Nine ALEC Graduates Among 2017 Aggie 100 Honorees

2017 Aggie 100 Event

At the 13th Annual Aggie 100 Gala held on Friday, Oct. 27, nine former students of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (ALEC) were recognized for being a part of the 100 fastest growing Aggie-owned or Aggie-led businesses worldwide.

ALEC honorees included Tyler Merrick, Dave Lilley, Timothy White, Bradley Corbin, Kevin Bernhard, Trey Bader, Justin Peter, Nolan Butterfras and Penny Mariott Miller. Their businesses ranged from food and beverage, construction, and manufacturing to oil and gas, commercial services, and agriculture.

Created in 2005 by the Mays Business School’s McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship, the Aggie 100 honors those companies that meet the following four criteria: Aggie owned or led, revenues meeting or exceeding $250,000, in business for five years, and operate under the Aggie Code of Honor.

During the Aggie 100 weekend, honorees participated in several events on campus, including a reception, award program, speaker series and reunion tailgate prior to the Texas A&M University vs. Mississippi State football game.

In addition to recognizing and celebrating the newest Aggie 100 class, the Aggie 100 Gala serves as a forum for past honorees to pass lessons on to the next generation of Aggie entrepreneurs and to participate in their success.

Details of all ALEC honorees can be found below:

Tyler Merrick ’00

President | Social Capitalist, Owner, Founder

Project 7, Food and Beverage, Founded 2008

San Clemente California

Dave Lilley ’95

CEO, Owner, Founder

Trinity Hughes Construction, Construction, Founded 2002

Wichita Falls, Texas

Timothy White ’98

President, Owner

Katalyst Industries, Manufacturing, Founded 2010

Houston, Texas

President, Owner, Founder

Wet Sounds, Manufacturing, Founded 2004

Houston, Texas

Bradley Corbin ’05

President, Owner, Founder

Excel Roofing & Construction, Construction, Founded 2003

Fort Worth, Texas

Kevin Bernhard ’00

President, Owner, Founder

JK Bernhard Construction Co. LLC, Construction, Founded 2006

Kerrville, Texas

Trey Bader ’04

President, Owner

Cedar Beetle LLC, Construction, Founded 2007

Hondo, Texas

Justin Peter ’05

CEO Owner, Founder

JP Services, Oil & Gas, Founded 2011

Houston, Texas

Nolan Butterfras ‘04

President, Owner, Founder

Texas Turf Management, Commercial Services, Founded 2000

Hockley, Texas

Penny Mariott Miller ’99

Vice President, Owner, Co-Founder

Cattlesoft, Inc., Agriculture, Founded 1999

College Station, Texas

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