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GrowFL's 2019 Florida Companies to Watch Honorees

GrowFL's 2019 Florida Companies to Watch Honorees

| 7/31/2019

Orlando, Florida (July 31, 2019) — GrowFL is pleased to announce this year’s 50 Florida Companies to Watch honorees, a statewide competition that identifies companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. These 50 companies were selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a program hosted by the economic development organization GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.  

The winning company’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.   

“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL executive director.  “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said. 

Below is the list of the 2019 Florida Companies to Watch honorees:

Company Name

City

County

Primary Business

Accelirate, Inc.

Sunrise

Broward

Information Technology

ADVOS Legal, PLLC

Ponte Vedra Beach

St. Johns

Legal Services

AeroStar Training Services, LLC

Kissimmee

Osceola 

Transportation and Warehousing

Align Business Advisory Services

Winter Park

Orange

Finance and Insurance

Beryl Project Engineering

Tampa

Hillsborough

Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

BioDerm, Inc.

Largo

Pinellas

Manufacturing

Centerline Brackets

St. Augustine

St. Johns

Manufacturing 

Cottrell Title & Escrow

Naples

Collier

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Crevalle Boats

Wildwood

Sumter

Manufacturing

Davis Industrial

Tampa 

Hillsborough

Manufacturing

Dedicated IT

Riviera Beach

Palm Beach

Information Technology 

EarthBalance

North Port

Sarasota

Other Services (except Public Administration) 

ECHO UES, Inc.

Tampa

Hillsborough

Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

Express Freight, Inc.

Orlando

Orange

Transportation and Warehousing 

FLYMOTION

Tampa

Hillsborough

Information Technology 

FutureCow

Sanford

Seminole

Manufacturing

Global Jetcare, Inc.

Brooksville

Hernando

Health Care and Social Assistance

Kira Labs, Inc.

Pompano Beach

Broward

Manufacturing 

MagicalButter.com

Port Richey

Pasco

Manufacturing

MAS Environmental, LLC

Tampa

Hillsborough

Waste Management and Remediation Services 

McCormick Stevenson Corporation

Clearwater

Pinellas

Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services

Mettauer Environmental

Alva

Lee

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 

Mother Kombucha

St. Petersburg

Pinellas

Manufacturing

National Drug Screening, Inc.

Melbourne

Brevard

Other Services (except Public Administration) 

Neobroadband, Inc.

Doral

Miami-Dade

Telecommunications

OCULUS Surgical, Inc.

Port St. Lucie

St. Lucie

Manufacturing 

OIT, LLC

Miami Lakes

Miami-Dade

Telecommunications

OnMed, LLC

Clearwater

Pinellas

Health Care and Social Assistance

OnPay Solutions, Inc.

Jacksonville 

Duval

Information Technology 

PeakActivity

Boynton Beach

Palm Beach

Computer Systems Design and Related Services

Pepine Realty

Gainesville

Alachua

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Powerful Foods, LLC

Miami

Miami-Dade

Retail Trade

Probability and Statistics, Inc.

Palm Bay

Brevard

Information Technology

Raider Outboards, Inc.

Titusville

Brevard

Scientific Research and Development 

Rudram Engineering, Inc.

Rockledge

Brevard

Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 

SiteREADY

Tampa

Hillsborough

Information Technology

Smart Baking Company

Sanford

Seminole

Accommodation and Food Services

Solar Stik, Inc.

St. Augustine

St. Johns

Scientific Research and Development 

Steamroller Studios 

Mount Dora

Lake

Arts, Entertainment and Recreation 

StrataPT, LLC

Osprey

Sarasota

Administrative and Support Services 

TeleVoIPs

Brandon

Hillsborough

Telecommunications

The Lunz Group

Lakeland

Polk

Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 

TheraPeeds Family Center

Davie

Broward

Health Care and Social Assistance

Tomahawk Robotics

Melbourne

Brevard

Computer Systems Design and Related Services

Total Nutrition Technology

Leesburg

Lake

Manufacturing 

VeraData

Fort Myers

Lee

Scientific and Technical Consulting Services

Vistra Communications

Lutz

Hillsborough

Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services

Waypoint Contracting, Inc.

Miami

Miami-Dade

Construction

WestCMR, LLC

Clearwater

Pinellas

Other Services (except Public Administration) 

Wild Florida

Kenansville

Osceola

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

“This list recognizes second-stage Florida companies with passionate leaders who are making a difference in growing and diversifying our economy,” said Jennifer Barrows, GrowFL Chairman of the GrowFL Advisory Board and Business Development Executive with WithumSmith+Brown, PC.  Second-stage companies are defined as those with 6 to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

From 2015 through 2018, these companies generated $923 million in revenue and added 935 employees, reflecting a 123.9% increase in revenue and 131% increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 31% average annual revenue growth and 32.2% average annual growth in employees.

These companies projected continued growth in 2019, with a 34.8% revenue increase and 36.8% growth in employees compared to 2018. If their projections hold, these companies will have generated $1.38 billion in revenue and added 1,541 employees over the last five years — a 201.9% increase in revenue and 216% increase in jobs since 2015.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized at the 9th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on November 14, 2019 at the Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk in Orlando, FL.  Tickets are on sale now for the awards ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.growfl.com/flctw19/about-flctw/

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