50 Florida Companies You Will Want to Pay Attention to

Pensacola, Florida (9/20/2018) — Digital Boardwalk is pleased to announce the 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years.

Digital Boardwalk was selected from more than 500 nominees for Florida Companies to WatchSM, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation.

Digital Boardwalk’s management team, competitive market position and strong community involvement were among several factors that put them in contention for the award.
“These stand-out companies are all led by entrepreneurs, and have demonstrated their capacity and intent to grow,” said Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL executive director. “They also all have critical intellectual property or a niche position that gives them a competitive edge in their markets,” he said.
“This year has marked a huge milestone for digital boardwalk,” says Tim Shoop, CEO. “We have grown 81% over the past three years and added many jobs right here in Florida. My favorite part of the growth is that we not only create jobs, but it allows us to give back to our local community and foster more growth around us. We have an amazing entrepreneurial culture that instills in our team a passion and drive that our customers experience on a daily basis. I am proud of our team and Florida Companies on Growth Watch couldn’t have achieved any of this without their dedication to our mission. Our goal is to help other businesses scale through proper technology implementations and planning, while backing that up with award-winning help-desk support.” Florida Companies on Growth Watch

Joining Digital Boardwalk on the Florida Companies to Watch list are the following Florida based businesses:
Company Name City County Primary Business
8-koi Melbourne Brevard Management Consulting Services
Alluvionic, Inc. Melbourne Brevard Management Consulting Services
ArgoTrak Naples Collier Other Services (except Public Administration)
Artemis Plastics, LLC Ocala Marion Manufacturing
AXI International Fort Myers Lee Manufacturing
Beast Code, LLC Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Benseron Hospitality Naples Collier Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Body Details, LLLP Boca Raton Palm Beach Other Services (except Public Administration)
Burgess Civil, LLC Tampa Hillsborough Construction
Company Name City County Primary Business
Bush Brothers Provision Company West Palm Beach Palm Beach Wholesale Trade
CloudHesive Fort Lauderdale Broward Information Technology
ContentBacon Davie Broward Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
Cornerstone Fabrication, LLC Debary Volusia Manufacturing
Cruise Car, Inc. Sarasota Manatee Manufacturing
Custom Manufacturing & Engineering Pinellas Park Pinellas Manufacturing
DAK Resources, Inc. Jacksonville Duval Administrative and Support Services
Digital Boardwalk, Inc. Pensacola Escambia Information Technology
Digital Resource, LLC West Palm Beach Palm Beach Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
Easy Foods, Inc. Kissimmee Osceola Manufacturing
Electronic Locksmith, Inc. Apopka Orange Retail Trade
EPIC Engineering & Consulting Group, LLC Winter Springs Seminole Information Technology
Expert Shutter Services Port St. Lucie St. Lucie Manufacturing
Firehawk Helicopters Leesburg Lake Other Services (except Public Administration)
Flame Boss Orlando Orange Manufacturing
Forcura Jacksonville Duval Information Technology
Fountainhead Commercial Capital Lake Mary Seminole Finance and Insurance
FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers Sarasota Sarasota Health Care and Social Assistance
G.S. Gelato & Desserts, Inc. Fort Walton Beach Okaloosa Manufacturing
Germfree Ormond Beach Volusia Manufacturing
GM HILL Jacksonville Duval Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Hesperos, Inc. Orlando Orange Scientific Research and Development
Intellisteel Group, LLC Leesburg Lake Manufacturing
Knight Federal Solutions Orlando Orange Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Matthews Design Group, Inc. St. Augustine St. Johns Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Motorworks Brewing Bradenton Manatee Manufacturing
Next Horizon Sanford Seminole Information Technology
Oasis Senior Advisors Bonita Springs Lee Health Care and Social Assistance
Florida Companies on Growth Watch 4/5
RND Automation Sarasota Manatee Manufacturing
Sarasota Medical Products, Inc. Sarasota Sarasota Manufacturing
Structural Composites, a division of The
Composites Company W. Melbourne Brevard Scientific Research and Development
Sunrise Capital Investors Clearwater Pinellas Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Sus Hi Eatstation Orlando Orange Accommodation and Food Services
The Collage Companies Lake Mary Seminole Construction
three.two.one Orlando Orange Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
Triple E Equipment, Inc. Pompano Beach Broward Retail Trade
US Submergent Technologies, LLC Sarasota Sarasota Waste Management and Remediation Services
Vac-Tron Equipment Okahumpka Lake Manufacturing
Vectra Digital Fort Myers Lee Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
VetCor, LLC Tampa Hillsborough Other Services (except Public Administration)
World Housing Solution, Inc. Sanford Seminole Manufacturing
“This is a strong group of companies that deserve this special recognition given annually to the state’s top second stage companies,” said Dr. Chris Morton, GrowFL Chairman of the GrowFL Advisory Board, CEO of NanoPhotonica and a 2015 Florida Companies to Watch honoree. Second stage companies are defined as those with 6 to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue. There are many programs and incubators promoting start-up businesses; GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies.

The 50 companies named the 2018 Florida Companies to Watch generated nearly $1 billion in revenue and added nearly 1,000 jobs between 2014 and 2017.

Together, the companies project a 50 percent increase in revenue and 40 percent increase in job growth in 2018 compared to 2017.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized February 9, 2019 at the Straz Performing Arts Center in Tampa, FL. Tickets are on sale now for the awards ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit http://www.growfl.com/flctw18/about-flctw/

About Digital Boardwalk:
Digital Boardwalk provides comprehensive technology management and consulting services for small
and medium-sized businesses throughout Florida and beyond. We help customers achieve reliability,
security, and peace of mind through award-winning support, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and
backup services. We know that technology is integral to your business, so we work diligently to keep
your technology working for our clients. Our team of certified technology specialists bring their
individual expertise and knowledge to each job at hand. Together, we promise to provide you with the
best customer service experience, industryleading technology, and continuous innovation, all catered
to your specific needs.
Florida Companies on Growth Watch 5/5
About GrowFL:
GrowFL provides strategies, resources and support, including strategic research and peer-to-peer
CEO mentoring and leadership development, to second-stage Florida companies. Created by the
Florida legislature in 2009 and grounded in the philosophy of Economic Gardening® — growing
existing businesses in a community, region or state — GrowFL is a critical component of the state’s
economic development strategy and Florida’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. GrowFL is certified by the
National Center for Economic Gardening through the Edward Lowe Foundation. Website: growfl.com
About the Edward Lowe Foundation:
Established in 1985, the Edward Lowe Foundation is a national, nonprofit organization that supports
entrepreneurship through research, recognition and educational programs, which are delivered
through entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs). The foundation focuses on second-stage
companies — those that have moved beyond the startup phase and seek significant, steady growth.
In addition, the foundation has a second mission of land stewardship and is committed to preserving
the natural resources and historically significant structures at Big Rock Valley, its 2,000-acre home in
southwest Michigan.