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The Top 50 Contractors

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There was plenty of bad news for Gulf Coast contractors in 2008. But given the amount of gloom and doom in construction and real estate, it is encouraging to see just how much work was still done in a recessionary year.

There was plenty of bad news for Gulf Coast contractors in 2008. But given the amount of gloom and doom in construction and real estate, it is encouraging to see just how much work was done in a recessionary year.


And it was not gloomy for every firm. In fact, a dozen companies on the list grew revenues in 2008.

W.G. Mills Inc. captured the top position on the Review's annual list of the Top 50 Contractors on the Gulf Coast, as its revenues shot up 27% from 2007 to 2008, hitting $217.5 million. The company's project list is heavily weighted towards schools and other public projects.

W.G. Mills led a phalanx of 11 other Gulf Coast construction companies that posted increased revenues in 2008. That's about 12 more than you would expect given the endless stream of bleak economic headlines and dower pronouncements flooding out of Washington, D.C.

And many of those companies, like W.G. Mills, did not just eek out a tiny increase, but posted substantial gains as they adapted to the changing environment.

Of course, the flip side is painfully true: 38 companies saw revenues decline — some by more than half. That is an understandable result, given the recession and the bursting of the Gulf Coast's real estate bubble. In fact, the No. 2 and No. 3 companies on the list in 2007 --┬áBoran Craig Barber Engel and Gates, both in Naples — declined to even provide revenue numbers for 2008.

Here are the other 11 Gulf Coast construction firms that posted revenue increases in 2008:

• Kellog & Kimsey, Inc., Sarasota, pushed revenues up 20% to $115 million.

• McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors Inc., Sarasota, went up 46% to $89 million.

• Commercial Concrete Systems Inc. in Naples posted a modest 2.4% gain to $85 million.

• Revenues at BCH Mechanical Inc. in Largo shot up 41% to $80 million.

• J.O. DeLotto and Sons Inc., Tampa, edged up 3.8% to $54 million.

• Willis A. Smith Construction Inc. in Sarasota improved 11.3% to $52.3 million.

• Revenues at Bandes Construction Co. Inc., Dunedin, climbed 3.5% to $41.4 million.

• APG Electric Inc., Clearwater, jumped 9.4% to $31.1 million.

• R.E. Crawford Construction, Sarasota, grew 45% to $26.4 million.

• TDS Construction Inc. of Bradenton went up 24.8% to $25.9 million.

• Electrical contractor Southern Power & Controls Corp. in Tampa climbed 12.1% to $19.5 million.
Inside, you will find the entire list of the Top 50 Contractors along with revenues, employees and the major jobs they have completed. The economy is indeed bad, but not everything is collapsing. It is no Great Depression.

— Rod Thomson

The following is a list of the Top 50 Contractors with facts about each company.

1. W.G. Mills Inc.

3301 Whitfield Ave., Sarasota 34243
PHONE: (941) 758-6441 • FAX: (941) 753-2235
WEB: wgmills.com
PRINCIPALS: Walter G. Mills, CEO; Lemuel Sharp III, president; and Timothy D. Hensey, executive vice president.
YEAR FOUNDED: 1972
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 200
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $217.5 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 26.9%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $276 million
SPECIALITY: construction management, general contracting, design-build
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: G.D. Rogers Gardens Elementary School, two-story, 72,000-square-foot elementary school, Bradenton, $14.67 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Riverview High School, more than 400,000 square feet of replacement school, Sarasota, $105 million
• University of South Florida Crosley Campus, 108,000-square-foot building with administration classrooms and other educational facilities, Sarasota, $22 million
• FCCI Corporate headquarters, four buildings on a 40-acre office campus, Lakewood Ranch, $45 million
• Braden River High School, 10 buildings on an 85-acre school site, Bradenton, $36 million
• North Port High School, school, North Port, $43 million

2. Kraft Construction Co. Inc.


* ultimately owned by Naples-based Rooney Holdings Inc.
3520 Kraft Road, Naples 34105
PHONE: (239) 643-6000 • FAX: (239) 643-3846
WEB: kraftconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: Fred Pezeshkan, chairman, CEO
YEAR FOUNDED: 1968
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 275
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $559.2 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -54.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $252.58 ( Jan. 1-Sept. 31, 2008) million
SPECIALITY: commercial, government, education and high-rise residential
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: City of Sarasota Police Headquarters, six-story headquarters building with parking for 200 cars, Sarasota, $35 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Collier Emergency Services Complex, Naples, 129,000-square-foot, four-story building, $38 million
• Woodland Middle School, 10-building school, North Port, $43 million
• Florida Gulf Coast University School of Engineering, four-story building with classrooms and labs, Fort Myers, $17.8 million
• Naples Bay Resort, mixed-use development of retail, hotel rooms, commercial space, parking, boat slips and cottages, Naples
• Moraya Bay, 590-unit, five-building condominium complex, Naples, $86 million

3. Power Design Inc.

11207 Blue Heron Blvd. N., St. Petersburg 33716
PHONE: (727) 210-0492 • FAX: (727) 210-0503
WEB: powerdesigninc.us
PRINCIPALS: Mitch Permuy, president, CEO; Dana Permuy, chief financial officer; and Meredith Zdon, chief operating officer
YEAR FOUNDED: 1989
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 509
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $211.65 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -2.2%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $206.94 million
SPECIALITY: electrical contractor
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: North Bethesda Market, electrical work for mixed-use complex housing 930,000 square feet of office space, 202,000 square feet of retail space and 1,275 multi-family housing units, Bethesda, Md., $12.2 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Signature Place, electrical work for 36-story condominium high-rise, St. Petersburg, $8 million
• 2700 North Ocean, electrical work for two-building, 27-story condominium development, West Palm Beach, $11.8 million
• Oasis Towers, electrical work for twin 32-story towers, Fort Myers, $11 million
• Floridays Orlando Resort, electrical work for six-building resort, Orlando, $5.9 million
• Hampton Lakes Medical Office Building, electrical work for four-story, 70,000-square-foot medical office building, Tampa, $1 million

4. Hawkins Construction Inc

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1430 L&R Industrial Blvd., Tarpon Springs 34689
PHONE: (727) 938-9719 •FAX: (727) 938-3208
WEB: hawkinsnet.com
PRINCIPALS: John McCaugherty, president; David Sicca, executive vice president; Earle Cooper, executive vice president; Mike Beausir, executive vice president; and Don Ondrejcak, executive vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1975
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 100
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $193 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -4.4%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $184.5 million
SPECIALITY: general contractor, construction management, pre-construction services
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: The Forum, large retail power center, Fort Myers, $14.12 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Clearwater Mall, a more than 265,000-square-foot retail center, Clearwater, $15 million
• Coastal Landings, retail center, Brooksville, $16 million
• Highland Town Center Shopping Center, retail center, Lakeland, $15.6 million
• The Shops at Surfside, shopping center, Cape Coral, $14.5 million
• Osceola Village, Publix and retail center, Kissimmee, $14 million

5. DooleyMack Constructors LLC

5800 Lakewood Ranch Blvd., Sarasota 34240
PHONE: (941) 921-4636 • FAX: (941) 925-9263
WEB: dooleymack.com
PRINCIPALS: William R. Dooley, chairman, CEO; J. William Robey II, president; Keith Coulter, vice president; Charles Evans, vice president, COO; and Wendy Mack, CFO, secretary-treasurer
YEAR FOUNDED: 1977
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 180
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $155 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 3.2%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $160 million
SPECIALITY: general contractor, construction management
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Saenger Theater, renovation and additions to a historic building, Pensacola, $12.3 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Emerald Beach Resort, 25-story, 280-unit beachfront condominium/hotel and a 254303-square-foot parking garage, Panama City Beach, $66 million
• Andrx Pharmaceuticals, 285,000-square-foot pharmaceutical headquarters and corporate park, Davie, $55.9 million
• F. Lloyd Wright Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, historical renovation and additions increasing the size of the stage house, administrative wing, lobby, foyer and more, Sarasota, $17 million
• Ringling Museum of Art, 51,000-square-foot restoration and renovation of museum, a new conservation laboratory, museum offices and galleries, restoration of Asolo Theater and Ca'd'Zan and modifications to the Circus Museum, Sarasota, $10 million
• Sheraton Hotel, five-story, 159-room hotel with a restaurant, Jacksonville, $13.9 million

6. Owen-Ames-Kimball Co.

11941 Fairway Lakes Drive, Fort Myers 33913
PHONE: (239) 561-4141 • FAX: (239) 561-1996
WEB: owen-ames-kimball.com
PRINCIPALS: David Dale, president; Patrick Conran, vice president; Steve Richards, vice president; Derald Pacetti, vice president; and Sherry Schreier, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1982
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 57
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $200 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -36.5%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $127 million
SPECIALITY: general contractor, construction management, design-build
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: City of Punta Gorda Herald Court Parking Garage, the 409-space, four-story parking structure with 17,000 square feet of retail space, Punta Gorda, $11.3 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:
• Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa, renovations, Marco Island, $47 million
• South Fort Myers High School, new school, Fort Myers, $38.6 million
• Lorenzo Walker Institute of Technology, additions and renovations to the institute and a New Career Education High School, Naples, $32 million
• Cypress Palm Middle School, new school, Golden Gate, $32 million
• Southwest Florida International Airport Runway 6/24 and Taxiway A Rehabilitation; runway and taxiway replacement, Fort Myers, $26 million

7. Kellogg & Kimsey Inc.

6077 Clark Center Ave., Sarasota 34238
PHONE: (941) 927-7700 • FAX: (941) 927-7705
WEB: kelloggkimsey.com
PRINCIPALS: Philip A. Kellogg, president; Charles B. Kimsey, executive vice president; and David Pfeil, vice president of operations
YEAR FOUNDED: 1986
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 63
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $96 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 19.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $115 million
SPECIALITY: retail, hospitality, general commercial
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Springhill Suites/Fairfield Inn, a SeaWorld-branded hotel, $30 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Hilton Indigo, four-story hotel over basement parking, Sarasota, $11 million
• Kohl's, 96,248-square-foot department store, University Park, $6 million
• Beach Club at Ritz-Carlton, new club with restaurant, swimming pools, spa and underground parking, Sarasota, $18 million
• Ringling Square, 42,000-square-foot of office and retail space and an 83,000-square-foot parking garage, Sarasota, $9.8 million
• Flemings Steakhouse, interior finishes and additions to the meeting room, Sarasota, $2.5 million

8. Kearney Cos

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5115 Joanne Kearney Blvd., Tampa 33619
PHONE: (813) 435-7777 • FAX:(813) 620-0001
WEB: kearneyconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: Bing Kearney, chairman; and Brian W. Seeger, president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1956
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 250
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $105 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -3.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $101 million
SPECIALITY: site developer, underground utilities contractor, builder
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Lee Vista Phase 1A, site development, Orlando, $10.24 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Lee Vista Boulevard, municipal drainage, roadway construction and utilities improvements, Orlando, $31.95 million
• Cypress Creek Subdivision, residential site work and underground utilities, Ruskin, $29.93 million
• Harrison Ranch, phases 1A and 1B, site work, underground utilities and roadway improvements for a single-family community, Parrish, $23.02 million
• Belmont, phase 1 CDD, residential site work and underground utilities, Wimauma, $15.05 million
• Meadow Pointe Phase One and Meadow Pointe Boulevard extension, residential site work, infrastructure, utilities, roadway construction and other improvements, Wesley Chapel, $9.31 million

9. Prince

10210 Highland Manor Drive, Suite 110, Tampa 33610
PHONE: (941) 722-7707 • FAX: (941) 722-4641
WEB: prince-sdc.com
PRINCIPALS: John D. Watson, president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1983
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 250
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $118 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -16.9%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $98 million
SPECIALITY: large site infrastructure, heavy and highway projects and golf course construction
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: FDOT U.S. 301 project, widening a six-mile section of U.S. 301 from two lanes to six, Hillsborough County, $60.8 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Innovation Way, a new four-lane 4.8 miles of roadway, Orange County, $22.7 million
• Causeway Boulevard, widening 3.6 miles of Causeway Boulevard also known as State Road 676, Tampa, $43 million
• County Road 2209, more than three miles of a new, four-lane, north-south connector road, St. Johns County, $21 million
• Center Road Improvements, widening and reconstructing more than three miles of Center Road from Jacaranda Boulevard east to River Road, Venice, $29.7 million
• Rouse Road, Section Two, 2.6 miles of new, four-lane, divided roadway, Orlando, $34 million

10. Creative Contractors Inc.

620 Drew St., Clearwater 33755
PHONE: (727) 461-5522 • FAX: (727) 447-4808
WEB: creativecontractors.com
PRINCIPALS: Alan Bomstein, president; Tom Fronce, senior vice president; and Jerry Siminski, senior vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1974
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 60
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $96.8 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -4.4%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $92.5 million
SPECIALITY: construction management for public/institutional, health care, educational buildings
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: WaterGrass Elementary School, 93,000-square-foot school, Wesley Chapel, $14.8 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Lakeland Regional Medical Center B Wing, new 286-bed patient tower, Lakeland, $57 million
• Ruth Eckerd Hall, expansion and renovation of a performing arts hall and construction of educational facility, Clearwater, $21 million
• Lakeland Regional Medical Center M Wing, new patient tower, Lakeland, $33.8 million
• Tarpon Springs Elementary School, 110,000-square-foot school, Tarpon Springs, $24.6 million
• Clearwater Municipal Complex, 83,000-square-foot police headquarters, 70,000-square-foot city office building and 500-car parking structure, Clearwater, $16.6 million

11. McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors Inc.

1645 Barber Road, Sarasota 34240
PHONE: (941) 377-6800 • FAX: (941) 378-2296
WEB: mesgc.com
PRINCIPALS: John A. McIntyre, president; and Fred Strammer, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1987
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 68
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $61 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 45.9%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $89 million
SPECIALITY: commercial building construction, senior care facilities and apartments
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Publix Super Market retail project, 28,900-square-foot grocery store with 19,000 square feet of retail shops and two outparcels, Sarasota, $6.2 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Bay Village, three-story, 50,000-square-foot nursing-care facility, Sarasota, $10.4 million
• B'nai B'rith Apartments, HUD 88-unit apartment complex, Deerfield Beach, $8.2 million
• Publix Super Market, retail store construction, Jacksonville Beach, $6.7 million
• Whole Foods Market, grocery store, Orlando, $5.2 million
• The Pines of Sarasota, expansion and renovations of a nursing-care facility, Sarasota, $11.2 million

12. KHS&S Contractors

5422 Bay Center Drive, Suite 200, Tampa 33609
PHONE: (813) 628-9330 • FAX: (813) 628-4339
WEB: khss.com
PRINCIPALS: Michael R. Cannon, president; Robert Luker senior vice president; and Tony Hemgesberg, senior vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1984
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 350
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $104.13 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -16.5%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $86.9 million
SPECIALITY: interior and exterior construction and themed finishes
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Did Not Provide

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Gulf Coast Medical Center, exterior framing and stucco and interior framing and drywall for a 550,000-square foot medical center, Fort Myers, $13.63 million
• The Shops at Coconut Point, exterior construction and finishes, Estero, $10.47 million
• Seminole Hard Rock Casino, original construction and interior drywall, ceilings and upscale finishes for the 2007 casino expansion, Tampa, $19 million
• Saratoga Springs Resort at Walt Disney World, interior and exterior construction of a multi-phased condominium vacation resort, Lake Buena Vista, $28 million
• IP Hotel & Casino, drywall, framing, themed finishes and specialty restaurant construction for post-Katrina hotel renovations, Biloxi, Miss., $14 million

13. DeAngelis Diamond Construction Inc.

6635 Willow Park Drive, Naples 34109
PHONE: (239) 594-1994 • FAX: (239) 594-1995
WEB: deangelisdiamond.com
PRINCIPALS: David B. Diamond, principal; John M. DeAngelis, principal; Norm Gentry, vice president; Jay Waltbillig, vice president; and Steve Soud, CFO
YEAR FOUNDED: 1996
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 59
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $103 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -17.5%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $85 million
SPECIALITY: commercial, healthcare and public
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Treviso Bay Country Club clubhouse, 59,000-square-foot clubhouse, Naples, $15 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• The Residences at Coconut Point, nine buildings and one clubhouse, Estero, $72 million
• Arthrex Inc., corporate headquarters, warehouse and manufacturing facility, Naples, $15.64 million
• Naples Community Hospital Renovations, several renovations at the three operational campuses, Naples, $5 million
• Lexington Middle School, 1,200-student middle school, Lehigh Acres, $19.1 million
• Rapallo at Coconut Point, 65 residential buildings and a total of 450 units, Estero $61 million

14. Commercial Concrete Systems Inc.

6220 Taylor Road, Suite 101, Naples 34109
PHONE: (239) 592-1101 • FAX: (239) 592-1103
WEB: commercialconcretesystems.com
PRINCIPALS: Bill Williams, chief operating officer and chairman; and Peter Shoup, CEO and president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1990
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 435
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $83 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 2.4%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $85 million
SPECIALITY: structural concrete, masonry, tilt-up panels
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Naples Daily News facility, 186,503-square-foot headquarters and printing/distribution facility, Naples, $9.7 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Coconut Point Mall & Residences, concrete and masonry work for retail mall and condominium units, Estero, $12.51 million
• Naples Jail, concrete and masonry work for cellblocks and jail facilities, Naples, $5.57 million
• Pier Park Mall, tilt-wall work for a million-square-foot retail center, Panama City, $4.73 million
• Challenger Middle School, tilt-wall school, Cape Coral, $7.25 million
• Shell Point Village, concrete and masonry work for a high-end residential condominium, Fort Myers, $7.34 million

15. BCH Mechanical Inc.

6354 118th Ave. N., Largo 33756
PHONE: (727) 546-3561 • FAX: (727) 545-1801
WEB: bchmechanical.com
PRINCIPALS: Daryl W. Blume, president; and Daniel J. Allen, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1976
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 490
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $57.1 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 40.5%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $80.24 million
SPECIALITY: HVAC, plumbing, piping, sheet metal
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: USF Magnolia Hall, HVAC and plumbing for seven-story, 353,518-square-foot residence facility, Tampa, $7.1 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• St. Joseph North Hospital, HVAC and plumbing for 350,000-square-foot hospital, Tampa, $31 million
• Tampa General Hospital Expansion, HVAC, plumbing and sheet metal on new hospital wing, Tampa, $20.4 million
• Nielsen Media, HVAC plumbing and a full automation system for a 616,026-square-foot corporate campus, Oldsmar, $15 million
• Aqualea Hotel and Resort, HVAC and plumbing work for new hotel and resort, Clearwater, $12.8 million
• Hardrock Hotel and Casino, HVAC and plumbing for hotel and casino, Tampa, $12 million

16. Ripa & Associates

1409 Tech Blvd., Suite 1, Tampa 33619
PHONE: (813) 623-6777 • FAX: (813) 663-6724
WEB: ripatampa.com
PRINCIPALS: Frank P. Ripa, president; and Chris LaFace, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1998
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 220
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $78 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -3.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $75 million
SPECIALITY: site development, underground utilities and roadway construction
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Waterset Phase II, infrastructure work on residential subdivision, Apollo Beach, $15 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• River Bend, site work and utilities for a residential subdivision spanning 181 acres including 25-miles of roads, Ruskin, $11 million
• The Groves at Wesley Chapel, site work and utilities for a retail power center, Wesley Chapel, $22 million
• Channing Park, infrastructure work including 10 acres of asphalt roads and 11 miles of piping, Lithia, $9 million
• Villages of Bloomingdale, site work, infrastructure, and roadway construction for 629 townhome sites, Bloomingdale, $8 million
• North Bay Commercial, a retail shopping center, Tampa, $9 million

17. Terra Construction Group Inc.

855 28th St. S., St. Petersburg 33712
PHONE: (727) 497-8106 • FAX: (727) 497-3197
WEB: terraconstructiongroup.com
PRINCIPALS: M.D. Adnan Rahman, president, CEO
YEAR FOUNDED: 1972
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 260
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $88 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -23.9%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $67 million
SPECIALITY: civil site development, underground utilities, demolition
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Sunlake High School and Charles Rushe Middle School (combined project) all site work, for the two schools along with five sports fields and track., Land O'Lakes, $12.42 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Avion Park Commerce Park, all site work and underground utilities, Tampa, $4,67 million
• B.D. Gullett Elementary School, civil site work with underground utilities, Bradenton, $2.51 million
• All Children's Hospital, hospital and energy plant, St. Petersburg, $9.5 million
• New Heights Elementary (formerly Tyrone Elementary School), site work including underground utilities, St. Petersburg, $3.72 million
• Tampa International Airport, two remote parking garages, Tampa, $15 million

18. Brooks & Freund

5661 Independence Circle, Suite 1, Fort Myers, 33912
PHONE: (239) 939-5251 • FAX: (239) 939-5117
WEB: brooksandfreund.com
PRINCIPALS: Donald E. Brooks and Richard Freund, managers
YEAR FOUNDED: 2000
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 26
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $112.5 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -41.3%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $66 million
SPECIALITY: construction manager, general contractor, design-build
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Renaissance Preserve, a 120-unit senior housing facility for the Fort Myers Housing Authority, Fort Myers, $12.96 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Gulf Breeze, a 179,300-square-foot, 49-building apartment complex along with a clubhouse, Punta Gorda, $18,78 million
• Acapulco, 10 two-story condominium buildings housing a total of 60 condominium units, Punta Gorda, $13.13 million
• Summerlin Commons, 93,700 square feet of leaseable office space spread across 12 buildings, Fort Myers, $8.06 million
• Palm Pointe Shoppes, 18,000-square-foot retail building, Fort Myers, $4.06 million
• Villagio, apartments along with a pool and clubhouse, Estero, $53.37 million

19. B&I Contractors Inc.

2701 Prince St., Fort Myers 33991
PHONE: (239) 332-4646 • FAX: (239) 332-5928
WEB: bandicontractors.com
PRINCIPALS: Gary H. Griffin, president; Jason N. Grabowski, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1960
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 364
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $63.19 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -2.3%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $61.75 million
SPECIALITY: mechanical, electrical, plumbing contracting and service
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Boca Ciega High School, demolishing the former high school and building a new school, Boca Ciega, $8 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• North Port Middle School EE, mechanical and plumbing work, North Port, $5.02 million
• Island Coast High School, mechanical and plumbing work, Cape Coral, $6.05 million
• Riverview Auditorium and Gymnasium, mechanical and plumbing work, Sarasota, $7.95 million
• Punta Gorda Middle School, mechanical and plumbing work, Punta Gorda, $3.02 million
• Ortiz Jail Expansion, mechanical work, Fort Myers, $5.53 million

20. Wright Construction Group Inc.

5811 Youngquist Road, Fort Myers, 33912
PHONE: (239) 481-5000 • FAX: (239) 481-2448
WEB: wrightconstructiongroup.com
PRINCIPALS: Fred Edman, president; Keith Moyer, vice president of building operations; and Andy Powell, vice president civil operations
YEAR FOUNDED: 1946
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 46
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $61.09 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -0.1%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $61 million
SPECIALITY: construction manager, general contractor, civil and building divisions
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Collier County Sheriff's Fleet Facility, 51,000-square-foot parking facility with maintenance bays, offices, conference and meeting areas, changing and shower areas, and kitchen facilities, Naples, $9.5 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Eden Park Elementary School, new elementary school, Immokalee, $27.35 million
• Arbor Assisted Living Facility, 132 units upscale assisted living facility, Fort Myers $26.81 million
• Parkwood Tower and site development, 84 units of independent Living at the Shell Point Retirement Community, Fort Myers, $24.55 million
• Woodlands Development, two 10-story towers with 176 residential units and a central commons building complete with a library, multiple dining venues, and recreational rooms, $48 million
• Shell Point Retirement Community, utilities and site development for the 280-acre Shell Point Retirement Community including all roads, utilities, lakes, pump stations, and an 18-hole championship golf course, Fort Myers, $21 million

21. WDG Construction Inc.

2130 Ashley Oaks Circle, Suite 102 Wesley Chapel, 33544
PHONE: (813) 907-3440 • FAX: (813) 907-9399
WEB: wdgdconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: Donald A. Buck Jr., president; Nicole B. Saunders, vice president; and Steven E. Gamm, vice president of operations
YEAR FOUNDED: 1987
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 200
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $70 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -14.3%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $60 million
SPECIALITY: complete site development and pre-development services
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: State Road 56, road extension, Wesley Chapel, $25 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Easton Park, residential subdivision in New Tampa for MI Homes, Tampa, $13 million
• Stonebriar, residential subdivision, Tampa, $15.2 million
• Sunlake Commercial Center, Publix-anchored retail center, Land O'Lakes, $4 million
• Triple Creek, residential subdivision, South Hillsborough County, $11 million

22. Crowther Roofing &
Sheet Metal of Florida

2543 Rockfill Road, Fort Myers 33916
PHONE: (800) 741-3114 • FAX: (239) 332-0939
WEB: crowther.net
PRINCIPALS: Lee J. Crowther, chairman; David Crowther and Lee Scott Crowther, co-CEO; and Thomas Callans, chief financial officer
YEAR FOUNDED: 1974
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 460
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $70.4 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -17.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $57.85 million
SPECIALITY: roofing, sheet metal, light-gauge metal trusses
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Ave Maria, 350,000- square-foot of roofing for 30 new buildings, Naples, $5 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Sexually Violent Predator Treatment Center, 110,000-square-foot five-building complex, Arcadia, $2.14 million
• Southport Square, roof replacement for an assisted living facility, Port Charlotte, $10 million
• Coconut Point Mall, roofing for a retail mall, Estero, $6 million
• Charlotte Regional Medical Center, reproofing the medical center, Port Charlotte, $1.7 million
• Punta Gorda Middle School, roofing a school, Punta Gorda, $2.7 million

23. J. McGarvey Construction/McGarvey Custom Homes

9530 Marketplace Road, Suite 301, Fort Myers 33912
PHONE: (239) 738-7800 • FAX: (239) 738-7995
WEB: mcgarveydevelopment.com
PRINCIPALS: John S. McGarvey, president; and William Price Jr., executive vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1997
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 93
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $94.57 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -40.6%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $56.2 million
SPECIALITY: commercial construction and development, design-build, custom home builder
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Comcast Call Center, 57,260-square-foot office building, Fort Myers, $11 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS

:
• Riverview Corporate Center, nine-building office park, Bonita Springs, $69 million
• Renaissance Center, three-story 65,000 square foot Class A office building, Fort Myers, $16 million
• Westlinks Business Park, 15-building office/flex park, Fort Myers, $60 million
• Eastlinks Business Park, 232,350-square-foot office/flex park, Fort Myers, $32million
• Mid Cape Corporate Center, seven-building office/flex park, Cape Coral, $49 million

24. J.O. DeLotto and Sons Inc.

924 E. Busch Blvd., Tampa, 33612
PHONE: (813) 935-2191 • FAX: (813) 935-2456
WEB: delotto.com
PRINCIPALS: Craig Lamberson, president; Wayne Fernandez, executive vice president; and Doug Littrell, executive vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1946 • FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 56
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $52 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 3.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $54 million
SPECIALITY: general contractors, construction managers
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Glazer Children's Museum, three-story 56,000-square- foot children's museum with 20,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 3,400 square foot traveling exhibit hall, a 3,600 square foot education center and meeting space, Tampa, $10.7 million.

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Tampa Preparatory School, new campus including 125,000-square-foot classroom, a 15,000-square-foot athletic facility and a 10,000-square-foot black box theater, Tampa, $17.8 million
• Pallavi Patel Performing Arts Conservatory at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 45,000-square-foot, four-story building, Tampa, $6.1 million
• Sam Rampello Downtown Partnership School, 109,000-square-foot school campus, Tampa, $11.3 million
• Hillsborough Community College, renovation of administrative and performance arts buildings, Tampa, $9.5 million
• Ferman at Cypress Creek, a 55,000-square-foot auto dealership complex, Lutz, $8.5 million

25. Willis A. Smith Construction Inc.

5001 Lakewood Ranch Blvd. N., Sarasota 34240
PHONE: (941) 366-3116 • FAX: (941) 954-5509
WEB: willissmith.com
PRINCIPALS: David E. Sessions, president; and F. John LaCivita, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1972
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 51
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $47 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 11.3%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $52.3 million
SPECIALITY: green sustainable, educational, commercial
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Ringling College of Art & Design new academic/student housing building, 82,000-square-foot academic building and 75,000-square-foot residential building, Sarasota, $35 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Ringling College of Art & Design Student Center: 86,000-square-foot, five-story multi-use building, Sarasota, 14.3 million
• Suncoast Polytechnical High School: 65,000-square-foot, two-story high school, Sarasota, $15 million
• FSU John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Historic Asolo Theatre & Visitors Pavilion: 34,000-square-foot, a museum gift shop, ticketing center and a 250-seat playhouse, Sarasota, $11 million
• FSU John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Tibbals Learning Center and Circus Museum: 31,000-square-foot learning Center, Sarasota, $8.9 million
• Willis A. Smith Construction Headquarters: 17,000-square-foot, green/sustainable corporate headquarters, Sarasota, $4 million

26. R.E. Purcell
Construction Co.

1550 Starkey Road, Largo 33771
PHONE: (727) 584-3329 • FAX: (727) 587-6560
WEB: repurcellconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: Raymond E. Purcell, president; Scott Williams, vice president; Larry Bane, controller; and Jeff Purcell, asphalt division manager
YEAR FOUNDED: 1973
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 165
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $49 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -12.2%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $43 million
SPECIALITY: heavy highway construction and asphalt manufacturing
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Did Not Provide

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

Did Not Provide

27. Bandes Construction Co. Inc.

1368 Spalding Road, Suite C, Dunedin 34698
PHONE: (727) 733-5558 • FAX: (727) 738-8225
WEB: bandesconst.com
PRINCIPALS: Robert Bandes, president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1987
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 29
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $40 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 3.5%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $41.4 million
SPECIALITY: retail, medical facilities, restaurants
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Hillsborough County Water Resource Services, 80,000-square-foot warehouse, administration, emergency generator and emergency space to house the County Administration office, Tampa, $11.16 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Wesley Chapel Hyundai/Mazda, 71,986-square-foot showroom/service facilities, Wesley Chapel, $7.91 million
• Tomlin Middle School, renovation and addition to an 140,000-square-foot school, Tampa, $7.6 million
• Pasco County Hurricane Shelter, specialized 39,000-square-foot hurricane shelter, Hudson, $7.5 million
• New England Institute of Technology, 63,000-square-foot art tech school, West Palm Beach, $7.2 million
• Alexander Orthopaedics, 19,915-square-foot MRI, surgery, teaching, exercise/rehabilitation center, Largo, $3.39 million

28. Halfacre Construction Co.

7015 Professional Parkway East, Sarasota 34240
PHONE: (941) 907-9099
FAX: (941) 907-9079
WEB: halfacreconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: John Jack Cox III, president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1970
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 26
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $42 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -9.5%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $38 million
SPECIALITY: Design build, tenant leaseback and general contracting
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 150,000-square-foot distribution facility with office space and a conference center, Lakewood Ranch, $18 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• PGT/Vinyl Tech, 411,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility, Venice, $8.6 million
• Aladdin Equipment, 80,000-square-foot facility, Sarasota, $4.2 million
• Sarasota County Administration Building, 120,000-square-foot facility, Sarasota, $4.6 million
• Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota, multi-function building, Sarasota, $3.1 million
• Temple Sinai, synagogue, Sarasota, $3 million

29. Hennessy Construction Services Corp.

2300 22nd St. N., St. Petersburg, 33713
PHONE: (727) 821-3223 • FAX: (727) 822-5726
WEB: hcsfl.com
PRINCIPALS: Bronson Alexander, president, CEO
YEAR FOUNDED: 1920
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 40
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $56.85 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -37%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $35.79 million
SPECIALITY: construction management, general contractor and design-build
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Westminster Shores Bahama Place Building, four-story, 78,000-square-foot building, St. Petersburg, $13.99 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• City of St. Petersburg Mahaffey Theater, renovation and additions to an about 95,000-square-foot theater, St. Petersburg, $21.74 million
• St. Anthony's Hospital, interior and exterior renovation of an existing hospital and other campus enhancement, St. Petersburg, $20.24 million
• Museum of Fine Arts New Hazel Hough Wing, 35,800-square-foot addition with a 5,600-square-foot conservatory to the existing museum, St. Petersburg, $17.65 million
• 1250 Medical Plaza, a 46,065-square-foot, four-story medical office building, Sarasota, $8.54 million
• Spa Oceana at Loews Don Cesar Beach Resort, 22,000-square-foot addition to the historic Don Cesar, St. Pete Beach, $7.7 million

30. Woodruff & Sons Inc.

P.O. Box 10127, Bradenton 34282
PHONE: (941) 756-1871 • FAX: (941) 755-1379
WEB: woodruffandsons.com
PRINCIPALS: Roy J. Woodruff, president; Bruce Woodruff, vice president; Donald Woodruff, vice president; and Linda Wakeman, secretary/treasurer
YEAR FOUNDED: 1946
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 164
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $47 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -25.5%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $35 million
SPECIALITY: sewer, waterline installation, site development and road building
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Park Place at University Town Center, complete utility and site development for retail center, Bradenton, $3.14 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS

:
• MiraBay Community, residential utilities and site development, Apollo Beach, $19.44 million
• Webber Street, roadway improvements, Sarasota, $11.9 million
• Tidewater Preserve, residential utility and site development, Bradenton, $11.79 million
• University Town Center, phase 1B, underground utilities and retail site development, Sarasota, $17.12 million
• 63rd Avenue, roadway improvements, Bradenton, $7.61 million

31. Sutter Roofing Co. of Florida

8284 Vico Court, Sarasota 34240
PHONE: (941) 377-1000 • FAX: (941) 377-4499
WEB: sutterroofing.com
PRINCIPALS: Stephen Sutter, president; Doug Sutter, vice president; Tom Henry, CFO; Tom Randol, vice president for Southwest Florida; and Bradley Sutter, service division manager
YEAR FOUNDED: 1979
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 192
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $41.3 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -23.7%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $31.5 million
SPECIALITY: commercial roofing, architectural sheet metal, roofing maintenance and repairs
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Riverview High School, fibertite roofing system and retail sheet metal for new high school, Sarasota, $1.5 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Coastland Mall, re-roofing and expansion, Naples, $1.7 million
• Publix freezer and distribution expansion, re-roofing a 700,000-square-foot freezer building, Lakeland, $3.9 million
• Idlewild Baptist Church, roofing a 200,000-square-foot church, Tampa, $1.6 million
• Meridian Distribution Center, reroofing a 400,000-square-foot distribution facility, $1.2 million
• Tropicana Freezer, re-roofing a 300,000-square-foot freezer, $1.9 million

32. APG Electric Inc.

4825 140th Ave. N., Suite K, Clearwater 33762
PHONE: (727) 530-0077 • FAX: (727) 530-0045
WEB: apgelectric.com
PRINCIPALS: John R. Kavula, president; and Jerry Lightner, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1983
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 260
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $28.46 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 9.4%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $31.14 million
SPECIALITY: electrical contracting and engineering
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Boca Ciega High School., electrical, site utilities infrastructure, voice/data/video work for an extensive redevelopment of an existing high school, to create a 266,600-square-foot school, City of Gulfport, $9.33 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Universal Studios Island of Adventure: The Lost Continent, theme park rides and attraction, Orlando, $13.98 million
• Capital One Office Campus, multi-building office campus, Tampa, $7.21 million
• Tampa International Plaza, two-level mall with restaurants and parking, Tampa, $6.18 million
• Brandon Regional Hospital, hospital additions and renovations, Brandon, $6.2 million
• St. Joseph's Hospital North, three-level acute care hospital, Tampa, $24.42 million

33. Sunshine Structures Inc.

5570 Lee St., Suite 12, Lehigh Acres 33971
PHONE: (239) 303-1001 • FAX: (239) 303-1002
WEB: sunshinestructures.com
PRINCIPALS: Rorie Wilson, president; Nicholas Demint, vice president preconstruction; Richard Johnston, vice president operations; and Ernie Stuart, vice president of finance, CFO
YEAR FOUNDED: 1999
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 194
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $42 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -33.3%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $28 million
SPECIALITY: tilt-up, structural concrete and masonry
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Polk County Jail, tilt-up concrete for 152,500-square-foot correctional facility, Frost Proof, $5.1 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Pine Jog School, tilt-up concrete for 156,000-square-foot elementary school and environmental education center, West Palm Beach, $4.3 million
• Miami College of Policing, structural concrete and masonry for four-story 150,000-square-foot Police Academy, Miami, $2.7 million
• Charlotte County Event Center, tilt-up concrete for a 46,000-square-foot county auditorium and event center, Punta Gorda, $1.6 million
• Gulf Coast Hospital, structural concrete and masonry for 420,000-square-foot hospital, Fort Myers, $6.8 million
• Glades County Jail, Design/Build Structural Package for a tilt-up 71,300-square-foot correctional facility, Moore Ha

34. R.E. Crawford Construction

6771 Professional Parkway W., Suite 100, Sarasota 34240
PHONE: (941) 907-0010 • FAX: (941) 907-0030
WEB: recrawford.com
PRINCIPALS: Jeff Smith, president/CEO
YEAR FOUNDED: 1979
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 29
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $18.2 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 45.1%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $26.4 million
SPECIALITY: general contracting commercial and retail
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Morgan Johnson Commerce Park, a 71,000-square-foot office retail development, Bradenton $10-$12 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Hilton Homewood Suites, a 100-unit hotel, Sarasota, $4.4 million
• Tire Choice & Retail Center, a 13,000-square-foot tire store, Fort Myers, $1.8 million
• The Fresh Market, a supermarket, Naples, $1.6 million
• Friendly's Restaurant, four restaurants, Sarasota and Bradenton, $6.4 million
• R.E. Crawford building, the builder's new 22,000-square-foot headquarters, Sarasota, $4.4 million

35. TDS Construction Inc.

4239 63rd St. W., Bradenton 34209
PHONE: (941) 795-6100 • FAX: (941) 795-6101
WEB: tdsconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: David K. Scherer, president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1987
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 30
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $20.73 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 24.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $25.88 million
SPECIALITY: retail and tenant build-outs
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Z Gallerie at The Shops at Pembroke Gardens, retail tenant finish construction, Pembroke Pines, $1.17 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• HH Gregg, retail tenant finish construction, Orlando, $1.8 million
• T.J. Maxx, retail tenant finish construction, Inverness, $1.65 million
• Office Max, retail tenant finish construction, Inverness, $1.21 million
• Weingarten Office, tenant finish construction, Orlando, $1.15 million
• HH Gregg, retail tenant finish construction, Orlando, $1.13 million

36. Wichman Construction

5029 W. Grace St., Tampa 33607
PHONE: (813) 282-1179 • FAX: (813) 282-0461
WEB: wichmanconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: Mike Wichman, president; Stewart Redden, chief estimator; and Jay Grollman, senior project manager
YEAR FOUNDED: 1997
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 9
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $26.6 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -4.9%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $25.3 million
SPECIALITY: commercial general contractor for retail, hotels, offices
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Did Not Provide

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Valencia, seven-story luxury condominium building, Tampa, $8.9 million
• Kensington, luxury townhomes, Tampa, $6.5 million
• 50th Street Housing, seven-story student housing, Tampa, $4.25 million
• Hampton Inn, five-story hotel, Largo, $4.6 million
• Medallion Corporate Park, a 13-building corporate office park, Wesley Chapel, $5.3 million

37. J.L. Wallace Inc.

9111 West College Pointe Drive, Fort Myers 33919
PHONE: (239) 437-1111 • FAX: (239) 437-1324
WEB: jlwallaceinc.com
PRINCIPALS: Jerald L. Wallace, president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1997
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 19
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $34.57 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -27.2%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $25.16 million
SPECIALITY: construction management, general contracting and design-build
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Park Center, two two-story, 15,000-square-foot medical office buildings, Fort Myers, $7.28 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Stroemer Building, two-story, 17,500-square-foot office building, Fort Myers, $2 million
• Country Lakes Business Center, 47,360-square-foot industrial, Fort Myers, $4.9 million
• River Strand Clubhouse, 39,750-square-foot clubhouse with full service restaurant, commercial kitchen, fitness center, aerobics room, swimming pool, resistance pool and spa, Bradenton, $5.3 million
• Heritage Bay Clubhouse, 37,380-square-foot, two-story clubhouse with full service restaurant and bar, commercial kitchen, saunas, pro shop, card room, and bar and grill area, Naples, $4.8 million

38. Zirkelbach Construction Inc.

1415 Tenth St. W., Palmetto 34221
PHONE: (941) 729-0000 • FAX: (941) 729-0007
WEB: zconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: Alan Zirkelbach, CEO; T. Craig Campbell, president; James Pastor, executive vice president; Bruce Illes, senior vice president; and Greg Hodge, vice president of construction operations
YEAR FOUNDED: 1996
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 20
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $33.9 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -27.7%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $24.5 million
SPECIALITY: construction manager, design-builder
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: FedEx Ground Regional Distribution Center, a regional distribution facility with 6,138 square feet of office space and 117,229 square feet of distribution space, Palmetto, $6.38 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Solomon Tropp building, 28,000-square-foot office building, Tampa, $4.5 million
• Bennett Center, 38,000-square-foot retail shopping center, Bradenton, $5 million
• DaRuMa Japanese Steak House & Sushi Lounge, demolition and interior renovation of a 9,200-square-foot strip mall tenant space, Sarasota, $1.51 million
• Riverside Plaza, construction management for the 38,000-square-foot shell of a retail and spa complex, Palmetto, $7.26 million
• Ameritex Technologies, 95,000-square-foot manufacturing plant, Bradenton, $5.9 million

39. Pat Cook Construction Inc.

1904 Manatee Ave. W., Suite 300, Bradenton 34205
PHONE: (941) 749-1959 • FAX: (941) 746-8475
WEB: patcook.com
PRINCIPALS: Pat Cook, president; Don Sicking, vice president; and Darla Cook, secretary/treasurer
YEAR FOUNDED: 1992
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 19
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $36 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -33.3%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $24 million
SPECIALITY: commercial construction
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Value Place Hotel, four-story, 121-room hotel, Oakland Park, $4.8 million

40. GCM Contracting
Solutions Inc.

11621 Lee Road, Unit 110, Fort Myers 33912
PHONE: (239) 334-8800 • FAX: (239) 334-8300
WEB: GCMContracting.com
PRINCIPALS: Robert W. Brown, president; and Kevin Berth, VP/CFO
YEAR FOUNDED: 1988
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 47
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $31.7 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -26.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $23.2 million
SPECIALITY: commercial and residential general contractors, tilt wall construction, Ready-Mix concrete supplier and concrete pumping
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Croci International, a 120,100-square-foot manufacturing warehouse, Fort Myers, $7.6 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Gulf Coast Town Center, a 363,000-square-foot retail center, Estero, $4.99 million
• International Design Center, a three-story, 250,000-square-foot building, Estero, $3.35 million
• Hamilton Harbor Yacht Club Marina Dry Stack Building a 108,000-square-foot building, Naples, $11.23 million
• Summerlin Partners, a 12,700-square-foot class A office building, Fort Myers, $2.4 million
• Croci International, a 120,100-square-foot manufacturing warehouse, Fort Myers, $7.6 million

41. Jon F. Swift Inc.

2221 Eighth St. Sarasota 34237
PHONE: (941) 951-6100 • FAX: (941) 954-4369
WEB: N/A
PRINCIPALS: Jon F. Swift, president; and Jason F. Swift, secretary
YEAR FOUNDED: 1979
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 16
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $28.1 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -23.5%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $21.5 million
SPECIALITY: commercial general contractor, construction management, remodeling
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Elementary School I, new school, North Port, $19.5 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Phillippi Shores Elementary School, new school, Sarasota, $10 million
• Garden Elementary School, complete school renovation, Venice, $5.2 million
• Payne Park, city park with jogging trail, Sarasota, $7.8 million
• MCC Campus Renovations, new parking lots, hardscape and landscaping, Venice, $3.3 million
• Sabal Palm Bank, office and bank building, Sarasota, $3.9 million

42. Compass Construction Inc.

824 Lafayette St., Cape Coral 33904
PHONE: (239) 542-7118 • FAX: (239) 542-8648
WEB: compassconstruction.com
PRINCIPALS: Lawrence J. Oliver, president; and Peter S. Olsen, corporate secretary
YEAR FOUNDED: 1984
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 16
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $33 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -35.8%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $21.2 million
SPECIALITY: construction management, design-build, general contractor
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Apostle's Village, a HUD-funded 55-unit senior apartment complex, Brandon, $6.25 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Eagles Preserve at Shell Point Village, 10 buildings including a pool and clubhouse, Fort Myers, $43 million
• The Landings Golf, Yacht & Tennis Club, remodeling a private dinning facility and in a second phase, remodeling the 25,046-square-foot main club building, South Fort Myers, $6.9 million
• St. Agnes Church and Chapel, a 32,000-square-foot sanctuary and a separate 5,200-square-foot chapel, Naples, Naples, $8.3 million
• Florida Hospital — Lake Placid Medical Center, 12,500-square-foot intensive-care unit addition, 11,000-square-foot emergency room department addition and 7,000-square-foot addition to the existing hospital space, Lake Placid, $7.11 million
• Van Loon Commons Condominiums and Clubhouse, 10 three-story residential buildings, a clubhouse, pool and site improvements, Cape Coral, $22.07 million

43. D.L. Porter Constructors Inc.

6574 Palmer Park Circle, Sarasota 34238
PHONE: (941) 929-9400 • FAX: (941) 929-9500
WEB: N/A
PRINCIPALS: Gary A. Loer, president; and C. Marshall White, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1977
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 21
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $22.5 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -6.2%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $21.1 million
SPECIALITY: general contractor, construction manager
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Atlantic Shores Hotel, five-building, 87-unit luxury hotel, Key West, $17.8 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:
• Santa Maria Resort & Hotel, multi-building, 35-unit resort, Key West, $12.5 million
• Staybridge Suites Hotel, five-story, 104-unit hotel, Savannah, Ga., $8.2 million
• Oceanside Residential Condos, three-story multi-building condominium development, Key West, $7.7 million
• Florida Key Mosquito Control Hanger & Office, hanger and offices, Marathon, $7.5 million
• Senior Citizen Plaza, concrete repair of a five-story, 200-unit apartment complex, Key West, $7.5 million

44. Premier Electric

1443 Rail Head Blvd., Naples 34110
PHONE: (239) 598-2000 • FAX: (239) 598-3603
WEB: premierelectric.com
PRINCIPALS: Robert Forbis, president and owner
YEAR FOUNDED: 1988
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 500
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $20 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 0%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $20 million
SPECIALITY: electrical contractor, audio/video, solar power
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Ava Maria University, electrical work for a dormitory, Ave Maria, $2 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Waterside Shops, electrical work for a luxury shopping center, Naples $2 million
• Venetian Tower at Club Le Ciel, electrical work for a 20-story condominium, Naples, $2 million
• Most expensive home ever sold in Florida, electrical work, audio, video, camera control and design/build for a beachfront home, Naples, $5 million
• Private residence, electrical work, audio, video, camera control and design/build for a home, Colorado, $4 million.

45. Southern Power & Controls Corp.

8918 Sabal Industrial Blvd., Tampa 33619
PHONE: (813) 620-2700 • FAX: (813) 620-2701
WEB: southernpower.net
PRINCIPALS: William Barry, CEO and owner
YEAR FOUNDED: 1994
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 55
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $17.4 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: 12.1%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $19.5 million
SPECIALITY: electrical
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility, electrical work for a new treatment plant, Tampa, $9.7 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Falkenburg AWTP Expansion, Tampa, $6.8 million
• Northwest Regional Water Reclamation Facility, Tampa, $9.7 million
• Central Hillsborough Water Treatment Plant, Tampa, $2.4 million
• Carrollwood/Dale Mabry Reclaimed Waste, Tampa, $636,000
• Gateway Waste Water Treatment Plant, Fort Myers, $5 million

46. Advanced Masonry Systems

5403 Ashton Court, Sarasota 34233
PHONE: (941) 926-3155 • FAX: (941) 926-4804
PRINCIPALS: Richard Karp, president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1985
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 175
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $24 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -25%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $18 million
SPECIALITY: structural concrete and masonry contractor
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Charlotte High Campus, structural concrete, block and brick masonry and sidewalks for a 10-building school campus, Punta Gorda, more than $7 million.

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS

:
• Tyrone Elementary School, concrete masonry for a school, St. Petersburg, $6.2 million
• Daughtry Elementary School, elementary school, Bradenton, $5 million
• Alinari, high-rise condominium, Sarasota, $3.7 million
• John and Mable Ringling Museum of Arts, main gallery, visitor center, addition to the museum and new student center, Sarasota, $4.1 million
• Grand Central, masonry work for high-rise condominium project, Tampa, $3 million

47. Masonry Builders Inc.

5012 W. Cypress St., Tampa 33607
PHONE: (813) 286-4707 • FAX: (813) 286-3072
WEB: masonrybuilders.com
PRINCIPALS: Thomas Bradley, president; and Todd Bradley, vice president
YEAR FOUNDED: 1988
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 130
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $23 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -21.7%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $18 million
SPECIALITY: masonry contractor
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Lowell Correctional Institute, masonry work for the prison, Lowell, $1.7 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Elementary School M, masonry work for new school, Temple Terrace, $1 million
• MacDill Dormitory, masonry work for airforce residential housing, Tampa, $800,000
• Station Square, masonry work for high-rise residential, Clearwater, $1.95 million
• Bradenton Village, masonry work for multi-family residential project, Bradenton, $3.5 million
• Raymond James Stadium, masonry work for a NFL football stadium, Tampa, $7.5 million

48. Merit Electric Co.

6520 125th Ave. N., Largo 33773
PHONE: (727) 536-5945 • FAX: (727) 536-9014
WEB: meritelectricco.com
PRINCIPALS: G.H. Bud Wooten, president; Timothy Wooten, vice president; and James Wooten, secretary/treasury
YEAR FOUNDED: 1974
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 80
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $18.97 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -9.3%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $17.2 million
SPECIALITY: retail and electrical contractor
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Shops of Wiregrass, open-air regional mall, Wesley Chapel, $4.75 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Macy's department store at Shops at Wiregrass, department store, Wesley Chapel, $1.18 million
• Orlando Premium Outlets, outlet mall, Orlando, $2.5 million
• Whole Foods, natural-food grocery store, Orlando, $1.8 million
• Greenwise Publix, grocery store, Tampa, $878,000
• Main Street at Lakewood Ranch, Lakewood Ranch

49. Vanderbilt Bay Construction Inc.

2224 Trade Center Way, Naples 34109
PHONE: (239) 591-0900 • FAX: (239) 591-8181
WEB: vbcnaples.com
PRINCIPALS: Daniel J. Buhs, president/CEO; Brad Smith, vice president of finance; and Troy Buhs; vice president of operations
YEAR FOUNDED: 1989
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 12
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $27.2 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -39%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $16.6 million
SPECIALITY: mixed-use, multi-family, government, retail
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Naples Municipal Airport, two-story 8,000-square-foot expansion and remodeling of an existing 11,7000-square-foot facility at the Naples Airport Naples, $2.2 million

50. Mike Carter Construction Inc.

435 12th St. W., Bradenton 34205
PHONE: (941) 745-1700 • FAX: (941) 750-6779
WEB: mcconst.com
PRINCIPALS: Michael Carter, president; Roger Borthwick, vice president construction; and Marjorie Holman, CFO
YEAR FOUNDED: 1977
FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES: 20
2007 GROSS REVENUE: $37.3 million
CHANGE FROM 2007 TO 2008: -57.1%
2008 GROSS REVENUE: $16 million
SPECIALITY: design-build, general contractor, self-storage, schools, banks and warehouses
LARGEST PROJECT STARTED IN 2008: Space Savers Saraland, self-storage facility, Saraland, Ala., $3 million

NOTEWORTHY PROJECTS:

• Roscioli Yachting Building, boat storage facility, Fort Lauderdale, $11.2 million
• My Neighborhood Storage, self-storage facility, Orlando, $5.12 million
• Bealls Distribution Center, a distribution facility, Bradenton $8.16 million
• StorSafe, design-built self-storage facility, Apollo Beach, $8.57 million

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