13 DFW Companies Make New Forbes List of America’s Largest Private Companies


Over a dozen Dallas-Fort Worth companies have acquired significant bragging rights. Forbes released its new list of the country’s largest private companies based on annual revenues, and 13 local businesses are making the cut.

They are:

  • Liquor and wine distributor in Grand Prairie National distribution of the Republic, No. 25, $ 11.9 billion in annual revenue.
  • Dallas-based Conglomerate Sammons Enterprises, No. 70, $ 5.8 billion in annual revenue.
  • McKinney-based roofing distributor SRS Distribution, # 80, $ 5.4 billion in annual revenue.
  • Irving Craft Retailer Michaels, No. 81, $ 5.3 billion in annual revenue.
  • Luxury retailer based in Dallas Neiman Marcus, # 101, $ 4.7 billion in annual revenue.
  • Irving Electrical Equipment and Systems Manufacturer Consolidated electrical distributors, No. 103, $ 4.6 billion in annual revenues.
  • Fort Worth-based Food and Beverage Distributor Ben E. Keith, No. 107, $ 4.2 billion in annual revenues.
  • Dallas-based oil and gas explorer Consolidated hunting, No. 113, $ 4 billion in annual sales.
  • Frisco based transportation and logistics software provider To transfer, # 127, $ 3.6 billion in annual revenue.
  • Addison-based cosmetics retailer Mary kay, No. 164, $ 2.8 billion in annual revenues.
  • Plano-based senior healthcare provider Golden life, No. 178, $ 2.6 billion in annual revenue.
  • General contractor based in Dallas Austin Industries, No. 217, $ 2.1 billion in annual revenue.
  • Dallas-based transportation and logistics company Mode of transport, # 220, $ 2.1 billion in annual revenue.

Perhaps surprisingly (or not, for its legions of fans), San Antonio-based HEB ranks number one on the list of Texas companies. He landed an impressive fifth on the Forbes listing.

According to Forbes, the grocery chain’s annual revenue is $ 32.8 billion, making it the largest privately held company in Texas. On its website, HEB reports annual sales of $ 32 billion. HE-B’s financial success can be traced in large part to its popularity among Texas grocery shoppers, of course.

Almost all Texan companies in the Forbes rankings are based in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas. In addition to the 13 DFW companies, five Houston trading companies are on the list:

  • Gulf States Toyota Auto Dealer Group, No. 45, annual sales of $ 8.3 billion.
  • Calpine Energy Company, No. 48, $ 8 billion in annual sales.
  • Petroleum and petrochemical distributor Tauber Oil, No. 61, generates annual sales of $ 6.7 billion.
  • Fertitta Entertainment Casino, Restaurant and Sports Conglomerate, No. 166, annual revenue of $ 2.8 billion.
  • BMC Software, No. 219, $ 2.1 billion in annual revenue.

The only other Texas business on the Forbes list is San Antonio-based construction engineering company, Zachry Group. It ranks 225th, with annual revenue of $ 2 billion.

Another company on the Forbes list, the New Jersey computer company SHI International Corp., has close ties to Texas. Austin billionaire Thai Lee, with an estimated net worth of $ 4.1 billion, is the co-founder, chairman and CEO of SHI. The company ranks 28th on the Forbes list, with annual sales of $ 11.1 billion.

Minnesota-based agribusiness giant Cargill Koch Industries took first place in the annual ranking.

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