FORT MYERS — Mettauer Environmental, a portfolio company of The Ignite Partners, has been named to the latest 50 Florida Companies to Watch list, a statewide program managed by economic development group GrowFL.
“Mettauer Environmental is a truly innovative company that is proving to be a leader in its field in Florida,” says Dr. Tom O’Neal, GrowFL executive director. “By using nontoxic and natural solutions in addition to emerging technologies to combat environmental pollution concerns, Mettauer Environmental is leading the way for a healthy Florida ecosystem. Everyone benefits from Mettauer’s efforts. That’s just one of the reasons Mettauer Environmental is a GrowFL Florida Companies to Watch.”
Mettauer Environmental (https://www.me-fl.com) was evaluated on performance in the marketplace, innovative products, services or processes, philanthropy, and empowered employees.
“We made it our mission to care for Florida’s environment to maintain and restore it for the next generation,” says Christina Gleason, President of Mettauer Environmental in Alva, FL. “Being recognized for all of our efforts to use bio-friendly products that are extremely gentle to the local flora/fauna makes us extremely proud.”
GrowFL companies on this year’s list generated $923 million in revenue from 2015 through 2018 and added 935 employees, reflecting a 123.9 percent increase in revenue and 131 percent increase in jobs for the four-year period. That translates into a 31 percent average annual revenue growth and 32.2 percent average annual growth in employees.
“The staff are so passionate at Mettauer Environmental about making sure their clients have the most cutting-edge, environmentally friendly services,” says Felix Lluberes, CEO of The Ignite Partners. “They deserve this prestigious honor for all of their efforts.”
GrowFL is the only Florida program that focuses exclusively on second-stage companies. Second-stage companies have six to 150 full-time employees and between $750,000 and $100 million in annual revenue.
Mettauer Environmental and other GrowFL honorees will be recognized at the 9th Annual Florida Companies to Watch Celebration on Nov.14 in Orlando.
The Ignite Partners (http://theignitepartners.com) works with companies that have already proven market viability and have revenue of at least $1M ARR. The goal is for The Ignite Partners’ portfolio companies to gain optimal market penetration and tech IP creation to maximize the value of the business.