Naples Daily News: A dozen Southwest Florida companies land on Inc.’s ranking of top performers in Florida

A dozen local businesses have landed on Inc.’s list of top-performing companies in Florida.

The prestigious ranking of the 250 most successful private companies headquartered in the state is in its second year. It’s published by Inc. Magazine.

This year’s list is based on the percentage of revenue growth seen by the honorees from 2017 to 2019.

Here are the businesses from Southwest Florida that appear in the rankings for 2021, along with their rank and two-year growth rate.

Lee County

  • FieldEdge, No. 54, 184% — A software provider
  • Vectra Digital, No. 63, 167% — A digital marketing company
  • My Shower Door, Orlando, No. 124, 97% — A manufacturer, seller and installer of frameless shower doors
  • Scotlynn USA Division, No. 170, 70% — A transportation and logistics provider for major shippers
  • K.D.D., No. 236, 40% — A manufacturer, designer and installer of glass frameless shower doors, wine closets, office partitions and glass railing systems

Collier County: 

  • Elite Auctions, No. 37, 306% — An auction business for luxury real estate and yachts
  • Chomps, No. 39, 276% — A manufacturer and seller of healthy meat snacks
  • Earth View, No. 42, 249% — A provider of directional drilling and underground utility locating services
  • Renovate and Restore, No. 59, 171% — A construction management firm
  • Capital Wealth Advisors, No. 158, 77% — An independent financial advisory company
  • Quality Enterprises USA, No. 213, 50% — A  commercial construction business
  • Pyure Brands, No. 225, 45% — A manufacturer of natural alternatives to sugar and artificial sweeteners

For some of these local businesses, the recognition by Inc. isn’t anything new. 

There are a handful of repeaters that made it on the inaugural Florida list in 2020.

Over the years, a number of the companies have appeared on the much longer and broader Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing. Some have achieved the honor multiple times, including companies such as Chomps, Capital Wealth Advisors, Scotlynn and FieldEdge.

Combined, the five Lee County-based companies that made state list this year, created nearly 270 jobs, generating almost $271 million in revenue, from 2017 to 2019.

Likewise, the seven Collier businesses in the rankings added nearly 90 jobs and recorded nearly $132 million in revenue over those same two years.

Some local companies that clinched a spot on Florida’s list in 2020 didn’t appear in this year’s rankings, including two roofing contractors — Target and Roman — and a footwear and sporting manufacturer Surf 9.

Two of the Collier-based businesses that are on this year’s list are actually sister companies — Quality Enterprises and Earth View.

Notably, Earth View rose 119 spots, from No.161 in 2020 to No. 42 in 2021. 

In a statement, company president Allison Murrell said while Earth View is known for locating utilities and trenchless construction, its mission and values are what set it apart from the competition.

“Our job isn’t just to solve problems, but to build relationships and strengthen communities. EV’s technology-based approach is one of our greatest assets and has undoubtedly helped the company become what it is today,” she said.

At Quality Enterprises, Murrell serves as the chief financial officer.

According to a company statement, Quality Enterprises is “committed to providing the resources and expertise of a large company, while not sacrificing the personal feel and attention to detail offered by a small firm,” with a multi-generational team that’s equipped with cutting-edge technology. 

Another big mover in the Florida rankings this year from Southwest Florida?

Elite Auctions, based in Naples, rose from 128 in 2020 to 37 in 2021. According to its website, the company has marketed more than $1 billion of high-value property and luxury yachts for auction with no reserve since opening its doors in 2012.

Based on the amount of revenue generated by its top performers ($5 billion), the Miami metro took the leading spot this year. It was followed by Tampa ($2.2 billion), Jacksonville ($1.5 billion), Orlando ($826.5 million) and Cape Coral ($270.9 million).

You can read the full article HERE.

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