Companies Founded in Houston

List of notable businesses founded in Houston, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Houston. The famous Houston companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Houston company's names to find out even more about them.

Everything from Landry's Restaurants to MetroCorp Bancshares is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Houston?" and "What are the biggest Houston companies?"

If you're a Houston native then this list of the biggest Houston companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Houston.

  • A.D. Vision was an American international multimedia entertainment company headquartered in Houston, Texas, prior to its collapse and distress sale to four other Houston-based companies in 2009. The ...more
  • Cameron International
    Oil and Gas Field Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing
    Cameron International Corporation is a Fortune 500 company and a global provider of pressure control, processing, flow control and compression systems as well as project management and aftermarket ...more
  • FlightAware


    FlightAware is a global aviation software and data services company. Based in Houston, it is best known for the web site, the first to offer free flight tracking of both private and ...more
  • Fuchsia


    Fuchsia is an American fashion company and design house run by Veronica Scott and Lawren Pope, based San Diego, California. Fuchsia specializes in women's fashion, handbags, and accessories.
  • Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, one of the largest law firms in the United States, is the U.S. member of Norton Rose Fulbright, a global legal practice of approximately 3,800 lawyers in more than 50 ...more
  • Hamilton Shirts

    Hamilton Shirts

    Hamilton Shirts, or Hamilton, is a high-end American shirtmaker. It produces and sells ready-to-wear shirts and two types of men’s custom shirts, bespoke and made-to-measure. All shirts are made in ...more