina

Bython Media, Frisco

Cariloop, Richardson

Cherry Coatings, Carrollton

Chorbie, Frisco

Citra Urgent Care, Dallas

CityVet Inc., Dallas

Cloudmellow, Frisco

CommunityMed Urgent Care Systems LLC, Plano

Critical Start, Plano

Dent Mavericks, Dallas

Dialexa, Dallas

Direct Orthopedic Care, Addison

Dynamic SLR, Richardson

Elevate Windows and Doors, Grand Prairie

Embark, Dallas

Exposed Flooring Design Group

Eyeful Media, Dallas

First Place Foods LLC, Garland

Focus Staff, Dallas

Fortress Building Products, Garland

Glorious LLC, Dallas

Hazel’s Expedited Freight, Carrollton

HealthMark Group, Dallas

Ideal Impact Inc, Grapevine

iiPay, Dallas

Ironside Human Resources, Dallas

Legacy ER & Urgent Care, Plano

Limetree, Dallas

Linear Roofing and General Contractors LLC, Addison

LiquidAgents Healthcare, Plano

Lone Star Analysis, Addison

MangoChango, Dallas

Maple Distributing, Irving

MapRight LCC, Dallas

McCathern, Shokouhi, Evans, Grinke, Dallas

Med Couture, Farmers Branch

Mstone & Tile, Dallas

Newline Interactive, Allen

NGV Global Group, Dallas

o9 Solutions Inc., Dallas

Octed LLC DBA, Dallas

Online Rewards, Richardson

pawTree LLC, Southlake

Pella Windows and Doors DFW, Grapevine


Precision Appliance Leasing LLC, Farmers Branch

Premier LogiTech LLC, Coppell

Publishing Concepts LP, Dallas

PureWine Inc., Southlake

Qentelli LLC, Dallas

Ready Construction Services LLC, Dallas

Red River Logistics LLC, Haltom City

Repairify Inc., Plano

Rogers Healy and Associates, Dallas

Rudick Construction Group, Dallas

Scout & Cellar, Farmers Branch

Sentinel Peak Capital Partners, Dallas

SignaPay, Irving

SIO Logistics, Southlake

Sirius Building Company, Addison


SMC Squared LLC, Plano

Sol-Ark, Plano

Summit Endeavors LLC, Addison

Sunnyland, Dallas

SupportNinja, Dallas

Synaptic Pediatric Therapies, Richardson

SYNERGEN Health LLC, Dallas

Take Command, Dallas

Taylor Counseling Group, Dallas

Tolleson Wealth Management, Dallas

Town Square Mortgage & Investments LLC, Dallas

TreeNewal Certified Arborist, Argyle

United Protective Services, Dallas

Utility Concierge, Farmers Branch

Valor Healthcare Inc., Dallas

Vandelay Hospitality Group, Dallas

Veryable Inc., Dallas

Vista Bank, Dallas

Warrior Logistics Inc., Coppell

Wheeler Staffing Partners, Plano

WRA Architects, Dallas

Zalat Pizza, Dallas

Zeal IT Consultants, Dallas

Zimperium, Dallas

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