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The Elite 49

Our annual ranking of Southwest Florida's top companies.



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41 DIVCO CONSTRUCTION COMPANY

Construction

Stephen Kauffman

9

1954

divcohomes.com

$16.5 million

$15.7 million

Divco has been building luxury homes in Southwest Florida since the 1970s and has a portfolio of nearly 1,200 homes in nearly 60 communities. It built some of the first homes in communities such as Pelican Bay, Bonita Bay and Pelican Marsh and continues to work closely with some of the most respected developers in Florida. It has been recognized for design and construction excellence and is a past recipient of Sand Dollar and Pinnacle awards.

 

42 STEVENS CONSTRUCTION

Construction

Mark Stevens

32

2003

stevensconstructioninc.com

$15.3 million

$9.8 million

Stevens was named Contractor of the Year in 2007, 2011 and 2012 and Builder of the Year in 2006 by the Lee Building Industry Association. It has offi ces in Orlando, Tampa and Fort Myers and has completed projects throughout the state. Prior to founding the company, Mark Stevens managed or served as the project executive on more than 150 building projects valued at more than $300 million.

 

43 GREENSCAPES

Lawn maintenance

Steven Pruchansky

236

1962

greenscapesfl com

$15.2 million

$13.6 million

The landscape management company has been beautifying Southwest Florida for more than four decades. It provides landscape maintenance, irrigation, arbor and landscape enhancements. The company has been twice recognized as one of the top 100 landscape companies in the U.S.

 

44 GULFSHORE INSURANCE

Insurance

Brad Havemeier

100

1970

gulfshoreinsurance.com

$12.6 million

$11.6 million T

The privately held independent insurance agency is headquartered in Naples with offi ces in Marco Island, Fort Myers and Weston. The agency provides professional risk management and insurance coverage to businesses and individuals, with associates advising more than 10,000 clients throughout the state. It was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Corporate Philanthropy from the Community Foundation of Collier County, and was named one of the 2010 Excellence in Industry award recipients by the Collier County Economic Development Council.

 

45 LUTGERT INSURANCE

Insurance provider

H.A. “Bud” Hornbeck

85

1953

lutgertinsurance.com

$12.1 million

$12 million

An independent insurance agency with more than 50 carriers to serve clients, Lutgert Insurance has been a division of the Lutgert Companies since 2000. For more than 55 years, the company has supported hundreds of organizations such as American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Boys & Girls Club, YMCA and Winged Foot Scholarship Foundation. Company recognitions include Chubb Cornerstone Agency and FCCI Presidents Club.

 

46 ENCORE BANK

Financial

Thomas Ray

49

2011

encorenationalbank.com

$10.8 million

$9.2 million

Encore Bank’s community footprint expanded with the addition of an offi ce in Bonita Springs. The bank also has two locations in Naples, and one each in Fort Myers, Port Charlotte and Sun City Center. It offers customized business products and services along with a highly skilled and experienced lending team, with the intention of building strong partnerships between clients, businesses and the community.

 

47 BOB DEAN SUPPLY INC.

Industrial distribution/manufacturing

Robert S. Dean Jr.

58

1947

bobdeansupply.com

$10.2 million

$10.1 million

BDS is a distributor of industrial power transmission, industrial supply, steel and pumps. The company also has extensive manufacturing and machine shop facilities as well as a pump repair and electric motor rewind shop. In 2012, it expanded into boat lift component CNC manufacturing. The business is continuing its family tradition into a third generation with Ashley Dean Myles joining the management team as chief business development officer.

 

48 TED TODD INSURANCE INC.

Insurance agency

Ted A. Todd

53

1986

tedtoddinsurance.com

$7.9 million

$6.2 million

Ted Todd Insurance is one of the largest independent agencies in the country affiliated with the Allstate Corporation. It has seven locations throughout Lee, Brevard, Palm Beach and Sarasota counties and provides home, auto, business, commercial, retirement and life insurance products to more than 30,000 customers in communities including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Naples, Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte.

 

49 J.L. WALLACE INC.

General contractor

Jerald L. Wallace

13 1997

jlwallaceinc.com

$6.5 million

$10.5 million

The general contracting/construction management firm serves all of southwest and central Florida and has developed a reputation for integrity and high moral standards that is reflected at every level of business practices. Its goal is to serve clients with integrity, dedication and passion for building. The company was named a 2010 Contractor of the Year by the Lee Building Industry Association.

 

THE SAME FIVE COMPANIES FROM LAST YEAR’S LIST—HEALTH MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, LEE MEMORIAL HEALTH SYSTEM, CHICO’S FAS, NCH HEALTHCARE SYSTEM AND ARTHREX INC.—ARE IN THE AREA’S BILLION-DOLLAR-OR-MORE CLUB WHEN IT COMES TO REVENUE.

 

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