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ABOUT THE COUGAR 100

The University of Houston, in collaboration with the UH Alumni Association, extends a warm invitation to exceptional businesses owned and operated by Cougars to join our esteemed community of excellence, known as the Cougar 100! Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Cougar 100 has proudly embraced over 200 companies since its inception. Businesses featured on this list are assessed based on their compound annual growth rate in sales or revenue over a three-year period, provided their gross revenues exceed $250,000 and they have been in operation for at least five years.

Membership in the Cougar 100 automatically grants access to the Cougar Business Network, a platform designed to showcase Cougar-owned enterprises and facilitate networking among business owners. PKF Texas, based in Houston, serves as the independent accounting firm responsible for tabulating the results. Their expertise mirrors that of other prestigious award programs, such as the FASTech 50 in Houston. As a Cougar business owner or operator, participation in this program is highly recommended for its numerous benefits and opportunities for growth.

The University of Houston Alumni Association has received the nominations for 10th Annual Cougar 100. The Cougar 100 recognizes Cougar-owned or Cougar-operated businesses. We thank those companies who submitted their nomination forms.

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10th Annual Cougar 100 Ceremony and Reception

University of Houston 10th Annual Cougar 100: Countdown

 

Join us as we unveil the top Cougar-owned and operated businesses in the UH 10th Annual Cougar 100 Ceremony.

University of Houston 10th Annual Cougar 100: Opening Ceremonies and Fireside Chat

 

Join us as we open the 10th Annual Cougar 100 Ceremony where we honor the fastest growing Cougar-owned and operated businesses.

Top 10 Awardees 2024

2024 Top 10 Awardees

 

  1. S&B Builds
  2. Scott Young Distribution
  3. Brass Tacks
  4. Altar Group, PLLC
  5. Rock Paper Scissors LLC dba (Aft3r After School Program)
  6. Supreme Jewelers
  7. Houston Tents & Events LLC
  8. Clear Path Home Care
  9. Hogue Landscape Services, LLC
  10. MasterWord Service, Inc
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10TH Annual Cougar 100 Honorees

1 – S&B Builds 2 – Scott Young Distribution 3 – Brass Tacks
4 – Altar Group, PLLC 5 – Rock Paper Scissors LLC dba (Aft3r After School Program) 6 – Supreme Jewelers
7 – Houston Tents & Events LLC 8 – Clear Path Home Care 9 – Hogue Landscape Services, LLC
10 – MasterWord Service, Inc 11 – Goree Architects, Inc 12 – ICON Information Consultants, LP
13 – Aria Signs 14 – Bloom Fitness Corp 15 – Partners
16 – Dream Decors 17 – SMG Industries Inc 18 – Zazzy Box, LLC
19 – Hydra Offshore Construction Inc 20 – Gulf Coast Flee Towing 21 – ADVUE Consulting LLC
22 – Olivier, Inc 23 – C&B Interests 24 – SPD Construction LLC
25 – Control Points 26 – Oberoi Holdings 27 – Evergreen Healthcare Services, Inc
28 – Bullpen Marketing 29 – Caliber Solutions LLC 30 – Flash Data, LLC
31 – Triad Construction, Inc 32 – Third Coast Bancshares, Inc. and Third Coast Bank SSB 33 – Olympus Stylings, LLC
34 – H4 Architects and Engineers, LLC 35 – Clark Firm PLLC 36 – Procurement Equipment LLC
37 – Big Oak Tree Media 38 – J&K CPA, LC 39 – Riverway Title Group, LLC
40 – Tanglewood Legacy Advisors 41 – RSF Wealth Management 42 – Chastang Enterprises
43 – Cougar USA 44 – Jeffrey McClellan, CPA PLLC 45 – Air Innovations, LLC
46 – REIS Associates, LLC 47 – QualTech Automotive 48 – Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC
49 – AMA Behavioral Therapy 50 – Marcos AC 51 – Camden
52 – Acord Plus Insurance Agency, LLC 53 – Goodman Financial Corporation 54 – Classy Art, LLC
55 – SMC Landscape Services 56 – Dooh Media Group, LLC dba Houston Dynamic Displays 57 – Mosquito Joe of West Houston
58 – Sandcastle Homes, Inc. 59 – Hawkeye Clinic of Sergeant Bluff PC 60 – Carlos J. Jimenez
61 – Harmony Public Schools 62 – Hanszen Laporte 63 – Ham, Lamgston & Brezina, LLP
64 – Geotech Engineering and Testing 65 – Abbasi Insurance Group 66 – Gee Eye Care
67 – Revenew International LLC 68 – LINQ Research LLC 69 – Birmingham Mountain Radio
70 – SharpEcho LLC 71 – Joslin Construction Texas, LLC 72 – Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C
73 – Be A Champion 74 – The Oasis Treatment Center 75 – Stone Creek Psychotherapy & Wellness
76 – Texas Eco Pavers 77 – Willi Law Firm, P.C. 78 – Top Spot Internal Marketing
79 – Element Architects, LLC 80 – Alco USA 81 – BCS Prosoft LLC
82 – DaSilva Property Group, LLC 83 – P&W Architects, LLP dba PhiloWilke Partnership 84 – Nelson & Co., LLC
85 – The Reserves Network, Inc. dba ExecuTeam & Team1Medical
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86 – Indi Construction Partners
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Cougar 100 FAQs and Resources

What is the Cougar 100?

The Cougar 100 is our way of recognizing and celebrating the 100 most successful Cougar-owned or led companies. Companies on the Cougar 100 are ranked by percentage of compound annual growth in sales or revenue for their last three fiscal years.

What is the benefit of the Cougar 100?

The Cougar 100 is the best way to recognize Cougar-owned or led companies. These prestigious companies are recognized at the annual luncheon awards, included in the Cougar 100 Business Directory, promoted in alumni magazine, highlighted in monthly newsletters and featured in social post throughout the year.

What is the Cougar 100 timeline and submission process?

The Cougar 100 luncheon is held in the Spring each year. Financial records for your last three complete fiscal years that end on or before June 30th of each year will be used to rank revenue.

If your fiscal year ends on December 31st, you will use your 2020, 2021 and 2022 years.

If your fiscal year ends after June 30th, 2023, you will use your 2020, 2021 and 2022 years.

If your fiscal year ends on or before June 30th, 2023, you will use your 2020, 2021 and 2022 years.

The nomination window opens during the month of September each year and remains open until October 30th. All required financial documents must be received by our accounting firm no later than November 30th each year. These documents should be emailed to:

Deanna Miller
Administrative Assistant, Audit|PKF Texas – CPAs & Approachable Advisors™
5847 San Felipe, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77057
dmiller@pkftexas.com
D: 713.860.1424 | O: 713.860.1400

Electronic invitations for honorees and other welcome attendees will be sent in late December.

Will there be other opportunities for the cougar 100 to be involved with UH?

The Cougar 100 members will automatically be included in the Cougar Business Network. The Cougar Business Network will showcase Cougar-owned businesses, connect them with alumni and fellow business owners and supports our mantra “Cougars doing business with Cougars”. Additionally, all those who submit will have the opportunity to take part in the UH Corporate Partner program.

How do I calculate "Growth Rate?"

To calculate revenue growth as a percentage, you subtract the previous fiscal year’s revenue from the current fiscal year’s revenue, then divide that number by the previous year’s revenue. So, if you earned $1 million in revenue last year and $2 million this year, then your growth is 100 percent.

What does it mean to be cougar-owned or led by cougars?

For the reporting periods the company must have been owned OR led by a Cougar or group of Cougars.

  • Cougar-owned means 50% or more owned by a Cougar or group of Cougars.
  • Cougar-led means a Cougar as President, Managing Partner or Chairman, or other “C” or “V”-Level designation (CEO, CFO, CRO or Vice President).
  • Cougar founded and founder still involved at senior level if not President or CEO.

The company must meet one of these criteria. It does not have to meet all three.

What if my business is not in the top 100?

All alumni who submit their business for the Cougar 100 will be included in the forthcoming Cougar Business Network and have the opportunity to take part in mentoring programs, career fairs and potentially take part in the UH Corporate Partner program.

How do i know if my company qualifies for the cougar 100?

If you qualify under the definition of “Cougar-owned or led” (see above) and your company’s gross revenue or sales is above $250,000 for the reporting year and has been in business for 5 years or more, you qualify for the Cougar 100.

What is "Revenue?"

Net revenue is meant to be net sales, or sales less returns. For a professional services business it would be gross revenues less any write-downs or discounts. Three year financial records for your last three fiscal years that end on or before June 30th of each year will be used to show revenue. Those financials are due to PFK by November 30th.

The application form says "verifiable" revenue. How do you verify revenue?

We need a way of verifying the company’s revenue levels. Some of the ways in which revenues can be verified include:

  • Copy of audited, reviewed or compiled financial statements
  • Copy of page 1 of tax return (You can block out other financial data on page 1 if you wish.)
  • Certified letter from external accountant attesting to revenue level
  • Three-year financial records for your last three fiscal years that end on or before Nov. 1 of each year to show revenue

These documents, along with the Company Performance Document should be emailed or faxed to:

Deanna Miller
Administrative Assistant, Audit
PKF Texas – CPAs & Approachable Advisors™
5847 San Felipe, Suite 2600
Houston, TX 77057
dmiller@pkftexas.com
D: 713.860.1424 | O: 713.860.1400

Please note: The Company Performance Document must be completed and sent with the supporting financial documents.

If you have issues/concerns about any of these, feel free to contact PKF directly, and they will work with you.

How can i be assured of confidentiality?

The financial information you provide during the application process is sent directly to an independent accounting firm that tabulates the results. They will only report the results to UHAA. The University will not see the revenue levels reported, and they will not be made available to the press or any other groups. The accounting firm is PKF Texas in Houston. They provide similar services to award programs such as the FASTech 50, Fast 100 and other ranking lists in Houston.

how can i verify if my submission went through?

You will receive a confirmation email immediately after submitting. If you do not receive an email, please email alumni@uh.edu.

when will the cougar 100 be announced?

The Cougar 100 will be announced to the public after the luncheon in the Spring. The list will also appear on the UHAA website and various other alumni communication outlets. The ranked list will also be prominently featured on a main concourse column in TDECU Stadium.

For additional questions, please contact alumni@uh.edu.

Cougar 100 Business Directory

10th Annual Cougar 100 Honorees

RANKING COMPANY NAME
1 S&B Builds
2 Scott Young Distribution
3 Brass Tacks
4 Altar Group, PLLC
5 Rock Paper Scissors LLC dba (Aft3r After School Program)
6 Supreme Jewelers
7 Houston Tents & Events LLC
8 Clear Path Home Care
9 Hogue Landscape Services, LLC
10 MasterWord Service, Inc.
11 Goree Architects, Inc.
12 ICON Information Consultants, LP
13 Aria Signs
14 Bloom Fitness Corp
15 Partners
16 Dream Decors
17 SMG Industries Inc.
18 Zazzy Box, LLC
19 Hyrdra Offshore Construction Inc.
20 Gulf Coast Fleet Towing
21 ADVUE Consulting LLC
22 Olivier, Inc.
23 C&B Interests
24 SPD Construction LLC
25 Control Points
26 Oberoi Holdings
27 Evergreen Healthcare Services, Inc.
28 Bullpen Marketing
29 Caliber Solutions LLC
30 Flash Data, LLC
31 Triad Construction, Inc.
32 Third Coast Bancshares, Inc. and Third Coast Bank SSB
33 Olympus Stylings, LLC
34 H4 Architects and Engineers, LLC
35 Clark Firm PLLC
36 Procurement Equipment LLC
37 Big Oak Tree Media
38 J&K CPA, LC
39 Riverway Title Group, LLC
40 Tanglewood Legacy Advisors
41 RSF Wealth Management
42 Chastang Enterprises
43 Cougar USA
44 Jeffrey McClellan, CPA PLLC
45 Air Innovations, LLC
46 REIS Associates, LLC
47 QualTech Automotive
48 Trinity Legacy Partners, LLC
49 AMA Behavioral Therapy
50 Marcos AC
51 Camden
52 Acord Plus Insurance Agency, LLC
53 Goodman Financial Corporation
54 Classy Art, LLC
55 SMC Landscape Services
56 Dooh Media Group, LLC dba Houston Dynamic Displays
57 Mosquito Joe of West Houston
58 Sandcastle Homes, Inc.
59 Hawkeye Clinic of Sergeant Bluff PC
60 Carlos J. Jimenez
61 Harmony Public Schools
62 Hanszen Laporte
63 Ham, Lamgston & Brezina, LLP
64 Geotech Engineering and Testing
65 Abbasi Insurance Group
66 Gee Eye Care
67 Revenew International LLC
68 LINQ Research LLC
69 Birmingham Mountain Radio
70 SharpEcho LLC
71 Joslin Construction Texas, LLC
72 Weycer, Kaplan, Pulaski & Zuber, P.C
73 Be A Champion
74 The Oasis Treatment Center
75 Stone Creek Psychotherapy & Wellness
76 Texas Eco Pavers
77 Willi Law Firm, P.C.
78 Top Spot Internal Marketing
79 Element Architects, LLC
80 Alco USA
81 BCS Prosoft LLC
82 DaSilva Property Group, LLC
83 P&W Architects, LLP dba PhiloWilke Partnership
84 Nelson & Co., LLC
85 The Reserves Network, Inc. dba ExecuTeam & Team1Medical Staffing
86 Indi Construction Partners

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