Florida State University unveiled its 2021 Seminole 100 list Thursday evening during a virtual 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. Seventy of the businesses are located in Florida.
The fourth annual event concluded with the recognition of the No. 1 business — Southern Spear Ironworks, LLC, and honoree Sean Compton, owner, president and CEO of the full-service, structural steel shop based in Chattanooga, Tenn. John Thrasher, president of Florida State University, presented the top award to Compton, a 2008 real estate graduate, during the virtual event.
“Entrepreneurship has the power to shape our communities and fuel our economy,” said Melissa Roberts, managing director of the Jim Moran Institute. “We are proud to recognize the 2021 Seminole 100 honorees and commend them for their determination to achieve growth, innovation and prosperity. We look forward to seeing continued success from these elite FSU alumni.”
Ernst and Young (EY), a Seminole 100 financial partner, verified the information from each company and ranked the businesses based on a compound annual growth rate.
The 2021 Seminole 100 list of fastest-growing businesses includes:
- Southern Spear Ironworks, LLC, Chattanooga, Tenn.
- Eat Fresco, Tampa, Fla.
- Coalition Recovery, Bradenton, Fla.
- Talentric, Marietta, Ga.
- Kinloch Partners, Brentwood, Tenn.*
- BRCK, Nairobi, Kenya
- Visiture, LLC, Charleston, S.C.*
- SimpleNexus, Lehi, Utah*
- Select Shades, LLC, Chamblee, Ga.
- Digital Resource, West Palm Beach, Fla.
- Resonant Sciences, Dayton, Ohio*
- Taylor Financial, Tampa, Fla.*
- Baldwin Risk Partners, Tampa, Fla.
- The Oaks Apparel Company, LLC, Dothan, Ala.*
- Oasys International Corporation, Fairfax, Va.*
- Platform Surfaces, Bensenville, Ill.*
- 30A Beach Service, Santa Rosa Beach, Fla.*
- Goodwipes, Atlanta, Ga.*
- Landmark Tax Group, Irvine, Calif.
- Ardent Eagle Solutions, Tampa, Fla.*
- J. David Tax Law, Jacksonville, Fla.
- Chisholm Law Firm, PLLC, Ocoee, Fla.
- ReliaQuest, Tampa, Fla.*
- A-LIGN, Tampa, Fla.*
- Social Catering and Events, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Crown Asset Management, LLC, Duluth, Ga.*
- Legacy Insurance Associates Unlimited, Inc., Boca Raton, Fla.*
- EnLight.Energy, Silver Spring, Md.
- Kupanda Capital, Washington, D.C.*
- Ramsey & Walker, LLC, Navarre, Fla.
- TNGI, LLC, Winter Park, Fla.*
- Walk West, Raleigh, N.C.*
- IMS Business, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- The Nieves Law Firm, APC, Oakland, Calif.*
- Practice42, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Financial & Retirement Strategies, Inc., Clearwater, Fla.*
- PRA Business Events New Orleans, New Orleans, La.*
- Marmer Construction, Inc., Sebring, Fla.*
- HomeCare Connect, LLC, Winter Park, Fla*
- Thielen+ Tax and Business Consulting, Tallahassee, Fla.
- Boomerang Transportation, LLC, Tampa, Fla.*
- Synergy Settlement Services, Orlando, Fla.*
- Connect Agency, Jacksonville, Fla.*
- Aaron Rich Marketing, Panama City, Fla.*
- Atlanta Family & Immigration Law Firm, Atlanta, Ga.
- Catalyst Corporate Holdings, LLC, Pensacola, Fla.
- Aerospace Quality Research & Development, Addison, Texas*
- Imagine Media Consulting, Atlanta, Ga.*
- PremierMed, Ocoee, Fla.*
- Ancient City Brewing Company, LLC, St. Augustine, Fla.
- Imaginuity, Dallas, Texas*
- MCCi, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- All Seasons Wealth, Tampa, Fla.*
- 360 Advanced, Inc. St. Petersburg, Fla.*
- Nexus Tech, Tequesta, Fla.
- Lucky Goat Coffee, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- J.B. Shepherd Company, Inc., Plant City, Fla.*
- Spotless Logistics Commercial Cleaning Services, Pensacola, Fla.
- Physical Equilibrium, LLC, New York, N.Y.*
- Florida Environmental and Land Services, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Staff Builders HR, LLC, Lakeland, Fla.
- SimplerBuilt, Inc. Tallahassee, Fla.
- Autumn Beck Blackledge, PLLC, Pensacola, Fla.*
- Otter’s Chicken, Marietta, Ga.*
- Canopy Road Café, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Downs & St. Germain Research, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- RF-SMART, Jacksonville, Fla.*
- Prime Meridian Bank, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Jet Sports Management, LLC, Tampa, Fla.
- Superior Painting, Tallahassee, Fla.
- Advanta IRA, Largo, Fla.*
- CFO Alliance, Tampa, Fla.*
- Premiere Computer Solutions, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Allied Instructional Services, Ashland, Va.*
- Russ Vorhis Insurance Agency, Inc., Orange Park, Fla.
- AgileThought, Tampa, Fla.*
- Jeff Kottkamp, P.A., Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Urban Catalyst Consultants, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Imperial Fence Supply, Eastpoint, Ga.*
- InfusionPlus, Flowood, Miss.
- Owenby Law, P.A., Orange Park, Fla.*
- Assurance Financial, Lafayette, La.*
- Beck Partners Insurance, Pensacola, Fla.*
- McKee Insurance Agency, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Barksdale Custom Pools, Crawfordsville, Fla.*
- Innovations Federal Credit Union, Panama City, Fla.*
- Creative Sign Designs, Tampa, Fla.*
- AVT Simulation, Orlando, Fla.
- Deep Blue Yacht Supply, Davie, Fla.*
- Convergence Consulting Group, Tampa, Fla.*
- PlayBig, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- TOMO Construction, LLC, Sebring, Fla.
- Play, LLC, Smyrna, Ga.*
- Insurance Specialty Group, LLC, Atlanta, Ga.*
- ReEmployAbility, Inc., Tampa, Fla.*
- Killearn Lakes TaeKwonDo, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Tallahassee Financial Advisors, Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Insurance Services of Central Florida, Inc., Ocoee, Fla.*
- Harvard & Associates, CPA, P.A., Tallahassee, Fla.*
- Orlando Project Controls, Lake Mary, Fla.*
An asterisk indicates companies previously named to the Seminole 100.
To qualify for the Seminole 100, a company must have operated for at least three years and generated revenue by Jan. 1, 2017. In addition, the business must have been owned or led by an FSU alumni for three consecutive years prior to applying.
To learn more about Seminole 100 visit seminole100.fsu.edu.
About the Jim Moran Institute for Global Entrepreneurship
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 games 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 jimmoraninstitute.fsu.edu.
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