GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch Honorees

Company Honoree County
8-koi Inga Young, President CEO Brevard County
Alluvionic Wendy Romeu, CEO/President Brevard County
ArgoTrak Jim Wheeler, Founder/President Collier County
Artemis Plastics, LLC Gary Mishkin, CEO Marion County
Artemis Plastics, LLC Miriam Mishkin, Manager HR, Risk and Organizational Development Marion County
AXI International Wessel Van Tonder, CEO/Owner Lee County
AXI International Jeffrey Poirier, COO Lee County
Beast Code, LLC Matthew Zimmermann, CEO Okaloosa County
Benseron Hospitality Onur Haytac, CEO Collier County
Body Details, LLLP Claudio Sorrentino, CEO Palm Beach County
Burgess Civil, LLC Ben Burgess, Founder and Managing Member Hillsborough County
Bush Brothers Provision Company Harry Bush, President Doug Bush, Partner and Sales Manager Palm Beach County
CloudHesive Jim Walker, CEO Broward County
ContentBacon Dave Kustin, Co-founder and Wendy Lieber, Co-founder Broward County
Cornerstone Fabrication, LLC Dan Hedger, President Volusia County
Cruise Car, Inc. Adam Sulimirski, President Manatee County
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Dr. Nancy Crews, CEO & President Pinellas County
DAK Resources, Inc. David Moorefield, President Duval County
Digital Resource, LLC Shay Berman, President Palm Beach County
Digital Boardwalk Tim Shoop, CEO Escambia County
Easy Foods, Inc. William Isaias, President Osceola County
Electronic Locksmith, Inc. Kenneth Croston, President Orange County
EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC Dr. Prasad Chittaluru, Principal Seminole County
Expert Shutter Services Mike Heisenberg, Owner St. Lucie County
Firehawk Helicopters Bart Brainerd, President and Chuck Brainerd, Founder Lake County
Flameboss Michael Collins, President Orange County
Flameboss Roger Collins, Vice President Orange County
Forcura Craig Mandeville, Founder & CEO Duval County
Fountainhead Commercial Capital Chris Hurn, Founder and CEO Seminole County
FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers Brian Belmont, CEO Sarasota County
Germfree Keith Landy, CEO Volusia County
G. M. Hill Engineering, Inc. Gina Hill, President Duval County
G.S. Gelato & Desserts, Inc. Simona Faroni, Owner Guido Tremolini, Owner Okaloosa County
Hesperos, Inc. Michael Shuler, President/CEO Orange County
Hesperos, Inc. J Hickman, CSO Orange County
Intellisteel Group, LLC Stanley Adwell, Co-founder & President Lake County
Knight Federal Solutions Chris Baeten, CEO Orange County
Matthews Design Group, Inc. Keri Matthews, CEO, Rob Matthews, President St. Johns County
Motorworks Brewing Denise Tschida, President Manatee County
Next Horizon Harry Ellis, III, President Seminole County
RND Automation Sean Dotson, President Manatee County
Oasis Senior Advisors Tim Evankovich, CEO Lee County
Sarasota Medical Products, Inc. Dr. Walter Leise, CEO/President/CSO Sarasota County
The Composites Company, Structural Composites, Inc. Scott Lewit, President Brevard County
Sunrise Capital Investors Kevin Bupp, Co-Founder Pinellas County
Sus Hi Eatstation Teresa Ly, Owner, Robert Ly, Owner Orange County
The Collage Companies Brian Walsh, CEO Seminole County
three.two.one Joseph Boutin, CEO Orange County
three.two.one Carey Sobel, CSO Orange County
Triple E Equipment, Inc. Alex Berg, CEO Broward County
U.S. Submergent Technologies, LLC Denver Stutler, Jr., CEO Sarasota County
Vac-Tron Equipment Tim Fischer, President Lake County
Vectra Digital Matt Bernhardt, CEO Lee County
VetCor, LLC Paul Huszar, President & CEO Hillsborough County
World Housing Solution, Inc. Ron Ben-Zeev, Founder/President Seminole County

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Economic Impact

As of 9/16/2018

From 2014 through 2017, these companies generated $957 million in revenue and added 1,740 employees, reflecting a 113% increase in both revenue and employment for the four-year period. That translates into a 28% annual average growth in both revenue and employment.

These companies projected continued growth in 2018, with a 50% revenue increase and 40% growth in employees compared to 2017. If their projections hold, these companies will have generated $1.47 billion in revenue and added 1,616 employees over the last five years — a 221% increase in revenue and 198% increase in jobs since 2014.

Summary of Honoree Demographics

7 Regions, 20 Counties and 31 Cities Represented
28% Women, Veteran and/or Minority‐Owned
44% LLC / 42% S Corp. /
10% C. Corp.
Oldest Company Formed: 1925 (93 years) / Newest: 2016 (2 years)

18 Different Industries Represented

Largest industry representation:
Manufacturing 32%
Information Technology 10%


2017: $339 million
(28% annual increase)
2017: Avg. revenue/company
$6.8 million


2017: 1,740 (28% annual increase)
2017: Avg. jobs/company: 35

Economic Impact Between
2014 and 2017

Revenue $957 million
Employment 923 jobs added

Projected Growth 2018 vs 2017

Revenue: $171 million
(50% increase)
Employment: 693 New Jobs
(40% increase)