Cherokee Services Group ranks No. 1 on Tulsa’s Fast 40 list

By Journal Record Staff 
Posted: 09:24 PM Tuesday, November 8, 2011

OKLAHOMA CITY (JR) – With three-year revenue growth of more than 10,000 percent, Cherokee Services Group on Tuesday night received the top award at The Journal Record’s inaugural Tulsa’s Fast 40 event at the Hyatt Regency Tulsa.

Rounding out the top five were BrightStar of Tulsa, Eagle Energy Company of Oklahoma LLC, Check-6 Inc. and Eloté Café & Catering. The 40 honorees are featured in the Tulsa’s Fast 40publication, inserted into Wednesday’s edition of The Journal Record.

Cherokee Services Group CEO Steven Bilby attributed the information technology company’s enormous growth in its few short years to three core strengths – reputation, technical capability and value.

“Our past performance for clients proves what we can do for potential customers. Secondly, our technical capability is outstanding,” Bilby said. “The innovation, expertise and reliability of our team are second to none. Lastly, and perhaps most importantly during these trying economic times, is value. We have become widely known as providing the best service and value-added solutions for your dollar.”

Cherokee Services Group is a full-service information technology service provider owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, which is wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation. All of the profits from companies managed by Cherokee Nation Businesses benefit tribal social services or are reinvested into job creation for Cherokee citizens.

The CSG’s services include IT consulting and outsourcing, professional and technical services/solutions and business process outsourcing. The company, which provides services primarily for government clients, posted 10,112.5-percent growth in revenues for 2010 compared with 2008 – the first year it was in business. The company has grown from four employees to more than 200 employees during that time. CSG also has a major office in Fort Collins, Colo., and 22 additional offices nationwide.

The Tulsa Metro Chamber was the presenting sponsor for the event. Additional sponsors were Bank of Oklahoma, Cox Business, Ernst & Young and McAfee & Taft.

Qualifying companies are for-profit, privately owned, and headquartered and operated in the Tulsa metro area. Companies could not be a holding company, regulated bank or utility. In addition, applicants must have been in business for three years and a minimum of nine months during the base calendar year of 2008. The companies are ranked based on percentage of revenue growth from 2008-2010.

Tulsa’s Fast 40 2011 honorees

1. Cherokee Services Group.

2. BrightStar of Tulsa.

3. Eagle Energy Company of Oklahoma LLC.

4. Check-6 Inc.

5. Elote Café & Catering.

6. Part Time Pros.

7. Integrated Business Technologies.

8. True Digital Security.

9. Northstar Technologies LLC.

10. Tranam Systems International.

11. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc.

12. Overcome to Become Inc. dba Bill Bartmann Enterprises.

13. The Persimmon Group.

14. Guy Engineering Services Inc.

15. BTE Management Group LLC.

16. Avansic: E-Discovery and Digital Forensics.

17. EngATech Inc.

18. Catalyst Benefits Group LLC.

19. Seeking Sitters Franchise System.

20. AmericanChecked Inc.

21. Joshi Technology International Inc.

22. SageNet.

23. BlueStone Natural Resources LLC.

24. Perry Ray Enterprises LLC dba Mrs. DeHaven’s Flower Shop and The Gadget Co.

25. Lawn America Inc.

26. Automatic Protection Systems Corp.

27. Kline Oilfield Equipment.

28. Air Assurance Co.

29. Downtown Design Services Inc.

30. Restaurant Equipment and Supply.

31. Eskimo Joe’s Promotional Products Group Inc.

32. MESA Inc.

33. Gardner’s Tax Service Inc.

34. Holden & Carr.

35. Regal Car Sales & Credit.

36. DJ Connection Tulsa.

37. Cherokee Nation Entertainment.

38. Tulsa Spine & Specialty Hospital.

39. Preferred Tape Inc.

40. LynnCo Supply Chain Solutions