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Crowther Roofing Continues to Grow and Diversify After More Than Six Decades in Business
Founded in Joliet, Illinois in 1955 and relocated in 1974 by Lee Crowther, Sr., Fort Myers-based Crowther Roofing and Sheet Metal of Florida is one of the most prominent names in the roofing and construction business. With about $95 million in annual revenues, it is one of the top... Read more
Wintrust Banking Center Midwest Financial Institution Follows Clients To Naples
Wintrust, a Chicago-based financial services company and family of com­munity banks, opened its first bank branch in Naples less than two years ago, and has already built a significant presence in the region to cater to its seasonal clients. Widely recognized in the Midwest. Wintrust operates more than 180... Read more
Curran Young Construction Delivers with Technology and Experience
A pair of entrepreneurial builders have scored some impressive wins across Southwest Florida in just two years. In 2018 industry veterans Chris Curran and Bruce Young launched Curran Young Construction with technology at the heart of the operation, giving them an edge over less nimble competitors. The combination of... Read more
Developer Rides Success with New Industrial Park
From the outside, you might believe industrial parks are boring. Indeed, many appear to be filled with plain-vanilla distribution buildings whose most eye-catching features are loading docks. But if that’s your perception of industrial parks, you haven’t met John McGarvey. Through his commercial building companies, McGarvey Development Co. and... Read more
Wildcat Renovation Builds for the Future
When Al Miller started Wildcat Renovation in 2013, he used all his savings to launch the Fort Myers-based company and hire 15 employees. It was a huge risk starting from scratch with so many people. “I had enough money to run for six weeks,” says Miller. “There was no... Read more
GCM Contracting Brings World’s First Automated Boat Storage and Retrieval System to Gulf Star Marina
about to hit the marina industry and a pair of Southwest Florida entrepreneurs are the first to ride it. Robert Brown, founder and CEO of GCM Contracting Solutions, and Todd Carroll, a longtime hotelier and commercial property owner, have teamed up to build Gulf Star Marina, which is poised... Read more
Hoffmann Family Elevates Standards for Southwest Florida’s Commercial Community
Few entrepreneurs in recent memory have had as great an impact on Southwest Florida as the Hoffmann family. Over the past six years, the family has acquired a half-billion dollars’ worth of real estate and operating businesses from Marco Island to Estero. The string of rapid-fire, high-profile acquisitions ranged... Read more
Tri-Town Construction

Tri-Town Construction

FEATURE September 10, 2019

In 2016, Marc Devisse was attending a golf tournament organized by the Bonita Springs Chamber of Commerce when the group’s president suggested that Devisse run for city council. Despite his lack of political experience, Devisse jumped into the race, campaigning nonstop around town even as he was growing the... Read more
CFS Roofing Services: Strong Foundation, Excellent Reputation Put Roofer on Top
When David Crowther drew up plans for a new roofing company in 2009, his living room was his office, his timing less than ideal. It was the height of the recession and the longtime roofer had split from his family’s roofing business. Regardless of the challenges, Crowther was determined... Read more
THE COUGAR TECHNOLOGY ADVANTAGE
One of the keys to Cougar’s  success is the company’s  investment in technology. When Ron Schmitt started the  company’s Fort Myers operations  in 1981, he began with a $400  handheld gas saw that sprayed  dust and slurry. Today, Cougar team  members operate $50,000 concrete  saws that are Bluetooth-enabled  with... Read more