Clubhouse Trailer Company named 2019 Metro 50 winner
As the Clubhouse Trailer Company owners Drew Taylor and Jeff Hadley watched the countdown at the Metro 50 awards dinner on Monday evening, their excitement started to build. They knew Clubhouse was one of the metro's fastest-growing companies.
But by night's end, they know would know it was the fastest-growing privately-held company in the metro, when looking at Clubhouse's percentage growth between 2016 and 2018. Qualified companies were also required to have revenues of at least $1 million for the previous year.
Clubhouse joined 49 other companies on Monday evening for the Metro 50 Awards banquet, sponsored by Bank of Oklahoma, Cox Business, EY, Express Employment Professionals, The Journal Record Publishing Company, OGE Energy Corp. and the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber.
At the event, recognition is given to emerging companies and companies that have exhibited a substantial history as an established business. Besides demonstrating positive growth in revenues, Metro 50 companies display growth in the number of employees; creativity and entrepreneurship; and business development through the expansion of facilities and customer base or markets.
"The Metro 50 award winners represent different industries and communities, but they have some key characteristics in common: the spirit of creativity, hard work and entrepreneurship embedded in the DNA of Oklahoma City," said Percy Kirk, Chamber board chair. "In combination with their hard work and dedication to their communities, these companies are thriving."
Clubhouse has been stepping up and continuing to meet its growing customer demand. The company is the world's leading provider of custom logistics solutions, tailored to the marching arts. Headquartered in Edmond, Clubhouse has built trailers for many high school bands, as well as World Class DCI Corps, The Cavaliers, from Rosemont, Illinoism and the University of Kentucky Marching Wildcats.
The company has been rocking and rolling for the last couple years. In 2018, Clubhouse more than doubled its delivered solutions, with 23 trailers heading out of the shop, compared to 10 trailers in 2017. The company has made difference to more than 11,000 students in 43 schools, across 6 states, including two universities.
Clubhouse was only one of the incredible companies honored at the event. The 50 honorees represented more than $620-million dollars in combined revenue, and an employment of nearly 2,500 Oklahomans.
"That is quite the impact on our region," said Kirk. "And these companies are also showing their ability to grow both significantly and sustainably. Of the 50 companies on the list tonight, 35 of them are previous Metro 50 winners."
Besides newer companies, Kirk gave special recognition to the Metro 50 Sustainers, who have been on the list for at least seven times in the last 10 years. @AtLink Services has been on the Metro 50 list for 10 years. The other Sustainers honored Monday were Jones PR, 1st Oklahoma Homes, and Commuter Air Technology.
This year's Metro 50 companies represent a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, retail, logistics, software, real estate, aerospace, aviation, professional and business services. The companies are employing people in cities across the metro, including Edmond, Moore, Norman and Oklahoma City.
"The diversity in location, size and industry makes it evident that our community is a place where businesses of all kinds can thrive," said Cherokee Ballard, event emcee and ONE Gas communications manager. "And when our companies are strong, Oklahoma City is strong."
The 2019 Metro 50 winners:
- Clubhouse Trailer Company (Video)
- Right Strategy Group (Video)
- Fuse3 Solutions (Video)
- TriCorps Surveillance
- Prime Architects
- Indigenous Technologies , LLC
- Angel Heart Boutique
- Barnett Electrical Services
- Triple Diamond Construction
- Top Quality Doors, LLC
- Junk Boss
- Homes By Taber
- ScissorTail Roofing & Construction, LLC
- MCSG Technologies
- Norman Heating & Air Conditioning
- Lettering Express
- Travis W. Watkins Tax Resolution and Accounting
- 1st Oklahoma Homes
- Land Information Services, LLC
- Lampstand Story Co.
- Metro Granite
- AVL Systems Design
- Collision Works
- Option One Pharmacy
- Freestyle Creative
- NexSpaces, LLC
- Pro Tech Mechanical, Inc.
- Jones PR
- Q5 Custom Homes, LLC.
- RACK59 Data Center
- TriCorps Security
- Electro Enterprises, Inc.
- ARL Bio Pharma, Inc.
- Keller Williams Platinum
- Red Valley Landscape & Construction, Inc.
- Gideon Steel Panel Company, LLC
- AIR Technologies
- Commuter Air Technology, Inc.
- Walker Companies
- Professional Insurors Agency, LLC
- Terrascapes, LLC
- Thrive Insurance
- @AtLink Services, LLC