HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frontier Utilities (frontierutilities.com) has been named to the Cougar 100 by University of Houston and ranks seventh among the most successful companies owned by University of Houston alumni. The award was presented at an announcement luncheon on October 27, 2015.
This is University of Houston’s second annual Cougar 100, ranked by percentage of compound annual growth in sales or revenue. Frontier Utilities ranked 31 in 2014 and moved to seventh in 2015 based on significant growth and profitability over the past year.
Frontier Utilities is led by University of Houston alumni Jay Hellums, who graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in finance in 1984 and later earned a Master of Business Administration from Rice University. Hellums has served as the company’s president since 2012 and is recognized as a proven business builder with a track record of executing ambitious growth strategies. Under his direction, Houston-based Frontier Utilities has experienced compounded annual growth in revenues of more than 154% per year and is expected to top $70 million this year.
“It’s exciting to be recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies among University of Houston’s alumni-owned or led businesses,” said Hellums. “Frontier Utilities is a dynamic organization, and our team of valued employees is unified in serving customers in deregulated electricity markets across Texas, New York and Pennsylvania.”
As part of the prestigious Cougar 100, Frontier Utilities is also in Cougar Business Network that connects Cougars with Cougars.
About Frontier Utilities
Frontier Utilities is a privately held retail energy company with headquarters and operations in Houston, Texas. Frontier Utilities serves residential and commercial electricity and natural gas customers in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania and is currently expanding into other Northeastern markets. The firm has been providing affordable energy plans and great customer service for more than six years, holds the Better Business Bureau Award of Distinction (2014 and 2015) and is committed to giving back to the communities in which it operates.