About Florida Companies to Watch

Florida Companies to Watch celebrates growing second-stage companies headquartered in Florida. Companies to Watch was developed by the Edward Lowe Foundation as a unique way to recognize and honor second-stage companies that demonstrate high performance in the marketplace with innovative strategies and processes, making them “worth watching.” Presented by GrowFL, in association with Edward Lowe Foundation, Florida Companies to Watch is an awards program like no other. We all have a compelling story to tell. We encourage you to tell yours!

Companies from across the state and all industries may participate. Selection is based on steady growth in employee counts and revenue as well as strength in leadership, corporate culture, community support and philanthropy, innovation in management or technology, or other factors that contribute to an outstanding organization.

GrowFL Announces
2018 Florida Companies to Watch Finalists

Second-Stage Businesses Compete to Earn Prestigious Honor

Company Name City County Region
8-koi Melbourne Brevard East Central
ADI Metal Ft. Lauderdale Broward Southeast
Alluvionic Inc. Melbourne Brevard East Central
Aluma Tower Company, Inc. Vero Beach Indian River Southeast
AMISTAD INSURANCE LLC Sarasota Sarasota Tampa Bay
ArgoTrak Naples Collier Southwest
ARTEMIS PLASTICS, LLC Ocala Marion North Central
Ausley Construction Co., LLC Ocala Marion North Central
AXI International Fort Myers Lee Southwest
Beast Code LLC Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Northwest
Benseron Hospitality Naples Collier Southwest
Beryl Project Engineering Tampa Hillsborough Tampa Bay
Big Vision Orlando Orange East Central
Body Details LLLP Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast
Burgess Civil, LLC Tampa Hillsborough Tampa Bay
Bush Brothers Provision Company West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast
CloudHesive Fort Lauderdale Broward Southeast
Collage Design and Construction Group, Inc. dba The Collage Companies Lake Mary Seminole East Central
Commercial Energy Specialists Jupiter Palm Beach Southeast
Commercial Energy Systems, LLC Englewood Sarasota Tampa Bay
ContentBacon Davie Broward Southeast
Cornerstone Fabrication LLC. Debary Volusia East Central
Cruise Car, Inc. Sarasota Manatee Tampa Bay
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Pinellas Park Pinellas Tampa Bay
D3 Glass, LLC Fort Myers Lee Southwest
DAK Resources, Inc Jacksonville Duval Northeast
Digital Boardwalk, Inc. Pensacola Escambia Northwest
Digital Resource LLC West Palm Beach Palm Beach Southeast
Easy Foods Inc Kissimmee Osceola East Central
Edukate Orlando Orange East Central
Electronic Locksmith Inc Apopka Orange East Central
Elipsis Engineering & Consulting Winter Garden Orange East Central
EmployerNomics Orlando Orange East Central
EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC Winter Springs Seminole East Central
ER Precision Optical Orlando Orange East Central
Expert Shutter Services Port St. Lucie St. Lucie Southeast
Firehawk Helicopters Leesburg Lake East Central
Flame Boss Orlando Orange East Central
Forcura Jacksonville Duval Northeast
Fountainhead Commercial Capital Lake Mary Seminole East Central
FracTEL Indialantic Brevard East Central
FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers Sarasota Sarasota Tampa Bay
G.S. Gelato & Desserts, Inc. Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Northwest
Galaxy America Inc Port Charlotte Charlotte Southwest
Germfree Ormond Beach Volusia East Central
gFour Marketing Group, Inc. MIAMI Miami-Dade Southeast
Global Food Concepts Inc. Kissimmee Osceola East Central
GM HILL Jacksonville Duval Northeast
HealthCaps LLC Miami Lakes Miami-Dade Southeast
Hesperos, Inc Orlando Orange East Central
Hyde Park Capital Tampa Hillsborough Tampa Bay
IM Solutions Melbourne Brevard East Central
Integrity Employee Leasing Punta Gorda Charlotte Southwest
Intellisteel Group, LLC Leesburg Lake East Central
International College Counselors Ft. Lauderdale Broward Southeast
Intracoastal Brewing Company Melbourne Brevard East Central
Knight Federal Solutions Orlando Orange East Central
MailMyPrescriptions.com Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast
MAS Environmental, LLC Tampa Hillsborough Tampa Bay
Matthews Design Group, Inc. St. Augustine St. Johns Northeast
MKM Sarasota Sarasota Sarasota Tampa Bay
Motorworks Brewing Bradenton Manatee Tampa Bay
Narducci Dental Group Jacksonville Duval Northeast
Nebular Boca Raton Palm Beach Southeast
Nelson Engineering Co. Merritt Island Brevard East Central
Nelson Financial Planning Winter Park Orange East Central
Next Horizon Sanford Seminole East Central
Oasis Senior Advisors Bonita Springs Lee Southwest
Onsite Safety, Inc. Oviedo Seminole East Central
Raider Outboards, Inc. Titusville Brevard East Central
Reach Kissimmee Osceola East Central
Red Banyan Deerfield Beach Broward Southeast
RND Automation Sarasota Manatee Tampa Bay
Sarasota Medical Products Inc. Sarasota Sarasota Tampa Bay
Scalar Consulting Group Inc. Riviera Beach Palm Beach Southeast
SIMETRI, Inc. Winter Park Orange East Central
Space Coast Intelligent Solutions, Inc. Melbourne Brevard East Central
SRR International,Inc Riviera Beach Palm Beach Southeast
Sunrise Capital Investors Clearwater Pinellas Tampa Bay
Sus Hi Eatstation Orlando Orange East Central
The Composites Company, Structural Composites (a division of TCC) W. Melbourne Brevard East Central
three.two.one Orlando Orange East Central
Trembly Law Firm Miami Miami-Dade Southeast
Triple E Equipment, Inc Pompano Beach Broward Southeast
Ultrafast Systems LLC Sarasota Sarasota Tampa Bay
United Efficiency Software Group Mount Dora Lake East Central
US Submergent Technologies, LLC Sarasota Sarasota Tampa Bay
Vac-Tron Equipment Okahumpka Lake East Central
Vectra Digital Fort Myers Lee Southwest
VetCor LLC Tampa Hillsborough Tampa Bay
WG Wood Products Sarasota Sarasota Tampa Bay
World Housing Solution Inc Sanford Seminole East Central
Young Boats Inglis Levy North Central

The Florida Companies to Watch Award submission consists of a two-step application process.

  1. Companies submit Round 1 applications. Round 1 Applications will be reviewed by panel of judges who will select a list of Finalists.
  2. Finalists will be asked to complete a Round 2 Application.

All Finalists that complete a Round 2 application will be judged by a select panel of economic development, education and entrepreneurial leaders from throughout Florida. Companies will also go through a due diligence process prior to being selected as an honoree of Florida Companies to Watch.

  • Please note that the application process will not run on a mobile device. Please prepare to complete your application on a computer.
  • Chrome is the recommended browser for this application.
  •  Click Here to view a sample copy of the Application Form and Questions.

To be eligible to apply for the Florida Companies to Watch award, a company must meet the following for the year ending 2017:

  • Be privately held commercial enterprise headquartered in Florida (not publicly traded, subsidiary or division of another company or nonprofit); and
  • Employ 6 to 150 full-time equivalent W-2 employees, including the owner; and
  • Have between $750,000 up to $100 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants; and
  • Have not won this award in the past; and
  • Demonstrate an intent and capacity to grow based on evidence such as:
    • Employee or sales growth
    • Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership
    • Sustainable competitive advantage
    • Other notable factors that showcase the company’s success

Previous Year’s Program Honorees

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, GrowFL celebrated the seventh annual Florida Companies to Watch awards program. Over the last seven years, 350 companies from throughout Florida have been recognized through our elite awards program.  View our past honorees.