The List: South Florida Fast 50

One of the South Florida Business Journal’s most interesting lists is the Fast 50. Not only do you get twice as much information as our usual Top 25 lists, but it also offers a variety of companies and industries, and is a bit of a success story for those represented. The list of the region’s 50 fastest-growing companies is ranked by one-year percentage growth.

The companies on the list come from all industries, including real estate development, manufacturing, technology, health care and retail. Most are private companies, but there are several public companies on the list, as well. The sizes of the companies on this list are also varied widely, with annual revenue ranging from $1 million to $19 billion, and have staffs with as few as five people to as many as 2,000.

But, these companies also have some important things in common: They’re all headquartered in South Florida, they’ve all been in business at least three years, and they all generated at least $1 million in revenue in 2010. Most importantly, they all showed significant revenue growth between 2009-2010. Each company on the list increased its revenue by more than 25 percent over the one-year period. More than half of them saw an increase of more than 50 percent, and the top five companies on the list had revenue jumps in the triple digits.

1. BrokersWeb
Matias de Tezanos, CEO

2. Invenstar LLC
Sam Zietz, President/CEO

3. Mughal & Associates
Tina Mughal and Ameer Mughal, Owners

4. Fresh Diet
Zalmi Duchman, CEO

5. OmniPoint
Keith Diego and Derek Shipes, Partners

6. First Equity Mortgage Bankers
Daniel Rodriguez, President

7. R2 Unified Technologies
Jamie Doherty, President and CTO

8. Arellano Construction Co.
Agustin R. Arellano, President

9. World Fuel Services Corp.
Paul H. Stebbins, Chairman and CEO

10. Brightstar Corp.
R. Marcelo Claure, Chairman and CEO

11. BFC Financial Corp.
Alan B. Levan, Chairman of the Board, CEO and President

12. República
Jorge A. Plasencia, Chairman & CEO

13. Cohen Freedman Encinosa & Associates – Architects PA
Lawrence B. Freedman, Partner

14. Mosaic Business Solutions dba Ultra Laser Imaging Supplies
Grant Sadowski, CEO

15. Centerline Homes
Craig Perry, CEO

Benzion “Benny” Aboud, CEO

17. TekPartners/MedPartners HIM
Harris Katz, CEO & Co-founder

18. Sawgrass Ford
David Menten, President

19. Seacor Holdings
Charles L. Fabrikant, Executive Chairman

20. Patriot Risk Management
Steve Mariano, Chairman, President and CEO

21. The Related Group
Jorge Perez, Chairman and CEO

22. Precision Metal Industries
Gregory Wilson, President/Majority Owner

23. AutoInfo/Sunteck Transport Group
Harry Wachtel, President & CEO

24. Medica HealthCare Plans
Rafael P. Perez, CEO

25. Chetu
Joe Maltese, Director of Global Sales – Kiosk, Gaming & Entertainment

26. Steven Douglas Associates
Matt Shore, President

27. Mack, Mack & Waltz Insurance Group
Jay E. Mack, CEO

28. Fanjul Corp.
Alfonso Fanjul, Chairman and CEO

29. Trivest Partners LP
Troy D. Templeton, Managing Partner

30. Worldmedia Interactive
Andrew Stewart, Executive VP/Partner

31. MasTec
Jose R. Mas, President & CEO

32. Watsco
Albert H. Nahmad, Chairman, President & CEO

33. KPA Promotions
William Brasmar, President

34. The Hackett Group
Ted Fernandez, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO

35. Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza
Anthony Bruno, Founder

36. Summit Financial Services Group
Marshall Leeds, Chairman and CEO

37. Blue Interactive Agency
Peter Brooke, CEO

38. WMPH Vacations
Uf Tukel, Co-President & Founder

39. Rick Case Enterprises
Rick Case, Chairman/CEO

40. Intergi Entertainment
Steven Berger, COO

41. ABC Telecom
Randy Simon, CEO

42. Auxis
Raul Vega, CEO

43. Gulf Building LLC
John J. Scherer, President

44. Vector Group
Howard M. Lorber, President & CEO

45. Express Travel
Olga M. Ramudo, President & CEO

46. Fish Consulting
Lorne M. Fisher, CEO/Managing Partner

47. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services
Richard Lampen, President/CEO

48. Solo Printing
Manuel Hernandez, President/Founder

49. Preferred Care Partners
Joseph L. Caruncho, CEO

Matt Kuttler, Co-founder

Source: South Florida Business Journal, Amy Limbert