Dna Studios, Designated as One of the Inc. 5000’s Fastest-Growing Companies in America for 2023
Dna Studios has been designated as one of the Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies in America for 2003.
DNA was founded in 2005 by Sam Schrade and began in a small upstairs game room in Humble Texas. What started as a small media development company has grown into an experienced broadcast and mobile television company.
DNA currently has 10 full-time employees and over 250 contractors coast to coast. Assets include a new two-story broadcast facility, 2 tv studios, 7 mobile trucks, and one satellite uplink truck.
“We are delighted to receive this great designation,” says Schrade, who graduated from Stratford High School in Houston, Texas, and then received his diploma from Texas Tech University. “I remember when I started the company with nothing but an idea. This success is definitely an American dream come true. I want to thank my wife Casey, our employees, and clients for believing in us. I also want to thank all the people that got us here: our bankers, attorneys, and accountants that handle the important stuff while I was busy building the company.”
DNA is best known for its technical innovation and experience. TV network clients include ESPN, CBS Sports, Turner Sports, ATT Sportsnet, Bally’s Sports, Fox Sports, Nasa-TV, and many more.
DNA’s first tv truck was a 53′ expando with all analog equipment. “Those were the days,” explains Schrade, “We learned so much in those early years. We are so grateful to the CEOs of the big truck companies that really took us under their wings and encouraged me along the way.”
Today’s tv trucks and studios look a lot different and DNA is leading the way in innovative designs and workflows. From college football, MMA on UFC Fightpass, to an Astros exhibition game, DNA Studios is ready to accept any broadcast challenges for their clients.
DNA’s recent growth has come at a time when the entire sports media landscape is rapidly changing. Inc. 5000 has DNA placed at No. 1926 (2023) 291% 3-Year Growth.