In Dallas-Fort Worth alone, middle market companies employ about 1.4 million workers, or nearly 40 percent of the region’s workforce. On a national level, this same classification of company accounts for a third of the country’s GDP with around 48 million employees under its umbrella.
The Dallas Business Journal asked the Middle Market 50 honorees what’s fueling their record-setting growth. Here’s what they had to say.
(DALLAS) June 28, 2016 – TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, has been ranked 48th on the The Dallas Business Journal’s 2016 Middle Market 50 list. This ranking represents the first time TSP has been honored as part of the Middle Market 50.
Each year, The Dallas Business Journal sets out to identify the fastest-growing middle market companies in North Texas. Known as the Middle Market 50, this list includes both public and private companies with annual revenue between $25 million and $750 million and is ranked on a weighted growth index from years 2013 to 2015.
“This achievement speaks volumes about our company’s dedication to growing with our customers and our talented people. Our #TSProckstars consistently provide above-and-beyond service to our customers with integrity. My co-founder Rick and I believe that has created our organic growth. This honor is for our employees.” said Frank Gonzalez, co-founder and CEO of TSP.
“This is a proud moment for me and Frank. We look forward to continuing to scale with current customers, while also identifying the next crop of TSP customers,” said Rick Skaggs, co-founder and president of emerging business, mergers and acquisitions of TSP.
The official rankings were announced on Thursday June 23, during a special event at the Ritz-Carlton in Dallas.
TSP is a privately held information technology services company founded in 2002 by Rick Skaggs and Frank Gonzalez. The business provides top-tier services in enterprise solutions, shared solutions, and industrial automation. The Certified Minority Owned Business has more than 600 employees, and its service area includes more than 35 U.S. states as well as Canada. The company’s client portfolio includes Texas Instruments, International Paper, Hewlett-Packard, Goodyear, Georgia-Pacific, Dell, Raytheon, 3M, Hitachi, NetApp, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Neiman Marcus. To learn more, visit http://mytsp.net.
When there are multiple people in the hiring and interviewing process, opinions can vary on who the best candidate is and why. The first thing is to take the emotion out of it, says Chris Skaggs, Sr. Director, Talent & Brand Management at TSP (Technology Service Professionals).
(DALLAS) June 7, 2016 – TSP (Technology Service Professionals), a privately held IT services company, is proud to announce that co-founders Frank Gonzalez and Rick Skaggs were recently named as finalists for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2016 Southwest Award.
“Rick and I started TSP together almost 15 years ago and are so proud of the company we built together,” said Frank Gonzalez, CEO and co-founder, TSP. “We feel blessed to have grown from just the two of us to over 600 employees by providing top quality IT services for our customers – and doing it with integrity.”
The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Gonzalez and Skaggs were selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges after undergoing a written application and in-person interview.
“We’re so honored to be in the running for EY Entrepreneur Of The Year, a prestigious award,” said Rick Skaggs, co-founder and president of emerging business, mergers and acquisitions at TSP. “This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of our careers – it feels great to be recognized for our hard work.”
Now in its 30th year, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries throughout the world. Regional award winners will be announced at a special gala event on Saturday, June 25, at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas.
If named regional award winners, Gonzalez and Skaggs are then eligible for consideration for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® national program.
About EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® Program
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. The unique award makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global award of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries.
TSP is a privately held information technology services company founded in 2002 by Rick Skaggs and Frank Gonzalez. The business provides top-tier services in enterprise solutions, shared solutions, and industrial automation. The Certified Minority Owned Business has more than 600 employees, and its service area includes more than 35 U.S. states as well as Canada. The company’s client portfolio includes Texas Instruments, International Paper, Hewlett-Packard, Goodyear, Georgia-Pacific, Dell, Raytheon, 3M, Hitachi, NetApp, Lockheed Martin, IBM, and Neiman Marcus. To learn more, visit https://mytsp.net.
At TSP, we are dedicated to giving back to the community – in fact, it’s part of our company vision. We are also dedicated to our employees, and one way we show that dedication is through participating in philanthropic initiatives that are close to their hearts. While many companies have one charitable partner set in stone, we’re all about variety and love when our employees bring ideas for TSP sponsorships and charitable events. In fact, we once even sponsored an employee’s daughter’s goat at her Future Farmers of America event! In the spirit of variety and listening closely to our employees, here are a few charity efforts TSP has been part of recently.
One of our #TSProckstars, Chuck Chick from South Carolina, recently asked if we would get involved with a shooting tournament, Klays for Kids, which is a fundraising event sponsored by “Log-A-Load for Kids” and the South Carolina Forestry Association. Chuck participated along with three of his TSP customers – also showing TSP’s strong customer relationships. TSP sponsored their team at the gold level rate of $1,000. This event was held at Backwoods Quail Club on May 7th.
In April, some of our employees participated in the March of Dimes March for Babies fundraising event at White Rock Lake in Dallas, TX. The March of Dimes works to end premature birth and other problems that threaten our babies. The organization helps provide research on the reasons why babies are born too soon or very sick and includes babies who are in the intensive care unit or suffer from premature birth health issues.
Another foundation TSP sponsored is Leighton’s Gift, a charity with a mission to turn a tragedy into something positive. Several employees volunteered their time, and even rode motorcycles with some customers in the foundation’s annual fundraiser, Leighton’s Ride. This year’s collected funds totaled more than $22,500 and that money will be used to install web cameras into the NICU at Texas Health Plano. These cameras help families stay connected to their child even when they can’t physically be present.
TSP also recently sponsored North Texas Christian Academy’s Chicken Chow Down & Auction event at the $2,000 platinum sponsorship level. The event was held on April 30th and was a night of family fun, full of entertainment and fundraising.
On May 14, some #TSProckstars had fun outdoors, participating in the Annual Cornerstone Golf Tournament, which is a fundraiser to help support the Cornerstone Church in Plano, TX. At the request of an employee, TSP sponsored two foursome teams and a par three hole-in-one contest.
Another charity effort TSP will contribute to via a direct employee request is the 9th Annual Kansas City Vision Walk for the Foundation Fighting Blindness, which will take place on June 18th. TSP has contributed to this cause for the second year in a row in support of an employee’s daughter who is blind.
Last but not least, TSP held a Texas Hold ‘Em tournament, with proceeds benefitting the Special Olympics. This tournament kicked off TSP’s participation in the 2016 Corporate Challenge, an Olympic style competition involving as many as 25 athletic and non-athletic events, in which employees of various local companies compete. Players on the final table included: Robert Schlotterbeck, Andy Hodo, Celita Ewing, Marcello Tamburrino and Chris Shabram. These individuals will represent team #TSProckstars at the corporate challenge this fall.
Stay tuned for more philanthropy updates as we continue to give back to the community, and remember that we’re always up for suggestions!