2020 Honorees

Celebrating the World's Fastest-Growing Gator Businesses in 2020

100 Entries
 
 

Abode Logo

Explore, dream, discover — three words that capture the philosophy of Abode Luxury Vacation Rentals. Where better to free yourself to do those things than in Abode Luxury homes? Discover the vacation of dreams from a collection of exclusive properties.

goabode.com

Gator Leader

Rob Alday, BABA ‘03

Founder

Industry

Travel and Hospitality

Location

Park City, UT

Years Honored
2020: Rank 68
2019: Rank 57
2018: Rank 17
2017: Rank 56
2015: Rank 2

#2015
#ParkCity
#UT
#2020
#TravelandHospitality
#2019
#2018
#2017

A-C-T Environmental& Infrastructure Logo

A-C-T is a 32-year old professional environmental sciences, engineering and field services firm providing innovative and tried-and-true solutions in the markets it serves. Its staff strives to deliver great Attitude-Contribution-Teamwork.

a-c-t.com

Gator Leader

Robert O. Kincart, BS ‘72

President

Industry

Environmental Services

Location

Bartow, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 87
2016: Rank 46

#Bartow
#FL
#2016
#2020
#EnvironmentalServices

Action Equipment Logo

Action Equipment was founded in 2007 by architect and general contractor Bruno-Elias Ramos. The ACTION team has over 100 years of combined experience in the equipment and rental industry, and continues to learn every day how to perfect a service plan that keeps customers’ needs first.

actrents.com

Gator Leader

Bruno-Elias Ramos, BDES ’82, MARCH ’85

CEO/Owner

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 40
2020: Rank 33
2019: Rank 13
2018: Rank 43

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#Miami
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2021

Acumen Wealth Advisors Logo

Acumen Wealth Advisors is committed to helping families invest intentionally. Its team provides customized, active asset management integrated with financial planning to help families achieve financial objectives through education, strategic planning, frequent communication and leveraging the latest technology to build trust and strong client relationships.

acumenwealth.com

Gator Leader

Reese Veltenaar, BSBA '01

Wealth Strategist & Managing Partner

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Chattanooga, TN

Years Honored
2020: Rank 89
2019: Rank 59

#FinancialServices
#Chattanooga
#TN
#2019
#2020

Adesis Logo

Adesis, a wholly owned subsidiary of Universal Display Corp., is a contract research organization supporting the life science industries. Its efforts are in various stages of scientific research, method development, technology transfer and manufacturing. It specializes in all sizes of organic synthesis, from milligram to multi-kilogram quantities.

adesisinc.com

Gator Leader

Andrew Cottone, III, Ph.D. ‘00

President

Industry

Manufacturing

Location

New Castle, DE

Years Honored
2020: Rank 9
2017: Rank 96
2016: Rank 83

#NewCastle
#DE
#2016
#2020
#Manufacturing
#2017

Ai Collaborative Logo

Ai Collaborative is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary architectural firm offering a full range of design services. Centrally located in the Ybor City section of Tampa, AiC is capable of managing projects throughout Florida. Its philosophy is to combine the disciplines of architecture and interior design in a collaborative environment.

aicoll.com

Gator Leader

Leigh Young BDES ’85

Founding Partner

Mike Puckett BDES ’87, MARCH ’94

President & Managing Partner

Andrew Matson BDES ’99, MARCH ’04

Partner

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Tampa, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 92

#ConstructionandDesign
#Tampa
#FL
#2020

AIT Engineering Logo

Assured Information Technology (AIT) Engineering is an Orlando-based, veteran-owned small business that provides Cybersecurity, information assurance, information technology and software development solutions to the federal government, DoD and commercial entities to achieve low-risk, low-cost security compliance.

aitengineering.com

Gator Leader

Jason Eddy, BS '01

President

Industry

Engineering

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 61
2020: Rank 59
2019: Rank 28
2018: Rank 25
2017: Rank 64

#Engineering
#Orlando
#FL
#2020
#2017
#2018
#2019
#2021

Ajax Building Company Logo

Founded in 1958, Ajax Building Corp. has provided construction services throughout the Southeast for the past 60 years. Ajax is employee owned and managed by Jay Smith and Bill Byrne. Corporate offices are based in Florida, with branch offices throughout the Southeast.

ajaxbuilding.com

Gator Leader

William Byrne BBC ’85

President

John B. Smith BSBA ’97

Vice President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Oldsmar, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 72

#ConstructionandDesign
#Oldsmar
#FL
#2020

Amicon Management Logo

Amicon Management is a full-service real estate services company. Its team brings a tailored approach to clients’ real estate projects, “delivering structure, stability and confidence throughout the entire construction process.” Founded by UF alumni Adam Mopsick and Ross Adickman, Amicon was recently recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of America’s fastest growing companies.

amiconmanagement.us

Gator Leader

Adam Mopsick BSBA ’93

CEO & Co-Founder

Ross Adickman BBC ’76

Co-Founder

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 57
2019: Rank 45
2018: Rank 32
2017: Rank 22

#ConstructionandDesign
#Miami
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2017

Ascent Capital Management Logo

Ascent Capital Management is a full-service financial services company. It assists high net-worth individuals investing in funds that are, in many cases, not directly correlated to the U.S. Stock Market. The main goal is to diversify portfolios that correspond to the risk tolerances of clients.

ascentcm.com

Gator Leader

Andrew Aronson BSAC ’93

President

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Chicago, IL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 55

#FinancialServices
#Chicago
#IL
#2020

AspirEDU Logo

AspirEDU helps students graduate. It analyzes schools' data to identify students who are at risk of dropping out and outlines best practices that teachers can use to maximize students' school performances.

aspiredu.com

Gator Leader

Don VanDemark Jr., BSBA ’91, MBA ’99

COO/Co-Founder

Industry

Education

Location

Anna Maria, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 76
2020: Rank 75
2019: Rank 46
2018: Rank 15

#AnnaMaria
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2021
#Education

Avant Healthcare Professionals Logo

Avant Healthcare Professionals is the premier staffing specialist for internationally educated registered nurses, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Avant has placed thousands of international healthcare professionals across U.S. facilities to help improve the continuity of their care, fill hard-to-find specialties, and increase patient satisfaction, revenue and HCAHPS scores. Avant is a Joint Commission accredited staffing agency and founding member of AAIHR.

avanthealthcare.com

Gator Leader

Shari Costantini, BSN ’88

CEO/Founder

Industry

Health

Location

Casselberry, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 60
2020: Rank 53
2019: Rank 20
2018: Rank 59

#Health
#Casselberry
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2021

Bear Mattress Logo

Bear’s assortment of mattresses, pillows and sleep accessories are constructed to promote faster recovery and better sleep using the latest advancements in sleep technology. Bear has quickly become the brand of choice for professional athletes, weekend warriors and casual fitness lovers.

bearmattress.com

Gator Leader

Scott Paladini, MBA ’13

Founder

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Hoboken, NJ

Years Honored
2020: Rank 6

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#Hoboken
#NJ
#2020

Bermello Ajamil and Partners Logo

Bermello Ajamil & Partners (B&A) is a global interdisciplinary A/E firm. Offering services that include architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, interior design and construction, B&A serves sectors consisting of aviation, commercial, education, healthcare, maritime, municipal, residential and transportation. Headquartered in Miami, it operates on six continents.

bermelloajamil.com

Gator Leader

Willy Bermello, BARCH ’73

Chairman

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 80

#ConstructionandDesign
#Miami
#FL
#2020

Burgess Civil Logo

Burgess Civil is a sitework and underground utility contractors in Tampa. Services include land clearing, earthwork, underground utilities, roadway construction and paving. On residential projects Burgess Civil functions as the prime contractor working directly for the developer. On commercial projects Burgess Civil functions as a subcontractor to the general contractor of the project.

burgesscivil.com

Gator Leader

Ben Burgess, MBA ’12

Owner

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Tampa, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 34
2020: Rank 37

#ConstructionandDesign
#Tampa
#FL
#2020
#2021

Campbell Spellicy Engineering Logo

Campbell Spellicy Engineering is a consulting engineering firm, providing mechanical, electrical and plumbing system design for commercial and institutional construction projects. It prides itself on “Reimagining the Engineer,” and cultivating a diverse team that is technically proficient and service-minded.

campbellspellicy.com

Gator Leader

Kevin Spellicy, BSME ’09

President & Principal Engineer

Industry

Engineering

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 96

#Engineering
#Gainesville
#FL
#2020

Carroll Bradford Logo

Carroll Bradford, Inc., co-founded by Stephen Barnett and Jon Menke, is Florida’s premier construction solutions provider, delivering a superior customer experience and proudly preserving Florida communities. Starting in just a small 12’x12’ room of an office, Stephen and Jon have built Carroll Bradford into a leader in the construction industry by focusing on their customers, building relationships, and surrounding themselves with the best team in the business.

carrollbradford.com

Gator Leader

Jon Menke, BA ’02

CEO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 56
2020: Rank 14
2019: Rank 1

#ConstructionandDesign
#Orlando
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2021

Founded by Don and Phyllis VanDemark, Construction Specialties & Design started as a residential renovation company. It has since added to its management with Don VanDemark Jr., and has grown to a service maintenance company that encompasses six states. It services over 40 major corporations.

fixthestore.com

Gator Leader

Phyllis VanDemark ’70

President

Don VanDemark BBC ’70

Vice President

Donald VanDemark, Jr BSBA ’91, MBA ’99

COO

Industry

Other

Location

DeLand, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 50
2019: Rank 21
2018: Rank 88

#Other
#DeLand
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018

Ctrip.com International Logo

Ctrip.com International is a leading provider of online travel and related services, including accommodation reservation, transportation ticketing, packaged tours and in-destination services and corporate travel management. Since its inception in 1999, Ctrip Group has become one of the largest travel service providers in the world.

ctrip.com

Gator Leader

Jane Sun, BSAC '92

CEO

Industry

Travel & Hospitality

Location

Shanghai, China

Years Honored
2020: Rank 83
2019: Rank 27
2018: Rank 34
2016: Rank 70

#TravelandHospitality
#Shanghai,China
#2016
#2018
#2019
#2020

Custom Maids Logo

Custom Maids, Inc. was established in 2003. It provides high-quality residential and commercial cleaning services in all of Pinellas County. The company is a family owned business with years of experience offering customers detailed, reliable and professional cleaning service.

mycustommaids.com

Gator Leader

Toni Zomermaand, BSBA ’07

President

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

St. Petersburg, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 90

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#St.Petersburg
#FL
#2020

DeAngelis Diamond Logo

Headquartered in Naples, DeAngelis Diamond is an award-winning construction management firm and a nationally recognized leader in the construction industry. In its first 23 years it has grown from a regional construction management company to a respected innovative leader.

deangelisdiamond.com

Gator Leader

John DeAngelis, BSBC ’91

Co-Founder

David Diamond, BBC ’85

Co-Founder

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Naples, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 39
2019: Rank 95
2018: Rank 38
2017: Rank 72

#ConstructionandDesign
#Naples
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2017

DOME HEADWEAR CO. Logo

DOME HEADWEAR CO. provides the best in custom headwear to brands, people, lifestyles and schools nationwide. With unique and powerful partnerships, they have over 300 custom headwear distributors across the country. Proudly based in Jacksonville, Florida, the founders, Jeff Whitaker and Chris Hetland, take precedence in putting their footprint on the local market and growing a nationally recognized brand. DOME was also recognized by Gator100, INC 5000 and the Jacksonville Fast 50.

domeheadwear.co

Gator Leader

Jeff Whitaker, BA ’04

Co-Founder/President

Chris Hetland, BA ’07

Co-Founder

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 72
2020: Rank 31
2019: Rank 16
2018: Rank 53

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#JacksonvilleBeach
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2021

EASE Applications Logo

EASE allows families to receive text, photo and video updates on their loved one’s status throughout the hospital experience with a safe and secure app. EASE enables medical professionals to communicate openly with patients and their families to improve the patient experience.

easeapplications.com

Gator Leader

Patrick de la Roza, BSBA ’00

CEO

Kevin de la Roza, MD BS ’98

CMO

Industry

Software

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 13

#Software
#Orlando
#FL
#2020

East Coast Institute for Research Logo

East Coast Institute for Research brings together clinical trials, healthcare providers and patients to accelerate the development of new treatments for a variety of diseases. The company conducts groundbreaking research and partners with pharmaceutical, medical device and diagnostic companies to bring more treatment options to patients.

eastcoastresearch.net

Gator Leader

Benjamin Epstein, DPH ‘03

Co-Founder & Board Member

Rebecca Goldfadden DPH ’11

Sr. VP of Clinical Operations

Industry

Health

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 64
2015: Rank 22

#Jacksonville
#FL
#2015
#2020
#Health

ECIR Medical Communications Logo

ECIR works with clients to enhance scientific communications for patients and healthcare providers to advance medicine and improve outcomes. ECIRs team of former academicians, pharmaceutical executives and med comm experts function as a creative, agile, and ultra-responsive extension of client teams. ECIR delivers a new generation of customized, creative solutions for pharmaceutical and medical device challenges.

ecirmedcom.com

Gator Leader

Benjamin Epstein, DPH ’03

CEO

Industry

Health

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 15

#Health
#Jacksonville
#FL
#2020

eco Construction Logo

Founded in 2010 by Patrick Murray, eco Construction is a general contracting and construction management firm. The business was built around the basic principle of commitment to clients, employees and communities. Its focus has been in the healthcare and educational markets.

ecoconstructionar.com

Gator Leader

Patrick Murray MSBC ’06

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Little Rock, AR

Years Honored
2020: Rank 10
2019: Rank 4
2018: Rank 52

#ConstructionandDesign
#LittleRock
#AR
#2020
#2019
#2018

Embark Safety Logo

Embark Safety’s technology monitors employees’ driving records continuously and sends real-time notifications when new changes occur, such as violations, suspensions, and accidents. Our system allows companies to reduce accident risk, avoid litigation, and improve public safety. Headquartered in Orlando, Fl, we are a proud SaaS provider to more than 1,000 companies across the U.S. and Canada.

embarksafety.com

Gator Leader

Edwin Sosa, BSBA ’05

Managing Partner

Margaret Truitt, BSTEL ’06

Marketing Manager

Industry

IT Services

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 36
2020: Rank 41
2019: Rank 18

#ITServices
#Orlando
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2021

Emerald C’s Development Logo

Emerald C’s Development is a full service General Contractor, specializing in interior build-out projects. We serve all markets including corporate/office, health care, industrial, production, education, recreation, and retail. We pride ourselves on being more than the typical contractor by utilizing innovative approaches and problem solving skills to think outside of the box and help our clients make value-driven decisions.

emerald-cs.com

Gator Leader

Brittany Culbreth, BSBC ’06

President

Jesse Culbreth, BSR ’05

Vice President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 82
2020: Rank 47
2019: Rank 25
2018: Rank 6
2017: Rank 4

#ConstructionandDesign
#Jacksonville
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2017
#2021

Engineered Design Services Logo

Since our founding in 2013, Engineered Design Services (EDS) has made its mark by giving clients the solutions that are needed in an ever-changing world. We pair our knowledge base in multiple industries with the latest technology to provide the ideas that keep society moving forward. Our services include Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil/Structural Engineering, Construction Management, and 3D Laser Scanning, serving clients in the Government, Power, and Construction.

edsengineers.com

Gator Leader

Craig McKenzie, BSAGE ’05

President/CEO

Industry

Engineering

Location

West Palm Beach, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 2
2020: Rank 35

#Engineering
#WestPalmBeach
#FL
#2020
#2021

Evolve Advisor Group Logo

Evans Financial Partners was founded on education, transparency and service. In contrast to brokers, agents and salespeople who created and sold products benefiting themselves over the people they served, the group puts clients’ needs first.

evolveadvisorgroup.com

Gator Leader

Ryan Evans, BSBA ’94, MBA ’98

President

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 63

#FinancialServices
#Orlando
#FL
#2020

FANCHEST Logo

FANCHEST’s goal is to provide the ultimate gift experience for sports fans. It delivers curated boxes of gear from fans’ favorite teams straight to their doorsteps. Each chest contains products such as T-shirts, hats, accessories and FANCHEST exclusives. The box also includes a chance to win ultimate fan moments.

fanchest.com

Gator Leader

Jeff Lin, BSAC ’02, MACC ’02

CEO

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

New York, NY

Years Honored
2020: Rank 1

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#NewYork
#NY
#2020

Fanjoy Logo

Fanjoy is an e-commerce merchandise and brand building partner for internet creators. CEO Chris Vaccarino has built Fanjoy into a leader in the design, production, fulfillment and marketing of custom merchandise. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Fanjoy connects creators and fans worldwide, and has shipped over 2 million packages.

fanjoy.co

Gator Leader

Chris Vaccarino BSBA ’10

CEO & Founder

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Culver City, CA

Years Honored
2020: Rank 4

#ConsumerProductsandServices
#CulverCity
#CA
#2020

Feathr Logo

Feathr is a fast-growing software company based in Gainesville. Feathr offers a suite of digital marketing tools tailored to the needs of professional associations and conference/trade show organizers. From website analytics to programmatic advertising to influencer marketing, Feathr helps more than 1,000 organizations grow membership, attendance and revenue.

feathr.co

Gator Leader

Aidan Augustin

President & Co-Founder

Aleksander Levental, BS ’13

CEO & Co-Founder

Industry

Software

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 8

#Software
#Gainesville
#FL
#2020

Florida Contract Automated Shading Logo

Florida Contract Automated Shading (FCAS) is a Division 12 window treatment subcontractor with a specialization in challenging motorization applications. Our team has over 50 years of combined experience and takes on unique projects using cutting-edge technology. FCAS sells and installs blinds, shades and shutters in commercial, retail and high-end residential construction projects while working closely with homeowners, designers, builders, architects, and home automation companies.

fcas.pro

Gator Leader

Megan Molyneux, BHS ’04, MOT ’05

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Newberry, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 17
2020: Rank 76

#2020
#Newberry
#FL
#ConstructionandDesign
#2021

Force Marketing Logo

Force Marketing provides the automotive industry targeted, trackable and technology-driven marketing solutions. Its data-driven marketing campaigns improve ROI for dealers across the country. The rapidly growing company is headquartered in Atlanta.

forcemktg.com

Gator Leader

John Fitzpatrick, BA ‘06

President & CEO

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Atlanta, GA

Years Honored
2020: Rank 86
2019: Rank 73
2016: Rank 87
2015: Rank 96

#Atlanta
#GA
#2015
#AdvertisingandMarketing
#2016
#2019
#2020

Gast Construction Group Logo

Gast Construction Group is a construction management firm located in West Palm Beach specializing in commercial, residential and exhibit construction, as well as estate management.

gastconstructiongroup.com

Gator Leader

Allen Gast, BSBC ’00

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

West Palm Beach, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 23
2019: Rank 17
2018: Rank 70

#ConstructionandDesign
#WestPalmBeach
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2018

Global Lounge Network Logo

Global Lounge Network designs, builds, finances and manages VIP lounges at airports around the world. It designs lounges with great lighting and sound, with resting areas and kids rooms, but most importantly, the lounges welcome guests in the best Gator tradition as if they are family

globalloungenetwork.com

Gator Leader

Jeffrey Stern, BDES ’89

CEO

Industry

Travel and Hospitality

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 2

#TravelandHospitality
#Miami
#FL
#2020

Global Trust Logo

Global Trust is a SEC registered investment advisory company in Palm Beach County. Global Trust is comprised of a team of financial planners, public accountants, personal financial specialists, global management accountants and fraud examiners. It currently has approximately $300 million of assets under management.

gbltrust.com

Gator Leader

Brian Brescia, BSAC ‘02, MACC ‘02

Co-Founder

Industry

Financial Services

Location

West Palm Beach, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 21
2019: Rank 38
2016: Rank 57
2015: Rank 63

#WestPalmBeach
#FL
#2015
#FinancialServices
#2020
#2016
#2019

Greek House Logo

Greek House provides promotional apparel and accessories to businesses, fundraisers, student groups, and organizations of all sizes. Our platform is made specifically for ordering custom apparel and accessories to shorten the typically lengthy apparel process down to just a few steps. Our technology allows for professional design, vast product options, and quick delivery. With the recent launch of our sister brand, Threadly, Greek House began to tackle the Corporate Merchandising market in 2020.

greekhouse.org

Gator Leader

Karthik Shanadi, BSA ’14

CEO

Luke McGurrin, BSBA ’14

CMO

Industry

Consumer Products and Services

Location

Santa Monica, CA

Years Honored
2021: Rank 43
2020: Rank 25
2019: Rank 3

#CA
#2020
#2019
#2021
#SantaMonica
#ConsumerProductsandServices

Group PMX Logo

Group PMX is a management consulting company specializing in program management, construction management and program control services in the building, transportation, industrial/energy and environmental sectors. Its founders are on the forefront of bringing true project management/program control techniques to their portfolio of projects and programs.

grouppmx.com

Gator Leader

Farid Cardozo, BSBC ’96

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Katonah, NY

Years Honored
2021: Rank 73
2020: Rank 30

#ConstructionandDesign
#NY
#2020
#2021
#Katonah

High Mark Construction Logo

As general contractors serving Florida and Georgia, High Mark Construction specializes in commercial construction and building remodels. Its team is invested in exceptional service and consulting throughout the process, with the goal to make the best use of clients’ space, curb ongoing costs and exceed expectations.

highmarkgc.com

Gator Leader

Tom Harl, BSBC ’98

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Altamonte Springs, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 44
2019: Rank 56
2017: Rank 26

#AltamonteSprings
#FL
#2020
#ConstructionandDesign
#2019
#2017

Honest Autos Logo

Honest Autos is an automotive retailer and specialized finance company. It aims to be different by bringing transparency, trust and expert advice to the difficult and often frustrating process of car shopping.

honestautos.com

Gator Leader

Byron Oldham, BSADV ’10

President

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Fruitland Park, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 93
2020: Rank 71

#FruitlandPark
#FL
#2020
#2021
#FinancialServices

Infinite Energy Logo

Infinite Energy is a Florida-based provider serving customers in five states, as well as wholesale customers in 22 states. It transports natural gas on pipelines and hubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company has been recognized as one of the best workplaces by Florida Trend, Outside and Inc. magazines.

infiniteenergy.com

Gator Leader

Darin Cook, BS ‘87

CEO

Industry

Energy

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 91
2018: Rank 86
2017: Rank 49
2016: Rank 90

#Energy
#Gainesville
#FL
#2016
#2020
#2018
#2017

Ironside Insurance Group Logo

Founded in 2012, Ironside forged strong relationships with our professional partners and clients. Rooted in honesty and integrity, Ironside has a reputation for providing the best service, experience and insurance products available. The insurance industry is changing, and Ironside is adapting and improving alongside to ensure it offers customized solutions to personal and commercial clients.

ironsideig.com

Gator Leader

Ja`so Shotts, BSBA '06

Partner

Industry

Insurance

Location

Boston, MA

Years Honored
2021: Rank 51
2020: Rank 84

#Insurance
#Boston
#MA
#2020
#2021

J2 Solutions Logo

J2 Solutions is an award-winning, self-performing construction management firm, located in Venice, Florida. Since 2002, we have grown to be a full service general contractor, servicing central and southwest Florida. Areas of specialization include health care, senior living, general commercial, religious, retail, industrial and education. We also have an in-house maintenance department that can handle a variety of service-related, rapid-response requests for our established clients.

j2solutionsinc.com

Gator Leader

Jess Fronckowiak, BSCE ’00

President

David Fouche, BSCE ’01, ME ’02

Vice President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Venice, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 29
2020: Rank 73
2019: Rank 29

#ConstructionandDesign
#Venice
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2021

Jackson Orthodontics Logo

Jackson Orthodontics is a practice for children and adults. Its goals are to create beautiful smiles for all its patients and remain committed to strengthening the local community. Through excellent patient service and continually striving to improve, Jackson Orthodontics hopes to continue to be leader in orthodontics.

drjacksonsmiles.com

Gator Leader

Alfred Jackson, BSESS '01

Owner & Orthodontist

Industry

Health

Location

Charlotte, NC

Years Honored
2020: Rank 94
2019: Rank 55
2018: Rank 57
2017: Rank 60

#Health
#Charlotte
#NC
#2020
#2019
#2018
#2017

JAX Refrigeration Logo

JAX Refrigeration is a single-source provider of refrigeration, mechanical, HVAC and thermal construction services. It specializes in custom-designed engineering and maintenance solutions for industrial and commercial projects. JAX Refrigeration has five industry departments: JAX Refrigeration, JAX Mechanical, MEAS, JAXCool and RHVACS.

jaxrefrigeration.com

Gator Leader

Mark Lowery, BSME ’90

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Jacksonville Beach, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 52
2019: Rank 36
2016: Rank 41

#ConstructionandDesign
#JacksonvilleBeach
#FL
#2020
#2016
#2019

JK2 Construction and Scenic Logo

JK2 Construction, a family-owned company founded in 1987, has become a leader in the construction industry. The company specializes in design-build commercial, retail, entertainment, restaurant, industrial, and amenity and time-share projects. JK2 Construction has completed projects throughout the nation, including work for major theme parks, themed restaurants and national homebuilders.

jk2.com

Gator Leader

Paul Holmes, BSBA ’76

President

Rick Amundson, BBC ’84

VP of Operations

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Apopka, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 61
2019: Rank 85
2017: Rank 45
2016: Rank 72

#ConstructionandDesign
#Apopka
#FL
#2020
#2016
#2019
#2017

kasper architects plus associates Logo

ka+ architects creates design solutions that produces an efficient building plan, contributing to the success of its clients. The firm is the right size to give personal attention to each client, while the technology it uses gives results that are second to none.

kasperarch.com

Gator Leader

Erik Kasper, BDES ’92, MARCH ’94

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 85
2020: Rank 56

#ConstructionandDesign
#Jacksonville
#FL
#2020
#2021

Kennetic Productions Logo

Kennetic is a corporate film crew. It focuses on capturing authentic stories and beautiful visuals that bring organizational passion to life.

kenneticproductions.com

Gator Leader

Christopher Kennelly, BSTEL ’03

CEO

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Jacksonville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 98
2017: Rank 63

#AdvertisingandMarketing
#Jacksonville
#FL
#2020
#2017

KFS

Knight Federal Solutions Logo

Knight Federal Solutions provides simulation and training, cybersecurity, information technology and intelligence analysis solutions to the Defense and Intelligence sectors. It works with government customers and prime contractors that include the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency, U.S. Army and Air Force, Northrop Grumman, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics, SAIC, and Lockheed Martin.

knightfederal.com

Gator Leader

Matthew Herring, BSBA ’14

Vice President

Industry

IT Services

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 60

#ITServices
#Orlando
#FL
#2020

Landsberg Bennett Private Wealth Management Logo

Formed in 2012, Landsberg Bennett provides customized service and puts clients first. Its structure reflects the way the team would want to deal with a firm as a client. It is a 100 percent fiduciary and fee-only financial planning firm.

landsbergbennett.com

Gator Leader

Michael Landsberg, MBA ’98

Founder

Lew Bennett, BSA ’93

Co-Founder/Principal Financial Advisor

Anthony Dubbaneh, BSBA ’03

Co-Founder/Principal Financial Advisor

Industry

Financial Services

Location

Punta Gorda, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 35
2020: Rank 97

#FinancialServices
#PuntaGorda
#FL
#2020
#2021

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice Logo

Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice in a national practice dedicated exclusively to in-home end of life care for pets. We believe all pets and their families deserve the most compassionate and supportive end of life experience. Our nationwide network of veterinarians help pets and their parents with quality of life assessments, pain and anxiety management, end of life consultations, and peaceful euthanasia in the comfort of their pet's favorite place - home.

LapofLove.com

Gator Leader

Dani McVety-Leinen, BSA ’04, DVM ’09

President/CEO

Mary Gardner, DVM ’08

Co-Founder

Industry

Other

Location

Lutz, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 87
2020: Rank 19
2019: Rank 11
2018: Rank 19
2017: Rank 76
2016: Rank 45
2015: Rank 29

#Lutz
#FL
#2020
#2015
#Other
#2016
#2019
#2018
#2017
#2021

LeadingAgile Logo

LeadingAgile helps large, complex organizations achieve better business outcomes through the systematic application of agile delivery methods across the entire enterprise. Based in Atlanta, the company is focused on the transition patterns and intermediate states necessary to safely and pragmatically lead organizations through a structured and planned transformation event.

leadingagile.com

Gator Leader

Mike Cottmeyer, BSCEN ’93

CEO

Industry

IT Services

Location

Duluth, GA

Years Honored
2021: Rank 25
2020: Rank 66
2018: Rank 74
2017: Rank 53
2016: Rank 3

#Duluth
#GA
#2020
#2016
#2018
#2017
#2021

Macallan Real Estate Logo

Macallan Real Estate is a comprehensive brokerage firm focusing on commercial land sales across the Southeast. Macallan’s principals focus on putting the interests of clients first. Whether serving in an acquisition, disposition or consulting role, it offers creative solutions to complex real estate problems.

macallanre.com

Gator Leader

James Rhoden III, BA ’96, JD ’99, MBA ’99

Managing Broker

Industry

Real Estate

Location

Marietta, GA

Years Honored
2020: Rank 11
2019: Rank 35

#RealEstate
#Marietta
#GA
#2020
#2019

Mainstay Logo

Mainstay helps clients quantify and communicate the business value of technology. The company creates the business case to prioritize the right investments and position IT as a business enabler, as well as position solutions into the enterprise market by developing a value proposition.

mainstaycompany.com

Gator Leader

Craig LeGrande, BSEE ’91

CEO/Owner

Industry

IT Services

Location

Castle Rock, CO

Years Honored
2020: Rank 78

#ITServices
#CastleRock
#CO
#2020

Marker Construction Group Logo

Marker Construction Group, founded by UF alumnus W. Grey Marker II, is a construction management/general contracting firm in Fort Lauderdale. It specializes in commercial, multi-family, hospitality, healthcare and high-end residential construction. It is an award-winning company, recognized by Overall Best Craftsmanship by CASF, Pyramid & Eagle Awards from Associated Builders & Contractors, SFBJ’s Top 25 Contractors, 40 Under 40 Business Leaders, and Fast 50 Awards.

markerfl.com

Gator Leader

W. Grey Marker II, BSBC ’95

CEO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 62

#ConstructionandDesign
#FortLauderdale
#FL
#2020

Marketopia Logo

Our mission is to deliver world-class marketing, lead generation and sales enablement solutions to help companies in the IT channel find success. Our work provides our clients with a sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace by leveraging the skill, experience and insight of our team. Marketopia believes in the power of growth for ourselves, our employees, our clients and the IT channel.

marketopia.com

Gator Leader

Terry Hedden, BSBA ’96, MBA ’05

CEO

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Pinellas Park, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 80
2020: Rank 27

#PinellasPark
#FL
#2020
#AdvertisingandMarketing
#2021

Marquis Latimer plus Halback Logo

Marquis Latimer + Halback is an award-winning planning, design, and management firm. ML+H specializes in landscape architecture, planning, urban design, and project management. Located in the Nation’s Oldest City of St. Augustine, the firm artfully creates authentic landscapes that are historic or contemporary interpretations for each unique place. All three partners of this award-winning team are Gator alumni, and 70% of the team members are Gators.

halback.com

Gator Leader

Jeremy Marquis, BLAE ’08

CEO/Principal

Fremont Latimer, MLARC ’10

COO/Principal

Laura Marquis BSAC ’09, MACC ’09

Principal

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

St. Augustine, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 71
2020: Rank 85
2019: Rank 96

#ConstructionandDesign
#St.Augustine
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2021

Nationwide Pharmaceutical Logo

Nationwide Pharmaceutical (NWP) is a pharmacy solutions company that specializes in the $20 billion/year federal pharmacy market. NWP provides pharmaceuticals, pharmacy benefit management and prescription services, online clinical references, consultancy services and staffing. Founded, owned and operated by veteran active duty military pharmacists, NWP brings to the table a complete and in-depth understanding of the federal government’s pharmacy environment.

nationwidepharmaceutical.com

Gator Leader

Joseph Lawrence, DPH ’11

CEO

Industry

Government Services

Location

San Antonio, TX

Years Honored
2021: Rank 5
2020: Rank 3

#GovernmentServices
#SanAntonio
#TX
#2020
#2021

OpenJAUS provides interoperability support for the U.S. Army and Navy’s Unmanned Ground Vehicle market. To-date, OpenJAUS software has been deployed by dozens of customers in a variety of military programs.

openjaus.com

Gator Leader

Daniel Kent

President

Thomas Galluzzo

Co-Founder

Nicholas Johnson

CTO

Jack Gillespie

VP of Business Development

Industry

Engineering

Location

Longwood, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 51
2017: Rank 42

#Engineering
#Longwood
#FL
#2020
#2017

Ovation Construction Company Logo

Ovation Construction is a full service commercial construction company located in Central Florida that specializes in Municipal & Educational projects. Having completed hundreds of projects for high profile clients, our mission is to provide outstanding customer service with attention to quality and detail.

ovationconstruction.com

Gator Leader

Bert Karpinski, BDES ’97, MBC ’88

President

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Oviedo, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 68
2020: Rank 12
2016: Rank 27
2015: Rank 72

#ConstructionandDesign
#Oviedo
#FL
#2020
#2015
#2016
#2021

Park & Eleazer Construction's mission is to develop authentic relationships and have a positive impact on every life we interact with while timely building exceptional projects and delivering a World Class Client Experience. In its first 10 years, P&E has grown from a small local builder to a regionally recognized commercial construction firm specializing in office, medical, automotive, retail and industrial projects.

parkeleazer.com

Gator Leader

Forrest Eleazer BSBC ’06, MS ’08

Managing Partner

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Clearwater, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 12
2020: Rank 26
2019: Rank 67

#ConstructionandDesign
#Clearwater
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2021

Passport sets cities in motion, helping to create more livable, equitable communities. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Passport is a transportation software company, delivering the operating system that enables cities to manage vehicle interactions with streets and sidewalks. With Passport, city leaders increase convenience, efficiency and compliance today and tomorrow.

passportinc.com

Gator Leader

Khristian Gutierrez BSBA ’09, MS ’10

Chief Revenue Officer

Industry

Software

Location

Charlotte, NC

Years Honored
2021: Rank 18
2020: Rank 20
2019: Rank 8

#Software
#NC
#Charlotte
#2020
#2019
#2021

Perform[cb] connects advertisers with affiliates who are experts in digital marketing and capable of driving high-quality traffic on a Cost-PerAction basis through native, social, mobile, display, email, search and contextual channels. It works closely with both advertisers and publishers to assist them in optimizing their performance.

performcb.com

Gator Leader

Erin Cigich BSASV ’07

CEO

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Sarasota, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 17

#AdvertisingandMarketing
#Sarasota
#FL
#2020

Philotek provides turnkey data security and management solutions based on industry proven methodologies. Philotek started as a managed backup and disaster recovery service for mid-market businesses. Today, Philotek’s customers trust Philotek to secure, manage and distribute more than 200 petabytes of data globally.

philotek.com

Gator Leader

Ryan Walters BSBA ’96, MBA ’99

Partner

Industry

IT Services

Location

Atlanta, GA

Years Honored
2020: Rank 49
2019: Rank 72

#ITServices
#Atlanta
#GA
#2020
#2019

PHOS Creative is an award-winning creative agency that focuses on four core competencies: strategic consulting, branding, web design and development, and digital marketing. Headquartered in Gainesville, it helps organizations fulfill their missions by empowering them to stand out online.

phoscreative.com

Gator Leader

Brandon West BA ’09

CEO

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 91
2020: Rank 58
2019: Rank 39

#AdvertisingandMarketing
#Gainesville
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2021

Pitisci & Associates is a Tampa-based professional recruitment firm specializing on providing recruitment services for the information technology sector. With over 100 years combined recruiting experience in the Bay area, its track record of success demonstrates an uncompromising dedication to achieving excellence.

tampastaff.com

Gator Leader

Chris Pitisci BS ’87

Managing Partner

Industry

IT Services

Location

Tampa, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 16

#ITServices
#Tampa
#FL
#2020

Founded by UF students in 2000, Postal Solutions offers mail delivery management services for over 80,000 student housing residents per day, proprietary online package logging software, and monitored package rooms and electronic package locker systems coast-to-coast.

mailandpackages.com

Gator Leader

Craig Meddin BA ’01

CEO

Industry

Other

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 45
2018: Rank 63
2017: Rank 98
2016: Rank 89

#Other
#Orlando
#FL
#2020
#2018
#2017
#2016

Protean Design Group is a multi-disciplined civil engineering consulting firm with offices throughout Florida. Protean is comprised of people of purpose, and believes in challenging ideas and formulating plans to create safe, livable areas for communities.

proteandg.com

Gator Leader

Kim Horlander BSCE ’89

President

Scott Horlander BSCE ’88

VP of Operations

Scott Horlander BSCE ’88

VP of Business Development

Industry

Engineering

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 43
2019: Rank 40

#Engineering
#Orlando
#FL
#2020
#2019

Raconteur Media is a digital marketing and communications firm in Austin, Texas. Raconteur pioneers digital strategies and tactics for presidential campaigns, Fortune 100 companies and issue advocacy organizations. In 2018, its revenues exceeded $3 million, and it remains a leader in political campaigns and digital strategies.

raconteur.com

Gator Leader

Ryan Gravatt BA ’95, BSJ ’99

President & CEO

Industry

Advertising and Marketing

Location

Austin, TX

Years Honored
2020: Rank 28

#AdvertisingandMarketing
#TX
#Austin
#2020

RB Marks Construction, Inc. Logo

As a full-service general contractor, RB Marks Construction, Inc. specializes in commercial, industrial and retail markets. Our services include pre-construction, construction management, general contracting and design-build delivery. Clients are our top priority, and since 2004 we have provided them with unique ideas and innovative cost-saving solutions for all their construction needs.

rbmarks.com

Gator Leader

Russell Cammack BSBC ’96

CFO

Mark Zaremskas BSBC ’96

COO

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Winter Springs, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 69
2020: Rank 54
2017: Rank 48
2016: Rank 77

#ConstructionandDesign
#WinterSprings
#FL
#2020
#2016
#2017
#2021

RedTeam manages all aspects of the construction process by communicating and collaborating online through its cloud-based project management solution. With an intuitive interface and real-time updates, RedTeam enables construction and project finance teams to collaborate at all stages of a project.

redteam.com

Gator Leader

Michael Wright BSBA ’85

CEO

Industry

Software

Location

Orlando, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 70
2019: Rank 9
2018: Rank 12

#Software
#Orlando
#2020
#FL
#2019
#2018

Regency Square Dental is a family dental practice owned by husband and wife team of Gator dentists. Dr. Martha E. De La Iglesia-Gonzalez and Dr. Reinol A. Gonzalez have been in practice for 32 years. Their son, Reinol, will join the practice when he graduates from the UF College of Dentistry in 2020. Dr. Isarelys Lazo is also a UF College of Dentistry graduate.

regencysquaredental.com

Gator Leader

Reinol Gonzalez DMD ’87

Owner & Dentist

Martha De La Iglesia-Gonzalez BS ’83, DMD ’87

Owner & Dentist

Isarelys Lazo-Quintana DMD ’17

Associate & Dentist

Industry

Health

Location

Davie, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 67

#Health
#Davie
#FL
#2020

Sarah Cain Design is an award-winning boutique interior design firm specializing in mid- to high-end residential and small commercial projects, including retail, hospitality, restaurant design, Greek housing, corporate and healthcare. It creates turnkey design experiences for clients, focusing on making the design experience fun and exciting.

sarahcaindesign.com

Gator Leader

Sarah Cain MID ’07

Design Principal

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 81
2019: Rank 49

#ConstructionandDesign
#Gainesville
#FL
#2020
#2019

As a full-service construction firm, Scorpio is a devoted and seasoned team of construction professionals who build to enliven communities and beautify cities. From project inception to completion, we seek the most effective, sustainable solutions to construction challenges. We work to ensure that every building brings enduring benefit to the people who use them. Our mission is to build people, beautify cities and bring exceptional buildings to life, for life.

scorpioco.com

Gator Leader

Domenic Scorpio BDES ’94, MBC ’98

President/CEO

Holly Scorpio BFAGR ’98

Co-Founder/Art and Marketing Director

Industry

Construction and Design

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2021: Rank 96
2020: Rank 36
2019: Rank 32

#ConstructionandDesign
#Gainesville
#FL
#2020
#2019
#2021

Search Discovery is a data transformation company that helps organizations use their data with purpose to drive measurable business impact. Our services and solutions help global organizations at every stage of data transformation, including strategy, implementation, optimization, and organizational change management.

searchdiscovery.com

Gator Leader

Lee Blankenship, BABA ’98

CEO

Industry

IT Services

Location

Atlanta, GA

Years Honored
2021: Rank 92
2020: Rank 79
2019: Rank 81

#2019
#Atlanta
#GA
#2020
#2021
#ITServices
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Securifera is a computer security company focused on securing customer networks and software applications by simulating the attacks of real world adversaries. By emulating the techniques, tactics and exploits of malicious actors, Securifera eliminates vulnerabilities that could be used to compromise clients.

securifera.com

Gator Leader

Ryan Wincey MS ’12

President

Industry

Government Services

Location

Charleston, SC

Years Honored
2021: Rank 41
2020: Rank 65

#Charleston
#SC
#2020
#2021
#GovernmentServices​​

ShalePro Energy Services offers a full suite of best-in-class natural gas focused field services spanning the Appalachian Basin - Marcellus/Utica shale play, as well as basins across the US. We have more than 23 years of production and midstream industry experience and currently provide well hook-up services, operate and maintain more than 2,000 wells, hundreds of compressors and associated facilities, hundreds of miles of gathering system pipelines, and are available nationwide.

shalepro.com

Gator Leader

William Johnson BSEE ’85

President/CEO

Industry

Energy

Location

Huston, PA

Years Honored
2021: Rank 27
2020: Rank 7

#Energy
#PA
#2020
#2021
#Huston​​

SkyFrog Landscape, located in Gainesville, was founded by alumnus Jason Lee. SkyFrog specializes in landscape design, installation and maintenance. Its partnership with Skyfrog Tree Service allows SkyFrog to serve all aspects of the green industry.

skyfroglandscape.com

Gator Leader

Jason Lee BSA ’07

CEO & Owner

Nick Pool BSA ’02, MS ’05

COO

Tammi Wait BAG ’14

Director of Business Development

Industry

Environmental Services

Location

Gainesville, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 69
2019: Rank 60

#EnvironmentalServices
#Gainesville
#FL
#2020
#2019

Southeast Forensic Consultants is a multi-disciplinary firm that specializes in forensic engineering and safety. It thoroughly documents, analyzes and presents facts related to investigations. With offices in Tallahassee and Orlando, it can efficiently respond throughout the entire Southeast.

seforensic.com

Gator Leader

Andrew Cherepon BSME ’10

Principal Engineer

Industry

Engineering

Location

Tallahassee, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 74

#Engineering
#Tallahassee
#FL
#2020

Southeast Veterinary Neurology is a team of caring people who specialize in veterinary neurology, neurosurgery and advanced imaging. Its experts treat conditions such as paralysis, seizures and balance problems. Pioneers of highfield MRI and advanced neurosurgical procedures for pets, it has helped over 20,000 pets walk again.

sevneurology.com

Gator Leader

Michael Wong, BSA '99, DVM '05

DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

Industry

Health

Location

Miami, FL

Years Honored
2020: Rank 82
2019: Rank 76
2018: Rank 82

#2019
#Miami
#FL
#Health