— Entrepreneurial styles, corporate cultures give these second-stage companies competitive advantages—

Tampa, Florida (July 31, 2019) — Davis Industrial is pleased to announce the 50 statewide companies expected to see significant growth over the next several years. Davis Industrial 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.

Davis Industrial’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.

“We really appreciate GrowFL and what they do Florida businesses. Our team at Davis Industrial was honored to be nominated for the Florida Companies to Watch Program this year and we are very excited about advancing to the second round. The team works so hard to take care of our customers 24/7, what we do is crucial to the Florida economy and beyond. They deserve this recognition, it is a great honor to all of us at Davis Industrial.” said Stephenie Davis, President & CEO.

Joining Davis Industrial on the Florida Companies to Watch list are the following Florida-based businesses:

Company Name City County Primary Business
Accelirate, Inc. Sunrise Broward Information Technology
ADVOS Legal, PLLC Ponte Vedra Beach St. Johns Legal Services
AeroStar Training Services, LLC Kissimmee Osceola Transportation and Warehousing
Align Business Advisory Services Winter Park Orange Finance and Insurance
Beryl Project Engineering Tampa Hillsborough Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
BioDerm, Inc. Largo Pinellas Manufacturing
Centerline Brackets St. Augustine St. Johns Manufacturing
Cottrell Title & Escrow Naples Collier Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Crevalle Boats Wildwood Sumter Manufacturing
Davis Industrial Tampa Hillsborough Manufacturing
Dedicated IT Riviera Beach Palm Beach Information Technology
EarthBalance North Port Sarasota Other Services (except Public Administration)
ECHO UES, Inc. Tampa Hillsborough Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Express Freight, Inc. Orlando Orange Transportation and Warehousing
FLYMOTION Tampa Hillsborough Information Technology
FutureCow Sanford Seminole Manufacturing
Global Jetcare, Inc. Brooksville Hernando Health Care and Social Assistance
Kira Labs, Inc. Pompano Beach Broward Manufacturing
MagicalButter.com Port Richey Pasco Manufacturing
MAS Environmental, LLC Tampa Hillsborough Waste Management and Remediation Services
McCormick Stevenson Corporation Clearwater Pinellas Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
Mettauer Environmental Alva Lee Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Mother Kombucha St. Petersburg Pinellas Manufacturing
National Drug Screening, Inc. Melbourne Brevard Other Services (except Public Administration)
Neobroadband, Inc. Doral Miami-Dade Telecommunications
OCULUS Surgical, Inc. Port St. Lucie St. Lucie Manufacturing
OIT, LLC Miami Lakes Miami-Dade Telecommunications
OnMed, LLC Clearwater Pinellas Health Care and Social Assistance
OnPay Solutions, Inc. Jacksonville Duval Information Technology
PeakActivity Boynton Beach Palm Beach Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Pepine Realty Gainesville Alachua Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Powerful Foods, LLC Miami Miami-Dade Retail Trade
Probability and Statistics, Inc. Palm Bay Brevard Information Technology
Raider Outboards, Inc. Titusville Brevard Scientific Research and Development
Rudram Engineering, Inc. Rockledge Brevard Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
SiteREADY Tampa Hillsborough Information Technology
Smart Baking Company Sanford Seminole Accommodation and Food Services
Solar Stik, Inc. St. Augustine St. Johns Scientific Research and Development
Steamroller Studios Mount Dora Lake Arts, Entertainment and Recreation
StrataPT, LLC Osprey Sarasota Administrative and Support Services
TeleVoIPs Brandon Hillsborough Telecommunications
The Lunz Group Lakeland Polk Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
TheraPeeds Family Center Davie Broward Health Care and Social Assistance
Tomahawk Robotics Melbourne Brevard Computer Systems Design and Related Services
Total Nutrition Technology Leesburg Lake Manufacturing
VeraData Fort Myers Lee Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Vistra Communications Lutz Hillsborough Advertising, Public Relations, and Related Services
Waypoint Contracting, Inc. Miami Miami-Dade Construction
WestCMR, LLC Clearwater Pinellas Other Services (except Public Administration)
Wild Florida Kenansville Osceola Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation


“This list recognizes second-stage Florida companies with passionate leaders who are making a difference in growing and diversifying our economy,” said Jennifer Barrows, GrowFL Chairman of the GrowFL Advisory Board and Business Development Executive with WithumSmith+Brown, PC.  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.

From 2015 through 2018, these companies generated $923 million in revenue and added 935 employees, reflecting a 123.9% increase in revenue and 131% increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 31% average annual revenue growth and 32.2% average annual growth in employees.

These companies projected continued growth in 2019, with a 34.8% revenue increase and 36.8% growth in employees compared to 2018. If their projections hold, these companies will have generated $1.38 billion in revenue and added 1,541 employees over the last five years — a 201.9% increase in revenue and 216% increase in jobs since 2015.

Companies named to the list will be officially recognized at the 9th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on November 14, 2019 at the Hard Rock Live, Universal City Walk in Orlando, FL.  Tickets are on sale now for the awards ceremony.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.growfl.com/flctw19/about-flctw/

About Davis Industrial:

Davis Industrial is an award winning, privately held, certified Woman-Owned Small Business located in Tampa, Florida. A proven industrial services leader which specializes in solution-driven conveyor maintenance, metal fabrication, and bulk material handling components. Davis Industrial has an extensive inventory of world class products in stock, expert personnel on hand, and the unrelenting customer focus needed to deliver reliable results, safely, every time.

For more information visit https://www.conveyors247.com/

 About GrowFL:

GrowFL is dedicated to support and accelerate the growth of second-stage companies throughout Florida, by providing their leaders focused, efficient, and timely access to resources they deem important, such as connections with other second-stage company leaders, and to professional organizations whose expertise, experience, and products lead to the second-stage company’s continued growth and prosperity resulting in diversification and growth of Florida’s economy.  Second-stage growth companies have at least 10 employees and a $1 million in revenue and possess an intent and desire to grow beyond second-stage.  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.