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$32.58 billion

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$23.75 billion $16.24 billion

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‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

1

N/A

Publix Super Markets Inc. 3300 Publix Corporate Parkway, Lakeland, 33811 P: (863) 688-1188; publix.com

$30,600.00

$28,920.00

5.8

174,000

1

Tech Data Corp. (TECD) 5350 Tech Data Drive, Clearwater, 33760 P: (727) 539-7429; techdata.com

$27,670.60

$26,821.90

3.2

9,000

2

Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL) 10560 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, 33716 P: (727) 577-9749; jabil.com

$15,762.15

$17,249.49

-8.6

142,000

4

WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG) 8725 Henderson Road, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 290-6200; wellcare.com

$12,959.90

$9,527.90

36

3

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ) 999 Vanderbilt Beach Road, third floor, Naples, 34108 P: (800) 654-3131; hertz.com

$11,046.00

$10,775.00

2.5

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

5

Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF) 880 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, 33716 P: (727) 567-1000; raymondjames.com

6

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (BLMN) 2202 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 500, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 282-1225; bloominbrands.com

$4,415.78

$4,089.13

7

HSN Inc. (HSNI) 1 HSN Drive, St. Petersburg, 33729 P: (727) 872-1000; hsni.com

$3,588.00

$3,403.98

8

Roper Technologies Inc. (ROP) 6901 Professional Parkway E., Suite 200, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 556-2601; ropertech.com

$3,549.49

$3,238.13

9.6

11

Southeast Personnel Leasing Inc. 2739 U.S. 19 N., Holiday, 34691 P: (727) 938-5562; southeastpersonnel.com

$2,733.80

$2,291.98

10

Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS) 11215 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, 33966 P: (239) 277-6200; chicosfas.com

$2,675.21

TECO Energy Inc. (TE) 702 N. Franklin St., Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 228-4111; tecoenergy.com

19

20

21

22

23

24

William E. Crenshaw, CEO

retail grocery

1974

Robert M. Dutkowsky, CEO

IT products distributor

1966

Mark T. Mondello, CEO

designs, manufactures and manages global supply chain of electronic products and equipment across multiple industries

6,700

1985

Kenneth A. Burdick, CEO

managed health care provider

30,000

1918

John P. Tague, CEO and president

leases vehicles and equipment

Paul C. Reilly, CEO

100,000 (includes 8 part time)

1988

Elizabeth A. Smith, chairman, CEO and president

multiple restaurant brand owner and operator

1981

Mindy F. Grossman, CEO

interactive multichannel retailer

10,137

1981

Brian D. Jellison, chairman, CEO and president

engineering, technology and manufacturing firm specializing in software, medical, energy control and fluid handling products

19.3

230

1986

John Porreca, president

professional employer organization

$2,586.04

3.4

23,800

1983

David F. Dyer, CEO and president

specialty women’s clothing, accessories and gifts retailer

$2,566.40

$2,355.10

9

4,400

1899

John B. Ramil, CEO and president

electric and gas utility holding company

Cott Corp. (COT) 5519 W. Idlewild Ave., Suite 100, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 313-1800; cott.com

$2,102.80

$2,094.00

0.4

9,193

1955

Jerry Fowden, CEO

beverage products, packages and distributor

Abbey Carpet Co. Inc. 3471 Bonita Bay Blvd., Bonita Springs, 34134 P: (239) 948-0900; abbeycarpetandfloor.com

$2,020.00

$2,016.00

0.2

43

1958

Philip Gutierrez, chairman and CEO floor-covering franchiser

15

Rooms to Go 11540 U.S. 92 E., Seffner, 33584 P: (813) 623-5400; roomstogo.com

$1,980.00

$1,780.00

11.2

7,900

1991

Jeffrey Seaman, CEO

furniture retailer

16

Masonite International Corp. (DOOR) 201 N. Franklin St., Suite 300, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 877-2726; masonite.com

$1,837.70

$1,731.14

6.2

10,300

1925

Frederick J. Lynch, CEO and president

door manufacturer

Arthrex Inc. 1370 Creekside Blvd., Naples, 34108 P: (800) 933-7001; arthrex.com

$1,700.00

$1,500.00

13.3

3,000

1981

Reinhold Schmieding, president and founder

designer and manufacturer of surgical devices

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO) (Dually headquartered in Daytona Beach) 3101 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Suite 400, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 222-4100; bbinsurance.com

$1,575.80

$1,363.28

15.6

7,591

1939

J. Powell Brown, CEO and president

insurance agency and brokerage

Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC) 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 1100, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 421-7600; walterinvestment.com

$1,487.15

$1,802.50

-17.5

6,700

2009

Mark J. O’Brien, chairman and CEO

diversified mortgage banking customer-contact management technology provider

9

13

18

1930

1962

14

17

Line of Business

10,000

12

16

Top Executive

financial services holding company with subsidiaries in investment and financial planning

13

15

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

17

19

14

$4,861.25

$4,485.43

8.4

5.4

6,900

Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE) 400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 2800, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 274-1000; walterinvestment.com

$1,327.50

$1,263.46

5.1

50,450

1977

Chuck E. Sykes, CEO, president and executive director

20

Beall’s Inc. and Subsidiaries 700 13th Ave. E., Bradenton, 34208 P: (941) 747-2355; beallsflorida.com

$1,289.00

$1,289.00

0

4,273

1915

Steve Knopik, CEO

retailer specializing in clothing and gifts

23

FrankCrum 100 S. Missouri Ave., Clearwater, 33756 P: (727) 726-2786; frankcrum.com

$1,281.61

$1,200.00

6.8

215

1981

Frank W. Crum Jr., president

professional employer organization

25

Manhattan Construction Group (Dually headquartered in Tulsa, Okla.) 3705-1 Westview Drive, Naples, 34104 P: (239) 643-6000; manhattanconstructiongroup.com

$1,222.08

$1,043.23

17.1

717

1896

Kevin P. Moore, president

general contractor that also handles roads, pipeline, bridges and civil work

Kforce Inc. (KFRC) 1001 E. Palm Ave., Tampa, 33605 P: (813) 552-5000; kforce.com

$1,217.33

$1,073.73

13.4

2,500

1965

David L. Dunkel, chairman and CEO

staffing company

Robert Williams, CEO

financial services, collection agencies, subrogation services, rental properties, angel funding and recycling

21

24

Vengroff Williams Inc. 8440 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 363-5200; vwinc.com

25

18

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$1,480.00

-21.4

480

1963

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‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

22

Automated Petroleum & Energy Co. Inc. 1201 Oakfield Drive, Brandon, 33511 P: (813) 681-4279; automatedpetroleum.com

$1,150.00

$1,223.00

-6

30

26

American Strategic Insurance Corp. 1 ASI Way, St. Petersburg, 33702 P: (727) 821-8765; americanstrategic.com

$1,141.99

$1,022.49

11.7

21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc. 2270 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers, 33907 P: (239) 931-7275; 21stcenturyoncology.com

$1,026.42

$736.52

ACI Worldwide Inc. (ACIW) 3520 Kraft Road, Naples, 34105 P: (239) 403-4600; aciworldwide.com

$1,016.15

Quality Distribution Inc. (QLTY) 4041 Park Oaks Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, 33610 P: (800) 282-2031; qualitydistribution.com Syniverse 8125 Highwoods Palm Way, Tampa, 33647 P: (813) 637-5000; syniverse.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

26

27

28

29

30

31

32

33

34

35

36

37

38

39

40

41

42

43

44

45

46

47

48

49

31

28

27

29

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1981

Bill McKnight, president

gasoline distributor

467

1997

John F. Auer, CEO and president

insurance carrier

39.4

4,630

1983

Dr. Daniel E. Dosoretz, CEO and co-founder

developer and operator of radiation therapy centers

$864.93

17.5

4,472

1975

Philip G. Heasley, CEO and president

provides electronic payment and banking services

$991.76

$929.81

6.7

1,188

1999

Gary R. Enzor, chairman and CEO

bulk transportation service provider

$916.30

$858.96

6.7

2,500

1987

Stephen Gray, CEO and president

mobile-service technology provider

30

Intertape Polymer Group (ITP.TO) (Dually headquartered in Montreal, Quebec) 100 Paramount Drive, Suite 300, Sarasota, 34232 P: (941) 727-5788; itape.com

$812.70

$781.50

4

1,900

1981

Greg Yull, CEO and president

creates and sells paper- and film-based pressure-sensitive tapes, polyethylene, films and packaging

N/A

Cunningham Lindsey Group Limited 3030 Rocky Point Drive, Suite 530, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 830-7100; cunninghamlindsey.com

$767.40

$895.10

-14.3

7,000

1998

Jane Tutoki, CEO Global

insurance loss adjusting and claims management

Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Inc. 4300 W. Cypress St., Suite 600, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 283-7000; checkers.com

$756.10

$723.40

4.5

2,724

1986

Enrique “Rick” Silva, CEO and president quick-service restaurant chain

32

34

35

38

36

48

39

40

37

42

43

44

41

45

47

49

Morgan Automotive Group 1101 E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa, 33612 P: (813) 933-6402; morganautogroup.com

$734.00

$656.00

11.9

1,312

1986

Larry C. Morgan, CEO

automobile dealership group, manufacturing, health care, construction and computer support

FCCI Insurance Group 6300 University Parkway, Sarasota, 34240 P: (800) 226-3224; fcci-group.com

$657.50

$586.40

12.1

725

1959

Craig Johnson, CEO and president

commercial property, casualty insurance provider

Ferman Automotive Group 1306 W. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, 33606 P: (813) 251-2765; ferman.com

$636.00

$551.00

15.4

1,300

1895

automobile and motorcycle dealership James L. Ferman Jr., president group

MarineMax Inc. (HZO) 2600 McCormick Drive, Suite 200, Clearwater, 33759 P: (727) 531-1700; marinemax.com

$624.69

$584.50

6.9

1,228

1998

William H. McGill Jr., chairman, CEO and president boat retailer

Benderson Development Co. LLC 7978 Cooper Creek Blvd., Suite 100, University Park, 34201 P: (941) 359-8303; benderson.com

*Estimated based on real estate holdings, regional and national average lease rates and occupancies.

*$610.73

N/A

N/A

N/A

1952

Randy Benderson, CEO

real estate development, ownership and property management

March/Hodge Automotive 15438 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 33613 P: (410) 336-0210; marchhodgeauto.com

$564.00

$524.90

7.4

DND

1998

Tony March and Ernie Hodge, CEOs

automotive dealership group

Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships 6423 14th St. W., Bradenton, 34207 P: (941) 756-5511; gettel.com

$556.06

$515.14

7.9

789

1991

James Gettel, CEO

automotive dealership group

AVI-SPL 6301 Benjamin Road, Suite 101, Tampa, 33634 P: (800) 282-6733; avispl.com

$552.94

$554.63

-0.3

DND

1979

John Zettel, CEO

audio video system design and installation, managed services and product sales

Modern Business Associates 9455 Koger Blvd., Suite 200, St. Petersburg, 33702 P: (727) 563-1500; mbahro.com

$539.00

$459.00

17.4

32,264

1997

Mark P. Lettelleir, CEO and president

professional employer organization

It Works! Global 908 Riverside Drive, Palmetto, 34221 P: (941) 348-6650; itworksglobal.com

$538.00

$456.00

18

107

2001

Mark B. Pentecost, CEO

direct sales and network marketing of body wraps and skin care products

Stock Development 2647 Professional Circle, Suite 1201, Naples, 34119 P: (239) 592-7344; stockdevelopment.com

$529.00

$453.00

16.8

285

2001

Brian K. Stock, owner

developer and homebuilder

Gulfeagle Supply Inc. 2900 E. Seventh Ave., Tampa, 33605 P: (813) 636-9808; gulfeaglesupply.com

$510.00

$480.00

6.3

1,125

1973

Jim S. Resch, CEO

roofing, metal and building material distributor

A-1 HR 3829 Coconut Palm Drive, Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 620-1661; a-1hr.com

$501.02

$415.11

20.7

19,221

1999

Mel Klinghoffer, president

professional employer organization

Bankers Financial Corp. 11101 Roosevelt Blvd. N., St. Petersburg, 33716 P: (727) 823-4000; bankersfinancialcorp.com

$408.00

$375.00

8.8

674

1976

John A. Strong, chairman and CEO

insurance and financial services

WCI Communities Inc. (WCIC) 24301 Walden Center Drive, Bonita Springs, 34134 P: (239) 947-2600; wcicommunities.com

$407.00

$317.35

28.2

667

1946

Keith E. Bass, CEO and president

residential homebuilder, real estate services and amenities

Hyundai of New Port Richey 3936 U.S. 19, New Port Richey, 34652 P: (727) 359-0633; hyundaigiant.com

$387.00

$342.00

13.2

350

2003

Scott Fink, CEO and president auto dealerships

50

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

HCI Group Inc. (HCI) 5300 W. Cypress St., Suite 100, Tampa, 33607 P: (888) 210-5235; hcigroup.com

$380.00

$344.00

10.5

350

46

J.H. Williams Oil Co. Inc. 1237 E. Twiggs St., Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 228-7776; jhwoil.com

$370.00

$394.00

-6.1

53

Triad Retail Media 100 Carillon Parkway, St. Petersburg, 33716 P: (727) 231-5041; triadretail.com

$366.20

$249.60

46.7

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Company/Address

51

52

53

54

55

56

57

58

59

60

61

55

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

2006

Paresh Patel, chairman and CEO

homeowners’ insurance, reinsurance, real estate and information technology

30

1945

J. Hulon Williams III, president

fuel marketer

498

2005

Roger Berdusco, CEO

digital media production, sales and management for retailers

Cliff Otto, president

third-party logistics services including warehousing, transportation, packaging and fulfillment

N/A

Saddle Creek Logistics Services 3010 Saddle Creek Road, Lakeland, 33801 P: (863) 665-0966; sclogistics.com

50

HealthPlan Holdings Inc. 3501 E. Frontage Road, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 289-1000; healthplan.com

$335.00

$280.00

19.6

3,000

1970

Jeff Bak, CEO and president

provider of outsourced services to insurers in the individual, union trust and voluntary benefits markets

57

PGT Industries (PGTI) 1070 Technology Drive, North Venice, 34275 P: (941) 480-1600; pgtindustries.com

$306.39

$239.30

28

1,700

1980

Rodney Hershberger, chairman and CEO

custom window and door manufacturer

Vogue International 2600 McCormick Drive, Suite 320, Clearwater, 34677 P: (727) 216-1600; vogueintl.com

$298.00

$241.00

23.7

103

1986

Todd Christopher, president and founder

manufacturer and distributor of hair and personal care products

67

Minto Communities - Florida 4042 Park Oaks Blvd., Suite 450, Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 342-3830; mintofla.com

$288.00

$187.00

54

175

1978

Mike Belmont, president

community developer and homebuilder

60

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC) 360 Central Ave., Suite 900, St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (727) 895-7737; upcinsurance.com

$280.23

$208.08

34.7

118

1999

John L. Forney, CEO

property and casualty insurance

58

Neal Communities of Southwest Florida LLC 5800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. N., Lakewood Ranch, 34240 P: (941) 328-1111; nealcommunities.com

$276.60

$230.30

20.1

192

1970

Patrick K. Neal, CEO

land developer and homebuilder

61

HIT Promotional Products Inc. 7150 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo, 33777 P: (727) 541-5561; hitpromo.net

$270.00

$208.00

29.8

1,697

1981

Arthur W. Schmidt III, president

manufacturer of promotional/marketing items

56

$358.00

$313.00

14.4

2,500

1966

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Saddlebrook Resorts Inc. A-1 believes in personalized customer service and does not have VOICEMAIL.

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AVI-SPL’s CEO John Zettel is an avid runner and has completed FIVE MARATHONS.

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BUILDING BIG Highland Homes seized an opportunity, born in the recession, to expand beyond Polk County.

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akeland-based Highland Homes, which markets primarily to first-time homebuyers, took on projects outside Polk County for the first time during the heady years of the housing bubble a decade ago. That move built the foundation for a current growth spurt at the firm, run by father-son team Bob and Joel Adams. “During the go-go days, we had moved into third-party development,” building in Hillsborough, Lake and Pasco counties for other companies, says Executive Vice President Joel Adams, 44. “When ‘08 and ‘09 hit, pretty much all of the deals unwound” and Highlands took over developments that partners exited. Like many companies, Highland cut back during those lean years. But when the Adams family sensed the economy was improving, they aggressively extended their footprint, buoyed by the logistics they’d developed to manage their earlier projects outside of Polk. The result is the 19-year-old company is expanding again. Revenues grew 32% last year, from $53 million to $70 million, and the firm is on track to hit $93 million in 2015. Highland barely missed a spot among the top 100 builders nationally last year, but

officials hope to make it this year. “We were 101. Nine closings would have put us on the 100,” says company founder and President Bob Adams, 75, who adds, “I’m probably too competitive for my own good.” The company’s footprint now extends north to Ocala, east to St. Cloud and south to Palmetto. Homes in most of its 26 communities start below $200,000. With an improving market, Highland’s average sales price has climbed from $145,000 in 2010-11 to $182,000 this year. And four of the newer developments — in Plant City, Lakeland, Auburndale and Apopka — are aimed at a slightly higher demographic. Expansion has brought greater reliance on technology to manage projects from a distance. And changes in the way young couples search for homes have revolutionized the firm’s marketing. “We’ve had to become a retailer,” Joel Adams says. “With social media and the website, the customer is going to know a lot about you before they walk into the model center.” Highlands adopted a branded look and a uniform sales approach, he adds, that is “taught and learned and rehearsed.” Like many other homebuilders, Highland aims for a nimble

approach to land deals. “Land position drives pricing,” says Joel Adams, “So we’ve worked very diligently to find small, under-theradar positions that aren’t under the public builder’s domain.” Highland Homes was formed in 1996 after Bob Adams and former business partner Don Stephens dissolved Sun State Homes, a company they owned for 26 years. Joel Adams, then 26, received a contractor’s license and was itching to become an entrepreneur. The pair started Highland Homes with Bob Adams’ assets from Sun State. The company built 50 houses in the first six months and 127 in 1997 as the market heated up. They moved into their current headquarters, a converted neo-Gothic church building, in 2004. Current challenges, Bob Adams says, include marketing to a generation of millennials that has put off marriage and home-buying longer than their parents. “It’s a little different approach,” Bob Adams says. “We sell the excitement of taking that home, taking them to the site, selecting the model and keeping them in the parameters of affordability.” — Barry Friedman

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

Landmark Apartment Trust of America Inc. 3505 E. Frontage Road, Suite 150, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 281-2907; latapts.com

$262.21

$156.99

67

768

2005

Stanley “Jay” Olander Jr., CEO real estate investment trust focused on and CFO apartments

Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 250, Tampa, 33634 P: (800) 351-1557 diversifiedm.com

$260.00

$203.00

28.1

3,500

1997

Alan Butcher, CEO and president

commercial janitorial services business support services for dental practices

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

62

63

64

65

65

67

68

69

70

71

72

75

63

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

Dental Care Alliance 6240 Lake Osprey Drive, Sarasota, 34240 P: (888) 876-4531; dentalcarealliance.com

$254.00

$250.00

1.6

2,367

1991

Mitchell Olan co-CEO and COO and David Nichols coCEO and CFO

59

America II Electronics 2600 118th Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33716 P: (800) 767-2637; americaii.com

$250.00

$215.00

16.3

550

1989

Michael Galinski, CEO

independent electronics distributor

51

ASG Software Solutions 708 Goodlette Road N., Naples, 34102 P: (800) 932-5536; asg.com

$250.00

$276.00

-9.4

1,000

1986

John C. DiDonato, president

business-service management software provider

Power Design Inc. 11600 Ninth St. N., St. Petersburg, 33716 P: (727) 210-0492; powerdesigninc.us

$240.00

$189.00

27

548

1989

Mitch Permuy, CEO

electrical contractor

Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc. (HRTG) 2600 McCormick Drive, Suite 300, Clearwater, 33759 P: (727) 362-7202; heritagepci.com

$233.82

$124.83

87.3

133

2012

Bruce Lucas, chairman and CEO

provides home, condominium, rental and commercial residential insurance

Sun Hydraulics Corp. (SNHY) 1500 W. University Parkway, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 362-1200; sunhydraulics.com

$227.67

$205.27

10.9

895

1970

Allen J. Carlson, CEO and president

designer and manufacturer of hydrauliccartridge valve

81

Arthur Rutenberg Homes Inc. 13922 58th St. N., Clearwater, 33760 P: (727) 536-5900; arthurrutenberghomes.com

$221.00

$144.00

53.5

95

1975

Barry Rutenberg, chairman

homebuilding company franchiser

72

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA 4221 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 1000, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 223-7000; cfjblaw.com

$216.90

$171.31

26.6

753

1901

Gary L. Sasso, CEO and president

law firm

Great Bay Distributors Inc. 2310 Starkey Road, Largo, 33771 P: (727) 584-8626; greatbaybud.com

$200.75

$195.12

2.9

304

1967

Ronald R. Petrini, CEO

beer wholesaler

52

66

88

62

64

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‘13 Gross Revenue

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

6.1

1,800

1989

Ian MacKechnie, chairman and CEO

provides financial services, including check cashing, money orders and cash advances

$151.50

29.5

1,043

1920

Michael Benstock, CEO

designs, manufactures and sells uniforms and apparel

$180.00

8.3

DND

1993

Joe Delatorre, CEO

multispecialty physician group

Bruce Fabel, president

anti-aging, beauty and cosmetic medical service centers managed service, technology infrastructure, networking, storage and virtualization service provider

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

73

68

Amscot Financial Inc. 600 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 1200, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 637-6100; amscotfinancial.com

$197.60

$186.20

77

Superior Uniform Group Inc. (SGC) 10055 Seminole Blvd., Seminole, 33772 P: (727) 397-9611; superioruniformgroup.com

$196.25

69

Florida Medical Clinic PA 38135 Market Square, Zephyrhills, 33542 P: (813) 780-8774; floridamedicalclinic.com

$195.00

83

Ideal Image Development Inc. 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 440, Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 286-8100; idealimage.com

74

75

76

77

78

79

80

81

82

83

84

85

86

87

88

89

90

91

92

93

94

95

96

96

10

% Change

*Based on an average of a range provided by the company.

*$188.00

$141.90

32.5

980

2001

85

Vology Inc. 4035 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (888) 808-2199; vology.com

$186.00

$149.00

24.8

228

2001

Barry Shevlin, CEO

71

J. Kokolakis Contracting Inc. 202 E. Center St., Tarpon Springs, 34689 P: (727) 942-2211; jkokolakis.com

$182.00

$176.00

3.4

126

1972

Joseph J. Kokolakis, president general contractor

Caspers Co. (McDonald’s Restaurants) 4908 W. Nassau St., Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 287-2231; casperscompany.com

$172.72

$176.56

-2.2

904

1958

Blake J. Casper, chairman and CEO

quick-service restaurant chain

Ripa & Associates LLC 1409 Tech Blvd., Suite 1, Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 623-6777; ripatampa.com

$170.00

$115.00

47.8

465

1998

Frank P. Ripa, CEO

site, road construction and utility contractor

70

93

74

McNichols Co. 2502 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 750, Tampa, 33607 P: (800) 237-3820; mcnichols.com

$168.00

$161.00

4.3

345

1952

Scott McNichols, president

steel service centers supplying and fabricating metal, wire mesh and gratings products

N/A

CenterState Banks Inc. (CSFL) 42745 U.S. 27, Davenport, 33837 P: (863) 419-7750; centerstatebank.com

$164.45

$134.32

22.4

785

1989

John C. Corbett, CEO and president

bank

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing LLLP 7051 Wireless Court, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 355-7685; abwholesaler.com/goldcoasteagle

$163.00

$97.40

67.4

225

1996

John Saputo, president and owner

Anheuser-Busch and Corona beer distributor

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc. 4890 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 650, Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 287-0101; cvmissioncriticalreit.com

$154.29

$68.30

125.9

DND

2009

John Carter, chairman, CEO and president

real estate investment trust

106

124

N/A

Integrity Employee Leasing 3626 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, 33949 P: (941) 625-0623; integrityemployeeleasing.com

$152.00

$110.60

37.4

35

2004

Tom Natoli, CEO and owner

employee leasing, payroll, workers’ compensation, human resources, health and insurance coverage and benefits

78

Pepin Distributing Co. 4121 N. 50th St., Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 626-6176; pepindistributing.com

$149.60

$149.00

0.4

308

1960

Thomas A. Pepin, CEO and president

beer and beverage distributor

Tampa Armature Works Inc. 6312 78th St., Riverview, 33578 P: (800) 333-9449; tawinc.com

$148.00

$191.00

-22.5

645

1921

James A. Turner III, CEO and president

industrial equipment distributor and services

BlueGrace Logistics LLC 2846 S. Falkenburg Road, Riverview, 33578 P: (800) 697-4477; mybluegrace.com

$146.38

$105.00

39.4

166

2009

Bobby Harris, CEO, president and founder

transportation and logistics franchiser

Dex Imaging Inc. 5109 W. Lemon St., Tampa, 33609 P: (800) 886-2329; deximaging.com

$146.00

$127.00

15

687

2002

Daniel M. Doyle Jr., chairman and CEO

sells and services imaging systems and office equipment

65

97

85

118

76

104

89

S-One Holdings Corp. (includes LexJet, Brand Management Group and ABAQA) 1605 Main St., Suite 400, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 330-1210; sone.com

$144.71

$76.24

89.8

170

1994

manufacturer and distributor of inkjet Art Lambert and Ron Simkins, printing equipment, supplies, laminates founders and co-owners and adhesives

Global Convergence Inc. 700 Brooker Creek Blvd., Suite 1000, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (800) 638-8481; globalconvergence.com

$142.00

$154.00

-7.8

150

1990

Jim Bradshaw, chairman and CEO

specialty distribution and IT services provider

First Watch Restaurants Inc. 8027 Cooper Creek Blvd., Suite 103, University Park, 34201 P: (941) 907-9800; firstwatch.com DeAngelis Diamond Construction 6635 Willow Park Drive, Naples, 34109; P: (239) 594-1994 DeangelisDiamond.com and ddhealthcaregroup.com

*The average of a range provided by the company.

*$140.00

$100.00

40

2,800

1983

Kenneth L. Pendery Jr., CEO and president

restaurant chain

$137.00

$124.00

10.5

150

1996

David Diamond and John DeAngelis, co-founders

general contractor and construction management

First Family Insurance 7800 University Pointe Drive, Fort Myers, 33907 P: (800) 327-0977; firstfamilyinsurance.com

$136.00

$48.00

183.3

107

2008

Jason Marra, president

provides health care, Medicare, life, property, commercial and final expense insurance

N/A

Fleetwing Corp. 742 S. Combee Road, Lakeland, 33801 P: (863) 665-7557; fleetwingoil.com

$133.00

$140.00

-5

64

1956

David A. Ricketts, president

multi-brand petroleum marketer

84

Times Publishing Co./ Florida Trend P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, 33731 P: (727) 893-8111; tampabay.com

N/A

90

Tribridge 4830 W. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 890, Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 287-8887; tribridge.com

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*Estimated by the Columbia Journalism Review.

*$130.00

$139.00

-6.5

N/A

1884

Paul C. Tash, chairman and CEO

newspaper, magazine and online publisher

$130.00

$116.00

12.1

650

1998

Tony DiBenedetto, chairman and CEO

IT services and business consulting

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

113

Discovery Senior Living 3301 Bonita Beach Road, Suite 113, Bonita Springs, 34134 P: (239) 908-2921; discoveryseniorliving.com

Top Executive

Line of Business

$129.50

$83.40

102

Hawkins Construction Inc. 1430 L&R Industrial Blvd., Tarpon Springs, 34689 P: (727) 938-9719; hawkinsnet.com

55.3

1,606

1994

Thomas J. Harrison, CEO

senior housing developers and managers

$127.00

$102.00

24.5

102

1975

John McCaugherty, president

general contractor and construction management

Horizon Mortgage Corp. 200 S. Washington Blvd., Suite 8, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 365-0450; horizonmort.com

$125.00

$75.00

66.7

14

1974

N.J. Olivieri, president

commercial mortgage banker and real estate brokerage

101 97

Scott Fischer Enterprises 12271 Towne Lake Drive, Fort Myers, 33913 P: (239) 690-4647; sfe-us.com

$121.00

$105.00

15.2

300

1987

J. Scott Fischer, CEO

motorcycle retailer, services and rental

102 100

Jerry Ulm Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram 2966 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 872-6645; JerryUlmDodge.com

$113.00

$104.00

8.7

203

1990

Gerald H. Ulm, president

automobile dealership group

103 92

KHS&S Contractors 5422 Bay Center Drive, Suite 200, Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 628-9330; khss.com

$110.99

$115.76

-4.1

426

1984

Michael R. Cannon, president

interior and exterior construction and themed finishes

104 87

USAmeriBank 4790 140th Ave. N., Clearwater, 33762 P: (813) 226-0111; usameribank.com

$110.41

$129.01

-14.4

495

2007

Joseph V. Chillura, CEO

bank

105 112

myMatrixx 3111 W. Martin Luther King Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 247-2077; mymatrixx.com

$109.82

$84.83

29.5

220

2001

Steven MacDonald, CEO

pharmaceuticals and ancillary medical services

Sun State International Trucks LLC 6020 Adamo Drive, Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 621-1331; sunstateintl.com

$108.30

$104.00

4.1

200

1982

Oscar J. Horton, CEO and president

commercial transportation equipment sales

American Food Distributor 8402 Lemon Road, Port Richey, 34668 P: (727) 848-1010; afdllc.com

$105.00

$81.00

29.6

89

1997

Bill Loiacano, CEO

food distributor

Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. (BBGI) 3033 Riviera Drive, Suite 200, Naples, 34103 P: (239) 263-5000; bbgi.com

$104.90

$101.30

3.6

490

1961

George G. Beasley, chairman, CEO and founder

radio broadcasting group

Sanwa Growers Inc. 2801 E. Hillsborough Ave., Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 642-5159; sanwafarmersmarket.com

$103.21

$97.80

5.5

276

1981

Tony Leung, president

wholesale distributor

Invisa Inc. (INSA) 1800 Second St., Suite 965, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 870-3950; invisa.com

$98.32

$94.77

3.7

410

1997

Howard R. Curd, co-chairman and CEO

manufactures and sells vinyl-coated fabrics and gate safety sensors

Homes by WestBay 4065 Crescent Park Drive, Riverview, 33578 P: (813) 938-1250; homesbywestbay.com

$98.15

$90.00

9.1

70

2009

Willy Nunn, president

homebuilder

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty 4001 Tamiami Trail, Suite 350, Naples, 34103 P: (239) 262-4242; premiersothebysrealty.com

$94.00

$77.20

21.8

96

1983

Judy Green, CEO and president

real estate brokerage

Veredus Corp. 4300 W. Cypress St., Suite 900, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 936-7004; vereduscorp.com

$93.31

$89.11

4.7

228

2000

Dan Rodriguez, CEO

IT staffing services

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

98

99

100 119

106 100

107 115

108 99

109 105

110 N/A

111 108

112 117

113 109

114 135

Health Insurance Innovations Inc. (HIIQ) 15438 N. Florida Ave., Suite 201, Tampa, 33613 P: (877) 376-5831; hiiquote.com

$88.76

$56.64

56.7

282

2008

builds and administers Web-based health Michael W. Kosloske, chairman, CEO, president and insurance plans and products; provides shortterm/limited medical insurance plans founder

115 103

Alico Inc. (ALCO) 10070 Daniels Interstate Court, Suite 100, Fort Myers, 33913 P: (239) 226-2000; alicoinc.com

$88.68

$101.66

-12.8

331

1960

Clayton G. Wilson, CEO and president

land management, agriculture, mining and development

NeoGenomics Inc. (NEO) 12701 Commonwealth Drive, Suite 9, Fort Myers, 33913 P: (239) 768-0600; neogenomics.com

$87.07

$66.47

31

440

2001

Douglas M. VanOort, chairman and CEO

cancer genetic testing laboratory

Zirkelbach Construction Inc. 1415 10th St. W., Palmetto, 34221 P: (941) 729-0000; zconstruction.com

$87.00

$51.00

70.6

31

1996

Alan Zirkelbach, CEO

general contractor, construction management and design-builder

Hooters Management Corp. and Affiliates 107 Hampton Road, Suite 200, Clearwater, 33759 P: (727) 725-2551; originalhooters.com

$86.50

$85.70

0.9

160

1983

Neil G Kiefer, CEO and president

restaurant group

116 125

117 110

118 111

119 138

120 114

121 127

122 126

12

Premier Eye Care 607 W. Bay Street, Tampa, 33606 P: (800) 337-9406; premiereyecare.net

$84.00

$53.91

55.8

85

1993

Lorna Taylor, CEO and president

provides eye care, health care and administrative services to health plans and their members

Nicholas Financial Inc. (NICK) 2454 McMullen Booth Road, Building C, Clearwater, 33759 P: (727) 726-0763; nicholasfinancial.com

$82.63

$82.11

0.6

326

1985

Ralph T. Finkenbrink, chairman, CEO and president

consumer loan provider and auto loan consolidator

BCH Mechanical Inc. 6354 118th Ave. N., Largo, 33773 P: (727) 546-3561; bchmechanical.com

$81.60

$64.20

27.1

492

1976

Daryl W. Blume, president

HVAC, plumbing/piping, sheet metal and medical-gas mechanical contractor

Michael Saunders & Co. 100 Washington Blvd., Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 953-7900; michaelsaunders.com

$74.80

$65.40

14.4

127

1976

Michael Saunders, CEO and founder

real estate brokerage

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

Centauri Insurance 5391 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Suite 303, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 870-0204; centauriinsurance.com

$74.50

$52.30

42.4

28

124 142

Creative Contractors Inc. 620 Drew St., Clearwater, 33755 P: (727) 461-5522; creativecontractors.com

$74.10

$48.30

53.4

125 151

Willis A. Smith Construction Inc. 5001 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. N., Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 366-3116; willissmith.com

$72.20

$44.00

C1 Financial Inc. (BNK) 100 Fifth St. S., St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (877) 266-2265; c1Bank.com

$72.05

Brooks and Freund LLC 5661 Independence Circle, Suite 1, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 939-5251; brooksandfreund.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

123 140

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

2011

Ricardo Espino, CEO and president

property and casualty insurance provider

65

1974

Alan C. Bomstein, CEO

general contractor

64.1

71

1972

David E. Sessions, CEO and president

general contractor and construction management

$70.15

2.7

238

1995

Trevor R. Burgess, CEO and president

bank

$72.00

$57.00

26.3

39

2000

Richard Freund, manager

general contractor and construction management

The Fountain Group 4505 Woodland Corporate Blvd., Tampa, 33614 P: (866) 416-1960; thefountaingroup.com

$72.00

$61.90

16.3

DND

2001

Ben Rustrian, senior director

employment agency

127 N/A

TSE Industries Inc. 4370 112th Terrace N., Clearwater, 33762 P: (727) 573-7676; tse-industries.com

$72.00

$66.00

9.1

250

1962

Robert R. Klingel Sr., CEO

rubber, plastic and adhesive manufacturer

130 N/A

Highland Holdings Inc. 3020 Florida Ave., Suite 101, Lakeland, 33803 P: (863) 619-7103; highlandhomes.org

$70.00

$53.00

32.1

76

1996

Robert J. Adams, president

homebuilder

131 N/A

ODC Construction 2610 Tampa East Blvd., Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 374-2288; odcbuilds.com

$68.30

$62.30

9.6

267

2011

Isaac Lidsky, CEO and partner building shell construction contractor

132 132

Medallion Home 1651 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 359-9000; medallionhome.com

$68.20

$60.50

12.7

DND

1984

Carlos Beruff, CEO

homebuilder

Famous Tate Appliance & Bedding Centers 8317 N. Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33604 P: (813) 935-3151; famoustate.com

$67.60

$62.63

7.9

191

1954

John Horst, president

retail appliance and bedding retailer

126 122

127 134

127 131

133 130

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BRIAN RIST, the president and CEO of Storm Smart in Fort Myers, says the company’s wholesale business promises the most growth.

All of the bank’s staff promotions since January 2013 have gone to WOMEN.

NO. 476

Sabal Palm Bank Boring Business Systems was founded in 1924 as Lakeland Typewriter and Supply Co., which sold Royal TYPEWRITERS and adding machines.

GULF COAST 500 | no. 179

FLY SMART Storm Smart has always moved ahead of the economic ups and downs of construction in Florida. Revenues for the hurricane-protection manufacturer last year jumped 25%.

W

NO. 398

Boring Business Systems Inc. Hyundai of New Port Richey is the largest Hyundai dealership in AMERICA.

NO. 50

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hen the recession hit the construction industry, Brian Rist flew to

Cancun. He wasn’t there to lounge around the resorts. Instead, Rist’s company, Storm Smart, won jobs to install shutters and other storm protection for the hotels in the hurricane-prone Yucatan peninsula. “We built a plant in Cancun and that’s really paying off now,” says Rist, who notes that the Mexican government now has mandated new stricter building codes in light of recent damaging storms. This is the kind of innovative thinking that helped Fort Myersbased Storm Smart weather the recession that saw new construction in Florida come to a virtual standstill. But now that the economy is recovering and new construction is rebounding in Southwest Florida, Storm Smart’s business has jumped, too. Its annual sales totaled $37.5 million in 2014, up 25% over 2013. “We really have a plan to double the size of this company in the next three years,” says Rist. “Our wholesale business is where we see the most potential.” Prior to the recession, Storm

Smart built its business manufacturing and installing shutters for residential homes in Charlotte, Collier and Lee counties. Rist estimates the company has installed shutters and other hurricane protection on 75,000 homes in the three-county region. But as the recession took hold, Rist forged ahead with commercial projects such as hotels in Mexico and municipal projects in the U.S., including the Fort Lauderdale Airport. Once he had weathered the recession, Rist began to supply distributors and installers with his products at wholesale. With 155 people employed in a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing plant adjacent to Chico’s FAS headquarters in Fort Myers, Rist says he can ramp up production to supply installers all over the country and overseas. “We’re employing now more than we ever have,” says Rist, who recently hired former Chico’s executive Cole Peacock as his new chief operating officer. Finding mid-level managers is now Rist’s biggest challenge. “Manufacturing isn’t our bottleneck,” he says. To separate itself from the competition, Storm Smart invested

heavily in research and development during the downturn. Now, many of its products function both as hurricane protection and energy savers. For example, the motor on shutters can be charged with solar power, which saves electricity and can run even if there’s a power outage. Storm Smart has a marketing budget “in the high six figures,” Rist says, including $10,000 a month for Google alone. His rule: “You market when times are good and you really market when times are bad.” Rist isn’t giving up on residential sales, which account for about 21% of his business. There’s room for growth as homebuilders target the region once again. “Cape Coral is only one-third built out,” says Rist. Although international sales now only account for 8% of total revenues, Storm Smart has an edge over the competition because its employees now have experience in other countries. “I’m going to Antigua in two weeks,” says Rist, 61. You won’t find him lounging poolside. — Jean Gruss

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

Kellogg & Kimsey Inc. 6077 Clark Center Ave., Sarasota, 34238 P: (941) 927-7700; kelloggkimsey.com

$67.00

$60.00

11.7

53

CORE Construction Services of Florida LLC 8027 Cooper Creek Blvd., Suite 110, University Park, 34201 P: (941) 343-4300; coreconstruction.com

$65.00

$95.00

-31.6

136 161

McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors Inc. 1645 Barber Road, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 377-6800; mesgc.com

$64.10

$38.50

137 128

B&B Corporate Holdings Inc. 927 U.S. 301 S., Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 621-6411; bnbch.com

$62.00

Jagged Peak Inc. (JGPK) 3000 Bayport Drive, Suite 250, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 637-6900; jaggedpeak.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

134 133

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1986

Philip A. Kellogg, president

general contractor and construction management

51

1937

John P. Wiseman, president

general contractor and construction management

66.5

80

1987

John A. McIntyre, president

commercial general contractor

$63.00

-1.6

130

1923

J. Andrew Bever Jr., president

owns and manages convenience stores and retail real estate

$61.71

$47.48

30

143

2000

Paul Demirdjian, CEO and president

e-commerce multichannel software and services

McGarvey Construction Co./McGarvey Custom Homes 9260 Estero Park Commons Blvd., Suite 101, Estero, 33928 P: (239) 738-7800; mcgarveydevelopment.com

$60.40

$46.80

29.1

45

1996

John S. McGarvey, president

commercial developer, design-build and custom homebuilder

140 214

Beach to Bay Investments Inc. 5702 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, 34217 P: (941) 778-8660; beachtobayliving.com

$60.00

$25.00

140

12

2011

Shawn Kaleta, CEO

homebuilder and land developer

140 N/A

LTC Global 6201 Presidential Court, Fort Myers, 33919 P: (800) 362-8837; ltcglobal.com

$60.00

$50.00

20

18

2002

Dan Schmedlen, CEO

long-term care insurance agency

Somero Enterprises Inc. 16831 Link Court, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 210-6500; somero.com

$59.28

$45.08

31.5

165

1986

John T. Cooney, CEO and president

manufactures concrete-leveling machines

Stratus Video Interpreting 600 Cleveland St., Suite 1000, Clearwater, 33755 P: (855) 865-8778; stratusvideo.com

$58.92

$56.40

4.5

213

2005

Sean Belanger, CEO

video remote interpretation

WRH Realty Services Inc. 415 First Ave. N., St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (727) 892-3000; wrhrealty.com

$58.04

$51.60

12.5

506

1998

J. Mark Rutledge, president

multifamily housing management firm

135 107

138 144

139 N/A

142 148

143 N/A

144 141

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‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

145 N/A

Scotlynn USA Division 15671 San Carlos Blvd., Fort Myers, 33908 P: (888) 263-1888; scotlynn.com

$58.00

$39.60

46.5

60

146 N/A

The Bernd Group Inc. 1251 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin, 34698 P: (727) 733-0122; berndgroup.com

$56.57

$52.32

8.1

147 182

Precise Construction 5026 Trenton St., Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 241-2403; preciseconstruction.com

$55.00

$32.00

148 154

Bandes Construction Co. Inc. 1368 Spalding Road, Suite C, Dunedin, 34698 P: (727) 733-5558; bandesconst.com

$54.00

149 146

Commercial Design Services Inc. 5805 Barry Road, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 886-0580; cdstampa.com

150 176

Tibbetts Lumber Co. LLC 3300 Fairfield Ave. S., St. Petersburg, 33712 P: (727) 322-1403; tibbettslumber.com

151 152

151 166

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

153 143

154 147

155 163

156 175

157 177

158 154

159 257

159 159

161 153

162 159

163 180

164 157

165 154

166 247

166 190

168 167

169 178

16

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

2010

Scott Biddle, president

freight brokerage

71

1989

Pilar R. Bernd, president

supply chain management largely for the aerospace and defense industries

71.9

32

1988

Greg Johnson, president

general contractor

$41.00

31.7

32

1987

Robert Bandes, CEO and president

general contractor, construction manager and design-builder

$52.00

$46.00

13

89

1988

Stewart Davis, president

office-furniture dealer

$51.70

$33.76

53.1

223

2009

Russ Hallenbeck, CEO

lumber and building materials retailer

iConstructors LLC 2502 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 1000, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 287-9000; iconstructors.com

$50.00

$43.00

16.3

55

2009

Robert W. Healy, president

general contractor

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co. 11941 Fairway Lakes Drive, Fort Myers, 33913 P: (239) 561-4141; owen-ames-kimball.com

$50.00

$35.96

39

44

1982

David J. Dale, president

general contractor and construction management

Callaghan Tire 1301 44th Ave. E., Bradenton, 34203 P: (941) 751-1577; callaghantire.com

$49.50

$48.00

3.1

150

1978

Dan Callaghan, CEO

tire retreading, commercial tire sales and service

The Bank of Tampa 601 Bayshore Blvd., Tampa, 33603 P: (813) 872-1200; bankoftampa.com

$48.52

$45.77

6

225

1973

William O. West, president

bank

Shaw Development LLC 25190 Bernwood Drive, Bonita Springs, 34135 P: (239) 405-6100; shawdev.com

$48.00

$38.00

26.3

185

1959

Kevin Hawkesworth, CEO and manufacturer of fuel, oil and diesel expresident haust fluid systems

Liberty Group One Tampa City Center, Suite 2570, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 280-2000; libertygrouphotels.com

$47.85

$33.77

41.7

594

1980

Punit Shah, CEO

hotel ownership and management

B&I Contractors Inc. 2701 Prince St., Fort Myers, 33916 P: (239) 332-4646; bandicontractors.com

$46.50

$33.70

38

324

1960

Gary H. Griffin, president

mechanical, electrical and plumbing services

John Cannon Homes Inc. 6710 Professional Parkway W., Suite 100, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 924-5935; johncannonhomes.com

$46.10

$41.00

12.4

56

1987

John K. Cannon, CEO and president

custom homebuilder

Dynamic Dental Partners Group 600 Eighth Ave. W., fourth floor, Palmetto, 34221 P: (941) 918-4300; ddpgroups.com

$46.00

$19.80

132.3

387

1997

Marvin Terrell, president and COO

dental-service organization

Miles 6751 Professional Parkway W., Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 342-2300; milespartnership.com

$46.00

$39.00

17.9

185

1990

Roger W. Miles, CEO and owner

markets destinations and hospitality businesses

APG Electric Inc. 4825 140th Ave. N., Suite K, Clearwater, 33762 P: (727) 530-0077; apgelectric.com

$45.10

$42.60

5.9

275

1983

John R. Kavula, chairman and electrical contractor and engineering CEO services

Woodruff & Sons Inc. P.O. Box 10127, Bradenton, 34282 P: (941) 756-1871; woodruffandsons.com

$43.00

$39.00

10.3

175

1946

Donald P. Woodruff, president

underground utility and heavy/highway construction work

Health Integrated Inc. 10008 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618 P: (813) 388-4000; healthintegrated.com

$42.40

$32.60

30.1

400

1996

Shan Padda, chairman and CEO

provides outcome, quality and cost-based services for health plans

Anchors Away Cruises and Tours 2323 State Road 580, Clearwater, 33763 P: (727) 781-2277; discountedcruises.com

$42.00

$40.00

5

18

1984

Edward Mass, owner

travel agency

ABI Cos. Inc. 4301 Anchor Plaza Parkway, Suite 400, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 289-8808; abiinc.com

$41.60

$41.00

1.5

36

1985

William H. Booth III, CEO and president

general contractor

AutoLoop 600 Cleveland St., Suite 1110, Clearwater, 33755 P: (877) 850-2010; autoloop.us

$41.00

$21.00

95.2

310

2005

Steve Anderson, CEO and president

auto-industry software

Oscor Inc. 3816 DeSoto Blvd., Palm Harbor, 34683 P: (727) 937-2511; oscor.com

$41.00

$30.00

36.7

550

1982

Thomas Osypka, CEO and president

medical-device manufacturer

Conditioned Air Corp. of Naples Inc. 3786 Mercantile Ave., Naples, 34104 P: (239) 643-2445; conditionedair.com

$40.80

$35.00

16.6

320

1962

W. Theodore Etzel III, CEO and president

HVAC contractor, installer and service provider

TDS Construction Inc. 4239 63rd St. W., Bradenton, 34209 P: (941) 795-6100; tdsconstruction.com

$40.50

$33.40

21.3

70

1987

David K. Scherer, president

commercial retail construction

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal of Florida Inc. 2543 Rockfill Road, Fort Myers, 33916 P: (800) 741-3114; crowther.net

$40.20

$34.20

17.5

340

Case Contracting Co. 2311 Turkey Creek Road, Plant City, 33566 P: (813) 754-3477; casecontracting.com

$40.00

$31.00

29

Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry LLC 14181 S. Tamiami Trail, Suite 110, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 939-5636; gulfcoastcoin.com

$40.00

$45.00

PPi Technologies Group 1712 Northgate Blvd., Sarasota, 34234 P: (941) 359-6678; ppitechnologies.com

$40.00

Stevens Construction Inc. 6208 Whiskey Creek Drive, Fort Myers, 33919 P: (239) 936-9006; stevensconstructioninc.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

170 172

171 186

171 149

171 163

171 241

171 236

176 165

177 N/A

178 149

179 190

180 206

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1974

Kevin M. Callans, president

roofing, sheet metal, HVAC, metal trusses and deck contractor

24

1983

Charles Christensen, chairman and CEO

general contractor

-11.1

25

1975

Denise and Michael Joyce, co-owners

buys, sells and auctions jewelry, diamonds, collectibles, rare coins and bullion

$38.00

5.3

45

1995

R. Charles Murray, CEO

manufacturer of pouch machinery and distiller

$40.00

$21.60

85.2

41

2003

Mark Stevens, CEO

general contractor and construction management

Wright Construction Group Inc. 5811 Youngquist Road, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 481-5000; wrightg.com

$40.00

$22.00

81.8

42

1946

Fred Edman, CEO and president

general contractor and construction management

U.S. Wholesale Pipe and Tube Co. Inc. 3351 Grand Blvd., Holiday, 33690 P: (727) 945-9060; usw.com

$38.80

$36.80

5.4

54

1963

Ed Rachel, president

manufacturer and distributor of steel tubing products

Southern Homes of Polk County 1925 E. Edgewood Drive, Suite 100, Lakeland, 33803 P: (863) 687-2700; mysouthernhome.com

$38.52

$36.67

5

35

1991

Ed Laderer, president

homebuilder

Kimmins Contracting Corp. 1501 E. Second Ave., Tampa, 33605 P: (813) 248-3878; kimmins.com

$37.93

$37.90

0.1

204

1923

Joseph M. Williams, president

civil site work, demolition, stone, aggregate sales and scrap recycling contractor

Storm Smart 6182 Idlewild St., Fort Myers, 33966 P: (239) 938-1000; getsmartcompanies.com

$37.50

$30.00

25

150

1996

Brian D. Rist, CEO and president

designs, manufactures and installs hurricane-protection products

FineMark National Bank & Trust 12681 Creekside Lane, Fort Myers, 33919 P: (239) 461-5900; finemarkbank.com

$36.56

$27.44

33.2

120

2007

Joseph R. Catti, CEO and president

bank and trust company

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NO. 89

Dex Imaging Inc. HOCKEY player Phil Esposito and rock band CHEAP TRICK recorded on-hold messages in the company’s studios.

NO. 237 Spectrio

In 1985, Harvey Vengroff and Robert Williams entered into an ownership and management agreement, which was entirely on the back of a DUNKIN’ DONUTS NAPKIN.

NO. 25

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GULF COAST 500 | no. 271

MARK WEMPLE

St. Petersburg-based Harvard Jolly, founded in 1938 and now run by WILLIAM HARVARD, has eight offices throughout Florida and is one of the state’s largest architectural firms.

FOUR LEGS A large stable of owners hasn’t diluted the growth strategy at an architecture firm.

T

he best business decision 71-year-old CEO William Harvard ever made was providing all of the employees of his architecture firm with opportunities to participate in ownership. They have certainly bought into it: The firm has more than 30 owners out of its 90 full-time employees. It’s a rare set-up for an industry known for short tenures, says Harvard, CEO of St. Petersburgbased Harvard Jolly. “It provides a real career path, rather than encourage jumping to different firms,” he says. Harvard Jolly also strives to provide constant learning opportunities for colleagues. It pairs senior architects with younger architects, for instance, and hosts lunch and learns three days a week to hear about new technol-

ogy and target industry changes. The company is also active in researching and publishing trends on how to address key challenges in its target markets. That includes sharing findings on industry trends, such as how to support new learning environments in school or deliver a new kind of health care, which in turn supports its business strategy. The company, founded in 1938 by Harvard’s father, has grown to eight offices throughout Florida and is one of the state’s largest architectural practices. Its 2014 revenues hit $18.8 million, up 23% from $15.3 million in 2013. Recent projects include the Golisano Children’s Hospital and the student arena at Florida Southwestern State College in Fort Myers, the Pinellas County Public Safety Complex, the Gulf Gate Library in Sarasota and

the restoration of Sarasota High School. The firm has specialized in health care and K-12 schools since it was founded. In more recent decades, it has expanded to government buildings and higher education. Executive Vice President Ward Friszolowski likes to think of the target markets as a “four legged stool — when one market dips, another market tends to rise, he says. The foundation of the four diverse markets spread throughout Florida allowed the company to survive the downturn, Harvard adds. The company’s expansion from St. Petersburg to multiple offices in Florida was a function of wanting to get closer to its clients and project sites. It was also seen as a way to give professionals opportunities to grow and start new offices. This kind of organic growth has proven to be the most successful, Harvard says. The company made a shortlived acquisition in Panama City 15 years ago to try to expand and reach a market quickly. But it wasn’t a cultural fit. “We learn from our mistakes,” Harvard says. “If you don’t take a risk, you haven’t had the opportunity to reap an award.” In the last five years, a couple of new acquisitions have had much better outcomes. There was a Sarasota firm in 2012 and a West Palm Beach firm in 2014. The West Palm acquisition helped the company recognize it had employees with experience and connections to move into a new sector with growing need: senior living. It wasn’t too far of a stretch from the company’s current work in health care, Harvard adds. Eventually Harvard would like to see the firm expand into offices out of the state, especially to continue to provide his key internal people with growth opportunities, he says. Though the company has a business plan, “we don’t have a growth plan; we grow to address our clients’ needs.” – Traci McMillan Beach

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

181 168

Rib City Group Inc. 2122 Second St., Fort Myers, 33901 P: (239) 334-8634; ribcity.com

$36.00

$35.00

2.9

800

182 179

Stellar Partners Inc. 5402 Beaumont Center Blvd., Suite 108, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 396-3639; stellarairportstores.com

$35.28

$32.76

7.7

183 174

Bouchard Insurance Inc. 101 N. Starcrest Drive, Clearwater, 33765 P: (727) 447-6481; bouchardinsurance.com

$35.20

$33.80

184 307

Environmental Pest Services Inc. 6225 Tower Lane, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 377-0888; arrowservices.com

$35.10

185 158

Hennessy Construction Services Corp. 2300 22nd St. N., St. Petersburg, 33713 P: (727) 821-3223; hcsfl.com

$35.01

186 196

Acclaris Inc. 1511 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 350, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 873-2020; acclaris.com

187 N/A

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Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1989

Craig D. Peden, president

barbecue-restaurant chain

232

1965

Susan H. Stackhouse, CEO

airport concessionaire

4.1

210

1948

Doug Bishop, CEO

insurance agency

$13.40

161.9

185

1958

Joe Finney, CEO

pest control, lawn care and landscaping

$39.96

-12.4

31

1920

Bronson Alexander, CEO and owner

general contractor, construction management and design-builder

*From a press release issued by Towers Watson following its purchase of Acclaris in May.

*$35.00

$28.32

23.6

584

2001

D. Dean Mason, CEO and president

reimbursement administration for health care accounts

Digital Media Solutions 28100 U.S. Highway 19, Suite 204, Clearwater, 33761 P: (727) 287-0426; thedigitalmediasolutions.com

$34.36

$21.00

63.6

100

2000

Joe Marinucci, CEO

digital media agency

188 183

Re/Max Alliance Group 2000 Webber St., Sarasota, 34239 P: (941) 954-5454; AllianceGroupFL.com

$34.20

$31.80

7.5

23

1989

Peter Crowley, Ron Travis and Dave Coupland, co-owners

real estate brokerage

189 190

O.E. Wheels LLC 1916 72nd Drive E., Sarasota, 34243 P: (866) 273-3651; oewheelsllc.com and titantpms.com

$34.00

$30.00

13.3

31

2000

James Moore, managing member

Web-based retailer and wholesaler of wheels, tires and tire-pressure monitoring systems

190 185

Southwestern Suppliers Inc. 6815 E. 14th Ave., Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 626-2193; sowes.com

$33.90

$31.20

8.7

58

1960

Robert Webb, president

construction materials wholesaler and rebar fabricator

191 184

Vision Ace Hardware Stores 1100 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 208, Naples, 34102 P: (239) 435-0734; visionacehardware.com

$33.50

$31.50

6.3

270

1999

Jim W. Ackroyd, CEO

hardware store chain

192 137

Ed Taylor Construction Inc. 2713 N. Falkenburg Road, Suite A, Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 623-3724; edtaylor.net

$33.45

$54.72

-38.9

43

1991

Brian S. Jackson, president

general contractor

193 181

Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida 8284 Vico Court, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 377-1000; sutterroofing.com

$33.40

$32.50

2.8

256

1979

Stephen Sutter, chairman

commercial roofing and sheet metal contractor

194 204

Merchandise Partners 11111 N. 46th St., Tampa, 33617 P: (877) 477-8267; merchandisepartners.com

$33.35

$27.50

21.3

5

2009

Mark Govin, president

branded and promotional products and services

195 162

Charter One Hotels & Resorts Inc. 6731 Professional Parkway W., Suite 100, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 364-9224; charteronehotels.com

$33.30

$38.20

-12.8

320

1981

Scott Busby, president

hotel management

195 207

Tower Cloud Inc. 9501 International Court N., St. Petersburg, 33716 P: (727) 471-5600; towercloud.com

$33.30

$27.20

22.4

76

2006

Ronald Mudry, CEO, president and founder broadband transportation services

197 197

Phelan Holdings (Pinchers Crab Shack) 868 106th Ave. N., Naples, 34108 P: (239) 431-5504; pincherscrabshack.com

$33.20

$28.10

18.1

667

1997

Tony Phelan, president

restaurant chain

198 217

Kimal Lumber & Hardware 400 Riverview Drive, Nokomis, 34275 P: (941) 484-9721; kimallumber.com

$33.10

$24.80

33.5

156

1981

Al E. Bavry Sr., CEO and president

building materials wholesaler dealer

199 N/A

Naples Lumber & Supply Co. Inc. 3828 Radio Road, Naples, 34104 P: (239) 643-7000; napleslumber.com

$33.00

$22.00

50

66

1971

Ron Labbe, president

building supply retailer

200 54

Front Burner Brands 8810 Twin Lakes Blvd., Tampa, 33614 P: (813) 881-0055; frontburnerbrands.com

$32.86

$41.59

-21

582

1975

Bob Johnston, CEO

restaurant management company for the Melting Pots restaurants and GrillSmith

201 188

Sunshine Ace Hardware 141 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, 34102 P: (239) 992-0454; sunshineace.com

$32.65

$30.50

7

270

1958

Michael A. Wynn, president

hardware store chain

202 221

Robinson Sports Inc. (Fit2Run) 6730 Moccasin Wallow Road, Palmetto, 34221 P: (941) 722-3369; Fit2Run.com

$32.00

$24.00

33.3

350

2005

William C. Robinson, president specialty sports shoe retailer

202 186

Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc. 125 S.W. Third Place, Suite 300, Cape Coral, 33991 P: (800) 226-7557; turbinegenerator.com

$32.00

$31.00

3.2

52

1986

David Branton, CEO and president

turbine generator maintenance and services

204 189

Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp. One Tampa City Center, 201 N. Franklin St., Suite 400, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 871-5331; kisingercampo.com

$31.60

$30.30

4.3

199

1976

Stephen H. McGucken, CEO

engineering and consulting

205 226

Innovative Food Holdings (IVFH) 28411 Race Track Road, Bonita Springs, 34135 P: (239) 596-0204; foodinno.com

$31.30

$23.50

33.2

220

2002

Samuel Klepfish, CEO

wholesaler and retailer of perishables and specialty food products

206 203

Forestry Resources Inc. 4353 Michigan Link, Fort Myers, 33916 P: (239) 334-7343; gomulch.com

$30.17

$27.65

9.1

110

1983

John Cauthen, president

manufacturer of sustainable landscape mulches and soils

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% Change

Florikan E.S.A. LLC 6801 Energy Court, Sarasota, 34240 P: (800) 322-8666; florikan.com

$30.10

$26.00

15.8

75

Peninsular Paper Co. 5101 E. Hanna Ave., Tampa, 33610 P: (800) 282-8094; peninsularpaper.com

$30.00

$30.00

0

NetWolves Network Services LLC 4710 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite E-8, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 579-3200; netwolves.com

$29.90

$27.90

210 197

Mercedes Medical 7590 Commerce Court, Sarasota, 34243 P: (800) 331-2716; mercedesmedical.com

$29.60

211 228

TLC Diversified Inc. 2719 17th St. E., Palmetto, 34221 P: (941) 722-0621; tlcdiversified.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

207 210

208 190

209 202

212 204

213 211

214 200

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1982

Eric Rosenthal, CEO and president

distributor and manufacturer of controlledrelease fertilizers

54

1911

Richard S. Clarke, chairman and CEO

wholesale distributor of janitorial paper supplies

7.2

86

1998

Peter Castle, CEO and president

telecommunications and managed services

$28.10

5.3

57

1991

Alex Miller, CEO

medical-supply distributor

$29.00

$23.00

26.1

75

1985

Thurston Lamberson, president

water and wastewater infrastructure construction services

Preferred Travel of Naples Inc. 801 Laurel Oak Drive, Suite 300, Naples, 34108 P: (239) 261-1177; preferrednaples.com

$28.75

$27.50

4.5

34

1984

Wilma Boyd, CEO and president

travel agency

First Florida Integrity Bank 3560 Kraft Road, Naples, 34105 P: (239) 348-8000; ffibank.com

$28.62

$25.71

11.3

139

2009

Gary L. Tice, chairman and CEO

bank

1998

Paul H. Weston, CEO and president

bank business-to-business parcel delivery and fleet replacement

TCM Bank NA 2701 N. Rocky Pointe Drive, Suite 700, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 287-4880; icbabancard.org

*Estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

*$28.53

$27.99

1.9

46

ADL Delivery P.O. Box 48703, Thonotosassa, 33646 P: (877) 423-3741; adldelivery.com

$28.00

$24.20

15.7

71

1999

Thomas Jowers, vice president and chief operating officer

215 221

Clive Daniel Home 2777 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, 34103 P: (239) 261-4663; clivedaniel.com

$28.00

$24.00

16.7

107

2011

Daniel Lubner, president

furniture retailer

217 N/A

FSA Inc. 6912 W. Linebaugh Ave. Suite 102, Tampa, 33625 P: (813) 749-8610; fsaarchitect.com

$27.97

$6.91

304.8

9

2003

Francisco Semsch, president

design-and-build architects and contractors

215 219

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FUN FACTS Florikan’s products, which are manufactured in Florida, reach as far as China, Turkey, Chile, Portugal, Malaysia and INDONESIA.

NO. 207

Florikan E.S.A. LLC In 2014, the company served more than 25 MILLION POUNDS of hamburger.

GULF COAST 500 | no. 272

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Sarasota-based Kerkering Barberio, run by ROB LANE, managing shareholder, had nearly $20 million in 2014 revenues. HEATHER WILLIAMS is a manager at the firm.

NO. 34

Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Inc. In addition to being a board-certified psychiatrist, Health Integrated’s founder and chief medical office, Dr. Sam Toney, also owns a RECORD LABEL, ToneOne Music. He has written many songs for dancepop artists, including a hit on the billboard charts.

NO. 163

Health Integrated Inc.

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COUNT IT The accounting industry is going through a phase of consolidation, but a Gulf Coast firm has other ideas.

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ccountants Dick Kerkering and Allan Barberio grew tired of big-firm bureaucracy, so in 1972 they launched their own firm. At first they worked out of a small office on St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. They used desktop adding machines. They typed financial statements. The pair flourished in multiple ways, from growing the client base to creating an entrepreneurial comfort zone for bright, nonconformist accountants to being involved in the community. They were so successful that Sarasotabased Kerkering Barberio is now one of the largest independently owned accounting firms on the Gulf Coast and a top 200 firm nationwide. That success, while celebrated, represents the firm’s biggest challenge in terms of managing the growth without sacrificing qual-

ity. “We are an in-between firm,” says KB Managing Shareholder Rob Lane. “We aren’t huge. But we are big.” Kerkering Barberio, with at least a dozen tax and business consulting services, had $19.1 million in sales last year, up 6.7% from $17.9 million in 2013. The company has offices in Lakewood Ranch and Tampa, in addition to its downtown Sarasota headquarters. About 60% of its clients are individuals and 40% are businesses. No single client represents more than 1% of the firm’s total revenues, Lane says. Lane says the firm’s trajectory in many ways mirrors the fourdecade explosion in people who have moved to Sarasota, followed by growth in the tourism, real estate and service sectors. “We’ve been part of the growth of the community,” Lane says. “We’ve always tried to react to our cli-

ent’s needs.” One notable fact about KB is the current leadership ranks, where 70% of the partners with an ownership stake are women. The firm has 110 employees. Several KB officials say a key to the firm’s success is an ability to embrace industry technology changes. That includes virtual meetings and internal programs like KB DirectConnect, where a client’s accounting data is kept on KB servers. “The way we use technology is definitely an advantage to us,” says KB Principal Kathleen Hargreaves. Accounting industry shifts, especially an ongoing consolidation trend, have also benefited KB. For example, about 10 accounting firms in the Tampa area have merged or been bought in recent years, and Lane believes that presents opportunities to target clients, and employees, who seek stability. “Our profession is going through a lot of changes,” says Lane. “It’s driven by a lack of succession planning.” Lane and some other KB senior leaders hope to avoid the succession issues that lead to an eventual sale. The firm is in its second generation of leaders; Kerkering and Barberio are retired. Lane says senior leaders are grooming younger managers for executive leadership roles. Also, a group of people from several departments meets regularly to talk about everything in KB’s future, including expansion possibilities and succession. A final and significant element to KB’s long-term success is an entrepreneurial spirit to try things outside accounting industry norms. That’s a big reason why Kerkering and Barberio founded the firm and a reason why people like Lane, Hargreaves and others have been there for decades. And to Lane, it’s a philosophy that defines the company. Says Lane: “If it’s legal, moral and ethical, and it will help our clients, let’s explore it.” — Mark Gordon

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

Bovie Medical Corp. (BVX) 5115 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, 33760 P: (800) 537-2790; boviemed.com

$27.68

$23.66

17

152

219 251

Insula Cos. 240 S. Pineapple, Suite 400, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 960-7000; insulacompanies.com

$27.10

$20.63

31.4

220 236

Thurman Hotel Consultants 1808 James L. Redman Parkway, Suite 313, Plant City, 33563 P: (877) 790-5002; thurmanhotelconsultants.com

$27.00

$22.00

Saddlebrook Resorts Inc. 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, 33543 P: (813) 973-1111; saddlebrookresort.com

$26.95

Celebrity Auto Group 6464 Parkland Drive, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 371-6500; celebrityautogroup.com Mission Critical Solutions/MCS of Tampa Inc. 8510 Sunstate St., Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 872-0217; mcsoftampa.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

218 225

221 218

222 247

222 N/A

224 241

Divco Construction Corp. 6628 Willow Park Drive, Naples, 34109 P: (239) 592-7222; divcohomes.com

225 213

Bay Cities Bank 4301 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 150, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 281-0009; bay-cities-bank.com

226 220

227 271

227 303

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1982

Robert L. Gershon, CEO

develops, manufactures and sells medical products and devices

95

2009

Fred Cochran, president

multifamily investor, operator and manager

22.7

5

2006

Gwen Thurman, CEO

revenue and sales management consulting for hotels

$24.75

8.9

650

1981

Thomas L. Dempsey, chairman and CEO

resort operations

$26.00

$21.00

23.8

7

2010

Conor Delaney and Larry Leszczynski, founders ,

luxury car dealer

$26.00

$27.00

-3.7

175

1989

Gilbert T. Gonzalez, president and founder

data, networking, telecom and electrical contractor

$25.40

$21.60

17.6

15

1954

Stephen Kauffman, CEO

homebuilder

*Estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

*$25.28

$25.22

0.2

88

1999

Gregory W. Bryant, CEO and president

bank

Paradise Inc. (PARF) 1200 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Plant City, 33563 P: (813) 752-1155; paradisefruitco.com

$25.18

$23.86

5.5

275

1961

Melvin S. Gordon, chairman and CEO

manufacturer and seller of candied fruit products

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving 1513 E. Ninth Ave., Tampa, 33605 P: (800) 586-5872; chhj.com

$25.00

$17.50

42.9

500

2003

Omar Soliman and Nick Friedman, co-owners

movers and waste removal for homes and businesses

Coral Hospitality 9180 Galleria Court, Suite 600, Naples, 34109 P: (239) 449-1800; coralhospitality.com

$25.00

$13.80

81.2

20

1998

Lee R. Weeks, CEO

management of hotels, resorts, golf and country clubs and residential communities

Turning Spaces into

177238

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

Halfacre Construction Co. 7015 Professional Parkway E., Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 907-9099; halfacreconstruction.com

$25.00

$25.00

0

20

227 252

Kobie Marketing 100 Second Ave. S., Suite 1000, St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (727) 822-5353; kobie.com

$25.00

$20.07

24.6

227 214

Thomas Sign & Awning Co. Inc. 4590 118th Ave. N., Clearwater, 33762 P: (800) 526-3325; thomassign.com

$25.00

$25.00

0

232 227

Spectrum Contracting Inc. 3705-2 Westview Drive, Naples, 34104 P: (239) 643-6000; scifla.com

$24.40

$23.28

4.8

73

233 232

Hadinger Flooring 6401 N. Airport Road, Naples, 34109 P: (239) 566-7100; hadingerflooring.com

$24.36

$22.40

8.8

234 260

A.D. Morgan Corp. 716 N. Renellie Drive, Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 832-3033; admorgan.com

$24.00

$19.00

American Farms LLC 1484 Kean Ave. S.W., Naples, 34117 P: (239) 455-0300; american-farms.com

$24.00

234 258

Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting 3611 W. Swann Ave., Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 207-5055; vatcinc.com

$24.00

237 270

Spectrio 720 Brooker Creek Blvd., Suite 215, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (800) 584-4653; spectrio.com

$23.81

$17.76

34.1

90

238 259

Lee Wetherington Homes LLC 6985 Professional Parkway E., Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 922-3480; lwhomes.com

$23.60

$19.25

22.6

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers 505 S. Orange Ave., Unit 101, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 227-4122; fyzical.com

$23.56

$6.27

240 N/A

Micon Packaging Inc. 301 Commerce Blvd., Building 1, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (813) 855-4651; miconpackaging.com

$23.50

241 262

Aspire Financial Services LLC 4010 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 450, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 874-0671; aspireonline.com

242 N/A

BCBE Construction LLC 3570 Enterprise Ave., Suite 200, Naples, 34104 P: (239) 643-3343; bcbellc.com

243 253

Adams Group 2221 Murphy Court, North Port, 34289 P: (941) 639-7188; discoveradams.com

243 236

CWU Inc. 19321C U.S. 19 N., Suite 602, Clearwater, 33764 P: (727) 953-9817; cwuinc.us

$23.00

$22.00

4.5

164

243 199

Pacer Group Inc. 1555 Apex Road, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 378-5774; pacergroup.net

$23.00

$28.00

-17.9

246 245

PostcardMania 2145 Sunnydale Blvd., Clearwater, 33765 P: (800) 628-1804; postcardmania.com

$22.63

$21.21

247 282

Esprix Technologies 7680 Matoaka Road, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 355-5100; esprixtech.com

$22.30

248 N/A

Revenue Management Solutions LLC 777 S. Harbour Island Blvd., Suite 890, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 277-0034; revenuemanage.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

227 214

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1970

John Jack Cox III, CEO and president

commercial general contractor

155

1990

Bonnie Hechtkopf, chairman

loyalty marketing services

189

1969

Priscilla G. Thomas, president

national sign manufacturer

1993

John Schallert, CEO and president

concrete restoration, waterproofing, painting and exterior insulation and finish system/stucco/drywall contractor

66

1931

Ed Keller, CEO

specialty flooring retailer

26.3

DND

1989

Rebecca J. Smith, president and owner

general contractor and construction management

$22.50

6.7

190

1991

Christine Raber, managing director

wholesaler of annual and perennial plants

$19.50

23.1

160

2003

Sara E. Moola, president

consulting services to federal agencies

2001

Aaron Kleinhandler, CEO

creates phone hold messaging, interactive voice response prompts, automated greetings and digital signage

23

1981

Lee Wetherington, president and founder

homebuilder

275.8

16

2012

Jim Abrams, CEO

franchiser of physical-therapy and balance centers

$17.60

33.5

110

1977

Peter Tracey, president

manufactures packaging materials

$23.39

$18.90

23.8

200

2002

Pete Kirtland, CEO

retirement-management services

$23.12

$19.81

16.7

25

1972

Melvin L. Engel Jr., CEO and president

general contractor

$23.00

$22.00

4.5

108

1978

Ethan Adams, CEO

commercial millwork and cabinetry

2004

Charles L. Jenkins, CEO, president and founder

provides operational and professional support services to local, state and federal government agencies

105

1985

John Swiatkowski, president

wire and cable manufacturing and sales

6.7

199

1998

Joy Gendusa, CEO and founder

marketing and printing services

$15.50

43.9

17

1982

Philip W. Nace Jr., president

sells specialty chemicals

$22.20

$23.60

-5.9

136

1994

Thomas John Kelly, chairman and CEO

econometric consulting services for the hospitality and retail industries

Advanced Masonry Systems 5403 Ashton Court, Sarasota, 34233 P: (941) 926-3155

$22.00

$18.00

22.2

300

1985

Richard Karp, president

concrete, masonry, drywall and framing contractor

249 N/A

The Sinclair Group 111 S. Albany Ave., Suite 200, Tampa, 33606 P: (813) 259-9090; thesinclairgroup.com

$22.00

$19.10

15.2

18

1994

H.S. Burk Clark Jr., president

general contractor

251 267

J. O. DeLotto & Sons Inc. 924 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, 33612 P: (813) 935-2191; delotto.com

$21.90

$18.20

20.3

31

1946

Craig Lamberson, president

general contractor, construction management and design-builder

252 234

R.E. Crawford Construction LLC 6771 Professional Parkway W., Suite 100, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 907-0010; recrawford.com

$21.53

$22.20

-3

35

1996

Jeff Smith, CEO and president general contractor

253 N/A

Build LLC 6627 Willow Park Drive, Suite 101, Naples, 34109 P: (239) 594-9984; build-gh.com

2006

William Gaston and Jay Howard, principals and founders

234 231

239 N/A

249 268

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$12.50

72

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

254 N/A

Citizens Bank and Trust 2 E. Wall St., Frostproof, 33843 P: (863) 635-2244; citizens-bank.com

$21.46

$19.67

9.1

158

255 250

AgileThought Inc. 2502 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 900, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 514-9180; agilethought.com

$21.02

$20.84

0.9

Custom Cable Industries 3221 Cherry Palm Drive, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 623-2232; customcable.com

$21.00

$22.90

257 228

United Mechanical Inc. 8170-4 Mainline Parkway, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 939-4502; umihvac.com

$20.80

258 N/A

xByte Technologies 4614 19th St. Court E., Bradenton, 34203 P: (941) 358-9770; xByte.com

$20.77

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

256 N/A

259 247

Accusoft 4001 N. Riverside Drive, Tampa, 33603 P: (813) 875-7575; accusoft.com

$20.70

Florida Bank Group Inc. 201 N. Franklin St., Suite 100, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 367-5270; FLBank.com

261 288

Murex Properties LLC 12629 New Brittany Blvd., Building 16, Fort Myers, 33907 P: (239) 790-0004; murexproperties.com

263 261

264 253

Top Executive

Line of Business

1920

Greg Littleton, president

bank

DND

2004

David Romine, CEO and cofounder

mobile, custom software development, consulting and training

-8.3

212

1980

Stewart Saad, president

low-voltage cable manufacturer and installer

$23.00

-9.6

120

1987

Michael A. Clark, president

HVAC and plumbing services

$16.88

23

45

2001

Ryan Brown, CEO

reseller of refurbished Dell servers and hardware

1991

Jack Berlin, president

provides document, content and imaging solutions software, mobile applications, cloud services and software development kits

$21.00

-1.4

125

*Revenue estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

260 236

262 263

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Platinum Bank 802 W. Lumsden Road, Brandon, 33511 P: (813) 655-1234; platinumbank.com

*$20.66

$22.00

-6.1

107

1985

Susan Martinez, CEO

bank

$20.30

$15.15

34

72

2004

Steven P. Adler, president

owns and manages real estate investment properties

Revenue estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

*$20.24

*$18.32

10.5

96

1997

Jerry M. Kyle, CEO and president

bank

Cryo-Cell International Inc. (CCEL) 700 Brooker Creek Road, Suite 1800, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (813) 749-2100; cryo-cell.com

$20.13

$18.99

6

66

1989

David Portnoy, chairman and co-CEO

stem-cell blood bank and related research

Bay to Bay Properties LLC 600 Second St. S., Safety Harbor, 34695 P: (727) 483-9512; baytobayproperties.com

$20.00

$20.00

0

25

2003

Jerome Ciliento and Joseph Faw, co-owners

general contractor

CS&L CPAs Principal Group: Jay Clarkson, CPA | Susan O’Neal Thompson, CPA | Randy Dillingham, CPA Lisa Bristow, CPA | Lisa Johnson, CPA | Aubrey Lynch, CPA | Bob Stanell, CPA

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Since CS&L CPAs was established in 1954, we have always been focused on developing exceptional solutions

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our approach to serving our clients, so it is only appropriate we do the same when evaluating the most

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Therefore, we are proud to announce our expansion into downtown Tampa, effective August, 2015.

advantageous plan for our business. This expansion is driven by our mission-guided dedication to providing an outstanding client experience. We look forward to the continued opportunity to serve you from any of our three locations in

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Bradenton, Sarasota, or Tampa.

177114

TAMPA 813.490.4490

for our clients’ challenges, while proactively seeking opportunities. We strive to remain innovative in

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‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

264 405

EnviroStruct LLC 26711 Dublin Woods Circle, Bonita Springs, 34135 P: (239) 494-5700; envirostruct.net

$20.00

$6.40

212.5

20

264 236

Octex LLC 901 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 371-6767; Octex360.com

$20.00

$22.00

-9.1

264 353

Sebring Software Inc. (SMXI) 1400 Cattleman Road, Suite D, Sarasota, 34232 P: (941) 377-0715; sebringsoft.com

$20.00

$9.21

264 265

SkyBridge Resources 1715 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 320, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 579-1220; skybridgeresources.com

$20.00

264 253

WhiteHall Products Inc. 4514 S. Church Ave., Tampa, 33611 P: (813) 247-2500; whitehall-products.com

$20.00

270 351

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners 4010 W. Boy Scout Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 984-3200; BKS-Partners.com

$19.90

$15.60

27.6

271 241

PM Services Co. 2220 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33712 P: (727) 323-1060; pmservicescompany.net

$19.70

$21.60

272 269

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. 1990 Main St., Suite 801, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 365-4617; kbgrp.com

$19.10

273 295

Creative Sign Designs 12801 Commodity Place, Tampa, 33626 P: (813) 818-7100; creativesigndesigns.com

274 287

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

2009

Neil Simon, president

commercial contractor

79

1990

James Westman, CEO and president

plastic injection molding manufacturer

117.2

163

2006

Leif Andersen, chairman, CEO manages and provides business support and president services to dental practices

$18.50

8.1

50

2005

Randy Bahlow, president

provides staffing services

$20.00

0

13

1997

Joseph S. Justin, CEO

distributor of janitorial products

143

2006

Lowry Baldwin, Elizabeth Krystyn and Laura Sherman, partners

insurance and employee benefits

-8.8

76

1986

Carole Metour, CEO and president

facility support and government maintenance

$17.90

6.7

102

1972

Robert J. Lane, managing shareholder

certified public accounting firm

$18.90

$14.70

28.6

144

1986

Jamie Harden, CEO and president

designs, manufactures and installs signage, house plaques and mailboxes

Harvard Jolly Inc. 2714 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, 33704 P: (727) 896-4611; harvardjolly.com

$18.75

$15.27

22.8

85

1938

William B. Harvard Jr., chairman and CEO

architecture, interior design and landscape architecture

275 224

1st Choice Facility Services Corp. 1914 Whitfield Park Loop, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 758-1915; 1stchoicecorp.com

$18.60

$23.80

-21.8

60

2006

Gary A. Simone, CEO

facilities maintenance and construction services

275 366

The Starling Group 5969 Cattleridge Blvd., Suite 200, Sarasota, 34232 P: (941) 378-3811; starling-group.com

$18.60

$8.20

126.8

11

1981

Fred M. Starling, president

contractor, real estate investor, property manager and developer

277 235

AIM Engineering Inc. 5300 Lee Blvd., Lehigh Acres, 33971 P: (239) 332-4569; aimengineering.com

$18.54

$22.17

-16.4

120

1980

Jerron K. Hull, CEO

consulting engineering and construction management

278 246

Southern Crafted Homes Inc. 3840 Land O’Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes, 34639 P: (813) 751-0210; southerncraftedhomes.com

$18.32

$21.04

-12.9

14

1990

Kurt H. Hull, president

homebuilder

279 273

Diaz Fritz Isabel General Contractors 13075 Telecom Parkway N., Temple Terrace, 33637 P: (813) 254-0072; diazfritz.com

$18.30

$16.80

8.9

24

1985

Delvis H. Diaz, CEO and founder

general contractor

280 290

Pelican Wire Co. Inc. 3650 Shaw Blvd., Naples, 34117 P: (239) 597-8555; pelicanwire.com

$18.00

$15.00

20

130

1969

Ted Bill, president

manufacturer of wire and cables

280 311

Point & Pay LLC 110 State St. E., Suite D, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (888) 891-6064; pointandpay.com

$18.00

$13.00

38.5

32

2000

Kevin C. Connell, president

processes credit, debit or electronic payments for government agencies and utilities

282 N/A

Burger 21 Inc. 8810 Twin Lakes Blvd., Tampa, 33614 P: (813) 881-0055; burger21.com

$17.90

$12.20

46.7

26

2010

Mark Johnson, president and founder

fast-casual burger restaurant chain

282 289

MGE Management Experts Inc. 11800 30th Court N., Pinellas Park, 33716 P: (800) 640-1140; mgeonline.com

$17.90

$15.10

18.5

61

1997

Luis A. Colon, chairman and CEO

dental practice management and management training

284 264

Sencommunications Inc. 1611 Allison Woods Lane, Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 626-4404; sencomm.com

$17.80

$18.60

-4.3

34

1989

Frances F. Senory, president

telephone headsets and equipment wholesaler

285 278

Frederick Derr & Co. Inc. 3801 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, 34234 P: (941) 355-8575; frederickderrcompany.com

$17.50

$15.72

11.3

110

1961

Frederick M. Derr, chairman and CEO

heavy highway construction, site development and utility installation

286 266

Aubuchon Team of Cos. 4707 S.E. Ninth Place, Cape Coral, 33904 P: (239) 542-1075; teamaubuchon.com

$17.41

$18.40

-5.4

130

1992

Gary Aubuchon, president

homebuilder, contractor, real estate brokerage, title insurance services provider and interior design firm

287 276

Connor & Gaskins Unlimited LLC 1998 Trade Center Way, Suite 2, Naples, 34109 P: (239) 293-2608; CGUnlimited.com

$17.40

$16.30

6.7

10

2010

Barry Connor, CEO and cofounder

general contractor

288 N/A

Allyn International Services Inc. 13391 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, 33919 P: (239) 489-9900; allynintl.com

$17.10

$11.70

46.2

150

1992

Allen Trevett, CEO

global transportation logistics, trade compliance, tax management

288 309

Franklin Street 500 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 750, Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 839-7300; FranklinSt.com

2006

Andrew Wright, CEO and managing partner

commercial real estate brokerage that also provides property insurance, property management and capital advisers

290 280

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design 299 S. Havana Road, Venice, 34292 P: (941) 488-8897; artistree.com

Joseph Gonzalez, CEO

landscape design, installation, tree and irrigation services and community maintenance

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$17.10 $17.00

$13.10 $15.60

30.5 9

219 175

1990

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290 290

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes P.O. Box 1194, Tarpon Springs, 34688 P: (800) 491-2447; whitecloudelectroniccigarettes.com

$17.00

$15.00

13.3

35

292 290

Gulfshore Insurance Inc. 4100 Goodlette Road N., Naples, 34103 P: (239) 261-3646; gulfshoreinsurance.com

$16.60

$14.80

12.2

292 279

Masonry Builders Inc. 5012 W. Cypress St., Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 286-4707; masonrybuilders.com

$16.60

$15.70

294 N/A

Richard’s Foodporium 8125 25th Court E., Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 355-6838; richardsfoodporium.com

$16.50

295 295

C-Suite Communications 401 N. Cattlemen Road, Suite 308, Sarasota, 34232 P: (941) 365-2710; c-suitecomms.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

2008

Danielle and Matt Steingraber and Michael Murray, founders

electronic cigarettes and accessories manufacturer and marketer

105

1970

Brad Havemeier, president

independent insurance agency

5.7

150

1988

Thomas Bradley, president

masonry contractor

$15.64

5.5

76

1979

John Rorer, president and owner

natural-foods retailer

$16.40

$14.70

11.6

12

2015

Patricia Courtois, CEO and president

brand and marketing communications firm

295 273

Medi-Weightloss 509 S. Hyde Park Ave., Tampa, 33606 P: (813) 228-6334; mediweightloss.com

$16.40

$16.80

-2.4

50

2004

Edward Kaloust, CEO and founder

physician supervised weight loss clinics franchiser

297 N/A

Arroyo Process Equipment Inc. 13750 Automobile Blvd., Clearwater, 33762 P: (800) 445-2630; arroyoprocess.com

$16.20

$16.00

1.3

20

1968

Diane Schleicher, president

distributes and services rotating industrial pumps and mixing equipment

297 280

Greenscapes 14370 Collier Blvd., Naples, 34119 P: (239) 643-4471; greenscapesfl.com

$16.20

$15.60

3.8

240

1962

Steven R. Pruchansky, CEO

landscaping contractor

299 322

Global Tech LED 8901 Quality Road, Bonita Springs, 34135 P: (877) 748-5533; globaltechled.com

$16.00

$11.50

39.1

58

2008

Gary Mart Jr., CEO

LED lighting designer and manufacturer

299 N/A

Jason’s Hauling Inc. 5102 N. 56th St., Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 872-8440; jasonshauling.com

$16.00

$12.90

24

49

1990

Jason Freyre, CEO/estimating and president construction hauling

301 N/A

Chargebacks911 630 Chestnut St., Clearwater, 33756 P: (877) 634-9808; chargebacks911.com

$15.90

$8.10

96.3

49

2010

Monica Eaton, co-founder

technology to help avoid payment chargebacks

302 282

Canco General Contractors Inc. 2502 Frontage Park Place, Plant City, 33563 P: (813) 750-1222; cancofl.com

$15.80

$15.50

1.9

20

1986

John D. Prahl, president and owner

commercial general contractor

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TRADER MAC A Tampa e-commerce business with an outsized commitment to advertising and marketing competes against industry giants Craigslist and eBay.

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he biggest expense last year at e-commerce company Mac of All Trades, which buys and sells used Apple products, was in advertising and digital marketing. That’s by design. Those costs are something founder and CEO Michael Snyder feels passionately about. “It separates the real players from the wannabes,” he says. Getting the word out about Mac of All Trades, even with a big budget, is Snyder’s No. 1 challenge. The 26-employee company, with a national office and warehouse in Tampa, had $10.9 million in revenues in 2014, up 43% over 2013. The firm projects revenues will grow an additional 19% this year, to $13 million. Snyder declines to say how much the firm spends on advertising. Snyder, 50, learned the value of making marketing a priority when he first started working in the industry in his mid-20s. He learned plenty of business lessons working for a man in Atlanta who bought and sold used computers. “Part of his business plan was not to pay for advertising,” Snyder says. In the early 1990s, the company published price indexes in different publications to tell people

what different computers were worth. Publications such as Mac World, San Jose Mercury News, Atlanta Computer Current and PC News would include the company’s phone number, which drove sales leads. After working for the company for a couple years, some investors approached Snyder to start his own used computer business. By 2001, his company was making around $1 million a year in sales and he was able to buy the investors out. Snyder brought his four-person business to Florida in 2004. There was some quick initial growth, and then sales leveled off to around $3.5 million from 2007 to 2011. Snyder knew he needed to make some changes. His senior sales person resigned around 2011. That forced Snyder to take over all the accounts and get back on the phones. The challenge helped him decide to make a big investment in expanding his sales staff, hiring younger, more trainable employees. He also decided he was neglecting a real investment in digital marketing by always trying to keep it within a tight budget. He went back to his marketing agency — Michigan Brand Labs

— and told them they are the experts, and to “pretend like you own the company and you take over the marketing.” Snyder says that was key to the continued growth at Mac of All Trades. It helps, too, that Snyder sells products constantly in demand. “We’re not talking you into buying something; they want it and we know we have a buyer,” he says. Snyder still goes up against some stiff competition: Mainstream listing services like Craigslist and eBay, for instance, sell more than $1 billion in Apple products every year. So Snyder knows he needs to do whatever he can to help the customer find his company. “Even though Apple has gained a lot of success over the last decade,” he says, “our business is still a niche.” – Traci McMillan Beach

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‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

302 297

Observer Media Group Inc. 1970 Main St., third floor, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 366-3468; yourobserver.com

$15.80

$14.58

8.4

115

302 N/A

Quality Enclosures 2025 Porter Lake Drive, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 378-0051; qualityenclosures.com

$15.80

$10.97

44

305 285

Deliver Media 5132 Tampa W. Blvd., Suite B, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 885-3203; delivermedia.com

$15.50

$15.36

306 N/A

Landscape Maintenance Professionals Inc. 13050 US 92 E., Dover, 33527 P: (813) 757-6500; lmppro.com

$15.00

306 300

Office Furniture & Design Concepts 11866 Metro Parkway, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 337-1212; officefurnituredesignconcepts.com

306 318

R.L. James Inc. 13751 Jetport Commerce Parkway, Fort Myers, 33913 P: (239) 936-6002; rljames.com

306 N/A

Resource Solutions Inc. 3675 Tampa Road, Suite C, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (813) 855-3000; resourceforsolutions.com

$15.00

$8.20

82.9

306 300

Sunfresh Produce Inc. 3037 S. McCall Road, Englewood, 34224 P: (941) 475-7336; sunfreshfl.com

$15.00

$14.00

306 307

Travelworld 16051 W. Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa, 33647 P: (813) 978-0877; travelworld1.com

$15.00

$13.40

312 286

Modern Enterprise Solutions Inc. 6026 Jet Port Industrial Blvd., Tampa, 33634 P: (866) 305-8597; modernenterprise.com

$14.81

$15.34

-3.5

313 303

Office Furniture and Design 1212 N. 39th St., Suite 200, Tampa, 33605 P: (813) 241-4515; rofinc.com

$14.70

$13.80

6.5

314 321

Grapevine Communications International Inc. 5201 Paylor Lane, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 351-0024; grapeinc.com

$14.56

$11.65

25

315 305

Johnson Engineering Inc. 2122 Johnson St., Fort Myers, 33901 P: (239) 334-0046; johnsonengineering.com

$14.50

$13.78

316 350

Merit Electric Co. Inc. 6520 125th Ave. N., Largo, 33773 P: (727) 536-5945; meritelectricco.com

$14.44

317 359

Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal 2320 Bruner Lane, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 939-4412; advancedroofingandsheetmetal.com

318 317

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1995

Matt Walsh, CEO and editor

newspaper and website publisher and digital marketing agency

120

1991

Steve Schwartz, owner

manufactures, sells and fabricates glass shower doors

0.9

22

1993

Sean Johnson, CEO

direct marketing services

$16.00

-6.3

200

1991

Orlando Castillo, CEO and president

landscape contractor

$15.00

$14.00

7.1

28

1973

Joe Gammons, CEO

floor covering, facilities services and furniture dealership

$15.00

$12.00

25

135

1988

Robert L. James, CEO

restoration, waterproofing, structural repairs and impact-glass contractor

35

2009

Rick Broom, president and owner

direct-mail marketing services focused on the insurance and financial services industries

7.1

60

1989

Steve Clark, president

fresh produce distributor

11.9

21

1980

Donald E. Oneal Jr., president

corporate travel planning, groups, incentives and vacation planning

67

2003

Neil Bimer, Steve Ellia, Mike Herzog and Travis Stinnet, founders

offers managed IT services and sells network and telecom hardware

80

1994

Joni Adams, CEO

office-furniture retailer

18

2002

Angela Massaro-Fain, president; and John Fain, executive vice president

advertising agency

5.2

100

1946

Lonnie V. Howard, president

civil engineering, surveying, environmental and water resources

$9.55

51.2

80

1974

G.H. “Bud” Wooten, president

electrical contractor

$14.20

$8.90

59.6

100

1980

Michael Shephard, president

roofing contractor

Roofing by Curry 6245 Clark Center Ave., Suite J, Sarasota, 34238 P: (941) 921-9111; roofingbycurry.com

$14.16

$12.20

16.1

112

1986

Gary W. Curry, owner

roofing contractor

319 311

McEnany Roofing & Contracting Inc. 8803 Industrial Drive, Tampa, 33637 P: (813) 988-1669; mcenany.com

$14.10

$13.10

7.6

130

1985

Mike McEnany, president

roofing contractor

320 351

Brandon Construction Co. General Contractors Inc. 555 Palm Harbor Blvd., Palm Harbor, 34683 P: (727) 784-6378; brandonconstruction.com

$14.00

$9.50

47.4

14

1983

David L. Brandon, president

general contractor

320 300

Elias Brothers Group 3570 Enterprise Ave., Suite 100, Naples, 34104 P: (239) 643-1624; elias-brothers.com

$14.00

$14.00

0

90

1989

Roni Elias, president

developer, homebuilder and contractor providing building restoration, painting and waterproofing services

320 318

Lutgert Insurance 1395 Panther Lane, Suite 100, Naples, 34109 P: (239) 262-7171; lutgertinsurance.com

$14.00

$12.00

16.7

85

1953

H.A. “Bud” Hornbeck II, CEO and president

insurance agency

320 253

My Classified Ads LLC 5020 W. Linebaugh Ave, Tampa, 33624 P: (813) 920-0197; classifiedadvertisingplus.com

$14.00

$20.00

-30

35

2004

Blaire Fanning, CEO and founder

advertising and public relations services

320 325

TriMar Construction Inc. 1720 W. Cass St., Tampa, 33606 P: (813) 258-5524; trimarconstruction.com

$14.00

$11.00

27.3

11

1996

William J. Wagner, president

general contractor

325 N/A

E.M. Enterprises General Contractors Inc. 3615 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 241-9000; emegc.com

$13.84

$12.00

15.3

60

1988

Keith Jurado, CEO and president

general and electrical contractor active in the wireless communications field

326 306

Charlotte State Bank & Trust 1100 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, 33953 P: (941) 624-5400; charlottestatebankandtrust.com

$13.83

$13.66

1.2

90

1987

Craig H. DeYoung, president

bank

327 327

Members Trust Co. 14025 Riveredge Drive, Suite 280, Tampa, 33637 P: (888) 727-9191; memberstrust.com

328 346

Cigar City Brewing 3924 W. Spruce St., Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 348-6363; cigarcitybrewing.com

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*Revenue estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

*$13.81

$10.81

27.8

24

2003

Tom E. Walker, CEO and president

trust and wealth management services

$13.70

$9.70

41.2

68

2008

Joey Redner, CEO

craft-beer brewer

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

329 311

Southern Manufacturing Technologies Inc. 5910 Johns Road, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 888-8151; smt-tampa.com

$13.60

$13.00

4.6

100

330 298

Florida Business Interiors -Tampa Bay 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Suite C-201, Tampa, 33605 P: (813) 549-7310; fbitampa.com

$13.50

$14.50

-6.9

331 323

Jon F. Swift Inc. 2221 Eighth St., Sarasota, 34237 P: (941) 951-6100; jonfswiftinc.com

$13.30

$11.40

332 371

O’Donnell Landscapes Inc. 4291 Williams Road, Estero, 33928 P: (239) 992-8842; odonnelllandscapes.com

$13.00

333 N/A

Bank of Central Florida 5015 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, 33813 P: (863) 701-2685; bankofcentralflorida.com

$12.93

334 401

Lee Drywall Inc. 5845 Corporation Circle, Fort Myers, 33905 P: (239) 939-9779; leedrywall.com

$12.90

$6.50

98.5

335 309

Encore Bank 3003 Tamiami Trail N., Suite 100, Naples, 34103 P: (239) 919-5888; encorebank.com

$12.70

$13.10

336 N/A

Alliance Power Solutions Inc. 3615 E. Lake Ave., Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 470-7200; apsi.com

$12.50

336 N/A

Tucker Construction 3535 Lake Alfred Road, Winter Haven, 33881 P: (863) 299-4444; tucker-construction.com

338 N/A

Coast to Coast Pools 1819 Porter Lake Drive, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 377-5133; coasttocoastpools.com

339 318 339 N/A

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1983

Roy Sweatman, president, owner and founder

manufacturer of components for aircraft, missiles and satellites

18

2006

Kevin A. Baker, CEO

sells and services office furniture, modular walls, accessories and sound masking

16.7

17

1979

Jason F. Swift, president

commercial general contractor

$8.07

61.1

120

1981

Albert O’Donnell, president

landscape and irrigation contractor

$11.87

8.9

64

2007

Paul J. Noris, CEO and president

bank

90

1991

Mitchell Lee, president and Justin Lee, vice president

drywall contractor, also handles metal framing, insulation, stucco, acoustical ceilings, exterior insulation and finishing system (EIFS)

-3.1

54

2010

Thomas Neil Ray, CEO and president

bank

$10.50

19

90

2005

Keith Jurado, CEO

commercial electrical contractor

$12.50

$12.00

4.2

30

1960

Bruce Scamehorn, CEO

general contractor

$12.10

$9.20

31.5

17

2000

Dustin Pointer, president and owner

swimming pool contractor

Bay Area Building Solutions 3565 126th Ave. N., Clearwater, 33762 P: (727) 528-8301; bayareabuildingsolutions.com

$12.00

$12.00

0

15

2005

Christopher T. Duncan, president

general contractor and construction management

Bruno Air Conditioning 28731 S. Cargo Court, Bonita Springs, 34135 P: (239) 201-3465; brunoair.com

$12.00

$2.40

400

140

2012

Louis Bruno, president

commercial and residential HVAC contractor

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

339 N/A

Firm Solutions LLC 4002 W. State St., Suite 200, Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 466-1100; firmsolutions.us

$12.00

$15.50

-22.6

110

342 356

Freedom Boat Club LLC 996 Laguna Drive, Venice, 34285 P: (888) 781-7363; freedomboatclub.com

$11.70

$9.00

30

343 N/A

Tri County Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. 1080 Enterprises Court, North Venice, 34275 P: (941) 315-2741; tricountyair.com

$11.68

$11.12

5

344 356

Twenty/Twenty Worldwide Hospitality LLC 60 Seagate Drive, Suite 1704, Naples, 34103 P: (239) 384-9050; twentytwentyworldwide.com

$11.60

$9.00

28.9

345 325

G.E. Walker Inc. 4420 E. Adamo Drive, Suite 206, Tampa, 33605 P: (800) 749-2483; gewalker.com

$11.50

$11.00

346 299

Collins & DuPont Interior Design 8911 Brighton Lane, Bonita Springs, 34135 P: (239) 948-2400; collins-dupont.com

$11.43

347 346

U.S. Assets Group 1800 Second St., Suite 805, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 378-3983; usassetsgrp.com

$11.10

348 329

Bob Dean Supply Inc. 2624 Hanson St., Fort Myers, 33901 P: (239) 332-1131; bobdeansupply.com

$11.00

$10.50

4.8

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348 424

Nutter Custom Construction LLC 201 Fletcher Ave., Sarasota, 34237 P: (941) 924-1868; nuttercustomconstruction.com

$11.00

$5.50

100

350 334

Hide-Away Storage Services LLC and Xpress Storage 6791 28th St. Circle E., Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 755-1166; hideawaystorage.com

$10.95

$10.20

351 N/A

Mac of all Trades 14474 Carlson Circle, Tampa, 33626 P: (813) 925-1181; macofalltrades.com

$10.90

351 328

Stellar Development Inc. 7422 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 907-9577; stellargc.com

353 349

First Citrus Bank 10824 N. Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 33618 P: (813) 926-2848; firstcitrus.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

2001

Jan Duke, president

law firm consultant

130

1989

John Giglio, CEO and president

members-only boating club

92

1977

William S. Swanson, president HVAC contractor that also sells and and owner installs solar-heated pools

1

1996

Fred Hirschovits, founder, CEO

hotel management, consulting, development and REO/distressed-asset management

4.5

44

1976

George E. Walker, president and owner

medical sales, service and distribution

$14.08

-18.8

42

1987

Sherron DuPont, president

interior design firm

$9.70

14.4

5

1993

Steve Brown, principal

residential developer

1947

Robert S. Dean Jr., president and owner

power transmission, industrial supply, steel, pumps, machine shop and pump/ motor repair

9

2009

T.J. Nutter, president

homebuilder

7.4

46

1977

Steve Wilson, managing partner

self-storage and moving services

$7.60

43.4

22

1995

Michael Snyder, owner

online retailer and wholesaler of Apple computer equipment

$10.90

$10.70

1.9

14

2000

Maurice Opstal, president

general contractor

$10.81

$9.73

11.1

60

1999

John M. Barrett, CEO and president

bank

354 431

Magnum Builders of Sarasota Inc. 4545 Northgate Court, Sarasota, 34234 P: (941) 351-5560; magnumbuilders.com

$10.75

$5.30

102.8

8

1983

Michael L. Baltzer, president

general contractor and construction management

355 344

FKQ Advertising + Marketing Inc. 15351 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, 33760 P: (727) 539-8800; fkq.com

$10.60

$9.80

8.2

92

1961

Lisa Faller, president

advertising and marketing agency

356 380

Convergence Consulting Group 2502 N. Rocky Point Drive, Suite 650, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 968-3238; convergenceconsultinggroup.com

$10.50

$7.50

40

45

2002

Dan Phelps, senior director of delivery and owner

business intelligence and technology consulting

356 339

Dixie-Southern 9135 58th Drive E., Bradenton, 34202 P: (941) 776-1211; dixiesouthern.com

$10.50

$10.00

5

60

1976

Stan Kinnett, CEO

custom steel fabricator

358 333

First America Bank 2811 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 34205 P: (941) 761-7080; firstamericabank.com

*Estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

*$10.25

$10.17

0.8

57

2004

Daniel S. Hager, chairman and CEO

bank

359 334

Ven-Tel Plastics Corp. 11311 74th St. N., Largo, 33773 P: (727) 546-7470; ventelplastics.com

$10.20

$10.20

0

96

1982

Edward F. Venner, president

creates custom plastic injection molds

360 339

Bacon’s Furniture & Outdoor Living 17701 Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte, 33948 P: (941) 625-4493; baconsfurniture.com

$10.00

$10.00

0

45

1972

Bill Bacon, president

furniture retailer

360 339

Bowen Travel Services Inc. 4905 W. State St., Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 289-8344; bowentravel.com

$10.00

$10.00

0

13

1953

Willie Vazquez, president

travel agency

362 378

Medscribe Information Systems Inc. 800 Seagate Drive, Naples, 34103 P: (239) 430-0068; med-scribe.com

$9.85

$7.65

28.8

234

1992

John Langley, CEO and founder

medical-transcription outsourcing services

363 316

G. Fried Flooring America 9329 Adamo Drive, Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 628-9630; gfriedfa.com

$9.82

$12.22

-19.6

29

1889

Rufus Ashby, president

floor-covering retailer

364 355

Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida 1100 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 306-0100; gatewaybankswfl.com

$9.61

$9.09

5.7

42

2008

Shaun P. Merriman, CEO and president

bank

365 337

ChappellRoberts 1600 E. Eighth Ave., Suite A-133, Tampa, 33605 P: (813) 281-0088; chappellroberts.com

$9.60

$10.10

-5

29

1978

Colleen Chappell, CEO and president

advertising agency

365 344

MarkMaster Inc. 11111 N. 46th St., Tampa, 33617 P: (813) 988-6000; markmasterinc.com

$9.60

$9.80

-2

74

1933

Kevin A. Govin, CEO

identification products, stamps, seals and sign manufacturer

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

367 360

GulfShore Bank 401 S. Florida Ave., Suite 100, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 418-3100; gulfshorebank.com

$9.55

$8.76

9

43

368 449

Turbine Diagnostic Services Inc. 13447 Byrd Drive, Odessa, 33556 P: (727) 375-8700; turbinedoctor.com

$9.50

$4.50

111.1

369 367

Pilot Bank 12471 W. Linebaugh Ave., Tampa, 33626 P: (813) 349-4550; pilotbank.com

$9.44

$8.17

370 N/A

Community Southern Bank 3340 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland, 33803 P: (863) 648-2265; communitysouthernbank.com

$9.43

$8.73

371 412

Osprey Biotechnics Inc. 1833-A 57th St., Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 351-2700; ospreybiotechnics.com

372 363

DataComm Networks Inc. 6801 N. 54th St., Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 873-0674; datacomm.com

$9.20

$8.40

9.5

373 329

D.L. Porter Constructors Inc. 6574 Palmer Park Circle, Sarasota, 34238 P: (941) 929-9400; dlporter.com

$9.10

$10.50

373 370

Key Glass LLC 2312 58th Ave. E., Bradenton, 34203 P: (941) 755-3414; keyglass.com

$9.10

375 437

Superior Pools of Southwest Florida Inc. 517 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, 33953 P: (941) 743-7171; superiorpoolsswfl.net

376 353

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

2007

Joseph Caballero, CEO and president

bank

19

1998

Ronald Rubrecht, president

turbine generator maintenance and services

15.5

55

1987

Roy N. Hellwege, CEO and president

bank

8

42

2006

Michael A. Micallef, Jr., CEO and president

bank

1990

Lauren Danielson, CEO and president

develops and sells biological products for environmental, industrial and agricultural uses

45

1984

Brian C. Boyer, CEO and president

IT service provider offering network security and management, messaging, telephony and cabling

-13.3

13

1977

Gary A. Loer, president and C. Marshall White, vice president commercial general contractor

$8.10

12.3

46

1992

Greg, Sheril and Justin Burkhart, co-owners

window contractor

$9.00

$5.10

76.5

28

2001

Bill and Jon Krawczyk, coowners

swimming pool contractor, remodeling and service

Cornerstone Community Bank 6300 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 33702 P: (727) 526-5678; cornerstonebankfl.com

$8.98

$9.21

-2.5

53

1999

David P. Feaster, CEO and president

bank

377 N/A

American Wordata Inc. 13529 Prestige Place, Suite 112, Tampa, 33635 P: (800) 358-6664; awdata.com

$8.91

$8.80

1.3

12

1981

Traci Weston, CEO

IT products and services provider

378 348

The Bank of Commerce 1858 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 373-0522; bankofcommercefl.com

$8.90

$9.64

-7.7

33

2000

Charles O. Murphy, CEO and president

bank

Insurance

$9.25

Bonding

$6.00

54.2

65

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Revenue Management Solutions LLC TOP CHEF contestant Jeff Jew makes lunch for the company’s employees once a month.

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Speech-recognition software and talented U.S.-based employees give MedScribe Information Systems an edge in the medical transcription business.

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sk any doctor: They hate the extra time they spend to type notes for every patient visit. As a result, medical-transcription services such as MedScribe Information Systems blossomed. The Naples-based company takes recorded dictations from doctors and parcels them out to an army of 190 people aided by voice-recognition software who create written records for busy physicians. The company suffered a setback in 2012 when the government gave financial incentives to physicians to switch to elec-

tronic medical records. “In 2012 we lost about 25% of our revenue because of Obamacare,” says John Langley, the president and CEO of MedScribe. “They really pushed the data entry onto the doctors,” he says. But the money dried up in 2013. “When the incentive payments ended they forgot all about it and came back,” says Langley. MedScribe posted $9.85 million in revenues in 2014, a 29% increase over 2013. “We’ve been on a tear here for the last year and a half,” Langley says. Fact is, falling government and insurance reimbursements

mean doctors have to see more patients to make ends meet. “What they’re finding is that doctors sitting at terminals are very unproductive,” Langley says. “The folks that are really in that boat are the surgeons; they are more procedure-driven.” MedScribe too has had to be more efficient, and big leaps in voice-recognition technology have helped the company do that. Langley says about 70% of MedScribe’s transcription work currently involves voice recognition software. “We’ve really been pushing it hard,” Langley says. MedScribe doesn’t rely solely on voice-recognition technology because a person who is familiar with medical lingo listens to each doctor’s dictation to make sure there are no errors. “We still have to touch every one of them,” Langley says. But Langley estimates voicerecognition technology boosted employee productivity by 80%. “It takes half as many people do twice as much,” Langley says. Technology has been a big part of MedScribe from the start. For starters, all but four of MedScribe’s 190 employees work remotely, logging into the company’s secure system to work. And they’re all U.S.-based, a major selling point for MedScribe’s security and reliability. The company charges by the line, which is 65 characters including spaces. Langley says the company charges about 12 cents per line and gives a small discount if the doctor uses voicerecognition software. To protect against a future downturn, MedScribe contracts with other transcription companies for any overflow work. “It makes us very scalable,” Langley says. Indeed, for the foreseeable future the outlook is positive. “We’ve got another real busy six to nine months,” Langley says. For example, Medscribe has won some large deals with health systems in Alabama, a significant state for medical centers. “We’ve picked up a lot of hospitals,” he says. — Jean Gruss BusinessObserverFL.com ■ AUGUST 2015


‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

378 407

Turner Tree and Landscape 2504 64th St. Court E., Bradenton, 34208 P: (941) 745-2101; turnertree-landscape.com

$8.90

$6.30

41.3

65

380 383

i9 Sports Corp. 9410 Camden Field Parkway, Riverview, 33578 P: (800) 975-2937; i9sportsfranchise.com

$8.80

$7.30

20.5

380 364

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. 1500 E. Venice Ave., Suite 101, Venice, 34292 P: (941) 445-4045; jecharlotte.com

$8.80

$8.30

382 365

Englewood Bank & Trust 1111 S. McCall Road, Englewood, 34223 P: (941) 475-6771; englewoodbankandtrust.com

$8.74

383 375

Blalock Walters, PA 802 11th St. W., Bradenton, 34205 P: (941) 748-0100; blalockwalters.com

384 495

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1981

Darrell Turner, CEO and president

landscape contractor and wholesale tree sales

42

2002

Frank V. Fiume, CEO and founder

franchiser of youth sports leagues

6

9

2007

Jeffrey E. Charlotte, president

general contractor

$8.28

5.6

46

1988

M.W. “Larry” McLaren, president

bank

$8.70

$7.80

11.5

44

1920

Jonathan D. Fleece, managing partner law firm

Chrome Capital Group LLC 3073 Horseshoe Drive S., Suite 206, Naples, 34104 P: (239) 213-9922; chromecapital.com

$8.50

$3.00

183.3

26

2011

Peter E. Wasmer, CEO and president

leases pre-owned Harley-Davidson motorcycles

384 411

Heatherwood Construction Co. 8880 Terrene Court, Bonita Springs, 34135 P: (239) 949-6855; heatherwoodconstruction.com

$8.50

$6.10

39.3

8

1980

Walter M. Crawford IV, CEO and president

general contractor

384 N/A

Link-Systems International Inc. 4515 George Road, Suite 340, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 674-0660; link-systems.com

$8.50

$8.40

1.2

150

1996

Vincent Forese, CEO and president

education technology, products and services

387 343

Bayshore Solutions 600 N. Westshore Blvd., Suite 700, Tampa, 33609 P: (813) 902-0141; bayshoresolutions.com

$8.48

$9.88

-14.2

52

1996

Kevin Hourigan, CEO and president

Web design, development and digital marketing

388 369

Unilens Vision Inc. (UVIC) 10431 72nd St. N., Largo, 33777 P: (727) 544-2531; unilens.com

$8.41

$8.13

3.4

45

1989

Michael J. Pecora, chairman, CEO and president

develops, manufactures, distributes and licenses specialty contact lens

389 367

Ted Todd Insurance Inc. 10020 Coconut Road, Suite 144, Bonita Springs, 34135 P: (239) 561-1100, tedtoddinsurance.com

$8.31

$8.17

1.7

50

1986

Ted A. Todd, CEO

insurance agency

390 N/A

Laser Locators 13933 Lynmar Blvd., Tampa, 33626 P: (813) 855-0343, laserlocators.com

$8.30

$7.60

9.2

11

2004

Sean O’Donnell, CEO and president

buys and sells new or refurbished ophthalmic lasers and diagnostic equipment

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‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

391 436

Hammer Construction 1715 Cape Coral Parkway, Suite 8, Cape Coral, 33914 P: (239) 573-0730; hammerconstruction.com

$8.20

$5.20

57.7

3

391 407

MedTel Services LLC 2511 Corporate Way, Palmetto, 34221 P: (941) 753-5000; medtelservices.com

$8.20

$6.30

30.2

393 385

Jefferson Bank of Florida (JFBF) 3711 Tampa Road, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (813) 855-7500; jeffersonbankfl.com

$8.14

$7.20

394 393

NorthStar Bank 400 N. Ashley Drive, Suite 1400, Tampa, 33602 P: (813) 549-5000; northstar-bank.com

$8.11

395 324

First Housing 107 S. Willow Ave., Tampa, 33606 P: (813) 289-9410; firsthousingfl.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1980

Larry Denmark, CEO

commercial construction and custom homebuilder

38

1997

Ewen Cameron, president

telecommunications manufacturer

13.1

44

2007

Robert B. McGivney, chairman and CEO bank

$6.92

17.2

36

2007

David P. Stone, CEO and president

bank

$8.10

$11.10

-27

46

1979

Doug I. McCree, CEO and president

commercial mortgage banker

396 N/A

Focus School Software 475 Central Ave. Suite 400, St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (727) 388-2005; focusschoolsoftware.com

$8.09

$3.20

152.8

84

2005

Andrew Schmadeke, CEO

education software

397 384

Insignia Bank 333 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 366-7100; insigniabank.com

$8.07

$7.29

10.7

48

2006

Charles G. Brown III, chairman and CEO bank

398 N/A

Boring Business Systems Inc. 950 E. Main St., Lakeland, 33801 P: (863) 686-3167; boring.com

$8.00

$7.00

14.3

46

1924

Dean Boring, CEO and president

managed print and network services

398 N/A

M-PowerTech 8003 34th Ave. E., Bradenton, 34211 P: (941) 538-0517; m-powertech.com

$8.00

$4.00

100

46

2011

Miranda Monahan, CEO

electronic waste, e-recycling, data destruction and data recovery services

398 372

T3 Communications Inc. 2401 First St., third floor, Fort Myers, 33901 P: (239) 333-0000; t3com.com

$8.00

$7.50

6.7

33

2002

Josh P Reel, CEO and president

cloud communications and connectivity, data centers and telecommunication services

398 339

Trinity Graphics USA 885D Tallevast Road, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 355-2636; trinitygraphic.com

$8.00

$10.00

-20

45

1964

Greg Barba, president

graphic design, flexographic prepress and wide-format digital printing

402 N/A

Hole Montes Inc. 950 Encore Way, Naples, 34110 P: (239) 254-2000; holemontes.com

$7.90

$7.30

8.2

58

1966

Thomas M Taylor, CEO and president

civil and environmental engineering

402 N/A

Nationwide Appraisal Network 250 Pine Ave. N., Suite A, Oldsmar, 34677 P: (888) 760-8899; nationwide-appraisal.com

$7.90

$9.20

-14.1

31

2004

Cari Burris, director of operations and finance and co-founder

appraisal management services

404 N/A

Cabinets.com by Kitchen Resource Direct LLC 701 S. Howard Ave., Suites 106-238, Tampa, 33606 P: (877) 573-0088; cabinets.com

$7.80

$4.40

77.3

18

2009

Chris Larsen, CEO

kitchen cabinet online retailer

405 381

Edison National Bank 13000 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, 33907 P: (239) 466-1800; edisonnationalbank.com

$7.77

$7.55

2.9

40

1997

Geoffrey W. Roepstorff, CEO

bank

406 375

GLE Associates Inc. 4300 W. Cypress St., Suite 400, Tampa, 33607 P: (813) 241-8350; gleassociates.com

$7.70

$7.80

-1.3

60

1989

Robert B. Greene, president

architecture, engineering and environmental consulting services

407 398

Coach House Inc. 3480 Technology Drive, Nokomis, 34275 P: (941) 485-0984; coachhouserv.com

$7.50

$6.60

13.6

48

1986

David R. Gerzeny, president

motor-home manufacturer

407 382

CS&L CPAS 1001 Third Ave. W., Suite 700, Bradenton, 34205 P: (941) 748-1040; cslcpa.com

$7.50

$7.40

1.4

48

1954

Robert E. Stanell, managing partner

public accounting firm

409 412

Lovin Construction Inc. 6204 33rd St. E., Bradenton, 34203 P: (941) 755-4312

$7.30

$6.00

21.7

32

1997

Barry Roberts, president

general contractor

410 315

Advanced MarketPlace 3018 N. U.S. Highway 301, Suite 800, Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 655-7173; advancedmarketplace.com

$7.20

$12.38

-41.8

30

1996

Matthew Peeples, president

IT service management consulting firm

411 385

Cortez Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. P.O. Box 78, Oneco, 34264 P: (941) 755-5211; cortez-ac.com

$7.10

$7.20

-1.4

43

1964

Mark M Anderson, president and owner

commercial air conditioning and control system services

411 N/A

Rockford-Ettco Procunier 304 Winston Creek Parkway, Lakeland, 33810 P: (863) 688-0071; rockford-ettco.com

$7.10

$6.30

12.7

40

2006

Larry Bull, CEO and president

designer and manufacturer of drilling and tapping machinery and automotive aftermarket fluid exchange machinery

413 394

Foster & Foster Consulting Actuaries Inc. 13420 Parker Commons Blvd., Suite 104, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 433-5500; foster-foster.com

$7.00

$6.83

2.5

35

1979

Brad Heinrichs, CEO and president

actuarial consulting services

413 389

Sunshine Bancorp. Inc. (SBCP) 102 W. Baker St., Plant City, 33563 P: (813) 752-6193; mysunshinebank.com

$7.00

$7.03

-0.4

74

1954

Andrew S. Samuel, CEO and president

bank

413 389

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC 3853 Northdale Blvd., Suite 368, Tampa, 33624 P: (813) 639-8658; ww-consult.com

$7.00

$7.00

0

51

2004

Lauren Weiner, president and founder

support services for U.S. federal agencies

416 401

Symbiont Service Corp. 4372 N. Access Road, Englewood, 34224 P: (941) 474-9306; symbiontservice.com

$6.87

$6.50

5.7

43

1991

Sandy L. King, president and owner

sells and installs geothermal swimming pool spa heating and cooling systems

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

$6.75

$6.54

3.2

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

417 400

J2 Solutions 1505 Tamiami Trail S., Suite 404, Venice, 34285 P: (941) 492-3266; j2solutionsinc.com

418 399

Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions Inc. 3911 Golf Park Loop, Unit 103, Bradenton, 34203 P: (941) 739-8883; ad-vance.com

$6.73

$6.56

2.6

419 N/A

Alakai Defense Systems Inc. 8285 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 125, Largo, 33777 P: (727) 541-1600; alakaidefensesystems.com

$6.70

$8.00

419 427

Brayboy & Associates Inc. (Alltrust Insurance) 2965 Alt 19, Palm Harbor, 34683 P: (727) 772-4200; alltrustinsurance.com

$6.70

421 396

Calusa Bank 3105 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, 33950 P: (941) 505-4300; calusabank.com

421 401

Charlie Earhart Realty 2032 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin, 34698 P: (727) 733-7171; earhartrealty.com

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

2001

Jess Fronckowiak and David Fouché, co-owners

general contractor and construction management

11

1995

Brian Sunseri, president and owner

staffing, recruiting services, pre-employment screening, direct hire and professional placement

-16.3

27

2009

Ed Dottery, president

defense contractor providing technology, research and development

$5.43

23.4

31

1994

Sozon Vatikiotis, CEO

employee benefits

$6.50

$6.70

-3

37

2007

Lew Albert, CEO

bank

$6.50

$6.50

0

6

1982

Karen Leonard, president and broker

residential real estate brokerage

421 428

ProspectsPLUS! 10510 Portal Crossing, Suite 107, Bradenton, 34211 P: (800) 287-5710; prospectsplus.com

$6.50

$5.40

20.4

20

1995

Jim Morton, president

direct-mail marketing

424 415

Atlas Insurance 7120 Beneva Road, Sarasota, 34238 P: (941) 366-8424; atlasinsuranceagency.com

$6.43

$5.89

9.2

37

1953

Robert W. Brown, president

property and casualty insurance

425 418

Actron Engineering 13089 60th St. N., Clearwater, 33760 P: (727) 531-5871; actronengineering.com

$6.40

$5.80

10.3

54

1963

Doug Hermann, president and general manager contract metal-product manufacturer

426 405

McIntyre, Thanasides, Bringgold, Elliott, Grimaldi & Guito PA 6943 E. Fowler Ave., Temple Terrace, 33617 P: (813) 899-6059; mcintyrefirm.com

$6.38

$6.40

-0.3

48

2006

Richard J. McIntyre, CEO

law firm

427 N/A

OMS Group Inc. 26 Lake Wire Drive, Lakeland, 33815 P: (863) 688-1751; omsgroup.com

$6.32

$5.84

8.2

54

1997

Jeffrey Miles, president

provides insurance, payroll, HR and staffing services

177243

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‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

$6.22

$5.89

5.6

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

428 415

The Launch Pad 253A Pine Ave. N., Oldsmar, 34677 P: (813) 448-7100; launchpadonline.com

429 434

All Steel Consultants Inc. 714A 17th St. E., Palmetto, 34221 P: (941) 727-1444; ascifl.com

$6.20

$5.27

17.6

429 N/A

DM Constructors LLC 337 Interstate Blvd., Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 228-8364; dm-constructors.com

$6.20

$2.00

429 418

Mill-Rite Woodworking Co. Inc. 6401 47th St. N., Pinellas Park, 33781 P: (727) 527-7808; mill-rite.com

$6.20

$5.80

432 395

First National Bank of Pasco 13315 U.S. 301, Dade City, 33525 P: (352) 521-0141; fnbpasco.com

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1992

Ilene Rosoff, president and founder

IT service provider

38

1973

Ralph George, president and owner, and Deborah George, owner

steel subcontractor

210

18

2011

Wendy Mack, CEO

general contractor and construction management

6.9

55

1987

Jennifer Clark, president

architectural millwork

24

*Estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports

*$6.17

$6.71

-8

34

1986

Steven D. Hickman, CEO and president

bank

433 409

Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes 2201 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N., St. Petersburg, 33704 P: (727) 822-2059; andersonmcqueen.com

$6.13

$6.24

-1.8

32

1952

John T. McQueen, CEO and president

funeral homes, crematory and cemetery

434 N/A

BMG Conveyor Services of Florida Inc. 5010 16th Ave. S., Tampa, 33619 P: (813) 247-3620; bmgtampa.com

$6.10

$4.50

35.6

27

2008

Stephenie Davis, president

conveyor-machine contractor

435 469

JMX Brands 1877 Porter Lake Drive, Sarasota, 34240 P: (866) 272-6773; dutchcrafters.com

$6.04

$3.81

58.5

22

2003

James P. Miller, CEO

Amish handmade furniture Internet retailer

436 N/A

Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross PLLC 8950 Fontana Del Sol Way, Suite 100, Naples, 34109 P: (239) 331-5100; gad-law.com

$6.00

$5.60

7.1

47

2011

John C. Goede and Richard D. DeBoest II, founders

law firm

437 388

1st Manatee Bank 12215 U.S. 301 N., Parrish, 34219 P: (941) 776-5040; 1stmanatee.com

$5.96

$7.17

-16.9

27

2007

Lewis O. Benner, Jr., CEO and president bank

438 449

Florida Design Consultants Inc. 707 N. Franklin St., Sixth floor, Tampa, 33602 P: (727) 849-7588; fldesign.com

$5.90

$4.50

31.1

54

1996

Robert Wright Jr., president

engineering firm

439 290

DiverseID Products of Florida LLC 11111 N. 46th, Tampa, 33617 P: (877) 446-2374; diverseID.com

$5.84

$15.00

-61.1

1

2008

Mark Govin, president

sign and printed products services

440 424

Clark Hunt Construction 2165 Logan St., Clearwater, 33765 P: (727) 441-1559; clarkhunt.com

$5.80

$5.50

5.5

40

1981

Warren C Hunt, owner

site-work contractor

441 410

Versatile Packagers 6422-C Harney Road, Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 664-1171; versatilepackagers.com

$5.72

$6.14

-6.9

43

1992

Bob Vande Weghe, president

contract packaging, warehousing and fulfillment

442 461

Laundry Plus 6011 E. 31st St., Bradenton, 34203 P: (941) 751-5879; laundryplususa.com

$5.60

$4.00

40

110

1989

Rick Rone, president

commercial laundry

443 435

Patriot Bank 1815 Little Road, Trinity, 34655 P: (727) 376-1776; patriotbankfl.com

$5.58

$5.32

4.9

24

2004

David B. Key, CEO and president

bank

444 440

GCG Construction Inc. 9200 Estero Park Commons Blvd., Suite 1, Estero, 33928 P: (239) 454-7304; gcgbuilds.com

$5.50

$5.00

10

6

2000

Lerin Byrd, president

general contractor

444 490

Pyure Brands 2277 Trade Center Way, Suite 101, Naples, 34109 P: (305) 509-5096; pyuresweet.com

$5.50

$3.10

77.4

11

2008

Ben Fleischer, CEO and founder

maker and supplier of stevia sweetener and stevia-sweetened products

446 429

NetDirector 10951 Countryway Blvd., Suite 102, Tampa, 33626 P: (813) 749-7131; netdirector.biz

$5.44

$5.33

2.1

19

2003

Harry Beisswenger, CEO

cloud-based data exchange service for the mortgage banking and health care industries

447 N/A

Schifino Lee Advertising & Branding 511 West Bay Street, Suite 400, Tampa, 33606 P: (813) 258-5858; schifinolee.com

$5.41

$4.50

20.2

19

1993

Paola Schifino, president and co-founder

branding, advertising and digital marketing agency

448 N/A

ImageMedia.com 425 E. Spruce St., Tarpon Springs, 34689 P: (727) 772-8889; imagemedia.com

$5.30

$5.00

6

33

1998

Jeff Kingsford, president

marketing company

448 458

Matcon Construction Services Inc. 1717 E. Busch Blvd., Suite 601, Tampa, 33612 P: (813) 600-5555; matconconstruction.com

$5.30

$4.20

26.2

24

2002

Derek Mateos, president

general contractor

450 443

Doctors Administrative Solutions LLC 3414 W. Bay to Bay Blvd., Tampa, 33629 P: (813) 774-9800; dr-solutions.com

$5.26

$4.96

6

33

2003

David Schlaifer, CEO and president

health care technology and services for physician practices

451 486

Bennett Contracting Inc. 6029 33rd St. E., Bradenton, 34203 P: (941) 756-8200; bennettdigs.com

$5.23

$3.30

58.5

21

2000

Jason Bennett, president

excavation, site and underground utilities contractor

452 N/A

American Classic Car Sales 1683 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, 34232 P: (941) 925-7150; americanclassiccarsales.com

$5.20

$4.20

23.8

3

2013

Doug Page and Larry Gilliland, co-owners classic American car sales

453 424

Cumbey & Fair Inc. 2463 Enterprise Road, Clearwater, 33763 P: (727) 797-8982; cumbeyfair.com

$5.10

$5.50

-7.3

41

1975

Timothy E Bourne, president

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‘13 Gross Revenue

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$4.59

11.1

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

453 448

Zymphony Technology Solutions 4902 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 250, Tampa, 33634 P: (813) 514-4427; zts.com

455 N/A

BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA) 2451 McMullen Booth Road, Suite 212, Clearwater, 33759 P: (727) 592-9400; blastgardintl.com

456 430

Southern Commerce Bank NA 5650 Breckenridge Park Drive, Suite 110, Tampa, 33610 P: (813) 621-2080; sc-bank.com

457 446

Excelsis Investments Inc. (EXSL) 801 W. Bay Drive, Suite 470, Largo, 33770 P: (727) 330-2731; excelsisinvestments.com

458 452

High Velocity 3827 Progress Ave., Naples, 34104 P: (239) 403-2650; category5.com and highvolocity.us

$5.00

$4.40

13.6

34

458 372

Identity Stronghold 565 Paul Morris Drive, Englewood, 34223 P: (800) 610-2770; idstronghold.com

$5.00

$8.00

-37.5

458 N/A

PDR CPAs 29750 U.S. Highway 19 N., Clearwater, 33761 P: (727) 785-4447; pdr-cpa.com

$5.00

$5.00

458 447

Quality Building Controls 10011 Williams Road, Tampa, 33624 P: (813) 885-5005; qualitybuildingcontrols.com

$5.00

458 437

Wesco Fountains Inc. 3440 Technology Drive, North Venice, 34275 P: (941) 484-8224; wescofountains.com

463 444

$5.05

$2.07

144

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Top Executive

Line of Business

Rick Lott and Tom Frederick, founders

IT consulting, managed services and cloud computing

1997

Michael J. Gordon, CEO

manufactures and markets blast-mitigation materials, hard armor ballistic plates, vests, shields, helmets and protective panels

2003

5

*Estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

*$5.04

$5.31

-5.1

36

1987

Tom McLean, senior vice president

bank

$5.03

$4.77

5.5

2

2010

Brian McFadden, CEO and president

technology development, identity theft products, research and development

2002

Steve Camposano, president

hurricane-shutter system manufacturer, window and door, awning and screen systems installations

18

2005

Walt Augustinowicz, CEO and founder

manufacturer of radio-frequency identification (RFID) blocking products

0

31

1974

Bill Price, managing shareholder

accounting and CPA firm

$4.60

8.7

36

1997

Gerald Dohse, president

building-automation system provider

$5.00

$5.10

-2

27

1984

Jeffrey Horvath, president

water-feature designer, manufacturer and construction supervisor

Advice Inc. 7365-4 Merchant Court, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 907-9507; advice-inc.com

$4.90

$4.90

0

4

1986

Linda Gross, owner

advertising agency

464 N/A

CRE Consultants 12140 Carissa Commerce Court, Suite 102, Fort Myers, 33966 P: (239) 481-3800; creconsultants.com

$4.82

$3.94

22.3

38

1998

Ray Sandelli, managing partner and broker

real estate brokerage and property manager

465 420

HP Ingredients 707 24th Ave. W., Bradenton, 34205 P: (877) 437-2234; hpingredients.com

$4.80

$5.60

-14.3

6

2001

Annie Eng, president

nutraceuticals sales

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NO. 387

Bayshore Solutions Squaremouth is named after the CEO’s son. His mouth formed a PERFECT SQUARE when he cried as a baby.

NO. 472

Squaremouth Inc. PPi Technologies has a chip and putt GOLF COURSE on site for employees.

NO. 171

PPi Technologies Group

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HANG TOUGH

Jeff Charlotte refused to let the recession squash his business. Now the payoff: Sales are up nearly 90% since 2012.

J

eff Charlotte sometimes quotes Ralph Waldo Emerson, so he’s not the typical construction firm executive. Another way Charlotte stands out: The firm he founded, Venicebased J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp., is one of few small construction firms in the region to survive the carnage of the recession. While the firm isn’t yet fully back to 2008 sales levels, it’s close. With a focus on three specific sectors — retail, health care and country clubs — the firm had $8.8 million in revenues in 2014, up slightly from 2013 and up 87.2% over 2012. The key, in addition to the rebound in the economy, says Charlotte, is the company now thinks bigger, goes after larger contracts and is in a position to turn down smaller jobs. “Instead of being everything for everyone,

we want to be more specific in what we do,” Charlotte says. “I see the markets we are in being really healthy moving forward.” Charlotte’s grandfather was a mason and his father was a construction executive who built condos and medical complexes in Venice. The younger Charlotte founded his company in 2007 after he worked for other firms, including St. Petersburg-based Hennessy Construction. In 2008 the firm had nine employees and $10.6 million in sales. But work soon dried up. In 2010 and 2011 annual sales were stuck at $2.7 million. The only significant client with repeat work was Lafayette, La.-based IberiaBank, which, in a recession-based move to buy struggling lenders, was growing statewide. J.E. Charlotte handled renovations and related work for IberiaBank in branches

on both Florida coasts. Charlotte remembers driving across the state in his Honda CR-V to check on projects. Charlotte says he and his wife, Virginia, took out a second mortgage on their home and dipped into savings to make payroll. Charlotte was determined to keep going. “I never considered closing the company,” he says. The turnaround, he says, started in 2012 when the firm won a $2.7 million contract for renovation and upgrades at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice. “That project was the catalyst,” Charlotte says. This year the firm has nine employees, and Charlotte projects at least $10 million in sales. A notable current project is a facility in south Sarasota County for Bayside Pet Resort, which offers overnight lodging, grooming and climate-controlled play rooms for dogs and cats. The $2.9 million complex is the second full-service resort J.E. Charlotte is doing for Bayside. “Building a facility for pets might sound simple,” says Charlotte, “but there are a ton of variables that don’t come up when you’re creating a space for humans.” Other current projects include a new social center for the Players Club Longboat Key, a $1.3 million project; a new resident center in Country Club East at Lakewood Ranch, a $970,000 project; and a rehabilitation project of a 10,000-square-foot building for the Humane Society of Manatee County. The company won the Humane Society project partly because officials there were impressed with how Charlotte and his team turned an old bowling alley into the first Bayside Pet Resort. One final sign of the firm’s resurgence comes from new hires. That includes Alan Miller, recently named vice president of operations. The hiring of Miller, who has been in construction since 1983, will allow Charlotte to focus more on long-term vision and business development. — Mark Gordon

Instead of being everything for everyone, we want to be more specific in what we do. Jeff Charlotte | J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. BusinessObserverFL.com ■ AUGUST 2015


‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

465 431

Southern Cross Contracting Inc. 5355 McIntosh Road, Suite E, Sarasota, 34233 P: (941) 927-1919; sccsarasota.com

$4.80

$5.30

-9.4

12

467 389

Our Town America Inc. 3845 Gateway Centre Blvd., Suite 300, Pinellas Park, 33782 P: (800) 497-8360; ourtownamerica.com

$4.71

$5.61

-16

468 N/A

Clark Environmental Inc. 755 Prairie Industrial Parkway, Mulberry, 33860 P: (863) 425-4884; clarkenvironmental.com

$4.70

$4.10

468 375

Computer Advantage Inc. 7810 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 351-2415; computeradvantage.us

$4.70

468 455

SouthTech 2801 Fruitville Road, Suite 250, Sarasota, 34237 P: (941) 953-7455; southtech.com

471 495

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1988

John M. Proctor, CEO

general contractor

48

1972

Michael L. Plummer Jr., president

direct-mail marketing franchise

14.6

21

1991

Beth Clark, president

environmental-waste processing facility

$7.80

-39.7

17

1991

Ronald K. Blunden, president

Apple computer sales, service, home audio and video

$4.70

$4.10

14.6

32

1994

Paul Hoffman, president

computer networks and voice technology services

Fawley Bryant 5391 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. N., Suite 300, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 343-4070; fawley-bryant.com

$4.64

$3.12

48.7

17

1994

Rick Fawley, president

architecture, interior design and planning

472 476

R&R Associates 1962 Main St., Suite 300, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 366-7500; rnrassociates.com

$4.60

$3.60

27.8

40

2007

Leo and Erkan Riza, coowners

product design, engineering, manufacturing and distribution

472 N/A

Squaremouth Inc. 100 Second Ave. S., Suite 1200, St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (727) 564-9203; squaremouth.com

$4.60

$3.45

33.3

26

2003

Chris Harvey, CEO

travel insurance comparison website

472 445

Yarnall Warehouse Inc. 1590 East Ave. N., Sarasota, 34237 P: (941) 365-3060; yarnall.com

$4.60

$4.82

-4.6

50

1913

Jay Vandroff, president

moving, storage, logistics and records management

475 475

Freedom Bank of America 1200 Fourth St. N., St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (727) 820-8600; freedombank.com

$4.59

$3.69

24.4

30

2005

Cathy P. Swanson, CEO and president

bank

476 487

Sabal Palm Bank 5101 Fruitville Road, Suite 100, Sarasota, 34232 P: (941) 361-1122 sabalpalmbank.com

$4.54

$3.25

39.7

26

2006

Neil D. McCurry Jr., CEO and president

bank

177120

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‘14 Gross Revenue

‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

477 460

SunCoast Print & Promotions Inc. 1045 N. Lime Ave., Sarasota, 34237 P: (941) 366-1123; suncoastforms.com

$4.51

$4.01

12.5

32

478 470

Forristall Enterprises Inc. 3404 17th St. E., Palmetto, 34212 P: (941) 729-8150; forristall.com

$4.50

$3.80

18.4

479 N/A

Sellstate Realty Systems Network Inc. 14060 Metropolis Ave., Suite 1, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (866) 661-3847; sellstate.com

$4.46

$4.46

480 N/A

Progressive Dental Marketing 50 S. Belcher Road, Suite 102, Clearwater, 33765 P: (727) 201-5261; progressivedentalmarketing.com

$4.40

481 451

Flagship Community Bank 29750 U.S. 19 N., Clearwater, 33761 P: (727) 451-2020; flagshipcommunitybank.com

482 470

Tivoli Homes 32 S. Osprey Ave., Suite 102, Sarasota, 34236 P: (941) 954-0355; tivolihomes.com

483 N/A

ARG (AgentHR Recruiting Group) 111 Second Ave. N.E., Suite 1003, St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (877) 243-6847; argpeople.com

$4.20

$3.80

10.5

76

484 N/A

E-Push! E-Share! 433 Central Ave., St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (727) 498-2936; epush.us

$4.15

$3.50

18.6

25

485 464

Hillsboro Bank 509 W. Alexander St., Plant City, 33566 P: (813) 707-6506; hillsborobank.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1979

David L. Donnelly, president

business forms, printing, promotional products and in-house embroidery

42

1990

Mary Forristall, president

demolition services

0

150

2002

Art Darmanin, CEO

real estate franchiser

$2.30

91.3

29

2009

Bart Knellinger, CEO and president

dental industry marketing agency

$4.37

$4.45

-1.8

27

2006

Frank Burke, chairman, CEO and president

bank

$4.36

$3.80

14.7

4

1979

Gary Johnson, president

homebuilder

1998

Robert Brennan, owner

executive recruiting and staffing firm providing direct hire, temp-to-direct and contract services

2008

Sean Marra, founding partner

electronic promotions and targeted email campaigns

*Estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

*$4.12

*$3.95

4.3

22

1998

Mike Ward, CEO and president

bank

486 N/A

Spiro & Associates 2286 W. First St., Fort Myers, 33901 P: (239) 481-5511; spiroandassociates.com

$4.10

$3.70

10.8

15

1988

Christopher T. Spiro, CEO

marketing, advertising, PR

487 484

Akuwa Solutions Group Inc. 6341 Porter Road, Suite 1, Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 343-9947; akuwa.com

$4.00

$3.35

19.4

7

1999

Terry Nelson, president

IT consulting firm

487 404

Bulova Technologies Group Inc. (BTGI) 12645 49th St. N., Clearwater, 33762 P: (727) 536-6666; bulovatechgroup.com

Stephen L. Gurba, chairman, CEO and president

sells machine tools, ammunition for both commercial and defense and health care products and software

$5.50

-27.3

17

2009

177835

$4.00

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‘13 Gross Revenue

% Change

487 466

Clearwater Enviro Technologies Inc. 8767 115th Ave., Largo, 33773 P: (727) 562-5186; clearwater-enviro.com

$4.00

$3.91

2.3

20

487 N/A

Ex-it Technologies 2254 Trade Center Way, Naples, 34109 P: (239) 596-2254; exittechnologies.com

$4.00

$4.00

0

487 N/A

Marxent Labs 433 Central Ave., Suite 218, St. Petersburg, 33701 P: (727) 851-9522; marxentlabs.com

$4.00

$1.70

135.3

487 N/A

W. McDaniel Construction Inc. 8090 Supply Drive, Fort Myers, 33912 P: (239) 433-3072; wmcdanielinc.com

493 N/A

Karins Engineering Group Inc. 2017 Fiesta Drive, Sarasota, 34231 P: (941) 927-8525; keg-engineering.com

494 N/A

HH Staffing 2910 University Parkway, Sarasota, 34243 P: (941) 751-6262; hhstaffingservices.com

$3.94

$2.94

34

495 473

Preferred Community Bank 4379 Colonial Blvd., Suite 100, Fort Myers, 33966 P: (239) 728-2265; pcbbank.net

$3.91

$3.70

496 482

Galaxy Marketing Solutions 14055 46th St. N., Suite 110, Clearwater, 33762 P: (866) 338-9660; galaxymarketingsolutions.com

$3.90

497 490

Baker & Sons Air Conditioning Inc. 164 Sarasota Center Blvd., Sarasota, 34240 P: (941) 377-3602; bakerandsonsac.com

$3.84

498 485

Central Bank 20701 Bruce B Downs Blvd., Tampa, 33647 P: (813) 929-4477; centralbankfl.com

498 455

Deluvia 2054 Weaver Park Drive, Clearwater, 33765 P: (727) 446-8785; deluviausa.com

500 476

Bracken Engineering 2701 W. Busch Blvd., Suite 200, Tampa, 33618 P: (813) 243-4251; brackenengineering.com

‘14 No. No.

Company/Address

FT Founded Staff or Inc.

Top Executive

Line of Business

1989

Jeff Conway, CEO

manufacturer of electronic water conditioners and swimming pool ionization systems

13

1989

Jeff Bittner, president

appraisal, processing, testing, resale and disposition of idle corporate IT assets

50

2011

Beck and Barry Besecker, co-owners

virtual- and augmented-realty software service and application developer

*The average of a range provided by the company.

$4.00

$2.30

73.9

40

1999

Dan Moncrief III, chairman and CEO

stucco, metal framing, drywall, acoustical ceiling and insulation contractor

$3.98

$2.77

43.7

42

1999

David G. Karins, president

structural engineering design, concrete restoration and weatherproofing

16

1988

Karen Rehn, CEO and president

staffing/recruiting agency for property management, accounting/finance, office professional and light industrial markets

5.7

24

2007

Brenda M. O’Neil, chairman and CEO

bank

$3.40

14.7

10

2004

Jyrki Ikonen, CEO

marketing and advertising agency

$3.10

22.6

16

1975

Bill Baker, president

HVAC contractor

2007

John Thompson, CEO and president

bank manufacturer and distributor of mineral skin care and cosmetics and distributor of a gourmet food line consulting, investigative, forensic and structural engineering and geological firm

*Estimated based on interest and noninterest income from Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. reports.

*$3.83

$3.34

14.7

20

$3.83

$3.80

0.8

13

2000

Matt Webb, CEO, and Alicia Webb, CFO

3.80

3.60

5.6

35

1996

William C. Bracken, president and principal engineer

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The company hosts a companywide CUBICLEDECORATING contest for Halloween.

NO. 113

Veredus Corp. The company can dry, iron and fold a kingsize sheet in FOUR SECONDS.

NO. 442

Laundry Plus The company hands out free TOOTSIE ROLLS to every customer. Tootsie Roll Industries reports it is the third-largest distributor of Tootsie Rolls in Florida.

NO. 73

Amscot Financial Inc. The company’s CEO really enjoys cooking. He makes gourmet meals for employees two to three times a week.

NO. 390

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Despite a moniker that suggests otherwise, a Polk entrepreneur says business has never been more exciting.

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ven though his company has gone from selling typewriters to providing IT services, Dean Boring will correct you if you suggest Boring Business Systems keeps reinventing itself. “We’ve always been in the technology business,” says Boring, the third family member to run the business, founded 91 years ago as Lakeland Typewriter and Supply Co. “In 1924, typewriters were a big deal. It’s a long way from a quill pen to a typewriter.” Over the decades, the business machines Boring Business Systems sells and services have changed from manual to electric to computerized and networked devices. The newest technology wrinkle came in 2012. That’s when Dean Boring acquired a small IT company, a deal he believes will keep the business prospering even as the number of copies and prints people make

continues to drop. The four-person IT division grew 150% last year and Boring projects it will be a $1 million operation in 2016. That makes it a significant contributor to the company’s overall growth: Sales increased 14.3% in 2014, from $7 million in 2013 to $8 million. One of the company’s competitive advantages, Boring says, is quick response to problems. Unlike competitors, says Boring, “I don’t have to check with (an out-of-town) vice president. If the customer is not happy, I do whatever it takes to make them happy. I don’t care what it costs me.” Another advantage: It’s the only locally owned business machine company in Polk County, where 90% of its customers are located. Clients include most of the largest businesses and government agencies in the county. Competitors include four Polkbased branches of out-of-town

companies and a host of Tampa business-machine companies. With business so strong in its home base, Boring Business Systems, seeking more opportunities, recently expanded into Tampa. It hired two technicians and a full-time sales representative there, and a second sales rep is planned for later this year. The company’s name, counterintuitively, provides one more competitive edge. A company motto says it all: “Wouldn’t you rather be boring?” The decision to use the family’s name for the business in the early 1970s caused a young Dean Boring — he’s 66 now — to resign for one day. Says Boring: “I said, ‘Dad, that’s the stupidest damn thing I ever heard in my life. What’s that have to do with what we do?’ And we had a huge fight. And I threw my keys on the desk and quit.” Boring adds that he grew tired of being teased about his Boring name growing up. The younger Boring apologized the next day and returned to work. “I thought it was stupid for a long time,” he says, “but it was brilliant, because you want people to remember your name … Most people think it’s ridiculous, but they remember it.” Boring started at the company as a delivery person when he was 19, choosing work over college. For years he followed his father’s advice that as the boss’ son, he should be the first one in and the last one to leave. More than four decades later, he admits, he comes in at 8:30 a.m. instead of 8 and leaves early on Fridays to get to his family’s beach house on Anna Maria Island for the weekend. But he has no plans to retire. “Buying the IT company reinvigorated me for years,” says Boring. “It’s so exciting. And hiring millennials and seeing them grow and develop is very motivating. I’m as excited about this business as any time in my career.” – Barry Friedman BusinessObserverFL.com ■ AUGUST 2015


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Company Name

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

AGRICULTURE Alico Inc. (ALCO)

115

$88.68

ARCHITECTURE/ENGINEERING/PLANNING

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Company Name

Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC)

19

$1,487.15

Charlotte State Bank & Trust

326

$13.83

Bankers Financial Corp.

48

$408.00

Members Trust Co.

327

$13.81*

Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc. (HRTG)

68

$233.82

Bank of Central Florida

333

$12.93

Encore Bank

335

$12.70

Amscot Financial Inc.

73

$197.60

First Citrus Bank

353

$10.81

CenterState Banks Inc. (CSFL)

82

$164.45

First America Bank

358

$10.25*

USAmeriBank

104

$110.41

364

$9.61

Nicholas Financial Inc. (NICK)

120

$82.63

Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida

C1 Financial Inc. (BNK)

126

$72.05

GulfShore Bank

367

$9.55

The Bank of Tampa

154

$48.52

Pilot Bank

369

$9.44

180

$36.56

Community Southern Bank

370

$9.43

Cornerstone Community Bank

376

$8.98*

Company Name

Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp.

204

$31.60

Harvard Jolly Inc.

274

$18.75

AIM Engineering Inc.

277

$18.54

Johnson Engineering Inc.

315

$14.50

Hole Montes Inc.

402

$7.90

GLE Associates Inc.

406

$7.70

Florida Design Consultants Inc.

438

$5.90

Cumbey & Fair Inc.

453

$5.10

FineMark National Bank & Trust

Fawley Bryant

471

$4.64

First Florida Integrity Bank

213

$28.62

The Bank of Commerce

378

$8.90

Karins Engineering Group Inc.

493

$3.98

TCM Bank NA

214

$28.53*

Englewood Bank & Trust

382

$8.74

Bracken Engineering

500

$3.80

Bay Cities Bank

225

$25.28*

393

$8.14

Citizens Bank and Trust

254

$21.46

Jefferson Bank of Florida (JFBF)

Florida Bank Group Inc.

260

20.66*

NorthStar Bank

394

$8.11

Platinum Bank

262

20.24*

First Housing

395

$8.10

Chargebacks911

301

$15.90

Insignia Bank

397

$8.07

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6

$4,861.25

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GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Company Name

Edison National Bank

405

$7.77

FrankCrum

22

$1,281.61

HIT Promotional Products Inc.

61

$270.00

Sunshine Bancorp. Inc. (SBCP)

413

$7.00

Kforce Inc. (KFRC)

24

$1,217.33

Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC

63

$260.00

Calusa Bank

421

$6.50

Vengroff Williams Inc.

25

$1,163.00

First National Bank of Pasco

432

$6.17*

27

$1,141.99

1st Manatee Bank

437

$5.96

American Strategic Insurance Corp.

Dental Care Alliance

64

$254.00

Ideal Image Development Inc.

76

$188*

Patriot Bank

443

$5.58

Quality Distribution Inc. (QLTY)

30

$991.76

Integrity Employee Leasing

85

$152.00

Southern Commerce Bank NA

456

$5.04*

Cunningham Lindsey Group Limited

33

$767.40

BlueGrace Logistics LLC

88

$146.38

Freedom Bank of America

475

$4.59

Morgan Automotive Group

35

$734.00

First Family Insurance

94

$136.00

Sabal Palm Bank

476

$4.54

FCCI Insurance Group

36

$657.50

Discovery Senior Living

98

$129.50

Flagship Community Bank

481

$4.37

AVI-SPL

42

$552.94

Veredus Corp.

113

$93.31

Hillsboro Bank

485

$4.12

Modern Business Associates

43

$539.00

Health Insurance Innovations Inc. (HIIQ)

114

$88.76

Preferred Community Bank

495

$3.91

It Works! Global

44

$538.00

Centauri Insurance

123

$74.50

Central Bank

498

$3.83*

A-1 HR

47

$501.02

The Fountain Group

127

$72.00

HCI Group Inc. (HCI)

51

$380.00

B&B Corporate Holdings Inc.

137

$62.00

Saddle Creek Logistics Services

54

$358.00

Jagged Peak Inc. (JGPK)

138

$61.71

HealthPlan Holdings Inc.

55

$335.00

LTC Global

140

$60.00

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC)

59

$280.23

Stratus Video Interpreting

143

$58.92

WRH Realty Services Inc.

144

$58.04

Company Name

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$11,046.00

Southeast Personnel Leasing Inc.

10

$2,733.80

TECO Energy Inc. (TE)

12

$2,566.40

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO)

18

$1,575.80

* Based on FDIC data or revenue estimates

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Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ)

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GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Scotlynn USA Division

145

$58.00

Gulfshore Insurance Inc.

292

$16.60

Miles

159

$46.00

$23.81

C-Suite Communications (Clarke Advertising and Public Relations)

295

$16.40

Callaghan Tire

153

$49.50

Liberty Group

156

239

$23.56

Medi-Weightloss

295

$16.40

Dynamic Dental Partners Group

159

Aspire Financial Services LLC

241

$23.39

Deliver Media

305

$15.50

PostcardMania

246

$22.63

Resource Solutions Inc.

306

$15.00

Anchors Away Cruises and Tours

164

$42.00

Revenue Management Solutions LLC

248

$22.20

Travelworld

306

$15.00

Bouchard Insurance Inc.

183

$35.20

314

$14.56

Murex Properties LLC

261

$20.30

Grapevine Communications International Inc.

Environmental Pest Services Inc.

184

$35.10

Sebring Software Inc. (SMXI)

264

$20.00

Lutgert Insurance

320

$14.00

Acclaris Inc.

186

$35.00

SkyBridge Resources

264

$20.00

My Classified Ads LLC

320

$14.00

Digital Media Solutions

187

$34.36

270

$19.90

Firm Solutions LLC

339

$12.00

Merchandise Partners

194

$33.35

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

Freedom Boat Club LLC

342

$11.70

Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc.

202

$32.00

PM Services Co.

271

$19.70

Collins & DuPont Interior Design

346

$11.43

Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

272

$19.10

350

$10.95

Preferred Travel of Naples Inc.

212

$28.75

275

$18.60

ADL Delivery

215

$28.00

1st Choice Facility Services Corp.

Hide-Away Storage Services LLC and Xpress Storage

355

$10.60

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

227

$25.00

Point & Pay LLC

280

$18.00

FKQ Advertising + Marketing Inc.

MGE Management Experts Inc.

282

$17.90

Bowen Travel Services Inc.

360

$10.00

Kobie Marketing

227

$25.00

Allyn International Services Inc.

288

$17.10

Medscribe Information Systems Inc.

362

$9.85

Company Name

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting

234

$24.00

Spectrio

237

$47.85

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers

$46.00

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Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

ChappellRoberts

365

$9.60

ImageMedia.com

448

$5.30

J. Kokolakis Contracting Inc.

78

$182.00

Turbine Diagnostic Services Inc.

368

$9.50

PDR CPAs

458

$5.00

Ripa & Associates LLC

80

$170.00

i9 Sports Corp.

380

$8.80

Quality Building Controls

458

$5.00

93

$137.00

Our Town America Inc.

467

$4.71

DeAngelis Diamond Construction

Chrome Capital Group LLC

384

$8.50

Ted Todd Insurance Inc.

389

$8.31

Clark Environmental Inc.

468

$4.70

Hawkins Construction Inc.

99

$127.00

Trinity Graphics USA

398

$8.00

Yarnall Warehouse Inc.

472

$4.60

KHS&S Contractors

103

$110.99

CS&L CPAS

407

$7.50

477

$4.51

Zirkelbach Construction Inc.

117

$87.00

Foster & Foster Consulting Actuaries Inc.

413

$7.00

SunCoast Print & Promotions Inc.

BCH Mechanical Inc.

121

$81.60

Progressive Dental Marketing

480

$4.40

Creative Contractors Inc.

124

$74.10

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC

413

$7.00

ARG (AgentHR Recruiting Group)

483

$4.20

Willis A. Smith Construction Inc.

125

$72.20

Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions Inc.

418

$6.73

Spiro & Associates

486

$4.10

Brooks and Freund LLC

127

$72.00

Brayboy & Associates Inc. (Alltrust Insurance)

419

$6.70

Bulova Technologies Group Inc. (BTGI)

487

$4.00

ODC Construction

131

$68.30

Kellogg & Kimsey Inc.

134

$67.00

Atlas Insurance

424

$6.43

Ex-it Technologies

487

$4.00

135

$65.00

OMS Group Inc.

427

$6.32

HH Staffing

494

$3.94

CORE Construction Services of Florida LLC

Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes

433

$6.13

Galaxy Marketing Solutions

496

$3.90

McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors Inc.

136

$64.10

DiverseID Products of Florida LLC

439

$5.84

McGarvey Construction Co./ McGarvey Custom Homes

139

$60.40

Laundry Plus

442

$5.60

Precise Construction

147

$55.00

Company Name

CONTRACTORS Manhattan Construction Group

23

$1,222.08

Power Design Inc.

67

$240.00

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GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Bandes Construction Co. Inc.

148

$54.00

Greenscapes

297

$16.20

Clark Hunt Construction

440

$5.80

iConstructors LLC

151

$50.00

Canco General Contractors Inc.

302

$15.80

GCG Construction Inc.

444

$5.50

Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.

151

$50.00

B&I Contractors Inc.

157

$46.50

Landscape Maintenance Professionals Inc.

306

$15.00

Schifino Lee Advertising & Branding

447

$5.41

APG Electric Inc.

161

$45.10

R.L. James Inc.

306

$15.00

448

$5.30

Merit Electric Co. Inc.

316

$14.44

Matcon Construction Services Inc.

Woodruff & Sons Inc.

162

$43.00

ABI Cos. Inc.

165

Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal

317

$14.20

Bennett Contracting Inc.

451

$5.23

$41.60

Wesco Fountains Inc.

458

$5.00

Conditioned Air Corp. of Naples Inc.

168

$40.80

Roofing by Curry

318

$14.16

Advice Inc.

463

$4.90

TDS Construction Inc.

169

$40.50

McEnany Roofing & Contracting Inc.

319

$14.10

Southern Cross Contracting Inc.

465

$4.80

Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal of Florida Inc.

170

$40.20

Brandon Construction Co. General Contractors Inc.

320

$14.00

Forristall Enterprises Inc.

478

$4.50

W. McDaniel Construction Inc.

487

$4.00

Case Contracting Co.

171

$40.00

TriMar Construction Inc.

320

$14.00

497

$3.84

Stevens Construction Inc.

171

$40.00

325

$13.84

Wright Construction Group Inc.

171

$40.00

E.M. Enterprises General Contractors Inc.

Baker & Sons Air Conditioning Inc.

Kimmins Contracting Corp.

178

$37.93

Jon F. Swift Inc.

331

$13.30

39

$610.73*

Hennessy Construction Services Corp.

185

$35.01

O’Donnell Landscapes Inc.

332

$13.00

Benderson Development Co. LLC

Lee Drywall Inc.

334

$12.90

Stock Development

45

$529.00

Ed Taylor Construction Inc.

192

$33.45

Alliance Power Solutions Inc.

336

$12.50

Minto Communities - Florida

58

$288.00

Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida

193

$33.40

Tucker Construction

336

$12.50

Alico Inc. (ALCO)

115

$88.68

TLC Diversified Inc.

211

$29.00

Coast to Coast Pools

338

$12.10

U.S. Assets Group

347

$11.10

FSA Inc.

217

$27.97

Bay Area Building Solutions

339

$12.00

Mission Critical Solutions/ MCS of Tampa Inc.

222

$26.00

Bruno Air Conditioning

339

$12.00

Tech Data Corp. (TECD)

2

$27,670.60

$25.00

$11.68

Automated Petroleum & Energy Co. Inc.

$1,150.00

227

343

26

Halfacre Construction Co.

Tri County Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

Spectrum Contracting Inc.

232

$24.40

Stellar Development Inc.

351

$10.90

Gulfeagle Supply Inc.

46

$510.00

A.D. Morgan Corp.

234

$24.00

354

$10.75

J.H. Williams Oil Co. Inc.

52

$370.00

BCBE Construction LLC

242

$23.12

Magnum Builders of Sarasota Inc.

America II Electronics

65

$250.00

Adams Group

243

$23.00

D.L. Porter Constructors Inc.

373

$9.10

Great Bay Distributors Inc.

72

$200.75

Advanced Masonry Systems

249

$22.00

Key Glass LLC

373

$9.10

Vology Inc.

77

$186.00

The Sinclair Group

249

$22.00

Superior Pools of Southwest Florida Inc.

375

$9.00

McNichols Co.

81

$168.00

J. O. DeLotto & Sons Inc.

251

$21.90

$163.00

378

$8.90

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing LLLP

83

Turner Tree and Landscape

R.E. Crawford Construction LLC

252

$21.53

J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp.

380

$8.80

Pepin Distributing Co.

86

$149.60

Build LLC

253

$21.50

Heatherwood Construction Co.

384

$8.50

Tampa Armature Works Inc.

87

$148.00

United Mechanical Inc.

257

$20.80

Hammer Construction

391

$8.20

Fleetwing Corp.

95

$133.00

Bay to Bay Properties LLC

264

$20.00

Lovin Construction Inc.

409

$7.30

American Food Distributor

107

$105.00

EnviroStruct LLC

264

$20.00

$7.10

Sanwa Growers Inc.

109

$103.21

275

$18.60

Cortez Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

411

The Starling Group

The Bernd Group Inc.

146

$56.57

Diaz Fritz Isabel General Contractors

279

$18.30

Symbiont Service Corp.

416

$6.87

O.E. Wheels LLC

189

$34.00

J2 Solutions

417

$6.75

Frederick Derr & Co. Inc.

285

$17.50

Southwestern Suppliers Inc.

190

$33.90

ProspectsPLUS!

421

$6.50

Connor & Gaskins Unlimited LLC

287

$17.40

Innovative Food Holdings (IVFH)

205

$31.30

All Steel Consultants Inc.

429

$6.20

Peninsular Paper Co.

208

$30.00

$17.00

DM Constructors LLC

429

$6.20

Mercedes Medical

210

$29.60

434

$6.10

$16.60

BMG Conveyor Services of Florida Inc.

234

$24.00

Company Name

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design

290

Masonry Builders Inc.

292

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GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Esprix Technologies

247

$22.30

myMatrixx

105

$109.82

Lee Wetherington Homes LLC

238

$23.60

WhiteHall Products Inc.

264

$20.00

NeoGenomics Inc. (NEO)

116

$87.07

Southern Crafted Homes Inc.

278

$18.32

Sencommunications Inc.

284

$17.80

Premier Eye Care

119

$84.00

Aubuchon Team of Cos.

286

$17.41

Arroyo Process Equipment Inc.

297

$16.20

Health Integrated Inc.

163

$42.40

Elias Brothers Group

320

$14.00

Jason’s Hauling Inc.

299

$16.00

Cryo-Cell International Inc. (CCEL)

263

$20.13

Nutter Custom Construction LLC

348

$11.00

Sunfresh Produce Inc.

306

$15.00

G.E. Walker Inc.

345

$11.50

Hammer Construction

391

$8.20

Bob Dean Supply Inc.

348

$11.00

HOMEBUILDERS

Tivoli Homes

482

$4.36

Versatile Packagers

441

$5.72

Company Name

ENTERTAINMENT/MEDIA/PUBLISHING Times Publishing Co./ Florida Trend

96

130.00*

Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. (BBGI)

108

$104.90

Observer Media Group Inc.

302

$15.80

HEALTH CARE WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG)

4

$12,959.90

Arthrex Inc.

17

$1,700.00

21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc.

28

$1,026.42

Florida Medical Clinic PA

75

$195.00

Company Name

Company Name

WCI Communities Inc. (WCIC)

49

$407.00

HOSPITALITY/RESTAURANT

Neal Communities of Southwest Florida LLC

60

$276.60

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (BLMN)

7

$4,415.78

Arthur Rutenberg Homes Inc.

70

$221.00

Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Inc.

34

$756.10

Homes by WestBay

111

$98.15

79

$172.72

Highland Holdings Inc.

130

$70.00

Caspers Co. (McDonald’s Restaurants)

Medallion Home

132

$68.20

First Watch Restaurants Inc.

92

$140.00*

Beach to Bay Investments Inc.

140

$60.00

Hooters Management Corp. and Affiliates

118

$86.50

John Cannon Homes Inc.

158

$46.10

Rib City Group Inc.

181

$36.00

Southern Homes of Polk County

177

$38.52

Charter One Hotels & Resorts Inc.

195

$33.30

Divco Construction Corp.

224

$25.40

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GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Phelan Holdings (Pinchers Crab Shack)

197

$33.20

Front Burner Brands

200

$32.86

Thurman Hotel Consultants

220

$27.00

Saddlebrook Resorts Inc.

221

$26.95

Coral Hospitality

227

$25.00

Burger 21 Inc.

282

Twenty/Twenty Worldwide Hospitality LLC

344

Company Name

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

PGT Industries (PGTI)

56

$306.39

Vogue International

57

$298.00

Sun Hydraulics Corp. (SNHY)

69

$227.67

Superior Uniform Group Inc. (SGC)

74

$196.25

90

$144.71

$17.90

S-One Holdings Corp. (includes LexJet, Brand Management Group and ABAQA)

$11.60

Invisa Inc. (INSA)

110

TSE Industries Inc.

LAW Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA

71

$216.90

Blalock Walters, PA

383

$8.70

McIntyre, Thanasides, Bringgold, Elliott, Grimaldi & Guito PA

426

$6.38

Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross PLLC

436

$6.00

MANUFACTURING

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Thomas Sign & Awning Co. Inc.

227

$25.00

Micon Packaging Inc.

240

$23.50

Pacer Group Inc.

243

$23.00

Custom Cable Industries

256

$21.00

Octex LLC

264

$20.00

Creative Sign Designs

273

$18.90

$98.32

Pelican Wire Co. Inc.

280

$18.00

127

$72.00

290

$17.00

Somero Enterprises Inc.

142

$59.28

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes

Shaw Development LLC

155

$48.00

Global Tech LED

299

$16.00

Oscor Inc.

166

$41.00

Quality Enclosures

302

$15.80

PPi Technologies Group

171

$40.00

Southern Manufacturing Technologies Inc.

329

$13.60

U.S. Wholesale Pipe and Tube Co. Inc.

176

$38.80

Dixie-Southern

356

$10.50

Storm Smart

179

$37.50

Ven-Tel Plastics Corp.

359

$10.20

MarkMaster Inc.

365

$9.60

Osprey Biotechnics Inc.

371

$9.25

Unilens Vision Inc. (UVIC)

388

$8.41

MedTel Services LLC

391

$8.20

Company Name

Cott Corp. (COT)

13

$2,102.80

Forestry Resources Inc.

206

$30.17

Masonite International Corp. (DOOR)

16

$1,837.70

Florikan E.S.A. LLC

207

$30.10

Bovie Medical Corp. (BVX)

218

$27.68

Intertape Polymer Group (ITP.TO)

32

Paradise Inc. (PARF)

226

$25.18

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Company Name

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Coach House Inc.

407

$7.50

REAL ESTATE/MORTGAGE BROKERS

MarineMax Inc. (HZO)

38

$624.69

Rockford-Ettco Procunier

411

$7.10

Horizon Mortgage Corp.

100

$125.00

March/Hodge Automotive

40

$564.00

Actron Engineering

425

$6.40

112

Mill-Rite Woodworking Co. Inc.

429

$6.20

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

$94.00

Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships

41

$556.06

BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA)

455

$5.05

Michael Saunders & Co.

122

$74.80

Hyundai of New Port Richey

50

$387.00

Re/Max Alliance Group

188

$34.20

Dex Imaging Inc.

89

$146.00

High Velocity

458

$5.00

Franklin Street

288

$17.10

Scott Fischer Enterprises

101

$121.00

Identity Stronghold

458

$5.00

Nationwide Appraisal Network

402

$7.90

102

$113.00

R&R Associates

472

$4.60

Charlie Earhart Realty

421

$6.50

Jerry Ulm Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram

Clearwater Enviro Technologies Inc.

487

$4.00

CRE Consultants

464

$4.82

Sun State International Trucks LLC

106

$108.30

$3.83

$4.46

Famous Tate Appliance & Bedding Centers

$67.60

498

479

133

Deluvia

Sellstate Realty Systems Network Inc.

Commercial Design Services Inc.

149

$52.00

Tibbetts Lumber Co. LLC

150

$51.70

Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry LLC

171

$40.00

Stellar Partners Inc.

182

$35.28

Vision Ace Hardware Stores

191

$33.50

Kimal Lumber & Hardware

198

$33.10

Naples Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.

199

$33.00

Sunshine Ace Hardware

201

$32.65

Robinson Sports Inc. (Fit2Run)

202

$32.00

OTHER

Company Name

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

RETAILERS

Landmark Apartment Trust of America Inc.

62

$262.21

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc.

84

$154.29

Insula Cos.

219

CWU Inc.

Publix Super Markets Inc.

1

$30,600.00

HSN Inc. (HSNI)

8

$3,588.00

Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS)

11

$2,675.21

$27.10

Abbey Carpet Co. Inc.

14

$2,020.00

243

$23.00

Rooms to Go

15

$1,980.00

Alakai Defense Systems Inc.

419

$6.70

Beall’s Inc. and Subsidiaries

21

$1,289.00

Pyure Brands

444

$5.50

Ferman Automotive Group

37

$636.00

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Company Name

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Clive Daniel Home

215

$28.00

Computer Advantage Inc.

American Wordata Inc.

377

$8.91

Celebrity Auto Group

222

$26.00

TECHNOLOGY

Link-Systems International Inc.

384

$8.50

Hadinger Flooring

233

$24.36

Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL)

3

$15,762.15

Bayshore Solutions

387

$8.48

xByte Technologies

258

$20.77

Roper Technologies Inc. (ROP)

9

$3,549.49

Focus School Software

396

$8.09

Richard’s Foodporium

294

$16.50

Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE)

20

$1,327.50

Boring Business Systems Inc.

398

$8.00

Office Furniture & Design Concepts

306

$15.00

ACI Worldwide Inc. (ACIW)

29

$1,016.15

M-PowerTech

398

$8.00

Office Furniture and Design

313

$14.70

Syniverse

31

$916.30

T3 Communications Inc.

398

$8.00

Cigar City Brewing

328

$13.70

Triad Retail Media

53

$366.20

Advanced MarketPlace

410

$7.20

Florida Business Interiors -Tampa Bay

330

$13.50

ASG Software Solutions

65

$250.00

The Launch Pad

428

$6.22

Global Convergence Inc.

91

$142.00

NetDirector

446

$5.44

Mac of All Trades

351

$10.90

Tribridge

96

$130.00

450

$5.26

$10.00

AutoLoop

166

$41.00

Doctors Administrative Solutions LLC

Bacon’s Furniture & Outdoor Living

360

Tower Cloud Inc.

195

$33.30

Zymphony Technology Solutions

453

$5.10

G. Fried Flooring America

363

$9.82

Laser Locators

390

$8.30

NetWolves Network Services LLC

209

$29.90

Excelsis Investments Inc. (EXSL)

457

$5.03

Cabinets.com by Kitchen Resource Direct LLC

404

$7.80

AgileThought Inc.

255

$21.02

SouthTech

468

$4.70

Accusoft

259

$20.70

Squaremouth Inc.

472

$4.60

JMX Brands

435

$6.04

Modern Enterprise Solutions Inc.

312

$14.81

E-Push! E-Share!

484

$4.15

Convergence Consulting Group

356

$10.50

Akuwa Solutions Group Inc.

487

$4.00

DataComm Networks Inc.

372

$9.20

Marxent Labs

487

$4.00

American Classic Car Sales

452

$5.20

HP Ingredients

465

$4.80

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Gross Revenue 2014

468

$4.70

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Company Name 1st Choice Facility Services Corp. 1st Manatee Bank 21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc. A-1 HR A.D. Morgan Corp.

Gross Revenue 2013

Company Name

275

All Steel Consultants Inc.

$6.20

429

Aubuchon Team of Cos.

$17.41

286

Alliance Power Solutions Inc.

$12.50

336

AutoLoop

$41.00

166

$1,026.42

28

Allyn International Services Inc.

$17.10

288

Automated Petroleum & Energy Co. Inc.

$1,150.00

26

$501.02

47

$552.94

42

B&B Corporate Holdings Inc.

$62.00

137

B&I Contractors Inc.

$46.50

157

Bacon’s Furniture & Outdoor Living

$10.00

360

$3.84

497

Baldwin Krystyn Sherman Partners

$19.90

270

Bandes Construction Co. Inc.

$54.00

148

Bank of Central Florida

$12.93

333

Bankers Financial Corp.

America II Electronics American Classic Car Sales

14

ABI Cos. Inc.

$41.60

165

Acclaris Inc.

$35.00

186

American Strategic Insurance Corp.

Accusoft

$20.70

259

American Wordata Inc.

$1,016.15

29

Amscot Financial Inc.

$6.40

425

Ad-VANCE Talent Solutions Inc.

American Farms LLC American Food Distributor

452

$24.00

234

$105.00

107

$1,141.99

27

$8.91

377 73

$42.00

164

Anderson-McQueen Funeral Homes

$6.13

433

$45.10

161

$4.20

$6.73

418 243

ADL Delivery

$28.00

215

$7.20

410

Advanced Masonry Systems

$22.00

249

ARG (AgentHR Recruiting Group)

Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal

$14.20

317

Arroyo Process Equipment Inc.

APG Electric Inc.

Arthrex Inc.

$4.90

463

AgileThought Inc.

$21.02

255

AIM Engineering Inc.

$18.54

277

ArtisTree Landscape Maintenance & Design

Akuwa Solutions Group Inc.

$4.00

487

ASG Software Solutions

Alakai Defense Systems Inc.

$6.70

419

Aspire Financial Services LLC

$88.68

115

Atlas Insurance

Alico Inc. (ALCO)

65

$5.20

$197.60

$23.00

Advice Inc.

$250.00

Anchors Away Cruises and Tours

Adams Group Advanced MarketPlace

Gross Revenue 2013

437

234

Actron Engineering

Company Name

GC 500 Ranking

$5.96

$24.00

ACI Worldwide Inc. ( ACIW)

Gross Revenue 2013

$18.60

$2,020.00

Abbey Carpet Co. Inc.

GC 500 Ranking

Arthur Rutenberg Homes Inc.

AVI-SPL

Baker & Sons Air Conditioning Inc.

$408.00

48

483

Bay Area Building Solutions

$12.00

339

Bay Cities Bank

$25.28

225

$16.20

297

Bay to Bay Properties LLC

$20.00

264

$1,700.00

17

Bayshore Solutions

$8.48

387

$221.00

70

BCBE Construction LLC

$23.12

242

$17.00

290

BCH Mechanical Inc.

$81.60

121

$250.00

65

$60.00

140

$23.39

241

Beach to Bay Investments Inc. Beall’s Inc. and Subsidiaries Beasley Broadcast Group Inc. (BBGI)

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$104.90

108

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Company Name Benderson Development Co. LLC

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$610.73

39

Company Name

$146.38

88

$6.10

434

Canco General Contractors Inc.

302

$216.90

71

$154.29

84

$8.00

398

$35.20

183

Case Contracting Co. Caspers Co. (McDonald’s Restaurants)

$14.00

Brayboy & Associates Inc. (Alltrust Insurance)

$6.70

$5.80

440

Clearwater Enviro Technologies Inc.

$4.00

487

Clive Daniel Home

$28.00

215

Coach House Inc.

$7.50

407

Coast to Coast Pools

$12.10

338

College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving

$25.00

$40.00

171

227

$172.72

79

Collins & DuPont Interior Design

$11.43

346

Commercial Design Services Inc.

$52.00

149

$9.43

370

Celebrity Auto Group

$26.00

222

320

Centauri Insurance

$74.50

123

$164.45

82

419

Central Bank

$3.83

498

ChappellRoberts

$9.60

365

Conditioned Air Corp. of Naples Inc.

Chargebacks911

$15.90

301

$6.50

421

Charlotte State Bank & Trust

$13.83

Charter One Hotels & Resorts Inc.

$33.30

Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Inc.

$756.10

34

$72.00

127

$1,575.80

18

Bruno Air Conditioning

$12.00

339

Build LLC

$21.50

253

$4.00

487

Bulova Technologies Group Inc. (BTGI)

$15.80

Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc.

Brandon Construction Co. General Contractors Inc.

Brooks and Freund LLC

Calusa Bank

348

500

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO)

Callaghan Tire

$11.00

$3.80

Clark Hunt Construction

421

7

Bracken Engineering

468

$6.50

$4,415.78

218

254

$4.70

153

Cabinets.com by Kitchen Resource Direct LLC

360

$21.46

Clark Environmental Inc.

$49.50

455

$27.68

Citizens Bank and Trust

404

$5.05

$10.00

328

$7.80

BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA)

Bovie Medical Corp. (BVX)

$13.70

126

C1 Financial Inc. (BNK)

Bowen Travel Services Inc.

Cigar City Brewing

$72.05

383

Bouchard Insurance Inc.

384

Chrome Capital Group LLC

$8.70

Boring Business Systems Inc.

11

$8.50

Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS)

Blalock Walters, PA

Bob Dean Supply Inc.

$2,675.21

282 295

451

BMG Conveyor Services of Florida Inc.

Company Name

$17.90

$5.23

CenterState Banks Inc. (CSFL)

Charlie Earhart Realty

Gross Revenue 2013

GC 500 Ranking

$16.40

Bennett Contracting Inc.

BlueGrace Logistics LLC

Gross Revenue 2013

Burger 21 Inc. C-Suite Communications (Clarke Advertising and Public Relations)

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (BLMN)

GC 500 Ranking

Community Southern Bank Computer Advantage Inc.

$4.70

468

$40.80

168

Connor & Gaskins Unlimited LLC

$17.40

287

Convergence Consulting Group

$10.50

356

326

Coral Hospitality

$25.00

227

195

CORE Construction Services of Florida LLC

$65.00

135

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Gross Revenue 2013

Cornerstone Community Bank

$8.98

376

Cortez Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.

$7.10

411

Company Name

Cott Corp. (COT) CRE Consultants

$2,102.80

13

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

Diaz Fritz Isabel General Contractors

$18.30

279

Digital Media Solutions

$34.36

187

Discovery Senior Living

$129.50

98

$25.40

224

Fawley Bryant

$5.84

439

FCCI Insurance Group

$260.00

63

Ferman Automotive Group

$636.00

37

$36.56

180

$10.50

356

DM Constructors LLC

$6.20

429

Doctors Administrative Solutions LLC

$5.26

450

Company Name

$4.82

464

Divco Construction Corp.

Creative Contractors Inc.

$74.10

124

DiverseID Products of Florida LLC

Creative Sign Designs

$18.90

273

Crowther Roofing & Sheet Metal of Florida Inc.

$40.20

170

Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC

Cryo-Cell International Inc. (CCEL)

$20.13

263

Dixie-Southern

CS&L CPAS

$7.50

407

Cumbey & Fair Inc.

$5.10

453

$767.40

33

Cunningham Lindsey Group Limited Custom Cable Industries

$21.00

256

CWU Inc.

$23.00

243

D.L. Porter Constructors Inc.

$9.10

373

DataComm Networks Inc.

$9.20

372

$137.00

93

DeAngelis Diamond Construction Deliver Media

$15.50

305

$3.83

498

Dental Care Alliance

$254.00

64

Dex Imaging Inc.

$146.00

89

Deluvia

Company Name

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

Ex-it Technologies

$4.00

487

Excelsis Investments Inc. (EXSL) Famous Tate Appliance & Bedding Centers

FineMark National Bank & Trust

$5.03

457

$67.60

133

$4.64

471

$657.50

36

Firm Solutions LLC

$12.00

339

First America Bank

$10.25

358

First Citrus Bank

$10.81

353

First Family Insurance

$136.00

94

$28.62

213

$46.00

159

First Florida Integrity Bank

$4.15

484

First Housing

$8.10

395

E.M. Enterprises General Contractors Inc.

$13.84

325

First National Bank of Pasco

$6.17

432

First Watch Restaurants Inc.

$140.00

92

Ed Taylor Construction Inc.

$33.45

192

$10.60

355

Dynamic Dental Partners Group E-Push! E-Share!

$7.77

405

FKQ Advertising + Marketing Inc.

Elias Brothers Group

$14.00

320

Flagship Community Bank

Encore Bank

$12.70

335

Fleetwing Corp.

Edison National Bank

$4.37

481

$133.00

95

$8.74

382

Florida Bank Group Inc.

$20.66

260

Environmental Pest Services Inc.

$35.10

184

$13.50

330

EnviroStruct LLC

$20.00

264

Florida Business Interiors -Tampa Bay

Esprix Technologies

$22.30

247

$5.90

438

$195.00

75

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Company Name

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

Florikan E.S.A. LLC

$30.10

207

Global Tech LED

Focus School Software

$8.09

396

Forestry Resources Inc.

$30.17

206

Forristall Enterprises Inc.

$4.50

478

Foster & Foster Consulting Actuaries Inc.

$7.00

413

$1,281.61

22

Franklin Street

$17.10

288

Frederick Derr & Co. Inc.

$17.50

285

$4.59

475

Freedom Boat Club LLC

$11.70

342

Front Burner Brands

$32.86

200

FSA Inc.

$27.97

217

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers

$23.56

239

FrankCrum

Freedom Bank of America

G. Fried Flooring America

$9.82

363

$11.50

345

Galaxy Marketing Solutions

$3.90

496

Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida

$9.61

364

GCG Construction Inc.

$5.50

444

$556.06

41

$7.70

406

$142.00

91

G.E. Walker Inc.

Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships GLE Associates Inc. Global Convergence Inc.

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$16.00

299

Goede, Adamczyk, DeBoest & Cross PLLC

$6.00

436

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing LLLP

$163.00

83

$14.56

314

$200.75

72

Company Name

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Company Name Hennessy Construction Services Corp. Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc. (HRTG) Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ) HH Staffing Hide-Away Storage Services LLC and Xpress Storage

Greenscapes

$16.20

297

High Velocity

Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry LLC

$40.00

171

Highland Holdings Inc.

$510.00

46

$9.55

367

HIT Promotional Products Inc.

$16.60

292

Hole Montes Inc.

Gulfeagle Supply Inc. GulfShore Bank Gulfshore Insurance Inc.

Hillsboro Bank

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$35.01

185

$233.82

68

$11,046.00

5

$3.94

494

$10.95

350

$5.00

458

$70.00

130

$4.12

485

$270.00

61

$7.90

402

Hadinger Flooring

$24.36

233

Homes by WestBay

$98.15

111

Halfacre Construction Co.

$25.00

227

$86.50

118

$8.20

391

Hooters Management Corp. and Affiliates

$18.75

274

$125.00

100

Hawkins Construction Inc.

$127.00

99

$4.80

465

HCI Group Inc. (HCI)

$380.00

51

$88.76

114

Hyundai of New Port Richey iConstructors LLC

Hammer Construction Harvard Jolly Inc.

Health Insurance Innovations Inc. (HIIQ) Health Integrated Inc. HealthPlan Holdings Inc. Heatherwood Construction Co.

$42.40

163

$335.00

55

$8.50

384

Horizon Mortgage Corp. HP Ingredients HSN Inc. (HSNI) i9 Sports Corp.

$3,588.00

8

$387.00

50

$8.80

380

$50.00

151

$188.00

76

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$5.00

458

ImageMedia.com

$5.30

448

Ideal Image Development Inc.

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Company Name Innovative Food Holdings (IVFH) Insignia Bank Insula Cos.

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$31.30

205

Jon F. Swift Inc.

$8.07

397

Kellogg & Kimsey Inc. Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

$27.10

219

Integrity Employee Leasing

$152.00

85

Intertape Polymer Group (ITP. TO)

$812.70

32

Invisa Inc. (INSA)

$98.32

110

It Works! Global

$538.00

44

J. Kokolakis Contracting Inc.

$182.00

78

$21.90

251

$8.80

380

J. O. DeLotto & Sons Inc. J.E. Charlotte Construction Corp. J.H. Williams Oil Co. Inc. J2 Solutions Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL)

$370.00

52

$6.75

417

$15,762.15

3

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$13.30

331

Lutgert Insurance

$3.98

493

M-PowerTech

$8.00

398

$67.00

134

Mac of All Trades

$10.90

351

$19.10

272

354

373

Magnum Builders of Sarasota Inc.

$10.75

$9.10

Kforce Inc. (KFRC)

$1,217.33

24

$1,222.08

23

KHS&S Contractors

$110.99

103

March/Hodge Automotive

$564.00

40

Kimal Lumber & Hardware

$33.10

198

MarineMax Inc. (HZO)

$624.69

38

Kimmins Contracting Corp.

$37.93

178

MarkMaster Inc.

$9.60

365

Kisinger Campo & Associates Corp.

$31.60

204

Marxent Labs

$4.00

487

$1,837.70

16

$16.60

292

$5.30

448

McEnany Roofing & Contracting Inc.

$14.10

319

McGarvey Construction Co./ McGarvey Custom Homes

$60.40

139

McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors Inc.

$64.10

136

McIntyre, Thanasides, Bringgold, Elliott, Grimaldi & Guito PA

$6.38

426

Company Name

Karins Engineering Group Inc.

Key Glass LLC

Kobie Marketing Landmark Apartment Trust of America Inc. Landscape Maintenance Professionals Inc.

$25.00

227

$262.21

62

$15.00

306

Jagged Peak Inc. (JGPK)

$61.71

138

Laser Locators

$8.30

390

Jason’s Hauling Inc.

$16.00

299

Laundry Plus

$5.60

442

$8.14

393

Lee Drywall Inc.

$12.90

334

Lee Wetherington Homes LLC

$23.60

238

Liberty Group

Jefferson Bank of Florida (JFBF) Jerry Ulm Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram JMX Brands

$113.00

102

$6.04

435

John Cannon Homes Inc.

$46.10

158

Johnson Engineering Inc.

$14.50

315

$47.85

156

Link-Systems International Inc.

$8.50

384

Lovin Construction Inc.

$7.30

409

$60.00

140

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Manhattan Construction Group

Masonite International Corp. (DOOR) Masonry Builders Inc. Matcon Construction Services Inc.

McNichols Co. Medallion Home

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$14.00

320

$168.00

81

$68.20

132

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Company Name Medi-Weightloss Medscribe Information Systems Inc. MedTel Services LLC

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$16.40

295

Nationwide Appraisal Network

$9.85

362

Neal Communities of Southwest Florida LLC

Company Name

$8.20

391

NeoGenomics Inc. (NEO)

Members Trust Co.

$13.81

327

NetDirector

Mercedes Medical

$29.60

210

Merchandise Partners

$33.35

194

Merit Electric Co. Inc.

$14.44

316

MGE Management Experts Inc.

$17.90

282

Michael Saunders & Co.

$74.80

122

Micon Packaging Inc.

$23.50

240

Miles

$46.00

159

$6.20

429

Mill-Rite Woodworking Co. Inc. Minto Communities - Florida

$288.00

58

$26.00

222

Modern Business Associates

$539.00

43

Modern Enterprise Solutions Inc.

$14.81

312

Mission Critical Solutions/MCS of Tampa Inc.

Morgan Automotive Group

$734.00

35

Murex Properties LLC

$20.30

261

My Classified Ads LLC

$14.00

320

$109.82

105

$33.00

199

myMatrixx Naples Lumber & Supply Co. Inc.

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$7.90

402

$276.60

60

$87.07

116

$5.44

446

NetWolves Network Services LLC

$29.90

209

Nicholas Financial Inc. (NICK)

$82.63

120

NorthStar Bank

$8.11

394

Nutter Custom Construction LLC

$11.00

348

O.E. Wheels LLC

$34.00

189

O’Donnell Landscapes Inc.

$13.00

332

Observer Media Group Inc.

$15.80

302

Octex LLC

$20.00

264

ODC Construction

$68.30

131

Office Furniture & Design Concepts

$15.00

306

Office Furniture and Design

$14.70

313

Company Name Paradise Inc. (PARF)

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$25.18

226

Patriot Bank

$5.58

443

PDR CPAs

$5.00

458

Pelican Wire Co. Inc.

$18.00

280

Peninsular Paper Co.

$30.00

208

Pepin Distributing Co.

$149.60

86

PGT Industries (PGTI)

$306.39

56

$33.20

197

Phelan Holdings (Pinchers Crab Shack) Pilot Bank

$9.44

369

$20.24

262

PM Services Co.

$19.70

271

Point & Pay LLC

$18.00

280

Platinum Bank

PostcardMania

$22.63

246

$240.00

67

PPi Technologies Group

$40.00

171

Precise Construction

$55.00

147

$3.91

496

Power Design Inc.

Preferred Community Bank

$6.32

427

Preferred Travel of Naples Inc.

$28.75

212

$41.00

166

Premier Eye Care

$84.00

119

Osprey Biotechnics Inc.

$9.25

371

112

$4.71

467

Premier Sotheby’s International Realty

$94.00

Our Town America Inc. Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.

$50.00

151

Progressive Dental Marketing

$4.40

480

Pacer Group Inc.

$23.00

243

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Publix Super Markets Inc.

$30,600.00

1

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Pyure Brands

$5.50

444

Saddle Creek Logistics Services

$5.00

458

Saddlebrook Resorts Inc.

Quality Distribution Inc. (QLTY)

$991.76

30

Quality Enclosures

$15.80

302

R.E. Crawford Construction LLC

$21.53

252

R.L. James Inc.

$15.00

306

R&R Associates

$4.60

472

$4,861.25

6

Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF)

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$4.54

476

Sabal Palm Bank

Quality Building Controls

Squaremouth Inc.

$4.60

472

Stellar Development Inc.

$10.90

351

$58.00

145

Stellar Partners Inc.

$35.28

182

$121.00

101

$20.00

264

Sellstate Realty Systems Network Inc.

$4.46

479

Sencommunications Inc.

$17.80

284

Shaw Development LLC

$48.00

155

Scotlynn USA Division Scott Fischer Enterprises Sebring Software Inc. (SMXI)

SkyBridge Resources

$20.00

264

Rib City Group Inc.

$36.00

181

Somero Enterprises Inc.

$59.28

142

Richard’s Foodporium

$16.50

294

$2,733.80

10

Ripa & Associates LLC

$170.00

80

Southeast Personnel Leasing Inc.

$32.00

202

Southern Commerce Bank NA

$5.04

456

$7.10

411

Southern Crafted Homes Inc.

$14.16

318

Rooms to Go

$1,980.00

15

Roper Technologies Inc. (ROP)

$3,549.49

9

S-One Holdings Corp. (includes $144.71 LexJet, Brand Management L INC. Group and ABAQA) FINANCIA

90

$18.32

278

Southern Cross Contracting Inc.

$4.80

465

Southern Homes of Polk County

$38.52

177

Southern Manufacturing Technologies Inc.

$13.60

329

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$227.67

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Sun State International Trucks LLC

$108.30

106

$4.51

477

Sunfresh Produce Inc.

$15.00

306

Sunshine Ace Hardware

SunCoast Print & Promotions Inc.

$32.65

201

Sunshine Bancorp. Inc. (SBCP)

$7.00

413

Superior Pools of Southwest Florida Inc.

$9.00

375

Superior Uniform Group Inc. (SGC)

$196.25

74

Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida

$33.40

193

$1,327.50

20

$6.87

416

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486

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$4.10

109

$22.20

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$24.40

$5.41

Schifino Lee Advertising & Branding

Revenue Management Solutions LLC

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Spectrum Contracting Inc.

$103.21

Sanwa Growers Inc.

306

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237

Spiro & Associates

$15.00

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$23.81

54

Resource Solutions Inc.

Roofing by Curry

Spectrio

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221

188

Rockford-Ettco Procunier

Gross Revenue 2013

$26.95

$34.20

Robinson Sports Inc. (Fit2Run)

GC 500 Ranking

$358.00

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GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$916.30

31

$8.00

398

$148.00

87

TCM Bank NA

$28.53

214

TDS Construction Inc.

$40.50

169

$27,670.60

2

$2,566.40

12

Ted Todd Insurance Inc.

$8.31

389

The Bank of Commerce

$8.90

378

The Bank of Tampa

$48.52

154

The Bernd Group Inc.

$56.57

146

The Fountain Group

$72.00

127

$6.22

The Sinclair Group

Tampa Armature Works Inc.

Tech Data Corp. (TECD) TECO Energy Inc. (TE)

GC 500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2013

$11.68

343

Triad Retail Media

$366.20

53

Tribridge

$130.00

96

$14.00

320

$8.00

398

W. McDaniel Construction Inc.

TSE Industries Inc.

$72.00

127

Tucker Construction

$12.50

336

Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC)

Turbine Diagnostic Services Inc.

$9.50

368

Turbine Generator Maintenance Inc.

$32.00

202

WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG)

Company Name Tri County Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

TriMar Construction Inc. Trinity Graphics USA

Gross Revenue 2013

Vision Ace Hardware Stores

$33.50

191

Visual Awareness Technologies & Consulting

$24.00

234

Vogue International

$298.00

57

Vology Inc.

$186.00

77

$4.00

487

$1,487.15

19

$407.00

49

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$12,959.90

4

Wesco Fountains Inc.

$5.00

458

$8.90

378

290

428

$11.60

344

White Cloud Electronic Cigarettes

$17.00

Twenty/Twenty Worldwide Hospitality LLC

WhiteHall Products Inc.

$20.00

264

$22.00

249

U.S. Assets Group

$11.10

347

Willis A. Smith Construction Inc.

$72.20

125

The Starling Group

$18.60

275

$38.80

176

Wittenberg Weiner Consulting LLC

$7.00

413

$8.41

388

Woodruff & Sons Inc.

$43.00

162

$280.23

59

WRH Realty Services Inc.

$58.04

144

Wright Construction Group Inc.

$40.00

171

xByte Technologies

$20.77

258

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Turner Tree and Landscape

GC 500 Ranking

Thomas Sign & Awning Co. Inc.

$25.00

227

U.S. Wholesale Pipe and Tube Co. Inc.

Thurman Hotel Consultants

$27.00

220

Unilens Vision Inc. (UVIC)

Tibbetts Lumber Co. LLC

$51.70

150

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC)

Times Publishing Co./ Florida Trend

$130.00

96

United Mechanical Inc.

$20.80

257

$110.41

104

$4.36

482

USAmeriBank

TLC Diversified Inc.

$29.00

211

Ven-Tel Plastics Corp.

$10.20

359

Tower Cloud Inc.

$33.30

195

Vengroff Williams Inc.

$1,163.00

25

Travelworld

$15.00

306

Veredus Corp.

$93.31

113

$5.72

441

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$4.60

472

$87.00

117

$5.10

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Employees 2014

GC500 Ranking

Gross Revenue 2014

Publix Super Markets Inc.

174,000

1

$30,600.00

2

Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL)

142,000

3

$15,762.15

3

Bloomin’ Brands Inc. (BLMN)

100,000

7

$4,415.78

4

Sykes Enterprises Inc. (SYKE)

50,450

20

$1,327.50

5

Modern Business Associates

32,264

43

$539.00

6

Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (HTZ)

30,000

5

$11,046.00

7

Chico’s FAS Inc. (CHS)

23,800

11

$2,675.21

8

A-1 HR

19,221

47

$501.02

9

Masonite International Corp. (DOOR)

10,300

16

$1,837.70

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Roper Technologies Inc. (ROP)

10,137

9

$3,549.49

11

Raymond James Financial Inc. (RJF)

10,000

6

$4,861.25

12

Cott Corp. (COT)

9,193

13

$2,102.80

13

Tech Data Corp. (TECD)

9,000

2

$27,670.60

14

Rooms to Go

7,900

15

$1,980.00

15

Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO)

7,591

18

$1,575.80

16

Cunningham Lindsey Group Limited

7,000

33

$767.40

17

HSN Inc. (HSNI)

6,900

8

$3,588.00

18

WellCare Health Plans Inc. (WCG)

6,700

4

$12,959.90

18

Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC)

6,700

19

$1,487.15

20

21st Century Oncology Holdings Inc.

4,630

28

$1,026.42

21

ACI Worldwide Inc. ( ACIW)

4,472

29

$1,016.15

22

TECO Energy Inc. (TE)

4,400

12

$2,566.40

23

Beall’s Inc. and Subsidiaries

4,273

21

$1,289.00

24

Diversified Maintenance Systems LLC

3,500

63

$260.00

25

Arthrex Inc.

3,000

17

$1,700.00

25

HealthPlan Holdings Inc.

3,000

55

$335.00

27

First Watch Restaurants Inc.

2,800

92

$140.00*

28

Checkers Drive-in Restaurants Inc.

2,724

34

$756.10

29

Kforce Inc. (KFRC)

2,500

24

$1,217.33

29

Syniverse

2,500

31

$916.30

29

Saddle Creek Logistics Services

2,500

54

$358.00

32

Dental Care Alliance

2,367

64

$254.00

33

Intertape Polymer Group (ITP.TO)

1,900

32

$812.70

34

Amscot Financial Inc.

1,800

73

$197.60

35

PGT Industries (PGTI)

1,700

56

$306.39

36

HIT Promotional Products Inc.

1,697

61

$270.00

37

Discovery Senior Living

1,606

98

$129.50

38

Morgan Automotive Group

1,312

35

$734.00

39

Ferman Automotive Group

1,300

37

$636.00

40

MarineMax Inc. (HZO)

1,228

38

$624.69

41

Quality Distribution Inc. (QLTY)

1,188

30

$991.76

42

Gulfeagle Supply Inc.

1,125

46

$510.00

43

Superior Uniform Group Inc. (SGC)

1,043

74

$196.25

44

ASG Software Solutions

1,000

65

$250.00

45

Ideal Image Development Inc.

980

76

188*

46

Caspers Co. (McDonald’s Restaurants)

904

79

$172.72

47

Sun Hydraulics Corp. (SNHY)

895

69

$227.67

48

Rib City Group Inc.

800

181

$36.00

49

Gettel Automotive Family of Dealerships

789

41

$556.06

50

CenterState Banks Inc. (CSFL)

785

82

$164.45

64

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Change%

Gross Revenue 2014

Gross Revenue 2013

GC500 Ranking

$5.84

$15.00

439

$7.20

$12.38

410

$4.70

$7.80

468

$33.45

$54.72

192

$5.00

$8.00

458

$65.00

$95.00

135

$20.00

320

Rank

Company Name

1

DiverseID Products of Florida LLC

-61.1

2

Advanced MarketPlace

-41.8

3

Computer Advantage Inc.

-39.7

4

Ed Taylor Construction Inc.

-38.9

5

Identity Stronghold

-37.5

6

CORE Construction Services of Florida LLC

-31.6

7

My Classified Ads LLC

-30

$14.00

8

Bulova Technologies Group Inc. (BTGI)

9

First Housing

10

-27.3

$4.00

$5.50

487

-27

$8.10

$11.10

395

Firm Solutions LLC

-22.6

$12.00

$15.50

339

11

Tampa Armature Works Inc.

-22.5

$148.00

$191.00

87

12

1st Choice Facility Services Corp.

-21.8

$18.60

$23.80

275

13

Vengroff Williams Inc.

-21.4

$1,163.00

$1,480.00

25

14

Front Burner Brands

-21

$32.86

$41.59

200

15

Trinity Graphics USA

-20

$8.00

$10.00

398

16

G. Fried Flooring America

-19.6

$9.82

$12.22

363

17

Collins & DuPont Interior Design

-18.8

$11.43

$14.08

346

18

Pacer Group Inc.

-17.9

$23.00

$28.00

243

19

Walter Investment Management Corp. (WAC)

-17.5

$1,487.15

$1,802.50

19

20

1st Manatee Bank

-16.9

$5.96

$7.17

437

21

AIM Engineering Inc.

-16.4

$18.54

$22.17

277

22

Alakai Defense Systems Inc.

-16.3

$6.70

$8.00

419

23

Our Town America Inc.

-16

$4.71

$5.61

467

24

USAmeriBank

-14.4

$110.41

$129.01

104

25

Cunningham Lindsey Group Limited

-14.3

$767.40

$895.10

33

25

HP Ingredients

-14.3

$4.80

$5.60

465

27

Bayshore Solutions

-14.2

$8.48

$9.88

387

28

Nationwide Appraisal Network

-14.1

$7.90

$9.20

402

29

D.L. Porter Constructors Inc.

-13.3

$9.10

$10.50

373

30

Southern Crafted Homes Inc.

-12.9

$18.32

$21.04

278

31

Alico Inc. (ALCO)

-12.8

$88.68

$101.66

115

31

Charter One Hotels & Resorts Inc.

-12.8

$33.30

$38.20

195

33

Hennessy Construction Services Corp.

-12.4

$35.01

$39.96

185

34

Gulfcoast Coin & Jewelry LLC

-11.1

$40.00

$45.00

171

35

United Mechanical Inc.

-9.6

$20.80

$23.00

257

36

ASG Software Solutions

-9.4

$250.00

$276.00

65

36

Southern Cross Contracting Inc.

-9.4

$4.80

$5.30

465

38

Octex LLC

-9.1

$20.00

$22.00

264

39

PM Services Co.

-8.8

$19.70

$21.60

271

40

Jabil Circuit Inc. (JBL)

-8.6

$15,762.15

$17,249.49

3

41

Custom Cable Industries

-8.3

$21.00

$22.90

256

42

First National Bank of Pasco

-8

$6.17

$6.71

432

43

Global Convergence Inc.

-7.8

$142.00

$154.00

91

44

The Bank of Commerce

-7.7

$8.90

$9.64

378

45

Cumbey & Fair Inc.

-7.3

$5.10

$5.50

453

46

Florida Business Interiors -Tampa Bay

-6.9

$13.50

$14.50

330

46

Versatile Packagers

-6.9

$5.72

$6.14

441

48

Times Publishing Co./ Florida Trend

-6.5

$130.00

$139.00

96

49

Landscape Maintenance Professionals Inc.

-6.3

$15.00

$16.00

306

50

J.H. Williams Oil Co. Inc.

-6.1

$370.00

$394.00

52

50

Florida Bank Group Inc.

-6.1

$20.66

$22.00

260

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GC500 Rank

$12.00

$2.40

339

$27.97

$6.91

217

275.8

$23.56

$6.27

239

212.5

$20.00

$6.40

264

210

$6.20

$2.00

429

First Family Insurance

183.3

$136.00

$48.00

94

6

Chrome Capital Group LLC

183.3

$8.50

$3.00

384

8

Environmental Pest Services Inc.

161.9

$35.10

$13.40

184

9

Focus School Software

152.8

$8.09

$3.20

396

10

BlastGard International Inc. (BLGA)

144

$5.05

$2.07

455

11

Beach to Bay Investments Inc.

140

$60.00

$25.00

140

12

Marxent Labs

135.3

$4.00

$1.70

487

13

Dynamic Dental Partners Group

132.3

$46.00

$19.80

159

14

The Starling Group

126.8

$18.60

$8.20

275

15

Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT Inc.

125.9

$154.29

$68.30

84

16

Sebring Software Inc. (SMXI)

117.2

$20.00

$9.21

264

17

Turbine Diagnostic Services Inc.

111.1

$9.50

$4.50

368

18

Magnum Builders of Sarasota Inc.

102.8

$10.75

$5.30

354

19

Nutter Custom Construction LLC

100

$11.00

$5.50

348

19

M-PowerTech

100

$8.00

$4.00

398

21

Lee Drywall Inc.

98.5

$12.90

$6.50

334

22

Chargebacks911

96.3

$15.90

$8.10

301

23

AutoLoop

95.2

$41.00

$21.00

166

24

Progressive Dental Marketing

91.3

$4.40

$2.30

480

25

S-One Holdings Corp. (includes LexJet, Brand Management Group and ABAQA)

89.8

$144.71

$76.24

90

26

Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc. (HRTG)

87.3

$233.82

$124.83

68

27

Stevens Construction Inc.

85.2

$40.00

$21.60

171

28

Resource Solutions Inc.

82.9

$15.00

$8.20

306

29

Wright Construction Group Inc.

81.8

$40.00

$22.00

171

30

Coral Hospitality

81.2

$25.00

$13.80

227

31

Pyure Brands

77.4

$5.50

$3.10

444

32

Cabinets.com by Kitchen Resource Direct LLC

77.3

$7.80

$4.40

404

33

Superior Pools of Southwest Florida Inc.

76.5

$9.00

$5.10

375

34

W. McDaniel Construction Inc.

73.9

$4.00

$2.30

487

35

Build LLC

72

$21.50

$12.50

253

36

Precise Construction

71.9

$55.00

$32.00

147

37

Zirkelbach Construction Inc.

70.6

$87.00

$51.00

117

38

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing LLLP

67.4

$163.00

$97.40

83

39

Landmark Apartment Trust of America Inc.

67

$262.21

$156.99

62

40

Horizon Mortgage Corp.

66.7

$125.00

$75.00

100

41

McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors Inc.

66.5

$64.10

$38.50

136

42

Willis A. Smith Construction Inc.

64.1

$72.20

$44.00

125

43

Digital Media Solutions

63.6

$34.36

$21.00

187

44

O’Donnell Landscapes Inc.

61.1

$13.00

$8.07

332

45

Advanced Roofing and Sheet Metal

59.6

$14.20

$8.90

317

46

JMX Brands

58.5

$6.04

$3.81

435

46

Bennett Contracting Inc.

58.5

$5.23

$3.30

451

48

Hammer Construction

57.7

$8.20

$5.20

391

49

Health Insurance Innovations Inc. (HIIQ)

56.7

$88.76

$56.64

114

50

Premier Eye Care

55.8

$84.00

$53.91

119

Rank

Company Name

1

Bruno Air Conditioning

400.0

2

FSA Inc.

304.8

3

Fyzical Therapy and Balance Centers

4

EnviroStruct LLC

5

DM Constructors LLC

6

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