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The Warrior Group - Successful exit 2009

Modular Construction

Location: Desoto, Texas

CEO: Gail Warrior

Year Founded: 1997

Business Description: Warrior Group was founded in 1997 by Gail Warrior and became the largest minority- and woman-owned permanent modular construction company in the country. Warrior Group was part of the team that built the largest temporary modular building complex for military barracks.

Employees: Less than 50

Investment: The Warrior Group successfully exited the fund in 2009.

Website: http://www.warrior-group.net

Awards:

  • 2008 Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in N. Texas - SMU Cox Caruth Institute for Entrepreneurship
  • 2008 Top 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/Led Businesses in North America – Entrepreneur and WPO
  • 2008 Dallas Business Journal Outstanding Minority Business Leader
  • 2008 The Top Women Entrepreneur in North America – Enterprising Women
  • 2008 Founder’s Community Arts Award – Dallas Black Dance Theatre
  • 2007 Women of Influence – E.K. Bailey Ministries, Inc.
  • 2007 Construction Company of the Year – Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Council
  • 2007 Women-Owned Business Star – Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
  • 2007 Volunteer of the Year – Women Business Enterprise
  • 2007 Quest for Success – Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce
  • 2007 Silver WBE – North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
  • 2007 Business Entrepreneur – Dorethea N. Hornbuckle
  • 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year - MCompany Award (MBN of Texas)
  • 2006 Large Contractor of the Year - Black Contractors Association
  • 2006 Minority Small Business Person of the Year – Small Business Administration
  • 2006 Women of Excellence – Women’s Enterprise
  • 2005 Motherhood of the Year – Texans Can! Academy
  • 2005 Construction Company of the Year – Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Council
  • 2005 WBE Volunteer of the Year - Women’s Business Council-Southwest
  • 2005 Top Minority Owned Business – MBN Texas
  • 2005 WBE Business of the Year – North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
  • 2004 TXU Supplier Diversity Gold Star Supplier
  • 2004 WBE Business of the Year – North Central Texas Regional Certification Agency
  • 2004 & 2005 Top Diversity Owned Business – DiversityBusiness.com
  • 2004 & 2005 Top African American Owned Business – DiversityBusiness.com
  • 2004 & 2005 Top Small Business – DiversityBusiness.com
  • 2004 & 2005 Top Woman Owned Business – DiversityBusiness.com
  • 2003 Construction Company of the Year – Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Council

Nominations

  • 2008 North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Company of the Year Finalist
  • 2008 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
  • 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
  • 2007 Madame C J Walker Award Finalist
  • 2006 Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist
  • 2005 Ernest & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
  • 2005 WBE Advocate of the Year with Women’s Business Council Southwest
  • 2005 Lockheed Martin & JP Morgan Chase Entrepreneur Expo - Clear Channel Worldwide Award Finalist
  • 2005 WBE Enterprise of the Year
  • 2004 Construction Company of the Year- DFW MBC

Volunteerism/Community Commitment

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Business Council - Board
  • Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce - Board
  • Women’s Business Council-Southwest - Board
  • African American Museum - Board
  • Women Business Enterprise National Council - Board
  • Women’s Enterprise Leadership Forum for WBENC
  • Enterprising Women Magazine (Advisory Board)
  • 2006 WBC-S Harvesting Partnership (Co-Chair)

Other

  • September-October 2008 issue Minority Business News USA magazine cover
  • August 2008 - Warrior Group: Challenging Conventional Construction - as published by MBNUSA
  • July 2008 - Gail Warrior-Lawrence makes Top 25 Women Business Owners list - as published by Dallas Business Journal
  • July 2008 - Warrior Group Wins BRAC Project at Fort Sam - as published in San Antonio Express News
  • June 2008 - Warrior Group Is Listed On BE 100's - as published in Black Enterprise magazine
  • June 2008 - Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2008 Finalists, as published in D CEO
  • May 2008 – Accelerating the Growth of Business Owned by Women of Color, Enterprising Women
  • April 4, 2008 - Warrior Group Lands $45M Federal Contract, as published in Dallas Business Journal
  • April 11, 2008 - US Army Advances Modular Housing, as published by Goverment Procurement News
  • October 24-30, 2007 – Gail Warrior-Lawrence Selected as "Top Idea Maven" by The Woman’s Advantage – as published in Dallas Weekly
  • September 2007 – Wal-Mart and Pinnacle Minority Supplier Development Fund invest in women- and minority-owned companies – as published in Women’s Enterprise Texas
  • June 22, 2007 – Businesswomen driving, thriving – as published in The Dallas Morning News
  • June 2007 – Barracks Builder – as published in Fortune Small Business
  • May 4-10, 2007 – Fund boosts Warrior’s Army work – as published in Dallas Business Journal
  • 2006 - One of the top 50 businesses in D/FW – as published in The Dallas Morning News
  • 2005 - One of the top 50 businesses in D/FW – as published in The Dallas Morning News
  • January/February 2005 Minority Business Advocate Magazine Article "Distinguished Minority Women in Business"
  • April 2005 Feature cover story in WE-USA Magazine
  • June/July 2004 Eclipse Magazine Article "They Mean Business"

The Warrior Group - Successful exit 2009