GATE Premier Solutions, Inc (GPS) is proud to announce that they earned the position of 1816 on the 2016 Inc. 5000, a list which ranks America’s fastest-growing private companies for the past 35 years.
Again, for the second year in a row, GATE has been named as the #1 HOT FIRM in the 2016 Zweig Awards. GATE steadily progressed through the HOT FIRM list over the last seven years (63rd, 47th, 37th, 29th, 19th, and then 3rd) finally reaching 1st place in 2015 and now again in 2016.
GATE has been awarded joint 3rd place the prestigious ZweigWhite Hot Firm Competition for the 2010 to 2013 period. Hot Firm is a competition that ranks the top 100 engineering, consulting and architecture companies in the US in terms of their growth over the previous three years. The rankings identify firms that have outperformed the economy and competitors to become leaders in their chosen fields.
Employer Profile: GATE Inc. wins 'Fastest Growing in North America' award
For Grant Gibson, Founder and CEO of GATE Inc., it's hard to believe that it has been 15 years since GATE was started on Michigan Street in Houston with a plastic table and desktop computer from Sam's Club.
"I was 28 years old with a Nokia phone, AOL dial-up, and the price of oil was about $15/BBL. My mom loaned me the money to start GATE and she doesn't let me forget it either, even to this day," Gibson said. Fifteen years later, GATE is an award-winning oil and gas engineering consulting firm offering numerous services in the areas of commissioning, engineering, marine services and marine construction around the globe.
After progressing up the HOT FIRM list for the last few years (63rd, 47th, 37th, 29th, 19th and then 3rd), we have finally made it to the top spot and will be recognized as the #1 HOT FIRM in the 2015 Zweig Group Awards.
Grant Gibson, Founder and CEO, had this to say, "This has been a goal of GATE for over 5 years to be the #1 HOT FIRM. This represents the commitment of our staff to our clients and the value our clients place on our work. Winning Hot Firm as well as placing in the Best Firm to Work For yearly proves that you can run a high performance organization and create a best firm culture."
Grant Gibson, president of GATE, Inc., is the recipient of the 2013 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award. Each year this Zweig White award goes to an individual in the architectural, engineering, and planning (A/E/P) or environmental industry who has uniquely demonstrated courage in their actions, which in turn has impacted their company and employees. The winner of this award demonstrates courage while overcoming obstacles on the path to company success. Jerry Allen, born in Texas in 1940, was known not only for his impactful contributions while being the CEO of Carter & Burgess, but also for his remarkable and inspiring leadership skills. While under Allen’s direction, Carter & Burgess grew from a firm of roughly 200 employees and $17 million in revenue during 1988, to 2,300 employees and $381 million in revenue during 2002.