The Economic Development Council of Collier County recently recognized Naples-based Gates McVey for their 'Excellence in the Industry' with The Business Expansion Award 2005. Out of 60 applicants, 6 firms were selected for awards. Todd Gates, President and CEO of the firm commented, "We take it very, very seriously and we are very much appreciative of receiving the award."
The lift off of the expansion occurred in September 2004 when Gates McVey turned up its new fully integrated approach to construction, housing multiple facets of the industry including real estate, general contracting, development, and hospitality all under one roof. In the same year, Gates McVey added 2 new Michigan-based partners, REDICO and The Crawford Group. In 2005 Butz Institutional Construction out of Pennsylvania became an additional partner, providing the company with resources for even more diversified projects.
Gates McVey's rapid expansion over the past two years also included doubling its staff from 25-full time employees to over 70, and concurrently increasing the average worker wage by about $15,000. These numbers can only continue to grow considering the company has nearly tripled their volume of business in the past year alone. Present expansion is vast and becoming state-wide, with projects in Dade County and the pan handle. President and CEO Todd Gates is firm in his belief that no matter which direction the company may take, the strength of Gates McVey lies within its hard working employees. Gates stated, "There's an old saying that you're only as strong as the weakest player on your team, and we've got some very, very strong people here."
Based in Naples, Gates McVey is Southwest Florida's premier, fully integrated construction, development, hospitality and real estate Company. For more information on Gates McVey, call (239) 593-3777.