Honoring the best of the best, 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida Featured

8:00pm EDT June 30, 2013

For 27 years, Ernst & Young has championed the entrepreneurial spirit of men and women pursuing excellence in their businesses, their teams and their communities. Ernst & Young founded the Entrepreneur Of The Year Program to recognize the passion of entrepreneurs and to build an influential and innovative community of peers.

We received more than 1,680 national entries for this year’s program from the country's most deserving entrepreneurs. Their triumphs stand as a testament to the role they play as visionaries and leaders.

In 25 US cities, we are gathering to toast their commitment to succeed. We applaud them for taking risks, breaking ground, opening new markets and fueling job growth.

Let’s celebrate their achievements, their perseverance and their unwavering commitment to winning in the marketplace.

Greg Rosia

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Program Partner

Ernst & Young LLP

 2013 Entrepreneur Of The Year Florida

Distribution & Manufacturing

AWARD RECIPIENT

R. Charles Murray

PPi Technologies Group

FINALIST

Manny Hernandez

George Hernandez Sr.

Solo Printing, Inc.

FINALIST

Crystal Morris

Gator Cases, Inc.

Emerging

AWARD RECIPIENT

Naomi Whittel

Reservage Optics

FINALIST

Michael J. Wright

William “Glenn” Durie

Andre Uribe

Power Grid Engineering, LLC 

FINALIST

Michael Kosloske

Health Insurance Innovations

Family Business

AWARD RECIPIENT

Wayne Johnson

Accuform Manufacturing Inc.

FINALIST

Vanessa Valera Nolte

Diego Valera

Holstein Housewares/Distrivalto

FINALIST

Richard Weissman

The Learning Experience

Financial Services

AWARD RECIPIENT

Trevor Burgess

C1 Bank

FINALIST

Marc Glazer

Business Financial Services

FINALIST

Kenneth E. LaRoe

First Green Bank

Health Care

AWARD RECIPIENT

Mark Montgomery

Axium Healthcare Pharmacy Inc.

FINALIST

Dr. Matt Leavitt

Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery

FINALIST

Dr. Stephen C. Vogt

BioPlus Pharmacy Services Inc.

Hospitality

AWARD RECIPIENT

John Kunkel

50 Eggs, Inc.

FINALIST

John Rivers

4R Restaurant Group

FINALIST

Rick Silva

Checkers Drive-In Restaurants Inc

Retail & Consumer Products

AWARD RECIPIENT

Norbert P. Donelly

Tervis

FINALIST

Mario Murgado

Brickell Motors

FINALIST

Matthew K. Smith

Shoes for Crews, LLC

Services

AWARD RECIPIENT

Philip Anson Jr.

STS Holdings, Inc.

FINALIST

David Hernandez

Alberto Daire

Liberty Power

FINALIST

Michael I. Kaufman

Kaufman Lynn Construction

Technology

AWARD RECIPIENT

Dan Doyle Jr.

DEXImaging

FINALIST

Crystal Culbertson

Crystal Clear Technologies

FINALIST

Paul Demirdjian

Jagged Peak

Judges

Gregory Celestan

Denise E. Dickins, Ph.D.

Michael K. Ferris

Jay Freeland

Mindy Grossman

Steven T. Halverson

Mark A. Llano

Darryl Shaw