On April 29th, UTA’s College of Business held an awards dinner at Live By Loews to celebrate 100 of the fastest growing UTA alumni-owned businesses in 2022. The list of the 2022 MAVS 100 has finally been released and we are so excited to see several of our members make the list! We love to see all of our members grow and succeed, but knowing that some of Arlington’s home grown entrepreneurs have stayed in Arlington to continue giving back and continuing to help our economy thrive, is amazing!
“The MAVS 100 is a celebration of the entrepreneurial spirit that exists at UTA and that resides in our many alumni,” said Harry Dombroski, dean of the College of Business. “It’s an opportunity for us to recognize these individuals, their accomplishments and their contributions to the community.”
Here are all of the amazing member businesses that were recognized at this year’s MAVS 100 dinner:
Urban Tree Merchants was recognized as the #1 fastest growing UTA Alumi-owned business of 2022! From working on their masterpieces in their backyard to having their own workshop with a store front, Urban Tree Merchants has blossomed very quickly over the past few years and has shown so much passion for their business. Congratulations to Kelly and Caleb, it is a well-deserved award!
Urban Tree Merchants is a custom woodworking company owned by Caleb & Kelly Geer. They design and build wood furniture and wood decor items such as tables, shelves, mantels, benches, cutting / serving boards, lazy Susan’s, cake stands, cross section / wood circle centerpieces, and more. As a Tree to Table company, they walk with you through every stage of the design process from milling the log you select to installing your custom piece.
UTM works with local tree care companies to give the trees removed from our community a second life in a home or business instead of ending up in a landfill. Their services include milling, surfacing, CAD design, welding, finishing, and installation. They can produce everything from unfinished slabs to epoxy/resin river tables.
A+ Academy Driving School provides a comprehensive driver education in Arlington and Grand Prairie. They focus on high-quality classroom, online, and behind-the-wheel instruction by using risk-reduction and collision-free driving strategies. You can take your DPS road tests, utilize their driving simulator, and take teen/adult driving courses.
Nic and Jordan met while attending The University of Texas at Arlington. It was in school where they first learned they made a good team. They have since relied on one another to foster successful careers and invaluable experiences within the Architecture, Design and Construction industry. Their collaborative efforts and vision lead to the formation of High Architecture in the Summer of 2020, with a singular goal of developing and delivering high quality Architectural services. They believe in making the right decisions, even when it is the hardest one – right is right.
mma is a technology-focused design firm providing reliable civil engineering, survey, landscape architecture, and planning services to clients across North Texas. mma is there for you when you are on a tight schedule, if you need a team with updated technology, you like staying informed, and/or you’ve got a lot riding on the project.
Imagine finding a CPA firm that can serve your business and personal accounting and advisory needs, while always conscious of what it takes to earn and sustain your comfort and trust. With core values of a passion for developing relationships, a commitment to excellence, honesty & integrity, and respect & accountability, you know you are in the right hands with PSK, LLP.
As they grow, they will preserve their culture which includes encouraging work/life balance, maintaining a family like and small firm feeling, promote teamwork and open communication. They will be able to attract and retain the best people and clients in the area. Lastly, they will be well respected in their profession and throughout the community.
6. Sai Business Investments, LLC.
Sai Business Investments will provide their customers with the fuel and convenience products they want, when they want them; delivered with a level of service. They sincerely believe in developing unquestionable customer satisfaction by performance and functionality at the highest level. They will be efficient, flexible, and welcome change to grow their existing businesses and acquire new ones in the motor, fuel and convenience retail and real estate sectors. They will challenge and support their employees to be better than yesterday. They will be an active and trusted partner in the community.
About MAVS 100:
MAVS 100 is designed to honor the 100 fastest growing UTA alumni-owned or UTA alumni-led businesses. Nominated companies are asked to only provide top-level information (not full financials) about their company so that an independent accounting firm can rank the nominees and identify the 100 fastest growing companies. The nominated companies are ranked by percentage of compound annual growth in sales or revenues (net of returns), over a three-year period (ex. 2017 to 2019). The 100 fastest growing organizations will be named to the MAVS 100 each year. Honorees are recognized each spring during an invitation only Awards Dinner.