Florida State University celebrates 2020 Seminole 100

Owners of the 2020 Seminole 100 fastest-growing businesses. (Photo by Colin Hackley)
Owners of the 2020 Seminole 100 fastest-growing businesses. (Photo by Colin Hackley)

Florida State University unveiled its 2020 Seminole 100 list Saturday during a ceremony hosted by the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship, part of the FSU College of Business. The list recognizes 100 of the fastest-growing businesses owned or led by FSU alumni and includes a wide range of businesses across the country. More than 70 businesses are located in Florida.

FSU recognized the No. 1 business – Clothes Bin ®, by honoring Nick Boariu, co-founder and chief operating officer of the national textile recycling franchise based in Davie, Florida. Sally McRorie, FSU provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, presented the top award to Boariu, a 2002 marketing graduate, at the third annual event held at the University Center Club in Doak Campbell Stadium.

From left: Randy Blass, executive director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship; Nick Boariu, founder, Clothes Bin; Melissa Roberts, managing director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship; and Sally McRorie, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. (Photo by Colin Hackley)
From left: Randy Blass, executive director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship; Nick Boariu, founder, Clothes Bin; Melissa Roberts, managing director of the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship; and Sally McRorie, provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs. (Photo by Colin Hackley)

“We are proud to honor Florida State alumni who are creating and growing amazing companies around the country,” said Melissa Roberts, managing director of the Jim Moran Institute. “This year’s honorees provided jobs for more than 5,900 people and generated almost $1.6 billion in revenue. Their success is a testament to the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit fostered by the faculty and staff at FSU.”

EY, Seminole 100 financial partner, verified the information from each company and ranked the businesses based on a compound annual growth rate.

The 2020 Seminole 100 list of fastest-growing businesses includes:

1.        Clothes Bin, Davie, FL

2.        Platform Surfaces, Bensenville, IL

3.        SimpleNexus, Lehi, UT*

4.        Goodwipes, Atlanta, GA

5.        Boomerang Transportation, LLC, Tampa, FL*

6.        The Nieves Law Firm, APC, Oakland, CA

7.        Boudreaux Design Studio, Miami, FL

8.        30A Beach Service, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

9.        The Oaks Apparel Company, LLC, Dothan, AL

10.      Walk West, Raleigh, NC

11.      Social Catering & Events, Tallahassee, FL*

12.      Visiture, Charleston, SC*

13.      Kinloch Partners, Kennesaw, GA

14.      Ramsey & Walker, LLC, Navarre, FL

15.      Frederick | Ganderton, LLP, Greenwood Village, CO

16.      Practice42, Tallahassee, FL

17.      Oasys International Corporation, Fairfax, VA*

18.      Taylor Financial, Tampa, FL*

19.      Opes Real Estate Group, Miami Beach, FL

20.      A-LIGN, Tampa, FL*

21.      Blue Air Training, Las Vegas, NV*

22.      Building Block Resolutions, Marina Del Rey, CA

23.      AgileThought, Tampa, FL*

24.      GMF Steel Group, Lakeland, FL*

25.      Imaginuity, Dallas, TX

26.      Crown Asset Management, LLC, Duluth, GA

27.      Lucky Goat Coffee Co., LLC, Tallahassee, FL*

28.      Ardent Eagle Solutions, Tampa, FL*

29.      Cureton Johnson & Associates, LLC, Tallahassee, FL

30.      Peterson Foods, LLC, Marietta, GA*

31.      Resonant Sciences, Dayton, OH*

32.      TSI Legal, Tampa, FL

33.      Diverse Computing, Inc., Tallahassee, FL*

34.      Canopy Road Café, Tallahassee, FL

35.      ReliaQuest, Tampa, FL*

36.      MGT of America Consulting, LLC, Tampa, FL

37.      Aaron Rich Marketing, Panama City, FL

38.      Orlando Project Controls, LLC, Lake Mary, FL*

39.      TNGI, LLC, Winter Park, FL

40.      TopCat Markets, Inc., Sylva, NC*

41.      360 Advanced, Inc., St. Petersburg, FL

42.      Top Tier, Fort Lauderdale, FL*

43.      PLAY, LLC, Smyrna, GA

44.      Kupanda Capital, LLC, Washington, D.C.*

45.      Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Meadows Mountain Realty, Highlands, NC

46.      All Seasons Wealth, Tampa, FL*

47.      HomeCare Connect, LLC, Winter Park, FL*

48.      Paul Consulting Group, Tallahassee, FL*

49.      MCCi, Tallahassee, FL*

50.      Synergy Settlement Services, Orlando, FL*

51.      Owenby Law, P.A., Orange Park, FL*

52.      Imperial Fence Supply, LLC, East Point, GA

53.      Allied Instructional Services, LLC, Ashland, VA*

54.      Prime Meridian Bank, Tallahassee, FL*

55.      PRA Business Events New Orleans, New Orleans, LA*

56.      PremierMED Family and Sports Medicine, Ocoee, FL*

57.      Legacy Insurance Associates Unlimited, Inc., Boca Raton, FL

58.      Advanta IRA, Largo, FL

59.      Taylor White Specialized Staffing Services, Inc., Tampa, FL*

60.      Jeff Kottkamp, P.A., Tallahassee, FL

61.      Craig Dewhurst Agency, Inc., St. Augustine, FL

62.      Kaye Kendrick Enterprises, LLC, Tallahassee, FL

63.      ROI Healthcare Solutions, LLC, Atlanta, GA*

64.      Veteran Energy, Gainesville, FL*

65.      Information & Computing Services, Inc., Jacksonville, FL*

66.      Dale’s Southern Grill, Inc., Birmingham, AL

67.      Physical Equilibrium, LLC, New York, NY

68.      Cortes Hodz Family Law & Mediation, P.A., Tampa, FL

69.      LandSouth Construction, LLC, Jacksonville, FL*

70.      Moisand Fitzgerald Tamayo, LLC, Orlando, FL*

71.      Southwest Georgia Oil Company, Bainbridge, GA*

72.      ProFi Facilities Maintenance, Fort Lauderdale, FL

73.      Harvard and Associates, CPA, P.A., Tallahassee, FL*

74.      Beck Partners, Pensacola, FL

75.      Tal Search Group, Inc., Tallahassee, FL*

76.      The Mortgage Firm, Altamonte Springs, FL*

77.      Deep Blue Yacht Supply, Inc., Davie, FL*

78.      Premiere Computer Solutions, Tallahassee, FL*

79.      Global Sales, Gibsonton, FL*

80.      Downs & St. Germain Research, Tallahassee, FL

81.      PlayBig Therapy and Recreation Zone, LLC, Tallahassee, FL*

82.      Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC, Pensacola, FL*

83.      ReEmployAbility, Tampa, FL*

84.      Moore, Inc., Tallahassee, FL

85.      The Concrete Yedi, Inc., Tallahassee, FL

86.      Lincoln Lending Group, Tampa, FL

87.      Insurance Services of Central Florida, Inc., Ocoee, FL

88.      J.B. Shepherd & Company, Inc., Plant City, FL

89.      Weatherford Capital Management, LLC, Tampa, FL

90.      Who Dey Prints & Embroidery, Panama City, FL

91.      Partners in Association Management, Tallahassee, FL*

92.      Innovations Federal Credit Union, Panama City Beach, FL

93.      Fiore Communications, Tallahassee, FL*

94.      C&C Insurance, Pembroke Pines, FL

95.      Financial & Retirement Strategies, Inc., Clearwater, FL

96.      Barksdale Custom Pools, Inc., Crawfordville, FL

97.      Convergence Consulting Group, Inc., Tampa, FL*

98.      Jim Flores, LLC, Austin, TX

99.      Rambana & Ricci, PLLC, Tallahassee, FL*

100.    Tallahassee Financial Advisors, Tallahassee, FL


An asterisk indicates companies previously named to the Seminole 100.

To qualify for the Seminole 100, a company must have been in operation for at least three years and have been owned or led by an FSU graduate during that timeframe.

To learn more about the Seminole 100, visit www.seminole100.fsu.edu.

About the Jim Moran Institute
The Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship cultivates, trains and inspires entrepreneurial leaders through world-class executive education, applied training, public recognition and leading-edge research.

Jim Moran was an automotive pioneer and an entrepreneur at heart, who at the age of 7, sold soda pop at sandlot baseball diamonds in Chicago. With a career that spanned more than six decades, he built an amazing chronicle of achievements in the automobile industry.

His vision for the Jim Moran Institute was to provide opportunities that would help others become more successful business owners. A 1995 contribution from Jim and Jan Moran and JM Family Enterprises established the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship at the Florida State University College of Business. Since 2011, further enhancements to the Jim Moran Institute and its outreach have been made possible by Jan Moran and The Jim Moran Foundation.

For more information, visit www.JimMoranInstitute.fsu.edu.

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