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

Dallas (SMU) Nov. 4, 2015 – Online precious metalsretailer 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 Entrepreneurshipat 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 growthover 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 DallasBusiness 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