Fifty-four Auburn alumni-owned or led companies receive 2021-22 Top Tigers awards

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Auburn University and the Harbert College of Business are recognizing 54 businesses for exceptional growth, revenue and entrepreneurial spirit. In its eighth year, “Top Tiger” honorees are among the fastest-growing companies founded, owned or led by Auburn University alumni.

Co-sponsored by the Harbert College and Warren Averett CPAs and Advisors, the companies were selected based on their compounded annual growth rates as measured over a three-year period. They were ranked according to total revenue and operations in a manner consistent with the Auburn Creed.

Two of this year’s Top Tigers’ recipients grew by more than 500 percent: Veryable Inc., an online labor marketplace for manufacturing, logistics and warehousing based in Dallas; and Two Maids and A Mop of Auburn, a performance-based cleaning service. Two Maids and A Mop was co-founded by Harbert alumnus Blue Akers and his wife, Nicole, an Auburn College of Liberal Arts graduate.

Top Tiger honorees for 2021-2022 by category are:

Large companies (revenue of $30,000,001 and above) listed in the order of their growth rate are: Columbia Care; Pearce Services LLC; Newline Interactive; Cobbs Allen; Stone Martin Builders LLC; Progress Bank; Simulations Plus Inc.; Wilson Lumber; Lewis M. Carter; Star Discount Pharmacy Inc./Star Market Inc; SEA Wire and Cable Inc.; Oakworth Capital Bank; Lavender Inc.; Fulcrum Construction; Scott Contracting LLC; and Fite Building Company.

Medium companies (revenue of $5,000,001 to $30,000,000) listed in the order of their growth rate are:

Veryable Inc.; Bridgeworth LLC; Method Mortgage; Regulatory Solutions LLC; Lake Homes Realty; MartinFederal Consulting LLC; GIO Architectural Tile & Stone; Grand Bay Construction LLC; High Level Marketing LLC (previously Bell Media); MCM Technology; Building & Earth Sciences Inc.; Noah's Animal Hospitals; First National Bank of Hartford; Blackjack Horticulture; C&I Enclosures; WRD Inc./Timber Products Inspection Inc.; and The Prewitt Group.

Small companies (revenue of $0 to $5,000,000) listed in the order of their growth rate are:

Two Maids & A Mop of Auburn; El Guapo (New Orleans Beverage Group LLC); Pottsburg Animal Clinic; Airship; 30A Luxury Vacations; Eshelman Construction; SafeSpray Pest Control; Farrior Homes LLC; SiteMix LLC; Shoals Area Veterinary Emergency PC; Freedom Financial Group; New Latitude Movers (formerly Move & Store); Bradfordville Animal Hospital; Lee Veterinary Clinic PC; Auburn Flowers and Gifts; Troy Rhone Garden Design; Clay Chalkville Animal Clinic; Southern Financial Group; L&K Consulting; Taylor Workshop LLC; and the Alabama Cattlemen's Association.

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