RAMSEY, MN…Dedicated Networks was awarded Best Manufacturer/Wholesaler and Best Overall Company at the 2015 Americas Business Excellence Awards held on March 4, 2015 at The Westin Lake Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Business Excellence Awards honors the best results in businesses from North America, and showcases exceptional results for business owners, entrepreneurs, their teams, and their companies.

ActionCOACH Founder and Chairman, Brad Sugars, presented both awards to the owners – father and son team – Paul and Jerry Cullen.

“Dedicated Networks is a model for all business people to follow,” said Sugars.

“If you surround yourself with good people, great things happen.  We have a team of people that believe in what we do,” said Paul, “I would also like to share this with my ActionCOACH, Dave Ford.  There are times when he believes in me more than I believe in myself and that is extremely valuable.  We would never have grown to this size this fast if it weren’t for ActionCOACH.”

ActionCOACH MetroNorth, a business coaching firm for Metro Area businesses, is owned and operated by Dave and Tracy Ford.

“I look back at where Paul started his business 10 years ago in his parents’ home, he is now in a 25,000 sq. ft. building with 60+ employees and 16 million dollars in revenue – and we’re projecting 20 million this year.  That is massive growth,” said Dave, “Paul understands the number one factor in business is to take care of his team.  When you take care of your team, the team takes care of the business.  Paul is someone I would never question whether he cared about his employees.  It’s very evident he does.”

In addition to the awards ceremony, the Business Excellence Forum featured seminars with speakers in the world of business, including Brad Sugars, the Sales Guru Jeffrey Gitomer, and International Speaker Jonathan Macdonald.