Current Builders Honored to be Selected to Gator100 Event Recognizes Fastest-Growing Firms led by UF Alumni - Southern Business Review

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Current Builders Honored to be Selected to Gator100 Event Recognizes Fastest-Growing Firms led by UF Alumni

POMPANO BEACH, Fla /Florida Newswire/ — Current Builders was recently named to the University of Florida’s 2019 Gator100 during a ceremony on February 22, 2019 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom.


Current Builders Honored


Sponsored by the UF Alumni Association, in partnership with the UF Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, the Gator100 recognizes the 100 fastest-growing businesses owned or led by UF alumni. Ernst & Young calculated each company’s compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the ranking.


Celebrating 47 years of success, Current Builders is consistently ranked for construction volume in the state of Florida and the Southeast United States. From senior living to student housing, village halls and community centers, Current Builders’ résumé is comprehensive, with 85% of its projects commissioned by existing clients.


Current Builders’ team is comprised of many UF alumni including CEO Chip Reid, President Michael Taylor, and many other team members.


“Achieving Gator 100 status is a tremendous honor for our firm,” said Reid. “We are very proud of this recognition, and of the many UF recruits that joined our firm as recent graduates and have ascended to key positions.”



“The Gator100 honors UF alumni from across the university who are founding and growing amazing companies around the country,” said Kent Fuchs, president of the University of Florida. “It’s an incredible affirmation of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit of the Gator Nation.”



To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of Sept. 28, 201, and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more every year since 2015. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumna must have met one of the following three leadership criteria:


  1. Owned 50 percent or more of the company from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018; or

  2. Served as company’s chief executive from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018; or

  3. Founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from Jan. 1, 2015, through Sept. 28, 2018.

View the full list of Gator100 honorees at https://gator100.ufl.edu/home


Current Builders is an award-winning general contractor, established in 1972 with average annual revenues of $200 million. Current Builders specializes in multi-family residential projects, healthcare facilities, office/warehouse buildings, commercial distribution facilities, parking garages, interior build-outs, interior and exterior renovations, all included as turnkey projects inclusive of the construction of the buildings and related site work.