On Tuesday, November 26 at Omni Dallas Hotel, SMU Cox School of Business Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship presented the 26th Annual Dallas 100™ Awards. Highlands Residential Mortgage landed in the 11th spot on the SMU Cox Dallas™ 100, but also we’re the only mortgage company on the list!
Every year for 26 years, the Caruth Institute and its sponsors have ranked and recognized the top fastest growing private companies in North Texas. Qualifying for the Dallas 100™ requires a company have headquarters in the Dallas area and be an independent, privately held corporation, proprietorship or partnership.
Selected companies cannot be subsidiaries or divisions of a parent company. They showed three-year growth from 2013 to 2015 and have sales between $500k and $75 million in fiscal year 2013. Companies must also have a credit report and character that meets the satisfaction of the Dallas100™.
“It was such an honor to even make the top 100 when considering Dallas is one of the largest areas in the country for thousands of privately owned companies and to finish as high as we did on the list…..well, that was just icing on the cake,” added Highlands President Brian Bennett. “I am so proud of our team and what we have accomplished together over the last several years! We continue to make big waves in the industry which is all made possible by our dedicated employees. I look forward to many more great moments in the future as we continue to provide outstanding service to our home buying communities across the country!”
In addition to paying tribute to the top fastest growing companies in the area, the purpose of the awards is to honor the winning companies’ ingenuity, commitment and perseverance. The Caruth Institute reports that this year’s winners together generated $3.7 billion in sales in 2015.
For the past two years, the winners have grown at an average annual growth rate of 96 percent per year. Furthermore, they’ve collectively created 10,000 jobs in those two years to spur Dallas’ economic growth making it a dynamic place to do business.