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Small Business of the Year Award Winners

Small Business of the Year Award Winners

Emerging Business Category

Alpha Industries, LLC
Trent Henckell, CEO & Jason Scoggins, COO

2017 SBOY Winner

Alpha Industries, LLC was established in 2013 by two principal owners who shared the same vision of bringing a high standard to the industrial construction community.  They focus on going the extra mile to provide an unmatched quality of service that stands alone and allows for unsurpassed recognition by customers and competitors alike.  Maintaining a strong foundation of reliable and dependable standards has allowed them to be recognized as a 2016 Small Business of the Year Finalist and as the youngest company listed among the Top 100 Privately Owned Companies in Fort Worth.



1-10 Employees Category Business Category

Z's Café
Janet Z. Capua, Owner/Head Chef & Carlo Capua, Owner/General Manager

2017 SBOY Winner

 After 40 years as a dental hygienist, Janet Z. Capua decided to pursue her passion: food.  In 2008, she and her son, Carlo, partnered with
non-profit Samaritan House to open Z’s Café.  She cooked and Carlo ran the business.  The impact has been overwhelming.  Z’s Café is a
collection of authentic recipes from the Zito family, 3-time winner of Best Catering in Fort Worth (2014-2016), and a place where everyone is treated like family.  Most importantly, though, it’s a place for second chances, as their proudest accomplishment has been helping 107
low-income individuals return to the workforce with dignity.


 
11-50 Employees Category

The Fulcrum Group
Steve Meek, Co-Founder & President

2017 SBOY Winner

The Fulcrum Group, Inc. is a Fort Worth IT services firm providing outsourcing to small and midsize businesses.  Implementing IT/VOIP projects for Dallas/Fort Worth clients, they complement their SPOT Managed IT Services with their SPOT brand of Cloud services, including Office 365, Cloud Backup and Cloud File Sync.  Now in their 15th year of business, their team continues to encourage community service by contributing locally, donating time to the Community Storehouse and coaching Special Olympics sports.  They pride themselves in having earned  Digium’s prestigious 2016 Pinnacle Partner Award for a 4th time, and are honored to serve on their Partner Advisory Board.

 

 

51-150 Employees Category

Southwest Office Systems, Inc.
Buddy Puente, President - Finance & Operations; Vince E. Puente, President - Sales & Marketing

2017 SBOY Winner

Family owned and operated for 52 years, Southwest Office Systems, Inc. (SOS) was founded in 1964 by Victor Puente, Sr., and began as a
two-man typewriter repair company.  Since joining their father in 1972, owners Buddy and Vince Puente have led SOS to become a premier business within the document technology industry.  Their 39,000 square foot facility is nationally recognized as one of the industry’s finest.  SOS is proud to be one of the largest minority-owned businesses in North Texas and ranks in the top 3% of all independent Document Technology dealers in the nation.