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Sweeping the Awards in 2020

Because of the tenacity and drive of our team, we’re humbled to announce that Tallgrass Freight Co. has once again been sweeping the awards in 2020. As we’ve worked to establish a supportive and inclusive company culture, these awards are a true testament to who we are: our people. We share in each other’s successes and couldn’t be prouder watching our agents thrive.

These awards and recognitions are the embodiment of our mission and values as an organization. Is a moment in the spotlight gratifying? Yes. Do we love adding new polished plaques to the trophy case? Of course. But these awards symbolize so much more than just that. They’re a testimony to the impact of investing in our greatest asset: our team of passionate, driven agents.

bounce house bash 2020

“My favorite part about this company — beyond the numbers, beyond the growth — is our quality people and the quality stories that make up their lives,” says Founder and CEO Damon Anderson.

Our vision to lead the future of the freight brokerage industry is baked into our company’s DNA. While innovation and progress will continue to fuel our ambitions, our community and team-based atmosphere will always reside at the heart of our culture.

“Our foundation is built on our team. We invest in our people and we celebrate each win,” says co-owner and COO David Barnes. “Nothing can replace the trust and camaraderie that’s baked into everything we do. We work hard, play hard and have created an environment where people look forward to waking up and being part of this team each day.”

Ready to explore this years’ accomplishments? Take a look.


Inc. 5000 Series: America’s Top Businesses in the Midwest

  • #34 of 250
  • Two-year average annual growth rate of 513%

Inc. 5000

  • #543 of 5,000
  • Fourth year on the list
  • Three-year growth rate of 851%


Ingrams corporate 100 2020

Ingram’s Top 100

  • #7 of 100
  • Third year on the list
  • Growth: 795.06%
  • Average annual growth rate of 265.02%


Best places to work

Kansas City Business Journal Best Places to Work


Kansas City Business Journal Fast 50


From the Kansas City Business Journal’s Fast 50 Companies to Ingram’s Top 100, we are incredibly grateful to be among a group of businesses right here in the City of Fountains that are striving to effect meaningful change and bolster the economic success of our Kansas City home.

And as an Inc. 5000 honoree, both in the Midwest and across the country, we’re humbled to be in good company. The list includes some of the most successful, highly-regarded corporations in America, like Microsoft, Zappos, Pandora, Under Armour, Intuit, Patagonia, Timberland, Oracle and a slew of other noteworthy alumni.

Christmas party 2019

Ultimately, we’re proud of every award and accolade. But being named one of Kansas City’s Best Places to Work really means a lot — because that’s our heart. That’s what we set out to build, from our first days headquartered back in that Kansas farmhouse.

These 2020 awards come on the heels of some exciting announcements, like the opening of our newest office in Chattanooga, Tennessee earlier this year. All of these accomplishments wouldn’t be possible, however, without our unparalleled team of agents.

Damon highlights a similar quality of TGF saying, “Because of the culture we’ve cultivated since day one, and the sense of belonging we have here, we’ve stayed true to our mission of building an organization filled with like-minded individuals who treat each other the right way.”

Discover the benefits of joining a purposeful team of agents that are transforming the future of the freight industry. You’ll get to build your own business and be your own boss — while receiving the backing and support of a company that cares about your success. Become part of our freight agent program today.