Congratulations to our 2019 Industry Appreciation Award recipients and our Centennial Businesses!

NEWS RELEASE

CENTENNIAL BUSINESSES

  • Carter Associates – since 1911

George Simon, John Blum, Patrick Walther

  • DuBose & Sons Jewelers – since 1912

Mike DuBose and daughter-in-law Tonya

  • Peterson Groves – since 1913
  • Indian River Press Journal – since 1919

Adam Neal, Larry Reisman

 COMPANY OF THE YEAR

  • Large – Windsor

Jane Ford, VP of Finance, accepted the award

  • Mid-size – Blue Dog

Ron Dichter, CEO

  • Small – Indian River Home Care

Margot Kornicks, Founder and President

VETERAN-OWNED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

John Michael Matthews Fine Jewelry

John Matthews, President

MINORITY BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Dental Partners of Vero Beach

Dr. Jenna Katz Schwibner, CEO

Leah Schwibner, Marketing Director, accepted the award

ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

Decor Envy

Tiffany Sweeney, President

MANUFACTURER OF THE YEAR

MC Miller

Joe Mekus, President & CEO

Lori Gargiule, on the MC Miller Board of Directors, accepted the award

ARCHITECTURAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Residential

Multi-Family – Johns Island Workforce Housing

Brian Kroh, General Manager, John’s Island Club

Single Family – Harmony Reserve

Chuck and Karen Mechling, Insite Solutions

Green Award

Vero Beach Dog Park – Phase 2

Bob Joy, Chairman

Vero Beach Dog Park, Inc.

Project Renovation

Jetsons Appliance Center

Owner:  John Jetson

Award accepted by:  Robert Paugh, Bill Bryant & Associates

Large Commercial Building Renovation

Piper Aircraft – Building 9

Simon Caldecott, CEO, Piper Aircraft, Inc.

Award accepted by: Duane Hoppe, Marcos Poncio, and Chris See, all part of Piper’s executive production team

Small Commercial Building Renovation

Orchid Island Dog Spa & Resort

Owner: Cindi Dixon

New Project Construction

Vero AutoHaus

Award accepted by: Joe Schulke, Schulke Bittle and Stoddard

Government Building Construction – a tie

Town of Indian River Shores Community Center

Award accepted by:  Vice-Mayor Bob Auwaueter

City of Vero Beach Grand Pavilions at Riverside Park

Award accepted by:  Vice Mayor Tony Young

New Construction – Large Non-Profit Building

Star Suites Hotel

Owner:  Riverside Theatre

Award accepted by:  Keith and Kollin Kite, Kite Team, Developer/Manager

New Construction – Small Non-Profit Building

Gifford Youth Achievement Center’s new classroom building

Owner:  Gifford Youth Achievement Center’

Award accepted by:  Angelia Perry, GYAC Executive Director

New Large Building Construction

BigShots Golf

Owner:  Dr. William Mallon

Award accepted by: Dr. Mallon and BigShots’ Managing Partner, Mr. Bobby Bird

New Small Building Construction

VB Home

Owner:  Eilis Powers

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