Stephen Denton, Jr., owner of Archadeck of Central Georgia, was honored with a Top Tiger Award at the 2018 Auburn University Entrepreneurship Summit, April 5-6, 2018. The Top Tiger Award is given at the Entrepreneurship Summit annually to recognize the fastest-growing companies founded, owned or led by Auburn University alumni.
The award is presented by Auburn University’s Harbert College of Business in partnership with Business Alabama magazine and Warren Averett, LLC, an accounting and advisory firm with offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Texas and the Cayman Islands. The Top Tigers program celebrates the entrepreneurial success of alumni from each of Auburn’s 12 degree-granting colleges and schools.
Following are the criteria companies must meet in order to qualify for Top Tiger consideration:
• The company must be founded, owned or led (CEO, CFO, presidents, vice president, etc.) by an Auburn University alumnus
• The company must have been in business for at least four full years
• The company’s revenues must be at least $500,000 by the end of the evaluation period
• The company must operate in a manner consistent with The Auburn Creed
Archadeck of Central Georgia was recognized in the Small revenue category, which includes companies with $500,000 to $5 million in revenue during the fiscal year ending 2016. Awards were also presented to companies in the Medium and Large revenue categories.
Companies are evaluated for this award based on year-over-year revenue growth during the span of one fiscal year. The accounting firm Warren Averett, LLC, collects and analyzes the pertinent financial information from each Top Tiger nominee. Final rankings are based on the percentage of the company’s growth during the specified time period.
The highest-ranking Top Tiger in the Small revenue category was Airship, a Birmingham custom mobile app and software development company. The 2nd was Tara Wilson Agency, an experiential marketing firm based in Fort Worth, and the 3rd was Rent Gear Here, a Florida bike rental and beach services firm. Archadeck of Central Georgia was awarded along with 16 other nominees.