WGI SELECTED AGAIN TO GATOR100
WGI was named to the University of Florida’s (UF) 2017 Gator100 during a ceremony February 10th at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. 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 compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) over the past three years to generate the rankings. WGI ranked 29th (up from 37th last year) with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 59.12 percent. As a consistently award-winning multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has eight offices throughout Florida and specializes in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Land Planning, and Creative Services. “I am extremely proud that WGI has been selected to the Gator100 the past two years,” said David Wantman, PE and president, as well as a graduate of UF’s College of Engineering/Civil Engineering program with a Bachelor of Science degree. “It’s a special honor that my alma mater is acknowledging and recognizing WGI’s rapid growth – a pace we hope to continue into an equally successful future.” “The Gator100 is a campus-wide initiative that recognizes the entrepreneurial spirit entrenched in the university,” said Timothy Walsh, the Executive Director of the UF Alumni Association and Assistant Vice President of Alumni Affairs. “UF Alumni have created and guided some of the most profitable businesses in the nation and world. The Gator100 celebrates the very best of our Gator Entrepreneurs.” To qualify for the Gator100, companies must have been in business for five years or more as of October 1, 2016, and have had verifiable annual revenues of $250,000 or more in 2013. Additionally, a UF alumnus or alumni must have met one of the following three leadership criteria:
- Owned 50 percent or more of the company from January 1, 2013, through October 1, 2016; or
- Served as company’s chief executive from January 1, 2013, through October 1, 2016; or
- Founded the company and been active as a member of the most senior management team from January 1, 2013, through October 1, 2016.
View the full list of Gator100 honorees at gator100.ufl.edu.
ABOUT WGI As a multidisciplinary consulting firm, WGI has eight offices throughout Florida and specializes in the following disciplines: Land Development/Municipal Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Surveying and Mapping, Subsurface Utility Engineering, Structures, Water Resources, Landscape Architecture, Environmental Sciences, Land Planning and Creative Services. The Zweig Group ranked WGI #5 on its 2016 Hot Firms list (up from #39 in 2015) and ranked WGI #19 on the Best Firms to Work For list (up from #42 in 2015). WGI rose to #1609 on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America – over 1800 places higher than last year’s placement. South Florida Business Journal ranked WGI ranked #37 in its 2016 Florida Fast 100 (encompassing the entire state), #60 in the region’s 2016 Top 100 Private Companies, placed #5 on its 2017 Top 25 Engineering Firms, while also ranking #7 in the $25M and over category as a 2016 “Fast 50” Honoree from the same publication. In 2016, WGI ranked #253 (up from #338 the previous year) on the ENR’s list of the Top 500 Design Firms and ranked #17 in ENR’s Top Southeast Design Firms of 2016. For more information, please go to www.wginc.com ### Company Contact: Sima Narcus, Client Services Manager WGI 561.687.2220 Media Contact: Tawnya Pugsley Communications Director Alchemy Communications Group O: 561.935.9953 x.104