3coast Recognized as a Houston Top 100 Small Business

3coast was recognized as one of Houston’s Top 100 Small Businesses for its achievements in 2004. The Houston Business Journal Small Business 100 recognizes leading small Houston-area businesses. Businesses are ranked by 2004 gross revenue. 3coast received its award at an awards ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2005 held at the Westin Galleria Hotel.

The Houston Business Journal, Comerica, Boyar & Miller, BKD LLP, Pierpont Communications, Wm. Rigg Co., and Reliant Energy sponsored the event and awards.

To qualify for consideration, companies must demonstrate that in 2004 they:

  • Employed no more than a maximum of 500 employees;
  • Earned a maximum of $75 million in 2004 sales/revenue;
  • Had operations existing for a minimum of 5 years; and
  • Were located in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery or Waller Counties.

3coast, ranked ninety-first (91), met each of these criteria while proving its outstanding accomplishments to date, achieving consistent top line growth of more than 37.5 percent over the past two years.

“We built our organization upon, and attribute much of our success to, a foundation of solid business principles. These include a commitment to understanding the business of our clients, the technology solutions and staffing needs of our clients, and the career goals of our candidates and consultants,” said George Black,pPresident and CEO of 3coast. “In all of these commitments, we endeavor to exceed expectations with integrity and excellence.”

Headquartered in Friendswood, TX, 3coast began serving Houston/Galveston area companies as an IT placement and recruiting service in 1980. Over the next 25 years, 3coast grew into a full-service business technology management services company. In 2004, 3coast launched its highly-successful PartnerIT Managed Services offering, providing cost-effective technology services options to small and medium businesses (SMB).

“Our people and the time they invest in fulfilling our vision, are the most important assets we have,” said Black, “Our continued success is a result of their demonstrated creativity, excellence, initiative, integrity and loyalty.”

More information about the Houston Business Journal’s Small Business 100 Awards can be found at http://www.bizjournals.com/houston.

About 3coast

Founded in 1980 as Robert Shields & Associates, 3coast is a Houston-based business technology services firm that solves business problems and helps companies grow, through technology. 3coast offers enterprise resource planning (ERP) services, business technology advisory services and managed IT support. As a strategic partner, 3coast examines each client’s business vision and then innovates technology solutions to support that vision.

3coast also offers IT staffing services with focus on software engineers, network engineers, developers and consultants specialized in PeopleSoft, Oracle, JD Edwards, Java and .NET. 3coast connects with highly skilled candidates from across the globe and offers contract staffing, contract-to-hire, permanent placement and payroll services. For three years, 3coast has been recognized by the Houston Business Journal and FastTech 50 as one of Houston’s fastest-growing technology companies. In 2007, 3coast was acknowledged by Inc. magazine as one of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies.