All of the businesses on this list earned at least $20 million in gross revenues in 2004, and a significant portion earned in the hundreds of millions.

Each company is still either headquartered here or is a self-contained division of a larger company. They're ranked by annual sales, and in the few instances where companies earned revenues through commissions, we report earnings only as those commissions. Real estate firms report only commissioned sales. We publish sales figures exactly as companies report them to us; last year's sales are in parentheses after the current year's sales. If a company declines to report sales, we estimate, using a variety of sources. We also publish estimates given to us by companies that project earnings because their fiscal year did not end before press time. All estimated figures are marked as such.

To compile the list, we call on local, regional and national sources, including economic development councils and industry analysts. We hope you will bring any omissions to our attention so we can consider them for next year's story.

$100 Million-Plus

1. Vengroff Williams & Associates, Inc. (Sarasota)

Credit and collections, subrogation claims, medical accounts payable, management of rental units in Sarasota and New York

Chief Executives: Harvey Vengroff and Robert Williams

Annual Sales: $2.8 billion (represents actual revenues after collections of $32 billion)

($1.8 billion)

Employees: 220 in Florida, 1,100 nationwide

Founded: 1963

Web Site: www.vwainc.com

2. Taylor Woodrow, Inc. (Manatee)

Luxury home and high-rise condominium builder and community developer

Chief Executive: John R. Peshkin

Annual Sales: $1.4 billion, estimated

($1.1 billion)

Employees: 871

Founded: 1936 in North America

Web Site: www.taylorwoodrowhomes.com

Stock Symbol: GB: TWOD

Has been building luxury homes and high-rise condominiums, and developing lifestyle communities in North America for over 65 years. Headquartered in Bradenton, its current operations include more than 70 active developments throughout Florida, California.

3. Beall's (Manatee)

Retailer of family apparel, footwear, gifts and home items

Chief Executive: Robert M. Beall II

Annual Sales: $983 million

($850 million)

Employees: 9,400

Founded: 1915

Web Site: www.beallsinc.com

Beall's operates a mix of department and outlet stores in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, Mississippi, Nevada, South Carolina, California, Missouri, New Mexico and Arkansas.

4. Boar's Head Provisions Co., Inc.

Manufactures premium delicatessen meats and cheeses

Chief Executive: Robert S. Martin

Annual Sales: Estimated, $930 million

(Estimated, $930 million)

Employees: 100 locally, 2,200 companywide

Founded: 1905

Web Site: www.boarshead.com

5. Onyx North America Corp.

Provides environmental services

Chief Executive: G.W. "Bill" Dietrich

Annual Sales: Estimated, $850 million

($1.3 billion)

Employees: Estimated, 8,600 nationwide

Founded: 2000

Web Site: www.onyxna.com

6. Buchanan Automotive Group

Auto, new and used, retail

Chief Executive: Vernon G. Buchanan

Annual Sales: Estimated, $750 million

(Estimated, $600 million-plus)

Employees: Estimated, 200

Founded: 1994

Web Site: www.buchananautomotivegroup.com

Consists of 21 dealerships throughout Florida and the southeastern U.S. In 2003, Automotive News ranked Buchanan the 51st largest group in the county.

7. Intertape Polymer Group (Manatee)

Develops and manufactures specialized plastic and paper products and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use

Chief Executive: Melbourne F. Yull

Annual Sales: $630 million

($630 million)

Employees: 2,600

Founded: 1981

Web site: www.Intertapepolymer.com

Stock Symbol: NYSE and TSE: ITP

ISO 9002 certified, operations throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Portugal with 16 facilities, including 12 manufacturing locations.

8. Acu-Grind Tool Works, Inc. (Manatee)

Manufactures medical, resharpening and specialty cutting tools

President: Tony Antony

Annual Sales: Estimated, $600 million

Employees: Estimated, 1,512

Founded: 1980

Web site: www.acugrind.com

9. Manatee Memorial Hospital (Manatee)

Licensed 319-bed acute care hospital

Chief Executive: Brian Flynn

Annual Sales: $525 million

($524 million)

Employees: 1,400

Founded: 1953

Web site: www.manateememorial.com

Voted best hospital for 10th consecutive year by Bradenton Herald readers, named a top 100 hospital by Solucient Modern Healthcare, and opened Lakewood Ranch Medical Center in September 2004.

10. RMC Florida Group, Inc. (Manatee)

Produces and distributes ready-mix concrete, concrete and architectural block, concrete pavers, concrete pipe, construction aggregates and related building materials

Chief Executive: Richard A. Buckelew

Annual Sales: $514 million

($400 million)

Employees: 1,600

Founded: 1953, 2003 as RMC Florida Group

Web site: www.rmcfloridagroup.com

RMC is the holding ccompany for Singletary Concrete, Ewell Industries, Krehling Industries, RMC South Florida, and Florida Rock and Sand. Has also created financial incentive programs for area students.

11. FCCI Insurance Group

Commercial property and casualty insurance throughout the Southeast and Midwest

Chief Executive: G.W. Jacobs

Annual Sales: $490 millionn

($525.6 million)

Employees: 700

Founded: 1959

Web site: www.fcci-group.com

Corporate headquarters located in a state-of-the-art office complex in Lakewood Ranch.

12. Blake Medical Center (Manatee)

383-bed acute care Top 100 hospital offering services from open-heart to in-patient, rehabilitation and community screenings

Chief Executive: Daniel J. Friedrich III

Annual Sales: $451.4 million

($382.2 million)

Employees: Estimated, 1,000-plus

Founded: 1973

Web site: www.blakemedicalcenter.com

13. Edwards Systems Technology (Manatee)

Designs and manufactures commercial fire detection systems, electronic access control and security systems

Chief Executive: Jay Twombly

Annual Sales: $450 million

($405 million)

Employees: 2,000-plus

Founded: 1873

Web site: www.est.net

Stock Symbol: SPW

In November, moved into new 109,000-square-foot facility in Lakewood Ranch.

14. Central European Distribution Corporation

One of the largest importers and distributors of alcoholic beverages in Poland

Chief Executive: William V. Carey

Annual Sales: Estimated, $429.1 million

(Estimated, $415 million)

Employees: 1,500, 2 locally

Founded: 1990

Web site: www.ced-c.com

Stock Symbol: NASDAQ: CEDC

15. Gevity HR, Inc. (Manatee)

Provides professional employer services, including payroll, administration, risk management, benefits administration, unemployment services and human resources consulting

Chief Executive: Erik Vonk

Annual Sales: $425.8 million

($374.7 million)

Employees: Estimated, 1,069

Founded: 1984

Web site: www.gevityhr.com

Stock Symbol: NASDAQ: GVHR

16. APAC-Florida, Inc. (Manatee)

Highway/road contractor and asphalt manufacturer

President: David Donofrio

Annual Sales: Estimated, $339 million

(Estimated, $50 million-plus) will you double check this figure?

Employees: Estimated, 600 statewide

Founded: 1962

17. Bon Secours Venice Healthcare Corporation

312-bed hospital, 120-bed nursing care center, 102-bed assisted living facility, ambulatory care center with outpatient surgery (Health Park), primary care physician network, Medicare and non-Medicare home healthcare

Chief Executive: Michael G. Guley

Annual Sales: $316 million

($284.3 million)

Employees: 1,454

Founded: 1951

Web site: www.bonsecours.org/venice

Home of the Bon Secours Regional Heart Center, staffed by Ocala Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeons and cardo anesthesiologists. The hospital was recently bought by Naples-based Health Management Associates Inc. (NYSE: HMA). S H-T story says Bon Secours Venice reported $12 million loss in revenues last year.

18. Doctors Hospital of Sarasota

Hospital and outpatient services and affiliates

Chief Executive: Lindell W. Orr

Annual Sales: $314.6 million

($269.5 million)

Employees: 800

Founded: 1967

Web site: www.doctorsofsarasota.com

Acccredited by JCAHO.

19. LWR Communities, LLC (Manatee)

Real estate development

Chief Executive: C. John A. Clarke (newname. John just retired)

Annual Sales: Estimated, $290 million

($289 million)

Employees: 400

Founded: 1922

Web site: www.lakewoodranch.com

Best in American Living Award for the best master-planned community in America; Grand Aurora for Best Community with over 150 units; Reader's Choice and Reader's Preference Awards for Best Community from readers of both Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Bradenton Herald; excellence grand award for Lakewood Ranch clubhouse from the National Commercial Builders Council; voted "Best Neighborhood" by readers of SARASOTA Magazine.

20. The NELCO Companies (Manatee)

Professional employer organization

Chief Executive: Virginia A. Dorris, E.A.

Annual Sales: $254 million

($248.4 million)

Employees: 80

Founded: 1983

Web site: www.gonelco.com

21. Sysco Food Services-West Coast FL Inc. (Manatee)

Full-line marketer and distributor of food, non-food and related items to restaurants, hospitals, hotels, cruise ships and all mass feeding institutions

Chief Executive: Carl S. Cannova

Annual Sales: Estimated, $250 million

(Estimated, $230 million)

Employees: Estimated, 620

Founded: 1995

Web site: www.syscowcf.com

Stock Symbol: NASDAQ: SYY

22. PGT Industries

Manufactures custom windows, doors and patio rooms

Chief Executive: Randy White

Annual Sales: $223 million

($161 million)

Employees: 1,800-plus

Founded: 1980

Web site: www.pgtindustries.com

Has facilities in Venice and in Lexington, N.C.

23. Administrative Concepts Corp. (Manatee)

Employee administration

Chief Executive: George E. Bushong

Annual Sales: $221.6 million

($157.4 million)

Employees: 11,671

Founded: 1995

Web site: www.accpeo.com

Ranked among the top 200 privately held companies, the top 75 women-owned companies and the top 25 fastest-growing companies in Florida.

24. Alert Fire Sprinklers

Fire sprinkler systems and installations

President: Ward Luther III

Annual Sales: Estimated, $200 million

Employees: Estimated, 39

Founded: 1988

25. DooleyMack Constructors, Inc.

Construction managers, general contractors, design/builders, master planning, site acquisition and cost estimator

Chief Operating Officer: Joseph R. Vislay

Annual Sales: $180 million

($180 million)

Employees: 200

Founded: 1977

Web site: www.dooleymack.com

Recent achievements include the 2003 Associated Builders and Contractors Excellence in Construction award from the Advanced Technology Center in Daytona Beach for the construction of?? the Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa Westshore and South Florida Community College Dental Health.

26. Global Signal, Inc.

A real estate investment trust that owns, leases and operates wireless communication towers

Director: David Abrams

Annual Sales: Estimated, $168.8 million

Employees: Estimated 180, 150 in Sarasota

Founded: 2003 as Global Signal

Stock Symbol: NYSE: GSL

Formerly Pinnacle Holdings. As of March, Global owned more than 2,000 towers and 251 sites located primarily in the Southeastern and mid-Atlantic regions.

27. W.G. Mills, Inc. (Manatee)

Construction manager and general contractor

Chief Executives: Walter G. Mills and Lemuel Sharp III

Annual Sales: $165 million

($131.1 million)

Employees: 155

Founded: 1972

Web site: www.wgmills.com

Five regional offices throughout Florida, including corporate headquarters in Sarasota, Clearwater, Fort Myers, Palm Beach Gardens and Jacksonville.

28. Wellcraft Marine Corp. (Manatee)

Manufactures fiberglass boats under the brand names Wellcraft, Aquasport and Hydra-Sports

Chief Executive: Dean Samuelson

Annual Sales: $148 million

($126 million)

Employees: 653

Founded: 1955

Web site: www.wellcraft.com

For the past 19 years, Wellcraft has been a sponsor of the Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix; for the past three years, has been a supporter of the Physically Challenged Fishing Tournament with the Wal-Mart/Wellcraft pro-angler fishing teams.

29. Pacific Tomato Growers, Ltd. (Manatee)

Grower, packer and shipper of fresh market fruits and vegetables

Chief Executive: Joseph Esformes

Annual Sales: $136 million

($124.3 million)

Employees: Estimated, 125

Founded: 1982

Web site: www.sunripeproduce.com

30. Homes by Towne (Manatee)

Builds single-family homes, multifamily homes and commercial

Chief Executive: Kitt Kearney

Annual Sales: Estimated, $135 million

($83.5 million)

Employees: 75

Founded: 1949

Web site: www.homesbytowne.com

Earned best customer satisfaction ratings for three years in a row at Lakewood Ranch; won an Aurora award for its Monarch V, Osprey II and Raleigh IV models.

31. Correctional Services Corp.

Develops and manages privatized correctional and detention facilities in the U.S.

Chief Executive: James F. Slattery

Annual Sales: Estimated, $134.1 million

($160.4 million)

Employees: Estimated, 3,000

Founded: 1989

Web site: www.correctionalservices.com

Stock Symbol: NASDAQ: CSCQ

32. Foreign Trade Marketing

Consumer product exporter and importer

Chief Executive: Irwin Tobocman

Annual Sales: $110 million

($110 million)

Employees: 40

Founded: 1975

Web site: www.kelly2.com/ftm

33. Neal Communities, Neal Custom Homes (Manatee)

Land developer and home builder

Chief Executive: Patrick K. Neal

Annual Sales: $110 million

($66 million)

Employees: 196

Founded: 1970

Web site: www.nealcustomhomes.com

Major projects include University Park (named best master planned community in America), Perico Bay Club, Wild Oak Bay, three new communities at Lakewood Ranch, three more at University Place; winner of 31 Aurora Awards from Southeast Builders Conference.

34. Lee Wetherington Companies

Home builder, developer, pool builder

Chief Executive: Lee Wetherington

Annual Sales: $108.6 million

($71.3 million)

Employees: 83

Founded: 1981

Web site: www.lwhomes.com

Recognized as "America's Best Builder" by National Association of Home Builders and Builder Magazine. Recipient of the Corporate Philanthropist of the Year award, the 2004 Alex Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award and the Hearthstone Builder Lifetime Public Service award.

35. Dental Care Alliance

Provides dental management and consulting services to 80 dental practices in seven states

Chief Executive: Dr. Steven R. Matzkin

Annual Sales: $108 million

($100 million)

Employees: 82 locally; 1,032 throughout eastern U.S.

Founded: 1992

Web site: www.dentalcarealliance.com

36. Bruce Williams Homes (Manatee)

Home builder and developer

Chief Executive: Britt Williams

Annual Sales: $105 million

($73 million)

Employees: 82

Founded: 1969

Web site: www.bwhomes.coms

Ranked 15th in the top 25 of the fastest-growing companies and 65th largest business in the Tampa Bay region by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. Ranked in the top 25 home builders, the top 100 Tampa Bay businesses and the top 200 privately held companies by Gulf Coast Business Journal. Winner of over 200 Parade of Homes awards. The Bradenton Herald 2003 and 2004 readers' preference winner for best home builder.

$50-99 Million-Plus

37. JCI Jones Chemicals, Inc.

Manufactures and distributes water treatment and industrial chemicals

Chief Executive: Jeffrey W. Jones

Annual Sales: $99 million

($96 million)

Employees: 400

Founded: 1930

Web site: www.jcichemicals.com

Twelve factories located throughout the U.S.; in 2004, received seven safety awards from the Chlorine Institute for operating without incident for 50,000 or more hours. Moved in September 2004 from the Quay to the Northern Trust building.

38. Sun Hydraulics

Designs and manufactures hydraulic cartridge valves and manifolds

Chief Executive: Allen Carlson

Annual Sales: $90 million

($65 million)

Employees: 700

Founded: 1970

Web site: www.sunhydraulics.com

Stock Symbol: NASDAQ: SNHY

Facilities in Sarasota and Manatee; other facilities located in U.K., Germany, South Korea and China.

39. Hoveround Corporation

Manufacturers, distributes and retails power wheelchairs and scooters

Chief Executive: Thomas E. Kruse

Annual Sales: $85 million-plus

($70 million-plus)

Employees: 472

Founded: 1992

Web site: www.hoveround.com

Accredited member of Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO); ISO 9001:2000 certified organization.

40. Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

Anheuser-Busch and Corona portfolio beer distributor for Sarasota and Manatee counties

Chief Executive: John W. Saputo

Annual Sales: $82 million

($76 million)

Employees: 145

Founded: 1996

Web site: www.abwslr.com/goldcoasteagle

Enjoys a nearly 69 percent market share with 1,400 retail accounts; supports more than 300 charitable events; received "Wholesaler of the Year" award for Florida from Anheuser-Busch.

41. Ajax Paving Industries, Inc.

Road construction and paving

President: Michael A. Horan

Annual Sales: $80 million

($78 million)

Employees: 220

Founded: 1951

Web site: www.ajaxpaving.com

42. John Cannon Homes, Inc.

Custom home builder

Chief Executive: Dave Snyder

Annual Sales: $75 million

($51 million)

Employees: 75

Founded: 1987

Web site: www.johncannonhomes.com

Readers' Choice Award from Sarasota Herald-Tribune for 13 consecutive years. Named to Professional Builder magazine's list of the "101 Best Companies to Work for in the Residential Construction Industry" for last two years. Currently building in Amberwynd of Snead Island, Lakewood Ranch, Silver Oak on Palmer Ranch, The Hammocks and Mira Bay.

43. L-3 Communications, Aviation Recorders

World's leading manufacturer of solid state cockpit voice, flight data and maritime voyage recorders, cabin surveillance systems, automatic identification systems and digital selective calling VHF radios for commercial, civil and military applications

President: Bruce Coffey

Annual Sales: Estimated, $70 million

(Estimated, $70 million)

Employees: 200

Founded: 1958

Web site: www.L-3com.com

Stock Symbol: NASDAQ: LLL

Has acquired substantially all of the assets of Flight Systems Engineering.

44. Signs Now Corporation (Manatee)

Franchise sales of professional graphic solutions sign companies

Chief Executive: Mike Etchieson

Annual Sales: $68 million

($68 million)

Employees: 41 locally; 1,400 nationwide

Founded: 1983

Web site: www.signsnow.com

45. Gettel Automotive (Manatee)

New and used automobiles, retail and auto repair

President: James Gettel

Annual Sales: Estimated, $62 million

Employees: Estimated, 145

Founded: 1979

Web site: http://getteltoyota.com

46. Michael Saunders & Company

Full-service, licensed real estate brokerage offering residential, commercial, new homes, mortgage and title service

Chief Executive: Michael Saunders

Annual Sales: $61.6 million

($44.6 million)

Employees: 131 employees; 446 agents

Founded: 1976

Web site: www.michaelsaunders.com

Ranked first in the Sarasota market by sales volume and 57th in closed sales volume nationally by Real Trends 500. Ranked 121st nationwide for number of transactions. Is an affiliate of Christie's Great Estates and the Board of Regents, RELO Relocation Network, Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate and The Realty Alliance. In 2004, CEO Michael Saunders received the statewide Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year award in the real estate and construction category.

47. Prince Contracting Co., Inc. (Manatee)

General contractor and site development, including complete infrastructure, utilities, land clearing, highways, roads and golf course construction

Chief Executive: Chester W. Prince

President and COO: James B. Walker

Annual Sales: $61 million

($46 million)

Employees: 350

Founded: 1983

Web site: www.princeinc.com

48. Waterford Companies

Home builder, land development, commercial and industrial development

Chief Executive: Michael W. Miller

Annual Sales: $60 million

($50 million)

Employees: 100

Founded: 1987

Web site: www.waterfordcompanies.com, www.waterfrontvenice.com

49. Sarasota Kennel Club

Dog track

Chief Executives: Jack Collins Sr. and Jack Collins Jr.

Annual Sales: $56.5 million

($54 million)

Employees: 219

Founded: 1944

Web site: www.sarasotakennelclub.com

Gives more than $50,000 to local charities every year.

50. Eaton Aerospace (Manatee)

Electrical power and load management systems for aerospace applications

Plant Manager: Matt Taylor

Annual Sales: Estimated, $56 million

($50 million)

Employees: Estimated, 340

Founded: 1893; 1978 in Manatee

Web site: www.eaton.com

Stock Symbol: NASDAQ: ETN

51. Kraft Construction Company, Inc.

Management firm specializing in high-rise condominiums, education, medical, government and commercial construction

Chief Executive: F. Fred Pezeshkan

Annual Sales: $53.1 million

$8.9 million

Employees: 40

Founded: 1968

Web site: www.kraftconstruction.com

Currently constructing The Plaza at Five Points.

52. R.E. Crawford Construction

General contractor

Chief Executives: Robert E. Crawford and Jeffrey T. Smith

Annual Sales: $52.3 million

($46.5 million)

Employees: 100

Founded: 1979

Web site: www.recrawford.com

Ranked No. 30 among national retail contractors by Retail Construction magazine.

53. C & D Fruit & Vegetable Co. (Manatee)

Grower, packer, shipper of fresh fruits and vegetables

Chief Executive: Thomas O'Brien

Annual Sales: $51 million

($45.5 million)

Employees: 78

Founded: 1971

Web site: www.cdveg.com

Member of Red Book, Blue Book and Gold Circle produce marketing.

54. Scott Paint Company

Manufactures, wholesales and retails paints and coatings

President: Doug Ramer

Annual Sales: Estimated, $50 million-plus

(Estimated, $50 million-plus)

Employees: Estimated, 160

Founded: 1965

Web site: www.scottpaint.com

55. Outsource America, Inc. (Manatee)

Data processing service

President: Richard Lane

Annual Sales: Estimated, $50 million

Employees: Estimated, 225

Founded: 1972

$30-49 Million-Plus

56. First Watch Restaurants

Breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant

Chief Executive: Kenneth L. Pendery Jr.

Annual Sales: $48 million

($45 million)

Employees: 1,250

Founded: 1983

Web site: www.firstwatch.com

First Watch operates more than 50 restaurants in eight states.

57. Florikan E.S.A.

Environmentally safe agricultural, horticultural and home-gardening products

Chief Executives: Ed and Betty Rosenthal

Annual Sales: Estimated, $48 million

(Estimated, $46 million)

Employees: 50

Founded: 1982

Web site: www.plantadvice.com

Winner of Excellence in Industry award for Sarasota County in 2001; winner of the Florida Governor's award for Most Innovative New Product of 2002 and runner-up for Gulf Coast Business Entrepreneur of the Year 2003. Winner of the National Society of Professional Engineers' most innovative product in the U.S. 2004; winner of the American Nursery Landscaping Association's National Allied Association award 2004.

58. Comdial Corporation

Develops and markets advanced business phone systems, voice over IP (VolP), voice processing, unified messaging and computer telephone integration solutions for small- to mid-sized offices

Chief Executive: Nickolas A. Branica

Annual Sales: Estimated, $47.9 million

($51.7 million)

Employees: Estimated, 150

Founded: 1982

Web site: www.comdial.com

Stock Symbol: OTC: CMDZ

59. Teltronics, Inc. (Manatee)

Manufactures digital switching systems, including VOIP, 911 emergency response systems, software, hardware to monitor data/voice communications and customer management systems

Chief Executive: Ewen R. Cameron

Annual Sales: $46.9 million

($54.4 million)

Employees: 220

Founded: 1969

Web site: www.teltronics.com

Stock Symbol: OTCBB: TELT

Named to the Tampa Bay Technology Fast 50 for 1998, 2000 and 2002. Recognized by the Manatee County Economic Development Council as Industry of the Year in 2001 for technology achievement and in 2003 for workforce initiatives. Named one of the top 50 businesses in the area. Member of the Manatee and Sarasota chambers of commerce.

60. Swanson Services Corp.

Commissary services for correctional facilities, convenience stores and retail

Chief Executive: Charles L. Swanson Jr.

Annual Sales: Estimated, $46.1 million

(Estimated, $45.5 million)

Employees: Estimated, 300

Founded: 1991

Web site: www.swansons.net

61. Crest Cadillac Co., Inc.

New and used automobiles, retail

President: Robert Geyer

Annual Sales: Estimated, $46 million

Employees: Estimated, 85

Founded: 1988

62. Englewood Community Hospital

Hospital

Chief Executive: Robert C. Meade

Annual Sales: $45 million

($41 million)

Employees: 350

Founded: 1985

Web site: www.englewoodcommunityhospital.com

The only hospital in southwest Florida to have a nationally accredited chest pain center.

63. Trilectron Industries, Inc. (an ITW company) (Manatee)

Manufactures a broad line of aircraft ground support equipment for corporate business jets and turbo-props to regional and commercial airlines

President: Dan Downey

Annual Sales: Estimated, $42 million-plus

(Estimated, $41 million)

Employees: Estimated, 100

Founded: 1970

Web site: www.trilectron.com

64. Pruett Builders, Inc.

Design/build custom home builder specializing in the luxury residential market from $700,000 up

Chief Executive: Brian J. Pruett

Annual Sales: $42 million

($19 million)

Employees: 29

Founded: 1977

Web site: www.pruettbuilders.com

Won a "Best in American Living Award" for Best Home Design; won four "National Energy Value" gold medals for energy efficiency; has won 31 Aurora Awards from the Southeast Builders Conference; builder of the American Lung Association Health House of Florida. Named "Best of the Best" by the Southeast Builders Association.

65. American Marine Holdings, Inc. (Manatee)

Parent company to Donzi Marine and Pro-Line Boats

Chief Executive: Lee Kimmell

Annual Sales: Estimated, $41.9 million

($100 million-plus)

Employees: Estimated, 450

Founded: 1963

Web site: www.donzimarine.com, www.pro-lineboats.com

66. Darby Automotive, Inc.

New and used automobiles, retail and auto repair

Chief Executive: C.C. Darby III

Annual Sales: Estimated, $41.8 million

Employees: Estimated, 150

Founded: 1954

67. Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota

Rehabilitation hospital providing comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services

Chief Executive: Margaret A. Holloway

Annual Sales: Estimated, $40.7 million

($39 million)

Employees: 345

Founded: 1986

Web site: www.healthsouth.com

Stock Symbol: OTC: HLSH

The only freestanding rehabilitation hospital on Florida's west coast with three outpatient therapy centers.

68. Carter Grandle (Manatee)

Manufactures casual furniture, replacement cushions and umbrellas

Chief Executive: Webb G. Carter

Annual Sales: Estimated, $40 million

(Estimated, $40 million)

Employees: 250

Founded: 1988

Web site: www.cartergrandle.com

69. Chris-Craft Corporation

Manufacturer and marketer of premium boats and yachts

Chief Executive: Stephen F. Meese

Annual Sales: $40 million

($30 million)

Employees: 250

Founded: 1874 (incorporated 2001)

Web site: www.chriscraft.com

70. Kellogg & Kimsey, Inc.

General contractors/construction managers

Chief Executive: Philip A. Kellogg

Annual Sales: $40 million

($40 million)

Employees: 40

Founded: 1986

Web site: www.kelloggkimsey.com

Local projects include both the Beach Club and the Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota; Sam Snead's Tavern; Fleming's Steakhouse; and several multifamily buildings including San Marco condominiums, national commercial clients like Barnes and Noble, Best Buy and Outback Steakhouse. Active supporter of the YMCA Renaissance Ranch.

71. M. Pete McNabb, Inc.

Franchised home builder for Arthur Rutenberg Homes

Chief Executive: Pete McNabb

Annual Sales: $40 million

($37 million)

Employees: 58

Founded: 1986

Web site: www.arhomes.com

Recipient of Arthur Rutenberg Homes' 2004 Gold Cup Award for highest customer satisfaction.

72. Westra Construction Corp. (Manatee)

Underground water and sewer utility contractor, wastewater treatment plants

Chief Executive: Kenneth Beukema

Annual Sales: $40 million

($57.4 million)

Employees: 230

Founded: 1977

73. Woodruff & Sons, Inc. (Manatee)

Underground utility construction

President: Roy J. Woodruff

Annual Sales: $39.8 million

($46.6 million)

Employees: Estimated, 250

Founded: 1925

Web site: ww.woodruffandsons.com

74. Forest Products Supply, Inc.

Manufactures architectural mill work, trusses, pre-hung door products supplier, lumber-related building materials, windows and hollow metal doors

COO: Larry Smart

Annual Sales: Estimated, $39.7 million

(Estimated, $43 million)

Employees: Estimated, 300

Founded: 1974

Web site: www.forest-products.com

75. Southern Agricultural Insecticides (Manatee)

Formulates and distributes lawn and garden and agricultural chemicals

President: John R. Diem

Annual Sales: Estimated, $38.2 million

($36.8 million)

Employees: Estimated, 80

Founded: 1947

Web site: www.southernag.com

76. Zirkelbach Construction (Manatee)

General contractors, engineers, design and build

Chief Executive: Alan Zirkelbach

Annual Sales: $37.8 million

($31.2 million)

Employees: 46

Founded: 1997

Web site: www.zirkelbach.com

77. Kimal Lumber Co.

Door manufacturer and retailer of building materials and trusses

Chief Executive: Al E. Bavry

Annual Sales: $37.5 million

($33.5 million)

Employees: 190

Founded: 1981

Web site: www.kimallumber.com

Built new engineered products division on property off River Road in 40,000-square-foot expansion.

78. Charter One Hotels and Resorts, Inc.

Hotel management company

Chief Executives: John W. Balliett and Jim Popielinski

Annual Sales: $37.2 million

($36.4 million)

Employees: 825

Founded: 1981

Web site: www.charteronehotels.com

79. Mike Carter Construction (Manatee)

Design/build firm and commercial construction

Chief Executive: Mike Carter

Annual Sales: Estimated, $35.4 million

($45 million)

Employees: Estimated, 50

Founded: 1977

Web site: www.carterconst.com

80. Re/Max Properties

Full-service real estate company

Chief Executive: Peter Crowley

Annual Sales: Estimated, $35.2 million (commissions, rite?)

($26.1 million)

Employees: 310 associates, 24 employees

Founded: 1989

Web site: www.homes-fl.com

Family owned and managed, serving Englewood to Parrish, this is the No. 1 Re/Max sales office in Florida for the past 12 years and the largest individual office in the world.

81. McIntyre Elwell & Strammer General Contractors, Inc.

Commercial building specialists

Chief Executive: John A. McIntyre

Annual Sales: Estimated, $35 million

($35 million)

Employees: 75

Founded: 1987

Builds churches, elderly housing, offices, schools, manufacturing and retail throughout Florida.

82. DeSears Appliance & Home Entertainment (Manatee)

Retail appliances, electronics, furniture, mattresses, home accessories

Chief Executive: John L. Rice

Annual Sales: $35 million

($25.4 million)

Employees: 120

Founded: 1947

Web site: www.desears.com

83. Ned Davis Research Group

Provides global investment research commentary, charts, ranking systems and consulting services to institutional investors in more than 30 countries and is the sub-advisor to the Ned Davis Asset Allocation Fund

Chief Executive: Ned Davis

Annual Sales: $34.5 million

($30 million)

Employees: 80

Founded: 1980

Web site: www.ndr.com

Company officers are frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Barron's and CNBC, and have authored The Research Driven Investor, published by McGraw-Hill, Inc., Being Right or Making Money, and The Triumph of Contrarian Investing published by McGraw-Hill.

84. Sandcastles of Sarasota/ML Collingwood

Builders and developers of upscale homes

Chief Executives: Margo Bohaty and Phil Chmieleski

Annual Sales: $33 million

($43 million)

Employees: 14

Founded: 1990

Web site: www.mlcollingwood.com and www.sandcastlesofsarasota.com

Sandcastles and ML Collingwood merged in October 2004.

85. Halfacre Construction Co.

Design/build, construction management and general contracting

Chief Executive: John J. Cox III

Annual Sales: $32 million

($28 million)

Employees: 30

Founded: 1970

Web site: www.halfacreconstruction.com

86. Unisource Administrators, Inc.

Workers compensation insurance pr

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