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Houston Staffing Firm Wins Black Enterprise’s Family Business Of The Year Award
News Release
Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Sterling Staffing Solutions takes home best in nation
for minority-owned small business

SUGAR LAND, TEXAS – Houston’s own Sterling Staffing Solutions announces it has won the country’s top award for a family owned business. 

The health care staffing agency received The Family Business of the Year award from Black Enterprise. The organization honors the country’s top African American entrepreneurs who are bringing new products to the forefront, redefining sales strategies and discovering new and profitable markets.

“We are deeply honored to be named the top family-owned business in the country,” said Stephen Levi Carter, Sterling Staffing Solutions CEO and partner. “As business owners and brothers, we are pleased to serve the nation with quality staffing services,” added Sterling Carter, COO and partner.

Black Enterprise gives The Family Business of the Year award to those that exemplify what it means to turn their ideas into a sustainable business and to excel in a key industry.

“Our Small Business Awards represents one of the nation’s most powerful recognitions of entrepreneurial excellence,” said Black Enterprise SVP and Chief Content Officer Derek Dingle. It honors “outstanding entrepreneurs in technology, franchising and community impact as well as rising stars and those who have made it into the small business pipeline before adulthood, revealing promising careers in business,” he said.  

Sterling Staffing Solutions was among 12 nominees and four finalists for the award. Additional awards included Techpreneur of the Year, Community Pillar of the Year and Franchise Owner of the Year. Sterling Staffing Solutions was a Black Enterprise Family Business of the Year Finalist in 2017.

The Carters have uniquely combined their two specialties – business management and clinical expertise – into a flourishing business. Founded in 2011, Sterling Staffing Solutions has grown to more than 800 licensed clinicians who have completed more than 47,000 annual rehabilitative visits in disciplines from physical therapy to laboratory technicians and registered nurses.

About Sterling Staffing Solutions
Sterling Staffing Solutions, headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, and founded in 2011, staffs more than 800 employees and contractors throughout Texas and Oklahoma including rural areas surrounding Houston, San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. It has twice won the Gold Stevie Award in the category of Minority Owned Business from The American Business Awards in 2017 and 2018. It also won the Gold Stevie Award in the category of Veteran Owned Business in 2018. The business has been named to the Inc. 2017 5000 list for the second consecutive year. In addition to being a 2017 Black Enterprise Family Business of the Year Finalist, it won the Greater Houston Black Chamber’s 23rd Annual Pinnacle Award and the Greater Houston Better Business Bureau’s 2017 Pinnacle Award. It also won 2018 Greater Houston Better Business Bureau’s Awards for Excellence and 2018 Winner of Distinction Award. The business has been featured in local to national publications. For more information visit

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